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Mountain Views News, Combined edition

Combined Edition

Inside this Week:

Shop Locally:

Sierra Madre:
A Word from the Chief
Walking SM … The Social Side
Sierra Madre Police Blotter

SM Community Calendar:
SM Calendar of Events

Pasadena – Altadena:

Local City News:

Around The San Gabriel Valley:
L.A. Covid-19 Update

Support Your Local Businesses:

Education & Youth:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
PUSD Sup.'s Message

Best Friends:
Christopher Nyerges
Pet of the Week
Katnip News!

The Good Life:
Family Matters
Out to Pastor
Senior Happenings

Opinion … Left/Right/Center:
Dick Polman
Tom Purcell
Stuart Tolchin On …
The Funnies

Opinion / Legals:

Letters & More:
All Things
Portraits of Our Neighbors
Newspaper Fun!

Shop Locally:

F. Y. I. :

Roderick Armalin
Jeff Brown
Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Marc Garlett
Brian McDonald
Christopher Nyerges
Rev. James Snyder
Stuart Tolchin
Stuart Tolchin

Recent Issues:
Issue 46
Issue 45
Issue 44
Issue 43
Issue 42
Issue 41
Issue 40
Issue 39
Issue 38
Issue 37
Issue 36

MVNews Archive:  Page 1

MVNews this week:  Page 1


VOLUME 14 NO. 47VOLUME 14 NO. 47

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Since the first cases were announced in January, the city of Sierra Madre 
had managed to have a relatively slow rate of identified cases for months. 
Initially, the majority of the cases centered around the city's largest senior 
care facility and its staff, and slowly cases among the general population 
appeared slowly. That however, has since changed. In the past 
week, the number of newly identified cases increased to 14, a significant 
increase given that trom July through October, the increase in cases was 
on average 3 per week. 

Fortunately, the death rate for Sierra Madre has remained steady. There 
were 3 deaths early on and

As the county and state impose new regulations residents are encouraged 
to follow the guidelines by wearing masks and social distancing.

Even a small town like Sierra Madre can fall to the grips of COVID 19.

Researchers said to have studied Sierra Madre For 
COVID 19 Solutions

In a recent article in the Pasadena Star News , Sierra Madre was mentioned 
as part of a study by UCLA that found its way into the Proceedings 
of the National Academy of Sciences. According to the article, the 
study was conducted in an effort to find "other creative ways to sustain 
the economy". " The researchers ran sophisticated computer simulations 
using data based on tiny Sierra Madre, population 10,793, a suburb of 
Pasadena just 13 miles from downtown Los Angeles. They assumed that 
people engaged in group activities such as going to work and to the local 
grocery store.

 Then they divided residents into discrete groups to limit the number 
of people interacting. That division can be done with time: One group 
could only go to the grocery store in the morning, for example, while 
the other group could only go in the afternoon. That division can also be 
done with space: One group could shop at the grocery store's temporary 
outdoor setup in the parking lot, while the other shops inside the grocery 
store as usual."

 Attempts to find out more about the study were not available at press 
time. While it is not unusual for participants in such studies to remain 
anonymous, the fact that there is only one grocery store in town, Taylor's 
Meats and the only time anyone can remember Taylor's using the parking 
lot was for anything other than its annual Bar B Que, one would have 
to conclude that the 'research' was 100% computer simulated. 

S. Henderson/MVNews

More about COVID 19 on page 7

The Tree and Menorrah are up. The Creche has also been set up 
in the town square. Everything looks pretty normal except that the 
actual tree lighting won't be a ceremony this year and Santa won't 
be holding anyone on his lap in Kersting Court.

 Instead of the snow and festivities that normally take place on the 
Saturday after Thanksgiving the attention this holiday season will 
be on helping our local businesses survive.

 On Saturday, November 28, 2020, while you stroll through downtown 
Sierra Madre to take pictures of the holiday decorations, remember 
to support our local businesses. There are plenty of places 
to shop for unique gifts and more than a dozen places to eat.

 Take a stroll through town and stop and shop to keep our local 
businesses going.

 By the way, if you're out on next Saturday, you may just see Santa 
here and there! 

The Sierra Madre Chamber takes the lead in making certain that 
holiday decorations are up and with the help of volunteers Michelle 
Keith, Allison Evans Fluckey, Michelle Woodward, Lisa Riggio Carlson, 
and members of the Sierra Madre Middle School's Builders (Service) 
club did all the work! The group stopped working and social 
distancing for a brief moment to snap this picture of their finished 




On Sunday, 

November 15th, Sierra 
Madre's own 
John Harabedian 
along with Democratic 
leader Melissa 
Taylor were awarded 
the LA County Democratic 
Award for grassroots 
activist for their valiant 
fight for Democratic 
principles in 
the 41st Assembly 
District. Due to the 
pandemic, the event 
was held virtually.

John, who will be 
leaving the Sierra 
Madre City Council 
at the end of his term 
on December 8th, recently 
lost his bid to 
replace LA County 
Supervisor Katherine 
Barger. He served as 
Sierra Madre's Mayor and completed two terms on the City Council.

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