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Happy Birthday America!:

Sierra Madre:
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Pasadena – Altadena:
Crime Blotter for Altadena
Pet of the Week

Arcadia Police Blotter

Monrovia – Duarte:
Monrovia Police Blotter

Education & Youth:

Food & Drink:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
In the Kitchen
Julie's Favorite Family Recipes

The Good Life:
… This and That
Senior Happenings

The World Around Us:
Looking Up
Christopher Nyerges
Out to Pastor

Best Friends and More:
Family Matters
Happy Tails
Pet of the Week
SGV Humane Society
Katnip News!

No Fireworks Please!:

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Happy Birthday America:

Around The San Gabriel Valley:

Opinion … Left/Right:
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Tom Purcell
Michael Reagan
The Funnies

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Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Bob Eklund
Marc Garlett
Katie Hopkins
Chris Leclerc
Christopher Nyerges
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VOLUME 10 NO. 27 
VOLUME 10 NO. 27 

For almost 50 years the Sierra Madre Community hasPre-Parade Party - Before the July 4th parade, theSierra Madre, CA. – June 28, 2016 – The City ofcontinues to 
joined together in celebration of the great Americantown will be rockin’ in Memorial Park for the Pre-Sierra Madre has accepted the resignation ofstrategicallytradition with music, picnics, games and the everParade Party & Picnic on Sunday, July 3rd from 5:30Assistant City Manager Elisa Cox. Ms. Cox isplan for Sierrapopular 4th of July Parade. Residents and guests- 10:30pm. The event will feature the outstanding local

leaving to join the City of Rancho Cucamonga asM a d r e ’ s

crowd Sierra Madre Boulevard to watch youngstersrock music of Groovy Lemon Pie and the not-to-be-

Deputy City Manager. In that capacity, she willfuture.” 

on their patriotic bikes stroll down the route alongsidemissed Bubblewrap fireworks at 8:00pm. Kids and

have overall responsibility for the City’s CivicCity Manager

hometown heroes like the Sierra Madre Search and grown-up alike will stomp on hundreds of square

and Cultural Services including overseeing bothElaine Aguilar 

Rescue Team and Sierra Madre Fire Department. Thefeet of bubble wrap, making the sounds of shooting

the Community Services and Library Servicesstated, “Elisa 

official sponsor of the 2016 parade is The Kensington.fireworks. Other park activities include the Friends of

Departments and coordinating the activitiesis going to be

The Kensington-Sierra Madre is an assisted living andSierra Madre Little League Beer Garden (sales benefitmemory care residence in the heart of Sierra Madre,youth sports), Civic Club’s famous confetti eggs, Sierrawithin the City Manager’s and City Clerk’s office.missed. Sierra 
sitting along the parade route.Madre Community Foundation Dunk Tank (where“It has been an honor and privilege to serve CityMadre’s loss 
Honorees: you might be able to dunk a local politician) and tonsof Sierra Madre,” stated Ms. Cox “the decision will be Rancho 
The Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee is pleased toof food for purchase.to leave has been difficult one, however, I look Cucamonga’shonor Pete Siberell as the 2016 Fourth of July ParadeCommunity Picnic Dunk Tank Schedule for Sundayforward to the new challenges and opportunitiesgain.” AguilarGrand Marshal. The Grand Marshal is a person orJuly 3rd – Memorial Park:that the City of Rancho Cucamonga offers.”added, “It was a 
persons whose efforts over a long period of time has5:30 PM Assistant City Manager Elisa Cox Elisa first began working for the City as atruly a pleasurebeen beneficial to the community of Sierra Madre. The6:00 PM Sue Berhrens, Alverno High School 

cashier at the Sierra Madre Pool in 1995. Since working with 

title of Grand Marshal is intended to honor a person6:30 PM Mayor Pro Tem Rachelle Arizmendi 

joining Sierra Madre full-time in 2005, Elisa hasElisa; her creativeness, intelligence, dedication and

or persons’ volume of work, dedication and overall7:00 PM Grand Marshal Pete Siberell 

been instrumental in Sierra Madre’s selection as enthusiasm really made her stand out and I believe

enhancements to our community. Pete is a shining7:30 PM Library & Community Services Director

an All American City, implementing the City’sshe will succeed at all of her future endeavors.” 

example of this.Ryan Baker

first stand-alone Human Resources Department,Due to a previously scheduled vacation, Elisa’s

