Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Letter To The Citizens of Sierra Madre 

I am Viken Satamian and my family and I own Corfu Restaurant at 48 West Sierra Madre Blvd. 

The dark clouds of COVID-19 are now giving way to blue skies and sunshine. And we are all so very 
thankful for those who helped closed the door on this Pandemic. 

As a business owner for 15 years here in Sierra Madre, I am particularly thankful to the city officials, 
including the Mayors, John Capoccia and Rachel Arizmendi, the past and current City Council, city 
manager and staff, police, fire and many others who rose to help us local business owners survive 
this last year and a half. Without their support many of our local business owners would no longer 
be in business. 

In particular, I want to publicly thank our City Manager, Gabe Engeland. Under his leadership, 
mountains were moved and miracles performed. One such miracle was the sudden appearance 
of outdoor patios, magically appearing in front of many of our restaurants. This permitted us to 
dramatically increase our business while complying with the necessary health safeguards required. 
Thank you Mr. Engeland and city staff. 

City Clerk and Administrative Services Manager Laura Aguilar made herself available to all of us 
local business owners, answering questions and offering guidance practically 24/7. 

Police Chief Rodrick Armalin, Fire Chief Brett Bartlett, Paramedic Coordinator Karen Bustillos and 
their respective departments made us business owners operate in confidence knowing our safety and 
success was the city’s highest priority. We even saw Police Chief Armalin handing out meals. 

The Chamber of Commerce was also invaluable in their support of us both financially and confidently 
and working with the city to help businesses. 

Other organizations such as Mike and Sierra Madre Thrives came alongside us, putting their 
entrepreneurial minds together creating crazy innovative opportunities to help us restaurateurs 
generate much needed income. Sierra Madre Thrives and their dozen or so volunteer helped local 
restaurants sell over 10,000 meals during the critical period of the coronavirus. 

Thank you, thank you! 

And finally, and certainly not least of all, thank you from all of us to all of you wonderful citizens of 
our little oasis nestled up against the San Gabriel Mountains. 

Had it not been your above and beyond support of our struggling restaurants, we simply would not 
be here today. You made the trek down to the restaurants picking up food to go when that was yours 
and our only option. 

When dining outside was permitted, many of you came regularly. A good number of you came for 
breakfast and then ordered your lunch to go. Left generous tips to our hardworking servers. 

It is truly wonderful to be a part of this unbelievably gracious and generous community. 

On behalf of my family and I, and the entire community of restaurants thank you from the bottom 
of our hearts. 


 The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have 
been forecast for the following areas:

• West San Fernando Valley – Monday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 16 
• East San Fernando Valley – Monday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 16 
• East San Gabriel Valley – Monday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 16 
• Santa Clarita Valley – Monday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 16 
• Antelope Valley – Monday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 16 
• San Gabriel Valley – Monday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 16 
Public Health reminds everyone to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness, especially 
older adults, young children, outdoor workers, athletes, and people with a chronic medical 
condition who are especially sensitive to negative health impacts from extreme heat. Public 
Health offers the following recommendations during high temperature days:

• Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated throughout the day. 
• If you must go out, plan your day to avoid going out during the hottest hours, and 
wear sunscreen. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothes, and wear a hat or use an umbrella.
• Cars get very hot. Never leave children or pets in cars and call 911 if you see a child 
or pet in a car alone.
• Beware of heat-related illness, like heat stroke and call 911 if you see these symptoms: 
high body temperature, vomiting, and pale and clammy skin.
• Check on those at risk, like those who are sick, older adults, pregnant women, and 
children, and those who live alone. 
• If you are wearing a mask, avoid strenuous workouts wearing face coverings or masks 
not intended for athletic purposes..
• Visit your power company’s website or contact them by phone to determine if you 
are scheduled for a rolling power outage. 

 June 6, 2021 to June 12, 2021 

 During this period the Sierra Madre Police Department responded 
to 199 calls for service. 

On 6-6-21 officers were dispatched to a traffic collision at 
12:42AM on N. Michillinda Ave. with unknown injuries. The 

caller and witnesses said they saw a black Ford Mustang flee the 
area after it collided into a vehicle. After an area search, officers 
located a vehicle that matched the description with damage in the 200 block of N. 
Lima St. Officers located an individual in the area who matched the description of the 
driver. After further investigation, the driver was arrested for hit and run, and for 
driving under the influence of alcohol. No injuries were reported. 
Case to DA’s office for filing. 

