Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 1, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 1, 2019 

OFFICERS By Joan Schmidt

 Remembering fallen peace officers is done at 
national, state, and local ceremonies. Peace Officers 
Memorial Day is May 15th; and President Trump placed 
a wreath on the National Monument in Washington 

On state level, there have been California Peace Officer 
Memorial Ceremonies in Sacramento since 1977 at a 
beautiful bronze monument of three standing figures, 
an 1880’s County Sheriff, a 1930’s state trooper and a 
1980’s city policeman looking down at a life-sized figure 
of a woman comforting a child sitting on a bench, 
representing the grief-stricken families left behind. 

Locally, the Sheriff’s Department begins its tribute with 
the annual three-day Memorial Torch Relay Run totaling 
339 miles and stopping at each mainland station. Also 
the Avalon Station has its relay run on Catalina Island. 

This past May 22, Sheriff Alex Villanueva presided at 
the 50th Annual Los Angeles County Peace Officers 
Memorial. Six names were added to the wall, including 
Gardena Officer Toshio Hirai (EOW: 11/15/2018), 
Pomona Officer Gregory J. Casillas (EOW: 3/09/2018), 
Compton Officer Ralphs K. Reeves, Sr. (EOW 2/01/16), 
Long Beach Officer James R. Wilkinson (EOW 
01/17/23), LASD Constable George A. Curtis (EOW 
02/01/1916) and LASD Deputy Daniel A Todd (EOW 
02/22/16). During the beautiful Memorial Service, the 
Sheriff spoke of brave fallen officers, their sacrifice, and 
their families left behind. The Memorial Torch from the 
Run was handed to the Sheriff, doves released, a beautiful 
wreath for each fallen officer, and the honor guard of 
officers from many agencies. Truly a fitting Memorial 
for these brave men, and their engraved names are on 
the Memorial Wall so they are never forgotten.

KATIE Tse....This and That



To celebrate the tap dance-filled summer musical 
“Dames at Sea”, Sierra Madre Playhouse is 
holding a Time-Step Marathon from 9:00 am 
till 1:30 pm on Saturday, June 1, 2019. This is a participatory event 
about the joy of tap dancing – sharing dance steps . . . sharing dance 

Outside, on the sidewalk, under the historic Sierra Madre Playhouse 
marquee, we will gather young and more seasoned tap dancers.

With a portable tap surface and live feed over Facebook, dancers 
will demonstrate their version of the time step (or talk us through 
it if they have aged out of tapping). They will talk about their favorite 
dance steps and perhaps demonstrate them. We will hear about 
where they learned the time step, the costumes they wore and, if 
they have them, see pho-tos of these dancers around the time when 
they first learned the time step. These dancers will share/tap during 
scheduled 15 minutes slots filling the time from 9 am to 1:30 pm.

It is a “Marathon” and if we don’t make it, i.e. signing up enough 
dancers to fill all the 15 minute slots, we will spotlight the stories of 
some of our favorite tap dancers, watching them in videos (on our 
ipads and phones) and talking about their dancing.

To sign up for a 15 minute tap dance slot on June first, send an email 
to Diane Siegel at Please 
send your three top choices from 9 am till 1:15 pm. We will contact 
you with further details and to confirm your time slot.

 Event: Time Step Marathon

Where: Sierra Madre Playhouse – on the sidewalk under the marquee

87 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre, CA 91024. This is just 
east of Pasadena.

When: Saturday, June 1st, 2019 continuously from 9:00 am till 1:30 

What: A different dancer every 15 minutes will do their version of 
the classic tap dance time step and talk about their tap dance memories, 
costumes, dance school/s, and other favorite tap steps

Watch: The dancers live in front of the Playhouse or on a live Facebook 
feed on the Sier-ra Madre Playhouse Facebook [page.

Participate: Sign up by emailing your top three desired 15 minute 
time slots from 9 am till 1:15 pm – to diane.siegel@sierramadreplayhouse.
org . Get your confirmed time slot via return email. On Saturday 
June 1st, wear your tap shoes or any shoes and arrive 15 minutes 
before your scheduled time slot.

See: Sierra Madre Playhouse’s summer musical Dames at Sea for tap 
dancing in the 1930’s movie musical style. Runs June 15th (preview 
on June 14th) through July 21st. For more information about the 
tune-filled musical with tap dancing numbers from start to finish, go 
to or call (626) 355-4318.

Parking is available on the street or in a free lot behind the Playhouse.

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