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The Arcadia Branch of AAUW sent girls to Tech Trek Math/Science Camp at Whittier College this summer.
Pictured are four of the happy campers. Photo Credit: Carol Dennis 

credentialed middle-school teachers. Field trips may includean outing to Griffith Park Observatory, a visit to a forensics lab,
and a marine biology trip. All will enjoy a dinner featuringa Professional Women’s Panel in which the girls will hearinspirational stories of the women’s various paths into STEM 

Students are nominated by teachers to attend Tech Trek Camp.
The local branch of AAUW provides the funding for the studentsto attend and makes the final selection of campers.

AAUW-Arcadia Branch members are supporting this endeavor,
along with contributions from community donors. Major donorsthis year are the Arcadia Chinese Association (ACA), the HakkaFoundation, El Monte City Schools, and Soroptimist of Altadena/

Tech Trek had its beginnings at Stanford University in 1998.
Ten more camps on California college campuses have followedthroughout the years. The mission of AAUW is to advance equityfor women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy,
and research. To support programs like Tech Trek or to learnmore about the American Association of University Women(AAUW), please contact Tech Trek Coordinator Phyllis Howardat (626) 359-3525. 

Alverno High School200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Ann M. GillickE-mail address: 
Arcadia High School180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent 
Arroyo Pacific Academy41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 
(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil ClarkeE-mail address: 
Barnhart School 
240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007 
(626) 446-5588 Head of School: Ethan WilliamsonKindergarten - 8th gradewebsite: 
Bethany Christian School93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-3527Principal: Dr. William Walnerwebsite: www. 
Clairbourn School 
8400 Huntington DriveSan Gabriel, CA 91775 
Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 
FAX: 626-286-1528 
Foothill Oaks Academy822 Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010(626) 301-9809Co-Principals Nancy Lopez and Diane 
Frostig School971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 
(626) 791-1255Head of School: Jenny Janetzke 
The Gooden School 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-2410Interim Head of School, Merrily Dunlap 
High Point Academy1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road Pasadena, Ca. 91107 
Headmaster John Higgins 626-798-8989 
La Salle High School3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 
(626) 351-8951 website: www.lasallehs.orgPrincipal Bro. Christopher Brady, FSC 
Monrovia High School325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin JacksonEmail: 
Odyssey Charter School725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neillwebsite: 
Pasadena High School2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca.
(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandezwebsite: 
St. Rita Catholic School 
322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024Principal Joan Harabedian (626) 355-9028website: 
Sierra Madre Elementary School141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-1428 Principal: Esther SalinasE-mail address: 
Sierra Madre Middle School 
160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett NewsomE-mail address: 
Walden School 
74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 
Weizmann Day School1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107(626) 797-0204Lisa Feldman: Head of School 
Wilson Middle School 
300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth EsselnE-mail address: 
Pasadena Unified School District 
351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109(626) 396-3600 Website: www.pusd@pusd.usrcadia Unified School District 
234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007 
(626) 821-8300 Website: 
Monrovia Unified School District 
325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016 
(626) 471-2000 Website: 
Duarte Unified School District 
1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010 
(626)599-5000 Website: 
Looking forward to a week at Tech Trek Science and MathCamp on the Whittier College campus are nine middle-schoolgirls from local school districts. The girls will spend the weekof June 26-July 2 exploring STEM courses and possible futuresin STEM careers—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
The Whittier Camp is sponsored by the Arcadia Branch of theAmerican Association of University Women (AAUW). Now, 
because of its popularity, Tech Trek has become a project of theNational AAUW and many other states are also involved.

The goal of Tech Trek Camp is to help young women enteringeighth grade in the fall to develop interest, excitement, and self-
confidence in the fields of math and science—in the hope thatthey will continue to take more classes in those fields and go on torelated careers. Representing Arcadia are Anika Misra and EvelynLo. El Monte City Schools has participants Amanda Mercado,
Karina Aviles, Josephyne Alvarez, Kiara Witt, and Alina Phu.
Temple City is represented by Emily Kwok, and Monrovia issending Beatriz Garcia.

