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Mountain Views-News Saturday, May 4, 2013 


On Friday, May 10th, the City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department and the Senior 
Community Commission will hold a reception in honor of Joan Crow, the 2013 Older American of 
the Year for Sierra Madre.

 Each year the President of the United States, the Governor of California and the Los Angeles County 
Board of Supervisors designate the month of May as Older American Month. In recognition of Joan 
Crow’s dedicated volunteer service to the community, The reception held at the Hart Park House 
Senior Center on Friday, May 10, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

For more information on the Older American Reception or on how you can assist with honoring Joan 
Crow, please contact the Senior Services Desk at 626-355-7394.

100 Artists, Children’s Activities 
Live Entertainment and Food CourtFree Admission 
Sierra Madre Memorial ParkDichroic Vasesby Featured ArtistDavid Van Noppen 
51st Annual 
Sierra Madre Art Fair222 West Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CaliforniaFor event information: 626.355.7186 or www.sierramadrelibraryfriends.orgBenefits Sierra Madre Public Library
Saturday, May 4, 20139:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 5, 20139:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Joan Crow, holding flowers, will be honored this Friday at the Hart Park House. She was 
honored earlier in the week by the Senior Community Commission. From left to right, 
Marilyn McKernan, Dorothy Jerneycic, Bill Nelson, Chair, Nina Bartolai, Joan Crow, Fran 
Garbaccio and Amy Putnam. Not pictured: Commissioner Jacquie Pergola 

Photo courtesy of the City of Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre Police Blotter

For the period April 22-28, 2013

Wednesday April 24, 2013

At 12:30pm, a resident parked and locked her vehicle near Sierra Madre Nursery School (701 E. Sierra 
Madre Boulevard) and went inside to pick up her daughter. When she returned five minutes later, 
she discovered that the vehicle right side window had been smashed and her purse was missing. The 
investigation could not determine what type of object was used to smash the window and no witnesses 
to the crime were found. The victim’s purse contained identification, credit cards and currency. 

Friday April 26, 2013

A resident in the 200 block of San Gabriel Court parked his work truck overnight in the street near 
his house. The next morning a neighbor alerted the owner that the doors and cabinets on the vehicle 
were open. The owner then discovered that a number of power tools had been removed from the 
truck. The investigation determined that the vehicle doors and cabinets were left unlocked overnight 
and an unknown suspect was able to easily access all areas of the truck. A readable print lift was 
obtained and the investigation is on-going. 

Sunday April 28, 2013

At 9pm, officers went to a residence in the 00 block of West Sierra Madre Boulevard to conduct a 
felony probation compliance check. As they interviewed the individual on probation, the officers 
observed a white crystalline substance and narcotics paraphernalia in plain sight on an entry room 
table. Further investigation determined that the substance was methamphetamine. This constituted a 
violation of the terms of probation. The individual (male 28 years of age) was arrested for possession 
of a controlled substance. 


MAY 11, 2013

One of California’s greatest policy challenges – air quality – will be the topic of a free public forum 
Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 8:30-11 a.m. The Sierra Club, Sustainable World of All Saints Pasadena 
and the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area are joining hands to sponsor the forum at 

All Saints’ Sweetland Hall, 

132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. 

While California is leading the way in air-quality policy, 95 percent of Californians still live in areas 
that fail the national and state standards for clean air. 

Representatives from the port of Los Angeles, Pasadena Water and Power and California Air Resources 
Board will discuss the critical role and economic cost to transportation and energy industries 
in meeting those standards. They also will address how air-quality policies affect business, the 
economy and consumers. 


What policies govern the electric sector and what effect do they have on electric bills.

How air-quality policies affect the movement of goods and in turn the economy.

LaRonda Bowen, ombudsman for the California Air Resources Board (CARB), will describe the 
state’s air quality policies, the data that support the policies and ways to measure improvement. 

Shari Thomas, assistant general manager of Pasadena Water and Power, will discuss policies governing 
electricity, how the local utility is complying and what it means to rate payers. 

Teresa Pisano, environmental mitigation coordinator for the Port of Los Angeles, will talk about the 
port’s specific policies and effects on the movement and pricing of goods. 

Felicia Williams, former chair of the Environmental Advisory Commission for the city of Pasadena, 
will moderate.

A continental breakfast will be served. Free parking is available in the church lot at the corner of Euclid 
Avenue and Walnut Street. Further information is available by calling. 626-798-0965