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Altadena Crime Blotter
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The World Around Us:
Christopher Nyerges
Out to Pastor

Best Friends:
Happy Tails

The Good Life:
Senior Happenings

Food & Drink:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two

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Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Marc Garlett
Hail Hamilton
Katie Hopkins
Chris Leclerc
Christopher Nyerges
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 SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019 




On Wednesday March 27, 2019, the Arcadia Recreation 
and Community Services Department received 
information of a suspicious physical contact 
between one of their part-time employees and a 
female juvenile who was attending the Afterschool 
Recreation Program at the Longley Way Elementary 
School, in Arcadia. Arcadia Recreation and 
Community Services immediately notified the Arcadia 
Police Department. Police Detectives spoke 
with several employees and juveniles who worked 
at, or attended, the Afterschool Recreation Program. 
Police Detectives learned there were other 
instances of suspicious contact between the suspect 
and additional female juveniles, but nothing 
overtly sexual in nature. Detectives interviewed 
the suspect, and he was arrested for suspicion of 
violating Penal Code Section 288(a) – Lewd and 
Lascivious Acts with a Child Under 14. 

The arrestee is identified as Moises Davila, a 
20-year-old resident of Arcadia. Mr. Davila is currently 
being booked and housed at the Arcadia Police 
Department Jail. Mr. Davila’s bail is $100,000. 

The case is currently under investigation. Anyone 
with information on this incident is encouraged 
to contact the Arcadia Police Department at 
(62f6) 574-5151, case number 190435. If you prefer 
to provide information anonymously, you may 
call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS 
(8477), use your smartphone by downloading 
the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the 
Apple App Store, or by using the website http://

In Celebration of Women’s 
History Month in March 
2019, Assemblymember 
Chris Holden recognized 
the 41st Assembly District’s 
Woman of the Year and 
Women of Distinction at 
his Annual Spring District 
Office Open House. The 
women were recognized 
for their service that has a 
made a positive impact in 
the community. Among 
those honored was former 
Sierra Madre City Clerk, 
Nancy Shollenberger.

Tournament of Roses President 
and South Pasadena 
resident Laura Farber was 
named the 2019 Woman 
of the Year for the 41st Assembly 

“I am thrilled to announce 
Laura Farber as Woman of 
the Year for the 41st Assembly 
District,” said Assemblymember 
“As the first Latina and 
third woman to serve as 
President of the Tournament 
of Roses, Ms. Farber 
will offer an important perspective 
and approach to 
the historic organization.”

Women of Distinction from 
throughout the district 
include Monica Hubbard 
(Altadena), Shelly Vander 
Veen (Claremont), Sabina 
Sullivan (La Verne), Christine Geltz (Monrovia), 
Dianne Cullinane M.D., (Pasadena), Diane Williams 
(Rancho Cucamonga), Laurie Brandler 
(San Dimas), Nancy Shollenberger (Sierra 
Madre), and Beatrice Casagran (Upland). Over 
70 nominations were sent to Assemblymember 
Holden for the honor.

“The 2019 Women of Distinction are passionate 
leaders who improve the lives for thousands 
of individuals and families in the 41st Assembly 
District and beyond,” said Holden. “They demonstrate 
exceptional leadership that all of us 
should aspire to achieve.”



 Email photos of artwork to Clarissa Pictures of art must be less 
than 4MB per email Artists do not need to live in Sierra Madre to be considered For more information, 
contact Community Services at 626-355-5278.


 Wondering which days you can water your lawn or garden? Sierra Madre Municipal Code designates 
which days residents can water based on their residential address. Please refer to the following when 
planning your irrigation.

Even-Numbered Addresses: Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays Before 6:00 AM and After 6:00 PM

Odd-Numbered Addresses (and those ending in fractions): Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays Before 6:00 AM and After 6:00 PM 

THE PARAMEDIC SUBSCRIPTION PROGRAM is an official program offered
by the City of Sierra Madre to help offset the cost of emergency medical responses. This $67 annual 
membership program is available to residents of Sierra Madre and is designed as an alternative to 
paying higher direct fees for paramedic and ambulance services. As a member of the program, your 
subscription will perform similar to a secondary insurance plan and cover any additional fees that your 
insurance may not cover, as well as any non-transport dispatch fees.



