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Mountain Views-News Saturday, January 12, 2013 

City of Sierra Madre


To: Citywide

From: The City of Sierra Madre


The City of Sierra Madre gives notice, pursuant to State of California Law, that the City Council will hold a 
Public Hearing on January 22, 2013, at 6:30 PM, or soon thereafter, to hear testimony on the City’s two-year 
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Expenditure Plan.

The City is proposing to utilize its Fiscal Year 2013-14 annual allocation of Federal CDBG funds for 
the construction of handicapped curb access ramps in approximately 22 locations citywide. The City is 
proposing to utilize its Fiscal Year 2014-15 annual allocation of Federal CDBG funds for the implementation 
of a Handyworker Program to benefit lower income Sierra Madre residents. The City Council will receive 
testimony and take action on City Council Resolution 13-04 adopting the CDBG Expenditure Plan.

If you have any questions about this matter please contact Director of Public Works, Bruce Inman, at 



City of Sierra Madre City of Sierra Madre

City Council meeting City Council Chambers

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

(Hearing begins at 6:30 p.m.) Sierra Madre, CA 91024

All interested persons may attend this meeting and the City Council will hear them with respect thereto.

For further information on this subject, please contact the Public Works Department at (626) 355-7135.

By Order of the City Council

Bruce Inman , Director of Public Works



Arlie Elizabeth Patterson Hahn died Thursday 
December 20, 2012, one day shy of her ninety-eighth 
birthday. Arlie lived a full and wonderful life, much 
loved by her family and friends. 

Arlie was born December 21, 1914 in Washington 
State, where her family homesteaded. The family 
moved to Los Angeles in 1922. Arlie graduated from 
Manual Arts High School, Los Angeles, in 1933. She 
married John Dee Hahn on May 25, 1934. Arlie and 
John moved to Sierra Madre in 1960. 

Arlie was preceded in death by her husband John, her 
son Robert and granddaughter Alison Selleck. She is 
survived by her children Winifred (Carl) Westberg, 
Arlabeth Hahn, Margaret (Craig) Switzer, and Charles 
Hahn, her daughter-in law Jo Hahn, nine of her ten 
grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. 

Arlie was always very committed to her community, 
and volunteered with many groups including Knox Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, Bethany 
Church in Sierra Madre, the PTA, Republican Women’s Club, Sierra Madre Garden Club, Sierra 
Madre Women’s Club, Sierra Madre Civic Club and the American Red Cross. She felt that “People 
who don’t get involved lead a sad life.” Arlie was named Sierra Madre Senior Citizen of the Year in 
1984. She was Volunteer of the Year of the Foothill District, San Gabriel Chapter of the American Red 
Cross in 1993. She was an Honorary Life Member of Sierra Madre Civic Club. 

There will be a Memorial Service celebrating Arlie’s life at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 
Bethany Church of Sierra Madre, 93 N. Baldwin Blvd., Sierra Madre.

Sierra Madre Police Blotter

For the period December 31, 2012 to January 6, 2013

Monday December 31, 2012

At 10:20pm on New Years’ Eve, an officer observed a vehicle fail to stop for the stop sign at Santa 
Anita Avenue and Grandview Avenue. A traffic stop was initiated and the officer determined that the 
driver had been drinking. The driver (female 45 years of age) was unable to satisfactorily perform 
any aspect of the field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for DUI. 

Thursday January 3, 2013

At 1am, the department received a call of a DUI driver in the area of Foothill Boulevard and Baldwin 
Avenue. Units responded to the area and were alerted to the suspected vehicle by the caller who had 
been following this vehicle for several minutes. The investigation revealed that the driver had been 
drinking and was currently on probation from a prior DUI conviction. The driver (male 50 years of 
age) was arrested for DUI. 

Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 600 block of Auburn Avenue by prying open a locked 
bedroom window. Several areas of the residence were ransacked and a large amount of costume 
jewelry was taken. Based on information from a neighbor it appears the crime took place between 
5:15pm and 7:45pm.

Friday January 4, 2013

A residential burglary occurred in the 100 block of Vista Circle Drive when unknown suspect(s) 
entered the unlocked front door of the residence and took a laptop computer. There was no evidence 
of ransacking or indication that the suspect(s) entered other rooms. It appears that the crime took 
place between 7pm and 11:30pm. The residence is not visible from the roadway and neighbors did 
not see any unusual activity in the area.

