Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, September 10, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, September 10, 2022 


Knapp successfully 
his one-year 
probationaryperiod and officially 
his Firefighter 

Since joining 
the department, 
FF/PM Knapp 
has demonstrated 
his dedication 
to the fire 
service, the Department, 
the Sierra Madre 
community. FF/
PM Knapp consistently 
and is 
admired by his 
supervisors and 
peers for his extensive 

edge and skillset. 
We are very proud of his accomplishments and look forward to seeing his 

growth with the Sierra Madre Fire Department. 

City of Sierra Madre 
To: CitywideFrom: The City of Sierra MadreSubject: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 
The City of Sierra Madre gives notice, pursuant to State of California Law, that the City Council will 
hold a Public Hearing on September 13, 2022, at 6:30 PM, or soon thereafter, to hear testimony on a 
proposal for an amendment to theMaster Lease to allow easements to the TowerPoint Capital LLC infrastructure to AT&T and Crown 
Castle for telecommunication technology. This amendment includes a term of 99 years and a one-time 
payment to the City of $122,100. 
The City of Sierra Madre has received a request from AT&T and Crown Castle for the addition of two 
hundred eighty-five square feet to the existing ninehundred eighty-four square feet of leased land they currently lease. The 
additional land is for the installation of two new emergency generators to have continuous power to 
their equipment during rolling blackouts and power outages. 
The City of Sierra Madre received a Letter of Intent from TowerPoint Capital, LLC to consider an 
amendment to the Master Lease. The Letter of Intent 
proposes an amendment to the Master Lease to allow easements to the TowerPoint Capital LLC infrastructure 
to AT&T and Crown Castle for telecommunication technology. This amendment includes a 
term of 99 years and a one-time payment to the City of $122,100. 
If you have any questions about this matter, please contact Director of Public Works Chris Cimino at 
City of Sierra Madre City of Sierra MadreCity Council meeting City Council ChambersTuesday, September 13, 2022 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 
(Hearing begins at 6:30 p.m.) Sierra Madre, CA 91024 
All interested persons may attend this meeting and the City Council will hear them with respect thereto. 
For further information on this subject, please contact the Public Works Department at (626) 355-7135. 
By Order of the City CouncilChris Cimino, 
Public Works Director 
Published: September 3rd and 10th, 2022 
[ 347 ] • Order ID: 1391872 • Item ID: 6080348 • Qty: 1 of 1 • 006406531 • 2015-APL-01955 • ARLA • 225083 
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by Deanne Davis 

“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my 
Peggy Toney Horton 

Well, friends and neighbors, we got through a ferociously hot Labor 
Day and had a great time ordering pizza and, after waiting months 
to finally see the new Jurassic Park movie, “Jurassic World Dominion,” 
now streaming, we were a little disappointed. Yes, dozens of 
dinosaurs, yes, battles to the death, a child in danger, a whole lot of 
destruction and plots to wipe out the world, but we found ourselves 
to be unimpressed. Are we jaded? Have we become inured to giant 
creatures that can wipe out a forest by just walking through it? 
Or maybe it just wasn’t a very good movie. We thought it would never end for one thing. Oh my, Michael 
Crichton, what you started years ago (1990) when you wrote “Jurassic Park.” I loved that book. I read it 
through, start to finish, practically without stopping. The first movie scared the life out of me and I still can’t 
watch it without being terrified, especially about the little kids and the raptors who are out to devour them. 
The first one of everything is always the best. 

Of course, Jeff Goldblum is in this last one, looking really good, with one excellent quote: “It’s always darkest 
before eternal nothingness!” The pizza was great, pepperoni with sausage. 

“A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam and for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world. 
But then it flies again and though we wish it could have stayed…
we feel lucky to have seen it.” Author unknown 

“The Butterfly Effect: Every single thing you do matters. You have been created as one of a kind. You have 
been created in order to make a difference. 
You have within you the power to change the world.” Andy Andrews 

Leah’s butterfly drama is ongoing. Loretta, Lizzie and Lulu live on. “Loretta and Lizzie continue to eat and 
eat and eat. Loretta is a lot bigger than Lizzie and will probably become a chrysalide first. Lulu continues in 
her chrysalis. Lulu is darkening. Let’s hope it’s the good darkening and not the bad one.” 