On 6-11-21 at 8:45 AM, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Crestvale Dr. 
for a report of vandalism. The victim discovered that white spray was used on his 
vehicle sometime between, 6-10-21 at 9:00PM and 6-11-21 at 8:00AM by unknown 
person(s). Case to Detectives 

A report filed on-line stated that unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's unsecured 
vehicle on 6-11-21 at 3:07PM in the 100 block of W. Sierra Madre Blvd. and stole a 
purse from the vehicle. Suspect(s) fled in unknown direction.Case to Detectives 

On 6-12-21 at 11:08PM, officers responded to a call of a disturbance in the 200 
block of N. Lima St. Following interviews by officers, one person was arrested for 
battery and taken to the Pasadena Jail. Case to DA’s offic 

by Deanne Davis 

“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take usthere,
But a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” Unknown 

“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” AntoineFrancois Prevost 

“I’ve said it before, but it’s absolutely true: My mother gave me mydrive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him I could 
see a future.” Liza Minnelli 
Here’s what Wikipedia says about Father’s Day: “Father’s Day is a 
holiday of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the 
influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, ithas been celebrated on March 19th as Saint Joseph’s Day since the 
Middle Ages. In the United States, Father’s Day was founded by 
Sonora Smart Dodd, and celebrated on the third Sunday of June 

for the first time in 1910. The day is held on various dates across 
the world and different regions maintain their own traditions of honoring fatherhood.”
Father’s Day is tomorrow, and if you still have a father, by all means celebrate him. It’s not toolate to get a card if you haven’t already. But at least make a phone call to tell him you love him and 
now that the world has opened up a little bit, maybe you could think of such a thing as enjoying a 
visit together! BBQ comes to mind. 

I am fortunate to have married an exceptional man who was a fantastic father. As I grew up without 
one, I had no clue how this worked, but John showed me that a father is patient, he is kind, heisn’t proud, doesn’t dishonor the children or his wife, not self-seeking, not easily angered, keepsno record of wrongs. A good father rejoices with the truth. Always protects, always trusts, alwayshopes, always perseveres. That means explaining the same algebra problem for the nineteenth 
time without throwing the book or the child on the floor. It means going to get a daughter andbring her home from a bad situation. It means staying awake at night when someone isn’t homewho should be, and gently grounding them for a year or till they’re 30. It means being proud ofevery achievement, no matter how minor. This sounds a whole lot like that 1 Corinthians 13 inthe Bible thing, doesn’t it. I have frequently said, and totally mean it, that John raised all five of us:
Leah, Patti, John, Crissy and me! I’m writing this column on Wednesday, June 16th, which wouldhave been John’s birthday. He is celebrating in heaven but his legacy of being a loving husbandand father lives on in his children. We see his example through the behavior of all the men in ourfamily. How blessed we all are and so grateful for his influence. 

Our son, the aforementioned John, is an excellent father, dealing simultaneously with adultchildren, an eight-year old and a six-year old. He may not have the energy of younger dads, 
but he’s ready to take his little guys on all sorts of excursions and be active in whatever they aredoing, want to do, or are involved with, like Cub Scout camping! John’s oldest daughter, Ashley, 
is a registered nurse and she and her husband, Trevor, are the parents of two adorable little girls.
Trevor, too, is an amazing dad, taking care of Addie and Charlotte when Ashley is working. 

My son-in-law, Patti’s, husband, Dave, is a splendid father. He and Patti have raised fourexceptional people: David, who lives in Germany and is a wonderful father to his little girl, Erin,
and his son, Jamison; Nicole, who is living her dream as an Orca whale trainer at Sea World in 
San Diego. She is also a newlywed and the young man she married will, I’m sure, one day be an 
incredible father, too. Blake, who has graduated from Biola and USC with Engineering degreesgalore now lives in Colorado using those degrees, and Luke, who is talented, charming, bright,
graduated from USC will surely star on Broadway one day. Dave is unfailingly available to hisfamily and to his children. Seeing his joy as he walked Nicole down the aisle just a couple of weeks 
ago was the highlight of my year. 

My Arizona son-in-law, Chris, is the father of two little girls, Jessie who is 13 and Emily who is 10.
These girls are adopted foster children, born of drug addicted mothers. These are not easy littlepeople, but Chris and Crissy will keep on keeping on, being the best parents possible, rejoicing inthese girls’ accomplishments and the neat people they are becoming. 

I don’t know about you, but I have a mental image of Jesus, who loved hanging around with littlekids, in addition to tax collectors and ladies of questionable virtue, laughing heartily at “Cheez-itsloves me, this I know.” One of my favorite memories is of the first year Jessie and Emily went toVacation Bible School. They were both so little that the VBS t-shirts fell to their knees but they had 
a great time and came home singing Cheez-its loves me!” 

Take a look at the guys around you who are fathers, and remind them they are God’s appointedand anointed men and you appreciate them. I got to tell my Dad I loved him many times before 
he died, we missed that father-daughter thing, but I’ve seen the best at work in my family. I hopeyou have, too. Happy Father’s Day! 

“My father didn’t do anything unusual. He did what dads are supposed to do –
Be There.” Max Lucado 

My book page: Deanne Davis 
Where you’ll find “Sunrises and Sunflowers Speak Hope”
And “A Tablespoon of Love, A Tablespoon of Laughter”
Take a look at both of these books, stuffed with hope and theoccasional good recipe. For you Emma Gainsworth fans,
there’s a new Emma story in the works! 

July 5,2021, at 7:30am 
To register visit: 
For more information on the 4th of July please visit: 
The Firecracker Fun Run is a 5k for the entire family to enjoy. 
Show your support for the STARS &: STRIPES. Welcome to 
runners of all ages. Walkers with their dogs and stro11ers 
are welcome as well. There will be a raffle for gift cards from 
your local businesses! 
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