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Mountain View News Saturday, September 27, 2014 


An Open House will be held in Mt Wilson Park, at the foot of 
the MountWilson Trail (cornerof Mira Monte and Mt. Wilson 

This will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,September 
27, 2014, and coincides with National Public Lands Day.

This is an informal celebration. We want you to come by and see 
our displays and talk to usabout Open Space preservation. Ifyou 
have materials to display about the Open Space preservation 
your group hasdone please bring them to share. 

On behalf of the Sierra Madre Mountain Conservancy Board,

Caroline Brown, President; Albert Metzger, Vice-president;Marcia 
Bent, Secretary; Scott Hood, Treasurer; Board members Lynne 
Collmann,Kevin Moore, Sharon Pevsner and Marguerite Shuster.

Sierra Madre Police Blotter


Edward �Eddie� Richmond Clare, III

September 23, 1946 � August 27, 2014

Just shy of his 68th 
birthday, Eddie Clare 
departed this life 
suddenly in his Sierra 
Madre home. The 
owner of Ed Clare�s 
Electric, founded in 
1984, he was well 
known, loved and 
admired throughout 
the community.

Born and reared in 
Pasadena, California, 
he lived in Sierra 
Madre for 33 years. 
He attended Hamilton 
Elementary, Wilson 
Junior High and 
Pasadena High School. 
He received a Bachelor 
of Arts Degree and 
Teaching Credential 
from the University 
of California - Long 
Beach. He also served 
in the United States 
Army during the Viet 
Nam war and was an active member of Sierra Madre�s VFW 
3208. One of his most cherished projects was the Veterans Wall 
in Memorial Park. Ed was often seen encouraging families to 
buy a brick and/or post their veteran�s picture on the monument. 
He was also a member of the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club and 
a supporter of Habitat for Humanity, Amnesty International, 
Wounded Warriors and Soldiers Angels.

Ed taught school for a while at the very junior high school where 
he was a rambunctious young man He also worked for Johnson 
Controls and went on to start Ed Clare�s Electric in 1984.

The most important thing in Ed�s life however, was his family. 
After meeting Julie while in junior high, he knew they were 
destined for each other and the couple was married on February 
1, 1969. They brought into this world two children, Paul Clare and 
his wife Julie of Canyon Lake, Ca., and Danielle Clare Signorelli 
and her husband Alan from Vista, California. The apple of Ed�s 
eye however, was his grandson, Jake Signorelli.

In addition to his wife of 45 years, Julie, and immediate family, Ed 
is also survived by a host of friends and relatives including Sister 
in Laws Dale, Jane (and husband Chip), and Julie Eichner; nieces 
and nephews Taylor Brown, Aaron Brown, Lindsey Cook, Kellie 
Plummer and Shannon Eichner; Cousins Connie Whitaker, 
Debbie Vogts and Genie Hunt. He was preceded in death by his 
parents, Edward and Martha Clare and sister, Coleen Lohullier.

Services will be held on Friday, October 3, 2014 at the First United 
Methodist Church, 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, Pastor 
Sandra Olewine Officiating. Internment will be at Mountain 
View Cemetery. 

During the week of Sunday, September 14th to Sunday, September 
21st, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 
413 calls for service.

Wednesday, September 17th

At 7:54 am, Sierra Madre Police responded to the front lobby regarding 
an auto burglary. Officers were informed by the victim that the night 
before, she parked and locked her vehicle at the 70 Block of Esperanza 
Avenue. The following morning, the victim reentered her vehicle 
and noticed that some loose change left in her ashtray was missing, 
and a few of her items had been moved from their original place. The 
victim later noticed her glove compartment had been accessed and 
her vehicle title was missing. Upon investigating, Officers did not find 
any indications of forced entry. This case has been forwarded to the 
Detectives Bureau. 

Thursday, September 18th

At 7:33 am, Sierra Madre Police responded to the 30 Block of East 
Mira Monte Avenue regarding a vehicle being vandalized. Upon 
arrival, Officer were informed by the victim that he parked his car in 
his driveway and left the vehicle locked and secured. The following 
morning, the victim discovered his rear window had been smashed. 
Officers observed a large boulder near the area of the smashed 
window, and noted several dents on the rear trunk lid. During further 
investigation, Officer located a spot near the sidewalk where the boulder 
had clearly been sitting and had been removed. It was determined 
that the suspect(s) obtained the boulder and then continued to walk 
to the victim�s home. Once the home was reached, it is believed the 
suspect(s) hurled the boulder at the victim�s vehicle. The damage cost 
was estimated to about $500. This case has been forwarded to the 
Detectives Bureau. 

Thursday, September 18th

At 2:25 pm, Sierra Madre Police responded to the front lobby of the 
station to take a report of a theft that occurred back in August 2014. 
The victim informed Officers that on August 8th, their home on 
the 200 Block of North Baldwin Avenue, was tented and treated for 
termites. On August 26th, the victim�s wife realized her watch was 
missing from the location she typically stores it. They searched their 
home and were unable to locate the watch. The watch was described as 
being a Fendi black ceramic with diamonds with an estimated value of 
$2,095. The victims believe a worker stole the watch from their home 
during the fumigation period. The victim contacted the company used 
for the fumigation and was instructed to file a police report. This case 
has been forwarded to the Detectives Bureau.

Sunday, September 21st

At 1:54, Sierra Madre Police performed a traffic enforcement stop on 
West Mira Monte Avenue. Upon making contact with the subjects 
in the vehicle, the Officer ran a records check for the driver and was 
informed that he currently had an outstanding warrant for his arrest 
due to a narcotics violation. When questioned by the Officer if either 
of the subjects were in possession of drugs, they informed the Officer 
that they had smoked marijuana earlier in the day. Before inspecting 
the vehicle, the Officer did a records check on the female passenger 
and was informed the she currently had an outstanding warrant for 
her arrest. During the vehicle search, Officers obtained cannabis wax 
and hash oil. Both the subjects were arrested for their warrants and 
the drive of the vehicle was charged with Possession of Concentrated 


Library hours are changing starting Monday, October 6 in 
response to patrons� requests for more morning hours. 

