Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 8, 2024

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Mountain Views News Saturday, June 8, 2024

Weather Wise


by Deanne Davis

6-Day Forecast Sierra Madre, Ca.

Have you ever had a day when you had about 19 different 
things you should be doing, but you just can’t seem to get 
started? For instance, I need to sit down with my checkbook 
and send a bunch of people some money. Well, I looked 
at that stack of stuff and decided to have another cup of 
coffee and look at the newspaper instead. I discovered that 
on this particular day in 1919 Congress gave women the 
right to vote when it adopted the 19th Amendment to the 
U.S. Constitution. I also discovered that on this particular 
day in 1937, Oklahoma grocer Sylvan Goldman publicly 
introduced the world’s first shopping cart, an invention 
of his that allowed shoppers to purchase more (way more!) 
than traditional hand-carry baskets. 

An interesting thing I discovered some years ago when 
John and I visited the Costa Del Sol area of Spain and 
went to their huge super-mercado: The shopping cart 
could only be accessed when you put a coin in it. When 
you returned it, you got your coin back. Nobody had to 
go all over the parking lot and retrieve the carts. Brilliant!

Continuing not doing what I should be doing, which 
includes cleaning my bathroom, I discovered that on this 
particular day in 1946, President Harry Truman signed 
into law the National School Lunch Act, which provides 
healthy lunches at schools in the U.S. each day at no cost 
or low cost. 

Also on this day, Singer, Michelle Phillips, (remember the 
Mamas & The Papas) turns 80 and Angelina Jolie turns 

Continuing to fill this blank page instead of doing what 
I should be doing, which includes putting citrus food 
on my lemon and orange trees, here’s information on 
the full moon for this month: It’s called the Strawberry 
Moon and will best be seen on June 21st. June’s full 
moon - typically the last full moon of spring or the first 
of summer – has traditionally been called the Strawberry 
Moon. While strawberries certainly are a reddish-pink 
color and are roundish in shape, the origin of the name 
Strawberry Moon has nothing to do with the Moon’s hue 
or appearance. For the first time since 1985, the full moon 
happens precisely on the summer solstice when the sun is 
highest up.

OK, you’re saying, go clean the bathroom! Here’s 
something else I read: A mother once asked Albert 
Einstein how to raise a child to become a genius. Einstein’s 
advice was to read fairy tales to the child. “And after 
that?” the mother asked. “Read the child more fairy tales,” 
Einstein replied, adding that what a scientist most needs 
is a curious imagination.

“Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” 
Teddy Roosevelt

Which is pretty much what I’m doing today. After I finished 
the paper, half a meatloaf sandwich and another cup of 
coffee, I continued to avoid responsibility by turning on 
the TV. The 1994 movie, “Forrest Gump” had just started 
so I stuck around for that, and remembered what a good 
movie that is. “Life is like a box of chocolates…you never 
know what you’re going to get.” This is certainly true. You 
never know when you go to Facebook you’ll find that a 
friend of many years has passed away, which I found out 
this morning. 

The picture today is granddaughter, Emily Brown, still 
visiting her Auntie Leah there in Sierra Madre. They had 
coffee at JPG Coffee on Sierra Madre Blvd. a day or so ago 
and Emily got a beautiful latte with a heart designed in 
foam. They have taken the train to Chinatown and the 
reason for this picture is the inscription Emily is standing 
by, which you probably won’t be able to read: Wishing all 
who pass through here a lifetime of happiness.

We are all so delighted with the choices for July 4th Grand 
Marshall and Hometown Hero. These two, Helen Reece 
and Sandy Duvall of Shabby Dog and Sierra Fitness and 
Pilates are super people and I can’t think of anyone who 
would be a better choice. I cannot believe Helen Reece is 
100 years old. She will look absolutely stunning riding in 
our 4th of July parade. 

The coverage of all our graduates was so nice to see. These 
young people are our future, folks. 

“And so the adventure begins. This is the beginning of 
everything you want. Once you become fearless, life 
becomes limitless. What feels like the end is only the 

My book page: Deanne Davis

Where you’ll find the Emma Gainsworth Kindle 

Along with other goodies like “A Treasure Map, A 
Drunken Owl

And 47 Rattlers in A Bag” True Tales of Early California

 Sun Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s 

 Mon: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s 

 Tues: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s 

 Wed: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s

 Thur: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s 

 Fri: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s

Forecasts courtesy of the National Weather Service




June 11, 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 


Thursday, June 13, 2024 – 6:30PM at The City Hall Council Chambers – 232 W Sierra Madre Blvd.

Saturday, June 22, 2024 – 2:00PM at The City Hall Council Chambers – 232 W Sierra Madre Blvd.

The Sierra Madre Public Library wants to hear from you on the future direction of the Library. 

With a renovated building on the horizon, we want to know how does the Sierra Madre community want to utilize that 
remodeled building? Tell us what you enjoy about the Library and what would you like to see and/or do at the Library. 
Let us know where we should focus our future efforts. 

Be heard at the City Hall Council Chambers on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30pm or on Saturday, June 22 at 2:00pm. The 
upcoming Thursday, June 13 Town Hall Meeting will be livestreamed and recorded for your convenience. Call the 
Library at (626) 355-7186 for more information.







The City of Sierra Madre, invites Qualifications from General Contractors. This is a General Construction Project pursuant to Public 
Contract Code Section 20101. Response to this Request of Qualifications is the first step in a two-phase procurement process. 

Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) shall be submitted electronically at, Project Code 862840. Hard copies will not 
be accepted by Projectdog Inc. or by the Awarding Authority. Tutorials and instructions are available online at If 
a user does not have an account 

Request for Pre-Qualification (RFQ) documents are available online at Enter Project Code 862840 in the project 
locator box and select “Acquire Documents” to download documents. Respondents must have an active online account on www.Projectdog.
com to acquire documents, receive notifications, and to submit pre-qualification Questionnaires electronically. 

Respondents shall upload and submit their completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaire at Hard copies will not 
be accepted by the Awarding Authority. Tutorials and instructions are available online at Click here to download 
the Projectdog E-Bid Supplement. For assistance, contact Projectdog, Inc. at 978.499.9014, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET.

Estimated Cost: $8,000,000

Contact Information

Name: Natalie Hazard, The Vertex Companies, Inc.

Phone: 714-465-6010 

Email Address:



City Library rehabilitation and expansion project. Existing library interior retrofit to accommodate current programs, staffing needs and meet 
ADA standards. Upgrades to building envelope to meet Title 24 and improve envelope efficiency including insulation, roofing membrane, 
efficiency opening systems (storefronts, doors and windows). At south elevation, the Sierra Madre Library will be expanded 41 ft or approximately 
3,000 SF per floor. Existing structure to stay in place and be prepared for expansion tie-in The site layout, driveways and sidewalks will be 
updated as required to meet ADA standards and the parking lot will be reconfigured. Repairs to existing exterior façade and planters as required. 
New landscaping throughout the site.

Renovation and Addition over 12 months.


Requests for GC Qualifications will be available Saturday, 6/08/24 at 10:00am via, Project Code 862840

Submission Deadline:

Friday, 6/24/24 at 1:00pm.

Only prequalified contracting firms will be permitted to submit bids for the category of work in which they were prequalified. The 
Owner’s Project Manager is The Vertex Companies, LLC. and the Project Designer is TSK Architects.

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