Mountain Views News, Combined edition

Combined Edition

Inside this Week:

Political Ad:

Sierra Madre:
Walking SM … The Social Side

Measure M
Letter to the Editor

SM Community Calendar:
SM Calendar of Events

Pasadena – Altadena:

Altadena · So. Pasadena · San Marino:
San Marino Events & Programming

Arcadia · Monrovia · Duarte · Bradbury:

Shop Sierra Madre:

Around The San Gabriel Valley:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
Christopher Nyerges

Best Friends / Education:
Katnip News!
Pet of the Week

The Good Life:
Family Matters
Out to Pastor
Senior Happenings

Now That's Rich
Stuart Tolchin On …
The Funnies

Legal Notices (1):

Legal Notices (2):

Legal Notices (3):

Support Your Local Businesses:

Support Your Local Businesses:

Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Marc Garlett
Rich Johnson
Christopher Nyerges
Rev. James L. Snyder
Stuart Tolchin

Recent Issues:
Issue 13
Issue 12
Issue 11
Issue 10
Issue 9
Issue 8
Issue 7
Issue 6
Issue 5
Issue 4
Issue 3

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VOLUME 17 NO. 14VOLUME 17 NO. 14

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On Wednesday, the United 
States Department of Justice 
announced that local resident 
Paul Mansour pleaded guilty to 
"submitting fraudulent claims 
to Medicare for prescription 
drugs that were never dispensed 
to patients."

Mansour is a co-owner of Best 
Buy Drugs in Sierra Madre.

In the plea agreement signed by 
Mansour, he admitted to creating 
"fake patient profiles in the 
pharmacy’s digital filing system 
and added fraudulent prescription 
medication entries to these 
fictitious patient files that duplicated 
prescriptions for medications 
provided to real patients of the pharmacy. Mansour then submitted 
false and fraudulent claims for the drugs added in the fictitious 
patient files that had never been dispensed, billing Medicare for the 
fraudulent prescriptions in the names of real patients of the pharmacy. "

The release goes on to say that "between January 2017 and June 2022, 
Mansour caused Medicare to pay the pharmacy between approximately 
$600,000 and over $1 million as a result of the submission of false and 
fraudulent claims."

Mansour pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud. He is scheduled 
to be sentenced on June 28 and faces a maximum penalty of 10 
years in prison, although the US Attorney's office is seeking a lesser sentence.. 
A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after 
considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The FBI Los Angeles Field Office and HHS-OIG investigated the case. 
Those agencies raided the business in 2022, however no reason for the 
search was ever disclosed.

Mansour was the recipient of the Sierra Madre Business of the Year 
Award for his service in 2021. The award is bestowed upon outstanding 
businesses that have existed in Sierra Madre for more than 5 years and 
have been an active supporter of the community. 

 The pharmacy itself was founded in 1910. Mansour took over the helm 
in 1995. 

As of this date, the Pharmacy remains licensed by the State of California 
and is maintaining its regular business hours. Best Buy is owned by 
Mansour Partners, Inc. 


Pharmacist Paul Mansour in 2022



On May 9, 2023, there will be a Special Municipal 
Election on Measure M, giving Sierra Madre voters 
another opportunity to express their feelings on the 
controversial Meadows at Bailey Canyon project. Voters 
will be able to cast Yes or No Votes on whether or 
not to overturn the city council ordinance that authorized 
the project to move forward.

The community is divided over the issue, something 
that is not unusual in Sierra Madre, especially when it 
comes to matters of development. What is unusual in 
this instance, is that there will be no local poll workers 
assisting with ballots cast in person on election day.

On April 1st, Sierra Madre City Clerk , Election Official, 
informed the Los Angeles County Registrar-
Recorder - Dean Logan of her decision not to use the 
"services of any Sierra Madre registered voter as a poll 
worker". She goes on to explain the reasons for her 

" The decision is based on two policy considerations. 
First, I want to ensure voters’ faith in the integrity of 
the election process. Second, I want to avoid any voter 


Sierra Madre is a very small community, and many 
of the potential poll workers would be, and have been, 
strongly and vocally partisan. I do not want citizens to 
question the outcome of the election or to be afraid to 
vote because of the poll workers. 

My goals, as Election Official, are the same as yours: 
to preserve the voters’ right to vote, and provide accessibility, 
while maintaining accuracy and integrity in the 
election process.

Poll workers are selected at random by the County and 
generally pulled from registered volunteers who live 
in the election district. County officials, at Aguilar's 
request, will use volunteers registered in cities outside 
of 91024.

Ballots will be mailed to voters beginning April 
10th and the voting center will be open from 
April 29th - May 9th. The Vote Center will be the 
new SMPD Headquarters - 350 W. Sierra Madre 
Blvd. MVNews

CityofSierraMadreCity Clerk/ElectionOfficialLauraAguilarCity Clerk/Election Official232W.Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, Ca.91024(626)355-7135City of Sierra Madre 
Special Municipal Election 
May 9, 2023 
April 29th - May 8th: 10 AM - 7 PM 
Election Day, May 9th: 7 AM - 8 PM 
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