Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 21, 2023

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, January 21, 2023 

STOP SIGN (continued from page 1) 

warrant a Stop sign. 

 A second factor reviewed was the volume of traffic in this area. In this scenario, the minimum traffic 
for the minor street is 300 vehicles per hour (vph) for 8 hours and 200 (vph) on a minor street to warrant 
a Stop control. This intersection's major and minor roads averaged 368 vph and 216 vph, respectively. 
Guidelines are based on recommendations in the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices 

But the engineer did not recommend a four-way stop at Orange Grove Avenue and Rancho Road, which 
had one traffic collision during the review period. Factors in this decision included just one traffic collision 
in 12 months, and the minor streets in this area only reached 74 vph, 126 vph shy of what’s needed to 
warrant a Stop control. 

On January 10, 2022, Director of Public Works Chris Cimino gave a presentation before City Council, 
followed by a unanimous vote to implement a four-way stop at Orange Grove Avenue, Mountain Trail 
Avenue, and San Carlos Road. 


January 8 th – January 14th 

Calls for Service Formal Investigations 
174 14 

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. 

Wednesday, January 11thDrug Violation ArrestAt approximately 4 AM, officers contacted a pedestrian in the 500 block of E. Sierra Madre Blvd. 
During the consensual encounter, the pedestrian admitted to having methamphetamine and various 
drug paraphenilia on his person. The pedestrian was citied and released. 

Wednesday, January 11thTraffic Collision into Structure 
At approximately 6 PM, officers responded to a reported traffic collision in front of 110 W. Sierra 
Madre Blvd. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a single vehicle had collided with the protective “K-
rails” infront of a restaurant at the given address. The driver and passenger of the vehicle were safely 
removed by SMFD, and no other pedestrians or patrons were injured. The passenger was transported 
to a local hospital with minor injuries. SMPD Traffic Division and Detective Bureau are following up 
on the incident. 

Commercial BurglaryAt approximately 2 AM, officers responded to a commercial burglary alarm at 29 N. Baldwin Ave. 
Upon arrival, officers discovered that the security gate of the business had been cut open, and the interior 
had been ransacked. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that multiple narcotics and 
medications had been stolen from the location. The Detectives’ Bureau is investigating this incident. 


 The City of Sierra Madre Senior Community Commission is seeking nominations for Older ‘Sierra Madre’ American 
of the Year. The honor is a long-standing tradition in Sierra Madre and bestowed upon an exceptional Sierra 
Madrean, age 60 or older, for their outstanding commitment to community service. 
Recommendations are now being accepted for new honorees. Please send nominations to Sierra Madre City Hall, 
c/o Older American Nomination, Community Services Department, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, 
CA 91024 by Thursday, March 16, 2023. Forms may be picked up and returned to the Hart Park House Senior 
Center: Hart Park House 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA 91024

 The Senior Community Commission will discuss the selection of the Older ‘Sierra Madre’ American of the Year 
at their regularly scheduled meeting, open to the public, in City Hall Council Chambers on Thursday, April 6th 
at 3:00 p.m. A reception to honor the 2023 Older ‘Sierra Madre’ American of the Year will held on Wednesday, 
May 10th, 2023. 
For more information, please contact the Hart Park House Senior Center (626) 355-5278 x704; or the 
Community Services Department at (626) 355-5278. 


The Sierra Madre Public Library has announced 
the 2023 selection of One Book One 
City; Flying Free by Cecilia Aragon. 

One Book One City is a community reading 
program that invites everyone in Sierra 
Madre to read and discuss the same book 
during February 2023 and participate in exciting 
programs and events. 
Aragon’s memoir, Flying Free, shares her own 
journey of breaking past her own fears to become 
a champion aerobatic pilot. Her 2019 
book, Writers in the Secret Garden, takes 
a close look at the fascinating world of fan-
fiction to explore how young people express 
themselves. Her latest book, Human-Centered 
Data Science, discusses best practices 

for addressing the bias and inequality that may result from the automated analysis of large datasets. 

Check back with the Sierra Madre Public Library for announcements on upcoming programming and 
events for our 2023 One Book One City selection, Flying Free: My Victory Over Fear to Become the First 
Latina Pilot on the US Aerobatic Team by Cecilia Aragon. 
Connect all month long through engaging themed programs that are free and fun for the whole family. 
Call the Library at (626) 355-7186 for more information. 

