Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 22, 2021

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The City is updating the Housing Element of the Sierra Madre General Plan for the 2021-2029 
period. The Housing Element establishes policies and programs to address Sierra Madre’s 
existing and projected housing needs. The City would like input from its senior citizen population 
on their housing needs and access to housing programs in a manner to affirmatively 
further fair housing. Seniors can take the survey at 

For information on the Housing Element Updates, you can visit the City's 2021-2029 Housing 
Element website: or contact Clare Lin at 626-3557135 
ext. 404 with any questions/comments. 



The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are pleased to announce that there will be a regular 
Best Used Book Sale in June. Masks and social distancing will be required on the parking lot 
behind the library during the two-day sale. It will be held Friday, June 4 (3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.) 
and Saturday, June 5 (10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.). There will be many $1.00 Bargain Books available, 
including a World War II collection as well as contemporary Fiction and Non-Fiction, 
DVDs and CDs will be available for $1.00 each. We’ve been saving Children’s and Teen books 
too; they will be priced from 25 cents- $1.00. Small paperbacks will be 25 cents or 5/$1.00. 

Although the basement will not be open for this sale, we’ll have a group of our newer, beautiful 
“Table Books” also on the parking lot available for purchase. Look for wonderful Cookbooks, 
Children’s, Art, and Contemporary Culture titles from $2.00-$12.00. 

We look forward to seeing everyone in June behind the Sierra Madre 
Library, 440W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre. 



The City of Sierra Madre Older American of the Year reception may look a bit different in 
2021. The annual reception itself has been canceled but may take on a dif-ferent form. Volunteerism 
in Sierra Madre has always been spectacular and the Community Services Department 
along with the Senior Community Commission want to continue to foster and encourage 
everyone in our senior community and with that, the best is yet to come! So please keep 
an eye out for a possible announcement that will celebrate the incredible efforts of so many. 


 May 9, 2021 to May 16, 2021 

 During this period the Sierra Madre Police Department responded 

 to 171 calls for service. 

On 5-10-21 at 7:21AM a single vehicle non-injury collision occurred in the 2000 block of 
Santa Anita Ave. 

On 5-11-21 at 6:17PM, an injury traffic collision involving two vehicles occurred on E 
Grandview Ave and N Baldwin Ave., with one driver being treated by the Sierra Madre Fire 
Paramedics at the scene. That driver was not transported to a local hospital. 

On 5-12-21 at 9:40AM, officers responded to a non-injury traffic accident. Avehicle drove up 
a driveway located on the east side of Memorial Park on Hermosa Ave. then collided into a 
pillar. No injuries were reported. 

Theft from a Vehicle 
On 5-14-21 at 8:18PM, a vehicle owner came to the station’s lobby to report a theft from his 
vehicle. Sometime the same day, between 3:35PM and 6:35PM, unknown suspect(s) entered 
his locked vehicle parked in the 600 block of E. Sierra Madre Bl. and removed several personal 
Case to Detectives 



by Deanne Davis 

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Andyet not one of them will fall to the groundapart from your Father. But the very hairs ofyour head are all numbered. So do not fear; 
you are more valuable than many sparrows.”
Mt. 10:29-31 

“You’ll have a lot more respect for a birdafter you try making a nest.” Cynthia Lewis 

“One small strand at a time leads to massive 
success.” Dr. Moses Simuyemba 

God loves His birds. He’s made so manyamazing beauties…peacocks, parrots,
rainbow lorikeets, blue jays. Remember 
Noah, releasing a raven out of the Arkwindow to see if the land was still covered 
in water? The raven found someplace thatsuited her, built a nest and stayed there.
Then he sent out a dove and that little guycame back with an olive leaf in its beak 

This picture is my Tipu tree, which iscurrently covered in blossoms. Althoughyou can’t see it, in the heart of this tree is anest, carefully constructed by a dove, who sits there all day and night, keeping her eggswarm. This nest is an amazing thing as it stays anchored no matter how windy it is andshe stays anchored, no matter how hot it gets. We’ve gotten to be tolerant of each other. 
I try really hard not to come near the tree too often and she’s stopped flying off the nestin a panic if I get closer than six feet. 

This bird speaks Hope to me. She is constant in her duty, even though she is fearful. Sheis hopeful that her eggs will eventually hatch and this job will be completed. 

In 2017, right after my best friend and life-long partner in adventures of all sorts, John,
moved his residence address to heaven, I would sit in the kitchen and look out over theSan Gabriel Valley. There was a bird who came almost daily to perch at the very top ofthis very tall tree, which had to have been 50’ high if it was an inch! He would sway upthere on what was little more than a twig, surveying the world spread before him. He 
sat peacefully for many minutes. He would survey his world and I would survey mine.
I called him the bird of hope. Now there’s a new bird of hope looking out on my world. 

I mentioned the bird of hope to my friend, Cecilia, a therapist who brings hope to manypeople who have lost the power of speech after strokes and other grave health situations,
and to my granddaughters, Ashley and Nicole. Ashley is a Labor and Delivery nurse whobrings joy and hope with each baby she assists into the world. Nicole will be married to 
the love of her life on May 30th and she is an Orca trainer at Sea World. They all sharedlovely stories of birds who brought them encouragement and...well, hope! 

Cecilia: “That bird reminds me of right after I had Sadie (her six-year old daughter) I had 
the baby blues but every morning at 4:00 I would hear the same bird outside my roomsinging. He was like my best friend. I will never forget the melody the bird by my roomsang every day. He brought me joy when I was depressed.” 

Ashley: “There is a hummingbird who comes to my back yard almost every day. He 
always shows up when I feel anxious or worried about something. I know it is Godtelling me to relax and he will take care of me.” 

Nicole: “I had that same thing when I first lived in San Diego, hummingbirds aroundwhen I was feeling any anxiety at all. It was amazing.” 

Scott Daniels, Senior pastor at College Church of the Nazarene, Nampa, Idaho frequently 
used a phrase to explain wonderful, unexplainable things, “It’s Him again!” The bird of 
hope is Him again. The dawn singer outside the window, “It’s Him again!” 

When I see that dove perched on her nest, I feel that same thing, “It’s Him again!”

 “That is why I tell you not to worry about your everyday life – whether you have enoughfood and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your bodymore than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, 
for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to Him than theyare? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” Mt. 6:25-27 

We’re getting through Covid and can see light at the end of this seemingly endless dark 
tunnel. Hope for the future! Weddings are happening, a new baby is expected in ourfamily in September. We have all somehow gotten through the school year. The RoseFloat Association is preparing for the 2022 parade with a glorious theme: “Dream.
Believe. Achieve.” The July 4th Parade will happen and Hope is in the air. 

Columnist Harvey MacKay recently used this statement in his column: “Apathy is theglove in which evil slips its hand.” Apathy cannot stand in the same place as Hope! Havea great week, dear friends and neighbors. Is there a bird of hope in your backyard? 

My book page: Deanne Davis 

Where you’ll find “Sunrises and Sunflowers Speak Hope” 

And “A Tablespoon of Love, A Tablespoon of Laughter” 

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Water is Life 
K-12 Student Art Contest 
EntriEs duE 
June 7, 2021 
Contest is open to all 
students attending 
schools in Altadena, 
La Cañada Flintridge, 
or La Crescenta-Montrose 
For information and guidelines visit 
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District at 818 790-4936; 
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$100 Gift Card - Student 
$50 Gift Card - Teacher 
K-3rd grade 
4th-6th grade 
7th-12th grade 
Take a look at both of these books, stuffed with hope and some really good recipes.