Mountain Views News     Logo: MVNews     Saturday, August 6, 2016

MVNews this week:  Page B:1

Susan Henderson, 


 You would think that a but I want you to know that we truly appreciate 
woman of my maturity you.
would rather not speak 

 And last but not least, thanks to my family who 

of birthdays. That is 

have withstood so much. They’ve been willing to 

incorrect. First of all, as 

share companion, mom and grandmom, sister, 

my mother used to say, 

and aunt with the paper. You are also appreciated 

“The only way to avoid 

and loved.

growing old is to die 
young.” I listened and It has not always been easy, but I have the same 
happily chose not to die commitment that I had when I suggested that 
young. And my father Sierra Madre needed a real community paper. 

whispered another gem 

 A few years ago, , I answered a question that was 

in my ear that made me 

asked of me by someone in town, “Why Are You 

appreciate birthdays 

Doing this?” Now that is truly a good question. 

even more. He said, 

Let’s see. Perhaps my parents dropped me on my 

“Your birthday is your 

head when I was a child. No, that’s not it. Ok, well 

own personal holiday. 

perhaps I just like working 100 hour weeks. Or 

Enjoy it!” And so, in the spirit of wisdom of both 

better yet, maybe I just love pouring every penny 

my parents, I want to celebrate, a very special 

I have into this enterprise. Hmm…that doesn’t 

birthday. No, not mine - that’s in February, but 

sound right either. Ok, I got it. I publish this 

the birthday of the Mountain Views News nee 

paper because I love it. I love sharing information 


with others. I love learning and writing about the 

 It has been nine years ago this month that this treasures in our communities. I love providing a 
paper was created and believe me, we are proud needed service to the community. I love bringing 
to be here. This paper follows in the traditions people together, even when they don’t agree. 
my parents spoke of. We will not die young 

 I love giving the opportunity for others to 

and we will take the time to appreciate our own 

share their talents. And please know, there is 

special day.

no one associated with the Mountain Views that 

 As you may notice, I keep saying we. Well that supports their families or even their cheapest 
is because the Mountain Views News is not just 
the paper that I own and publish. It belongs OTHER MOUNTAIN VIEWS NEWS 
to many other people too. To the wonderful DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI 
staff, contributors, volunteers, supporters and 

Pat Ostrye, Paul Carpenter, Stuart Tolchin, 

caretakers, and most of all, it belongs to the 

Hail Hamilton, Stanley J. Forrester, Trish 

communities we serve. Without you, this 

Collins, Teresa Baxter, Julie Puterbaugh, 

paper would not be possible. Oh, and yes, to 

Bruce LaMarche, Ann Luke, Ben Show and 

our detractors, we thank you too, because your 

Meaghan Allen 

unrelenting criticism makes us stronger. 
There are several people who have been with 

hobbies with the money they earn, if any. The 

this paper since the beginning. Special birthday 

people celebrating with me today all participate 

greetings to: Dean Lee, Rich Johnson, Bob 

because it is a labor of love, and we love to do this 

Eklund, Mary Carney, Kim Clymer-Kelley, Jeff 

because you, the communities we serve, have 

Brown, John Aveny, and Peter Dills. This paper 

shown that you love us too!

also has a stellar alumni that for a variety of 
reasons, mostly relocation, are no longer with I wish that more people would look around 
us. They include Chris Bertrand who retired to and see what they can contribute to make our 
Northern California to be closer to her grandson; communities a better place. Many people do, 
Hail Hamilton who retired and moved away; but there are many more that don’t. If you don’t, 
and Joe Russo, who spent many, many hours you have no idea how good it would make you 
working with me on the production of the paper. feel. Sharing your talents unconditionally is the 
Joe has married, become a wonderful father and best feeling in the world. And, when you have 
now lives in the midwest. Our dear friend and done it long enough to have a ‘birthday’ you 
contributor, Ralph McKnight, the original voice really rejoice. 
of the “Left”, and dear friend Pat Birdsall, passed 

 So, pick something, a school, a library, a church, 


an organization, someone who is sick and shut 

 We’ve also been blessed to add to our ranks in, or even your next door neighbor. Take a little 
many other fine writers including those listed on time to share what God has given you. When 
our masthead (Page B4). I hope I didn’t forget you do you will find that, birthdays roll around 
anyone, if so, I am certain you will let me know! pretty fast but they feel really good!
For 9 years, 468 consecutive weeks, you have 

 So, Happy Birthday Mountain Views News. 

been with us in pen and/or spirit. We also wish 

We should all be very proud of what we have 

to thank those who have been behind the scenes 

accomplished in such a short time. And, thanks 

supporting the paper with their kind deeds and 

to each of you for all you have done. 

encouraging words. You shall remain nameless, 


 During the week of September 10th, Sierra Madre CERT will be offering FREE comprehensive 
emergency preparedness training classes to the public.

 Classes involve a mix of lecture and hands on exercises. The final day even includes a comprehensive 
disaster scenario! 


Harry Shahoian as Elvis at the Sierra Madre Concert in the Park 
Sponsored by Sierra Madre Rotary Club 

Sunday August 7th, 2016.222 West Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA6 pm to 8 pmFree show, all ages welcome! See you there!


LOS ANGELES COUNTY – The Board of the head and was subsequently pronounced deadSupervisors unanimously approved a motionat the Huntington Memorial Hospital. The suspectby Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich offeringfled south on Olive Avenue. 
a $20,000 reward in exchange for informationAccording to Sheriff’s Homicide detectives, theleading to the arrest and/or conviction of thesuspect is believed to be a gang member and thesuspect(s) responsible for the fatal shooting ofshooting is believed to be gang-related. Detectives4-year-old Salvador Esparza in not believe that victim Esparza or his family

On July 5, 2016, according to witnesses, thewere the intended target.
shooting suspect chased a male black adult ontoSupervisor Antonovich encourages anyone withthe property on 300 block of West Figueroa Driveinformation to contact Sergeant John O’Brien atand fired at him. The victim survived the attack 323-574-0461 or Sergeant Domenick Recchia 323but 
Esparza was also hit with a single gunshot to 574-2851 with the LASD Homicide Bureau. 

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