Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 4, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 4, 2020 

City of Sierra Madre



From: The City of Sierra Madre



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Sierra Madre on 
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 for the following Officers and Measure:

For (2) Members of the City Council Full term of four years

For (1) Member of the City Council Short term of two years

For a City Clerk Full term of four years

For a City Treasurer Full term of four years

Shall the office of the City Clerk be appointive? YES



Ballot Measure

The nomination period for 
these offices begins on Monday, July 13, 2020 and closes on August 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may 
contact Assistant City Clerk Laura Aguilar in the City Clerk’s Office for an appointment to pick up nomination 

If no one or only one person is nominated for an elective office, appointment to the elective office may be made as 
prescribed by §10229, Elections Code of the State of California.

The polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 am and 8:00 pm.

Posted July 2, 2020


Laura Aguilar

Assistant City Clerk

Elections Official

TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills


With the restaurants closed or here in Sierra Madre offering al fresco dining I know we’ll be eating a ton of hot dogs, how many?

Over seven billion hot dogs will be eaten by Americans between Memorial Day and Labor Day. During the July 4th weekend alone (the biggest 
hot-dog holiday of the year), 155 million will be downed.

Every year, Americans eat an average of 60 hot dogs each. They are clearly one of the country's 
most loved, but most misunderstood, comfort foods.

Like most great events in History, there are varying accounts of how it all began and who 
started it. The history of the Hot Dog is no different. You will find many references throughout 
history to the origins of a Hot Dog-like thing called a sausage. Here are some stories of 
how the Hot Dog was born.

The invention of the Hot Dog, is often attributed to the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition. 
However, similar sausages were made and 
consumed in Europe, particularly in Germany, as 
early as 1864, and the earliest example of a hot dog 
bun dates to New York City in the 1860s. German 
immigrants appear to have sold hot dogs, along 
with milk rolls and sauerkraut, from pushcarts in 
New York City's Bowery during the 1860s. The Hot 
Dog's association with baseball also predates the 
1904 World's Fair. Chris von der Ahe, owner of 
the St Louis Browns, sold Hot Dogs at his ballpark 
in the 1880s.

Who's Served the First Hot Dog? Also in doubt is who first served the first Hot Dog. Wieners 
and frankfurters don't become Hot Dogs until someone puts them in a roll or a bun. 
There are several stories or legends as to how this first happened. Specific people were have 
been credited for for supposedly inventing the Hot Dog. Charles Feltman and Antonoine 
Feuchtwanger were among the few.

 What's in a name? Another story that riles serious hot dog historians is how term "Hot Dog" 
came about. Some say the word was coined in 1901 at the New York Polo Grounds on a cold 
April day. Vendors were hawking hot dogs from portable hot water tanks shouting "They're 
red hot! Get your dachshund sausages while they're red hot!" A New York Journal sports cartoonist, 
Tad Dorgan, observed the scene and hastily drew a cartoon of barking dachshund 
sausages nestled warmly in rolls. Not sure how to spell "dachshund" he simply wrote "hot 
dog!" The cartoon is said to have been a sensation, thus coining the term "hot dog." However, 
historians have been unable to find this cartoon, despite Dorgan's enormous body of work 
and his popularity.

1893 - The 1893 Chicago World's Fair, also called the Columbian Exposition, brought thousands 
of visitors who consumed large quantities of sausage sold by vendors. People liked this 
food that was easy to eat, convenient, and inexpensive.

Historians, to this day, have not found any research to back up the claim that hot dogs were 
sold at Sportsman's Park.

Truly, “Necessity is the Mother of invention.” = hot dog bun

The popularity of the hot dog and baseball – I know this may be very difficult for some 
Dodger fans but the love of the hotdog and baseball did not start with the Dodgers. 

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