Mountain Views News, Combined edition

Combined Edition

Inside this Week:

SM Community Calendar:
SM Calendar of Events

Pasadena – Altadena:
Local Area News Briefs

Sierra Madre:
Walking SM … The Social Side
… This and That
Sierra Madre Police Blotter

Around The San Gabriel Valley:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
Christopher Nyerges

Just for You!:

Local City News:
Arcadia Police Blotter

Education & Youth:
Family Matters

Best Friends:
Pet of the Week
Katnip News!
SGV Humane Society

The Good Life:
Out to Pastor
Senior Happenings

Opinion … Left/Right:
John Micek
Tom Purcell
Michael Reagan
The Funnies

Legal Notices (1):

Legal Notices (2):

Legal Notices (3):

Legal Notices (4):

F. Y. I. :

Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Marc Garlett
Katie Hopkins
Christopher Nyerges
Rev. James Snyder

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VOLUME 13 NO. 33



The City of Sierra Madre recently awarded the above referenced 
contract to Big Ben Inc. for re-placement of some 
water mains. This work is tentatively scheduled to commence 
on Monday, Au-gust 26, 2019 with an anticipated 
completion date of November 22, 2019. Working hours 
will be restricted from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday 
through Friday. 

The replacement will consist of trenching and boring water 
pipes, replacing the water meters, and replacing water meter 
boxes. The trenched pavement will be repaired; however, 
a complete street resurfacing will follow at a later date.

We will post “No Parking” signs at least 24 hours in advance 
prior to commencing work in the affected areas. Vehicles 
parked in construction zones will be towed.

We thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions 
or concerns, please feel free to contact the City of Sierra 
Madre Public Works Department at (626) 355-6615. 


–The Board of Supervisors 
unanimously approved 
a motion by Supervisor 
Kathryn Barger offering a 
$10,000 reward for information 
in the suspicious disappearance 
of Amanda Custer.

On Monday, July 29, 2019, 
Monrovia Police Department 
responded to a do-
mestic violence call involving 
31-year-old Amanda 
Custer at the home of her 
27-year-old boyfriend Robert 

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s 
Department (LASD) investigators, 
who are now leading 
the investigation, believe victim Custer 
was taken against her will by Camou, 
and strongly believe foul play is involved. 
Evidence and witness statements suggest 
he placed her body in the back of a gray 
2017 Toyota Pri-us.

Camou was apprehended by authorities 
on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, and is considered 
the prime suspect in the suspicious 

Supervisor Barger encourages anyone 
in the area of Mount Baldy Road, Glendora 
Ridge Road or Glendora Mountain 
Road on July 29, 2019 between 9:00 a.m. 
and 3:30 p.m. or who have any information 
on this disappearance to contact 
LASD Lieutenant Scott Hoglund (323) 
890-5500 or provide information anonymously 
at “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 
(800) 222-TIPS or by visiting: 


 SIERRA MADRE, California – Nominations are being 
solicited for the FOURTH annual Rotary Humanitarian 
Science, Technology, Aerospace, and Robotics (STAR) 
Awards. The public, professors and peers are encouraged 
to nominate individuals and teams who have made 
outstanding scientific or technological achievements 
with significant humanitarian benefit in one of more of 
the following areas: (1) Environmental Improvement; 
(2) Health and Medical; (3) Disaster Relief and 
Recovery; and (4) Improved Sharing of Knowledge. 

 The STAR Awards recognize and celebrate scientific achievements that significantly 
better or save human lives. 

The awards will be held at a gala dinner and ceremony, with presentations by award 
recipients on February 6, 2020 in Pasadena. Nominations are due by OCTOBER 31.

Past recipients have included Dr. Francis Arnold awarded 2017 for Environmental 
Improvement and then recognized as a Nobel Laureate in 2019; Professor Chad 
Mirkin is redefining approaches to medicine through nanotechnology, and Larry 
Sanger, Co-founder of Wikipedia.

For nominations forms, sponsorship opportunities, and more information, visit the 
event’s website,

Pictured are the previous winners for 2018 Larry Sanger, Dr. Chad A. Mirkin, James 
(Jim) Marggraff, Dr. Mihri Ozkan.

By Christian Lebano, Artistic Director

This summer has been one of our busiest artistic periods 
ever at the Playhouse. Dames at Sea closed with high 
marks from our audiences. But there was no resting on 
the praise, because we immediately set to loading in The 
Joy Luck Club Amy Tan's uniquely American story which 
will open August 23 after months of preparation. Stay 
tuned for the announcement of films we have selected as 
part of our new Off the Screen film series.

I am personally ecstatic to get to steal away to Topanga 
with my favorite actor cou-ple Katherine James and Alan 
Blumenfeld to remount last season's hit The Gin Game. 
We open this Saturday at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum 
for nine performances through September 29. I hope 
you will join us for a special picnic lunch we are planning 
for our audiences on Sunday, September 15 before the 1 
pm matinee.

But what makes me happiest, besides the good fortune of 
making acclaimed theater with talented artists, is the validation 
that we have received this season from YOU. Our 
patrons have supported our appeals for financial support 
for Joy Luck Club, for our educational initiatives, and for 
our new lighting console. It tells me that you believe in 
what we are doing: telling good stories and creating a 
place where the community can gather to hear them. For 
that, I and all of us at SMP, THANK YOU. 

THE GIN GAME Aug 17 - Sep 29 , 2019

Sierra Madre Playhouse's Ovation-recommended production 
heads to Topanga Canyon!

 SMP's critically acclaimed production of The Gin Game 
heads to Theatricum Botanicum! Katherine James and 
Alan Blumenfeld re-prise their roles in this Ovation-recommended 
show, an honest and passionate lens on aging 
and relationships that won the 1978 Pulitzer Prize.


Aug 24 - Oct 05 , 2019

Four Chinese-
mothers, four 
born daughters, 
and the 
rich complexities 
of family 
ties and history as the eight women reach across a seemingly 
unbridgeable divide.

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