Mountain Views News, Combined edition

Combined Edition

Inside this Week:

SM Community Calendar:
SM Calendar of Events

For Your Consideration:

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

Pasadena – Altadena:

Local City News:
Altadena Police Blotter
Arcadia Police Blotter

Around The San Gabriel Valley:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
Family Matters

Education & Youth:
Jeff's Book Pics

Best Friends:
Happy Tails
Christopher Nyerges
Pet of the Week
Katnip News!
SGV Humane Society

The Good Life:
Out to Pastor
Senior Happenings

Opinion … Left/Right:
Tom Purcell
Michael Reagan
Stuart Tolchin On …
The Funnies

Legal Notices (1):

Legal Notices (2):

Legal Notices (3):

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Legal Notices (6):

F. Y. I. :

Jeff Brown
Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Marc Garlett
Katie Hopkins
Chris Leclerc
Christopher Nyerges
Rev. James Snyder
Stuart Tolchin

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Issue 36
Issue 35
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VOLUME 13 NO. 44

Jan Greteman #01943630 
Judy Webb-Martin #00541631 
Katie Orth #00942500Who We Are:
Residents & business owners 
of Sierra Madre selling real estate 
since 1975 & proudly giving back 
to the community.
Fall BackSunday, November 3rdDAY LIGHT SAVINGYour Story. Your Home.
Your Team.
Together Stronger.
Contact Us For a FREEProperty Assessment.
1.Change locks.
2.Reprogram the garage door opener.
3.Locate the water shutoffs.
4.Locate the main circuit breaker.
5.Test the smoke detectors & carbonmonoxide detectors.
6.Figure out a strategy to use if youget locked out of your home.
7.Read up on your HVAC system.
8.Make a list of all your lightbulbs inside& outside, and buy energy efficientreplacements.
9.Replace all toilet seats.
10. Make an exit plan for emergencies.
Be sure small children can call 911.11 Must Do 
Move-In Tasks



By John Capoccia Mayor Pro-Tem

Tuesday November 5 is election day, and Sierra Madreans 
will weigh in on Measure S. Measure S will raise the local 
sales tax rate 3/4 of a percent, which will match the tax rate 
of our neighbors and bring sales tax to the State imposed 
cap. This will effectively lock out future sales tax increases 
by other

agencies and keep the sales tax revenue in Sierra Madre for 
the benefit of its residents. If Measure S is approved, Sierra 
Madre will receive approximately $225k per year, which is 
less than 2% of our $12M General Fund revenue. Nevertheless, 
this small amount will go a long way to benefit Sierra 
Madreans help keep Sierra Madre the jewel of the San Gabriel 
Valley. Please, VOTE YES on Measure S.

I’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions to assist 
voters. After reading, I hope you’ll agree that voting YES on 
Measure S is a good deal for Sierra Madreans.

Why was a sales tax increase proposed?

State law has imposed a sales tax limit by cities, counties and 
other districts. The current sales tax rate in Sierra Madre is 
0.75% below the limit, which is the amount of the increase 
proposed with Measure S. If we don’t secure the tax for the 
benefit of Sierra Madre, it’s likely that another District such 
as LA County or the Southern California Air Quality Management 
District will impose another sales tax increase to

bring the level of taxation to the state-imposed limit. If this 
happens, Sierra Madreans will pay the tax anyway and we 
will receive no revenue and thus no direct benefit. The threat 
is real. The Southern California Air Quality Mangament 
District is considering a sales tax increase, and State Senator 
Susan Rubio twice mentioned the possibility of a sales tax 
increase during a recent meeting of (continued on page 4)

Sierra Madre Rose Princesses left to right:Klea Mowrey, Malia Teran, and Jessie Franks

 The Sierra Madre Rose Float Association is pleased to announce the selection of 
the 2020 Sierra Madre Rose Float Association Princesses. Please help us welcome 
Jessie Franks, Klea Mowrey, Malia Teran who will represent SMRFA and the City of 
Sierra Madre over the coming year. Ms. Franks is a junior at the California School 
of the Arts, Ms. Mowrey is a senior at Alverno Heights Academy, and Ms. Teran is 
a senior at Pasadena High School. The Princesses will represent Sierra Madre at 
the 2020 Tournament of Roses Parade on the Ka Li Hiki Ola Float pictured below. 
Photos courtesy SMRFA

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The public is invited to attend our annual Veteran’s Day 
Ceremony on Sunday, November 10, 2019, with special 
guest speaker Philip B. Haney, founding Member of the 
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and former 
Federal Intelligence and Counter Terrorism Officer, at 
Sierra Madre Memorial Park, Hart Park House, 222 W. 
Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, start time 1:00 PM.

Major sponsor of the event with VFW Post 3208 is the 
Knights of Columbus ‘SK Matthew P McDonagh (4th 
Patriotic Degree) Assembly 3784’, Pasadena, CA. 

Room is limited, so come early. Refreshments following the 
program will be provided.

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