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Inside this Week:

Community Calendar:
SM Calendar of Events
Sierra Madre Police Blotter

Sierra Madre:
Walking SM … The Social Side
… This and That
Profiles:   People Behind the Scenes

Shop Local:

Pasadena – Altadena:
Altadena Crime Blotter
Pet of the Week

Arcadia · Monrovia · Duarte:
Arcadia Police Blotter

Best Friends / The World:
Happy Tails
Christopher Nyerges
Out to Pastor
Katnip News!
SGV Humane Society

Food, Drink & More:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
Looking Up

Education / Good Life:
Senior Happenings

F. Y. I. :

Section B:

Arts and More:
Jeff's Book Pics
Family Matters
The Missing Page
The Joy of Yoga

Opinion … Left/Right:
A Word from the Publisher
Dick Polman
Michael Reagan
The Funnies

Legal Notices (1):

Legal Notices (2):

Legal Notices (3):

Legal Notices (4):

F. Y. I. :

Jeff Brown
Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Bob Eklund
Marc Garlett
Lori A. Harris
Susan Henderson
Katie Hopkins
Chris Leclerc
Christopher Nyerges
Rev. James Snyder
Keely Totten
Rebecca Wright

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VOLUME 12 NO. 39



Local merchants reported at least three incidents 
of counterfeit $100 dollar bills being passed in 

Sierra Madre last week. Lisa Brandley, the manager 
of Lucky Baldwin's in Kersting Court spread the 
word to the community via Facebook on Monday, 
warning residents and businesses. According to 
Brandley, the bills were so sophisticated that they 
passed the pen and light test. 

 Shortly after leaving the Pub, there was an attempt 
made to pass another fake bill at a nearby ice 
cream shop, however, that facility does not accept 
anything larger than $20 bills. A hair salon around 
the corner also fell victim to the scheme. 

 Photos of the alleged purveyors of the fake bills 
were captured with the Pub's video surveillance. If 
you recognize this person, or have any other information, 
contact the SMPolice Department at once.


The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library invite you 
to attend their October Best Used Book Sale. It will 
be held at the rear of the library, 440 West Sierra 
Madre Blvd. on Friday, October 5 (3:00 p.m.-7:00 
p.m.) and Saturday, October 6 (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 
p.m.) Featured in the Basement is a great collection
of Nearly New Fiction and Non-Fiction books 
in nearly every genre. There will also be many 
beautiful “Coffee-Table” books on Cooking, Art, 
Sports, Gardening, Popular Culture and History. 
A well-stocked shelf of newer Children’s books will 
also be available in the Basement as well as some 
interesting Vintage books, newer DVDs and CDs. 

 The Parking Lot will have our ever-popular 
Bargain Books for only $1.00. Children’s and Teen 
books will range from $.25 - $1.00, and there also will 
be a supply of teacher materials for only $.50 each. 
Small paperbacks will still be $.25 each or 5/$1.00. 

 All proceeds are used for services, acquisitions and 
programs of the Library. The sale will be held behind 
the Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 West Sierra 
Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre. The Friends of the Sierra 
Madre Public Library is a non-profit organization. 
For more information visit us on Facebook, at our 
website, or call 
the library at 626 355-7186. We look forward to 
seeing you at the Book Sale and talking books with 
you and other shoppers. Don’t miss out on the many 
treasures to be found!

The Sierra Madre Little League 10/11 Year Olds were honored by the City Council for winning the 
District 17 All Star Championship. The team defeated San Marino at Victory Park.

Photo by L. Aguilar


We have a friend named NeNa (left) who needs 
your help. As you can see, she’s adorable. She’s 
a mere 8 . months old but a freak accident has 
changed her life.

NeNa, a long hair dachshund mix, was adopted by 
a well meaning person who soon found out that 
his living situation would not condone keeping a 
dog. So the disappointed owner asked a friend to 
help him find a forever home for her. An adorable 
dog, (did I say that before?), that is friendly and 
gets along well with other dogs and children, Nena 
encountered a bit of very bad luck. While visiting 
with a potential new home, NeNa fell and broke 
two bones in her left leg.

Immediately Free Animal Doctor was contacted 
and provided the funds for her surgery. That was 
about a week ago. When I met her last week, she 
was having a great time, despite the fact that she is 
still recuperating from the fall. Her full recovery 
is not expected for about 90 days so she needs a 
loving human who can monitor NeNa through 
the process. She is fully capable of running and 
playing, but has to do so in moderation and under 
some supervision so that she doesn’t over do it.

So, how can you help? Well NeNa needs a caretaker 
while she is recovering. As I mentioned earlier, 
she’s great with other dogs and kids, but she just 
needs someone to keep an eye on her while she 
heals.. And, after she is released from her doctor’s 
care, she’ll need…..wait for it……a forever home!

NeNa’s medical expenses were paid for by our own 
Free Animal Doctor, a non-profit crowd funding 
for pets organization (www.freeanimaldoctor.
org), and now that she’s had her surgery, they 
are reaching out to the community to find her a 
caretaker during her recovery and a eventually a 
forever home. You can sign up to do either task 
or both!

Free Animal Doctor has been in existence three 
years ago and received their first donation in 
2016. Since that time they have raised funds to 
help 400 animals in 22 states. They have recently 
been featured on both KABC Channel 7 and 
KTVU Channel 2. They were also featured 
in the Mountain Views News in 2016.

Interested? We hope so! Please contact: Free 
Animal Doctor 70 E. Montecito Ave., Sierra 
Madre 626-325-6296. You can also reach 
them via email: 

S. Henderson/MVNews

Halloween Window Painting

Sierra Madre Civic Club is again sponsoring the 
annual Halloween Window Painting Contest, which 
is open to youth ages 9 to 17. Registration forms can 
be downloaded from the Sierra Madre Civic Club 
website. Each application requires 2 to 4 participants 
comprised of the same age group. At least one 
participant must be a Sierra Madre resident. Groups 
will be divided by age: 9 – 10, 11 – 12, 13 – 14, and 
15 – 17 years old. The registration form must be 
submitted with a drawing of the proposed window 
painting. Please keep all drawing in good taste. For 
example, no gory or politically motivated drawing 
will be accepted. The deadline for submitting your 
application and proposed drawing is October 11 at 
5:00 PM at Sierra Madre City Hall located at 232 W. 
Sierra Madre Blvd. 

 On the day of the event, Sierra Madre Civic Club 
members will distribute paint in Kersting Court an 
on the sidewalk adjacent to City Hall. Only the paint 
provided may be used on windows. Participants are 
responsible for bringing large paper or plastic cups 
for paint containers, paintbrushes, drop cloths, wash 
cloths, bar soap to outline the drawing, stepladders, 
and other necessary supplies. 

 Teams are to check in with Sierra Madre Civic 
Club members at Kersting Court to receive their 
window assignment on Friday, October 26 from 
2:30 to 6:00 PM. Judging will take place on Saturday 
October 27 from 10:00 AM to noon. All awards will 
be announced at noon in Kersting Court after the 

We look forward to another wonderful event!

For more information, see the Sierra Madre Civic 
Club website at: 

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