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The June 1st edition of this paper will be dedicated to the Class of 2024! In order to be included, please send your graduates picture, full name, age and school. 

The Class of 2024 - tomorrow's leaders - deserve to be honored! Send to: Subject: Class of 2024

SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2024 

VOLUME 18 NO. 18VOLUME 18 NO. 18

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A Flag Raised In His Honor:


OneLegacy, a non-profit organization that saves and heals 
lives through organ, eye and tissue donation, comforts the 
families we serve, and inspires our communities to Donate 
Life. On Tuesday, they honored Duson who was the recipient 
of a kidney transplant in 2022. 

Fire Engineer Duson's journey embodies resilience and 
dedication. In May 2014 Markus began his career with the 
SMFD, where he played a pivotal role in its transition from 
a volunteer to career department in 2019. Rising through the 
ranks from Firefighter to Paramedic to Engineer, Markus’ 
commitment shone brightly.

Amidst his professional strides, a health challenge emerged. 
Despite the early stages of kidney failure discovered during a 
routine physical exam, Markus remained undeterred. Placed 
on the UNOS transplant list, his condition necessitated 
peritoneal dialysis. Yet, with unwavering support from his 
loved ones and colleagues, he persevered, continuing his 
duties with fortitude.

In December 2022, Markus and his family received a life-
altering gift — a kidney transplant. Enduring a challenging 
recovery, he found strength in the love of his wife, Corina, 
their three young sons—Ryland, Radley, and Rayden—his 
sister Chantal, and mother-in-law Mica. Supported by his 
medical teams at Kaiser and UCLA, as well as his Sierra Madre Fire Department family, Markus returned to his passion in April 2023.

Markus and his family radiate gratitude for the selfless act that transformed their lives. Through one family's sacrifice, they received the ultimate 
gift of life, a testament to the power of resilience and community support. To learn more about ONE LEGACY, go to: 

Photo by S.Henderson/MVNews

DESIGN By Kevin McGuire

The Community Services Commission provided some guidance and direction 
on the design options for the three-acre public park to be built as part of the 
Meadows Project on the grounds shared by the Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat 

During the Special Meeting held on Thursday, April 25, 2024, in City Council 
Chambers, the Commission not only gave their input but also heard from several 
community members and former Planning Commissioners who served during 
the many months of negotiations with developers New Urban West, who gave a 
presentation on the design options of the public park.

The park was included in those negotiations as an incentive for Sierra Madre 
to approve the development project, which involves the construction of 42 
residential houses. Community members opposed to the project unsuccessfully 
fought against this plan. However, after tense negotiations and a failed election 
initiative, The Meadows at Bailey Canyon was finally approved after the May 9, 
2023 Special Election. 

Jonathan Frankel, Vice President of Forward Planning for New Urban West, 
appeared for the 19th public meeting about The Meadows (cont. page 3) 

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From: The City of Sierra Madre, Community Services Commission




Notice is hereby given that on May 20, 2024, at 5:30 PM, or soon 
thereafter, the Sierra Madre Community Services Commission will 
conduct a public meeting, to receive feedback and comments from the 
public on amenities and design of a new 3-acre public park at 700 N. 
Sunnyside Avenue to be constructed and funded by the developer.

The Community Services Commission will discuss design options and 
alternatives for this passive public park.

On September 27, 2022, the Sierra Madre City Council unanimously 
approved an application to develop approximately 17 acres of vacant 
land at 700 N. Sunnyside Avenue, including a new 3-acre public park 
to be constructed and funded by the developer of the project. As part 
of the approval, the City Council guaranteed that the public will be 
provided with an opportunity to submit comments and feedback on the 
amenities within future park space

The Meadows project includes the construction of 42 single family 
residences, a 3-acre public park, permanent preservation of 35 acres of 
hillside open space, water conservation, and other vital City services. 


City of Sierra Madre Community Commission meeting; Monday, May 
20, 2024 (begins at 5:30 p.m.) will take place at the City of Sierra 
Madre City Council Chambers located at City Hall 232 W. Sierra 
Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre 

All interested persons may attend this meeting and the Community 
Services Commission will hear them with respect thereto. 

The Brown Act provides the public with an opportunity to make public 
comments at any public meeting. As an alternative, public comment 
may also be made by e-mail to: PublicComment@CityofSierraMadre.
com by 3:00PM on the day of the meeting. Emails will be acknowledged 
at the meeting and filed into public record. 



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