Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, May 5, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, May 5, 2018 



Regular City Council 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

 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 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

May 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm

May 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Planning Commission 

May 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

June 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Community Service Commission 

May 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm 

June 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Senior Community Commission 

May 3, 2018 at 3:00 pm CANCELLED 

June 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Library Board of Trustees

May 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Energy, Environment, and Natural Resource 

May 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm 

June 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm

 Weather Wise

During this period, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 3 06 day 
and night time calls for service. Monday, April 23 Officers responded to a solo vehicle vs electrical 
pole injury traffic collision in the 100 block of Lima St. responding officers conducted a DUI 
investigation on the driver and subsequently arrested the woman for DUI. The woman was 
transported to the hospital where she was cited and released. Case to Pasadena DA’s office 

Tuesday, April 24 At approximately 9:05AM, a petty theft occurred in the 100 block of Lowell 
Place. The suspect took the victim’s gardening equipment and placed it in the bed of the suspect’s 
truck. The victim attempted to remove his gardening equipment from the bed of the suspect’s 
truck, but the suspect drove away, knocking the victim to the ground. The victim sustained minor 
injuries. Case to Detectives 

Wednesday, April 25 A residential burglary in the 400 block of E. Laurel occurred between the 
hours of 8:00AM and 10:30AM. The unknown suspect(s) used force to enter the residence by 
shattering a glass French door located to the rear of the property that lead to the living room. 
The suspect(s) took some of the victim’s property totaling about $1759.99. Case to Detectives 
2:22PM Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Santa Anita and Sierra Madre Bl. During 
the contact with the driver, officers smelled a strong odor of Marijuana emitting from inside the 
vehicle. The driver of the vehicle advised officers that there were several grams of Marijuana 
inside the vehicle. During a vehicle search officers discovered 40.6 grams of Marijuana. The 
driver was cited and released. 

Thursday, April 26 Officers responded to the 600 block of E. Highland Ave in regards to a 
suspicious person in the area. Officers made a consensual contact with the subject. The subject 
falsely personated another subject by giving officers a name and date of birth not belonging to 
him. The subject was arrested, transported and booked at Pasadena Police Jail. Case to Pasadena 
DA’s office 

Saturday, April 28 At about 3:42AM a bicyclist was stopped for not having any lighting equipment 
on Sierra Madre Blvd. at Park Ave. The subject who is a minor was found to be in possession of a 
controlled substance. The juvenile was cited and released to his parent who was also cited. 

Sunday, April 29 A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle for a vehicle code violation at about 
9:17PM. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the driver was unlicensed. A search 
of the vehicle led to finding a loaded 9mm pistol in the glove box. The subject were transported 
to Pasadena Jail for booking. Case to DA’s office 

6-Day Forecast Sierra Madre, Ca.

 Sun Sunny Hi 80s Lows 50s 

 Mon: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 50s

 Tues: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 50s

 Wed: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 50s

 Thur: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 50s

 Fri: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s

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 May 8, 2018

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 



Eaton Canyon Nature Center offers free Docent-Led Family Nature 
Walks every Saturday at 9am. Meet in front of the Nature Center. No RSVPs 
necessary. No dogs, please. For more information visit our website at ecnca.
org or call the nature center at 626.398.5420


Every Saturday at 10:30am. Meet inside the nature center. Stories and activities 
for children. For more information visit our website at or call the 
nature center at 626.398.5420

Eaton Canyon Nature Center is located at 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, 
CA 91107

Doing Business As, 
Fictitious Business Name Filing 
Obtain Street Address - Business Stationary - Flyers 
Rubber Stamps - Business Cards - Mailing Service 
80 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre 


Sierra Madre Rose Float Association Scholarship 

Annually, the 
Sierra Madre Rose 
Float Association 
is proud to award 
a scholarship to a qualified college-bound student who 
meet the following qualifications:

1. Applicants must be currently a student in their senior 
year of high school or be a college freshman with a 
minimum GPA of 3.0.

