Mountain Views News, Combined edition

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Pasadena – Altadena:
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SM Community Calendar:
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Sierra Madre:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
Walking SM … The Social Side

Local City News:
Arcadia Police Blotter

Around The San Gabriel Valley:
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:
John Micek
Tom Purcell
Stuart Tolchin On …
The Funnies

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F. Y. I. :

Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Marc Garlett
Christopher Nyerges
Rev. James Snyder
Stuart Tolchin

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There's something new at City Hall!

The L.A County Registrar Recorder selected 
our City as a new location to install brand new 
drop-off ballot boxes in front of City Hall. 
Now you can safely drop off your vote-by-mail 
ballots at City Hall even if City Hall is closed! 
No postage required. Come check it out on 
your next visit to City Hall.

To find a polling center, please visit

The winds that took down this tree and many others in Sierra Madre 
brought back memories of the 2011 windstorm that destroyed thousands 
of trees in Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Pasadena and other cities. 
This photo was posted on facebook by a local resident.


"The San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (the District), formed in 1959, was created 
to pro-vide a reliable supply of supplemental water for its member agencies, namely the cities 
of Alham-bra, Azusa, Monterey Park and Sierra Madre. As one of 29 State Water Contractors 
which receive allocations from the State Water Project, the District imports water from northern 
California using its Devil Canyon-Azusa Pipeline and conveys water nearly 40 miles to 
the Main San Gabriel Basin, the underground aquifer located beneath the San Gabriel Valley.

The City of Sierra Madre, however, is located in the Santa Anita Sub-Area of the Raymond 
Basin, out-side of the Main San Gabriel Basin, and has not had direct access to the District's 
imported water supply. In 2006, the District entered into an agreement with the Metropolitan 
Water District of Southern California (MWD) to facilitate the construction of a connection to 
MWD's treated water transmission main in 2013, and has since provided relief to the City as 
an interim solution to an emerging challenge.

In 2019 the District and the City of Sierra Madre collaborated, with the assistance of Stetson 
Engi-neers, to identify a long-term solution to the challenge of a diminishing ground water 
supply within the region. The most feasible solution would be for Sierra Madre to develop a 
groundwater well within the Main San Gabriel Basin, whereby the City would gain direct access 
to the District's im-ported water supply. This solution required cooperation of the City of 
Arcadia to convey water through Arcadia's system to Sierra Madre.

Sierra Madre and Arcadia completed a water wheeling agreement effective December 4, 2019. 
That agreement called for construction of a joint well to be located within the City of Arcadia. 
The water would then be transmitted through Arcadia's existing pipelines to Sierra Madre's 
water distribution system. For Sierra Madre, the last remaining item needed to move the project 
forward was securing funding for the construction of a joint well.

At the District's January 2020 Board of Directors' meeting, the District's Board unanimously 
ap-proved nearly $1.9 million in grant funding for the construction of the joint well (pending 
execution of an appropriate Board Resolution and Grant Agreement). The Board's action 
solves a decades-old challenge in Sierra Madre and, at the same time, ensures a greater water 
supply for each of its four member cities.

The District congratulates Sierra Madre and Arcadia for their efforts to resolve the water supply 
challenges that exist in the Raymond Basin. Their efforts provide a model for the type of 
coopera-tion and collaboration necessary to deliver a safe, reliable, and sustainable water supply 
to the resi-dents of our region.

The District will provide further updates as the process moves forward toward a fully executed 
funding Agreement."


January 26, to February 2, 2020

During this period the Sierra Madre Police Department 
respondedto 344 calls for service.

Burglary Suspect

Officers contacted a subject on 1-29-20 that was 
reported going through a resident's vehicle in the 
300 block of W. Sierra Madre Bl at 5:55AM. Officers 
detained the subject and found he was in possession 
of stolen property. The subject was also identified as 
someone involved in other thefts in the local area. 
The subject was taken to the Pasadena Jail for booking 
on various charges. Case to the DA’s office for 

Traffic Collisions

On 1-30-20 at 6:26PM, a traffic collision occurred at 
the intersection of Orange Grove Ave. and Baldwin 
Ave. No injuries were reported.

On January 31, 2020, Officers responded to the 900 
block of E. Grandview Ave for a traffic collision with 
injuries investigation. The injured party was riding 
a motorcycle that collided with a deer that entered 
the roadway. The rider was taken to a local hospital 
for treatment of his injuries. The deer left the scene.

Grand Theft from a Vehicle

On 2-1-20, between 1:00PM and 1:10PM, a vehicle 
burglary occurred in the 200 block of S Mountain 
Trail Ave. Two male suspects entered the locked 
camper shell of the victim's vehicle and removed 
the victim's gardening equipment. The suspects 
then fledthe scene.

Theft from a Residence

On 2-2-20, a resident came to the station to report 
that at about 2:15PM an Amazon package was taken 
from her front porch.

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