Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, December 31, 2022

MVNews this week:  Page 3

Mountain Views-News Saturday, December 31, 2022 


Family & Friends We Honored in 2022 

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by Deanne Davis 

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” 
Ralph Waldo Emerson 

“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: We will be there for one another 
as fellow members of humanity in the finest sense of the word.” Goran 

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and 
your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” 
Helen Keller 

The picture this week is totally awesome, courtesy of Tonia 
Biely Patino and her family, who trekked up into the mountains 
where there is snow galore, loaded their pickup truck 
with this cold, white stuff, came back and built the best Sierra 
Madre snowman ever. He’s enormous! He’s happy! He’s well 
dressed! And he’s an absolute delight to see. Kersting Court 
has never been so perfectly delightful to visit. 
It's New Year’s Eve and I shall celebrate with a little champagne 
and possibly some pizza. At home, friends and neighbors. The tempting offerings around town 
to celebrate out there are enticing, but not that enticing. When the children were small, John 
and I would drive down Colorado Blvd. on New Year’s Eve to see what we could see of the 
floats. That was a lot of fun. Another good memory. 

Speaking of floats, I simply can’t wait to see our fabulous float, “Papa’s Turn,” with its charming 
bears, birds and bees, designed by Sierra Madre’s own Greg Dohlen. As New Year’s Day is 
on Sunday this year, we will have to be patient and wait till Monday as it’s “Never on Sunday,” 
going back to the beginning of the Rose Parade, 134 parades ago. I really like the theme this 
year, “Turning the Corner.” 

Continuing to think of Turning the Corner, this is the time of year when we are usually making 
resolutions. In years past we decided on things like losing ten pounds, getting more exercise, 
watching less TV, reading more, cleaning out various places in our home that are stuffed with 
stuff we don’t want, doesn’t fit, is broken, or is totally useless. 

This year, instead of “resolutions,” let’s call them “possibilities” or “suggestions.” I didn’twrite the following thoughts, they are anonymous, but I thought they were very helpful: 

1. I am not Atlas. The world does not rest on my shoulders. 
2. It doesn’t hurt me to give compliments freely and generously. Compliments are a moodenhancer, not only for the recipient, but for me, too. And if someone gives me acompliment, I have quit protesting that I didn’t deserve it, I just say “thank you!” 
3. I don’t spend time with people who don’t value me. We don’t need people around us who don’t see 
us for the splendid people we are. That person who says something mean and then covers it up with 
a hearty laugh and a “I was just kidding!” is not someone we need to be with. 
4. I’m learning not to be embarrassed by emotions. I cry in most movies, lots of TV shows,
and Kodak commercials are guaranteed to make me tear up. It’s OK! 
5. I am learning to live each day as though it were the last. It might be the last! 
6. I am doing what makes me happy. I am the only one responsible for my happiness and I owe it to 
myself to do my best. In our family, we have always said that we bring our good time with us in our 
pocket and it’s not somebody else’s job to be sure we’re happy. In short, this means if we want to put 
our pajamas on at 4:00, have a glass of wine and watch an old movie on Turner Classic Movies instead 
of the news, that’s OK. Or if we want to keep them on all day, that’s OK, too. Brushing teeth and flossing 
is a necessity, however, no matter how relaxed we plan to be. 
7. Going the extra mile to be as nice as possible to all people who are out there working; store clerks, 
Post Office people, waitpersons in restaurants, is a good idea. 
8. Just be kind. That’s pretty much it. 
You’ve all heard the idea of picking one word to be your New Year’s intention or missionstatement for the year. I’ve already been seeing so many people picking JOY! 

For the last few years, my word for the year has been HOPE! This year I’m choosing KIND. 

“You cannot do kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson 

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” The 14th Dalai Lama 

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that 
one day someone might do the same for you.” Princess Diana 

Happy New Year, dear friends of Walking Sierra Madre…The Social Side! 2023 is going to be a 
wonderful year, full of JOY, HOPE and, yes, KINDNESS. 

In a world where you can be anything you want to be…Be KIND!

My book page: Deanne Davis 

Yes, Christmas is behind us but my books:

“Sunrises and Sunflowers Speak Hope”

“A Tablespoon of Love, A Tablespoon of Laughter” 

Would be really nice gifts for that person you suddenly realized you missed.

“Star of Wonder” a delightful Christmas Kindle story, where four lonely people find love fol

lowing a strange new star on Christmas Eve, is there, too, 

and a nice story is never a bad idea. 


The following represents a sum

mary 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 

Monday, December 19th Vandalism Arrest 

At approximately 2 PM, officers responded to reports 
of a vandalism that had just occurred, near 
the area of 30 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Upon arrival, 
officers made contact with an individual, who was 
defacing private property with a permanent maker. 
During the contact, the subject became uncooperative. 
As officers advised the subject to leave the location, 
he proceeded to draw on a Sierra Madre Police 
Department vehicle with permanent marker. 
The subject was placed under arrest for vandalism. 

Wednesday, December 21st Theft 

At approximately 10 PM, officers responded to the 
2000 block of Liliano Dr. for reports of a theft that 
had occurred. The reporting party stated that their 
bicycle was stolen from the front porch of their 
home. There is no suspect information at this time. 
The Detectives' Bureau is following up on this 

Friday, December 23rd Hit and Run Traffic Collision 
At approximately 2 PM, officers responded 
to a hit and run traffic collision that occurred near 
the 600 block of Woodland Ave. The reporting party 
stated that they witnessed a older model Toyota 
Prius reverse into a fire hydrant, causing the hy

drant to leak water. The driver proceeded to leave 
the scene of the accident, in violation of California 
Vehicle Code. The Detectives' Bureau is following 
up on this incident. 

Friday, December 23rd Drug Violation Arrest 

At approximately 9 PM, officers conducted an enforcement 
stop on a bicycle near the 
intersection of Baldwin Ave and Orange Grove 
Ave. . During the stop, the subject was found 
to have an outstanding warrant out of a neighboring 
city. During a search of his person, 
officers located various drug paraphenilia. The 
subject was cited and released. 

Saturday, Dec.24th Suspicious Circumstances

At approximately 8 AM, officers responded to the 
area of Moutain Trail Ave and Grandview Ave for 
reports of suspicious flyers that had been placed in 
the area. Officers checked the area and found multiple 
flyers promoting an anti-semetic webpage. 
The Detectives' Bureau is following up on this 

Saturday, December 24th Residential Burglary 

At approximately 10 PM, officers responded to a 
residential burglary alarm. Officers conducted 
a check of the residence, and discovered that a rear 
door had signs of forced entry. Upon further investigation, 
surveillance footage showed 2 masked individuals 
inside of the home,and exit shortly after.
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 

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