2. Applicants must have been active in one or more 
Sierra Madre Rose Float activity such as fundraising, 
design, construction, flowering or as a past or present 
float rider.

Application Forms can be downloaded from the website.

All forms must be postmarked or sent by E-mail to NO LATER than May 
4, 2018



The Mt. Wilson Trail Race Training 
Group will be meet in Kersting 
Ct. every Saturday at 7:00 am 
beginning Saturday, February 3rd 
through Saturday, May 19th.

 It is a free program and all levels 
are welcome, ages 14 and up!

John W. Robinson, well-
respected Southern 
California historian, hiker, 
and author, who’s Sierra 
Madre’s Old Mount Wilson 
Trail about our local hiking 
trail is a favorite in town, 
has died at the age of 
88. John died in his sleep 
on April 25 after a short 
hospice stay. He had been 
residing in Colorado for 
several years in order to be 
closer to his family. His 
daughter Cathy reports that 
she visited with her father a 
few hours before he passed. 
The hospice had him on 
medication, so he was not in pain, and even though he was not “awake”, she felt 
that he could hear her. She played his favorite big band and jazz music and read 
to him from many of the articles that John had written over the years. Cathy 
says he left this world in peace.

 He was to be cremated on Friday, April 27, with the family sending his ashes 
to California for a memorial service to be announced.

 John’s most popular book, Trails of the Angeles: 100 Hikes in the San 
Gabriels was first published in May 1971 and has been continuously updated 
and in print since then. With the eighth edition (April 2005) John took on a co-
author, Doug Christiansen, to help with some of the hiking updates that John 
could not longer physically take care of. The ninth edition was released in July 
of 2013. He has also written about the history of our local mountains in The San 
Gabriels, which continues to be considered the ultimate guide to this beautiful 
mountain range. In 2005, Robinson published Gateways to Southern California, 
a comprehensive work that tells the fascinating history of the mountain passes 
and trails used by the pioneers and settlers who built Southern California. John 
considered this book his “magnum opus” and the culmination of his lifetime of 
work. Additionally, he published many other books about Southern California 
mountain ranges, along with several booklets, and wrote numerous articles for a 
wide variety of publications.

 John was a native of California, born in Long Beach, July 8, 1929. He 
graduated from the University of Southern California in 1951 with a B.A., and 
from California State University, Long Beach in 1966 with an M.A. He taught 
school for 35 years, with the last 32 of those years in the Newport-Mesa Unified 
School District in Orange County. John’s love of the outdoors led him to hike 
the mountains of Southern California, where he gained a firsthand insight of 
the trails and unique history of the ranges. In his early years he was an avid 
backpacker and mountain climber in rugged locations ranging from Mexico to 

 In 1992, John received the Donald H. Pflueger Award from the Historical 
Society of Southern California, for excellence in writing local history. He received 
the Westerners International’s Coke award for best journal articles in 1990 and 
1994. And in October 2005, Robinson was made a Fellow of the Historical 
Society of Southern California, honoring “exceptional lifetime achievements 
that have brought distinction to history.”

 On the local Sierra Madre front, Dr. Bill White, long time friend of John’s 
and historian of local mountain lore, is planning a Sierra Madre celebration of 
John’s life. The plans are still in the works, but a tentative date has been set 
for the Saturday after the Mt. Wilson Trail Race later this month. Details will 
be announced by Dr. White later in the month. John was an integral part of 
Dr. White’s Hikes Into History that were held for many years and based out of 
Lizzie’s Trail Inn, and many of our area residents will recall fondly hiking and 
exploring in our local San Gabriel mountains with John Robinson as he led the 
group and told stories about the mountains and the people who have inhabited 

