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5-Day Forecast - HOT 
Sierra Madre, Ca.

Mon: Sunny Hi 90s Lows 60s 
Tues: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s 
Wed: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s 
Thur: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s 
Fri: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s 

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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, June 10, 20146:30 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 

City Council 
June 10, 2014 - 6:30 pm 
The final agenda and staff reports 
will available online no later than Friday night. Enter the date 
“06/10/2014" for the complete agenda packet. 
We will be live tweeting the City Council's decisions 
at Tuesday's Council Meeting. Follow the action @
CitySierraMadre #SierraMadreCC. 
Can’t make it to the meeting, but still want to share your 
thoughts? You can mail or drop off a written statement to City 
Hall or email before 5:30 the night 
of the meeting and your statement will be delivered to all the 
Council Members. Upcoming Public Meetings 
Agendas and staff reports will be posted online 72 hours before 
the meeting. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will take 
place in the City Council Chambers, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 
*These meetings will be recorded and aired live on Time 
Warner, Channel 3 and streamed online. 
Tuesday, June 10: 
City Council, 6:30pm* 
Tuesday, June 16: 
Special Community Services Commission, 6:30pm 
Wednesday, June 18: 
Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, 7:00pm 
Thursday, June 19: 
Planning Commission, 7:00pm* 
Agendas and staff reports will be posted online 72 hours before 
the meeting. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will take place 
in the City Council Chambers, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 
*These meetings will be recorded and aired live on Time Warner, 
Channel 3 and streamed online. 

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
committees. 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 

Sierra Madre Police Blotter

JUNE 1st, 2014

During the week of Sunday, May 25th to Sunday, June 1st, the 
Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 388 
calls for service. 

Monday, May 26th

 At approximately 7:47 pm, Sierra Madre Police responded 
to the area of Sierra Madre Blvd. and Baldwin Ave. regarding 
a physical altercation. Upon making contact with two male 
suspects, Officers were informed by the suspects that they were 
simply roughhousing and joking. Through further questioning, 
Officers were overcome by the strong smell of alcohol from one 
of the individuals. Further investigation proved the suspect was 
intoxicated to a level where he was unable to care for himself. The 
suspect was arrested and cited for public intoxication. 

Tuesday, May 27th

 At 6:30 pm, Sierra Madre Police responded to the front lobby of 
the station regarding an identity theft report. When Officers made 
contact with the victim, he informed them that he had received 
two credit cards from a bank in the mail. One card was titled to him 
and the other was titled to an estranged family member. Officers 
were informed by the victim that through his own investigation 
he discovered the joint account was opened online by the family 
member without his knowledge. This case had been forwarded to 
the Detectives Bureau. 

Wednesday, May 28th

 At 12:33 am, Sierra Madre Police responded to the front lobby 
of the station regarding a domestic violence report. The victim 
reported to the officers that the day prior her husband became 
upset and threatened her life with a knife while her children 
were in the home. The victim revealed past abuse occurrences, 
in which she and her children’s lives were threatened if she were 
to report it to the police. The suspect was arrested and charged 
with Domestic Violence, Criminal Threats, Assault with a deadly 
Weapon, and Kidnapping. This case has been sent to the District 
Attorney’s Office. 

Friday, May 30th 

At approximately 4:00 pm, Sierra Madre Police responded to the 
660 W. block of Sierra Madre Blvd. regarding an individual fearing 
for his safety. Upon making contact, the victim informed Officers 
that while at a grocery store in Pasadena, he was approached 
by an unknown Hispanic male who asked him if he wanted his 
vehicle serviced. The victim denied the service and got into his 
vehicle to drive home. While driving home, the victim noticed the 
suspect was following him, and continued to follow him into the 
residence’s parking facility. The victim was able to obtain footage 
of the suspect and vehicle before the suspect drove off. This case 
has been forwarded to the Detectives Bureau. 

Sunday, June 1st

 At 2:45 pm, Sierra Madre Police responded to the front lobby of 
the station regarding a vandalism report. The victim reported to 
the Officers that the night before he parked and secured his truck 
on the 50 block of E. Laurel Ave. and that morning he noticed the 
right panel of his truck had been keyed. It appears the suspect used 
a sharp tool to deface the vehicle. This case has been forwarded to 
the Detectives Bureau. 


 The Board of Directors of Village 
Vine Online has decided to 
move the organization in a new 
direction. In keeping with our 

mission of community service, we 
are discontinuing 24/7 live audio streaming. In order to better serve the 
community, our focus will be on providing live audio and video webcasts 
and podcasts of community events, podcasts of hosted shows homegrown 
here in Sierra Madre, video and audio webcasts and podcasts of 
community sports events, and, by the end of the summer, we will present 
a community blog, with guest host bloggers rotating every few months. 

CITIZEN WEBCASTERS: Part of our new approach is to utilize “citizen 
webcasters” living here in town. We are now actively recruiting people 
who can attend public events, and, utilizing equipment as simple as their 
smart phones, webcast those events through the Village Vine web site. 
Contact us at if you would like to volunteer. Training 
will be provided. 

CITIZEN PODCASTERS: We are looking for podcasters who might like 
to share their home-grown podcasts on the Village Vine web site. Subjects 
for podcasts could include original music, gardening, cars, dogs, water 
conservation, sports, etc. The subject matter for potential podcasts is only 
limited to the degree the community might have interest in it. Contact us 
at if you would be interested in podcasting with us. 


CASE NO. BP152226 

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may 
otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of ROBERT B. BRODNAX. 
Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. 

appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. 
THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent 
Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative 
to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very 
important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give 
notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the 
proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless 
an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the 
court should not grant the authority. 

A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 06/23/14 at 8:30AM 
in Dept. 11 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 

IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and 
state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your 
appearance may be in person or by your attorney. 

IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file 
your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed 
by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance 
of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the 
California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery 
to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. 

Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You 
may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. 
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the 
estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of 
the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account 
as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is 
available from the court clerk. 

Attorney for Petitioner 
2496 E ST #2C 
5/31, 6/7, 6/14/14