Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, September 9, 2017

MVNews this week:  Page A:2

ARE YOU READY? (Continued from page 1)

How about those flashlights? Do you have them 
everywhere? Do you check the batteries occaisionally?

What about your pet’s? Do you have emergency 
supplies for them? They’ll be absolutely besides 
themselves with fear and trust me, they may be a very 
important part of your healing process should you 

 And, what about your neighbors? Do you belong 
to a neighborhood watch group? NW is for more 
than just discouraging criminals. Do you have contact 
numbers for them and vice versa? It certainly helps 
first responders when you can let them know who is 
missing in your immediate area.

 How do you communicate with other family members 
when you are not in the same place when disaster 
strikes? (School, work, church, grocery shopping, 

 Do you have a family communication’s plan? We just 
discussed this morning that in the event of a disaster 
we will text our whereabouts immediately to each 
other. You should probably put together a group 
emergency contact thread on your very smart devices, 
to be used only in an emergency, not to invite family 
to Sunday Dinner. It should include those relatives 
that are far away. That will give them an immediate 
modicum of relief.

 Do you have a family evacuation plan for your house? 
During the 1991 Oakland Hills fire, we both left the 
house in separate cars once a gust of fire engulfed the 
area (there was no time for an evacuation order). The 
smoke and fire were so thick you couldn’t see anything 
but orange flames. We made it out safely, but had no 
idea where to go or when we would see each other 
again. That was a terrifying eternity. So avoid that 
kind of situation. Have a meet up place established 
in advance so that if you are separated for any reason, 
you know where you will all wind up.

 Keep your electronic devices charged ALL THE TIME! 
You need them for communication AND if you are 
out of contact with friends and family, your signal 
can let others find you. Also, most smart phones and 
devices these days have ‘flashlights’, so if you don’t have 
that app, download it today!

 There are so many things we can do to help us 
through emergencies but first we must recognize that 
our communities are not immune to natural disasters. 
Secondly, we must prepare ourselves to the best of 
our ability. Sierra Madre’s Community Emergency 
Response Team (CERT) has a wonderful guide that 
can help. Go to: http://www.cityofsierramadre.
preparedness/ Go there right now!!

I hope by this time next week the answer to your 
question will be……Yes We Are Ready!

Susan Henderson, Publisher/Editor

Mountain Views News



Mountain View News Saturday, September 9, 2017 




Our next regular meeting will be held 
on September 19th.

 Meetings are held at The Lodge33 E. Sierra 
Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, Ca. Lunch begins at Noon 
and is $10. Programs begin at 12:40 and are free. 
Call 626-688-2273 to reserve your seat!

Need a ticket to the Pancake Breakfast? 

Call 626-688-2273 

 Weather Wise



6-Day Forecast Sierra Madre, Ca.

 Sun Sunny Hi 90s Lows 70s 

 Mon: Sunny Hi 90s Lows 70s

 Tues: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s

 Wed: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s

 Thur: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 60s

 Fri: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 60s

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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 September 12,2017

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 

Tuesday 7 am Sept 12 at the 

Park Hart House. Be Rotary’s Guest



Near Baldwin on Sierra Madre Blvd.

Please email your type of business 
and space requirements to:


Regular City Council Meeting

Tuesday, September 12,. 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) 355-7135 

City Council

August, 2017 - Dark

September 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm

September 26, 2017 at 6:30 

Planning Commission

September 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

September 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Community Service Commission

August, 2017 - Dark

September 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Senior Community Commission

August, 2017 - Dark

September 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Library Board of Trustees

August, 2017 - Dark

September 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Energy, Environment, and Natural Resource 

August, 2017 - Dark

September 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm


August 27 , to September 3 , 201 7 During this 
time period, the Sierra Madre Police Department 
responded to approximately 312 day and night 
time calls for service. 

Monday, August 28 

A driver and passenger were stopped in the 
500 block of Rancho for a traffic violation. The 
driver was unlicensed and the passenger had an 
outstanding warrant from the City of Pasadena. 
The driver was cited, the passenger was arrested 
and released to a responding Pasadena Police 
Officer and the vehicle was impounded. 

Thursday, August 31 

At about 10:08 p.m., a driver came to the SMPD’s 
lobby to report that she was the victim of a hit and 
run at Grandview Ave. and Auburn Ave. The driver 
of the other vehicle fled the scene without making 
an attempt to exchange information after allegedly 
hitting the victim’s vehicle. Saturday, September 2 
At about 9:45 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop 
at Michillinda and Sierra Madre Bl., for a vehicle 
code violation and found out that the driver was 
unlicensed. The driver was cited and the vehicle 
was released to a driver with a valid driver’s license. 

Sunday, September 3 

Officers observed a disturbance at about 1:39 a.m. 
in the 00 block of S. Baldwin Ave. between a male 
and a female. A records check revealed that the 
male had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. 
The male was cited and released. The disturbance 
was determined to be only verbal. 

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