Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, February 3, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, February 3, 2018 
Mountain View News Saturday, February 3, 2018 
Walking Sierra Madre…The Social Side 

by Deanne Davis 

“I think that I shall never see, 
A poem lovely as a tree.
A Tree whose hungry mouth is prest,
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast.
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray.
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair. 
Upon whose bosom snow has lain,
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,

 But only God can make a tree.” Joyce 

I’m sure you remember the big Ficus tree on 
Baldwin just south of the Post Office? The one 
that’s now gone? Well, I stopped for a few minutes 
the other day as I was leaving the Post Office and 
had a moment of melancholy, I guess you’d call 
it, visualizing that tree and all its beauty. Arline 
Golden and a bunch of other people did their best 
in August of 2016 to convince the Public Works 
Department not to cut down this tree. As you all 
know, that tree had caused the sidewalk to rise up 
into a really dangerous situation for anybody who 
wanted to walk by it. The tree is gone, the sidewalk 
is flat and, by the time you read this, will probably 
be beautifully paved. It’s tough to be on both sides 
of a question, isn’t it. We all wanted to save the tree, 
but we also didn’t want to break an ankle trying to 
get past it. We have so many beautiful trees here in 
town. Our orange tree has actually made oranges 
this year! I don’t know if I’m picking them too early 
or what, but they’re not sweet and juicy, they’re 
bitter and juicy. Having fed them at all the stated 
intervals and doing my best to give them water, I’m 
a little disappointed in them. I’m leaving them on 
the tree and hoping they will shape up! 

“Life is a dance of becoming!” 

Don’t you love that! Saw it up in the canyon and 
couldn’t resist. Speaking of becoming, was delighted 
to see that sad little empty building on the south 
side of Creative Arts Group where once one of 
Lew Watanabe’s fountains gurgled away is going to 

become a tea shop/café sometime in the future. At 
least someone has plans and will be going before the 
City to discuss it on January 18th. Let’s cross our 
fingers that something wonderful will be-coming 

Camellias are starting to bloom. The Gooden 
School has some beautiful plants along their fence 
and mine are blooming, too. I thought I’d killed 
them all off, but more water helped considerably. 

The Friends of the Library is hosting its “Best 
Used Books Sale” February 2-3. When our kids 
were young, we’d all go down and bring home tons 
of books. Thank you, Mary Tumilty for all your 
kindness to our children, most especially giving 
an adult library card to twelve-year old Leah so 
she could read all the Perry Mason mysteries. I, 
personally, was thrilled to find a copy of “The Egg & 
I” by Betty MacDonald after I lent mine to a friend 
who, callously, failed to return it. Take a look! You 
might find that treasure you’ve been seeking. It’s 
3-7 on 2/2 and 10-2 on 2/3. All proceeds will go to 
library services , acquisitions and programs. We’re 
all awaiting that survey that will be coming soon to 
express our feelings about where the Library really 
ought to be.

One last thought: If you were born in January you 
are ambitious and powerful. Born leader, stubborn 
nature. You always stand out in the crowd. You love 
to live the good life. You’re a romantic at heart, a 
deep thinker and loyal to friends. You’re ever ready 
to learn and try out new things, serious about life. 
You like to make others happy. Not too much of an 
introvert or too much of an extrovert either. You’re 
smart and well dressed. Pretty cool! 

My book page: Deanne Davis – 
check out Noah & The Unicorns...or maybe The 
Vuillaume Violin 

Both available there, along with other goodies!

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Take a look! 


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January 21 to January 28 , 2018 During this period, 
the Sierra Madre Police Department responded 
to approximately 307 day and night time calls for 

Sunday, January 21 Officers responded to a call 
regarding theft of coins from washing machines 
in the 700 block of W. Sierra Madre Blvd. An 
unknown suspect(s) used an unknown tool to gain 
access to the washing machines coin deposit box 
and stole an unknown amount of change. Case to 

Officers responded to the 500 block of Santa 
Anita Court regarding a theft from a vehicle. The 
investigation revealed that a theft from an unlocked 
vehicle had occurred between 10:00 p.m. on 
January 21, 2018 and 7:45 a.m. on January 22, 2018. 
The stolen property was subsequently discovered 
adjacent to the victim’s residence and returned to 
the owner. Case to Detectives 

Monday, January 22 A male subject was contacted 
in the 300 block of W. Sierra Madre Blvd. upon 

the reports of a suspicious person loitering in the 
area. The male subject had a warrant for his arrest 
and was in possession of a controlled substance 
and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and 
transported to the Pasadena jail for booking. 

At about 3:39 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) entered a 
vehicle located in a driveway off Mountain Trail 
and stole an empty black storage bin with tools. 
The suspect(s) fled in an unknown direction. Case 
to Detectives 

Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on 
1/22 an unknown suspect(s) entered a driveway in 
the 500 block of San Gabriel Ct and entered a vehicle 
and ransacked the interior and took approximately 
$260.00 worth of property. Case to Detectives 

Thursday January 25, Officers responded to the 
600 block of W. Sierra Madre Blvd for a theft from 
vehicle investigation. An unknown suspect(s) 
entered an unlocked vehicle and removed several 
items from the glove box and center console. Case 
to Detectives 

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