Mountain Views News     Logo: MVNews     Saturday, January 26, 2013

MVNews this week:  Page 3

ENMARK (cont. from pg. 1)

 A woman of incredible strength, her daughter 
Juli was killed on June 28,1991 in the earthquake 
centered in Sierra Madre. Eleven months earlier, 
her stepson, Jon, died in an accidental fall that 
occurred on July 4th.

 And through it all, Marlene keeps the needs of 
others front and center in her life. It is not possible 
to list all the many, many contributions she has 
made to Sierra Madre, hence the bestowing of 
this award is just a small way of saying Thanks for 
all you have done and continue to do.

 Little known fun fact about Marlene: She grew up 
in Orange, California, lived at 555 Orange Street 
and attended graduated from Orange High School 
all of which are in Orange County, California. 
Ironically, orange is not her favorite color! 

S. Henderson/MVNews


Mountain Views-News Saturday, January 26, 2013 



 This year’s annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine Tasting will be held on Sunday, February 
17, from 2:00-5:00PM at Alverno Villa, 200 N. Michillinda Ave., Sierra Madre. Chair of the Wine 
Tasting, Sue Levoe feels that the timing will lend itself to leisurely strolling about the Alverno Villa 
gardens while enjoying fine wine and delectable hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Many California vintners 
are already working with Bill Sullivan of The Bottle Shop to decide what wines will be offered. Sierra 
Madre and Pasadena restaurant owners are planning to serve dishes that will showcase their talents. 
Care is being taken to be sure that the foods offered will be able to be paired with the wines available 
for tasting. Live music will be performed throughout the afternoon.

This year’s Silent Auction will feature some exceptional items including artwork, jewelry, gourmet 
dinners, and theater and special events tickets. There will also be hourly opportunity drawings for 
special prizes.

If you wish to purchase tickets in advance, tickets to the Wine Tasting are $60 and can be purchased at 
the Sierra Madre Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre (telephone 626 355-7186) or from 
these Sierra Madre businesses: The Bottle Shop, Savor the Flavor, and Arnold’s Frontier Hardware 
and Gifts . Proceeds from the Wine Tasting benefit the resources and programs of the Sierra Madre 
Library. For more information, visit our website at


Wednesday, March 15, 1950 in Pasadena, 
California, daughter of Lawrence C. and Jane 
E. (Pickering) Bevington.

She was a Riverside resident for 22 years, also 
a resident of Redlands, CA, 4 years while attending 
Redlands University. She received 
her BA in Psychology and teaching credintial 
in speach and language. She belonged to the 
Society for Creative Anchronism, the Braiders 
Society, CTA, NEA, Caligraphy Society 
and the Riverside Karate Club.

Lucinda passed to her Heavenly home Sunday, 
December 30, 2012 at the age of 62 years. 
She will be remembered by her beloved husband, 
William C. Stephenson of Riverside, 
CA; loving children, Erin Pace, Corwin Stephenson both of Riverside, CA and her precious parents, 
Larry and Jane Bevington of Arcadia, CA. Also survived by a dear sister, Barbara Bevington of Sierra 
Madre, CA.

Memorial Services will be conducted Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in Magnolia Avenue 
Baptist Church, 8351 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA. with Pastor Montia Setzler, officiating.

Arrangements Entrusted To The Care of Akes Family Funeral Home 9695 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, 
CA. 92503 ~ 1-800-517-5700 ~ Please go to to sign the 
Guest Book.


 Musical scholarships are 
again being offered by the 
Sierra Madre Woman’s 
Club for local students. 
Applications, available 
by email today, MUST be 
submitted no later than 
January 30. Include “Music 
Scholarship Application 
Request” in subject line. In 
email, please list name of 
student, name of school, 
name and phone number 
of student’s counselor to 


 Art, Photography and Ceramic entries are being sought for the 
Sierra Madre Woman’s Club annual competition on 27 February 
2013. Winners will be entered into the GFWC/CFWC San 
Gabriel Valley District competitions and displayed during the 
District meeting on March 8 and displayed in the Sierra Madre 
Pubic Library from March 10 - March 30. If you are interested 
in entering your work please apply by email . Email subject line 
should include “Art (or Ceramic or Photography) Entry Request”. 
In email, please list name of student, name of school, name and 
phone number of student’s counselor to


