Mountain Views News, Combined edition

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Inside this Week:

Shop Local:

Sierra Madre:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
Walking SM … The Social Side
Sierra Madre Police Blotter

SM Community Calendar:
SM Calendar of Events

Pasadena – Altadena:

Local City News:
Arcadia Police Blotter

Around The San Gabriel Valley:
L.A. Covid-19 Update

Support Your Local Businesses:

Education & Youth:

Best Friends:
Christopher Nyerges
Pet of the Week
Katnip News!

The Good Life:
Family Matters
Out to Pastor
Senior Happenings

Peter Funt
Dick Polman
Stuart Tolchin On …
The Funnies

Opinion / Legals:

F. Y. I. :

Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Marc Garlett
Christopher Nyerges
Rev. James Snyder
Stuart Tolchin

Recent Issues:
Issue 34
Issue 33
Issue 32
Issue 31
Issue 30
Issue 29
Issue 28
Issue 27
Issue 26
Issue 25
Issue 24

MVNews Archive:  Page 1

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VOLUME 14 NO. 35



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Covid 19 has required everyone to make adjustments in the way we live, worship, socialize, communicate and 
learn. Many have come to the realization that the best way to 'cope' is to create alternative means of doing the same 
things. Most have found new ways to teach, communicate, exercise, worship and much more by utilizing the technology 
at our fingertips.. One such 'alternative way' of engaging the community was presented by the SMPD and 
city hall staff during the pandemic this week over Zoom. SMPD Chief Rodrick Armalin created Sierra Madre's 
first Public Safety Week! and for five consecutive days community members, in surroundings of their own choosing, 
were able to participate in an interactive virtual workshop on a wide range of topics.

 The program included:

 Monday: SMPD Chief Rodrick Armalin – "Keeping Our Community Safe"

 Tuesday: LA County Department Mental Health - Dr. Nicolas Beliz - "Mental Health and the Pandemic"

 Wednesday: Pasadena Humane Society Outreach - Coordinator Michelle Holbrook / Department of Fish and Wildlife - Biologist Rebecca Barboza - "Living with Bears and other Wildlife

 Thursday: Sierra Madre Search and Rescue – President Barbara Fortini - "Hiking Safety and Precautions when out in Nature and

 Friday: Sierra Madre Fire Department Chief Brent Bartlett and Captain Rich Snyder - "Fire Safety and You."

Each one hour session included PowerPoint presentations and allowed attendees to 'chat' with presenters and/or staff during the Question and 
Answer period. The program was an exciting alternative to our National Night Out one day event that was held annually prior to the pandemic.

 When asked for his feedback on the event, Armalin said, "We want to thank all the staff and outstanding speakers who graciously gave their time 
and effort to not only give very excellent presentations, but also answer direct questions from community members. 

 To the many citizens of Sierra Madre and other cities who joined in, thank you! Your participation and input helped make each presentation informative 
and interesting. We sincerely hope you enjoyed and received useful information each day. We look forward to next year’s Public Safety 
Week, and have plans on expanding the presentations/events offered. Everyone please stay safe and healthy!" S. Henderson/MVNews

SMPD Chief Rodrick Armalin

Special Op Ed

AMENDMENT Diane Sands, Sierra Madre, CA

Around Sierra Madre


561 Woodland Dr, Sierra Madre, CA 91024 · ~11.4 mi

(626) 355-4534

One hundred years ago this week the Nineteenth Amendment to the United 
States Constitution became law. American women had won the vote! The Suffrages 
had won! The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be 
denied or abridged by the United States on or by any state on account of sex. 

In 2019, I started gearing up to participate in celebrations here in Southern 
California. I purchased a white Victorian suit with a white Victorian hat, and 
added a "Votes for Women" sash – purple, gold, and white – to my outfit. A 
few replica buttons of campaign pins of the period and I was set.

Then Covid-19 set in and celebrations for the most part were cancelled. We 
saw the float in the Rose Parade on New Year's Day, and that was about it. Oh, 
there were the occasional Zoom events online, but the idea of a comradery of 
women all together would not happen.

I convinced myself that I would (mask and all) take myself down to Kersting 
Court dressed in my finery, and carry a celebratory sign and sing suffrage 
songs from the Suffragist campaign.

Then it hit home, and I became too ashamed to celebrate. Why? The fact that 
the Nineteenth Amendment gave the vote to white women only. Not all of our 
sisters got the vote this day 100 years ago.

It is true that the Nineteenth Amendment granted American women the 
right to vote in 1920, but African-American women (and men) faced such 
discriminatory Jim Crow era voting policies and other voting intimidations, 
that most of them did not even attempt to go to the polls. Literacy tests, paying 
a tax to cast a ballot, white-only primaries, making a white person vouch for 
them – the inhumanity was palpable. Not until the historic Voting Rights Act 
of 1965 were barriers of discrimination removed and outlawed, allowing our 
black sisters to go to the polls.

Native-Americans were finally granted US citizenship in 1924 (unbelievably) 
which allowed them to vote. However, the caveat was that they could only vote 
if they were not living on a reservation or enrolled in a tribe. So much for our 
Native-American sisters being granted the vote in 1920.

In addition, our Asian-American sisters did not fare much better. The McCarren-
Walter Act of 1952 finally lifted the restrictions on Asian-Americans 
becoming naturalized citizens, and thus they could vote. The voting Rights 
Act of 1965 gave them further protections. Where was their right of my sisters 
to vote in 1920?

This is a simplified version of the true Women's Suffrage movement. Along 
the way there were many heroes and heroines involved in the fight for all races 
and nationalities. You should look into the history of it all and be impressed 
and outraged.

Nevertheless, it is a sad truth that the majority of the original Suffragists did 
not advocate for giving the vote to African-Americans or Native-Americans 
or Chinese-Americans. Only white Americans.

Now at this divisive time in our history, we have seen the Voting Rights Act 
of 1965 weakened in a 2013 Supreme Court decision. We have seen the old 
discriminations come back with a vengeance.

As a white woman, especially one who grew up in the '50s and '60s, I can no 
longer celebrate the Nineteenth Amendment this year with a clear conscience. 
I am ashamed that my race got the vote 100 years ago, but my minority sisters 
did not. 

Please reflect on that as the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment 
is here.


On August 26,, 2020 the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce 
with the assistance of the City of Sierra Madreand the 
American Red Cross held its second blood drive since the 
pandemic began. According to Chamber Vice President and 
Event chair Carol Canterbury the goal for the drive was 28 
pints of blood. The total collected was 36 pints.

 At the previous drive held in June, 25 pints were donated.

Plans are pending for additional Blood Drives in the near 

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