Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 24, 2024

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Saturday, February 24, 2024 

Weather Wise


by Deanne Davis

6-Day Forecast Sierra Madre, Ca.

Sun Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s 

 Mon: Rain (50%) Hi 60s Lows 50s 

 Tues: Ptly Cldy Hi 60s Lows 50s 

 Wed: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s

 Thur: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s 

 Fri: Ptly Cldy Hi 60s Lows 50s

Forecasts courtesy of the National Weather Service




FEBRUARY 27, 2024 5:30pm


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COVID-19 transparency efforts and The 
Brown Act provides the public with an opportunity 
to make public comments at any public 
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Access Channel 3 (Spectrum)..

“Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms.” Alyssa 

“You can’t have a rainbow without a little (or a lot) of rain.”

“A rainbow is a promise of sunshine after rain, of calm after 

of joy after sadness, of peace after pain, of love after loss.”

All this rain has made me think about rainbows, especially 
after granddaughter, Nicole, sent me this fabulous one she saw 
on her way to work at Sea World. “You can’t see rainbows if 
you’re looking down!” Rainbows brought to mind our friend 
Noah, who saw the very first rainbow. You remember Noah 
was the only person on the entire earth at one time who wasn’t 
making God furious. In fact, Noah, being a pleasure to God 
was asked to do a little job for Him, i.e., build an ark the size 
of a football field, gather up two of every kind of beast, bird 
and bug and load them into this ark. So, he did. God then had 
Noah and all his family get on board. God shut the door. And 
it rained. And it rained. Forty days and nights it rained. You 
think you’ve felt cooped up at home with all this rain? Let’s 
hear from Noah about just how long they were inside the ark 
with no TV, no books, no iTunes, just each other and all those 

Go ahead, Noah…we’re anxious to hear.

“Forty days! Everybody always thinks it was just forty days. 
We could have held our breath for forty days! But there was a 
lot more to it than that. Listen! God shut the door and we had 
forty days of non-stop rain. Then we floated for another 150 
days while the water started going down and finally we landed 
on a mountaintop. Three months later…So that’s 40 days and 
150 days, 190 days already, then three months more for 280 
days. Forty more days and I open a window and throw out a 
bird. Gone! Vanished! So I tried a smarter bird, a dove. She 
couldn’t find anyplace to land so back she comes and we’re 
at 320 days. I give it another week and toss her out again. So, 
320 days and a couple more weeks brings us to 334 days. 29 
days later we look out and the water is gone. So, 334 days and 
29 days brings us to 363 days but the place is total mud. Eight 
weeks of waiting for dry ground, which is another 56 days, 
which brings us to a total of 419 days! I never wanted to see 
water again!”

God brought his faithful, obedient Noah out of the ark and 
promised he would never destroy the land like that again. He 
made a promise, a covenant with Noah…

“I’ll send a rainbow, a sign of peace with men.

I’ll send a rainbow, to show my love again.

When clouds fill the sky, it’s a shower going by.

When raindrops fall, sunshine’s coming after all.

Look for the rainbow, my sign of peace with men.

I’ll make the rain go…and show my love again.”

Spring is definitely coming, friends and neighbors!

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’” 

Robin Williams

“Spring has returned. The earth is like a child rejoicing in the 
sun.” “In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of 
weather inside of 24 hours.” Mark Twain

If you look really closely at trees that look totally and 
completely dead as a doornail, you will see tiny hard buds at 
the end of the branches.

Dead as a doornail. What on earth does that mean? We all 
say it so I thought I’d check with Wikipedia and here’s what 
they have to say: “One plausible explanation is that doors were 
built using only wood boards and hand-forged nails. The 
nails were long enough to nail the vertical wooden panels and 
horizontal stretcher boards securely together so they would 
not easily pull apart. This was accomplished by pounding the 
protruding point of the nail over and down into the wood. A 
nail that was bent in this fashion – and thus not easily pulled 
out – was said to be ‘dead.’ Hence, dead as a doornail. There 
now, next time somebody wants to play Trivia, you’ve got a 
nifty little fact.

Anyway, plants that were brown will be sprouting green 
leaves. Sierra Madre will never look more beautiful. Snow on 
our personal mountains, camellias blooming in many yards, 
daffodils starting to poke spikey green things out of the 
ground. Sunshine will soon abound and we will be thinking 
of planting some petunias. See, just reading about flowers 
will make you smile and smiling frequently leads to laughter. 
Which I’m all in favor of.

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” Charlie Chaplin.

“Always find a reason to laugh. It may not add years to your 

 but will surely add life to your years.”

“You don’t stop laughing because you grow older, you grow 

because you stop laughing.” Maurice Chevalier

Laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts your 
mood, diminishes pain and protects you from the effects of 
stress. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hope, connects 
you to others and keeps you grounded, focused and alert. Also 
helps you release anger and forgive sooner.

That might possibly mean that when somebody cuts you off 
on the freeway, if you can laugh instead of shaking your fist at 
them, you’ll feel better.

This week, look for emerging signs of spring and laugh a lot! 

My book page: Deanne Davis

Lent is here, which means Easter is on its way.

“The Crown” a story about what could have happened to 

The Crown of Thorns that pierced Jesus’ brow,

is now an actual book, in addition to a Kindle book.

“The Crown” will enrich your Easter experience.


Free on-air publicity for local events

 Sierra Madre’s EMERGENCY radio station is now accepting scripts for 
Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about community events. PSAs 
will be broadcast on the air at no charge. The station operates 24/7 and can 
be heard at 1630 on the AM dial.

 Any local non-profit or non-commercial organization can have their 
event information broadcast to the public on Sierra Madre Community 
Information Radio. The station covers the city of Sierra Madre, plus 
surrounding areas of Pasadena, Arcadia, and Monrovia. 

Your event must:

• Benefit a non-commercial or non-profit entity
• Be open to the public
• Be of general interest to local citizens

write a Public Service Announcement that describes your event and 
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