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Darrell D. Ower passed away on June 7, 2021. He 
was born to Charles and Amy Ower on July 12, 
1935. He was born in Waukegan, Illinois and 
was raised in Sierra Madre, CA. He was also a 
long time resident of Arcadia, CA. 

Darrell was a successful Building Contractor in 
the area. He is survived by his loving wife Billie 
of 67 yrs. They have three children: son Darrell 
Ower Jr. and wife Nikki, daughter Monette Groffand husband David, son Michael Ower and wife 

There are 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. 
He has three siblings: Charlene Stanley, 
Joyce Burman (deceased) and Karen Weeks. 

He was a wonderful Christian man of God and 
will be missed by all. 

Funeral service is scheduled for 11am on July 10, 2021 in the Chapel at Lake Ave-nue 
Church in Pasadena, CA. 

City of Sierra Madre 


From: The City of Sierra MadreSubject: Preliminary Draft Housing Element Update for 2021-2029Applicant: City of Sierra MadreProject Location: Properties in the City of Sierra Madre, County of Los Angeles, State of California 

California’s Housing Element law requires that each city and county develop local housing programs to meet its “fair share” 

of existing and future housing needs for all income groups. The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) 

is responsible for developing and assigning these regional needs, or “RHNA”, to southern California jurisdictions. Pursuant 

to the RHNA planning period, the Sierra Madre Housing Element is an eight-year plan extending from 2021-2029. 

On February 23, 2021, the City Council of the City of Sierra Madre directed staff to prepare a Draft Housing Element 

Update for the Year 2021-2029 on selected rezone sites, and to plan for the Regional Housing Allocation assigned to the 
City of Sierra Madre. 

On June 14, 2021, The preliminary Draft Housing Element Update for the City of Sierra Madre was submitted to the 
Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for a mandatory 60-day review period. The Draft Housing 
Element may be updated subsequent to the comments provided by HCD. The document is available on the City’s website 

ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION: Subsequent Environmental Impact Report analysis and documentation will be 

completed, in accordance with state law, prior to public hearings required for consideration of the final General Plan Housing 

Element Update. 

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Public comment may be made by e-mail to Those 
persons desiring to provide testimony will be given an opportunity to do so at the future public meetings scheduled prior to 
the release of the Final Housing Element Update. For further information on this subject, please contact the Planning and 
Community Preservation Department at (626) 355-7138. 

City of Sierra Madre 

From: The City of Sierra Madre 
Subject: PUBLIC HEARING: Adopting the 2020 Sierra Madre Urban Water Management Plan and 
Water Shortage Contingency Plan 

The City of Sierra Madre gives notice, pursuant to State of California law, that the City Council will conduct a public hearing 
regarding the adoption of the 2020 Urban Water Management Plan and its Water Shortage Contingency Plan. The City ofSierra Madre’s 2020 Urban Water Management Plan incorporates the City of Sierra Madre’s Water Shortage Contingency 

The 2020 Urban Water Management Plan and Water Shortage Contingency Plan were prepared pursuant to the “Urban Water 
Management Planning Act” and the California Water Code. The California Department of Water Resources requires every 
urban water supplier to prepare and adopt an Urban Water Management Plan, including the Water Shortage Contingency Plan, 

and periodically update the Urban Water Management Plan at least once every five years, in years ending in six and one. 

The City of Sierra Madre invites all interested entities to attend and present their comments. A copy of the draft 2020 Urban 
Water Management Plan and Water Shortage Contingency Plan is available at the City of Sierra Madre’s website. Please 

provide written comments by 3:00 p.m. on June 14, 2021 to the City of Sierra Madre, City Clerk’s Office at PublicComment@ 

City of Sierra Madre City Council meeting; Tuesday, July 13, 2021 (Hearing begins at 4:00 p.m.) 


The Hearing will take place at the City of Sierra Madre City Council Chambers located at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra 
Madre, CA 91024. 

The meeting will be streamed live on the City’s website at, on Foothills Media website at http:// and broadcast on Government Access Channel 3 (Spectrum). 

