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VOLUME 14 NO. 30 

 SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2020 

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Sierra Madre Must Fill Three Council 

Vacancies in November 

Sierra Madre is a city to be envied. It is beautiful. It is a town where 
everyone knows your name. The schools are great, both public and 
private. It is filled with wonderful shops and restuarants. It has its 
own Police and Fire Departments that are beloved by its citizens. City 
government is transparent and accessible and residents are actively involved 
on issues of development and preservation. 

 It is a wonderful place to raise your children. It is a wonderful place 
to retire. It is, some would say, 'a perfect' town, even while struggling 
to survive in the midst of a Pandemic. 

 One would think, given those facts, that residents would jump at the 
opportunity to serve on the committees that make these things happen, 
wouldn't you? Then why are people wondering where the next generation 
of leadership is? 

 In November, there will be three vacancies on the council that voters 
need to fill. Former Mayor John Harabedian and Mayor John Capoccia, 
who have each served two turns are not seeking re-election. In 
addition, two years of the unexpired term of Former Mayor Denise 
Delmar, who resigned in 2019 due to family demands, is also vacant. 

Unlike prior election years, there are few, very few names, if any, seriously 
circulating as to who are interested in running. Why? 

Last week an article ran in this paper about the city council's difficult 
decision to reduce the number of seats on the cities commissions due 
to lack of interest. ( 

 This week, the question is who will come forward to sit on the City 
Council and help continue the legacy of Sierra Madre into the future? 

Every resident spoken to says Sierra Madre is a great place, free from 
the kind of political chaos that we are witnessing in other places. They 
acknowlege that even when there are disagreements, there is a common 
glue that eventually wins...the desire to maintain the ambience 
and character of the city. 

They also believe that, " a few good men or women, should run for 
council". Susan Hendeson/MVNews 

2021 Float Design Winner Jason Redfox 

2021 Rose Parade Theme: Dream. Believe. Achieve 

With the sad news that the 2021 Rose Parade has been canceleddue 
to the restrictions and guidelines in place due because of 
COVID-19. the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association is waiting 
anxiously to hear what the Tournament of Roses Parade determins 
what the "new kind of New Year celebration" will be. The 
cancellation of the parade has only happened once before in its' 
history, and that was during World War II. 

 “The health and well-being of our parade participants and guests, 
as well as that of our volunteer members, professional staff and 
partners, is our number one priority,” said Bob Miller, 2021 President 
of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association. “Obviously 
this is not what any of us wanted, and we held off on announcing 
until we were absolutely sure that safety restrictions 
would prevent us from continuing with planning for 132nd Rose 

 Barb Bevington, President of the SMRFA shared his sentiments, 
adding, "our SMRFA volunteers are disappointed the parade cannot 
be held, we understand and agree with the tough decisions 
made. These decisions were not made lightly. 

Planning for the annual Rose Bowl Game is ongoing at this time 
and the Tournament is hopeful the Game will be held. 

In the meantime, SMRFA members and volunteers are continuing 
their fundraising efforts to cover expenses already incurred 
prior to the cancellation. (See ad on page 3) and need your support. 
The group wants to be ready for whatever form the celebration 
on January 1, 2021 takes. MVNews 


Photo courtesy of Sierra Madre Search and Rescue 

A fire broke out on Monday, July 20 at approximately 12:30 pm in 
the Chantry Flats area and SMFD Engine 41 was the first engine 
on scene. They were joined by Arcadia Battalion Chief 105 and 
Engine 107, to respond to a brush fire that had ignited. 

 Through a collective effort between US Forest Service, LA County 
FD, and neighboring Area C Agencies, the fire was contained to 
7 acres. 

Water Tender 41 and Rescue Ambulance 41 were also dispatched 
to Chantry Flats to provide additional resources and support. Engine 
52, from San Gabriel, was assigned to move up and cover additional 
calls for service within Sierra Madre, as a part of unified 
response. It was a great team effort and we are happy to report that 
all hikers trapped were evacuated safely. 

(more about SMFD on page 2)

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