Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 19, 2022

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, February 19, 2022 



On Wednesday, February 9th, Rosemary Abernethy 
peacefully passed away in her sleep, 3 weeks short of 
her 92nd birthday. 

Many might recognize Rosemary from her community 
involvement or working the gift section of Arnold’s 
Hardware for more than four decades. If Arnold’s sold 
it, she could gift wrap it, famously including, a chain 
saw, no box. 

Most recently, she was a resident at the Kensington assisted 
living, after living for more than 60 years on San 
Gabriel Court raising four boys with her husband Jim. 
Sierra Madre was home for Rosemary, the daughter of 
Tom and Alice Tarwater, along with her brothers Tom and Ted. 
She is survived by her sons, Stephen and his wife Cynthia, residents of Sierra Madre; Mark 
and his wife Susan, residents of Arlington TX; and Jon and his wife Sharon, residents of 
Sparks, NV. Her grandson Trevor and wife Kendra, reside in Newcastle WA, including 
Rosemary’s three great granddaughters, Holly 9 years old, Charlotte 6, and Zoey 2. Second 
grandson Kevin, resides in Arlington TX with his wife Megan. Additionally, Rosemary is 
survived by her first daughter-in-law, Mary Payton of Las Cruses NM, who was married to 
her first son Jim, having lost his heroic battle to leukemia in 1975. 

After her sons were independent, Rosemary enjoyed the local Parks and Recreation tennis 
league, walking throughout Sierra Madre, and hiking various trails of the Angeles Forest with 
long-time friends. Later, she enjoyed various travel trips to Hawaii and Europe. While her 
boys were growing and attending local schools, Rosemary donated her time to the Sierra 
Madre and Sierra Mesa school PTA, whether it was her participation in the annual Extravaganza, 
volunteer noon aid, or as a room mother. Still, she found time for league play bowling, 
once on the team known as the Lucky Strikes. 

Later, she had time and energy for organizations such as the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library 
and the Boys Republic of Chino Hills. 

It was her wish to forego a public service, however her sons invite you to remember her as 
you pass the Sierra Madre library, Arnold’s Hardware, the Wisteria Vine, or any of the many 
locations that characterize her long-time home of Sierra Madre. In Spring, her ashes will be 
released on the Central Coast of California adjacent to husband of 57 years. 


Anthony L. Bailey, “BLUE”, was born in Glendale, California 
on June 4, 1983 to Dominique L. Bailey and the 
late Albert Bailey, Jr. 

 At an early age, Anthony asked for a Bible. He began his 
Christian education at Metropolitan Baptist Church and 
proceeded to Victory Bible Full Gospel Baptist Church 
where he was baptized in 1991. 

Anthony loved the Lord God with all his heart and soul. 
He was constantly playing worship music, praying and 
inviting people to come to his church. He was lovingly 
nicknamed “Rev” at John Muir High School. 
Anthony had a special anointing for working with kids. 
He served in the Children’s Ministry with the Nursery, 
Children’s Church, mid-week Bible Study and the Summer 
Tutoring Program. He started a monthly Boys’ Meeting, concurrent with Sisterhood, so 
mothers could bring their sons when they attended. 

Anthony became a certified Armorbearer for the Western Region Full Gospel Baptist Church 
Fellowship, serving Pastors and Bishops, in 2010. He received his Certificate of License to 
preach the Gospel from Victory Bible Full Gospel Baptist Church in March, 2011. 

Anthony also loved sports. He had a “Big Foot” for soccer; a fast, curved strike-out ball and a 
strong home-run bat in baseball; and, a consistent 3-point shot in basketball at John Muir High 
School. As a teen, he worked in the City of Sierra Madre Recreation Dept. He enhanced his 
referee and umpire skills by working in the Inter-Murals Dept. while attending Cal-State University 
Northridge. Anthony’s Company, Another Level Sports, specialized in Youth Personal 
Training and Skills Development and Sports Officiating for the major sports. He was a member 
of several professional Umpire and Referee Associations and worked at the Rose Bowl, City of 
Pasadena and L.A. County Parks. 

Anthony formed unbreakable bonds with people. He invested his time and resources into caring 
for them and helping them achieve their highest potential as they navigated through their 
personal journey. We will miss his charismatic personality and ever-present sense of humor. 
His assignment on earth is completed. 

