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The Missing Page
Happy Tails
The Joy of Yoga
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Food & Drink:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two

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Looking Up
Christopher Nyerges
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VOLUME 11 NO. 48 
VOLUME 11 NO. 48 
The Season Is Here! 

Sierra Madre Winter Festival Brings Snow,
Santa, Shopping and Fun to Town! 

 On Saturday, downtown Sierra
Madre was transformed into an enchangting 
Winter Village to kick off
the holiday season. The annual Festival, 
which coincides with Small
Business Saturday brought hundreds
of residents and visitors who dined,
shopped and had fun.

 Children of all ages enjoyed the horse
drawn carriage rides, snow sledding
down the Bank of the West slopes,
and of course, welcomed Santa Claus
and his elves, the Sierra Madre Rose
Float Princesses to town. 

Mayor Rachelle Arizmendia, right,
with her husband Fili, pose in front
of the Sierra Madre Christmas Tree 
which was decorated with ornaments 
donated by the Sierra Madre Community 
Foundation and Bows made by
students of the Sierra Madre Middle 
School Kiwanis Builders Club. 

The event is sponsored annually by the
Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce. 


Residents come out to honor retiring SMPD Sgt. Ruben Enrique 


Pat and De Alcorn chosen as Citizens of the Year; Sandy Duvall,
Owner of Shabby Dog, Sierra Fitness and Sierra Fitness PilatesWin Business(s) of the Year

On Thursday, December 
7, 2017, the City of SierraMadre and the Sierra Madre 
Chamber of Commerce will 
honor those Sierra Madre 
residents and business owners 
who have exemplified thetrue character of the town 
through volunteerism andcommunity involvement. 
The event will be held at 
the Sierra Madre Recreation 
Center at 5:30 pm. SierraMadre Attire required! 
In addition to the Alcorns 
and Ms. Duvall, awards 
will be given to the following 
outstanding community 
minded indiiduals/ 
Mayors Special Award :
Sierra Madre Civic Club 
George Maurer Award :
Arnold Gaffrey, SMSR 
Treasure of Sierra Madre: 
H. Susan Henderson 
Spirit of the Community:
Carol Canterbury 
Wistaria Award : 
Friends of the Library 
Public Safety Award:
SMPD Reserve Officers & Volunteers 
Community Youth Service Award:
Owen Braudrick 
Public Services Award/ Employee of theYear: Tim Hunsicker 
Public Services Award for ExemplaryService: Clare Lin
Top, De and Pat Alcorn; Above Sandy Duvall. To re-
serve a seat at the event, call 626-355-7135. 


On Tuesday, the Sierra Madre City Council discussed 
five resolutions that will begin the process ofpreparing the city for the 2018 elections. The election, 
scheduled for April 10, 2018 will determinewho will fill 3 Council seats as well as a ballot measure 
on whether or not the city should repeal its'User Utility Tax.

 The resolutions covered: 

1. Notice of the Election and the City Clerk's election 
2. Regulations regarding Candidates Statements;
3. A request to the County of Los Angeles for election 
4. Definition of the process for rebuttal argumentfilings and
5. A resolution authorizing the five current council 
members to submit arguments regarding the ballot 
measure to repeal the city's UUT. 
The effort to repeal the UUT began in 2014 butwas only qualified for the 2018 ballot. 
While repeal of the UUT will certainly be a controversial 
matter, the resolution that garnered most of 

the council's attention was the election compensation 
for the city clerk. In the past, the city has paidthe City Clerk a stipend of $7,500,00 just to handlethe election, however, the council unanimously voted 
not to pay that stipend for 2018. Councilman 
John Capoccia saw "no compelling argument whySierra Madre has to be different", noting that it wastime for the city to follow the model of other citieswith an elected City Clerk. South Pasadena was the 
example given where the City Clerk is elected andhandles those duties required by law, but electionactivities are handled by the election consultant andcity staff. The city of Sierra Madre has used Martinand Chapman as the election consultant for yearsand will continue to do so. However, for the 2018election, city staff, namely the Assistant City Clerkwho is already on the payroll and has assisted withat least 3 other elections will handle other administrative 

 The stipend of $7,500 per election was an agreement 
with former City Clerk Nancy Sholllenbergerwho held the position for 32 years. 

After 25 years with the Sierra Madre Police Department Sgt. Ruben Enrique (center) bid farewellto a friends, co-workers and residents at the Hart Park House on Thursday. Enriquez fought backthe tears in this photo with Chief Joe Ortiz and Captain Donna Cayson, right. Photo by Dave Felt 

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