LA COUNTY TROPICAL STORM WARNING AS OF 8/19/2023 12:01AM........Details Below

Mountain Views News, Combined edition

Combined Edition

Inside this Week:

Things to Do Places to Go:

Sierra Madre:
Walking SM … The Social Side

SM Community Calendar:
SM Calendar of Events

Pasadena – Altadena:

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

Support Your Local Businesses:

Around The San Gabriel Valley:
Arcadia Police Blotter

Education & Youth:
Newspaper Fun!

Best Friends and More:
Christopher Nyerges
Katnip News!
Pet of the Week

The Good Life:
Family Matters
Out to Pastor
Senior Happenings

Now That's Rich
Stuart Tolchin On …
Dinah Chong Watkins
The Funnies

Legal Notices (1):

Legal Notices (2):

For Your Consideration:

F. Y. I. :

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

Recent Issues:
Issue 32
Issue 31
Issue 30
Issue 29
Issue 28
Issue 27
Issue 26
Issue 25
Issue 24
Issue 23
Issue 22

MVNews Archive:  Page 1

MVNews this week:  Page 1

LA COUNTY TROPICAL STORM WARNING AS OF 8/19/2023 12:01AM........Details Below


VOLUME 17 NO. 33VOLUME 17 NO. 33

webbmartingroup.comreal estateJan Greteman 626.975.4033lic #01943630Judy Webb-Martin 626.688.2273lic #00541631Katie Orth 626.688.0418lic #009425001.Low rates attract more buyersleading to higher prices andmore competition.
2.The cost of renting continuesto escalate. You do not buildpersonal equity renting.
3.Waiting to buy does notguarantee lower interest rates OR 
lower prices.
JUST LISTEDOpen House Sunday 1-4pm 
Listed for $1,598,000 | 687MontereyPl.com687 Monterey Place | Sierra MadreCONSIDER THESE REASONS TO 
1914 Airplane Bungalow | $690 Price Per SF4 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,316 sqft | 11,714 sqft Lot



Storm will be the first tropical 
storm to hit the area in 84 years.



On Tuesday, August 22nd, the Sierra Madre City Council will bring before 
the public it’s decision to participate in the pending litigation against Meta 
(formerly “Facebook”), TikTok, Snap, YouTube as well as other social media 
companies through the joining of a mass action lawsuit commenced by 
Frantz Law Group, APLC. The matter was discussed in closed session on 
July 11, 2023 and approved by the council.

 The lawsuit will allege that these companies knowingly and purposefully 
caused a mental health crisis among children and teenagers that is marked 
by higher proportions of anxiety, depression, and thoughts of self-harm, all 
of which severely affect their quality of life and ability to succeed in school. 
The goal of the litigation is to hold these companies accountable for the 
harm imposed on children and teenagers and to obtain the necessary funding 
for prevention education and mental health services. This mass action 
includes several other cities and school districts as plaintiffs. 


At that meeting, staff will also recommend that the council enter into an 
agreement with outside attorneys to facilitate the initiation of litigation and 
2)authorize the City Attorney and City Manager to take any necessary
next steps to initiate litigation. The City believes there is a high likelihood 
that several toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) have contaminated 
the City’s groundwater wells and/or surface water sources. The 
engineering, construction, operation, and maintenance of systems to treat 
contamination in the affected wells and/or surface water sources will result 
in significant financial costs to the City. On July 11, 2023, the City Council 
approved in closed session the initiation of litigation against chemical companies 
that have polluted City water systems with PFAS, to recover costs for 
PFAS treatment without passing that expense onto its ratepayers. 

City Manager Jose Garcia noted that “there are currently no industrial pollution 
in out aquifer” but warned of the potential exposure to such chemicals 
in the new joint well that the city is developing with the City of Arcadia.

The council will meet in chambers on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 5:30 pm.

No tropical storm has made landfall in Southern California 
since Sept. 25, 1939, according to the National 
Weather Service. Strong, tropical-storm-force winds 
will be possible Sunday through Monday, strongest over 
the mountains, valleys, and foothills of Los Angeles and 
Ventura Counties.

