Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, April 8, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, April 8, 2017 

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Unless otherwise noted, all meetings listed below are held at City 
Hall 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, Ca. 


NEXT REGULAR April 11, 2017

6:30 pm


Free on-air publicity for local events

 Sierra Madre’s EMERGENCY radio station is now accepting scripts for 
Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about community events. PSAs 
will be broadcast on the air at no charge. The station operates 24/7 and 
can be heard at 1630 on the AM dial.

 Any local non-profit or non-commercial organization can have their 
event information broadcast to the public on Sierra Madre Community 
Information Radio. The station covers the city of Sierra Madre, plus 
surrounding areas of Pasadena, Arcadia, and Monrovia. 

Your event must:

• Benefit a non-commercial or non-profit entity
• Be open to the public
• Be of general interest to local citizens

write a Public Service Announcement that describes your event and 
e-mail it to 


Arcadia, Calif. — In response to a lawsuit filed by PETA and Arcadia resident 
Sarah Rosenberg, the Arcadia City Council voted on Tuesday to rescind its prior 
resolution to use cruel neck and leg snares to trap coyotes and then kill them.In 
the lawsuit, PETA alleged that because the city council voted to approve the plan 
on February 21 without first considering the impact on the environment, which is 
required under the California Environmental Quality Act, its decision was illegal.

 “Coyotes are an important part of the ecosystem, and we have to learn to live 
alongside them in peace,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “The 
Arcadia City Council’s decision to rescind its cruel extermination plan should 
make other California municipalities think twice before delivering a death 
sentence to coyotes and their orphaned pups.”

 As PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse 
in any way”—pointed out to the mayor and city council, coyotes suffer when 
caught in painful snares, which could also indiscriminately harm companion 
animals and nontarget wildlife. The vast majority of city council meeting 
attendees opposed the plan to slaughter “nature’s dogs,” who are an integral part 
of California’s ecosystem. In addition to eating vegetables and fruits, as predators, 
they help keep populations of smaller animals such as squirrels and rats in check.

 Nonlethal means of living together with coyotes include informing the public 
about deterring them through habitat modification and repellents as well as 
strictly prohibiting feeding wildlife. It’s also important to ensure that companion 
animals are supervised and cats are kept indoors.

 For more information, please visit


Regular City Council Meeting

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 

6:30 pm

 Can’t make it to the meeting, but still want to share your thoughts? 
You can mail or drop off a written statement to City Hall or email city@ before 30 the night of the meeting and your 
statement will be delivered to all the Council Members.Sierra Madre 
City Hall 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA 91024 (626) 

Upcoming Community Events 

• March 24 – 26 Huck Finn Campout, Fishing Derby, 
Family Fishing 
• Saturday, April 15 – Easter Egg Hunt – Memorial Park 
• Sunday, April 23 – Free Compost Giveaway at Sierra Vista 
Basketball Courts 
• May 6 – 7 - Art Fair sponsored by Friends of SM Library 
at SM Memorial Park 
• Friday, May 26th – MWT Race Pasta Feed and Raffle at 
Kersting Court 
• Saturday, May 27th – Mount Wilson Trail Race 
• Saturday, June 3rd – Community Yard Sale at Sierra Vista 


The Volunteer Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee is seeking 
nominations for the 2017 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal. The 
Parade will be held as always the morning of July 4th. 

 Parade Grand Marshal Nominees should embody the spirit of 
Sierra Madre, be an active volunteer in any of the local nonprofit 
organizations or in some way contributed to the betterment of 
Sierra Madre. Nominees may be an individual or volunteers or an 

 Nominations must be submitted in writing by Thursday, 
April 27th and should be sent to the 4th of July Committee, 
PO Box 1073 Sierra Madre CA 91025 or emailed to Nominations should be no more 
than 1 page but at least a paragraph explaining why the honor should 
be given including contributions to the Sierra Madre community. 

 Previous Grand Marshals have included 2016 Pete Siberell and 
Hometown Hero Kris Lowe, 2015 Clem and Nina Bartolai, 2014 Pat 
& DeAlcorn & Hometown Heroes Sierra Madre Search and Rescue, 
2013 VFW Post 3208 & Hometown Hero Mama Pete; 2012 Nel and 
Bob Soltz (Wistaria Vine owners); 2011 Gayle Bluemel & Hometown 
Hero John Shear; 2010 Lew Wantanabe; 2009 Midge Morash; 2008 
Sierra Madre Fire Department; 2007 Ward Family (E. Waldo Ward 
& Sons); 2006 Judy Webb Martin & Toni Buckner & Hometown 
Hero Barbara Wamboldt; 2005 Police Chief Wayne Bailey; 2004 
Doug Berkshire; 2003 John Grijalva; 2002 Bob Quamstrom; 2001 Ty 
Gaffney; 2000 Dr. Bill White; and 1999 Jim & Barbara Heasley. 

 This All-American friends and family event is made possible 
through the wonderful contribution of donors and sponsors. If you’d 
like to help please visit or follow us 
on Facebook

Due to the popularity of the Emerging Women Exhibit, Creative 
Arts Group will extend our normal Saturday Gallery hours and 
remain open until 5pm on 4/1, 4/8, 4/15 and 4/22.

 ALSO: Q & A on Friday, April 7 from 7 - 9pm. Maurine St. 
Gaudens, Joseph Morsman and Maureen Siegel Sprowles will 
discuss the artists presented in Emerging from the Shadows and the 
influential role these adventurous women played in the development 
of the arts culture in California. The Q & A discussion is free and no 
registration is necessary.

 The exhibition will continue through April 26, 2017

 Exhibit hours: Monday - Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 10am-5pm





Tuesday, April 11 , 2017 12:00 Noon 

The Lodge 33 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre

Lunch $10 Program Free

Call 626-355-3222 To Reserve Your Seat

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