Submitted by Renée Cossutta 

 The park at Kersting Court should be what every 
city dreams of…

a park at the center of town. New York has Central 
Park, which gives the city the needed hearbeat 
off the beaten path. 

Kersting Court is perfectly located to provide that 
heartbeat to Sierra Madre!

But the plans that have been submitted will do 
very little to get the heart beating. 

Monday evening, at the Community Services 
Commission meeting, I presented this possibility, 
as did several others. 

Make the park a full park integrated into the city, 
by eliminating the street that makes it an island, 
accessible only via crosswalk. Adding a gazebo 
or trellis will not change that. The gazebo hails 
from 18th century English landscapes, where a 
large estate,100s of acres, might punctuate the 
landscape with focal moments, a gazebo, and 
they would hire, perhaps Capability Brown to 
consult and come up with a landscape design. 
The gazebo lived well in a large landscape, and 
provided a human element. But not in a tiny 
park!Yes, eliminating the street would eliminate 
19 parking spots, but probably half of those could 
be regained on Baldwin and on Sierra Madre. 
The park could extend up to the curb in front 
of the shops. Typically when something like 
this is proposed, merchants vehemently oppose 
it, thinking parking equals business. Until they 
discover that cars don’t shop, people do, and a 
year later business has increased between 10% 
and 40%. Customers can walk out of the shops 
and stroll into the park, sit down, enjoy. 

Another benefit of this would be that the park 
would be a water-capture site. The sidewalk there 
is about 2,400 square feet. And the 15,000 square 
feet water from the street would also be absorbed 
by the park, this year approximately 42,000 cubic 
feet of rain that would go into the park, and into 
our aquifer! That is about 300,000 gallons of water 
absorbed, not going into the storm drain system 
and the ocean. The city can set an example here, 
as it did at City Hall. Inspire more of us to do the 
same, and not pay yet higher costs for imported 

I propose that we seriously consider this idea. 
It would get the heart beating, make the park 
a destination, and capture water that would 
otherwise be runoff. I hope that all of us can 
consider this, and press our city and our city 
council to also consider it. Thank you.

Former Sierra Madre Mayor Rachelle Arizmendi, Assemblyman 
Holden and Nancy Shollenberger


The Volunteer Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee is 
seeking nominations for the 2019 4th of July Parade 
Grand Marshal. The Parade will be held as always the 
morning of July 4th. 

Parade Grand Marshal Nominees should embody 
the spirit of Sierra Madre, be an active volunteer in 
any of the local nonprofit organizations or in some 
way contributed to the betterment of Sierra Madre. 
Nominees may be an individual or volunteers or an 

Nominations must be submitted in writing 
by Tuesday, April 30th and should be sent 
to the 4th of July Committee, PO Box 1073 
Sierra Madre CA 91025 or emailed to Nominations 
should be no more than 1 page but at least a paragraph 
explaining why the honor should be given including 
contributions to the Sierra Madre community. 

Previous Grand Marshals have included 2018 Steve 
Heydorff, 2017 Derek Podrebarac, 2016 Pete Siberell 
and Hometown Hero Kris Lowe, 2015 Clem and 
Nina Bartolai, 2014 Pat & DeAlcorn & Hometown 
Heroes Sierra Madre Search and Rescue, 2013 VFW 
Post 3208 & Hometown Hero Mama Pete; 2012 
Nel and Bob Soltz (Wistaria Vine owners); 2011 
Gayle Bluemel & Hometown Hero John Shear; 
2010 Lew Wantanabe; 2009 Midge Morash; 2008 
Sierra Madre Fire Department; 2007 Ward Family 
(E. Waldo Ward & Sons); 2006 Judy Webb Martin 
& Toni Buckner & Hometown Hero Barbara 
Wamboldt; 2005 Police Chief Wayne Bailey; 2004 
Doug Berkshire; 2003 John Grijalva; 2002 Bob 
Quamstrom; 2001 Ty Gaffney; 2000 Dr. Bill White; 
and 1999 Jim & Barbara Heasley. 

This All-American friends and family event is made 
possible through the wonderful contribution of 
donors and sponsors. If you’d like to help please 
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