Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 30, 2024

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Saturday, March 30, 2024 

Weather Wise


by Deanne Davis

6-Day Forecast Sierra Madre, Ca.

“Do not abandon yourself to despair. We are the Easter 
people and Hallelujah is our song.”

Pope John Paul II

“The great gift of Easter is Hope – Hope that makes us 
have that confidence in God, in His ultimate triumph, 
and in His goodness and love, which nothing can shake.” 
Basil Hume

Tomorrow is Easter, friends and neighbors, a time of 
celebration and joy. What Easter is really about is the 
fact that the stone was rolled away and there was an 
empty tomb. As the angel said, “He is not here. He is 
risen!” This is the amazing concept upon which many of 
us base our lives. A lot of us, including me, will still be 
live-streaming our Easter service, but, as always, it will 
be the most meaningful day ever.

Yes, we might have brunch reservations and be thinking 
thoughts of eggs benedict and a mimosa. But we might 
also still be remembering the Good Friday service 
that made us think long and hard about what actually 
happened the three days before Easter.

I’ve been remembering a wonderful, peaceful, reflective 
time walking through the stations of the cross with John 
up at Mater Dolorosa on a foggy morning and seeing 
deer wandering through the trees, sitting down for a few 
minutes on one of the benches and just ‘being still and 
knowing that He is God.’

The week after Easter is kind of a hard one. April 1st 
would have been our 57th wedding anniversary. John 
is celebrating in heaven and I have been blessed with 
flowers blooming everywhere I look. Glorious orange, 
white, yellow. The oleanders are covered with pink 
blossoms, buds are bursting with new flowers and the 
world is beautiful after all the rain. It will also be my 
birthday and my grandson, Brady’s, birthday later this 
week. We share the same day. I’m ignoring mine and 
hoping everyone else I know will, too, while celebrating 
Brady to the max! He’s 9 and, this year, instead of the 
usual Roblox gift card, he wanted a camera. I love taking 
pictures, granddaughter, Emily, who is 13, is quite an 
accomplished photographer and now Brady is joining 
the photography fan club!

The stores are filled with Easter lilies, Peeps abound, 
enormous chocolate bunnies fill the shelves of the candy 
aisle at our supermarket; I’ve been given several chocolate 
caramel eggs – my Easter guilty pleasure. There are 
Easter egg hunts all over the San Gabriel Valley and, 
as always, the Sierra Madre Professional Firefighter's 
Association is hosting the annual Easter Egg Hunt today 
in Memorial Park. It starts at 10 and be prepared to hunt 
for golden eggs and egg-stra special prizes The Easter 
Bunny will be there, too, so bring your camera.

Let me say it again, tomorrow is Easter! He is risen! He 
is risen, indeed! I hope this poem will help you see that 
first Easter through the eyes of Jesus’ friends. Their 
world had just been completely upended, but joy was on 
the way!


Before dawn…Easter Sunday…The sky was gray…The 

world was hushed…

The women walked toward a tomb,

Jars of spices in their hands,

To tend the One, the One Who died, crucified that 

The women walked, Mary Magdalene and another.

They walked and wondered, who would roll away the 

They stopped to rest, await the day, sad eyes filled with 

Sorrow for the One Who died, crucified that Friday.

Another dawn, another day, what did it matter anyway?

The one who loved her as she was, who changed her 
life, was gone.

They raised their eyes to see the sky, streaks of pink and 

And then they saw the guards were gone.

The stone was rolled away!

The grief they’d felt since Friday, like the stone, was 
rolled away.

They grabbed those jars of spices and running like a 

Climbed that hill to tend their Lord.

Before dawn on Sunday.

They looked inside that borrowed tomb, petrified with 

An angel sat there on the stone, clothed in brilliant 

“I know the One you seek,” he said, “Jesus, crucified.

He is not here, he’s risen! He’s risen, as he said.

Now go! And tell the others, He’s risen as he said.

Look not for the living, here among the dead!

He is not here, He’s risen, risen as He said.”

