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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 22, 2013 



Sierra Madre’s own home-based and wildly popular 
band, Cow Bop, will bring its unique mix of swingin’ 
grooves, thrilling riffs, sweet and hot vocals, western 
sensibilities and tons of fun to a free concert in the park 
on June 23rd at the Memorial Park Band Shell, 222 W. 
Sierra Madre Blvd., from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. 

Cow Bop has played nightclubs and concert venues 
throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall, but 
they are comfortable in such diverse surroundings 
as roadside taverns and at festivals like the Montreal 
and Monterey Jazz Festivals, the Sisters Folk Festival, 
as well as the Elko, Heber City, Monterey and Santa 
Clarita Cowboy Gatherings. In 2004 Cow Bop won the 
Route 66 Challenge, traveling the length of the historic 
route starting with only $100.00 and no scheduled gigs. They always hit the stage with an 
electrifying and entertaining assortment of music and frolic.

Their first CD, Swinging Out West, was released in 2004 and charted four different genres. 
Their subsequent CD’; Route 66, Too Hick for the Room, and their newest, Cowlifornia 
Swing, have delighted critics around the world. Their music has been described as “the 
most fun you can have with your spurs on.” 

What goes with an evening of Cow Bop fun? The Surfer Taco Truck’s authentic, mouth-
watering food! In addition to tacos, The Surfer Taco Truck features tortas, quesadillas, 
cemitas poblanas, empanadas, sopas, burritos, huaraches, mulitas, tostadas, and shrimp 
cocktails in addition to combination plates, soft drinks, and more. There is something to 
delight every taste, and a chance to taste something new.


Seating is festival style so all you need to do is bring is your blanket or lawn chair, grab 
something delicious from The Surfer Taco Truck, and enjoy Cow Bop’s great sounds! 

The Sierra Madre Civic Club is sponsoring Cow Bop and The Surfer Taco Truck. Civic 
Club meets at 7:00 P.M. on the second Thursday of the month at Hart Park House which is 
located next to the band shell at Memorial Park. Women of all ages are welcome.

City of Sierra Madre


From: The City of Sierra Madre


Applicant: City of Sierra Madre

Project Location: 440 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard (Sierra Madre Library) and City-owned property located 
directly behind the Library parking lot. (APNs 5768-021-900 and 5768-021-901)

The City of Sierra Madre gives notice, pursuant to State of California law, that the Planning Commission will conduct 
a public hearing to consider rezoning the City Library property located at 440 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard and the City-
owned vacant property located directly behind the Library parking lot (APNs 5768-021-900 and 5768-021-901), from R-P 
(Residential-Professional) and R-3 (Multiple-Family Residential) zones to a PF (Public Facility) zone, and revising the 
zoning map accordingly. A Municipal Code Text Amendment (MCTA 13-02) will be required to add Chapter 17.18 to Title 
17 of the Municipal Code to incorporate the PF zone.



City of Sierra Madre City of Sierra Madre

Special Planning Commission meeting City Council Chambers

Monday, July 8, 2013 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

(Hearing begins at 7:00 p.m.) Sierra Madre, CA 

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

ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION: The project qualifies for a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) 
Exemption pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) (Review for Exemption) of CEQA , as the there is no possibility that the proposed 
Municipal Code Text Amendment would have a significant impact on the environment. 

APPEAL: The decision of the Planning Commission is subject to a 10-day appeal period to the City Council. If in the future 
anyone wishes to challenge the decision of the Planning Commission in court, one may be limited to raising the issues that 
were raised or presented in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or before, the scheduled public 
hearing. For further information on this subject, please contact the Development Services Department at (626) 355-7138.


For the period of June 10-16, 2013

Monday June 10, 2013

A 7pm, an individual in Bailey Canyon Park observed a female who appeared distraught. On closer 
examination he noticed that the female was bleeding from her wrists and he immediately notified 
police. When officers arrived, the female stated that she was depressed, did not want to live anymore 
and admitted that she had intentionally cut her wrists. Fire Department personnel provided 
emergency medical treatment and subsequently transported her to Arcadia Methodist Hospital. 

Tuesday June 11, 2013

A resident in the 200 block of East Orange Grove Avenue came home at approximately 11pm and 
immediately went to bed, leaving a rear sliding glass door unsecured. When he awoke the next 
morning, he noticed the sliding glass door was open and his lap top computer missing from a table 
adjacent to that door. No other items were disturbed and there was no evidence that the suspect 
entered any further into the residence. 


The Community Services Commission is partnering with the Girls Scout Jennifer Brady to provide 
a FREE youth volleyball clinic this summer. The first 30 participants also receive a shirt for this program. 
The clinic is held at the Sierra Vista park sand volleyball court located at 611 E. Sierra Madre 
Blvd. Experienced Club volleyball coaches are leading providing instruction. For more information 
email No pre-registration is necessary.