If you’re just now tuning in to Days of Our Butterflies, a little background for you. Leah, my daughter, has 
been growing milkweed on her deck and Monarch butterflies do love milkweed and have been laying their 
eggs there. She has put mesh cages around these plants and caterpillars have emerged. Some have lived and 
some have not. She has had two complete successes where larvae have gone into seclusion for several days, 
emerged as glorious butterflies and headed for the skies. There have been some losses and these last three, 
listed above, may be the end of butterfly cultivation for the time being. The picture today is of Monarch 
butterflies landing on branches at Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove CA in 2021. 

This has been so interesting and the first thing I think of each morning is “What’s happening with the butterflies!” 
I admire Leah tremendously for investing herself in these beautiful Lepidoptera who are, sadly, in 
trouble. A report was published in July regarding the Monarch butterfly’s march toward extinction…
“The monarch butterfly fluttered a step closer to extinction as scientists put the iconic orange-and-black 
insect on the endangered list because of its fast-dwindling numbers. It's just a devastating decline," said 
Stuart Pimm, an ecologist at Duke University, "This is one of the most recognizable butterflies in the world." 
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature added the migrating monarch butterfly for the first 
time to its "red list" of threatened species and categorized it as "endangered" — two steps from extinct. The 
group estimates that the population of monarch butterflies in North America has declined between 22% 
and 72% over 10 years, depending on the measurement method.
"What we're worried about is the rate of decline," said Nick Haddad, a conservation biologist at Michigan 
State University. "It's very easy to imagine how quickly this butterfly could become even more imperiled, as 
the Monarch population in the eastern United States has declined between 85% and 95% since the 1990s.
In North America, millions of monarch butterflies undertake the longest migration of any insect species 
known to science. After wintering in the mountains of central Mexico, the butterflies migrate to the north, 
breeding multiple generations along the way for thousands of miles. The offspring that reach southern 
Canada then begin the trip back to Mexico at the end of summer.
Yes, there are things people can do to help. Like Leah, planting milkweed on her deck. 
The Butterfly – Heather Renee Adamkiewicz 

“Love falls from the sky, and lands on the wings of a butterfly.
The butterfly sings its songs and rhymes, and flies through the air, no concept of time.
It is the messenger of patience and change, from flower to flower, it’s beautiful and strange.
The butterfly transforms within its world, gives way to new beginnings, wings unfurled.
It is the symbol of transformation, and flies on faith and imagination.
The butterfly has no fear of change, as it bravely escapes its chrysalis cage.
Change, it knows, is necessary.
The butterfly soars and merrily sings, for, without change,
It would never grow wings.” 

Remember: Celebrate Everything! Especially Butterflies! 

“Sunrises & Sunflowers Speak Hope” 
Supplies a little hope on every page. 
Look for it on my book page: Deanne Davis 


Don’t miss it! The San Gabriel Valley Council of 
Governments (SGVCOG), in partnership with 
LA Metro, is studying how to improve public 
transit service in the San Gabriel Valley. During 
Phase 1, we identified 15 alternatives and subsequently 
narrowed it down to the best three alternatives. 
Now it’s time for you to weigh in on these 

Please attend one of our upcoming Community 
Workshops (Virtual!) on Tuesday, September 
20th, from: 

• Noon-1 p.m. or, 
• 6-7 p.m. 
Join us and share your thoughts on these three 
proposals to improve mobility in the SGV for residents, 
commuters and visitors. These Community 
Workshops will be virtual events conducted 
via Zoom, with a presentation at the top of the 
hour, followed by a Q&A session. 

Please RSVP for the Virtual Community Workshops 

For more information about the project, please 

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