Sierra Madre 
Woman’s Clu b 
550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 2018: 111 Years 
Founded February 23, 1907 – “Living the Volunteer Life” in Friendship 
Member of General Federation of Women’s Clubs & 
Presenting SMWC’s 2018 
Wednesday, May 9 11 am 
Luncheon Reservations: $10 
CALL by Sunday, May 6 @ 626-205-3040 
Explore Opportunities & Membership with Us 
Join us for Member-Only Yoga w/ Paul Hagan Tuesdays, 10 am 
Rent the 1914 Historic Essick House 626-355-4379 
Shop Award-Winning Wistaria Thrift Shop 355-7739 
Donations Accepted Weekdays to 2:30 pm thru 5/30/18 


Anna Elizabeth Schrodt, 98, 
died at Poudre Valley Hospital 
in Fort Collins, Colorado on 
March 18, 2018. Anna was a long 
time resident of Sierra Madre, 
California until she moved to 
Fort Collins to live closer to her 
daughter in 2013. Anna was 
born November 27, 1919 in Los 
Angeles, California to John and 
Katherine (Bierscheid) Rahm. 
Anna was known to her two 
brothers Fred and Alonzo (Bud) 
as “sis”. There they grew-up in 
southern California where Anna attended business school after 
graduating from St Agnes High School. She worked as a switch 
board operator for the Pacific Telephone Co and while working 
there she met the love of her life Robert (Bob) Schrodt. They 
were married on May 23, 1942; and were married for 25 plus 

 Anna was a receptionist at the Petite beauty salon, an 
apartment manager for the Sylvan West apartment complex and 
a sales clerk for the Spinning Wheel gift shop, in Sierra Madre. 
Anna was a devoted wife to her husband and mother to her two 
daughters. Anna loved playing card games and was known to 
organize card parties during the summer for the neighborhood 
kids. Anna loved watching baseball, especially her L.A. 
Dodgers. She liked going to the movies and was known to teach 
her grandchildren to dance. After moving to Fort Collins, Anna 
became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

 Anna is survived by her two daughters Cecilia Larson 
(Charles) and Loretta Hoff (Ron) and her eight grandchildren; 
Paul Larson (Brenda), Jennifer Schmidt (Eric), Patrick Larson 
(Laurie), Anna Young (Mark), Caryl Mason (Mike Doerscak), 
Lynette Klingenmeier (J.T.), Joanna McAffee (Alec) and 
Brittany Larson-La Musga (Asa). She had twenty-two great-
grandchildren; Michael (Marilyn), Jasper, Christian, Ryleigh, 
Todd, Heather, Allyson, Chad, Jakob, Jessica, Justin, Jason, 
Rachel, Samuel, Benjamin, Hunter, Hayden, Savannah, 
Daniel, Matthew, Charles and Pressley and two great-great 
grandchildren; Blayne and Layla.

 Anna was preceded in death by her parents John and 
Katherine (Bierscheid) Rahm, her husband Bob Schrodt,( 
August 15, 1970) and her two brothers Fred Rahm (Nov 9, 
1977) and Alonzo (Bud) Rahm (Nov 28, 2015).

 A small private gathering by family members with a rosary 
and burial blessing occurred on March 20, 2018. A Memorial 
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am, July 11th at 
St Rita’s Catholic Church in Sierra Madre, CA, with interment 
to follow at Resurrection cemetery Montebello, Ca with her 
beloved Bob. She will be missed.

Sierra Madre 
Woman’s Club 
550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 2018: 111 Years 
Founded February 23, 1907 – “Living the Volunteer Life” in Friendship 
Member of General Federation of Women’s Clubs & 
$5 / Bag 
9:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Saturday, June 2 
Retail Shop Closes 6/3; Reopens 9/6 
Clean, Gently Used Accepted Weekdays July & August 
Explore Opportunities & Membership with Us 
Join us for Member - Only Yoga w/ Paul Tuesdays, 10 am 
Facebook/SierraMadreWomansClub 355-4379 
Rent the 1914 Historic Essick House – Msgs for Anita 
Shop Award-Winning Wistaria Thrift Shop 355-7739 
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