The clinic is supported through a generous donation by the Sierra Madre Rotary Club and other local 
organizations and businesses.

Kick-Off Day

June 29, 2013


Clinics will be held on 

Mondays and Wednesdays

July 1 - August 14

9:00am-10:00am Ages 10-12

10:00am-11:00am Ages 13-14 

For more information regarding this program please contact the Community Services Department 
at 626-355-5728.


Fourth of July is less than a month away, which means the 3rd Annual Firecracker Fun Run hosted 
by the Spero Foundation and 4th of July Committee is fast approaching. This untimed, 5k fun run 
is perfect for the entire family to enjoy. The run begins at 8:00am on Thursday, July 4th. Adults are 
$20.00 and youth under 10 are $15.00 prior to June 21st, a t-shirt is guaranteed with registration. 
After June 21st all participants are $25.00 and a t-shirt is NOT guaranteed with registration. Register 
online at, keyword: fun run, or in person at the 
Community Recreation Center, 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd by July 1st. 

The start and finish lines will be in the vicinity of Kersting court at the corner of Sierra Madre 
Blvd. and Baldwin Ave in Sierra Madre. Participants first run East on Sierra Madre Blvd. down to 
Sierra Vista Park, where they turn around and run west back up Sierra Madre Blvd. to Sunnyside. 
Participants will turn around again at Sunnyside and travel the parade route on Sierra Madre Blvd. 
back to Kersting Court. Participants are allowed to bring strollers and dogs to this family friendly 

Come get your feet moving and be part of what promises to be another amazing Sierra Madre 
tradition! For more information please call the Community Services Department at 626.355.5278. 


On Saturday, July 20, from 
5pm-8pm, the Sierra Madre 
Historical Preservation 
Society will be serving a 
Chicken & Ravioli Dinner at 
Mt. Wilson Trail Park, 189 
East Mira Monte Avenue. 

We are inviting the public to 
celebrate with us at our fund-
raiser dinner benefitting our 
museums, Lizzie’s Trail Inn 
and the Richardson House. 

Activities centered at 
Richardson House will be 
a silent auction of historic 
artifacts and also a display of 
information relating to the 
new digital storyboard being 
installed in August. Also, 
come enjoy our new drought 
tolerant garden, which serves 
as a teaching garden for 
the Mt. Wilson Trail. And, 
there will be a special guest 
appearance of Lizzie herself! 

Tickets are $25 per person 
and are available at Arnold’s 
Frontier Hardware, the Sierra 
Madre Public Library, Savor 
the Flavor, Mary’s Market, 
and Lizzie’s Trail Inn (during 
operating hours of 10am to 
Noon on Saturdays). 

Due to space constraints at 
the park, tickets are limited, 
so be sure to purchase your 
tickets early. There will be no 
tickets available for sale the 
day of the event.

We look forward to visiting 
with you over Lizzie’s famous 
Chicken & Ravioli! 


Join The Spero Foundation on Sunday, July 14th at Memorial Park 
Bandshell in Sierra Madre as they sponsor the “Decades of Rock.” 
This amazing, local band will begin performing at 6 pm and take the 
audience on a 2 hour tour of over a decade of great rock ‘n’ roll music. 
Bring your lawn chair or blanket along with your appetite and enjoy 
delicious beef, chicken & pork tacos and burritos prepared onsite 
by Juan’s Taco Catering. Both food & drinks will be sold starting at 
5:30 pm – so come early!

The Spero Foundation (a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization) 
represents the volunteer spirit of our community, and is a vehicle 
for those in need. The Spero Foundation’s capabilities include Fund 
Raising (single source events for specified recipients); Guidance (for 
the family or organization in need- such as resource material and 
outsourcing services); and Consulting (assistance to organizations 
and groups for their fund raising efforts).

The profits from this evening in the park will help fund our 
Family Food Baskets; a tradition of Spero’s which provides both 
Thanksgiving & Christmas dinners to needy families in the area.

For more information about The Spero Foundation contact us at 
PO Box 1295, Sierra Madre, CA 91025 or (626) 355-HOPE.



LOS ANGELES COUNTY — Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, 
MTA Chairman, announced that gates on METRO 
will now require a TAP card that can also be used on 
buses, light rail, trains and other municipal operators including 
METROLINK , Foothill Transit, Antelope Valley 
Transit, Torrance Transit and the Los Angeles Department 
of Transportation. 

“In addition to enhancing our regional transit system, gate 
latching gives us an opportunity to collect fares that otherwise 
may have been evaded,” said Chairman Antonovich.