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Mountain View News Saturday, November 7, 2015

Weather Wise

6-Day Forecast 

Sierra Madre, Ca.

 Sun: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s

 Mon: Ptly Cldy Hi 70s Lows 50s 

 Tues: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s

 Wed: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s

 Thur: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 60s

 Fri: Sunny Hi 70s 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, November 10, 2015

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 

During the week of Sunday, October 25th, to Sunday, November 1st, the Sierra 
Madre Police Department responded to approximately 306 calls for service.

 Tuesday, October 27th

 At 2:26 pm, Sierra Madre Police responded to the 500 block of Ramona 
Avenue regarding a suspicious circumstances report. Upon arrival the 
victim informed Officers that when she arrived home the night before 
at around 8:30 pm, she noticed a man wearing a hoodie type sweatshirt 
walking southbound on Park Avenue, in the middle of the street. After 
the victim parked her car and made her way towards her front door, she 
noticed another man also wearing a hoodie walk southwest across her 
front lawn and say hello to her. The woman initially thought nothing of 
the incident, but when she went to open her front door, it was unlocked. 
Upon entry, she noticed a few doors left ajar and several drawers in different 
rooms left slightly open, but believed her sons may have been the cause of it. 
The following morning, before calling Officers, she discovered the window 
screen from the laundry room had been removed. She explained to Officers 
that she typically keeps this window open and in the past her sons have used 
it when they have forgotten their key but when she asked her sons if they 
had used the window they stated that they had not. The woman informed 
Officers that she was unable to determine if anything was missing at this 
time. This case has been forwarded to the Detective Bureau.

Wednesday, October 28th

 At 11:10 pm, Sierra Madre Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. When 
Officers made contact with the driver and asked if there was anything illegal 
within the vehicle to which the driver stated there was marijuana. Officers 
located marijuana rolled into a cigarette inside the glove compartment. 
The driver stated that his work pays his tips out with marijuana and that 
he did not have a medical marijuana license. Officers took possession of 
the marijuana and booked it into evidence while the driver was cited for 
possession of marijuana and was released. 

 Thursday, October 29th

 At 9:31 pm, Sierra Madre Police were patrolling the area of Michillinda Ave 
and Foothill Blvd when they conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. Upon 
approaching the vehicle and making contact with the driver, Officers 
immediately smelled a strong odor of alcohol. When questioned about who 
had been drinking, the passenger informed Officers that he was the one who 
had been drinking, and while the driver stated he was underage therefore he 
had not been drinking. Officers noticed the driver’s eyes were watery and 
bloodshot and asked the driver to perform a Field Sobriety Test. The driver 
complied and when he opened the door, Officers noticed a near empty beer 
bottle in the door side cup holder. The driver ultimately failed the field test 
was arrested and charged for driving while under the influence.


Regular City Council Meeting

November 10, 2015 - 6:30 pm

The final agenda and staff reports will 
available online no later than Friday 
night. Enter the date “10/13/2015” 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 and Events

Monday, November 9, 2015, 6:30PM

Library Proposal Committee

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 6:30pm

Regular City Council Meeting


Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 6:30 pm

Library Proposal CommitteeCity Hall Hours - 

Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Planning & Community Preservation and Public Works 
Service Hours Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 2:00pm 

Sierra Madre City Hall 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra 
Madre, CA 91024 (626) 355-7135 


 “The Kindness of Strangers” feature encourages readers to share their stories. 
I can assure you, they will be uplifting 
especially in contrast to all the the 
challenges and issues we have to deal with 
daily. So, if you have something you would 
like to share, please submit it to: editor@ It doesn’t matter 
where you were or when it happened. 
Share your good expeiences in hope that 
it might bring a little joy and/or inspire 

-Susan Henderson, Editor/Publisher 



With hundreds of costumed characters in Sierra Madre last week, it seems we 
misidentified a person or two! Our sincere apologies go out to anyone who may 
have had their name spelled or listed incorrectly. Sometimes handwriting is difficult to 
read. Those participants that we were notified of are shown below with the correct 
information. Photos by Dean Lee/MVNews

Rain or shine, members of the community will be gathering in downtown Sierra Madre on November 7th 
to plant 200-300 plants on the grounds surrounding City Hall and the Police and Fire Station. The project 
was made possible through generous grants and donations from the community. As the City was unable 
to contribute financial resources to the landscape project, the City of Sierra Madre owes a special debt of 
gratitude to those organizations and individuals who stepped in to bring this project to life. 

 The Community Planting Day will take place outside City Hall on November 7, 2015 from 9:00AM – 
12:00PM. Volunteers for the event are advised to bring adequate gardening gear including: hats, gloves, 
sunblock, as well as digging and trenching shovels. The San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District will 
provide water and Girl Scout Troop 2991 will be on hand with refreshments. 

SUNDAYNOVEMBER 82-5 PMPhoto courtesy of David Nickoloff
And about that Monopoly Crew above - here are 
their real identities:

The Monopoly Man: Samuel Chakarian 

Ilona Chakarian - School Tax Sign Holder aka Mom

Sy Chakarian - Jailed with the "just visiting " sign 

To the left, with Minecraft (Adyn Thomas), is Tiger 
(Sophia Harney) winners of the 5-7 year old category.