The Brown Act provides the public with an opportunity to make public comments at any public meeting. Public comment may 

also be made by e-mail to by 3:00 PM on the day of the meeting. 

For further information on this subject, please contact the Water Department at (626) 355-7135 


by Deanne Davis 

I’m a Turner Classic Movies junkie. I admit it. I’m not ashamed of it, I have no plans to 
quit starting each day by looking at the TCM guide to see what they’re going to be showing 
and recording something now and then. For instance, Cary Grant in “I Was a Male War 
Bride.” Not great, but made me laugh. Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor in “Father of the 
Bride.” He was brilliant and she was gorgeous. Musicals galore, “Gigi,” “Brigadoon,” “Victor/
Victoria,” “The Music Man.” Between the Food Network and Turner Classic Movies, I’ve 
always got something available. Yes, I’m reading, too, but something fun to watch while I’m 
on my treadmill is helpful. 

Classic movies have all the best lines…here are a few you’ll remember… 

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” Gone with the Wind (1939) 
“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” The Godfather (1972) 
“You don’t understand! I coulda had class.” On The Waterfront (1954) 
“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” The Wizard of Oz (1939) 
“Here’s looking at you, kid.” Casablanca (1942) 
“May the Force be with you.” Star Wars (1977) 
“There’s no place like home.” The Wizard of Oz (1939) 
“I’m the king of the world!” Titanic (1997) 
“Carpe diem.” Dead Poets Society (1989) 
“Elementary, my dear Watson.” Every Sherlock Holmes movie ever made 
“It’s alive!” Frankenstein (1931) 
“My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.” Forrest Gump (1994) 
“I’ll be back.” Terminator (1984)
Recently TCM showed “Chaplin” starring Robert Downey, Jr., filmed in 1992. The film is 
structured around flashbacks as the elderly Charlie Chaplin (now living in Switzerland) 
recollects moments from his life during a conversation with fictional character George 
Hayden, the editor of his autobiography. If you don’t know, Chaplin started his life in 
extreme poverty, frequently being placed in what we would now call orphanages. He lived 
88 years and left behind a collection of thoughts and observations that seem timeless so I 
thought I’d share them with you dear friends and neighbors. 
“A day without laughter is a day wasted.
We think too much and feel too little. 
The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will 
return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s 
happiness, not by each other’s misery.
Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking downImagination means nothing without doing.
In the end, everything is a gag.” 

“Six best doctors in the world...: 

1. The sun, 
2. Rest, 
3. Exercise,
4. Diet, 
5. Self-respect
6. Friends. 
Stick to them at all stages of your life and enjoy a healthy life... 
If you see the moon, you will see the beauty of God...
If you see the sun, you will see the power of God...
If you see a mirror, you will see God’s best creation. Believe it.
We are all tourists, God is our travel agent who has already identified our routes, bookings 
and destinations... trust him and enjoy life.
Life is just a journey! Therefore, live today, tomorrow may not be.” 

Next week, we’ll be looking forward with much anticipation to the July 4th Parade. 
Something new, the Home Decorating Contest. This will be absolutely fabulous, I’m sure. 
Actually, everything about next weekend is going to be fabulous, as we have missed our 
delightful parade and all the fun things that go on around it. Gratefully, happily, it will 
happen again this year. 

Thanks to Ryan Huling for this 
great photo celebrating the 
return of Beantown. John and I 
spent so many happy hours there 
having coffee and oatmeal and 
visiting with friends. Welcome 
back, Beantown!! You have been 

I’m sure you’ll have family and 
friends over for a BBQ sometime 
next weekend and if you don’t 
happen to have a really good 
potato salad recipe, I’ll give you 

There are many ways to wind 
up with a big bowl of potato 
salad. I do the old fashioned, 
hard boiled eggs, pickle relish, 
onions, potatoes, celery salt 
and seed, pepper, dill, mustard, 
mayonnaise, a dash of 1000 
Island dressing and refrigerate 
for a couple of days before the 
event so everything gets a chance 
to get acquainted and develop 
flavor. Yes, I realize I haven’t 
said how many of anything, but 
you’ll want to be creative and 
make it your own. Whatever you 
do, it will be delicious! 

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! 

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