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Sierra Madre Environmental Action Council, 
which started the Recycling Center. Nan was 
also a docent for Bailey Canyon nature walks. In 
addition, Nan and Jerry were actively involved 
with the Mt. Wilson Trail Race for many years. 

 In later life, Nan’s high school Rose Float ride 
turned into years of working for the Sierra Madre 
Rose Float Association. Her kids pasted many a 
flower on the floats.

 Nan held many positions with the Sierra Madre 
Civic Club, including club officer and newsletter 

 She was a Relay for Life team captain during 
the period Sheri was under treatment for breast 

 Nan and Jerry’s community commitment was 
recognized by the City of Sierra Madre and the 
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 2012 
when they were honored as Older Americans of 
the Year.

 Any discussion of Nan must acknowledge that 
she was a people person. Her circle of friends was 
very important to her, which included her knitting 
group, Civic Club, and the gang at Curves. Her 
family friends included the neighbors on Adams 
Street, some of whom have moved away many 
years ago, and still kept up with her.

 She is survived by her husband Jerry Carlton of 
Sierra Made; son Steve Carlton (wife Laurie) of 
Nevada City, California; daughter Suzi Stretton 
of Sierra Madre; grandkids Amanda Burnett, 
Mike Stretton, Liz Carlton, and Wyn Carlton; 
sister Maggie Clements and brothers Bert Pedigo 
and Jesse Pedigo; and family members Bob 
Burnett and Michael Stretton. Nan was preceded 
in death by her mother Alice and her daughter 
Sheri Burnett. 

 The Carlton Family will hold a graveside serice 
for Nan at Pioneer Cemetary on Saturday, 
January 2, at 11:00 am. There will be a reception 
immediately following at the home of John and 
Linda Knowles.


 In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that 
donations be made in Nan’s name to the Friends 
of Sierra Madre Library, PO Box 334, Sierra 
Madre,California 91025. Or, as Nan would say: 
“Just get involved!”


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Albert John “Big Al” Guy, 72, passed away 
December 7, 2015 in Sierra Madre, CA. He was 
born December 20, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio 
and moved to Sierra Madre in 1973. Al taught at 
Edgewood Academy for 37 years. He is survived by 
his son, Michael Guy, and a host of other family 

Condolences may be made to Al’s webpage 

Walking Sierra Madre…The Social Side 

by Deanne Davis

“Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, of 
all the trees most lovely.

 Each year you bring to me delight, 
meaning in the Christmas night.

 Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, 
of all the trees most lovely.” 

 Our Christmas trees really are the 
most lovely. We put so much care into 
putting on the lights, selecting the right 
ornament for the right spot, so many of 
our treasured ornaments are ones the 
children have made. They may be a little 
tattered, but no less beautiful. Some of our 
ornaments date from our first Christmas 
together, 1967. We’re a little tattered, too!

 The Christmas tree pictured here is on 
the Mt. Wilson Trail, up a little ways past 
First Water, where, incidentally, there 
actually IS water! My trail hiking best 
friend and spouse, John, came home from 
his Mt. Wilson hike a couple of weeks ago 
and reported on this Christmas tree that 
only the hikers know about, decorated by 
various Trail lovers, and appreciated by 
all who pass by it. 

 Are you ready for Christmas? People 
ask me that almost everywhere I go and 
what they want to know is are the presents all wrapped 
and under the tree? Are the gifts in the mail that go to 
friends and family far away? Did your fudge turn out 
well this year? Are you having ham for dinner? And I 
just smile and say, “Yes! I’m ready for Christmas!”

 “And there were shepherds living out in the fields 
nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An 
angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the 
Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But 
the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you 
good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to 
you; he is Christ, the Lord.....Suddenly a great company 
of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising 
God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on 
earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” Luke 

 Here is what my Christmas card, they’re 
not all in the mail yet, but, hopefully, they’ll still arrive 
before the end of the year.

“This Christmas...mend a quarrel.

Seek out a forgotten friend.

Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust.

