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Weather Wise 
5-Day Forecast - HOT 
Sierra Madre, Ca.

Mon: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s 
Tues: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s 
Wed: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s 
Thur: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 50s 
Fri: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 50s 

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Unless otherwise noted, all meetings listed below are held at City 
Hall 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, Ca. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
6:30 pm 

Free on-air publicity for local events

 Sierra Madre’s EMERGENCY radio station is now accepting scripts 
for Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about community events. 
PSAs will be broadcast on the air at no charge. The station operates 
24/7 and can be heard at 1630 on the AM dial.

 Any local non-profit or non-commercial organization can have 
their event information broadcast to the public on Sierra Madre 
Community Information Radio. The station covers the city of Sierra 
Madre, plus surrounding areas of Pasadena, Arcadia, and Monrovia. 
Your event must: 

Benefit a non-commercial or non-profit entity 
Be open to the public 
Be of general interest to local citizens 
Just write a Public Service Announcement that describes your event 
and e-mail it to 

MONDAY - 10 - 11 am 

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See our Calendar for airing times or listen to the podcast at ourVillage Intersections page. 

Catherine Adde’s OUR TRAVEL AFFAIR 



D. J. Boddington
AKA James Faulkner returns Saturday morning at 7:00until 10:00 with his Saturday Morning Mix show. Loversof music - tune in! 

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The City of Sierra Madre Senior Community Commission 
is hosting the 4th Annual Community Yard Sale on 
Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
located in the Sierra Vista Park (611 E. Sierra Madre 
Blvd). Community organizations and members are invited 
to come together with their neighbors to participate in a 
community yard sale. Participants have the opportunityto clean out their garages, attics, storage sheds and 
closets without sending those items to landfill. 
The fee for a selling space is $30.00 and a yard salepermit does not need to be purchased; proceeds will 
benefit senior programs and activities. Alternatively, you 
may donate items to the Senior Community Commission 
booth to be sold on the Commission’s behalf. If you 
would like to participate in the Community Yard Sale, 
you must register in person at the Community Services 
Office, 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. The Community Yard 
Sale is expanding for 2014 and will encompass the west 
parking lot and basketball court in Sierra Vista Oark. 
The deadline to register is Thursday, May 29 or until 
spaces are filled. Spots are filled on a first come, first 
serve basis. 
Participants must provide their own tables, chairs, 
canopies (10’x10’ maximum) and cash boxes if needed. 
No electricity will be provided. Live animals, large 
canopies, and selling of food or drinks are prohibited. All 
business must be conducted within your space. Event 
may be cancelled due to inclement weather. 
A limited number of spaces are available. Registration 
will open Wednesday, April 16th. For more information 
please call the Community Services Office at (626) 355-
Sierra Madre Police Blotter 

Period April 27, 2014 TO May 4, 2014 

During the week of Sunday, April 27, to Sunday May 4th, the Sierra 
Madre Police Department responded to approximately 312 calls for 

Tuesday April 29, 2014 
At 9:28 am, Sierra Madre Police responded to the 700 block of 

N. Sunnyside regarding a vandalism. Reporting party advised 
at approximately 7:45 am he discovered that the side gate off of 
Carter, lock had been cut, and gate was damaged. The area was 
checked for any other damage, none found. Case was forwarded 
to Detective Bureau for further investigation. 
Thursday May 1, 2014 

At 11:48 am, Sierra Madre Police responded to the 100 block 
of W. Sierra Madre Blvd regarding an assault with a deadly 
weapon. Reporting party stated that a male subject approached 
him, pulled a knife on him and threatened to harm him. Officers 
found a subject matching the description in the 200 block of W. 
Sierra Madre Blvd. Subject was searched and officers found a 
small black pocket knife in the subjects’ right rear pocket. Subject 
was positively identified by reporting party, as the person who 
threatened him. Suspect was taken into custody. 

At 1:42 pm, Sierra Madre Police responded to the 300 block of 

W. Orange Grove regarding a vandalism. Resident reported that 
someone pulled her Christmas lights off, which caused damage to 
the front of her residence. 
Friday May 2, 2014 

At 5:50 pm, Sierra Madre Police responded to the Sierra Madre 
Police Department lobby, in regards to a grand theft. Resident 
sated they were scammed by telephone, from a person claiming 
to be a Police Officer. Caller told victim, that a friend of hers was 
in trouble and needed money for bail. Victim stated she believed 
the caller and sent a large amount of money to help facilitate a 
payment, she thought was for a friend. 

At 6:40 pm, Sierra Madre Police responded to 100 block of E 
Grandview regarding a disturbance. Officers made contact with 
residence who advised they were in a verbal argument. Both 
parties were advised and counseled by officers. 

Saturday May 3, 2014 

At 1:23 am, Sierra Madre Police responded to the 200 block of 

N. Mountain Trail in regards to a disturbance. Officers made 
contact with residence who advised they were involved in a verbal 
argument. Both parties advised by Officers prior to leaving the 
City staff and Heritage Housing Partners (HHP) are hosting a 
Neighborhood meeting regarding preliminary plans to adaptively 
reuse the former Gloria Dei Lutheran Church building at 
186 W. Highland Avenue into three affordable/workforce housing 
In June of 2013, the City of Sierra Madre entered into an agreement 
with HHP, a non-profit affordable housing development 
company, to explore development of the existing building as 
“for-purchase workforce housing”. HHP specializes in preservation 
and neighborhood revitalization and the development of 
affordable housing options for first-time home buyers. City staff 
and HHP will present preliminary plans and would like to receive 
input and feedback from neighbors and other interested 
community members at this meeting. We encourage all interested 
persons to attend. 
If you have any questions about this project, please contact Danny 
Castro, Director of Development Services at 626.355.7138. 
CITY COMMISSIONER TODAY -We want you to be a part of our City Team! 

The Sierra Madre City Council encourages citizen participation in its decision-making process through the use of citizen commissions. Currently, 
there are five citizen commissions established by the Council to advise and assist them in dealing with specific problems.

 Applications to serve on a commission may be obtained at City Hall or the City website at 
Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled; however, it is recommended that applications for appointment for the 
beginning of the 2014-2015 fiscal year be submitted by Friday, May 23, 2014 to the City Manager’s Office. There are currently vacancies on the 
following commissions: 

The Community Services Commission is responsible for overseeing the City’s recreation and community services programs. The Commission 
oversees the general use of park facilities and matters relating to the community’s arts and recreational service needs. The Commission provides 
information and recommendations to the City Council in these areas. Meets the 3rd Monday at 6:30 pm, in the City Hall Council Chambers 

The responsibilities of the Library Board include the following: establishing Library policies and programs to ensure that quality programs are 
provided to the community, recommending an annual budget to the City Council for approval, and ensuring that efficient and effective services 
are provided at the Library. Meets the 4th Wednesday at 7:00 pm, in the City Hall Council Chambers 

The responsibilities of the Planning Commission fall into two broad categories: consideration of current land-use (i.e. applications for General 
Plan amendments, zone changes, specific plans, conditional use permits, tract maps, variances, and appeals of staff land-use decisions); and 
advising the City Council on City initiated amendments to the City’s General Plan. Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7:00 pm, in the City Hall 
Council Chambers 

The advisory bodies study a variety of topics in detail. After gathering all pertinent information, hearing arguments, and weighing values, they 
recommend to the Council what they consider the best action to take. In certain situations, commissions are empowered to make specific 
decisions, subject to appeal to the Council. Public notices on all commissions are prepared in compliance of the Maddy Act. 

For more information please visit or call 626.355.7135.