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SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016 
VOLUME 10 NO. 24 
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016 
VOLUME 10 NO. 24 

Sierra Madre - It was another successful year for the Mount Wilson Trail Race thanks to optimal trail 
conditions and hardworking teams of volunteers. All 304 participants safely completed the difficult 

8.6 mile course—an impressive feat worth a lifetime of bragging rights. Hundreds of spectators stood 
along the sidelines as the official race starter, Nigel Rini, fired the start gun. At a time of 1:01:35, Adrian 
Diaz from Duarte, CA finished first in the race. This was the 18 year old’s first victory at the Trail Race. 
First female, Mireya Vargas returned to the podium and ran an outstanding race to win with a time of 
1:17:50. Mireya won back to back in 2013 and 2014 Mount Wilson Trail Races. 
Families enjoyed the annual Pasta Feed Dinner in Kersting Court the night before the race. Mount 
Wilson Committee members catered the dinner which included pasta, salad, breadsticks (donated by 
StoneFire Grill) and delicious Rice Crispies treats (provided by Sierra Madre Civic Club). Attendees 
there to load up on carbohydrates also had the opportunity to participate in a raffle, purchase souvenirs 
and check in to the Trail Race and Kids’ Fun Run. Partial proceeds from the night benefited Sierra 
Madre Search and Rescue which provides race day safety support. 

Fun was had by all on the day of the race. A high performance road bicycle, donated by CENTRIC 
Bicycles of Sierra Madre was raffled off on race day. Those not racing enjoyed themselves either by 
cheering on the sidelines, visiting vendor booths and socializing in the Beer Garden. The annual Kids’ 
Fun Run, sponsored by Sierra Madre Community Foundation, was once again a success with over 200 
young participants. Each child participating in the free Kid’s Fun run received a Mount Wilson Kids’ 
Fun Run t-shirt and participation ribbon. 

The City of Sierra Madre and Mount Wilson Trail Race Committee would like to thank the following 
sponsors and donors for making the 2016 Mount Wilson Trail Race such a success: Asics, Arcadia 
Association of Realtors, Britton Chiropractic, CENTRIC Performance Bicycles, The Unexpected 
Portrait, Trader Joes, Stone-Tapert Employee Benefits, Invictus Running Academy, Berkshire Hathaway 
HomeServices – Sierra Madre, Bob O’Keefe, Bradford Portraits, Buccaneer Lounge, Casa Del Rey, Dr. 
White M.D., Dunn Edwards, Faulkner Design, First Wilshire Securities Management, Inc, Golf N Stuff, 
HealthCare Partners, I-Fruggie, Physiophyx, Dicks Sporting Goods, Corfu, The Ice House, Thorlo, Joe 
Pacilio – Century 21 Earll, Ltd., Leonora Moss, Matt Denny’s Ale House, Methodist Hospital (Dr. Ken 
Wogensen M.D.), Mountain Khakis, Pasadena Ice Skating Center, Pasadena Playhouse, Sierra Madre Civic Club, Sierra Madre Community Foundation, Sierra Madre Grocery CO, San Gabriel Valley 
Municipal Water District, Santa Anita Park, Spero Foundation, United Portable Services, Stonefire Grill and Run With Us. 

Additionally, the City of Sierra Madre and Mount Wilson Trail Race Committee would like to thank 
the following volunteers for their support of the 2016 Mount Wilson Trail Race: Sierra Madre Civic 
Club, Sierra Madre Community Services Department, Sierra Madre Fire Department, Sierra Madre 
Police Department, Sierra Madre Public Works Department, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue, Sierra 
Madre Woman’s Club, and Sierra Madre Emergency Communications Team. 

The 2017 Mount Wilson Trail Race will return next Memorial Day weekend. Be sure to check out for registration information. Registration doesn’t take place until 
early March 2017, but it’s never too early to start training! Photos by Dave Felt 


 City Council will be holding a public hearing to consider amendments to the R-3 (Multiple Family 
Residential Zone) Ordinance, Chapter 17.28 of the Sierra Madre Municipal Code. The purpose of 
the Municipal Code amendment is to allow densities of approximately thirteen (13) units per acre 
and establish maximum floor areas based on lot size. 

The City Council meeting will be held on June 14, 2016 at 6:30pm in City Hall Council Chambers 
(232 West Sierra Madre Blvd). This meeting is open to the public and there will be opportunities 
to make comments. Information regarding the draft amendments is available at City Hall, the City 
library and on the City’s website. 


The City of Sierra Madre is now accepting 
applications to fill five citizen advisory 
positions opening at the end of June. The City’s 
commissions and boards meet once to two times 
a month and provide a valuable community 
voice on some of the City’s top issues. This is a 
great opportunity for residents seeking to get 

 In addition to giving direct input to the 
departments they serve, commissions and 
boards may be called upon to provide formal 
recommendations to City Council. The City has 
a number of vacancies available: 

• Community Services Commission – 
One regular vacancy and one youth (ages 13-17) 
The Commission is responsible for overseeing 
the City’s recreation and community services 
programs. Meets the 3rd Monday of every 
month at 6:30pm. 

• Senior Community Commission – Two 
The Commission is responsible for defining the 
needs, coordinating and initiating services and 
opportunities for the senior population of Sierra 
Madre. Meets the 1st Thursday of every month 
at 3:00pm. 

• Library Board of Trustees – One 
The Board serves to ensure efficient and effective 
services are provided at the library. Meets the 
4th Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm. 

• Planning Commission – One vacancy 
Responsible for regulating the type, scale and 
land use that may be established at a given 
location. Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of 
every month at 7:00pm. 

Applications for these commissions/boards are 
available at City Hall and on the City’s website. 
Completed applications should be submitted tothe City Manager’s Office. Review of applicants 
will continue until a sufficient number of 
applications has been received. Residents are 
encouraged to submit materials as soon as 
possible to ensure proper consideration. 

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