Write a letter. Give a soft answer.

Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and 

Keep a promise. Forego a grudge.

Forgive an enemy. Apologize.

Try to understand.

Examine your demands of others.

Think first of someone else.

Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more.

Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger.

Gladden the heart of a child.

Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth.

Speak your love and speak it again.” Howard W. Hunter

To that I would add: Sing as many Christmas carols 
as you can. Play them at home as you wrap those last 
few gifts. Breathe. Enjoy every moment. Hug. Phone 
people and tell them you love them. Donate some time 
to decorate our Rose Parade float. Go see “A Christmas 
Memory” at the Playhouse. Rejoice! 

 Merry Christmas, dear Walking Sierra Madre friends.

 My book page: Deanne Davis


 “Tablespoon of Love, Tablespoon of Laughter” is 
available there…

 Christmas is coming! You’ll need gifts!

City of Sierra Madre


From: The City of Sierra Madre


Applicant: City of Sierra Madre

Project Location: Properties in the City of Sierra Madre, County of Los Angeles, State of California

The City of Sierra Madre gives notice, pursuant to State of California law, that the Planning Commission will conduct 
a public hearing to consider recommending adoption of an Ordinance amending Chapter 17.20 (“R-1 One Family 
Residential”) Section 17.20.053 (“Angle Plane”), Subsection 17.20.050.A.2 (“Front Yard Setbacks Greater Than 25 Feet”), 
and adding Section 17.20.115 (“Flag Lots Prohibited”); amending Chapter 17.48 (“Development Standards”) Section 
17.48.020 (“Height of Penthouses and Roof Structures”) and repealing Section 17.48.080 (“Modified Front Yard Cul-de-
Sac”); amending Chapter 17.60 (“Variances and Conditional Use Permits”) Section 17.60.040 (“Conditional Use Permits—
Burden of Proof”), Section 17.60.041 (“Additional Burden of Proof for Permits for Single-Family Houses as Described In 
Section 17.20.025”) and Subsection 17.60.055.B (“Public Notice”). Following a Planning Commission recommendation for 
approval, the proposed text amendment will be forwarded to the City Council for consideration. 


City of Sierra Madre City of Sierra Madre 

Planning Commission meeting City Council Chambers

Thursday, January 7, 2016 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

(Hearing begins at 7:00 p.m.) Sierra Madre, CA 

All interested persons may attend this meeting and the Planning Commission will hear them with respect thereto.

ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION: The project qualifies for an exemption from the California Environmental Quality 
Act review pursuant to Title 14, Section 15061(b)(3) of the California Code of Regulations as it can be seen with certainty that 
there is no possibility the adoption of this Ordinance may have a significant effect on the environment, because it will impose 
greater limitations on development in the City and protect the aesthetic character of Sierra Madre, thereby serving to reduce 
potential significant adverse environmental impacts. 

APPEAL: The decision of the Planning Commission is subject to a 10-day appeal period to the City Council. If in the future 
anyone wishes to challenge the decision of the Planning Commission in court, one may be limited to raising the issues that were 
raised or presented in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or before, the scheduled public hearing. 
For further information on this subject, please contact the Development Services Department at (626) 355-7138.



Are you interested in meeting new people, making 
new friends, exploring well-known landmarks, and 
enjoying new activities? Newcomers and Friends of 
San Gabriel Valley invites local residents to join in 
their upcoming January events.

 On January 6, Newcomers and Friends of SGV’s 
“meet-and-greet” coffee will be held in Arcadia. 
This coffee is a great way to meet the members of 
Newcomers and Friends and learn about the club’s 
wide variety of fun activities. Anyone interested in 
joining is welcome to attend.

 Other activities include a Book Club, Bridge, 
Crafters, Games (Bunco, Rummikub, etc.), Garden 
Gals, Hump Day Happy Hour, Day Trips, Lunch 
Bunch, Mah Jongg, Movies, Pinochle, Scrabble, 
Golf, and Wine Tasting.

 To learn more email 
or visit online at

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