Saturday January 5, 2013

At 8pm, officers responded to a residential burglary alarm in the 300 block of Camillo Street. The 
officer discovered window screens removed from a rear kitchen window. The window itself was 
partially broken and pry marks were evident around the window frame. There was no evidence that 
the suspect(s) actually made entry and no property was missing. Neighbors did not report anything 
unusual taking place in the area that evening. 


The Sierra Madre Woman’s Club begins the new year welcoming Mayor Josh Moran as program 
speaker on Wednesday, January 9th, in Essick House, their historic clubhouse located at 550 W. Sierra 
Madre Blvd. The Mayor will present a slide presentation on “The State of the City”. Other City 
staff members will also be in attendance.

The public is welcome, please arrive by 12:45pm. Questions from the audience will be encouraged. 
For additional information, please call 355-4379.


 The City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department and the Senior Community Commission 
is seeking your assistance to find the 2013 Older ‘Sierra Madre’ American of the Year. 
Nominated individuals must live in Sierra Madre, demonstrate outstanding community service 
and be age 60 or older. Nomination forms can be obtained from the Hart Park House Senior 
Center, Community Recreation Center, City Hall, Sierra Madre Public Library or by contacting 
the Senior Services Desk at (626) 355-7394.

 Nominations are due by Monday, February 18, 2013 and can be dropped off at the Hart Park 
House Senior Center or mailed to City of Sierra Madre, c/o Older American Nomination, 232 
W. Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024. The Senior Community Commission will discuss 
nominees and announce the honoree at their regular scheduled meeting on March 7, 2013 
in the Sierra Madre City Council Chambers. The honoree will also be recognized at a reception 
held in their honor on May 10, 2013.

 Previous Honorees include: Jerry & Nan Carlton, Pat Alcorn, Fran Garbaccio, Ken Anhalt, Eph 
Konigsberg, Russ Anderson, George Throop, Loyal Camacho, John Grijalva, Joylouise Harte-
Smith, James Heasley, Midge Morash, James Tyler, Isbella Paegal, Bonnie Garner, Rose Fafach, 
Ed Wellman, Celeste McCleary, Dorothy Tillquist, Doris Webster, Elsie Dannmayer, George 
Mauer & Karl Teigler.


Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, is the City’s 2013 One Book One City selection this February and 
a month of exciting free programs with a World War II theme is being planned at the Sierra Madre 
Public Library. Please join us at the library for the following free programs: 

• Children’s Airplane Flying Contest. Saturday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m. is when planes 
will fly at the Library. Expect more giggles than world records as children, ages six through twelve, 
assemble their own foam airplanes (representing WWII aircraft) and race them to see who is the 
best pilot. Children will be divided into age groups to fly their planes and will receive coaching and 
tips from experts in the field. 

• WWII Historian-Dan King. On Saturday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m. King, author of The 
Last Zero Fighter: Firsthand Accounts from Japanese WWII Naval Pilots and Airmen, will give a 
presentation with Q&A after. He travelled extensively to Japan to interview Japanese pilots and 
documents the personal experiences of WWII Japanese naval aviators. His website: http://www.

• Book Discussion - In addition to the Library’s regular Third Thursday Book discussion 
on Thursday, February 21 at 11:00 a.m., everyone is welcome to attend a special discussion of 
Hillenbrand’s book on Monday evening, February 11 at 7:00 p.m.

• WWII Veterans Share Their Stories. On Saturday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m. veterans, 
including local resident, Mitsuo Kunihiro, who were part of the 442nd Go For Broke regiment, 
will be speaking. The 442nd was a fighting unit composed almost entirely of American soldiers of 
Japanese descent who volunteered to fight in World War II even though their families were subject 
to internment. The 442nd fought primarily in Europe and is considered to be the most decorated 
infantry regiment in the history of the United States Army. The 442nd Regimental Combat Team 
motto was, “Go for Broke”.

• WWII Aircraft, And, last but not least, on Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. a speaker from 
Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino will be here to talk about aircraft of WWII. The Museum has 
over 150 aircraft, more than 50 of which are flyable. The Mission of Planes of Fame is to preserve 
aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and 
veterans. Their website is:

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