October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Mountain Views News, Combined edition

Combined Edition

Inside this Week:

Sierra Madre:

Sierra Madre:
Walking SM … The Social Side
Preserve Sierra Madre

SM Community Calendar:
SM Calendar of Events

Pasadena – Altadena:

Altadena · So. Pasadena · San Marino:

Arcadia · Monrovia · Duarte:
News & Notices

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

Support Your Local Businesses:

Education & Youth:
Family Matters

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

The Good Life:
Out to Pastor
Senior Happenings

Rich Johnson
Michael Reagan
Stuart Tolchin On …
The Funnies

Legal Notices (1):

Legal Notices (2):

Support Your Local Businesses:

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

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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

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single-family zoning in California. 
Zoning regulates how land can be used, or what can 
be built where. Can a business be built on a given plot? 
That area is zoned for commercial use. Can a home or 
condo complex be built there? That is residential zoning. 
In a downtown area, you might have mixed-use 
zoning — say, ground-floor retail businesses and 
residential units in the high-rise above. 
Single-family zoning refers to a residential area where 
only one housing unit can be built on a given parcel of 
land. Think of the Southern California suburban staple 
of a home with no shared walls — in other words, not 
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On Tuesday, State and Local officials honored Sierra Madre's outgoingLibrarian Christine Smart, thanking her for her dedication, creativity and 
innovative leadership, especially during the Pandemic when she assembled 
a team that managed to offer library services and activities online and in 
person when permissable to the Sierra Madre community. Picture above 
are, left to right, Front row, Christine and Mayor Rachelle Arizmendi; Back 
row, Mayor Pro Tem Gene Goss, Councilmembers Kelli Kriebs, Robert 
Parkhurst and Edward Garcia. Photo courtesy City of Sierra Madre. 
There has recently been some confusion related to addi-
tional electrical energy costs that have appeared on the 
monthly bills of Sierra Madre residents. Environmental 
Consultant Robert Parkhurst, a freshman City of Sierra 
Madre councilmember explains this situation as follows: 
Councilmember Parkhurst explains that all utilities across 
the Western United States are experiencing high prices,
due in part to a doubling in natural gas prices this year 
Three years ago, rather than continuing to purchase elect-
rical energy from Southern California Edison, the City of 
Sierra Madre joined Clean Power Alliance (CPA) with 29 
other cities located throughout Los Angeles and Ventura 
counties as well as the unincorporated areas of both. 
These municipalities have come together for the purpose 
of purchasing CLEANER local power from newly const-
ructed or soon to be constructed, environmentally respon-
sible renewable energy plants. Clean Power Alliance (www. 
cleanpoweralliance.org) has grown to become the single 
largest provider of 100% renewable energy to customers 
in the nation. Due to the efforts of CPA, more than 90% of 
the electricity Sierra Madreans use daily is renewable and 
by 2024 about half of that will originate from these newlydeveloped sources exclusive to CPA. 
Parkhurst also points out that Southern California Edison 
is a private company which must earn a profit and there-
fore adds additional costs to its customers. In contrast,
CPA is a non-profit entity which does not need to add such 
costs, charging its customers only the cost of providing 
electricity. Additionally, due to CPA’s work, many good 
paying renewable energy jobs have been and continue to 
be created throughout the Southern California region. 
Presently, CPA customers have the choice of three categ-
ories of service: 1) Lean Power, which provides 40% clean 
power 2) Clean Power, which provides 50% clean power 
3) 100% Green Power, which provides 100% renewable 
energy. The cost for each category varies, but accordingto Councilmember Parkhurst, 95% of Sierra Madre resi-
dents have chosen 100% Green Power. CPA customers 
can change to another level at any time. 
CPA recognizes that many Southern Californians have 
been adversely impacted by the COVD-19 pandemic and 
thus may have trouble paying their electricity bill. As such,
CPA’s Board of Directors voted to provide $2 million in 
COVID bill assistance, which helped more than 72,000 re-
sidential and small business customers. 
Parkhurst added if you are having trouble paying your 
electricity bill, contact CPA at 1-888-585-3788 to see if you 
qualify for one of CPA’s many financial assistance prog-
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