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Inside this Week:

SM Community Calendar:

Sierra Madre:
Walking SM … The Social Side
SM Calendar of Events

Pasadena – Altadena:

Altadena · So. Pasadena · San Marino:
San Marino Events & Programming
Letter to the Editor

Arcadia · Monrovia · Duarte:
Arcadia Police Blotter

Around The San Gabriel Valley:
Black History Month

V O T E ! :

Food, Drink & More:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
In the Kitchen
The Tasting Room

Education & Youth:
Newspaper Fun!

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

The Good Life:
Out to Pastor
Senior Happenings

Now That's Rich
Tom Purcell
Stuart Tolchin On …
The Funnies

Legal Notices (1):

Legal Notices (2):

Sports & More:
Huddle Up!
Fitness for Life
The Funnies

Support Your Local Businesses:

F. Y. I. :

Jeff Brown
Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Harvey Hyde
Rich Johnson
Gustavo Lira
Christopher Nyerges
Michele Silence
Rev. James L. Snyder
Stuart Tolchin

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ON SATURDAY FEB 24th around 920am – courtesy 
of a U.S. Coast Guard flyover, this year’s Opening 
Day Ceremonies will leave an even more magic, 
joyful memory in hearts of local youth Baseball and 
Softball families.

Local police and fire departments are regularly invited 
to Opening Day ceremonies by each neighborhood 
league - to help provide safety, to allow families to 
thank them for their service, and also to make our 
kids feel special as their season begins. The occasional 
joke is made about getting a federal armed forces 
flyover, but league officials know that their individual 
leagues do not present a large enough audience to divert 
regional military forces away from their regular drills 
and duties. 

This year a collaboration began between leagues across 
San Gabriel Valley, to syncronize many Opening Day 
ceremonies along one potential flight path, and in so 
doing present a stadium-sized crowd that might qualify 
for military flyover approval. 

The Chain of Command 

US Coast Guard Leiutenant Commander Matt Marler, now 
stationed in North Carolina, is a former Sierra Madre Little League 
Dad whose local presented him the idea early this month. Seeing 
the goodwill potential for so many families, he immediately 
contacted West Coast Command in San Francisco, where LT Zach 
Groce also loved the idea and quickly helped to gain approval for 
this Saturday’s deployment of their iconic red rescue chopper to our 
region. In the final days approaching the flyover, league contacts 
have been coordinating directly with LT Daniel Whitaker to 
synchronize visits and to learn who the crew will be that morning 
so each crowd can cheer for them personally

Benefitting Leagues along the Flight Path

Flying out of the Ventura Airbase, the Coast Guard chopper will 
first drop in on East Altadena Little League during their ceremonies 
at Longfellow Elementary. Pasadena American Little League will 
get their exciting show next at Hamiton Park, and from there the 
airship will proceed to visit Sierra Madre Little League, Santa Anita 
Little League in Arcadia, Walnut Girls Softball, and then circle 
back to visit Arcadia American Little League.

Where it all Started

Interestingly, this idea originated within the Board at Sierra 
Madre Girls Softball, a league whose Opening Day on Sunday will 
actually miss the flyover. Brooke Gomez is now President of this 
league who has become a leader in the region. She shared, “We 
knew our unusual Opening Day would not match up with enough 
local leagues to be able to participate this year. What matters is 
we created a formula that brought many leagues together around a 
common goal, and we certainly could not have done it without the 
brave men and women protecting our country.”

Opening Day Parades this Saturday and Sunday (Come Support 

Sierra Madre Little League’s new President is Cory Marquez, 
who greatly anticipates the big day ahead; “Since both SMLL and 
SMGSA are seeing record participation, we unfortunately cannot 
fit our ceremonies together on Heasley at the same time. But our 
leagues are in closer collaboration and friendship than ever before, 
teaming up on community projects not only to make things better 
at Heasley Field - we have improvements underway benefitting 
youth all across town. This flyover is just one example of fantastic 
things we share both ways.”


Sierra Madre Little League’s Opening Day Parade will kick off 
Saturday Morning at 8am, while Sierra Madre Softball will have 
theirs on Sunday morning at the same time. According to tradition, 
all of the players will jump into their decorated team trucks in the 
lot behind Taylor’s Market. From there the team trucks play music 
as the players wave to friends, family and neighbors as they roll 
down Sierra Madre Boulevard to Heasley field. 

The Sierra Madre Girls Softball ceremony will be attended by Mayor 
Kelly Kriebs and perennial supporters of both Leagues Mountain 
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SMLL and SMGSA are each respected leaders in the region for 
inspiring sportsmanship, preparation habits, skills of the sport, and 
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Walking Sierra Madre Page 3

Pasadena News Page 4

Altadena/San Marino News Page 5

'Arcadia/Monrovia News Page 6

Around San Gabriel Valley Page 7

Food, Drink & Fun Page 9

 Peter Dills The Tasting Room 

 In The Kitchen and more

Education & Youth Page 10

Best Friends & More Page 11

 Christopher Nyerges

The Good Life Page 12

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 Out To Pastor

Opinion Page 13

 Stuart Tolchin Rich Johnson 

Legal Notices Page 14


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