Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 26, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, November 26, 2022 



The Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society is holding a Celebration 
of Life for Dr. Bill White on Sunday, December 4, from 2pm to 4pm, in 
the park next to Richardson House Museum (corner of Mira Monte and 
Mount Wilson Trail). Light refreshments will be served. 

This is a community event and is open to all. Please come and share 
memories about Doc White with friends. He was involved with many 
organizations in this town and he touched the lives of so many. Members 
of the White family will be joining us. 


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. 

Sunday, November 13 Theft from Motor Vehicle 
At approximately 1 PM, officers responded to the 100 block of E. Grandview Ave. for reports of 
a theft from motor vehicle. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated that the catalytic converter 
was stolen from his vehicle. There is no suspect information at this time. The Detectives' Bureau 
is following up on this incident. 

Friday, November 18 Residental Burglary 
At approximately 1 PM, officers responded to the 500 block of Alta Vista for reports of a residential 
burglary that had occurred. After further investigation, it was discovered that unknown 
suspects made entry into the residence, but no items were taken. Anyone with information is 
encouraged to call the Sierra Madre Police Department Detective Bureau at 626-355-1414. If you 
wish to remain anonymous, please visit and submit a tip. 


 Thank you Glen Lambdin for your comments last week about More ... Bears. It seems Fish and 
Wildlife are about just that; not about human safety and concerns about wildlife. So what do we 
do ? We teach the bears that our environment is not friendly. I bought 20 tasers from PoiliceMart.
com and gave them out to everyone in my canyon neighborhood so they could have some means 
of feeling in control on an intrusive bear. The bears run from the repetitive "zap" noise long before 
they are close. For some reason they are very susceptible to noise. Why do neighbors have to listen 
to loud blow horns !

 I spoke at the City Council meeting last January about how a bear was five feet from my car when 
I got out at 9 p.m. then at my front door when I stepped out the next morning. My cousin lives in 
Haines Alaska and says they have a quote: "a fed bear is a dead bear". Once a bear succeeds at a behavior, 
they repeat it. They have 1000's of bears around them in Alaska; they killed 35 of them last 
year, alone. To me a bear is just a giant rodent. If we have exterminators then some sort of protocol 
should follow. I am not about to be locked up in my house. A bear ransacked my kitchen about 6 
weeks ago and came back the next day. Of course I used my taser to scare him off and followed it 
down the road to make sure it learns some fear around here.

 Maybe this is a lesson for all of us to learn self governance. 
Anne Chesterman, Sierra Madre 

Small independent 
jewelry store, 
93 years young, 
seeks new friends to 
share mutual love 
of jewelry 

612 W Las Tunas Drive, 
San Gabriel, CA 91776 
(626) 284 -9444 



by Deanne Davis 

“For each new morning with its light, 
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends, 
For everything Thy goodness sends.” 
Ralph Waldo Emerson 

“Count your many blessings, see what God 
has done.” 

I guess where I am just a few days after 
Thanksgiving, is counting blessings, naming 
them one by one. Blessings are small things. 
They seldom arrive on a pink unicorn with 
glitter being tossed about. Blessings are a 
shared moment you didn’t think would happen, 
like an unexpected hug or a nice phone 
call with someone you’re missing. Even finding 
a penny in the parking lot at Target is 
pretty nice. Here are a few more blessing thoughts I thought I’d pass along… 

“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” Henry David Thoreau“Every day is a blessing.” Olivia Culpo“Just to BE is a blessing. Just to LIVE is holy.” Abraham Joshua Heschel“Nourish beginnings. Let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blessed, but the 
seeds of all things are blessed. The blessing is in the seed.” Muriel Rukeyser“When you rise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive…
to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” Marcus Aurelius 

That early morning walk thing is so true. If you’re out early enough, you can catch 
the sunrise and be overwhelmed by how splendid, how magnificent, how different 
it is every day. This is my favorite early morning prayer: “Lord, as we behold the 
magic of a predawn sky, we are in awe of Your most miraculous beauty. Thank you 
for another new day.” Just waking up is a blessing! 

Speaking of outside walks, I came across these excellent deer a few days ago (today’s 
picture) and was inspired to get going on my outside decorations. I’ve already 
been putting Christmas all over the house and now it’s time to get my lighted, 
nodding deer out where the world can see them and enjoy them. John is shaking 
his head in heaven but I just love them. The star shower is out, too, and I can’t wait 
to see red and green patterns all over the front of the house. I got my new deer at 
Walmart a few weeks ago and there will be pictures when I get them both out. An 
engineering degree would have been a handy thing to have putting this first one 

Due to unrelenting pressure from a certain family member, we gave up our plan to 
have Panda Express for Thanksgiving and ordered a complete dinner, precooked 
and ready to heat and devour from our local Safeway. We got a cute little turkey, 
stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy and, friends and neighbors, it was all 
delicious. Nobody cooked, very little cleanup and we all sat down together and enjoyed 
a great Thanksgiving dinner and each other’s company. A good decision and 
thank you, Emily, for making us go traditional. I did make cranberry bread and 
that is so incredibly good I’m going to share the recipe with you so you can make 
some for gifts and to enjoy at Christmas. 

You know how there’s always some cranberry sauce left over after Thanksgiving 
dinner and you can’t think of anything to do with it so you leave it in the back of 
the fridge till it turns into a science experiment? And somebody opens the container 
and says, “I saw this in Invasion of the Body Snatchers? Well, good news, friends, 
this great bread uses all that left-over cranberry sauce. It’s easy and just delicious. 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

½ cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

1/3 cup orange juice

1 cup chopped apples

1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce (the solid stuff works just as well)

1/3 cup nuts (if you want them) 

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy in your mixer. Beat in the 
eggs and vanilla.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients alternately with orange 
juice to egg mixture. Beat just till blended.
Fold in apples, cranberry sauce and nuts. Pour into greased 9 x 5 loaf pan. Bake 
about an hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. 

You can double this. Make a bunch of small loaves instead of big ones. They freeze 
well and you’ll never waste another speck of cranberry sauce. 

We went to the movies and saw Spirited with Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds. This 
is the latest remake of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and we loved every minute. 
Will Ferrell is the Ghost of Christmas Present and Ryan Reynolds is a modern-day 
Scrooge. We laughed, we cried, we enjoyed the singing, dancing, and huge production 
numbers tremendously. It’s on Apple TV+, too, and great holiday fun. Saw 
Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick concert at Dodger Stadium on Disney+ Live 
Streaming and thought it was fantastic. If you’ve got Disney+, treat yourself to this 
amazing event. 

The turkey is almost gone and now it’s on to Christmas! Whatever it is, Amazon’s 
got it…unless it’s something really special you can buy right here in town. Savor 
the Flavor has amazing goodies. Rejoice in all you do, every day you get to do it! 

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Ps. 107:1 

My book page: Deanne Davis 
Christmas is just a few short weeks away and my book:
“Sunrises and Sunflowers Speak Hope” 
Would be a really nice gift for everyone you know. It’s on“Star of Wonder” a delightful Christmas Kindle story is there, too. 

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