Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, August 26, 2017

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Walking Sierra Madre…The Social Side

by Deanne Davis 

“I’d seen a great many partial eclipses, but a partialeclipse has the same relation to a total eclipse asflirting with a man does to marrying him. It’scompletely different.” Annie Dillard 

“Once upon a time I was falling in love but now I’monly falling apart. There’s nothing I can do, a totaleclipse of the heart.” Bonnie Tyler 

Monday! First total eclipse of the sun in a while.
In case you didn’t know, in the period of 1901 to2000, there were 228 solar eclipses across the globe,
including 71 total eclipses. We, having attempted tobuy glasses at Best Buy a little too late, watched it onTV, while the rest of the world was out there actuallyseeing it. Well, there’s going to be another one in 2024and we’ll get our glasses in plenty of time to get outthere. It was really neat to see all the school kids outon their playgrounds viewing this event.

This total eclipse made me think of “Little Shopof Horrors,” one of my favorite movies, starring RickMoranis, Steve Martin, Bill Murray and a bunchof other talented folks. You remember, nerdy SkidRow flower shop assistant, Seymour, longs for coworker, 
Audrey, who is dating “a dentist, a semi-
sadist.” Seymour discovers an unusual plant, whichhe names Audrey II, which only thrives on a diet ofhuman flesh and blood. As I recall, Seymour buys theplant for $1.99 during a total eclipse of the sun. SteveMartin as the dentist is hysterical and Levi Stubbsas the voice of the insatiable, carnivorous AudreyII is wonderfully creepy. If you haven’t seen it, treatyourself!

Speaking of school kids, our Texas girls, Jessie andEmily, started 4th and 2nd grade and their mommyand a bunch of her mommy friends celebratedby having a Margarita party, which I thought wasexceptionally cool. Actually, there has been a hugesigh of relief all over the place as schools haverecommenced. St. Rita’s is still under construction 
and I think they kick off their new school year afterLabor Day.

Tuesday, my best walking buddy, John, and I, cameacross this nifty Free Library setting, complete with abench to enjoy your book. I love these things and amso delighted every time I see one. After encouragingthe ever-obliging John to take a seat on the bench, hequickly discovered that it was awash in dew...and sowas he! Also, Tuesday, a landmark event: I enjoyedthe last two figs on our fig tree. They were exquisiteand I was delighted to have beaten the squirrels tomost of our fig crop. High Five!

Had dinner with our Huntington Beach son, alsoJohn, at Only Place In Town Café and enjoyed sittingoutside and relaxing with this neat guy, sans family.
A little reminiscing over the fish tacos and BBQ beefsandwich included a great story about getting a ticketfrom a motorcycle policeman back when he was buta boy, for making a U-turn in a business district.
John and I laughed heartily and allowed as how wewatch people on a daily basis do this all over the placewith complete impunity! Anyhow, as the officer waswriting his ticket, John noticed an ant crawling on 

his helmet. He politely pointed this out to the copand asked if it would be OK if he flicked it off. After 
taking a long hard look at our son, he consented,
the ant was flicked and the ticket handed over. This 
was the first time we had heard this story. Just oneof those little secrets your children keep from you...
fortunately! There’s a lot we don’t need to know.

What has happened to T-Neer?? Going downthere tomorrow to take a look as that was such a 
lovely, gracious place here in our city. We were sovery sad to hear of Carl Foote’s death and send ourlove and sympathy to his family and friends.

Did you happen to read “All Things” by Jeff Brownin the Mountain Views News last week? If you didn’t,
go online and read it...that wonderful story of the 80people on Panama City Beach in Florida, forming ahuman chain to save a family of 9 from the riptide.
This will warm your heart and give you hope! PageB2 – Stay cool, dearfriends and neighbors, the heat is returning!

Thursday, August 31st from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Dr.
William White will be at The Kensington talkingabout the Pack Trains of Sierra Madre! Call and 

My book page: Deanne Davis 
“A Tablespoon of Love, A Tablespoon of Laughter” isnow available at Sunrise Books + Coffee at Pasadena 
First Church of the Nazarene – just down the road onSierra Madre Blvd. 
Kindle readers, give yourself the gift of: All 3 of 
the Emma Gainsworth Short Stories – You’ll see 
pumpkins differently!

They’re on on my book page!

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August 13, to August 20, 2017

During this time period, the Sierra Madre PoliceDepartment responded to approximately 360 day andnight time calls for service. 

Tuesday, August 15

A traffic stop was conducted for a vehicle codeviolation on Baldwin Ave. south of Orange GroveAve. at about 12:40 a.m. The driver was in possessionof a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
The driver was arrested and transported to thePasadena jail. The vehicle was impounded.
Case to the DA’s office for filing 

Thursday, August 17

At about 8:50 p.m., officers responded to a report of 

battery in the 700 block of W. Sierra Madre Blvd. The 
officers determined after speaking with both partiesthat the female spouse was the primary aggressorand was arrested for domestic battery. The wife was 
transported to Pasadena Jail for booking.
Case referred to the DA’s office 

Friday, August 18

Officers responded to the 200 block of W. SierraMadre Blvd. for a suspicious persons call. A male 
and female were detained on scene. The female was in 
possession of hypodermic needles and had warrantsfor her arrest. The female was arrested, and the male 
was released. The female was medically cleared, thenbooked for cite and release at the Pasadena Jail. 
Case to the DA’s office 

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