Mountain Views News     Logo: MVNews     Saturday, September 24, 2016

MVNews this week:  Page A:3

RETIREMENTS (continued from page 1)

The remodeling of the Pool House, the 
Recreation Center, the City Hall Basement 
EOC, and the Senior Center, the construction 
of the YAC and the initiation of the process 
to make improvements to the Library are 
representative of efforts to update the 
City’s building facilities. Construction of 
the award-winning Grove Street Reservoir, 
the water filtration plant, the water system 
interconnections with Arcadia and MWD, and 
the replacement of miles of transmission and 
distribution water mains show a commitment 
to supplying dependable, safe drinking water. 

 Lastly, the construction of the 2 replacement 
reservoirs and pump station at Mira Monte, 
the City’s largest single public works project 
ever, demonstrate that no accomplishment is 
too big for the Department, when the resources 
and community support are present to get the 
job done.” 

 City Manager Elaine Aguilar stated that, 
“Bruce has always been an instrumental staff 
member, and he seems to have unending 
energy and commitment. He has been involved 
in many of Sierra Madre’s accomplishments. 
He is one of the most service-oriented, 
dedicated, and hardworking members of the 
Sierra Madre team. He possesses a wealth of 
information and professional expertise and is 
the consummate professional.” Inman’s final 
date of employment with the City is December 
16, 2016. 



Mountain View News Saturday, September 24, 2016 

Walking Sierra Madre…The Social Side 

by Deanne Davis

“My favorite poem is the one that starts, ‘Thirty 
days hath September’

because it actually tells you something.” 
Groucho Marx

 As I am writing this week’s Walking Sierra 
Madre, all the mechanical things that make our 
garage door go up and down, when we press on 
a remote while careening down the driveway, 
are being replaced. The phone has rung several 
times since they arrived and each call has told 
us something else unpleasant. So far, the cost 
is a little less than astronomical, but not much. 
Heavy sigh... It will be nice not to have to crawl 
in the garage window, balancing precariously 
on stepladders inside and outside the window to 
get the door open when it has decided it doesn’t 
want to let us have our cars. 

 Another rose garden has bit the dust here. 
Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust” comes to 
mind. In its place are succulents, lavender and 
some large decorative rocks we have unearthed 
here and there around the place. We’re liking 
it. More roses to go, two that were planted just 
before our youngest daughter, Crissy, had her 
wedding reception here are the next ones in line. 
The anniversary card goes out today to celebrate 
her and husband, Chris’s, 17th anniversary. The 
roses, alas, are destined for the green bin, just as 
soon as I see something really fantastic to put in 
their place. 

 Have you been to Petunias lately? Our nifty new 
store on Baldwin, across from Starbucks? That 
orange blouse in the window called my name until 
I got in there and took it home with me. They have 
some splendid stuff, way more than just clothes. 
Think gift items, earrings, artwork. 

 Speaking of orange things, this (pictured) 
house down on South Baldwin is winning my 
award for best and earliest Halloween décor. 
Above their front gate is a bright orange 
pumpkin topped with a menacing vulture. The 
picket fence is totally decorated, the front door 
sports a colorful witch and it’s all so cleverly 
done. Stop and take a look. We’re seeing little 
signs here and there that Halloween is definitely 
on the way. The giant pumpkins on our street are 
the biggest ones ever and the scarecrows in front 
of Creative Arts Group are stunning. Hoping 
you all signed up for the Scarecrow Contest.

 There were rumors this week that we might 
have a little rain. Ha! Actually, it did rain in 
Burbank and we got about nine drops on us as 
we happened to be down in Los Angeles when 
it sprinkled on Monday. Think how many songs 
there are about rain, and these are only a few of 
the best ones!

 “Singin’ In The Rain” Sung by Gene Kelly in 
the classic movie.

 “It’s Raining Men” OK, it was the 80’s and 
really worked in the musical, “Priscilla, Queen 
of the Desert.”

 “Purple Rain” Prince, of course

 “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” BJ 
Thomas – “Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.”

 “Looks Like Rain” Grateful Dead

 “Buckets of Rain” and “Rainy Day Women” 
Bob Dylan

 “Who’ll Stop The Rain” Creedence Clearwater 

 “Fire and Rain” James Taylor

 Pumpkin cheesecake is back at Cheesecake 
Factory...just saying.

 My book page: Deanne Davis


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

 An excellent The Kids Are Back In School gift, 
by the way!


September 11, to September 18, 2016 - During this 
time period, the Sierra Madre Police Department 
responded to approximately 235 day and night time 
calls for service. 

Monday, September 12

Sierra Madre PD officers were dispatched at about 
8:26 a.m. to the 00 block of Suffolk Ave. regarding 
a theft from a vehicle report. Unknown suspect(s) 
entered victim’s apartment complex parking lot 
sometime between 9/11/16 at 10:00 p.m. and 9/12/16 
at 6:10 a.m. and ransacked the victim’s vehicle 
taking victim’s property. Case to Detectives 

8:26 a.m. 

Officers responded to the 00 block of Suffolk Ave 
regarding a stolen vehicle report. The victim stated 
that his car was parked the night before at about 
6:00 p.m. in the rear carport, when he returned 
on 9/12/16 he discovered it missing. The car is 
described as a 2014 gray Honda Civic containing 
two car seats and miscellaneous baby items. The 
victim’s truck was also ransacked at the same 
location. SMPD dispatch entered the auto into the 
stolen vehicle database and notified surrounding 

9:10 a.m. 

Officers dispatched to the station lobby for an auto 
burglary report. The victim’s car was parked in 
the driveway in the 100 block of Esperanza Ave. on 
9/11/16 at about 10:00 p.m. The victim returned to 
the car on 9/12/16 at about 8:45 a.m. to discover the 
passenger door open. Unknown suspect(s) stole 
personal property. Case forwarded to Detectives 

Tuesday, September 13

At about 3:50 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 
station lobby for a stolen bike report. The victim 
last saw his bike on the bike rack of his parked SUV 
on 9/12/16 at about 9:00 p.m. in the 500 block of 
Woodland Drive. On 9/13/16, at about 8:15 a.m. the 
victim received a call from his neighbor telling him 
that his bike had been stolen. The victim states that 
it appears the locks that secured the bike had been 
cut by bolt cutters. Case to Detectives

5:30 P.M. 

Officers and a supervisor were dispatched to a 
domestic dispute in the 400 block of Fairview 
Ave. An argument between two males escalated 
into an assault charge after one male was struck 
by a bamboo stick by the other. A male was 
arrested and transported to Pasadena PD’s jail. 
An Emergency Protective Order was obtained 
keeping the aggressor from returning to the house. 
Case referred to the DA’s office for filing 

Saturday, September 17 

At about 9:17 a.m. officers responded to the 200 
block of E. Sierra Madre Blvd. for an auto burglary. 
The victim said that she last saw her property 
the night before at about 11:00 p.m., when she 
returned on 9/17 at about 5:50 a.m. she found her 
trunk and passenger door open. An unknown 
suspect(s) rummaged through her vehicle and 
allegedly stole property while the vehicle was 
parked in the carport. Victim had several white 
bags with recently purchased household items that 
were taken. Detectives are following on a witness 
account of possible suspect(s).

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