Major League Baseball rescheduled three Sunday games 
in Southern California, moving them to Saturday as 
part of split-doubleheaders. The National Park Service 
closed Joshua Tree National Park and Mojave National 
Preserve to keep people from becoming stranded amid 
flooding. Cities across the region, including in Arizona, 
were offering sandbags to safeguard properties against 

It is also recommended that residents should prepare 
for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible 
extensive impacts across Los Angeles and Ventura 
Counties, and possibly Santa Barbara County. Potential 
impacts include: - Major rainfall flooding may prompt 
many evacuations and rescues. - Small streams, creeks, 
canals, arroyos, and ditches may become dangerous 
rivers. Destructive runoff may rage down mountain 
valleys while increasing susceptibility to rockslides, 
mudslides, and debris flows. Flood control systems and 
barriers may become stressed. - Streets and parking 
lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses 
submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. 
Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or 
washed out.

WIND: Prepare for hazardous wind having possible 
limited to significant impacts across Los Angeles and 
Ventura Counties, with greatest impacts over Catalina 
Island and Santa Barbara Island, as well as the mountains 
of Los Angeles County. Potential impacts in this 
area include: - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, 
sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured 
lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree 
limbs broken off. A few trees uprooted, but with greater 
numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some 
fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads 
impassable from debris, particularly within urban or 
heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions 
on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered 
power and communications outages.

Stay Informed: Local emergency notifications

In Los Angeles County, the system — Alert LA County 
— sends out messages via text, phone call or email 
when residents need to evacuate immediately, to prepare 
to evacuate, or to shelter in place. In other words, 
it’s for really serious stuff.

The notifications are free, but you have to sign up for 
them. To do so, visit the “Stay Informed” page on the 
Ready LA County site.


SIERRA MADRE NEWS ...................Pgs 1,3

CALENDAR.....................................Page 4

PASADENA NEWS..........................Page 5

ALTADENA/SAN MARINO.............Page 6


EDUCATION & YOUTH....................Page 9

BEST FRIENDS..................................Page 10

THE GOOD LIFE..............................Page 11

OPINION........................................Page 12

LEGAL NOTICES.............................Page 16

Eileen Benson626.278.0187CalRE# 01880650Barbara Rogers626.484.8135CalRE# 01169115Not intended as a solicitation if your property is already listed by another broker. Affi liated real estate agents are independent contractor sales associates, not employ-
ees. ©2023 Coldwell Banker. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker logos are trademarks of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. The Coldwell 
Banker® System is comprised of company owned offi ces which are owned by a subsidiary of Anywhere Advisors LLC and franchised offi ces which are independently 
owned and operated. The Coldwell Banker System fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act.
38 Years of Combined Experience Representing Buyers and SellersSERIOUS BUYERS are staying in town waiting for their dream home to hit the market.
Most likely, your home is worth much more than you think. We will provide you with a 
comprehensive analysis of your home’s value and guide you through the Selling process. 
With High Demand and Low Inventory the market is very competitive.
BUYERS, we will guide you through the process of writing a strong o er. Your o ermust be the strongest to win in this multiple o er market. Let’s meet for co ee or lunchto discuss how we can help you achieve your 2023 Real Estate Goals. 
Call Us Today! We will get you where you want to be…HOME!
Are you ready to enter the Summer Housing Market?
PASADENA $4,100/Mo 
2 beds 2.5 ba 1,737 sf TownhomeSANTA MARIA $134,900 
2 bed 2 ba 1,344sf Mobile HomeSIERRA MADRE $3,200/Mo2 beds 1 ba 924 sf Home. 
626.355.1451c21village.comLIC# 02119245Serving the Community since 1980FOR SALEFOR LEASEFOR LEASE

Useful Reference Links

Mountain Views News 80 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. #327 Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Office: 626.355.2737 Fax: 626.604.4548