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Mountain Views-News Saturday, December 22, 2012 


All Are Welcome

 Many special events take place at Ascension during Christmastide. You are invited to join us as we

celebrate this glorious season through story, pageant, song, prayer, scripture, and candlelight. This

year’s schedule of special services for Christmas includes:

 December 24th Christmas Eve - Family Service and Pageant at 5:00 p.m. This special family service 
features the Children’s Christmas Pageant during which our youth inspire us with an adaptation of 
Charles Tazewell’s classic story - The Littlest Angel. All children attending this service are encouraged 
to participate in the telling of the story. The service will also be filled with music provided by the 
children and a musical quartet.

 December 24th Christmas Eve – Carols and Hymns at 10:30 p.m. and Mass at 11:00 p.m. Ascension’s 
late Christmas Eve service features the traditional procession, incense, candles, prayer, sermon, and 
the great music of the season as the congregation joyously celebrates the birth of Christ. 

 December 25th Christmas Day - 11:00 a.m. the Celebration of the Feast of the Nativity. 

 Church of the Ascension is located at 25 E. Laurel Avenue (Laurel and Baldwin Avenues) in Sierra 
Madre. For more information, please call (626) 355-1133 or visit:

Above: Mrs. Elby’s pre-kindergarten class at Sunrise Pre-School enact the story of Mary 
and Joseph’s arrival in Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus. Sierra Madre resident Malania 
Thomas portrays Mary (center left). Below homes throughout the area are decorated to 
celebrate the season. 

Below: The Mountain Views News pick for the Best Decorated Home in Sierra Madre. 
Snowmen welcome visitors to this elegantly adorned home on Alegria in Sierra Madre.

Above is the Mountain Views favorite from neighboring Upper Hastings Ranch. Snoopy 
greets visitors entering a neighborhood filled with decorated homes.

Sierra Madre Police Blotter

For The Period December 10-16, 2012

Monday December 9, 2012

A resident in the 400 block of San Gabriel Court reported that merchandise she had purchased on-
line was removed from her porch after being delivered via the U.S. Postal Service. The investigation 
confirmed that the package had been delivered and placed on the front porch. The single box delivered 
contained a yellow metal ring with a turquoise stone and four Christmas ornaments. 

Thursday December 13, 2012

An apparent vandalism to a vehicle was reported in the 100 Colony drive. At approximately 9pm, 
the owner of the vehicle was leaving the residence when they observed that the driver’s side window 
was shattered. The investigation indicated that an unknown object was used to smash the window but 
there was no indication that the suspect(s) entered the vehicle and no property was reported missing. 

The following morning, a similar crime was reported in the 300 block of North Canon Drive. The 
resident discovered that his driver’s side window was smashed when he exited his residence at 7:15am. 
A small marble was discovered inside the vehicle suggesting that a sling-shot device may have been 
used by the suspect(s). Again, there was no indication that anyone entered the vehicle and removed 

Friday 14, 2012

At 11:30 pm an officer observed a vehicle travelling east on Foothill Boulevard make a u-turn by 
driving over the raised center divider of the roadway. After making a traffic stop the officer observed 
that the driver displayed obvious signs of intoxication. The driver (female 50 years of age) failed to 
adequately perform the field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for DUI. 

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