Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, May 20, 2017 

Walking Sierra Madre…The Social Side

by Deanne Davis 

“Oh Jacaranda tree, 
So stately and tall,
Scattering purple blossoms,
Over absolutely all.
We love your awesome lavender cloud,
And shout, “That’s amazing!” 
Right out loud!” 
A Spring, sort-of Haiku, by me. 

So I’m sitting at the kitchen table with my favorite 
breakfast companion, John, relishing that gourmet 
treat: oatmeal and raisins, desultorily leafing 
through Tuesday’s Los Angeles Times newspaper/
birdcage liner, when what do my wondering eyes 
behold? My brother-in-law, right on the front of 
the California section! The caption reads, “A voter 
at the Hollywood Recreation Center in March.” 
There was more, but that’s the important part. 
There he is, Jay ‘Tex’ Davis, singer-songwriter, 
sculptor, painter, whose work has been for sale 
in the gift shops of some of the biggest Las Vegas 
hotels. Another interesting fact is that he will be 
91 this year! He sang and played his guitar at our 
50th anniversary party last April 1st. He spends 
many of his weekends singing and playing at a 
variety of rest home/assisted living facilities in the 
Hollywood area. We have two of his sculptures, a 
longhorn steer and a rodeo bull rider on a bucking 
bull. They’re small but tremendously detailed and 
faithful to anatomy of both cowboy and bull. Pretty 
cool, huh! The picture is Jay at the polls.

Hope your Mother’s Day was as nice as mine,
which kicked off Saturday with a packagefrom Shari’s Berries containing six enormouschocolate-dipped strawberries, three of which Iimmediately devoured, saying through a mouthfulof chocolate and strawberries, “Gosh, honey, toobad you don’t care for strawberries.” I didn’t meanit, more for me! Also in that package were threelittle cheesecakes which we are slowly savoring.
John does like cheesecake. We figure half of oneeach day will be perfect and will last a little while.
This lovely gift was from our Texas girl, Crissy,
and her family. They will be here to visit June 1st.
Are we excited? Oh my yes! Emily (who is 8) said,
“I want to go to the beach, Disneyland and LegoLand!” You got it, Emily! Jessie just wants to go“everywhere!” 

Stopped in to check out the new restaurant 
where Citta Café used to be, just west of Happy’s 
Liquors, and found it’s going to be another sushi 

restaurant called Yui. Lots of flower arrangements 
out front and they’ll be ready soon. 

We went to see our ophthalmologist yesterday 
and they had this recipe sitting out on the counter 
for people to try... it sounds so tasty I wanted to 

Carrot Apple Slaw 

1 large sweet red apple1 large Granny Smith apple1 tablespoon lemon juice
. the zest of one lemon 
10 oz. raw shredded carrots (about 3 cups)
. cup mayonnaise1/3 cup nonfat yogurt2 tablespoons honey2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
. cup crumbled feta cheese (about 3 oz.)
2 green onions, diced
. cup dried sweetened cranberries
. cup raisinsSalt & pepper to taste. 

1. Core and cut apples into chunks. Place in a large 
bowl and toss with lemon juice. Add carrots and 
stir to combine. 
2. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, 
yogurt, honey, white wine vinegar, salt and pepper. 
Pour over apple carrot mixture and stir to coat. 
Mix in feta cheese, dried cranberries, raisins, 
lemon zest and sliced green onions. Refrigerate 20 
minutes to an hour to allow flavors to blend. Serve 
cold and enjoy, I’m trying it! 
Have a great week and feed your citrus trees 
this coming week. Do the roses, too. My tomato 
has four little green tomatoes on it! How is yours 

My book page: Deanne Davis 
“A Tablespoon of Love, A Tablespoon of 
Laughter” is now available at

Sunrise Books + Coffee at Pasadena First Church 
of the Nazarene – just down the road on Sierra 
Madre Blvd. 

Kindle readers, give yourself the gift of: Noah 
& The Unicorns...A Fanciful Tale! It’s on Amazon. 
com on my book page!

Follow me on Twitter, too!



The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library announcethat the June Best Used Book Sale will take place onFriday, June 2 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday,
June 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

On our Featured Shelves we have Sports andMilitary History books. Look for some interestingbiographies on sports personalities and history aswell as tales of military campaigns and participantsfrom the past.

As always, we will have a large collection 
of “Coffee-table Books” on Cooking, Art, 
Contemporary Culture, Science, Gardening andHistory on the table in the Basement. The shelves 
in the basement are full of newer fiction and nonfiction 
on every subject. In addition, we’ve added a 
large CD collection of used and new (both classicaland pop music) for only $1.00 each. Used and new 
DVDS and audio books are also only $1.00 each. 

The parking lot will include many titles of ourpopular Bargain Books for only $1.00 each, bothfiction and non-fiction. Children’s/Teen books 
range from$.25 - $1.00 in the parking lot and small paperbacksare $.25 each or 5/$1.00.

By the way, do you know why the Book Sale iscalled the “Best” Used Book Sale? The sale was 
organized and begun by Friend of the Library JohnBest in the 1960s. What a great way to honor John’svision and energy by naming the Book Sale afterhim. And we think it truly is the “Best” Book Sale!

The sale will be held behind the Sierra Madre 
Library, 440 West Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre.
All proceeds are used for services, acquisitions andprograms of the Sierra Madre Library. We look 
forward to talking about books with you at the BestUsed Book Sale! 


May 7, to May 14, 2017During this time period, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 320 day andnight time calls for service. 

See us 
online at:
www.mountainviewsnews.comMonday, May 8The suspect is described as a male white or

At about 12:24 p.m., SMPD officers respondedHispanic, 5’9” – 6’ tall, wearing light clothing andto the 00 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. for a commercial wearing a baseball cap.
burglary investigation. It appeared unknown Case referred to Detectives 
suspect(s) used an unknown tool to take outpart of the locking mechanism to the front door.Sunday, May 14Officers conducted a walk through with the ownerAt about 2:33 p.m. officers responded to theand nothing was reported stolen. During thisstation’s lobby for a theft from a vehicle report.
investigation officers discovered two other locationsThe victim reported that she parked her car in herin the same block and on the same side of the street driveway on Friday, May 12 at about 9:00 p.m. Thewere also burglarized of approximately $ 500.00.following morning the victim noticed that someoneA suspect was seen on surveillance equipmenthad been in her car and truck apparently takingbetween 2:20 a.m. to 2:23 a.m. walking east on theseveral personal items and a small amount of cash.
boulevard. Case pending further information 

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