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VOLUME 10 NO. 32

Walking Sierra Madre…The Social Side 

by Deanne Davis


Tina the 7-foot, 100 pound American Alligator living for 18 years at the Pasadena Humane Society was 
moved Thursday, to join famed Reggie the Alligator, at the LA Zoo. Authorities said to remember, wild 
animals should not be kept as pets. Wild animals should stay in the wild. 

The City is seeking 
nominations for 
this year’s Honors 
Awards. Submissions 
must be received by 
September 9 at 5:00 
pm. Awards are:

George Mauer Lifetime Achievement Award

Awarded to a person / entity whose lifetime of 
service /embodies the spirit of volunteerism

Wistaria Award

Recognizes a Community partnership that 
provides community-wide programs and 

Public Safety Award

Presented for outstanding service and duty to 
the community

Public Service Award

The Employee of the Year Award for remarkable 
public and customer service

Community Youth Service Award

Presented to a youth (under 18) for outstanding 
service and dedication to the community

Nomination forms are available at City Hall 
or on the City’s website. Nominations can be 
dropped off at City Hall or emailed to Dorothy 
Costello at


“The first week of August hangs at the very top 
of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the 
highest seat of a Ferris-wheel when it pauses in 
its turning. The weeks that come before are only 
a climb from balmy spring and those that follow, 
a drop to the chill of autumn. But the first week 
of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously 
silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring 
noons and sunsets smeared with too much color.” 
Natalie Babbitt Tuck Everlasting

I’ve got those summer cold blues!

I’m wheezin’, sneezin’, coughin’ all day long,

And then all night it’s the same dull song.

My walking shoes are sitting on the washer, so 

And I’m watching the Olympics, starting early 

Today at 6 a.m. it’s field hockey with the girls,

Then rowing, swimming, fencing, qualifying 

And we’ve got absolutely nothing in the house 
that’s good to eat.

I’ve got those summer cold blues!

I’m wheezin’, sneezin’, coughin’ all day long,

And then all night it’s the same dull song.

Michael Phelps is taking gold, and so is swimming 

Chinese synchronized divers, and darling Simone 

Beach volleyball and tennis, I slept through most 
of those.

The women’s bike road race, where Mara Abbott 
should of won,

Was a scary thing to watch, with bikes crashing 
all along the run.

I’ve got those summer cold blues!

I’m wheezin’, sneezin’, coughin’ all day long,

And then all night it’s the same dull song.

I’ve taken Day and NyQuil and still my throat is 

And my favorite walking buddy thinks I’m a 
crashing bore.

Tonight we get more swimming,

And – Oh good! – Some more gymnastics.

And I’m hoping tomorrow I’ll be up feeling 

 I’m convinced my summer cold is a direct result 
of airplane travel coming home from Texas. There 
are two schools of thought on this and I’m in the 
camp of the believers. If you’ve got a summer 
cold, you have my sympathy. The only thing that 
has appealed to me at all is watermelon. I did cook 
some salmon, which was delicious and easy. Try 
this: Take two salmon filets, rinse and pat them 
dry. Set them on a plate and dust them with our 
own Sierra Madre Grocery Company’s Sierra 
Seasoning Rub. Put enough olive oil in a skillet to 
coat it, heat it to a medium hot, add your salmon 
face side down (skin side up) so it will get a nice 
color, turn the heat down and cover the skillet. 
Keep an eye on your salmon as it cooks quickly. 
Uncover it after a couple of minutes and turn it 
over, skin side down. Then re-cover it for a few 
more minutes till a peek at the middle of the filet 
shows it’s cooked through. Serve with a salad or a 
veggie and you’re all set. Let someone else clean 

 Discovered last week that the rubber mulch I 
bought at Home Depot, which was guaranteed to 
last for at least ten years has been overheating my 
plants. Sigh... the wood chip mulch is fine, but, 
apparently, the rubber mulch heats up the entire 
world wherever you put it. My yard maintenance 
professional, Gerardo Jimenez, very gently told 
me that the rubber mulch was the cause of my 
crepe myrtle being the only one in Sierra Madre 
or Wylie, Texas, that didn’t look beautiful. It’s 
cooler this week, I know my summer cold blues 
will go away and maybe my crepe myrtle will 
bloom yet this season. 

My book page: Deanne Davis


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

An excellent graduation gift, by the way!



PASADENA, Calif.—All lanes of the eastbound 
I-210 between Mountain Street and Lake Avenue 
in Pasadena will be closed twice in August, for 
34 hours each time, by Caltrans for pavement 
rehabilitation work. The eastbound I-210 connector 
lanes to the westbound SR-134 freeway also will be 
closed, along with the eastbound I-210 on-ramps for 
Lincoln Avenue and Mountain Street.

 Although the I-210 might be closed, remember 
that Pasadena is open for business! Our shops, 
restaurants, movie theaters, art museums and 
galleries, parks and fun community activities like 
the Rose Bowl Flea Market, held this Sunday, Aug. 
14, welcomes you!

 For more information about the Caltrans district 
in charge of the closures, go online to http://www. Search for updates on the 
closures via social media with the #RoseJam hashtag 
or directly from Caltrans at
CaltransDist7 @CaltransDist7.

 Rose Bowl Flea Market info is online at: http:// 
The 34-hour weekend closures will occur: 
• 7 p.m., Saturday, August 13, 2016 
until 5 a.m., Monday, August 15
• 7 p.m., Saturday, August 27, 2016 until 5 a.m., 
Monday, August 29

 Caltrans officials emphasized that all lanes of 
eastbound I-210 will be closed in the construction 
area. Motorists who want to get through on 
the eastbound I-210 will have to use detours. 
There will be a number of detours posted with 
the main one being the eastbound I-210 to the 
southbound SR-2 to the eastbound SR-134. 
Motorists are urged to use caution and to “Be 
Work Zone Alert” should expect delays and are 
strongly advised to plan ahead, use alternate routes, 
avoid the area or use public transit. Additionally, 
motorists can check traffic conditions before 
they leave by calling 511 or visiting the Caltrans 
Quickmap at 
The I-210 is a major th oroughfare, serving 
commuters between Los Angeles and San 
Bernardino counties. As a result of heavy use, the 
road has experienced extensive wear. The closures 
are part of a $148.5 million pavement rehabilitation 
project of the I-210 passing through the cities of 
Glendale, La Cañada-Flintridge and Pasadena. 
Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit 
us online at; follow us 
on Twitter @PasadenaGov,
pasadenagov, and Instagram @PasadenaGov, www.; like us on Facebook at; and subscribe 
to our YouTube channel at
pasadenagov. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 



Under direction of a Police Lieutenant/Captain and/or the Police Chief the Police Officer 
patrols an assigned area, enforces public safety laws, codes, and regulations and maintains 
order, prevents, detects and investigates crime, and carries out special assignments in the 
protection of life and property; and performs other related duties as assigned.

If you are interested in becoming a police officer in our city, read the following description, 
visit the City of Sierra Madre web site, view instructions and submit an application.



The American Red Cross urgenly needs donors to 
give blood in the final weeks of summer to help 
overcome a critical blood shortage. You can help by 
alerting the community that donations are needed 
now to ensure blood remains available for patients 
in need.

 Attached is more information about upcoming 
blood donation opportunities in the community. 
Please let me know if you have any questions, 
would like to set up an interview or need additional 
information. Thanks in advance for your support! 



Tony Briggs 

Regional Communications Director

American Red Cross

Serving Orange, Riverside & San Bernardino 

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