Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, December 23, 2017

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ANGELS (cont. from pg. 1)

the crowd drowned out his voice. Frantically he galloped down the 
stairs and hurdled himself over the wall out into the arena. His 
dark brown frock waved and fluttered as he sandwiched himself 
between the two sword-bearing gladiators, begging the men, “In 
the name of Christ, stop!”

The muscular men tossed the measly monk to the ground, but 
the monk was even more determined when he went to separate 
the gladiators the next time. It was at this time, that the gladiator 
nearest to Telemachus thrust his sword through his side. A 
paralyzing quiet gripped the stadium, as the life swiftly went from 
the man. 

At this moment, a highly respected family of Rome, sitting only 
a handful of feet from where the monk lay dead, arose. In a 
great illustration of sadness, the husband and wife stood as one, 
prayerfully closing their eyes, as they begged forgiveness for their 
sins. They asked for the merciful treatment of God on the monk, 
and ascended the stairs of the colosseum -- never to return again. 
In the moments that followed, others of the arena would decide 
to make the same statement, leaving, until every last seat of the 
colosseum was found to be empty. 

We might easily believe these people to be the barbarians of 
an ancient age, and honor ourselves as the preferred people of a 
superior civilization. Maybe it is fair to wonder who has the heart 
and courage to leap into the arena of our world and cause this 
society to see the suffering that is so willfully ignored?

There is a mission in the city of Los Angeles that will be praying 
this Christmas Night, and every night that follows. In the wisdom 
of another age, it was written: “It is better to give than receive,” 
and so they give, and so they pray, asking for miracles of money, 
and partners in compassion. If there be such things as prayers 
of perfect beauty, then one might regard the petitions made for 

Weather Wise 

6-Day Forecast Sierra Madre, Ca.

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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 
The following public meetings have been cancelled: 
Sierra Madre City Council - December 26, 2017 
Sierra Madre Planning Commission - January 4, 2018 
The next regularly scheduled meetings are on; 
January 9th, 2018, City Council 
January 18, 2018, Planning Commission 

During this time period, the Sierra Madre Police Department 
responded to approximately 25 6 day and night time calls for 

Monday, December 11 A fraud report was filed by a victim that 
placed a check for $15.00 in a US Post Office mailbox on October 
27, 2017. On November 18, 2017, the victim noticed that the 
check was cashed for the amount of $1,500.00 by a subject that 
the check was not originally made out to. On November 28, 2017, 
the victim notified her bank. Case to Detectives 

Tuesday, December 12 At about 7:48 p.m. officers responded 
to the 100 block of N. Canon Dr. for a possible burglary in 
progress. As the officers conducted an interior/exterior search of 
the location it was determined the burglary occurred earlier in 
the day. The suspect(s) forced entry by smashing a French door 
located to the rear of the location. Case to Detectives 

Wednesday, December 13 Officers responded to 300 block of N. 
Sunnyside Ave. for a possible burglary in progress that occurred 
at 8:10 p.m. A witness called the station at 8:20 p.m. and advised 
that she saw two male subjects leave the location after an audible 
alarm was activated within the property. Officers arrived at 
the location and found that a rear glass French door had been 
shattered. The witness was able to provide the officers with a 
description of the vehicle. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY 

Sunday, December 17 An officer on patrol saw a vehicle on the 
sidewalk in the 300 block of N. Baldwin Ave. at approximately 

12:28 a.m. After stopping to render aid, it was determined that 
the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver 
was arrested and transported to the Pasadena Police jail for 
booking. Case to DA’s office 
others in need as the greatest language of love. It is a fearful thing 
to consider that we possess the power and wealth to answer their 
prayers, but have not the heart nor the kindness to care. 

