Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 21, 2021

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 21, 2021 



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William Gerald Annas “Willie” aged 88 years young, passed away 
after a brief illness on August 6, 2021 in Palm Desert Ca. 

Willie was born on September 30, 1932 on Windsor Lane in Sierra 
Madre Ca. He was the youngest of six children born to William and 
Anna Annas who had emigrated from Germany to America prior 
to his birth. 

Willie’s greatest pride and joy was his family, and he was adored by 
us all. He loved fam-ily gatherings, traveling, writing letters, sports, 
and calling friends and family on the phone. He was a beloved husband, 
father, father in law, grandfather, brother, and friend. Once 
Willie was your friend, you were his friend for life.
Willie was married to the love of his life, Janet Miller Annas for 
over 66 years. Together they raised four children. Bill (Carol), Steve 
(Joan) Gary (Theresa) Debbie (Rod), and grandchil-dren, Shane, 
Drew, (Denise) and Jason. 

In addition to his family, Willie is survived by his sister, Lisette Annas 
Lawrence, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Willie proudly served his country in the Coast Guard, and services 
are pending at The Riverside National Cemetery. 

“It did not soothe my pain, nor help me bear it, to bid a burdened world deplore my lot. But joys multiply 
when others share them, so take my joys and be my griefs forgot. I give you my strength and not my weakness, 
the courage of my heart, and not its fears, the glory of my life and not its bleakness, to leave to you my 
laughter not my tears.” (Author unknown) 

Willie will be missed always and forever. 



by Deanne Davis 

“My August poem will be of never-ending love of rains,
My August poem will be of unstoppable need of a cup 
of coffee,
My August poem will be of unconditional love for my 
instantly made poems,
My August poem will be of wet, cozy seasons,
My August poem will be full of love, love and love!” 
Rimjhim Borah 

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough.
Each moment is all we need, not more.” Mother Teresa 

“August is the slow, gentle month that stretches out the 
longest across the span of a year.
It yawns and lingers on with the light in its palms.” 
Victoria Erickson 

This particular August seems like it has gone on forever. 
School is back in. We are adjusting to that. Jessie 
and I made Pumpkin Coffee Cake last Sunday. Breakfast 
before school is about 7 a.m. Banana, yogurt and 
coffee cake for Jessie, hard-boiled egg, watermelon and 
coffee cake for Emily. It amazes me they are able to eat 
cheerfully that early in the morning. All I want is a cup of coffee. About 10 a.m. I’d like a Mimosa and Eggs Benedict, but that’s not happening! 
The picture is Jessie with the coffee cake, on which she did most of the work. 

Went yesterday to see the new Ryan Reynolds movie, “Free Guy.” It was great! Funny, fast, loud, fanciful, 
about games and gamers. We enjoyed every minute. Like “Jungle Cruise,” it was so much fun 
we’re going to go again. Older kids, yes. A little language and tons of make-believe violence. Cameo 
appearances by all sorts of people. We have now seen two good movies in a row! Looking forward 
to “Sing 2” (animated) which comes out in December and a new Disney animated, “Encanto,” which 
should come out in November. Saw previews for a whole bunch of movies we don’t want to see but, 
hey, different strokes for different folks! 

Didn’t you enjoy that great article by Robert Gjerde on the front page of last week’s Mountain Views 
News about the canon in Memorial Park. I never knew any of that, even though I lived in Sierra 
Madre starting in 1967. What a history this canon has, dating from the First World War, and how 
fortunate Sierra Madre is to have been able to hang on to it. Thanks, too, to all the folks along the 
way who cared enough to keep refurbishing it, protecting it, rebuilding the pedestal time and again 
and doing the wheels over and over. This was such a great article. Thank you, Robert. I really enjoyed 
reading it. 

Thinking about Robert Gjerde, he is one of Sierra Madre’s treasures. Whenever you want to know 
anything, Robert can help you. He’s heavily involved with our Rose Parade float association, and, of 
course, he is totally committed to CERT. I had an opportunity to talk with Robert a couple of years 
ago and he arrived at my house and hopped out of this gorgeous CERT van, which sports a communications 
mast that extends to 48’, providing line-of-sight to connect to other communities, city hall 
and all sorts of places which need to be able to communicate during such time as a severe emergency 
has shut down all other forms of communications. 

