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Sierra Madre:
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… This and That

Pasadena – Altadena:

Education & Youth:

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

The Good Life:
Out to Pastor
Senior Happenings

Opinion … Left/Right:
Christopher Nyerges
Michael Reagan
Stuart Tolchin On …
The Funnies

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Newspaper Fun!

F. Y. I. :

Deanne Davis
Katie Hopkins
Christopher Nyerges
Rev. James Snyder
Stuart Tolchin

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Cub scouts (Pack 110) selling mistletoe last weekend in downtown 
Sierra Madre to raise money for their troop, gathered from the trees 
in the Angeles Forest area. Mistletoe, as everyone knows, is used to 
hang in doorways to capture a kiss or a lover during the holidays.... 
But don't make it into tea, it's toxic! 

Photos and caption Christopher Nyerges


 Sierra Madre Playhouse plans four mainstage productions for its 2020 
season. Two plays are return engagements of audience favorites. The other 
two are productions of works that are new to the Playhouse. The schedule 
is as follows:

 March 30- May 1, 2020: Charlotte’s Web. Adapted for the stage by 
Joseph Robinette. Based on the story by E.B. White. Charlotte’s Web is the 
famed story of a spider who engages in web-weaving miracles to rescue her 
friend, Wilbur the pig, from a horrible death at a butcher’s knife. Instead, 
Wilbur goes on to become admired and famous in his surrounding community. 
Wilbur, in return, acts to ensure the survival of Charlotte’s children. 
It’s a sweet, simple but powerful tale of the value and importance of friendship. 
Though it will obviously resonate with young audiences, it is intelligent 
enough to hold the interest of adult theater-goers as well.

 June 20- August 2: King of the Yees. By Lauren Yee. Take any Chinese 
last name, and there exists a corresponding family association with branches 
in each major American city, Chinese American men's clubs formed over 
a hundred years ago. For nearly twenty years, playwright Lauren Yee's father 
Larry has been a driving force in the Yee Family Association. Until 
now. Amid a backdrop of crumbling Chinatowns and all-too-lifelike museums, 
Lauren races through history, space, and the fourth wall to find her 
father in this joyride through San Francisco's disappearing past.

 September 5- October 11: Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson. When 
Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 
1900s, she isn't allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. 
Instead, she joins a group of women computers, charting the stars for a 
renowned astronomer who calculates projects in girl hours and has no time 
for the women's probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts 
to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her 
life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations 
and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer 
Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman's place in society during a time of immense 
scientific discoveries, when women's ideas were dismissed until men 
claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard 
to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt 
and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way 
we understand both the heavens and Earth.

 November 28- December 27: A Christmas Story. Adapted for the 
stage by Philip Grecian. Based on the screenplay by Jean Shepherd, Leigh 
Brown and Bob Clark and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay 
Cash by Jean Shepherd. Directed by Christian Lebano. In this Christmas 
adventure like no other, a boy's ardent campaign for a Red Ryder BB gun 
against all odds (“You'll shoot your eye out!”) unfolds amid seasonal shenanigans 
involving a leg lamp, a bunny suit and a tongue stuck on a frozen 
flagpole. Relive a family tradition or start one anew by joining Ralphie and 
his family for this stage adaption of the beloved film inspired by Jean Shepherd's 
classic American story of Christmas-and growing up-in the Midwest.

 THROUGHOUT THE YEAR: The last Monday of every month except 
November and December, the Playhouse presents Off the Page, a series of 
staged readings of plays of interest that may be considered for future production. 
(Silent Sky was originally presented as a reading in this series.)

 Also, our Off the Screen series presents midweek presentations of films 
including screen classics and a few silent films, most of them related to 
themes presented in our live stage productions. A film historian is present 
at each screening to provide fascinating facts and contexts for each film.

 Tickets for most live stage presentations range from $25 to $45. Admission 
for most film screenings is $10.

 Sierra Madre Playhouse is located at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra 
Madre, CA 91024. This is just east of Pasadena. There is parking available on 
the street and in free lots behind and across the street from the Playhouse. Several 
dining venues are just steps away. For reservations, call (626) 355-4318 or 
go online at


Sierra Madre, CA – Casa del Rey was 
recognized as Sierra Madre’s Small 
Business of Dis-tinction for the 41st 
Assembly District by Assemblymember 
Chris Holden. 

 “Each year, I have the opportunity 
to recognize small businesses in the 
41st Assembly Dis-trict that make a 
positive impact in our communities and when it comes to a small 
busi-ness making a positive impact in Sierra Madre you couldn't 
find anyone better than Casa del Rey!” said Assemblymember 
Holden. “Small businesses contribute to our local econo-my, 
provide valuable employment opportunities, and are integral part 
of community life.”

 Casa del Rey has been a family owned business since 1972, and 
takes great pride in serving fresh, homemade and authentic Mexican 
food. Ed and Donna Rey currently operate Casa del Rey. The 
restaurant is a fixture in Sierra Madre and a member of the Sierra 
Madre Chamber of Commerce. 

Casa Del Rey is located at 31 N. Baldwin, Sierra Madre


Christmas and New Year's Holiday parking exemptions are as 

Beginning at 2:00AM on Saturday, 12-14-2019, there will be a city 
wide exemption for parking viola-tions relating to Permit Parking 
and Overnight Parking. This exemption will extend until 5:00AM 
on Thursday, 01-02-2020 in observance of the holidays. Please 
note, there will be officers staffing the SMPD, 24/7 to handle enforceable 
parking issues and safety violations during these times.

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