Anthony leaves to cherish his memory, mother, Dominique Bailey; two brothers, Allan T. Bailey 
(LaDawn) of Upland, California, Alex L. Bailey of Los Angeles, California; one sister, Rochelle 

M. Bailey-Dixon, Hamden, Connecticut and a host of family and friends. 

by Deanne Davis 

“It’s not what you LOOK at that 
matters, it’s what you SEE.” 
Henry David Thoreau 

“If you change the way you look 
at things, the things you look at 
Wayne Dyer 

“My mama always said, ‘Life is 
like a box of chocolates. 
You never know what you’re gonna 
get.’” Forrest Gump 

“Until further notice, celebrate everything!” 
David Wolfe 

Well, friends and neighbors, I 
finished “The Midnight Library” 
by Matt Haig, the Sierra Madre 
Library’s “One Book One City” 
selection for February and enjoyed 
it thoroughly. The heroine, 
Nora Seed, drowning in hopelessness 
and regret, finds herself 
in The Midnight Library where the librarian is none other than the librarian who was kind to her 
in her school days. An infinite number of books/lives are available to her and she chooses many of 
them to sample. If you haven’t read it, it’s not too late. Nora tremendously admired Henry David 
Thoreau and the first quote above is mentioned several times through the book. That thought led 
me through several more quotations ending with the best one of all: Until further notice, celebrate 

I’m anxious to see what the One Book One City selection for March is going to be. If it’s as good 
as “The Midnight Library,” I’m in! 

Speaking of Celebrate Everything, Valentine’s Day has been thoroughly celebrated around here 
with small gifts, lots of cards and lunch out at Chili’s featuring fajitas, a little wine and a lot of 

Super Bowl LVI was celebrated everywhere, including up the street from me where I found this 
guy in today’s picture, hunkered down and ready to tackle. As my daughter, Leah, put it, “The 
right team won,” and her chili was a big hit. 

I’m not sure many of you will remember this, but the first Super Bowl ever was played January 15, 
1967 in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. It was Kansas City Chiefs, coached by Hank Stram, 
against the Green Bay Packers, coached by Vince Lombardi. This first game was the only one 
ever to be simulcast on NBC and CBS. The National Anthem was played by the marching bands 
from the University of Arizona and Grambling State University. These bands, plus trumpeter Al 
Hirt also provided the halftime show. The cost of a 30-second commercial spot was $42,000.00. 
Green Bay won: 35 to 10. A 30-second spot this year ran between $6 and 6.5 million. Yep, million, 
which is up a million from 2021. Nielsen ratings showed 51.18 million viewers, both networks 
combined, in 1967. The 2022 Super Bowl scored more than 100.2 million viewers. Of course, let’s 
face it, a lot of folks (that would include me) tune in strictly for the commercials. Well, and the 
guacamole and chips and chili. 

“Spring is nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party!” Robin Williams 

Spring isn’t quite here, but it’s coming. I’m seeing more flowers...Mexican petunias blooming with 
brilliant purple flowers. The lantana that’s looked like it’s never coming back is covered with yellow, 
pink and purple blooms. My pink oleander is starting to put out flowers and I’ve had so many 
lemons that I’ve been giving bags of them away. It is beyond wonderful to have all the lemons I 
want. I baked lemon muffins yesterday and was not one bit stingy with the zest and the juice. 
Sadly, the apricot tree I had such hopes for is history and I’m waiting for our amazing yard guy, 
Ricardo, to take it away. I’m thinking I’d like another orange tree. I’ve got a dwarf orange – not 
what I really wanted, but that’s what I’ve got – that gave me a huge crop of exactly one orange this 
past summer. 

“Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.” Herman Wouk 

The 1099’s are arriving in every mail and Income Tax time is upon us once again. I’ve already gotten 
the 2021 Tax Organizer from the tax guy and my daughter, Leah, the chili maker and lawyer, 
who is also a terrific accountant, will be sharpening our (her) pencils soon and getting this odious 
annual task finished. Ugh! 

It was painful to see in last week’s Mountain Views News that John Talevich, D.C. is closing his 
doors. Dr. Talevich fixed me more times than I could count. Hip problems that kept me from being 
able to walk comfortably, knees, shoulders. He would bend me here and bend me there and I’d 
dance out instead of limping. Thank you, my friend, for all you did to make so many Sierra Madre 
folks feel better. Your gentle way was always the first step toward less pain. God bless you and I’ll 
see you down the road. 

