Mountain Views News, Combined edition

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Happy Holidays:

SM Community Calendar:
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Sierra Madre:
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Pasadena – Altadena:

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

Education & Youth:
Christopher Nyerges

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

The Good Life:
Out to Pastor
Senior Happenings

Opinion … Left/Right:
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Michael Reagan
Stuart Tolchin On …
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Happy Holidays:
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Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Marc Garlett
Katie Hopkins
Christopher Nyerges
Rev. James Snyder
Stuart Tolchin

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VOLUME 13 NO. 52


Jan Greteman 626.975.4033jan@jangreteman.com 
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Volunteers Enter Final Stages of Building Sierra Madre's 
2020 Tournament of Roses Float Entry Photos by D. Lee/MVNews


On December 31st, we are 
planning our Float Departure 
Ceremony to commence at 
approximately 6:40 p.m.,
then we’ll leave the barn at 
approximately 7:00 p.m., heading 
towards Kersting Court, arriving 
approximately 7:15 p.m. We will 
remain there about 30 minutes, 
then continue on to Walnut 
and then to our line-up spot on 
Orange Grove, where it will sleep 
overnight before the parade. If it’s 
inclement weather, we’ll wave as we sail by 
without stopping.

 After the Rose Parade, the float will be in the 
post parade viewing area, in the Showcase Lot, 
near the Pasadena High School Auditorium, 
the remainder of January 1st and all day 
January 2nd. On the evening of January 2nd 
we will move the float back to Sierra Madre 
when we’re allowed to leave post parade. 

If there is rain, a prediction of rain or unexpected issues, we will take the float straight to the Float Barn at 587 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. 
On the morning of January 3rd, approximately 9:30 a.m., we will open the barn for viewing and may have excess flowers available. 

 If all goes well, the float will be in Kersting Court overnight and available for viewing the evening of January 2nd. On Jan. 3rd we’ll be there with 
any excess flowers from about 9:30 a.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m.

 Your donations of time, skills and funds have made this float possible. Come and see the wonderful float we’ve created with your help. 


The Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team (SMSR) wants you 
to know that if you are ever lost or injured in our local mountains, 
you will not be charged for the help that the Team provides. 
Our unpaid professional rescuers are ready and willing 
to drop whatever they are doing, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 
and come to your aid. Whether you twist an ankle while hiking 
to Sturtevant Falls or get lost and caught in the dark while 
hiking to Mount Wilson, you do not have to pay for the assistance 
we provide. 

SMSR does not want anyone to hesitate to call for help because 
of fear about paying for their rescue. If you are lost, trying to 
get yourself “unlost” may make it harder for searchers to find 
you. If you are injured, delaying a call for help may worsen 
your injuries. If you get injured, call 911 or send a fellow hiker 
for help. As a backup, you should tell a responsible friend at 
home that if they don’t hear from you by a certain time, they 
should call for help. Don’t worry about the cost, because there 
is no charge for search and rescue.

How is search and rescue funded? 

You will not pay for your rescue but that doesn’t mean there 
aren’t costs. Every year SMSR responds to approximately 100 
calls for help. To maintain an organization that is ready to respond 
to every call, the Team maintains a station, five vehicles, 
ropes, radios, medical equipment, maps, avalanche beacons, 
and so much more. These costs, however, are covered mainly 
by voluntary donations to the Team.

Team members also cover many costs themselves. To date 
in 2019, members of the all volunteer Team spent over 4,000 
hours on search and rescue missions. They are not paid for 
this time, nor for the over 15,000 hours they’ve spent in training. 
New members spend over $3,000 in their first years purchasing 
personal equipment, and periodic expenses continue 
for as long as members are on the team as they maintain, replace 
and buy new equipment. 

Who Does Pay for a Rescue?

Across the country, thousands of search and rescue operations 
are executed every year with (continued on pg. 2)


In the early morning hours of December 23rd, 2019, thieves 
broke into Happy's Liquors on Sierra Madre Blvd. and stole 
the cash register and its' contents and other unidentified 

According to Sierra Madre Police Department Sergeant 
Henry Amos, there is a video tape of the incident. The store 
was closed at the time and there were no injuries.

There is an ongoing investigation into the event.

If anyone has any information on the crime or was in the 
area at the time, please contact the Sierra Madre Police Department 
at 626-355-1414.

Mountain Views News 80 W Sierra Madre Blvd. No. 327 Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Office: 626.355.2737 Fax: 626.609.3285 Email: editor@mtnviewsnews.com Website: www.mtnviewsnews.com

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