Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 28, 2021

MVNews this week:  Page 3

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 28, 2021 
by Deanne Davis 
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“A burger without cheese is like a hug without a squeeze!” 
“The man who invented the burger was smart. The man who invented the cheeseburger 
was a genius!” Matthew McConaughey 
“Life is too short to miss out on the beautiful things…like a double cheeseburger.” 
Channing Tatum 
While I’m rhapsodizing about burgers, the In ‘n Out Burger anthem comes immediately 
to mind: “In ‘n Out, In ‘n Out, that’s what a hamburger is all about!” 
“It requires a certain kind of mind to see beauty in a hamburger bun.” Ray Kroc 
And, speaking of Ray Kroc, who could ever forget the Big Mac jingle: 
Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. 
Ooh ooh ooh ooh! Ooh ooh ooh ooh! 
Of course, there was the famous Burger King jingle: 
“Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, special orders don’t upset us, all we as is that you let 
us serve it your way. Have it your way! Have it your way!” 
Could you ever forget Clara Peller, who at age 81 became the star of the Wendy’s commercials 
demanding, “Where’s the beef!” 
My current favorite burger is a cheeseburger with bacon and a fried egg. With sweet 
potato fries and Ranch dressing on the side. Mayo on the burger and never, ever catsup! 
The first time I ever had that burger was at The Lunch Box in Sierra Madre, which is 
long gone. It was called The Breakfast Burger and I can still imagine it. Huge, sloppy, 
juice running down your arm. Sooooo good. 
Today I want to mention the new burger place in town, Bitez, in Kersting Court where 
the yogurt place used to be. Daughter, Leah, tried their vegan Burger Impossible with 
French fries and said it was tasty and a good lunch for under $8. She’s not a burger fan so 
this is high praise. Looking at their menu, I think I’d be terribly torn between the bacon 
burger and the mushroom burger. However, this does not have to be a problem! They 
offer the Bitez Flight which includes the Original, the Bacon, the Mushroom and the 
Classic. I’d zip in there and try them, continuing to support our local restaurants. And 
they cater, too! The picture is their cute inside wall. 
The best burgers, though, are the ones you grill at home with family and friends. Some 
of the finest times ever involved big juicy burgers eaten around the pool at our house 
on Alegria or at daughter, Patti’s house, grilled by son-in-law, Dave. It was probably the 
friends and family part that was the best. 
Now I’m salivating and there’s nothing in sight but cottage cheese. Sigh… 
Moving on, reluctantly, from the gustatory pleasures of the perfectly grilled burger, to 
Fall, we had our first Pumpkin Spice Latte yesterday and, yes, friends and neighbors, it 
was just as good as we’ve been imagining it to be all summer long. A little early? Maybe, 
but we don’t care! My friend Cecilia was going to get her first pumpkin cold brew this 
morning before work. 
I’ve been mentioning below here for several weeks that there’s a new Emma Gainsworth 
story coming soon. I’m happy to report that I have finished the first draft and it’s in the 
hands of my genius editor, Debby Alten. Here’s a paragraph for you to whet your appetite 
and make you want to get it onto your Kindle as soon as it’s released: 
“Towering waves and 110 mph winds made doing anything but setting the Little Eazy 
on autopilot, strapping on life jackets, and praying, impossible. Hours of shrieking 
winds and mountainous waves left them lying flat on the deck inside the cabin clutching 
each other. 
“If we get out of this alive, honey,” Hawk whispered in Marlene’s ear, “let’s build a house. 
There now, exciting, right? 
Fall is coming. Pumpkins will abound. There might even be Halloween this year!! Have 
a great week and at least one big juicy burger. 
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 works! 
August 15, 2021 to August 21, 2021 
During this period the Sierra Madre Police Department responded 
to 140 calls for service. 
A theft of a lawnmower was reported in the 400 block of Grove St. on 8-17-21 at 
9:47AM. Unknown suspect(s) used a cutting tool to cut the security lock and 
remove the equipment from the rear of the victim’s pick-up truck. 
Case to Detectives 
Officers responded to a disturbance call in the 200 block of E. Grandview Ave. at 
5:44PM. Subject was arrested for the disturbance and taken to the Pasadena Jail for 
booking. Case to DA’s office 
Thefts from a Vehicle 
Two thefts of catalytic converters occurred in the 00 block of W. Laurel Ave. 
between 8-18-21 at 6:30AM and 8-19-21, at 7:30AM. Also, at the Auburn Public 
Parking lot in the same time frame. Case to Detectives 
On 8-19-21 at 9:25PM, responding to a disturbance call, officers located the suspect 
in the 200 block of N. Lima Street. Following a field interview, the suspect was 
arrested and taken to the Pasadena Jail and booked for being under the influence of 
an illicit drug and battery. Case to the DA’s office 
On 8-20-21 at 11:19PM a stop of a bicyclist for a vehicle code violation on S. Baldwin 
Ave. was conducted. During the detention the subject became ill and Paramedics 
were called to take the subject to a local hospital. At the hospital, the subject became 
combative with hospital staff. Following his medical clearance, the subject was taken 
to the Pasadena Jail for battery, possession of a controlled substance, possession of 
drug paraphernalia and subsequently transferred to the Los Angeles County Jail for 
an outstanding warrant. Case to the DA’s office 
Mosquitoes spread West Nile virus. 
Protect yourself and your loved ones from 
mosquito bites. 
• Wear mosquito repellent when you’re 
outdoors. Use spray, wipes or lotion. 
• Cover, clear, clean and throw away items 
that can hold water and breed mosquitoes. 
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