Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, December 16, 2017

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COMMUNITY CALENDARMountain View News Saturday, December 16, 2017 
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Weather Wise 

6-Day Forecast Sierra Madre, Ca.

Sun Sunny Hi 50s Lows 40s 
Mon: Sunny Hi 50s Lows 40s 
Tues: Sunny Hi 50s Lows 40s

 Wed: Sunny Hi 50s Lows 40s 
Thur: Sunny Hi 50s Lows 40s 
Fri: Sunny Hi 50s Lows 40s 

Forecasts courtesy of the National Weather Service 


Unless otherwise noted, all meetings listed below are held at City 
Hall 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, Ca. 

NEXT REGULAR December 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 
Just write a Public Service Announcement that describes your event 
and e-mail it to 

Regular City Council MeetingTuesday, December 12, 2017, 
6:30 pm 
Can’t make it to the meeting, but still want toshare your thoughts? You can mail or drop off a written statement to City Hall oremail before 30 the night of the meeting and yourstatement will be delivered to all the Council Members.Sierra Madre City Hall232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA 91024 (626) 355-7135 
City Council 

December 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm 

Planning Commission 
December 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm 

Community Service Commission 
December 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm 

Senior Community Commission 
December 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm 

Library Board of TrusteesDecember 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm - Location TBD 

Energy, Environment, and Natural Resource Commission 
December 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm 

BE SAFE - continued from page 1 

1. Lawn mowers, barbecues and bicycles are best stored out of sight
2. Always lock your garden sheds and garages.
3. Use curtains on garage and basement windows.
4. Never leave notes on your door such as “Gone shopping.” 
Targeting the Outside:

Have adequate exterior lighting. A motion-sensitive light is recommendedfor backyards but can be problematic because of our friendly raccoons andother wildlife. 

Trim trees and shrubs so that they cannot be used as hiding places forintruders. 

Make sure your door hinges are on the inside. 


An alarm system is excellent for home security. It provides peace of mindto homeowners, especially while on vacation. There is a wide variety of alarmsystems on the market.

If you have a home alarm system, use it! Activate your alarm system —
Alarm systems are only useful when you remember to activate them. 

If Your Home Is Broken Into: 

If you come home to find an unexplained open/broken window or door:

Do not enter - the perpetrator may still be inside.
Call police.

Do not touch anything or clean up until the police have inspected forevidence. 

Write down the license plate numbers of any suspicious vehicles.

Note the descriptions of any suspicious persons. 

Other precautions you should take:

Never leave keys under doormats, flowerpots, mailboxes or other “secret”
hiding places -- burglars know where to look for hidden keys.

Keep a detailed inventory of your valuable possessions, including adescription of the items, date of purchase and original value, and serialnumbers, and keep a copy in a safe place away from home — this is a goodprecaution in case of fires or other disasters. Make a photographic or videorecord of valuable objects, heirlooms and antiques. Your insurance companycan provide assistance in making and keeping your inventory.

Trim your shrubbery around your home to reduce cover for burglars.

Be a good neighbor. If you notice anything suspicious in yourneighborhood, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Form a Neighborhood Watch Group. We can help you work with yourneighbors to improve security and reduce risk of burglary. 

Tips on how to avoid car break-ins:

 Do not leave valuables in plain view:
(GPS devices, lap tops, PDA’s, cell phones, MP3’s, wallets, purses)

 Do not leave windows or sunroof open.

 Do not leave doors unlocked.

 Do not leave keys in the vehicle.

 Do not leave the garage door opener in plain view.

 Do not leave out items with personal information.
Do not move valuable items to the trunk while in public view.
Slow Down and use common sense before you leave your car. 

Regarding Identity Theft:

Monitor your accounts on a regular basis. Take advantage of your 
financial institutions monitoring systems. (Most will send you a text when apurchase is approved or unusual activity occurs).

Never write down passwords or security codes, anywhere!

Never give your credit card or account information over the phone toanyone if you are not in a private place. 

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