These young women will receive a preview of college life whilelearning that math and science can be enjoyable. They will live indorms on the Whittier College campus for the week and attendclasses that emphasize hands-on experiments and are taught by 



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Sierra Madre, CA. - 
On Wednesday May 13, 2015 at 04:00 AM a resident on Grove Lane heard noises in the front of his residence. The resident looked out the 
window and observed a suspect breaking into his vehicle. The resident went outside and confronted the suspect, who was now inside his 
vehicle, and a brief struggle ensued. The suspect had a large silver object in his hand which the resident felt was a gun. Fearing for his safety 
the resident backed away from the suspect allowing the suspect flee southbound to a dark colored SUV. As the SUV pulled up another 
suspect ran out of the residence south of the original victims and fled to the vehicle. 
Within minutes of the original call officers spotted the dark colored SUV traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Baldwin from Sierra 
Madre Blvd. A high risk traffic stop was conducted and three suspects were detained without incident. Stolen property and narcotics were located 
inside the vehicle. 
Police Chief Larry Giannone said “we discourage residents 
from confronting suspects for their safety but are glad the victimis okay. The quick response from the officers was instrumentalin apprehending these suspects and recovering the victim’sproperty”. Police located additional property in the vehicle andwill be attempting to identify other victims. 
The three suspects are gang members and have lengthy arrestrecords. All three suspects reside in El Monte and were booked 
at the Pasadena City Jail. Bail for each is set at $50,000. 
Jesus Rojas (20) Geovany Martinez (19) Aaron Vazquez (33) 
There are many reasons why city of Sierra 
Madre is considered a great place to live. 
Certainly, its’ village character is one 
reason. Our independence is another. We 
have excellent schools and our own police 
and fire departments. We have our own 
library. We have our own grocery store, 
hardware store, auto repair shops, coffee 
shops, florists, restaurants and much more. 
However, if a survey were taken today, you 
would probably find that most residents 
consider safety their number one priority. 
And, according to a recent survey released 
by, Sierra Madre ranks No. 24 
in the top 50 cities in the State of California 
and, based upon the survey’s findings, it is 
the safest city in the San Gabriel Valley! 
There are 482 cities in California that 
38 million residents call home. Safewise 
examined those cities with populations 
over 10,000 and evaluated recent FBI Crime 
Report data. and compiled a list of the 50 
safest cities based upon the incidents of 
crime compared to the national average. 
“From there, we determined the number 
of Violent Crimes, which are considered 
murder, aggravated assault, robbery and 
forcible rape, as well as Property Crimes, 
consisting of burglary, motor vehicle theft, 
arson, and larceny-theft that were reported 
in each city. Then, to create a level playing 
field and make it easy to compare crime 
rates among several cities, we calculated the 
chance of these crimes happening out of 
1,000 people. 
“The average violent crime rate among 
our safest cities was 1.12 per 1,000 people, 
and the average property crime rate was 
11.32 per 1,000 people. That means the 
average safe city listed below experienced 
70 percent less violent crime and 60 percent 
less property crime than the typical U.S. 
city. We were particularly impressed to 
discover that 42 of California’s 50 safest 
cities (84 percent) reported no murders. 
And the safest city on our list, Hillsborough, 
reported no incidents of violent crime 
Sierra Madre has had no murders 
and ranks well below the national 
average when in comes to crime. 
In the report, this is attribute 
to the use of technology by the 
Other San Gabriel Valley Cities 
that make the top 50 list are: 
Temple City - No. 37; La Canada 
Flintridge – 43 and La Puente – 
The incorporated cities and 
unincorporated neighborhoods 
of the San Gabriel Valley with a 
population over 10,000 include: 
Altadena, Alhambra, Arcadia, Azusa, 
Baldwin Park, Citrus, Covina, Diamond 
