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March 22, 1961 – August 8, 2015 
Jeff was born to Robert and Mary Taillac, and livedin Sierra Madre until his sudden death. He struggledwith mental health issues from an early age. He 
always considered Sierra Madre to be his home,
spending time down town or at Bailey Canyon Park.
Pre-deceased by his father Bob, he is survived byhis children Sarah, Cassandra and Alexander; 
mother, Mary, sisters Michele, Jeannine, and 
Denyce; nephews Michael, Travis and Seth; 
as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. 
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Rita’s 
Catholic Church, 318 N. Baldwin Ave, Sierra 
Madre, on August 21 at 11:00 A.M., precededby a Rosary at 10:30 A.M. in the church. 
Donations in his memory may be made to the Brain &
Behavior Research Foundation for Schizophrenia, 90 Park Ave., 16th floor, New York, NY 10016 


During the week of Sunday, July 26th, to Sunday, August 2nd, the Sierra Madre Police 
Department responded to approximately 254 calls for service. 

Tuesday, July 28th

 At 8:44 am, Sierra Madre Police responded to the 400 block of Fairview Avenue regarding an 
assault. The reporting party informed the dispatcher that his brother had come at him with 
a bat. Upon arrival the subject denied any confrontation or even having a bat. The mother of 
the two subjects confirmed that she had heard them arguing but did not see what had actually 
happened. When Officers asked the subject how they could resolve the multiple disturbance 
calls the police has been receiving at the residence, he stated the people he lives with should 
move out and that he needs to be alone. Due to the subject’s erratic behavior and past history 
with his family, Officers determined the subject was a danger to himself and others and placed 
him on a 72 hour assessment and evaluation. The subject was taken into protective custody 
and transported to a local hospital. 

At 3:55 pm, Sierra Madre Police responded to the Mount Wilson Trail Park regarding a 
vandalism report. The vandalism was discovered by public works crew member. The 2 foot 
by 1 foot section of the south side interior wall was painted over. It appeared the marking was 
made using a wide tipped black marking pen. Estimated cost of repair was $80. 

Friday, July 31st 

At 11:43 pm, Sierra Madre Police responded to the 100 block of East Sierra Madre Blvd 
regarding an unknown circumstances after a female called the non-emergency line and the 
call was interrupted. Upon arrival, Officers were informed that the subject had assaulted both 
her parents and sister before running off. The father informed Officers that the daughter had 
been staying with them since early July, but appeared to have a drinking problem. The father 
informed Officers that when his daughter drank she often became loud and violent. He stated 
his daughter had begun drinking that morning and at around 2 pm, she left to a local bar only 
to return upset. She began screaming and yelling at him and his wife. He then contacted his 
other daughter to come over to help calm her sister. The sister came over and tried to calm 
down the woman but her anger only escalated. Ultimately the daughter assaulted all three of 
them, leaving them with minor injuries, then ran before police arrived. Officers located the 
subject and arrested her without incident. This case has been sent to the District Attorney’s 
Office for review and filing for Battery and Public intoxication. 

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Walking Sierra Madre…The Social Side

by Deanne Davis 

“August in sub-Saharan Los Angeles is one of the 
great and awful tests of one’s endurance, sanity and 
stamina.” Henry Rollins 

August has been pretty nice this year, at least the last 
few days. Liking these cool mornings and evenings. 
The giant pumpkins on our street are growing more 
gigantic by the day and will be ready to turn into 
fantastic Halloween creations by the time October 
31st rolls around. We are planning to be aboard 
the Time Machine and laughing through Abbott & 
Consuelo Meet The Zombies down at the Playhouse 
on Halloween. Here’s a thought: If you really were 
in a time machine and the dial in front of you gave 
you the opportunity to go forward or back in time, 
which would you pick? Remember that Woody Allen 
movie from 2011, Midnight In Paris, where the hero 
(Owen Wilson), who is engaged to the totally wrong 
girl and is visiting Paris with her and her parents, 
finds himself transported to 1920’s Paris every 
night at midnight, and is enchanted with that era 
where he meets Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, 
Salvador Dali and all sorts of other 20’s celebrities. 
Champagne for everyone!

Speaking of movies, our Netflix movie a few days 
ago was Woman In Gold, with Helen Mirren and 
Ryan Reynolds. Helen Mirren portrays an Austrian 
woman, whose family was decimated and all their 
belongings stolen by the Nazis when Austria was 
occupied. They owned five paintings by Gustav 
Klimt, one of which was a portrait of her aunt – the 
Woman In Gold of the title. The story, based on 
truth, is her journey to get her paintings back. Ryan 
Reynolds does a superb job as her lawyer. Great 
movie, friends, if you haven’t seen it, do!as you wanted, maybe some olives, avocado, a bag 

We’ve seen deer several times this past week, of tortilla chips smashed up into small pieces, and 
which is always a delight. My walking partner and whatever else you like in salad. Brown a pound or 
weekly Mt. Wilson Trail hiker, John, saw a bear last so of hamburger, drain the fat off and add a packet 
Thursday. The bear, who was going peacefully about of Taco Seasoning and some tomato sauce. Keep 
his business, wreaked havoc among many of the trail that hot and get everybody to the table. Then add 
hikers, who shrieked and ran the other way. John, the hamburger mixture to the salad, throw a little 
thinking the bear was going the other way, kept Thousand Island dressing on top and you’ve got Taco 
going up toward First Water and eventually ran into Salad. That meat part has to be hot and it needs to be 
Mr. Bear, who was walking placidly up the hillside. served immediately. This is a terrific summer dinner.
He walked right past John, and continued up the We missed the Gem City Jazz Cats last Sunday 
Trail out of sight. Awesome! Bud Switzer, walking at the park due to yet another plumbing crisis, but 
on Carter a couple of weeks ago very early in the there’s another opportunity to enjoy some fine jazz 
morning, told us he and a bear passed each other. music coming up Labor Day Weekend when the 1st 
We think these are all guy bears as they don’t have Annual Southern California MAD Catfish Blues 
any cubs trailing behind. One of life’s big mistakes Festival comes to Santa Anita. It’s September 5th 
would be to get between a mama bear and her cubs. from 7-10 p.m. Take a look at their website: www. 
If you haven’t seen one of these guys up close and for information and tickets. 
personal, they are BIG! One of them walked down Speaking of opportunities, the 4th Annual Scarecrow 
our driveway not long ago, strolled through our Festival is coming and Creative Arts Group is 
yard, walked past our windows where we were offering a FREE Scarecrow Workshop on Saturday, 
watching for him, walked over our pool fence, which September 19th, but ya gotta register. Give ‘em a call 
is a good 5’ high, continued through our avocado at 626-355-8350 or
trees, walked over the street fence and headed out Have a great week, stay cool, and may all your 
into the neighborhood. Let me repeat, he was BIG!plumbing behave itself. 

Remember Taco Salad? That used to be the My book page: Deanne Davis 
most requested dish for all birthdays and special Blog: www.authordeanne.comoccasions when our kids were little. You whacked up “Tablespoon of Love, Tablespoon of Laughter” is 
a whole lot of lettuce in your salad bowl, added a can available there… 
of kidney beans (drained) some tomatoes, chopped An excellent graduation or wedding gift, by the 
green onions, as much shredded cheddar cheese way! 

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