Mountain Views News, Combined edition

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SM Community Calendar:
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Sierra Madre:
Walking SM … The Social Side

Around The San Gabriel Valley:
… This and That

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Pasadena – Altadena:
Local Area News Briefs
Altadena Crime Blotter

Arcadia · Monrovia · Duarte:
Arcadia Police Blotter

Altadena · So. Pasadena · San Marino:
Local City Meetings

Education & Youth:

Best Friends:
Pet of the Week
Katnip News!

The Good Life:
Senior Happenings

The World Around Us:
Jeff's Book Pics
All Things
Family Matters
The Missing Page
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Opinion … Left/Right:
Hail Hamilton
Michael Reagan
Stephen Silberstein
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F. Y. I. :

Jeff Brown
Deanne Davis
Marc Garlett
Hail Hamilton
Lori A. Harris
Katie Hopkins
Rev. James Snyder

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WARNING: Vandalism is the act of intentionally harming 
someone else’s property. Defacing this paper with 
graffiti or with other inscribed material is a crime. It is a 
violation of California Penal Code Section 594

 SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019 

VOLUME 13 NO. 22

OBSERVANCE Story and Photos by Bill Coburn

Sierra Madre’s Lt. Kenneth Bell VFW Post 3208 held its 
annual Memorial Day Monday at Pioneer Cemetery. Post 
Commander Cindy Ohara greeted the guests in attendance, 
and introduced Rev. Thomas Baker, who gave the invocation. 
The crowd recited the Pledge of Allegiance and, led by 
Paul Puccinelli, sang the nation-al anthem.

The program featured 3 speakers, Congresswoman Judy 
Chu, Assemblyman Chris Holden, and Commander Ohara. 
Congresswoman Chu remembered her WWII veteran father, 
and “all those who came before and after him who put 
their coun-try first.” She mentioned recent legislation that 
reversed a tax law that increased taxes on “Gold Star” surviving 
children from 15% to 37%. She received a round of 
applause when (continued on page 3)

30+ makers, Artist contributions benefit 
Creative Arts of Sierra Madre. 
Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9, 2019 
579 W. Palm Street, Altadena 91001 
Art on Palm @ 
Loma Alta Park, Altadena
Congresswoman Judy Chu, Assemblyman Chris Holden, Sierra Madre Mayor John Harabedian and Former 
Mayor Rachelle Arizmendi


Early Monday 5/27/19, morning at 
about 12:03AM, Corporal Luis Castillo 
and Field Training Officer (FTO)Joe 
Lazcano answered a call for service of a 
baby not breathing in the 100 block of E. 
Alegria Ave. When Joe arrived he found 
the two month old baby girl not breathing, 
unresponsive and she did not have 
a pulse. Utilizing the CPR/AED training 
all SMPD personnel receive, Joe was 
success-ful in his efforts and was able 
get the baby to regain consciousness 
and crying in a few minutes. The baby 
girl was evaluated by responding SMFD 
paramedics and taken to a local hospital 
for a fol-low up examination. 

 Officer Lazcano's commitment of handling 
a life and death emergency with 
competence, compas-sion and dedication 
represents the values of this police 
department. His leadership, courage 
and work ethic exemplifies what a 
Field Training Officer’s quality traits 
are. Thank you FTO Joe Lazca-no, for 
your efforts as your hard work did not 
go unnoticed.




The City of Arcadia is hosting a Fire Services Community 
Forum to discuss Sierra Madre residents’ concerns, 
insights, and priorities regarding a potential partnership 
between the cities of Arcadia and Sierra Madre for fire and 
emergency response delivery alternatives. This free community 
event is being held at Arcadia Fire Station 107, 
located at 79 W. Orange Grove, on Wednesday, June 19, 
2019 at 7:00 PM.

“This is an opportunity for Sierra Madre residents to share 
their needs, wants, and expectations for a potential partnership,” 
said Arcadia Fire Chief Michael Lang. “The Arcadia 
Fire Department is a premier, Class One fire service. 
Extending our fire and emergency response services to 
Sierra Madre will provide enhanced fire suppression capabilities 
along the foothills.”

The Cities of Sierra Madre and Arcadia approved a feasibility 
study in February to review a potential partnership. 

However, since that time, the Sierra Madre Department 
has become eligible to Mutual Aid status with the hiring 
and training of additional staff. No final decision has 
been made by Sierra Madre City officials as of this date 
regarding whether or not outsourcing fire services is still 
a possibility.

As the lead agency, the City of Arcadia study will provide 
valuable information regarding the impacts and opportunities 
of consolidating services. For more information, 
please contact Arcadia City Hall at 574-5401.

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