Before we got down to Robert’s involvement with CERT – Community Emergency Response Team, 
we chatted about some of his excellent photography. Robert lives up in the canyon with a spectacular 
view of the entire San Gabriel Valley from his front window. He has posted many pictures of bears 
cavorting about his hillside, tortoises and deer grazing. 

CERT has been a presence in Sierra Madre for over ten years under the auspices of FEMA and 
is called out by the Fire Department. They are prepared for any sort of major disaster, fire, flood, 
earthquake, you name it. There are three CERT members on staff at the Fire Department at all times 
along with two paramedics, should that major disaster occur. They are equipped to deal with search 
& rescue issues within the city, in addition to fire suppression and triage. Like I said, Robert Gjerde 
is one of Sierra Madre’s treasures and we appreciate what he adds to our community. 

Here’s that Pumpkin Coffee Cake recipe… 

Preheat oven to 350 

• 2 cups all-purpose flour 
• ¾ cup granulated sugar 
• 2 tsp. baking powder 
• ½ tsp. salt 
• 1 Tb. Pumpkin pie spice 
• 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) 
• ¼ cup vegetable oil 
• 1 tsp. vanilla 
• 1 egg, beaten 
• ½ cup nonfat milk 
Mix all that together and pour into a greased 9 x 9 pan. Mixture will be very thick. For Streusel topping, 
blend ¼ cup melted butter, ¼ cup flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 TB cinnamon. Spread on top of 
coffee cake batter. 30-35 minutes later you will be enjoying a fabulous slice of coffeecake with your 

Fall is coming. Pumpkins will abound. There might even be Halloween this year!! Read Mother Teresa’s 
quote again…Be happy in the moment, that’s enough! 

My book page: Deanne Davis 
Where you’ll find 
“A Treasure Map, A Drunken Owl & 47 Rattlers in A Bag - 

True Tales of Early California.” 
Hot summer is the perfect time to read this exciting adventure.
For you Emma Gainsworth fans, all her escapades are there AND, there’s a new Emma story in the 


 August 8, 2021 to August 14, 2021 During this period the Sierra Madre Police Department responded 
to 190 calls for service. 

A vehicle was stopped for a vehicle code violation in the area of Auburn Ave. and Grandview Ave. 
at 1:39AM. The driver was found to be impaired and under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. 
The driver was arrested and taken to the Pasadena Jail for booking. The vehicle was moved by officers 
and left legally parked near the location of the stop. Case to the Pasadena DA’s office 

On 8-8-21, at 12:20PM, officers responded to a call of a male and female arguing in the 600 block 
of W. Grandview Ave. During the contact it was discovered that the female had a warrant attached 
to her name out the Monterey Park Police Department. She was cited and released in the field. 

On 8-8-21 sometime between the hours of 3:00AM and 8:30AM, unknown suspect(s) removed the 
front license plate of the victim's truck parked in the driveway in the 2000 block of Liliano Drive.
Case to Detectives 

On 8-10-21 at 11:27AM, a hit and run collision occurred with a vehicle driving the wrong way in 
the 700 block of Canyon Crest and was involved in a head on collision. The suspect fled the scene 
without identifying himself or exchanging information at the scene. The victim refused any medical 
attention. Case to Detectives 

On 8-11-21 at 9:29AM, officers conducted a traffic stop of a driver for vehicle code violations in 
the 300 block of Auburn Ave. During a field interview it was discovered that the driver was in possession 
of a controlled substance and for possession of drug paraphernalia. Case to Pasadena DA’s 

On 8-12-21, a report filed online stated that between 8-11-21 at 10:00PM and 8-12-21- at 7:35AM, 
an unknown person(s) went inside and ransacked her unlocked vehicle and stole an undisclosed 
amount of money. Case to Detectives 

On 8-13-21 at 8:28AM, a collision involving two vehicles occurred at the intersection of Sunnyside 
Ave. and Manzanita Ave. Both of the drivers were treated by the SierraMadre Paramedics for minor 
injuries at the scene and released. 

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