Previously, the Library had opened at 12 noon and closed at 9 
pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We will be shifting our 
hours to the following schedule beginning Monday, October 6.

New Library Hours:

Monday-Wednesday 11:00 am � 8:00 pm

Thursday-Friday 12:00 pm � 6:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am � 6:00 pm

Sunday Closed


With all the concern about dealing with California�s drought 
and the Sierra Madre water conservation efforts, the Kiwanis 
Club of Sierra Madre will have a special presentation on the 
who, what, when and how of water conservation. 

The forum will be held on Tuesday, October 7th at 12 noon at 
The Lodge, (formerly the Masonic Temple), 33 E. Sierra Madre 
Blvd., Sierra Madre. Lunch will be served at noon ($10). The 
program is free and will begin at 12:30.

For reservations please call 626-355-0728 


Well, don�t be alarmed! There are 
more than 60 Scarecrows around 
town to protect you!

Look around, they�re everywhere!

Dr. Bill Patzert To Speak At SMEAC Meeting

Sierra Madre Environmental Action Council

(SMEAC) announces its 2014 General 

Thursday, October 16, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Nature Friends Lodge 423 Yucca Trail, 
Sierra Madre Canyon 

S.M.E.A.C. invites all members and the public 
to gather for conversation and a casual potluck 
supper- beverages provided- under the shady 
oaks of the rustic Nature Friends Lodge, to 
be followed by special guest speaker, Dr. 
William Patzert, a well-known NASA/JPL 
oceanographer & climatologist.

Often called the �Prophet of California climate,� 
Dr. Patzert has been a scientist at the California 
Institute of Technology�s NASA Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory in Pasadena, California for 31 years. 
Working on numerous NASA space missions, 
Dr. Patzert�s research is focused on improving 
our understanding of important environmental 
problems ranging from El Ni�o and La Ni�a to 
longer-term climate change. A media favorite, 
Dr. Patzert is often sought out by reporters and 
is regularly seen on local and national television 
representing NASA and JPL. 
In a recent article, he was named as one 
of the West�s 
most influential 
individuals in 
dealing with 
water issues.

come to learn 
more from 
Dr. Patzert�s 
Drought, Are 
We In or Out? 
and more about 
the S.M.E.A.C. 
Being true to our mission �to promote 
environmental quality through continued 
education and action programs and projects,� 
S.M.E.A.C. looks forward to this being an evening 
of provocative exchange and camaraderie that 
will expand our understanding of climate issues 
and our commitment to thoughtful stewardship 
of the environment.

 Free will donations for the evening will be 
greatly appreciated. Please RSVP to Alison Snow, 
355-1544, to help us plan parking and menu. 
Looking forward to seeing you there! 




 Sierra Madre�s Village Church (Ascension) 
will be holding its annual �Blessing of the 
Animals� ceremony on Sunday, October 12, 
2014 at 11:45 am in the Outdoor Worship Area. 
Everyone is welcome. Refreshments and pet 
treats provided. 

 Blessing of the Animals is conducted in 
commemoration of the October Feast Day of St. 
Francis of Assisi. St. Francis, arguably the most 
beloved of the named Saints, was particularly 
fond of animals of all breeds. The community is 
invited to bring your animals, no matter how big 
or small, breed or religion. Some animals may 
require a leash or a container, so keep that in 
mind. All of God�s creatures are welcome! Free 
pet sitting available during the 10:15 am Mass. 

 Church of the Ascension is located at 25 East 
Laurel on the corner of Baldwin and Laurel in 
Sierra Madre.

 This event makes for a wonderful family 
outing to meet new neighbors and check out 
a wonderful community church. For more 
information, please call (626) 355-1133 or visit: 


 The October Best Used Book Sale will be held 
on Friday October 3, from 3:00p.m. 7:00p.m.and 
Saturday, October 4 from 10 a.m. � 2:00 p.m. 

 Featured in the basement will be cookbooks, 
crafts, gardening, home repair and decorating 
books (sorry, the half-price sale will not include 
Table Books). 

 Additional items in the basement:

 American Bungalow magazines

 Children�s/Teen fiction/non-fiction titles

 2014 adult fiction and non-fiction titles

 Complete set of Tim LaHaye�s Left Behind 

 Coffee-table books on history, culture, art, 
cooking and sports

 In the parking lot, we will again have boxes 
of teacher resources and materials ready for the 
classroom as well as references sets. Children�s 
titles are priced from 25 cents each or 5/$1.00 
and our popular boxed Bargain Books are only 
$1.00 each.

 The sale will be held behind the Library at 
440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. and is sponsored by 
The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library. All 
proceeds are used to support the library. Come 
early for the best selection! 


 The 27th Annual Fire Prevention Festival 
and open house presented by the Sierra Madre 
Fire Department will be held Saturday, October 
4, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fire 
Station located at 242 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., in 
Sierra Madre.

 There will be a variety of exhibits and displays 
at the festival to include; emergency medical and 
firefighting equipment, Earthquake preparedness 
and home fire safety information.

There will also be representatives from Sierra 
Madre Police, Sierra Madre CERT, Southern 
California Gas Company, Post Alarm and others, 
to answer any safety questions you might have. 

 There will be hot dogs, popcorn, coloring 
books and badges for all of the children who 
attend. There will also be a coloring contest with 
prizes and a bounce house. 

 Your Sierra Madre Fire Firefighters look 
forward to seeing you there!