Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 9, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, July 9, 2022 


The following represents a summary report of some of the major incidents handled 

by the Sierra Madre Police Department during this period. This list is not intended 
to be considered exclusive or all-inclusive. 

Monday, June 27Commercial Burglary 

At approximately 7 AM, officers responded to the Sierra Madre Elementary School for reports of 
a possible burglary. Upon arrival, officers made contact with an administrator, who reported that 
unknown suspect(s) made unauthorized entry into school property, and vandalized the interior 
of the school. The incident took place sometime during the evening hours of Sunday, June 26th. There is no suspect information at this time, and the Detectives Bureau is following up on this 

Monday, June 27Weapons Violation Arrest 

At approximately 9 PM, officers responded to the area of Sunnyside Ave and Orange Grove Ave 
for reports of a suspicious vehicle. Officers responded to the area and made contact with the 
occupants of the vehicle, one male and one female, who were sleeping. During the investigation, 
officers noticed a smell of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The occupants were detained 
and during questioning, the male occupant stated that he had a firearm in the vehicle. The 
firearm was located in the passenger area of the vehicle, and the male was placed under arrest. 
The female was released from the scene, and the male was transported to Pasadena Jail for 


by Deanne Davis 


“Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy ice cream, which is 
pretty much the same thing.” Janet Lee Logan 

“An ice cream a day keeps all the tensions away.” 

“Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos!” 

“Life is like an ice cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time.” 
Charles Shulz (Peanuts Creator) 

July is National Ice Cream Month, and I am happy to report that I made Vanilla ice 
cream in my Cuisinart Ice Cream maker yesterday, and it’s beyond easy in that thing. A 
little milk, a little sugar, 2 cups of whipping cream, a tablespoon of vanilla and in half 
an hour you have soft, succulent, sinfully delicious ice cream. I feel this is a perfect celebration 
of July 4th, in addition to watching “1776” a musical from 1972, set in Philadelphia 
in the summer of 1776. “1776” is a fictionalized account of the events leading 
up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. TCM showed “The Music Man,” 
too, and with splendid fireworks after dark and a little sushi, it was a delightful day. 

Getting back to National Ice Cream Month, in case you didn’t know, you have Kentucky 
to thank. In 1984, Senator Walter Dee Huddleston of Kentucky introduced a 
resolution to proclaim the month of July National Ice Cream Month and the 15th of 
that month National Ice Cream Day. Ronald Reagan signed the bill into law the same 
year, and the rest is history! Even though the bill only specified that July 1984 was 
National Ice Cream Month, the tradition carries on—much to our joy and pleasure. 

Of course, we in Sierra Madre are so close to incredible ice cream at Mother Moo’s 
Creamery. Karen Klemens, owner and Chief Moo of Mother Moo’s Creamery, is famous 
for her small-batch, hand-crafted ice cream and sorbet, using organic and locally 
sourced ingredients. Mother Moo’s is our own personal ice cream mecca. Kersting 
Court is more beautiful and inviting than ever before and is the perfect place to sit and 
enjoy a scoop or two or three of the best ice cream ever. You’ve gotta try her Organic 
Strawberry. Or maybe the Salty Chocolate. AND, she has fresh peach right now! 

Also, the Ice Princess is back! Those 
attending the July 4th festivities in 
town were able to grab a treat on our 
favorite mobile Ice Cream Wagon! 

sume about 22 pounds of ice cream 
and related frozen desserts each year, on average. As the summer reaches peak temperatures 
in July, Americans celebrate National Ice Cream Month as a way to cool off 
and enjoy the nation’s favorite frozen treat with friends and family. Ice cream has historically 
been a key feature of American communities. According to an International 
Dairy Foods Association survey, most ice cream companies are family owned and have 
been in operation for more than 50 years! Here’s more sweet news: Ice cream companies 
help support the U.S. economy, contributing more than $13 billion directly to the 
national economy and supporting nearly 29,000 direct jobs that generate $1.8 billion 
in direct wages! 

sociation tells us… “Americans con

The International Dairy Foods As-

In 2019, about 6.4 billion pounds of ice cream and frozen yogurt were produced in the 

U.S. That’s something to celebrate!” In 2021, Ben & Jerry’s was the leading ice cream 
brand at 202 million unit sales. That’s a lot of Cherry Garcia and Chunky Monkey, 
friends and neighbors.
America’s top 10 favorite ice cream flavors are, supposedly:
• Vanilla 
• Chocolate 
• Cookies N’ Cream 
• Mint Chocolate Chip 
• Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 
• Buttered Pecan 
• Cookie Dough 
• Strawberry 
• Moose Tracks 
• NeapolitanBut I’m not sure I agree with that. When Fall rolls around and Pumpkin Ice Cream 
starts appearing in the ice cream freezer at the market, all self-discipline disappears 
and I’ve been known to stockpile several gallons of it in my freezer at home. Then, 
even worse, just a little later in the year, Egg Nog Ice Cream shows up and I’m doomed. 
It’s not the Christmas cookies that put extra weight on me, it’s the seasonal ice cream. 
I really love Pumpkin and Egg Nog Ice Cream.
I guess I’m becoming so rhapsodic about these delicacies that are still months away 
because it’s hot and humid and August isn’t even here yet.
“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine…it’s summertime.” Kenny Chesney 
May you have a perfect summer day every day this week. Take time to drop in at 
Mother Moo’s for some peach ice cream. Take a friend along, sit outside and enjoy the 
beautiful place where we live. Or, if you see the Princess driving around town, stop a 
grab a scoop! 

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

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