Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 20, 2021

MVNews this week:  Page 3

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The Friends of the Sierra Madre Public Library are making 
plans for their upcoming Drive-Thru Used Book Sale. It will 
be held on Saturday, April 3, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the 
parking lot behind the library. The address of the library is 
440 West Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. 

There will be pre-packaged books in the following genres: History, Biography, Cooking, Non-
Fiction, Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Children’s, and Young Adults. Each full bag contains 7-10 
books and costs only $5.00 each! Enter the parking lot from Sierra Madre Blvd. and drove 
to the friendly volunteer who will take your order. Then proceed to the container on the lot 
where masked and gloved helpers will put your books inside your car. No need to get out! 
Exit on Mariposa Ave. 

The proceeds from our sales are used only to support the acquisitions, services, and programs 
of the Sierra Madre Public Library. Help support our much-loved library by attending on 
April 3. 


March 7, 2021 to March 13, 2021 
During this period the Sierra Madre Police Department responded 
to 178 calls for service 

Sometime between Sunday 3-7-21 at 12:30PM and Monday, 3-8-21 at 
10:11AM an unknown person(s) used a cutting tool to cut a p ortion 

metal gate at 700 N. Sunnyside Ave. causing permanent damage. Case to Detectives 

Burglary from a Vehicle 
During the overnight hours on 3-8-21 in the 500 block of Foothill Ave. unknown person(s) made 
entry into two vehicles, parked in their respective driveways and ransacked both, with a scooter taken 
from one of the vehicles. Case to Detectives 

Officers responded to a call on 3-9-21 at 5:01PM in the 00 block of W. Sierra Madre Blvd. regarding 
a male who was seen drinking alcohol in a public place. The male was also heard yelling and causing 
a disturbance in the area. The subject was arrested for public intoxication and public urination then 
taken to Pasadena Jail. Case to DA’s office 


by Deanne Davis 

“Much needed relaxation is in your 

Well, how nice, you’re thinking. I’m 
thinking that, too. Went to P F Chang’s 
a few days ago for dumplings, and a Mai 
Tai. Just needed them! And that was my 
fortune cookie. Actually, my current 
form of relaxation is pulling weeds. 
Spring rains have been wonderful and 
they come filled with weed seeds, which 
are sprouting gaily all over my front 
and back yards. The lemon tree and 
brand new orange tree are covered with 
blossoms and the bees are having a field 
day out there. The new apricot tree is 
not blooming yet but there are buds all 
over the branches and it’s going to be 
gorgeous one day soon. The cactus plants 
are starting to bloom and the picture 
this week is one taken by granddaughter, 
“No matter how long the winter, Spring is sure to follow!”
“It’s Spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” 
“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” Robin Williams 

So instead of washing the sheets that have been sitting in the washer for several days, 
running the vacuum, cleaning the bathrooms and balancing my bank statements, 
I’ve been out in the sunshine pulling weeds and enjoying the feeling of warm sun 
on my face. All that bending over has to be good for the roll around my waist, too. 

Speaking of bees, we need them! Let’s plant things that will attract and nourish 
them. They will be grateful and continue to pollinate, proliferate and produce. 
Honey bees are responsible for pollinating one-third of the global food supply, 
including fruits, vegetables and nuts. If you’re thinking of putting a few new items 
in your garden, consider lavender, sunflowers, rosemary, lemon balm. These all 
smell delicious. No wonder bees like them! 

In case you haven’t heard, our good friend, Dr. Eric To, at Lumen Optometric, and 
his wife, Michelle, welcomed their second son, Elias, on March 4th. Sadly, Elias was 
born without a functioning immune system (SCID syndrome) so Dr. To, Michelle 
and Elias will be isolated together in the hospital for the next several months. Let’s 
add the To family to our prayer lists and keep going to this fine optometric group 
here in town, right past Baldwin at 14 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Dr. Rachel Choi has 
been with Lumen since the first of the year and she is there to take care of all your 
needs. The Lumen Optometric Group is one of Sierra Madre’s fine local businesses 
and we want to support them. You might drop Dr. To and his family a card to 
encourage them if you have a minute. I know they would appreciate it. Leave it 
there at Lumen and Dr. Choi will be sure they get it. Dr. To will still be available 
through email/text. 

It’s so exciting to see the world opening up a little more. Just think of going to the 
movies again! We all want to see Raya and the Last Dragon but it’s not playing at 
our local theater just yet. And restaurants! And schools opening up! Yes, we’re all 
still wearing masks and keeping our distance but, friends and neighbors, things are 
getting better! 

I got the biggest kick out of Chris Leclerc’s column, “Happy Tails,” last week with all 
the quotes about animals from various famous personages. My favorites: 

“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should 
go home and examine your conscience.” Woodrow Wilson 

“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as 
equals.” Winston Churchill 

If you missed Chris’s column on page 12 last week, pull it up online and take a look. 

Here’s another of those great pieces I share with you from time to time, this one 
from Mary Schmich’s column in the Chicago Tribune some time ago: 

“Do one thing every day that scares you.
Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are 
reckless with yours.
Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re 
behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself.
Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing 
this, tell me how. 
Keep your old love letters. (I have kept every card and note John ever sent me.)
Throw away your old bank statements.
Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, 
too, will get old. And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young, 
prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders.” 

“One regret that I am determined not to have is that I did not kiss you enough.” 
Daniel Ladinsky “Spend all your kisses.” Jack Smith 

My book page: Deanne Davis 
Easter is on the way and “The Crown,” 
My story about what happened to that crown of thorns

Is now a real book in addition to a Kindle! Also available on 
If you want to check it out, here’s the link where you can see a short video: 

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