The Union Rescue Mission may accurately be described as the 
greatest organization in Los Angeles. We are lucky to have them, 
and so many other honorable institutions, that do the work of 
loving the broken-hearted of our city. The wish list for The Union 
Rescue Mission could easily fill the whole of this paper. There is a 
critical need for volunteers, and they require donations of money 
if we hope to have them continue the great work of helping our 
homeless. Maybe the greatest neglected item of need is that of this 
community’s businesses partnering with the mission to transfer 
people from their training program back into the wonderful world 
of the working class. How easily might we offer this gift of hope 
for the misfortunate citizens of our society, and in the offering of 
this gift, we bless them with the belief that they are wanted in our 

Rome’s arena of battle was much different from ours. The battles 
of our age and the arena of our time is fought in the streets and 
hidden beneath the steel of our bridges. We didn’t purchase tickets 
to this fight, but nonetheless, it is ours to enable or ours to end. 

If the Telemachus’ of our time do not stand together for what 
is right, then history will surely say that we were the passive 
participants to an age of neglect.

In 404 A.D., the Emperor of Rome, Honorius, when hearing 
about Telemachus going forth into the arena of the colosseum, was 
so taken by his heroic deed, that he put an end to the gladiator 
games, thankfully, to never be held again. History tells us that one 
person, or one earthly angel pledged to an honorable purpose, is 
blessed with the power to change the world. 

Whether you honor Christmas, or the holiday of a different 


Please be advised that starting at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, December16, 2017 there will be a City-wide exemption for parking violationsrelating to Permit Parking and Overnight Parking. This exemptionwill extend until 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, in observanceof the holiday season. Please note that safety violations related toparking will be enforced 24/7.

There will be Officers on staff, 24/7 to handle enforcement parkingissues and safety violations during these times.
SAFETY VIOLATIONS (e.g. Red Zones. White Zones, Blue Zones,
parking violations, obstructing egress/ingress to the roadway orsidewalk). 


Athens Services will once again collect Christmas Trees after theholidays for recycling. Trees will be collected on your normal pickupday beginning on January 2, 2018 and until January 12, 2018.

Please remove stands, ornaments, lights and tinsel. Place trees next 
to your regular trash containers. Trees over 6 feet in length must be 
cut in half. Trees with flocking or fire retardants are acceptable. If 
you miss the regular tree collection period, please make arrangementsto have Athens collect your tree as part of their bulky item pickupprogram by calling 888-336-6100.
Residents should also be aware that holiday collection days this yearwill delayed by the usual single day after Christmas Day and NewYear’s Day.

Any questions can be directed to James Carlson at jcarlson@ or 626-355-7135. 

season, may we yearn to ponder those prayers of the greatest good. 

To the people of The Union Rescue Mission, and all who are 
helping our homeless, may it be said that the people of this town 
live up to their name, “The City of Angels,” and may we carry our 
candles of kindness into the darkest regions of the night. 

Go to their website for more information. 

A Most Merry Christmas!
Craig Hakola 

BANIS (continued from page 1) 

Eunice leaves many who dearly love her and she leaves a hole in theirhearts: 6 children, 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 4 great,
great grandchildren and countless friends. 

Now we sadly say: Bye, Toots…. But we will see you in Heaven! 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center - 
St. Rita Catholic Church - 
Sierra Madre Women’s Club 

Viewing will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until

7:00 p.m. at Cabot and Sons Mortuary, 27 Chestnut St., Pasadena, CA
Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 10:30

a.m., at St. Rita Church, 318 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. 

Sierra Madre Woman’s Club 
Wistaria Thrift Shop 
Retail Shop Hours – September 2017 – June 2018 
Monday, Thursday, Friday 10am – 3 pm 
1st , 3rd and 4th Saturdays – 10am to 3 pm 
Closed December 19, 2017 – January 4, 2018 
Gladly Acceping Clean, Gently Used Donations 
10 am – 1 pm Weekdays at our donations drop-off 
SMWC – Essick House Parking Lot 
550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA 91024 626-355-7739 SierraMadreWomansClub 
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