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Best Friends and More:
Happy Tails
The Joy of Yoga
The Missing Page
Katnip News!
SGV Humane Society

Food & Drink:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two

The Good Life:
Senior Happenings

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Looking Up
Christopher Nyerges
Out to Pastor

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Bob Eklund
Marc Garlett
Chris Leclerc
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Rev. James Snyder
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VOLUME 11 NO. 17



8:00am to noon - olunteers needed!

 Please dress carefully, i.e., closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing. You will also need gloves and garden tools. 

 Bailey Canyon Wilderness Park is located at 451 W. Carter Ave., at the top of Grove St. Bring a friend!

 This event is sponsored by the Sierra Madre Environmental Action Council (SMEAC).


The 55th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair, sponsored by 
the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, will be held 
in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd., on 
Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, 
May 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 Eighty artists, including 14 newly juried, will display 
and sell their works of art. Mediums include oil paintings, 
jewelry, watercolors, glass, wood, metal, wearable 
art, photography, pottery, ceramics, mixed media 
and weaving. The Art Fair will be the perfect place to 
buy Mom that wonderful Mother’s Day gift or to buy 
upcoming graduation and wedding gifts, as well as to 
purchase pieces for your own enjoyment.

 The Featured Artist this year is Karen McLean-
McGaw. Her “Estuary Reflections” watercolor appears 
on all posters, post cards, flyers, and other promotional 

 Live Music will be featured throughout the weekend 
in the band shell and on the southeast lawn. In the 
Band Shell on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – 
Northeast LA Jazz Group and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
–Natalie Clark Music from Scotland. On Sunday from
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Severin Browne and Friends 
(Original songs and American Pop Music) and from 2:00 
p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Steve Trovato and Tim Kobza, Guitars 
and Vocals (Jazz-Rock-Country-Blues).

 On the Southeast Lawn on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 
12 noon – Luckpenny (Irish) and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 
p.m. – Evan Marshall Mandolin Maestro. On Sunday 
from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon -- Banna Beag Mall (Irish) 
and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Jean Sudbury (eclectic 
display of Continental music).

 Food vendors will offer a variety of food and drinks. 
Scheduled to participate are Taquito Lover, Korean BBQ, 
the Gourmet Genie Food Truck, Sweet Beginnings and 
Hawaiian Honey Cones. 

 The Friends of the Library will have a booth selling 
their popular sweet ‘quick’ breads and the Sierra Madre 
Historical Preservation Society will be selling their 
famous lemonade made from rangpur limes. 

 For the children, instructors from the Creative Arts 
Group have planned a special craft activity -- making 
flower bouquets with different colors and shapes of paper. 

 Be sure to stop by the Wine & Beer Garden on the front 
lawn of the Park. It will be open Saturday from 11:00 a.m. 
to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 Again, this year we will feature a Silent Auction. To 
date, 40 artists have donated lovely, one-of-a-kind pieces 
for the auction which means you’ll have an opportunity 
to bid on some really beautiful artwork and also support 
the Library.

 Volunteers and Bakers are needed! To volunteer at 
the Friends Booth, Friends Food Booth, Silent Auction, 
Wine & Beer Garden, as an area Host or Hostess or to 
donate Baked Goods, please contact Fran Garbaccio at 
626-843-1117 or to let her know 
when and how you can help.


 All Proceeds from the Art Fair benefit the Sierra Madre 
Public Library. Any questions please visit our website www. or call 626-355-7186. We 
now have a Facebook page so please Like us!

California State Treasurer John Chiang swears in Rachelle Arizmendi as Mayor, Below the full 
Council, l to r, John Harabedian, John Capoccia, Arizmendi, Gene Goss and Denise Delmar.

On Tuesday, the City of Sierra Madre held its annual 
reorganization meeting and elected Councilpersons 
Rachelle Arizmendi as Mayor and Denise Delmar 
as Mayor Pro Tem. 

California State Treasurer John Chiang administered 
the Oath of Office to both Arizmendi and Delmar, 
a change from the city's tradition of having elected 
officials sworn in by the city clerk. Chiang is a 
longtime associate of Arizmendi.

 First elected to the council in 2014 she is the 
first Filipino American to serve as Mayor. And, 
to add to the historic nature of the evening, when 
Councilwoman Delmar, was elected Mayor Pro 
Tem, it marks the first time in Sierra Madre's 100+ 
year history that two women will hold the town's 
top two leadership positions.

 Arizmendi accepted responsibility for her new 
position with a brief address to the residents of Sierra 
Madre. She began by sharing an encounter she had 
when she was first elected, “In April 2014, sometime 
after the election, I was doing my regular morning 
run routine when I stopped to say hi to a friend in 
town. Bob asked how I was doing, and I responded 
“Great, you know I’m getting sworn in on Tuesday!” 
Bob’s table mate, who I didn’t know, chimed in and 
said “Sworn-In?… Wow!… Are you getting your 
Citizenship?” It was so unexpected that I was thrown 
off a bit. I literally Laughed Out Loud. Well, to Bob’s 
friend… if you’re out 
there- “YES…I just 
got sworn in tonight 
to serve as the Mayor 
of Sierra Madre.”

She continued, 
“Although tonight 
is partly a night 
of celebration- it 
is important to 
understand that we 
are at the cusp of a 
very challenging year. 
Many issues are facing 
us at the National 
Level and the State 
Level- but even for 
us here in our own 
City of Sierra Madre. 
We will be faced with 
decisions that require bold action and where we can 
no longer operate “business as usual.”

 Among those in attendance were Former Sierra 
Madre Mayor Clem Bartolai, Pasadena Unified 
School District Board Member Larry Torres, 
Jason Pu, Council Member, San Gabriel, Kyle 
Miller, Council Member, La Habra Heights, 
Victor Manalo, Council Member, Artesia, 
Michael Caccioitti,Council Member, South 
Pasadena, Thomas Small, Council Member, 
Culver City, Mike Eng, Board of Trustees, Los 
Angeles Community Colleges District, Dr. Ross 
Selvidge, Board of Trustee, Pasadena City College
Thomas Wong, President, Board of Directors San 
Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District and Henry 
Lo, Board Member, Garvey School District (partial 

 Representatives from Assemblymember Chris 
Holden’s Office, State Senator Anthony Portantino’s 
Office and LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger 
Office presented the outgoing Mayor Gene Goss 
and the incoming Mayor with Certificates of 
Recognition. Mayor Goss also received a special 
plaque from the Sierra Madre Chamber of 
Commerce in appreciation for his support of the 
community and local businesses.

 A reception was held at the Hart Park House 
immediately following. 

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