My book page: Deanne Davis 
Easter is on its way and “The Crown”
My story about what happened to that crown of thornsIs now a real book in addition to a Kindle! Also available on 
If you want to check it out, here’s the link where you can see a short video: 


February 6-12, 2022 During this period, the Sierra Madre Police Department 
responded to approximately 210 calls for service. This list is not intended to be 
considered exclusive or all-inclusive. 

Sunday, February 6 / Fraud On February 1, 2022, a 
victim reported unknown suspect(s) illegally gaining 
access to their credit card and made an unauthorized 
charge for $1100.00. The Detectives' Bureau is following 
up on this incident. 

Monday, February 6 / Arrest for a Hit and Run Traffic 
Collision On February 6, 2022, at 2:30 pm, in 
the Sierra Vista Park parking lot, a victim reported 
that a driver had backed into their vehicle and caused 
damage. The driver of the vehicle left the scene without 
leaving contact information. Several witnesses 
observed the collision. The witnesses provided a suspect 
vehicle license plate and were able to identify the 
On February 7, 2022, the officers conducted a followup 
with the driver of a suspect vehicle. The driver admitted 
to colliding into the parked vehicle and not 
notifying the victim. Ultimately, the driver was arrested, 
cited, and released for a Hit and Run traffic 
Monday, February 7 / Theft On February 7, 2022, 
from 4:30 am to 5:00 am, in the 00 block of W. Grand-
view Ave, a victim reported an unknown suspect(s) 
stole the catalytic converter from their vehicle. The 
loss is estimated at approximately $500.00. The Detectives' 
Bureau is following up on this incident. 

Arrest for Trespass and Vandalism 

At about 11:00 am, officers responded to a call for 
trespassing at a residence in the 300 block of N. Lima 
St. Ultimately, the subject was arrested, cited, and released 
for trespassing and vandalism. 

Tuesday, February 8 / Vandalism

On February 8, 2022, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, in the 
600 block of E. Sierra Madre Blvd, a victim, reported 
an unknown suspect(s) vandalising their vehicle's 
windows with an unidentified object. The damage is 
estimated at approximately $200.00. The Detectives' 
Bureau is following up on this incident. 

Wednesday, February 9 / Theft 

On February 2, 2022, from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm, in the 
050 block of W. Sierra Madre Blvd, a victim reported 
an unknown suspect(s) stole their Amazon delivery 
from the porch of their residence. The loss is estimat

ed at approximately $40.00. The Detectives' Bureau 
is following up on this incident. 

Friday, February 11 / Theft 

From February 10, 2022, at 5:30 pm to February 11, 
2022, at 5:30 am, in the 600 block of E. Sierra Madre 
Blvd, a victim, reported an unknown suspect(s) stole 
the catalytic converters from three of their vehicles. 
The loss is estimated at approximately $3000.00. The 
Detectives' Bureau is following up on this incident. 

Friday, February 11 / Arrest for Carjacking 

At about 8:40 am pm, officers responded to the 2000 
block of Kaia Ln; regarding a male who was trespassing. 
During the contact, officers determined that the 
male had stolen a vehicle. 
The officers conducted a follow-up with the vehicle 
owner, and he stated the detained male had forcibly 
stolen his vehicle from him. The detained male 
had admitted to the same. Ultimately, the male was 
arrested and booked at the Pasadena PD jail for 

Friday, February 11 / Vehicle Burglary 

On February 11, 2022, from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm, in 
the 400 block of W. Carter Ave, two separate victims 
reported an unknown suspect(s) forced entry into 
their parked vehicles and stole their property. The 
loss is valued at $300.00 
The Detectives' Bureau is following up on this 

Saturday, February 12 / Vehicle Burglary

On February 12, 2022, from 9:20 am to 9:405 am, in 
the 100 block of E. Carter Ave, a victim reported an 
unknown suspect(s) forced entry into their parked 
vehicle and stole property. The loss is valued at 
The Detectives' Bureau is following up on this 

Saturday, February 12 / Arrest for Driving Under the 

At about 11:00 pm, an officer observed a vehicle code 
violation and conducted a traffic enforcement stop. 
During the contact, the driver was found to be impaired 
and under the influence of an alcoholic beverage 
and was arrested. The driver was booked at the 
Pasadena PD jail. 

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