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Mountain Views-News Saturday, February 2, 2013 



National Alliance on 
Mental Illness and Fuller 
Seminary sponsor event

 Tragic events like the shootings 
at Sandy Hook Elementary 
School and Aurora, Colorado 
have left public officials and 
mental health researchers 
wondering what is the role of 
mental illness in gun violence?

 In response, the National 
Alliance on Mental Illness and 
Fuller Theological Seminary 
is hosting a community-
wide conference on Monday, 
February 11 titled “Facing the 
Crisis: Mental Illness and Gun 

 The conference, which brings 
together community leaders and 
mental health officials, seeks to 
answer questions like “What 
are our leaders and institutions 
doing to prevent future Sandy 
Hooks and similar tragedies in 
our community?”

 Speakers at the event 
include: Pasadena Mayor Bill 
Bogaard, Pasadena Police Chief 
Phillip Sanchez, Pasadena Public 
Health Director Dr. Eric Walsh, 
Pasadena Unified Schools 
Director of Child Welfare and 
Safety Eric Sahakian, and Los 
Angeles County Department 
of Mental Health Director Dr. 
Marvin J. Southard.

 Fuller’s School of Psychology 
Dean Dr. Winston Gooden and 
the TRI Center for Research 
Director Dr. Cynthia Erickson 
will also be speaking. Fuller’s HR 
department will be delivering a 
short report on what the local 
higher education community 
(Art Center, Cal Tech, Fuller, 
PCC, etc.) is doing to prevent 
gun violence.

 The event is open to the public, 
but seating is limited.

 The conference is co-sponsored 
by All Saints Episcopal Church, 
Pasadena Mental Health 
Advisory Committee, and Peace 
Over Violence.


NAMI San Gabriel Valley is a 
nonprofit, self-help advocacy 
and support group of consumers, 
families, and friends of people with 
severe mental illnesses, dedicated 
to the eradication of those mental 
illnesses and to the improvement 
of quality of life of those affected by 
these diseases.


Fuller Seminary, founded 
in 1947, is one of the largest 
multidenominational seminaries in 
the world, providing graduate-level 
education in schools of theology, 
psychology, and intercultural 
studies. With more than 4,400 
students from 75 countries and 110 
denominations, Fuller Seminary’s 
main campus is in Pasadena. 
Fuller’s regional campuses are 
located in Irvine, Menlo Park, 
and Sacramento, Calif.; Phoenix, 
Ariz., Colorado Springs, Colo., 
Seattle, Wash., and Houston, Tex. 
In addition, Fuller Seminary has 
on-line study programs available. 
More information is available 
at, or 626-695-6141.

For more information on the 
event, contact Sharon Hong 

The City of Sierra Madre is offering the Volunteer 
Facility Attendant Training on Sunday, February 
10, 2013. This training is offered to eligible local 
non-profit organizations and schools. The Volunteer 
Facility Attendant Training allows organizations 
to provide their own volunteers to serve as 
a Facility Attendant for rental of City facilities. 
This is a two-part training which review facility 
procedures and provides First Aid/CPR certification. 
Please refer to the attached memo for additional 
information on the training. There is a $27 
fee to complete the First Aid/CPR certification, 
or if you are already certified you will only need 
to provide verification and can skip that portion 
of the training. 

Volunteer Facility Attendant only need to take 
the training course every two years. If you or a 
member of your organization completed the 
course in 2012, you are exempt for 2013 and will 
not need to renew your training until 2014. The 
deadline to register and complete your applications 
is Thursday, February 7. Please give me a 
call at 626-355-5278 or respond to this email for 
additional information.


Don’t forget the next Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale is being held in the 
basement and back parking lot of the library on Friday, February 1, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, 
February 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Vintage and collectible books and publications will be 
featured, but, as always, the sale will include cookbooks, art books and coffee-table books on history 
and contemporary culture in beautiful condition as well as new fiction, including lots of mysteries. 
Our Bargain Book Table on the parking lot offers good quality books at only $1 each and we have 
several tables of paperbacks and children’s books at twenty-five cents each or 5/$1.00.

These sales offer high quality, slightly used books that are culled from our library shelves or donated, 
books that you’ll be proud to place in your own library or to give to friends and family. So come early 
and come often to see what treasures you can find. Proceeds from the Best Used Book Sales will be 
donated to the Sierra Made Public Library to support program and equipment needs. The library is 
located at 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in the city of Sierra Madre and there is parking on the street and 
behind the library. For more information visit our website at


 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


 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 sierramadrewomansclub@gmail.


Re: Citizen Of The Year Dinner

Dear Editor:

 I want to thank the Chamber of Commerce for having the Citizen of the Year dinner in Sierra 
Madre. It was great. The food was great. The honoring of the new Citizen of the Year was fantastic. 
Congratulations to the Chamber for a great job and to the honoree, Marlene Enmark.

 I am a former COTY and always attended every year’s dinner until I could no longer drive after 
dark. I was always sorry to miss out on being there to honor each new person. It is great to be able 
to go again. I hope that this event will always be in Sierra Madre every year in the future.

 I know that it took a lot of volunteers to pull it off, but isn’t that what our town does? Thank you all 
for your hard work. 

Marjorie Peterson, Sierra Madre

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.

We’d like to hear from you! What’s on YOUR 

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