Joy broke free and hope broke free, 

Before dawn that first Easter Sunday.

May this Easter bring you closer to the Risen Lord than 
ever before and may joy and hope break free within you, 
too, as you celebrate the One Who is risen.

My book page: Deanne Davis

Easter is here and “The Crown,”

My story about what happened to that crown of thorns

Is now a real book in addition to a Kindle! 

Sun Rain Hi 60s Lows 50s 

 Mon: Ptly Cldy Hi 60s Lows 50s 

 Tues: Sunny Hi 60s Lows 50s 

 Wed: Sunny Hi 60s Lows 50s

 Thur: Sunny Hi 60s Lows 50s 

 Fri: Rain Hi 60s Lows 50s

Forecasts courtesy of the National Weather Service




APRIL 9, 2024 5:30pm


As part of the City of Sierra Madre’s 

COVID-19 transparency efforts and The 
Brown Act provides the public with an opportunity 
to make public comments at any 
public meeting. Public comment may also be 
made by e-mail to PublicComment@CityofSierraMadre.
com by 3:00 p.m. on the day of 
the meeting. 

Emails will be acknowledged at the Council 
meeting and filed into public record. The 
public may also comment in person at the 

The meetings will be streamed live on Foothills 
Media website at 
and broadcast on Government 

Access Channel 3 (Spectrum)..


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 
e-mail it to 


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.

Sunday, March 17

Suspicious Circumstances/Warrant Arrest

At approximately 3:00 PM, officers responded to a call 
regarding a suspect going through residential mailboxes at the 
intersection of Michillinda Ave and Ramona. Officers located 
and detained the suspect pending further investigation. 
Investigation revealed the suspect was in possession of a stolen 
debit card and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. 
Subject arrested.

Monday, March 18 Felony Battery

At approximately 5:20 PM, a victim entered the police lobby 
and reported that a co-worker had assaulted him resulting 
in serious injuries. Officers conducted a follow-up to the 
crime location, but were unable to locate the suspect. Later, 
Detectives conducted a follow-up and arrested the suspect.

Wednesday, March 20 Theft of Mail

At approximately 5:30 PM, officers responded to the 200 block 
of North Mountain Trail Ave for theft of US mail. Investigation 
revealed that unknown suspect(s) removed US mail from the 
victim’s unlocked mailbox and fled the scene. The US Postal 
Inspector will investigate.

Friday, March 22 Possession of Narcotics/Stolen Trailer

At approximately 5:00 PM, officers responded to a call of an 
abandoned trailer parked on the street for two-days in the 200 
block of Grove St. Officers investigation revealed the trailer 
had was reported stolen in San Bernardino County. While 
at scene, two unknown subjects approached officers, one of 
them claiming to own the stolen trailer. Officers detained both 
subjects pending further investigation. Both were cited and 
released in the field, one subject was arrested for the stolen 
trailer and second subject for being in possession of a controlled 


Join the Sierra Madre Police Department Reserve Unit and volunteer just 16 hours a month. We are looking for qualified 
applicants who have graduated a CA POST Police Academy as a level two or one. How much time would you volunteer?

The Sierra Madre Police Department Reserve Unit are a vital and integral link in the operational structure of the Department. 
Reserve Officers enable the City to afford necessary support services that would otherwise not be economically feasible.

Reserves supplement normal manpower in the performance of law enforcement duties and provide a personnel resource in a 
time of disaster or major emergency.

Sierra Madre Reserve Officers proudly wear the Sierra Madre Police Department uniform, working with regular officers in a 
variety of capacities:

•Solo Patrol duty (Level 1 only)

•Second officer in a car

•Assist in arrests

•Take reports

•Traffic control

•Plain clothes assignments

•Narcotics task force

•Special events/assignments


Oral interview examination

Extensive background check

Polygraph examination

Medical examination

Psychological examination

For Information about joining the Sierra Madre Police Department Reserves contact the Reserve Coordinator, Detective 
Sergeant Charles Kamchamnan (626) 355-1414 or Applications are accepted on a 
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