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Mountain View News Saturday, July 5, 2014 

Weather Wise

5-Day Forecast - HOT

Sierra Madre, Ca.

 Mon: Sunny Hi 90s Lows 60s 

 Tues: Sunny Hi 90s Lows 60s

 Wed: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s 

 Thur: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s

 Fri: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s 

Forecasts courtesy of the National Weather Service



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



Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

6:30 pm


 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 home-
grown 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.


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

write a Public Service Announcement that describes your event 
and e-mail it to 


City Council

Next City Council Meeting

July 8, 2014 - 6:30 pm

The final agenda and staff reports will available online no later 
than Friday night. Enter the date “07/08/2014” for the complete 
agenda packet.

At the July 8th meeting, the City Council will continue the 
discussion on water moratoriums in light of the drought and 
water shortage. 

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

Tuesday, July 8 

City Council, 6:30pm* 

Thursday, July 10:

Community Services Commission, 3:30pm

Wednesday, July 16:

Energy, Environment, Natural Resources, 7:00pm

Thursday, July 17:

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. 

PAWS TO READ: Library Fair

Join us on Thursday, July 10, for a fun-filled day of tail-wagging 
good times.

1-5 pm – Pasadena Humane Society Pet Adoptions

1-5 pm – Friends of the Library Best Used Book Sale 
(Highlighting Animal Books)

2 pm – The Ukulady – Family Music Show

3:30 pm – Barks and Books with Mae Rose


Third Thursday Book Club

Thursday, July 17, 11 am. Read, discuss and enjoy this month’s 
book selection: Lady at the OK Corral by Ann Kirschner.

Sierra Madre Police Blotter

For the Period June 22nd to June 29th, 2014

During the week of Sunday, June 22nd to Sunday, June 29th, the 
Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 380 
calls for service.

Monday, June 23rd

 At approximately 10:50 am, Sierra Madre Police responded to 
the 400 block of Fairview Ave regarding threats being made to 
an individual. Upon arrival, Officers were informed by the victim 
that her son had threatened to harm her and then brag about it to 
the Police. Prior to the day’s events, the victim stated her son had 
been acting unusual the past couple days by rearranging furniture 
for no apparent reason, and stating the water in the home had 
been poisoned. When the suspect was interviewed by Officers, 
he continued his claim that the water had poisoned him, and that 
blood would be shed but it would not be his own. Through their 
investigation, Officers felt the suspect was a danger to himself and 
others, and was transported to a local hospital and placed on a 
72-hour mental health evaluation. 

Monday, June 23rd

 At around 6:43 pm, Sierra Madre Police responded to the 120 
East Block of Sierra Madre Blvd. regarding a petty theft. Upon 
arrival, Officers were informed by the victim that while at work, 
he received an email notification from a delivery service that a 
package he had ordered was delivered to his residence and left at 
the front door. Upon his arrival home, the victim was unable to 
locate the package anywhere on his property. The victim called the 
delivery service who confirmed the package was in fact delivered. 
The total loss amounts to $200. This case has been forwarded to 
the Detectives Bureau. 

Thursday, June 26th

 At 12:31 am, Sierra Madre Police conducted a traffic stop on a 
vehicle with a broken brake light on Michillinda Ave. Upon making 
contact with the suspect, Officers were able to identify a strong 
odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. When questioned 
by Officer’s the suspect stated he had smoked an hour prior and 
had a small amount within his vehicle. During the investigation 
Officers also noted a strong odor of alcohol from the suspect. 
Officers decided to administer a Field Sobriety Test, which the 
suspect subsequently failed. The suspect was arrested and charged 
with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. 

Friday, June 27th

 At approximately 2:00 am, Sierra Madre Police performed a 
traffic stop on a bicyclist that was riding against traffic. Upon 
making contact with the suspect, Officers immediately noticed 
his blood shot and watery eyes indicating intoxication. When 
questioned by Officers, the suspect denied drinking, but admitted 
to smoking marijuana several minutes prior and taking a pain 
killer for a tooth ache. During a search, Officers discovered 
costume jewelry with price tags on it within the suspect’s back 
pack which he claimed was found in a dumpster. The suspect was 
administered a Field Sobriety Test and subsequently failed. The 
suspect was arrested and charged with cycling under the influence 
of drugs and alcohol. This case has been forwarded to the District 
Attorney’s Office. 

Saturday, June 28th

At around 11:43 pm, Sierra Madre Police responded to the 100 
North block of Lima St. regarding a noise complaint. Upon arrival, 
Officers could hear a male and female arguing. When Officers 
made contact with the female suspect who resided at the location, 
she informed Officers her boyfriend and her were arguing because 
she did not want him at the house. Upon entering the residence, 
Officers were overcome by the smell of methamphetamine. A 
search revealed methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia 
within the suspect’s bedroom. The suspect was arrested and 
charged with possession of a controlled substance. 



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