Since moving to Sierra Madre he has been involved8:30 PM 4th of July Chair Jim Annes 

and increasing communications with residentslast day at City Hall will be Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

with a number of community efforts including Sierra8:30 PM Kris Lowe, hometown hero 
Madre Little League, Friends of the Library, LibraryCome hit the streets for the 6th Annual Speroespecially in regards to the City’s General FundA going-away reception will be held at SierraBoard of Trustees, Pasadena Humane Society and isFoundation’s Fire Cracker Fun Run on the morningprograms. “I am proud of the work we have doneMadre City Hall, on July 12, 2016 from 5:30 pm toknown for years of work with the Mount Wilson Trailof Independence Day. Race will take place from 8:00in Sierra Madre and am amazed by what we have6:30 pm. The public is welcomed to attend.
Race. Pete has dedicated thousands of hours to make - 9:30am (check in 7:00 – 7:45am) in Kersting Court.accomplished over the years. As a resident, I look The City will soon begin the recruitment processsure Sierra Madre is a great place to live, work andThis unofficial 5K Fun Run is geared for the entireforward to the future of the City as the City Council for a new Assistant City Manager. 
play. Pete and his family blaze the trail living the Sierrafamily to enjoy. Although untimed, a clock is provided.
Madre spirit every day. Sierra Madreans that make aRunners and walkers of all ages welcome. Participantsdifference. can bring strollers and dogs (on leashes) with them asCHANTRY RECREATIONAL AREA 
The Committee is also proud to recognize hometownthis is a true community event!
hero Kris Lowe for her years of dedicated service toRegistration is available online. The cost is $26.00CLOSED ON JULY 4TH the Sierra Madre community. A lifetime Sierra Madreper entry regardless of age. Participants will receive

In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, Sierra Madre PD will keep the gates to Chantry Road 

resident, Kris is a well-loved retired captain of thea custom 2016 Firecracker Fun Run medal! We 

closed on July the 4th. This is due to the extreme fire danger in the area, and we do not want any 

Sierra Madre Volunteer Fire Department (SMVFD).encourage everyone to dress up and show their

accidental discharge of fireworks in the area to ruin everyone's holiday weekend. The gates will 

She served the community for over 15 years andpatriotism with the most creative Red, white and blue

close on July 3rd at 6 PM and reopen at 6 AM on July 5th in the interest of public safety. 

continues to volunteer her time to her communityoutfit. Have fun and show your support for the starsthrough charitable events such as the Friends of theand stripes.
Library Wine Tasting, Wistaria Festival & the SierraImmediately following the 5K, at 10am sharp, isMadre Volunteer Fire Department Association. the Annual 4th of July parade which kicks off at theKris is also the newest member of the Sierra Madre corner of Sierra Madre Boulevard and SunnysideCommunity Foundation. She is currently a teacherAvenue. The parade travels down Sierra Madre Blvd.
with the Glendale Unified School District and the to Sierra Vista Park where the party keeps going.
coordinator for the Public Safety Academy at HooverThe after-parade Community Picnic & CelebrationHigh School, a program which certifies youth forstarts at 11:00am with featured music from the Wabash 
disaster preparedness and emergency response. She isWailers. The Sierra Madre pool will also be open fortruly is preparing the next generation of heroes.FREE. The afternoon will be topped off with games inActivities: the park with the ladies of Sierra Madre Civic Club.


Grease Sing-Along – Join your neighbors as Pink Wanna throw water balloons at your friends, orLadies and T-birds as we kick the weekend off with challenge your folks to a three-legged race or sack race?
a sign-along showing of Grease in Memorial ParkThis picnic is the place to be. Join us for a Home Run


starting at dusk. Snacks will be on hand. Derby and food for sale. 


Sierra Madre Fire helps apply Phos-Chek to the Rose 
Bowl area and other unnamed communities along the 


foothills in preparation of this Fourth of July festivities. 

The main ingredients of Phos-Chek, a preventative fire 

Reminder the 

retardant, are phosphates and fertilizers to help prevent 
plants from burning and re-vegetate burned wildland Fireworks, both 
areas. As always Sierra Madre’s water tanker will be Safe and Sane and in this year’s Sierra Madre 4th of July Day Parade. 

Illegal Brands are

Photo D. Lee/MVNews 

Sierra Madre. The 
City has a "Zero 
Tolerance" policyand fines could 
be as much as 
$1000. Celebrate 
responsibly and 
one of the many 
local firework 

Details on pg. 4 

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