Side by Deanne Davis 

“Gong Xi Fa Cai! May all your dreams come true.” 

“I wish you a very happy new year with good luck, 
health, and prosperity.” 

“Happy Chinese New Year! May good fortune 
never leave your doorstep.” 

“Wishing you joy, gladness, and achievement at 
the start of the new lunar year. May the light of 
the moon illuminate your paths and guide you 

The Chinese New Year is tomorrow! 2023 
is the year of the rabbit, in case you didn’t 
know. It is a water rabbit year which occurs 
every 60 years, so enjoy this one as you might 
not be around for the next one! The Chinese 
New Year is from January 22, 2023 to February 
9, 2024. As all the predictions are for 
a good year, I thought I’d pass them along. 
The picture this week is, of course, rabbits!

 “The rabbit symbolizes peace, prosperity, 
and vigor in the Chinese zodiac and the year 
of the rabbit 2023 is a lucky year for most 
people. (Including all of us, I hope!) Things 
are recovering and life will get better soon. Take advantage of the lucky horoscope in 
2023. You will have a good chance of success in the Year of the Rabbit!” 

Authors Fefe Ho & Chloe Chiao gave us a little story you might enjoy: 
“The Rabbit is the fourth of all zodiac animals. Legend has it the Rabbit was proud—
arrogant even—of its speed. He was neighbors with Ox and always made fun of how 
slow Ox was. One day, the Jade Emperor said the zodiac order would be decided by the 
order in which the animals arrived at his party. Rabbit set off at daybreak. But when he 
got there, no other animals were in sight. Thinking that he would obviously be first, he 
went off to the side and napped. However, when he woke up, three other animals had 
already arrived. One of them was the Ox he had always looked down upon. Rabbits 
are earnest with everything they do; they just ask that others treat them the same way. 
In Chinese culture, rabbits represent the moon. Some say it is because the shadows of 
the moon resemble a rabbit.” 
At one time my beloved John and I taught a young adults Sunday School class at Pasadena 
First Church of the Nazarene: The Jabez Group. Several of our members were 
Chinese but one, in particular, took Chinese New Year very seriously and would invite 
all of our group to join her for dinner at the Golden China Restaurant in South Pasadena 
where she would order the most amazing dishes and give everyone a red envelope 
with a $2 bill in it. In case you are wondering where the name “The Jabez Group” came 
from, here ya go: 

“Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, ‘Oh that you would bless me and enlarge 
my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from 
harm so that it might not bring me pain!’ And God granted what he asked.” 1 Chron. 

We thought that was an excellent prayer and so we started a class with four young 
women that gradually increased till there were over thirty. Several marriages were the 
result and now there are several children. So, obviously, the prayer worked and God 
enlarged our border! 

Last Monday was Martin Luther King Day; a school holiday and it rained most of the 
day. Of course, it’s rained most of the day every day for ages. My friend, Dr. Charles 
Seitz, horticulturist extraordinaire, tells me he’s had over 15 inches of rain these last 
few weeks. That’s a bunch of rain!

 I’m sure you all know this, but just to refresh your memory about this remarkable 
man, I’m going to share a few facts from Wikipedia. Dr. King was born in 1929 and 
was assassinated on April 4, 1968. (April 4th happens to be my birthday) He was a 
Baptist minister and one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement. 
Inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi, he 
led nonviolent marches for the right to vote, desegregation, labor rights and so much 
more. He made so many unforgettable statements that are still quoted today: 

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right!”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out 
Only love can do that.” 

And, of course, from the famous, “I have a dream” speech:
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will 
not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” 

“Be the peace you wish to see in the world.” 

That last thought brought to mind one of my favorite pieces of music, “Let There Be 
Peace on Earth” written in 1955 by Jill Jackson-Miller and Sy Miller.” 

“Let there be peace on earthAnd let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earthThe peace that was meant to be.
With God as our Father 
Brothers all are we. 
Let me walk with my brotherIn perfect harmony. 

Let peace begin with me,
Let this be the moment now. 
With ev'ry step I takeLet this be my solemn vow;
To take each moment and live 
Each moment in peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earthAnd let it begin with me.” 

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

My book page: Deanne Davis 
There are adventures galore available there:
True tales of early California, a story about a well-traveled violin,
Emma Gainsworth and her horrific encounters with pumpkins,
So many Kindle stories to enjoy. Take a look! 

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