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SM Calendar of Events

Sierra Madre:
Sierra Madre Police Blotter

Pasadena – Altadena:
Pet of the Week

Around SGV / The World:
Looking Up
Christopher Nyerges
What's Going On

Arcadia Police Blotter

Monrovia – Duarte:
Monrovia Police Blotter

Education & Youth:
The Reel Deal

Good Food & Drink:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
In the Kitchen

Just for Best Friends:
Happy Tails
Pet of the Week

Homes & Property:
One of a Kind

The Good Life:
… This and That
Senior Happenings

Left Turn / Right Turn:
As I See It
Gregory J. Wellborn
The Funnies

Joe Gandelman
Out to Pastor
Stuart Tolchin On …
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Chris Bertrand
Peter Dills
Bob Eklund
Howard Hays
Chris LeClerc
Christopher Nyerges
Joan Schmidt
Ben Show
Rev. James L. Snyder
Stuart Tolchin
Katie Tse
Gregory J. Wellborn

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For the eighth year in a row, Mt. Wilson 
Trail Race Committee Member 
and 10+ year trail racer Eric LeClair 
and Team CrossFit Academy will be 
returning to Kersting Ct. on February 
2nd at 7am for their free 16 week training 

This free Saturday training program 
has been responsible for helping not 
only brand new runners prepare for 
the race in a safe and effective manner, 
but has also produced an amazing 30+ 
Top 3 age bracket medals in the past 
five years alone. 

Coach LeClair's training philiopsphy 
is straight forward and simple: Effective 
training + quality nutrition 
+ quality recovery will prevail every 
time. The free Saturday training is first 
broken into both ability brackets with 
three scales: Beginner, Intermediate, 
and Advanced. Your own personal 
race goals will often dictate where you 

The training allows the participants 
to get a feel for what running on the 
actual race course feels like, both at 
elevation and on the narrow turns. 
The training also rotates back and 
forth weekly between the historic Mt. 
Wilson Trail and the scenic streets of 
Sierra Madre. Participants are encouraged 
to wear comfortable trail runing 
shoes, normal running attire, and to 
bring fluids for hydration both during 
and after the practice. 

During the 16 weeks, the training also 
includes field trips to the Derby Day 
5k in Arcadia and Monrovia's Fountain 
To The Falls Race. Both of these 
events are great tune-ups for newer 
racers to test race-day nutrition, timing, 
shoes, and pacing. 

If there are any questions regarding 
these free training sessions feel free 
to contact Coach LeClair at 626-437-
8739 or at www.TeamCrossFitAcademy.
com. He is more than happy to 
outline either the training protocols 
or help you decide which bracket you 
may belong in."

Marlene Enmark,center, proudly displays one of many awards given to her as the 2012 Citizen of the Year. 
She is surrounded by members of the Board of Directors of the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce. From 
left to right, President Ed Chen, Athens Services, Attorney Noah Green, Mountain Views News Publisher Susan 
Henderson, Realtor Janette Ladea, Madeline Romo, Savor The Flavor and Past President, Matt Krantz of 
Beantown. Photos by Dave Felt for MVNews

On Friday evening, Sierra Madre 
volunteer Marlene Enmark was 
awarded the 47th Citizen of the 
Year Award. The event was held in 
The Sierra Madre Room of the city’s 
community center and was attended by 
over 100 guests.

 Resolutions from State Senator 
Carol Liu, State Assemblyman Chris 
Holden, Congresswoman Judy Chu, 
LA County and Board of Supervisor 
Mike Antonovich were presented to a 
sometimes tearful Enmark.

 Mayor Josh Moran and City 
Councilmembers John Capoccia, John 
Harabedian and Chris Koeber also 
attended the event. Mayor Moran 
presented a Proclamation for the city 
honoring her dedication to Sierra 

 The evening began with a reception 
that was graced with music by Almer 
Imamovic of the Sierra Madre Music 

 Dinner was a ‘Sierra Madre 
Smorgasbord’ that featured food from 
Zugo’s, Corfu, Bean Town and Sierra 
Madre Pizza Company in an effort to 
encourage attendees to support local 

 Former Citizens of the Year Phyllis 
Chapman and Jan Reed spoke as well as 
Marlene’s daughter, Catherine Enmark 
Adde who surprised Marlene with a 
top secret visitor, her granddaughter 
who was away at college in Virginia.

 Enmark, who was characterized as the 
epitomy of the Spirit of Sierra Madre! 
has been, and still is a dedicated 
volunteer in the city. It was noted 
during the evening that volunteerism 
was, “the cornerstone of this city’s 
history and the backbone of its future”. 

“She’s a doer, an organizer, a listener, 
a kind, caring, compassionate Sierra 
Madrean. You want her on your team. 
She assesses the situation, identifies the 
need, plans the approach and does the 
job...and gets results”, her nomination 
form stated.

 A past president of the Sierra Madre 
Civic club, she is well known for the 
Confetti Eggs during the Fourth of 
July Parades. She has been a volunteer 
delivering Meals On Wheels; is a member 
of the Red Hatters. 

 She was a Board Member of the 
Friends of the Library for 15 years and 
has been volunteering ever since. She 
was known for making Danish Aebel 
Skivers for the Friends of the Library’s 
Art fair.

 She also served as Grand Marshal of 
the July 4th Parade in 1994, and now 
she is our Citizen of The Year because 
for Marlene, there is no such thing as ‘it 
can’t be done’. 

 Growing up in the City of Orange, 
she and her brother, 
Paul, were raised 
for the most part 
by a single father, J. 
Fred Groos. Her 
father was a barber 
and very involved in 
the community. The 
barber shop served 
as a gathering place 
for the local leaders. 
Marlene would spend 
a lot of time listening 
to these leaders 
making plans on 
how to improve their 
town. She learned 
then how important it 
is to help others. She 
continues that legacy 
through her life of 
volunteering in Sierra 

 Although her love 
is volunteering is 
important to her, 
nothing exceeds her 
love of family. Wife 
of Harry Enmark for 
34 years, Marlene 
is the mother of 
three, Valerie Workman, Juli Nickoley 
(deceased), and Darren Nickoley; 
stepmother of three, Catherine 
Enmark Adde, Jon Enmark (deceased) 
and Michelle Enmark Black; and 
grandmother of seven. She also has 
two sisters, and a brother.

 Over the years, as if her volunteerism 
and responsibilities as wife and mother 
weren’t enough, Marlene worked as 
a hospital business manager and the 
first female Expeditor for JPL. She 
also wrote a column called “Marlene 
Just Talking” for a local newspaper in 
Camden, Arkansas and worked for 
Jan Reed at the Sierra Madre News for 
several years.

(continued on page 3)


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:

The full course meal was prepared by several 

local restaurants.

COMMERCIAL ASTEROID HUNTERS................................Page 5

This Week’s Highlights: 

Calendar Page 2

Sierra Madre News Page 3

Pasadena/Altadena Page 4

Around San Gabriel Valley Page 5

Looking Up Page 5

Arcadia Page 6

Monrovia/Duarte Page 7

Education and Youth Page 8

Good Food & Drink Page 9

Best Friends Page 10 

Arts/Health Page 11

Homes & Property Page 12

The Good Life Page 13

Business Today/Sports Page 14 

Left Turn/Right Turn Page 15

Opinion Page 16

Legal Notices Page 17-19

FYI Page 20





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