Founded in 1953, the Friends of the Sierra 
Madre Library is celebrating its 60th birthday 
this year. Established to promote awareness of, 
support for, and utilization of the high quality 
programs, services, and facilities of the Sierra 
Madre Library as a lifelong center of learning, the 
organization’s membership had grown to over 
300 Friends who provide countless volunteer 
hours supporting the library staff and raising 
money to augment that which is provided to 
the Library in the City’s budget. Funds raised 
by the Friends help provide resources as diverse 
as audio books, databases, computers and 
accessories, a defibrillator, reference and display 
materials, and newspaper subscriptions. The 
summer reading programs, the preschool story 
hour, classes at the library, staff training, and 
adult and teen programs are all paid for in part 
with money raised by the Friends.

Our fundraisers are the Best Used Book Sales 
held the first sequential Friday and Saturday 
every other month starting in February, the 
Wine Tasting being held this year on Sunday, 
February 19th, and the Art Fair which will be 
May 4th and 5th. For more information about 
any of these events, visit our website at www. If you would 
like to become a member of the Friends or if 
you’d like to volunteer at any of our fundraisers, 
you may contact Dave Hart, Membership, at 
446-8209, Martha Troedson at 355-0650 or Alan 
Leahy at 355-9783 for Book Sales, Sue Levoe at 
355-3236 for the Wine Tasting, and Janet Emery 
at 355-6499 or Susan Gallagher at 355-7200 for 
the Art Fair.

Remember that Henry Ward Beecher said, “A 
library is not a luxury but one of the necessities 
of life”. And the Beatles said that, “We get by 
with a little help from our Friends”.


 Academic scholarships 
are again being offered by 
the Sierra Madre Woman’s 
Club for local students 
planning to start college 
in 2013. Applications are 
available by email now. Please 
put “Academic Scholarship 
Application Request” in 
subject line. In email, please 
list name of student, name 
of school, name and phone 
number of student’s counselor 
to sierramadrewomansclub@

Save The Date:


On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm the City of Sierra Madre will host its 3rd Annual 
State of the City Address at the Community Recreation Center in the Sierra Madre Room at 611 East 
Sierra Madre Boulevard. 

This year’s theme is “Finding the Right Balance” and this event will highlight programs and services 
the City has provided over the past year and give residents insight to the City’s goals for the next 
fiscal year.

Sierra Madre Police Blotter

For the period January 14-20, 2013

Monday January 14, 2013

At approximately 9:30am, an unknown suspect removed a lap top computer from the rear seat of 
a vehicle parked in the 600 block of East Sierra Madre Boulevard. The victim stated she was only 
parked at that location for a short period of time to visit the recreation center. The victim did not 
recall if she had locked the vehicle. 

Wednesday January 16, 2013

A residential burglary occurred in the 600 block of Valle Vista Drive between 10am and 7pm while 
the residents were at work. Unknown suspect(s) entered through any one of a number of unsecured 
doors and ransacked the bedrooms and closets. While inside, the suspect(s) barricaded the dog door 
with furniture to prevent the dog from entering the residence. A laptop computer, small electric 
devices and jewelry were taken.

At approximately 9:30pm, Arcadia units responded to a burglary in progress call in the 1400 block 
of San Carlos. Two suspects were detained and Sierra Madre units assisted with the investigation. 
Similarities between this crime and a few of the residential burglaries in Sierra Madre were evident. 
Sierra Madre detectives are working closely with Arcadia PD to determine if these suspects can be 
linked to additional crimes. 


Thursday January 17, 2013

A residential burglary occurred in the 200 block of North Sunnyside Avenue between 2pm and 1am 
the following morning. Unknown suspect(s) pried open a rear window using a type of pry tool. Once 
inside, the suspect(s) ransacked several cabinets and closets taking an Apple computer and an I-Pod. 

Friday January 18, 2013

At 8:45pm officers responded to the Chantry Gate in response to a call of a lock-in. A check of the 
license plate revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen in Monrovia the previous day. Two of the 
occupants were subsequently booked for Grand Theft Auto.