Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, December 8, 2018

MVNews this week:  Page A:2

CHAMPIONS (continued from page 1)

Midfielder Jay Chapman (Canada), Midfielder Liam Fraser (Canada), Forward 
Jon Bakero (Spain), Midfielder Aidan Daniels (Canada) and Defender Auro 
Junior (Brazil). This young group traveled with Liston to train “the way we use to 
train” and get ready for the next match in Panama. “It’s good for the young guys to 
get out of Toronto and experience how we use to prepare in the off season to get 
ready for the next year,” Liston said. In addition to tackling Mt. Wilson Trail, the 
team worked out at Catz in Pasadena and will also train at the Rose Bowl. 

 Toronto FC, led by head coach Greg Vanney, is the first team in MLS history 
to win the domestic championship, Supporter’s Shield for best record, and 
the MLS Cup—beating the Seattle Sounders 2-0. The road to winning was 
not smooth for Toronto who came in as an expansion team in 2007. They 
did not qualify for the MLS playoffs their first eight seasons. In 2015, the 
added Sebastian Giovinco from Italy, who broke the MLS record that year for 
most combined goals and assists in a season. He is currently the all-time top 
scorer for Toronto with 83 goals. The Reds ended up hitting a wall in 2015, 
though, and were knocked out of the first round of the playoffs. In 2016, they 
faced off against the Seattle Sounders in the MLS Championship and lost 
in penalties. They later headed to the Concacaf Champions League in and 
lost a heartbreaker on a penalty shot by the Chivas Guadalajara club. But, 
finally, 2017 has been the Reds’ year so far. After their successful rematch 
against Seattle, a championship and parade in Toronto, they head back to the 
Concacaf Champions League, which traditionally has been won by Mexican 
clubs. Toronto now has the chance for an upset win. 

 Liston, who coached kids’ soccer in his early days in Sierra Madre, now spends 
most of his time in Toronto, but keeps his home right here and has enjoyed 
returning to show off his town to the team who thoroughly enjoyed the run 
up Mt. Wilson. Auro Junior, from Brazil was thankful he made it and didn’t 
get lost, while Jon Bakero of Spain loved the scenery. “It reminds me of the 
mountains back home,” Bakero said. They ended their cool-down at Kersting 
Court with some smoothies from the Sierra Juice Company. 

Monday night, Liston and the team learned they will challenge Club Atletico 
Independiente in the first round of the Concacaf Champions League, which 
runs from February to April. Until then, the training continues—though the 
team is hoping to sneak in a Lakers game and watch a little LeBron action. 
Shh…don’t tell the Raptors. 



Mountain View News Saturday, December 8, 2018 

Weather Wise

Sierra Madre 
Public Library 
Monday at 9:00 am 
Baby Rhyme Time 
Monday at 10:00 am 
Preschool Storytime 
Tuesday from 2:00 - 5:00 pm 
LEGO Play Day 
Tuesday at 3:00 pm 
Cricut Workshop 
Wednesday at 4:00 pm 
Middle School Crafty Book Club 
Thursday at 3:30 pm 
Barks and Books 
Saturday at 10:00 am 
3D Printing Workshop 
Saturday from Noon - 5:00 pm 
Tabletop Board Games, Coloring, 
and Virtual Reality 
6-Day Forecast Sierra Madre, Ca.

 Sun Ptly Cldy Hi 70s Lows 40s 

 Mon: Ptly Cldy Hi 60s Lows 40s

 Tues: Sunny Hi 60s Lows 40s

 Wed: Sunny Hi 60s Lows 40s

 Thur: Sunny Hi 60s Lows 40s

 Fri: Ptly Cldy Hi 60s 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. 


City Council

December 11th, 2018 at 6:30 pm

December 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm - CANCELLED

 Planning Commission 

December 20th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

January 3rd, 2019 at 7:00 pm

January 17th, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Community Service Commission 

December 17th, 2018 at 6:30 pm

January 21st, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Senior Community Commission 

January 3rd, 2019 at 3:00 pm CANCELLED

Special Meeting January 10th, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Library Board of Trustees

December 26th, 2018 at 7:00 pm - CANCELLED

January 23rd, 2019 at 7:00 pm

 Energy, Environment, and Natural Resource Commission 

December 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm

January 16th, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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can mail or drop off a written statement to City Hall or email city@ before 30 the night of the meeting and your 
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surrounding areas of Pasadena, Arcadia, and Monrovia. 

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JANUARY 8, 2019

Sierra Madre 
Woman’s Club 
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