Bar, Duarte, East Pasadena, El Monte, 
Glendora, Hacienda Heights, Hillgrove, 
Irwindale, La Cañada Flintridge, La Puente 
Monrovia, Monterey Park, Pasadena, 
Rosemead, Rowland Heights, San Gabriel, 
San Marino, Sierra Madre, South El Monte, 
South Pasadena, South San Gabriel, South 
San Jose Hills, Temple City, Valinda, 
Vincent, Walnut, West Covina and West 
Puente Valley. 
S. Henderson/MVNews 
SIERRA MADRE: - 24th Safest Statewide of Cities With Populations 
of 10,000 or more. Topped ranked San Gabriel Valley City 
You’ll find the safe city of Sierra Madre 13 miles south 
of Los Angeles. For roughly a century, the Sierra Madre 
Police Department has worked with citizens to keep the 
community a safe place to settle. Leveraging the latest 
technology, the department uses the free online service 
CrimeReports to give residents insight into what types of 
crime are happening in their community. In all, the safe 
city cited only 13 violent crimes for the year and only five 
other cities on our list reported fewer forcible rapes and 
fewer robberies. 
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.17 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 11.67 
The volunteers of the Sierra 
Madre 4th of July Committee 
are pleased and excited to 
announce that the 2015 
Fourth of July Parade Grand 
Marshal will be Sierra Madre’s 
very own Nina and Clem 
“The Grand Marshal is a 
person or persons whose 
efforts over a long period 
of time has been beneficial 
to the community of Sierra 
Madre. The title of Grand 
Marshal is intended to 
honor a person or persons’ 
volume of work, dedication 
and overall enhancements to 
our community.” Nina and 
Clem have embodied these 
characteristics for years. 
This ultra civic Sierra Madre 
couple have continued to 
donate time and service to the 
Sierra Madre community for 
over 60 plus years. They are 
true examples of the Sierra 
Madre spirit and continue to 
give back today. 
Clem was part of the first 
committee in 1964/65 to plan 
the first 4th of July Parade/
Celebration in Sierra Madre. 
Clem served the community 
as a Parks & Recreation 
Commissioner, Planning 
Commissioner, and then in 
the 1980s and 90s as Mayor 
and Councilmember. In the 
1960s he was a member of the 
Sierra Madre Lions Club. He 
is a Past President and current 
member of the the Sierra 
Madre Kiwanis Club and was 
a founding member of the 
Sierra Madre Community 
Nina has served on the Senior 
Community Commission for 
over six years and has been a 
member of the Priscilla’s since 
1997. Throughout the years 
both Clem & Nina have been 
active with the Sierra Madre 
Rose Float Assoc. Historical 
Society, SMEAC and Friends 
of the Library. 
There isn’t a civic cause or 
local group they haven’t 
helped with. Together they 
are committed to making 
the town of Sierra Madre 
the community we treasure 
today. The Bartolais are 
Sierra Madreans that make a 
For more information 
on all of the 4th of July 
Festivities, please visit www. 
With the reduction of revenue for the next fiscal 
year, July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, and the 
reality that Sierra Madre cannot sustain the level 
of services it currently provides, Mayor John 
Capoccia, Councilwoman Rachelle Arizmendi 
led one of many outreach efforts to solicit input 
from the community as to how the council 
should balance next year’s budget. 
On Tuesday, the presentation made to the 
Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club asked residents to 
review the city’s financial situations and let their 
elected officials know what services were most 
important to them; what services should be cut; 
suggest ways to increase city revenue and ideason how to address the current situation. 
The Mayor noted that the city does have healthyreserves, however those funds are needed for 
emergencies such as the fires of 2008 or the 
windstorm on 2011. In each instance, because 
f th i f o d o her f h i 
| Community Garden | Community Newsletter | 
Coordinating Council | Special Event Permits | 
Contract Services: Aquatics, Recreation Classes, 
After School Youth Programs | Special Events: 
Huck Finn, MWTR, 4th of July, Summer Funin the Park, Concerts in the Park, Movies in 
the Park, Halloween | Staff the Community 
Services & Senior Community Commissions 
(continued on page 4) 
(In thousands, with transfers)