Mountain Views News, Combined edition

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Inside this Week:

SM Community Calendar:
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For Your Consideration:

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

Pasadena – Altadena:

Local City News:
Arcadia Police Blotter

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

Education & Youth:
Jeff's Book Pics

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

The Good Life:
Out to Pastor
Senior Happenings

Opinion … Left/Right:
Dick Polman
Michael Reagan
Stuart Tolchin On …
The Funnies

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F. Y. I. :

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

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Issue 37
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VOLUME 13 NO. 45

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.
Your 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

 Tragic Accident Occurred Days Before His 
75th Birthday

 Well-known Sierra Madre resident and community activist 
Barry Gold, died Monday, November 4, 2019, as the result 
on injuries sustained when he was hit by a Van. He passed 
away at USC Keck Medical Center where he was taken 
immediately following the incident. 

Barry, as he was known throughout Sierra Madre, was born 
in Chicago, but his family moved to Los Angeles when he was 
just three years old. He attended Hamilton High School in 
Los Angeles and graduated from Cal State Northridge with a 
degree in Business Administration. He managed the family 
businesses and properties until the time of his death. He was 
the founder of the Downtown Property Owners Association 
in Los Angeles, organizing efforts to assist businesses as they 
faced challenges with the rise of ‘big box stores’. 

In 2016 Barry threw his hat in the ring in Sierra Madre 
Politics as a write-in candidate for City Council. Although 
his bid was unsuccessful, he was so passionate about his 
concerns that many of the platforms he supported, such as 
protecting Sierra Madre from development, were embraced. 

Preserve Sierra Madre organizer, Matthew Bryant recently 
shared the following, “Barry was there from the very beginning 
when the Save the Monastery Coalition was formed to stop a 
large housing development on those sacred grounds. After that 
project was stopped by a huge effort on the part of our supporters 
led by Barry Gold and then the water meter moratorium, Barry 
helped form the Preserve Sierra Madre coalition to respond to 
threats from over-development throughout the entire city. No 
one fought harder than Barry Gold to preserve our “village of 
the foothills”. 

 While Barry was a warrior in his efforts to protect Sierra 
Madre, he fought the battle as a gentleman. Barry did not 
yell or stomp his feet. Instead he used his great wisdom and 
communication skills to get his points across. Whether it was 
stopping the Monastery project, improving the General Plan 
or standing in the way of the proverbial bulldozer at various 
developments around town, Barry was in the arena and giving 
his all which benefited all the residents of Sierra Madre.” 

Barry Gold is survived by his wife, Judy, sons, Darrin (Azusa), 
Kenn (New York), Andrew Thayer (Sierra Madre) and 
daughter Lisa Thayer also of Sierra Madre. He is also survived 
by his sister, Shirley Newman of Calabasas; Stepmother 
Nan Gold; Grandchildren, Kyle, Dina, Chelsea, Justin and 
Amanda; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. 

Services were held on Friday, November 8th, 2019 at Mount 
Sinai Hollywood Hills. 

Donations in Barry’s memory can be made to: or sent to LAC-USC Medical 
Center Foundation, 1200 N. State Street, Los Angeles, Ca. 


Tuesday's Special Election in Sierra Madre made LA County history. Residents of 
the city who voted, resoundingly passed Measure S, a 'protective' sales tax increase 
that will keep the funds from the increase in Sierra Madre, rather than have a much 
smaller amount trickle down to the city when the county raises the sales tax to the 
state limit next year. Measure S will raise the local tax rate 3/4 of a percent and 
will effectively lock out future sales tax increases by other agencies. It is anticipated 
that the city will receive approximately $225,000 in additional revenue each year. Other cities have also passed similar measures including Arcadia, and most recently 
Monrovia. However, not all votes in the election on Tuesday supported similar 
measures for their towns. In Claremont, the measure was defeated by a very narrow 
margin. Election results at press time (preliminary with 100% of the precincts reporting are: 

 Measure S YES: 80.71%

 Measure S NO: 19.29% Although turnout was lower than expected, history was made in Sierra Madre on 
Tuesday, however. Sierra Madre had the largest margin of victory of any other city 
with a similar measure on their ballot! Moreover, voters in Sierra Madre had the 
unique opportunity to vote using the new electronic system that will be introduced 
county wide for the March 3, 2020 primary. MVNews

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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