Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 3, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 3, 2019 


The Sierra Madre Rose Float 
Association is pleased to announce 
that Samantha Grijalva 
is the recipient of our 2019 
SMRFA Scholarship Award. 
This award recognizes one student 
in either their senior year 
of high school or first year of 
college who has demonstrated 
academic excellence, service to 
the community, and a dedication 
to the work of the Sierra 
Madre Rose

Float. Ms. Grijalva served as a 
2017 SMRFA Princess. She is a 
2019 graduate of La Salle College 
Preparatory School and 
will be attending Saint Mary’s College of California in the fall 
with plans to study Political Science. 


LOS ANGELES – According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District(AQMD) forecast, air quality will be unhealthy for 
sensitive individuals in Antelope Valley, East San Fernando Valley, West San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Mountains, East San Gabriel 
Valley, West San Gabriel Valley, and Santa Clarita Valley tomorrow, Saturday, August 3.

Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, advises people living or working in these areas with heart disease, asthma 
or other respiratory diseases to minimize outdoor activities.

Children who have sensitive conditions, including heart disease, asthma, and other chronic respiratory diseases, should not participate 
in outdoor physical activity at schools, camps and other recreational programs and should stay indoors as much as possible.

For current air quality maps and forecast, visit the AQMD website at

• Avoid the sun – stay indoors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the burning rays are strongest.

• Drink plenty of fluids – 2 to 4 glasses of water every hour during times of extreme heat.

• Replace salt and minerals – sweating removes salt and minerals from your body, so replenish these nutrients with low sugar fruit 
juices or sports drinks during exercise or when working outside.

• Avoid alcohol.

• Pace yourself - reduce physical activity and avoid exercising outdoors during peak heat hours.

• Wear appropriate clothing - wear a wide-brimmed hat and light colored lightweight, loose-fitting clothes when you are outdoors.

• Stay cool indoors during peak hours- set your air conditioner between 75° to 80°. If you don’t have air conditioning, take a cool 
shower twice a day and visit a public air conditioned facility. Find a local cooling center at

• Monitor those at high risk - check on elderly neighbors and family and friends who do not have air conditioning. Infants and 
children up to 4 years old, people who overexert during work or exercise (e.g. construction workers) and people 65 years and older are 
at the highest risk of heat-related illnesses.

• Use sun screen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 if you need to be in the sun.

• Keep pets indoors – heat also affects your pets, keep them indoors or if they will be outside, make sure they have plenty of water 
and a shaded area to help them keep cool.

Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst. For 
more information or additional locations, please call 211 for LA County or 311 for LA City. 

Greg Murphy, SMRFA Board 
Member, presenting the award 
to the 2019 winner Samantha 
Grijalva of Sierra Madre.


Halloween is just around the corner and Sierra Madre Civic Club 
is gearing up for the 2019 Halloween Window Painting. This 
annual event is enjoyable for local merchants, students and the 

 Are you a merchant who would like to offer one or more of your 
windows? Are you a student within the ages of 9 to 17 and want 
to have some fun showing off your talent on a window for all to 

 Forms and information are NOT available now but will be available 
mid to late August on-line and several other places around 
town. For more information contact Civic Club Halloween Window 
Painting Chair: Virginia Mullaney at 
or see our website:


Summer Heat and Animals

Summer is a great time to spend with our furry friends but we need to make sure that

they are safe. Too much heat is dangerous. Here are some tips from your friends at


1. Keep pets cool by keeping them indoors or in well-shaded areas outdoors

Pets need protection from direct sunlight. A shaded area outdoors can provide

environment that is 10F less compared to being under direct sunlight. They also need

good airflow to help them regulate their body heat. It is best to keep them in an area

where the temperature and humidity can be controlled.

2. Provide plenty of fresh, clean water at all times

Water is the easiest way to help our pets cool down. They need the moisture in

their body to cool themselves when they pant. Adding ice can help them cool faster.

3. Limit exercise

Take extra care when exercising your pet. Limit exercise to early morning and

evening hours. Always carry water for your pet and pay attention to how well they are

doing with the activity. Don’t let your dogs walk on hot asphalt , concrete or artificial

turf. If the surface is too hot for you to walk on bare foot, it is too hot for them.

4. Never, ever leave your pet in your parked car

Cars are like ovens and they heat up real fast, even with windows slightly open.

An outside temp of 70F can easily rise to 90F or an outside temp of 85F rises to 102F

within mins.

5. Trim , do not shave off body fur

Layers of fur on our pet’s body can protect them from overheating and sunburn.

Trimming layers or brushing regularly gets rid of the “winter coat” that some breeds

grow for the cold months.

6. At Risk Pets

Animals with flat faces such as Pugs, Bulldogs, Boxers and Persian cats are more

susceptible to heat . So are the elderly ,overweight pets, and pets with heart or lung

conditions. These pets need to be kept in air conditioned rooms as much as possible.

Signs of Heat Stress 

• Excessive panting 

• Increased/Difficulty breathing 

• Increased heart rate 

• Drooling 

• Mild weakness 

• Collapse 

What To Do ? • Move your pet immediately to a shaded, wellventilated area • Apply icepacks or cold towels to footpads, 
abdomen and between their thighs where there is less fur • Offer small amounts of water to drink or some ice to lick . 
Make sure they are swallowing. • Take them directly to a Vet! County of Los Angeles Animal Care and Control

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