Mountain Views News     Logo: MVNews     Saturday, November 8, 2014

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HISTORY (cont. from pg. 1)

as Chairman of the Veterans Day National Committee applied to 
all subsequent VA Administrators. Since March 1989 when VA was 
elevated to a cabinet level department, the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs has served as the committee’s chairman.

 The Uniform Holiday Bill (Public Law 90-363 (82 Stat. 250)) 
was signed on June 28, 1968, and was intended to ensure three-day 
weekends for Federal employees by celebrating four national holidays 
on Mondays: Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, 
and Columbus Day. It was thought that these extended weekends 
would encourage travel, recreational and cultural activities and 
stimulate greater industrial and commercial production. Many 
states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the 
holidays on their original dates.

The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much 
confusion on October 25, 1971. It was quite apparent that the 
commemoration of this day was a matter of historic and patriotic 
significance to a great number of our citizens, and so on September 
20th, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed Public Law 94-97 (89 
Stat. 479), which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day 

to its original date of November 11, beginning in 1978. This action 
supported the desires of the overwhelming majority of state legislatures, all 
major veterans service organizations and the American people.

 Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless 
of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of 
Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance 
of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans 
Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of 
country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

US Department of Veterans Affairs



Mountain View News Saturday, November 8, 2014 

The Sierra Madre 
Interact Club joined 
members of the 
Sierra Madre United 
Methodist Church to 
prepare and serve 
dinner to homeless 
families in the Family 
Promise support 

 The Sierra Madre 
Interact Club is a 
community service 
club for young 
people ages 13-18. 
The club meets on 
Monday evenings at 
7:15PM, across the 
hall from the choir room in the United Methodist Church at the corner of Sierra Madre Blvd 
and Michillinda Ave. 

 Weather Wise

6-Day Forecast 

Sierra Madre, Ca.

 Sun: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 50s

 Mon: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 50s 

 Tues: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s

 Wed: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s

 Thur: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s

 Fri: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s

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, November 12, 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

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


City Council

Special Council Meeting

NOVEMBER 12, 2014 - 6:30 pm

The final agenda and staff reports will available online no later 
than Friday night. Enter the date “09/30/2014” for the complete 
agenda packet.

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.


Thursday, November 6:

Wednesday, November 12:*

Special City Council Meeting re: General Plan, 6:30pm

Thursday, November 13:*

Rescheduled City Council Meeting, 6:30pm

Friday, November 14:

Strategic Planning Retreat, 8:00am, 

Community Recreation Center

Monday, November 17:

Community Services Commission, 6:30pm

Wednesday, November 19:

Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Commission, 7:00pm

Thursday, November 20:*

Planning Commission, 7:00pm

 **These meetings will be recorded and aired live on Time 
Warner, Channel 3 and streamed online. 


 Due to the Veteran’s Day holiday on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 
City Hall will be closed and the regularly scheduled City Council 
meeting has been cancelled. There will be a number of special 
meetings of the City Council beginning Wednesday, November 12, 

 Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6:30 pm – Special City Council 
Meeting re: General Plan

 Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:30 pm – Rescheduled November 
11, 2014 City Council Meeting 

 Friday, November 14, 2014, 8:00 am – Special City Council 
Meeting: Strategic Planning Retreat

 The City Council will resume its regular meetings on the second 
and fourth Tuesdays of the month on November 25, 2014. The will 
be an additional Special Meeting re: General Plan on Tuesday, 
December 2, 2014, at 6:30 pm. 

 All the meetings, except for the Strategic Planning Retreat, will 
be held in the City Council Chambers at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., 
Sierra Madre, CA and will be televised live on SMTV3, channel 
3 for Time Warner customers, as well as streamed live on www. 

 The Strategic Planning Retreat will be held at the Community 
Recreation Center at 611 East Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre. 


LOS ANGELES COUNTY — Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich 
recognized the Department of Parks and Recreation and the 
Department of Internal Services along with several other 
organizations who helped build the county’s new trail website trails. 

 The website will provide hikers, bikers, horseback riders, and 
others with information on the county’s over 367 miles of trails 
including live weather conditions, hiking difficulty and parking 
locations. For more information, visit: 

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