Mountain Views News, Combined edition

Combined Edition

Inside this Week:

News & Notices:

Sierra Madre:
Walking SM … The Social Side

SM Community Calendar:
SM Calendar of Events

Pasadena – Altadena:

Local City News:
Arcadia Police Blotter

Around The San Gabriel Valley:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
L.A. Covid-19 Update

Education & Youth:
Newspaper Fun!

Support Your Local Businesses:

The Good Life:
Family Matters
Out to Pastor
Senior Happenings

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

Opinion … Left/Right/Center:
John Micek
Dick Polman
Stuart Tolchin On …
The Funnies

Legal Notices:

F. Y. I. :

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

Recent Issues:
Issue 17
Issue 16
Issue 15
Issue 14
Issue 13
Issue 12
Issue 11
Issue 10
Issue 9
Issue 8
Issue 7

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MVNews this week:  Page 1

SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021 
VOLUME 15 NO. 18 


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information and is not intended as a substitute for individual legal advice. 
Consult a qualified real estate or estate planning attorney with questions 
pertaining to a specific situation. 

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adjusted property tax increase based on the original Prop 13 tax basis. 

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We're still here for you! We can 
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over video. 


Looking for a last-minute Mothers’ Day gift? 

Don’t miss the Virtual Wine and Cuisine Tasting benefit on Friday,
May 7th, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:15 PM. The benefit will be hosted byJeff Champion of Rae’s Place Fine Wine Boutique. Jeff is a certified 
wine expert who is well-known in Sierra Madre for bringing people 
together to appreciate the art and science of wine. 

The wine tasting features Bibiana Gonzales Rave. Jeff explains, “Join 
us as we sit down with Bibiana Gonzales Rave, owner and winemaker 
of Alma de Cattleya. We'll discuss her amazing story from childhood 
into the world of winemaking while we enjoy two of her wonderful 
wines. This promises to be another great evening!” 

Tickets are available for sale online at sierramadrelibraryfriends.
org. Registration is again a 3-step process. The $25 registration fee to 
Friends of Sierra Madre Library, plus price of wines and/or Appetizer 
Selections from a local Sierra Madre restaurant. To be more specific, 
after you have paid the $25 registration fee on the Friends of Sierra 
Madre Library site, you will be directed to Rae’s Place Fine Wine Boutique 
so you can purchase your wine. Wines will be delivered to your 
home before the event. Once you purchase your wine, you will be 
provided recipes you can prepare at home that pair with the wines, 
or directed to pre-order an appetizer or dessert selection from Nano’s 
Café, Savor the Flavor or Madre Made. We encourage you to support 
our local restaurants and businesses and this is one way you can show 
that support! 

The proceeds of this event help support the Library’s programs for 
children and adults throughout the year. For more information about 
the event or Friends of the Sierra Madre Library visit our website at 


May 1 - June 1, 2021 

The Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade is an annual tradition that is anintegral part of the Sierra Madre community! This hometown paradefeatures community members, organizations, classic cars, marchingbands, kids on their decorated bikes and so much more. 

Please join us for the 2021 #SMStrong Parade on Monday, July 5th, from10:00am – 12:00 pm. The parade route will begin at the corner of SierraMadre Blvd. and Sunnyside Avenue, and the exact route is TBD based onLA County health orders at that time. 

Parade participation is open to all; young, young-at-heart, and everythingin between. Masks must be worn (in accordance with the most up-todate 
health orders) and walking groups must be prepared to have to gomobile if the LA County Health Orders dictate. 

Parade registration will open on May 1st and will close on Tuesday, June

1. All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, June 1. To registerplease visit the Sierra Madre 4th of July Events website at http://www. 
**Due to Pandemic Health Orders & Staging Concerns, NO LATEENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!** 

This event is subject to approvals from state and local governmentalagencies, and could be canceled at any moment to the Health Orders. 

For questions regarding parade registration please contact the 4th ofJuly Committee at or the CommunityServices Department at 626.355.5278.
For more information on all of the 4th of July Festivities, please ### 

City Council has approved a contract to rehabilitate one of Sierra 
Madre’s groundwater wells in need of emergency repairs. 

The sole source contract was awarded to the General PumpCompany for an amount not to exceed $178,123 including a 10% 
contingency for emergency rehabilitation of Well 6 in Sierra Madre 
Park. In 2020, it was discovered during an annual test, that the 
Well was losing efficiency. At the time, Well 6 was producing 1,041 
gallons per minute. Presently, the Well is now producing only 300 
gallons per minute. 

Upon inspection, the Well seemed to be rapidly deteriorating 
as a result of excessive vibration of the pump. Sierra Madre bares 
responsibility for four groundwater wells. They are all inspected 
annually for wear and tear. Once rehabilitated, Well 6 should return 
to full production capacity, just in time for the increased summer 

The wells generally last 


approximately eight to 


10 years before major 


rehabilitation maintenance 
is required. The last repairs 
on Well 6 took place in In 1881, Nathaniel Carter purchased 
2011 when a steel liner 1,103 acres of land from Elijah J. 
was installed and the "Lucky" Bald-win, John Richard-
well received a water son, and the Southern Pacific Rail-
flush lubrication system. road. The land now comprises the 
Prior to that, the Well urbanized area of the City of Sierra 
used an oil drip system Madre. In just a year after Carter's 
for lubrication. With purchase, the Sierra Madre Water 
the rapidly fluctuating Company was established. 
groundwater situation in 
Sierra Madre, this set up Over the next century, Sierra 
was not effective as there Madre's primary source of water 
was risk of contamination. supply was groundwater from the 
Oil sitting on the water Santa Anita sub-area (or Eastern 
too long causes bacteria Unit) of the Raymond Basin. Four 
growth. The 2011 upgrades main wells were developed and 
eliminated that threat. maintained to deliver the City's ad

The proposed judicated water. A short time later, 
rehabilitation includeS: two tunnels, one on either side of 

• New well pump the Sierra Madre Dam, also contribcomponents. 
uted to the water supply. 
• Rebuilding the motor. 
In October of 2013, the City was un

• Cleaning disinfection 
able to attain groundwater and was

of the Well. 

• Replacing all worn forced to switch to imported water 
to serve its residents. Water consercomponents.

• For the full scope vation measures werebeen enacted 
as Sierra Madre and the San Gabriel
of work, refer to the 

Valley Municipal Water District en-

attached proposal. 

deavored to return to a sustainable

What are the Costs? 

and local water supply.

In 2020, the Water 

Department budgeted Source: City of Sierra Madre 
$350,000 for well 
rehabilitation. $196,185 was used to rehabilitate Well 5, which left 
$153,815 available for well rehabilitation. The proposed project 
includes a 10% contingency at $178,123. The project will be funded 
using budgeted well rehabilitation capital funds with the remaining$24,308 from the 2020 District Loan. Budget FY 20-21 will be 
increased by $24,308 to cover the cost. 

Copies of this report can be accessed on the City’s website at www. Kevin McGuire/MVNews 


The June 5th edition of this paper will be dedicated 
to the Class of 2021! In order to be included, please 
send your grads senior picture, their full name, age 
and school. These grads are making history, and 
the Mountain Views News wants to celebrate their 

Send to: editor@mtnviewsnews.comSubject: Class of 2021 

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