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Attempted Suicide, Fire at Bailey Park – Interview with Chief Giannone

Public Safety Director SMPD Chief Larry Giannone

Press Release posted 7/28/15Update at 12:50pm – SMPD reports that Bailey Canyon has been reopened.

At 09:16 hrs. Sierra Madre Police Department received a 9-1-1 call of a possible brush fire at Bailey Canyon Park in the 400 Blk of West Carter Avenue. Police and Fire Personnel responded to the location and located a 5×5 spot fire under a tall pine tree. Officers also observed a male adult with a noose around his neck hanging from a tree branch. Fire personnel quickly extinguished the fire and then started life saving efforts on the male.

Director of Public Safety, Chief Larry Giannone, stated “our Fire Department personnel were excellent in trying to save this individuals life. They were able to restore a pulse, continue CPR, and get him transported to a local hospital.”

A 54 year Sierra Madre resident is currently being treated at Arcadia Methodist Hospital. His current condition is unknown.

Bailey Canyon Park and the trail that leads to Mount Wilson will remained closed for the duration of the investigation. Anyone that may have witnessed this incident or has any additional information is urged to contact the Sierra Madre Police Department at 626-355-1414.

Monday July 27 2015

Update on Attempted Armed Robbery/Carjacking

Update on Attempted Armed Robbery/Carjacking

Press Release posted 7/27/15 – On Friday July 21, 2015 at 8:15 PM a Pasadena resident was traveling to a friend’s home in Sierra Madre when he was confronted by armed suspects. The victim was traveling eastbound on Sierra Madre Blvd. from Michillinda when he noticed a dark colored sedan tailgating him. As the victim [...]

Sunday July 26 2015

Attempted Armed Robbery/Carjacking Friday Evening, 7/24

SMPD Block Captain Report – Posted 7/26/15 SPECIAL BULLETIN SIERRA MADRE POLICE DEPARTMENT 242 West Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre, CA. 91024 (626) 355-1414, FAX (626) 355-5468 Larry Giannone ~ Director of Public Safety – Chief of Police Attempted Armed Robbery / Attempted Car Jacking Case Number: 15-0547 Date and Time: Friday, July 24, 2015, [...]

Monday July 13 2015

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2015, Picture Page 3

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2015, Picture Page 3

Posted 7/12/15 – Click a photo to enlarge

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Sunday July 12 2015

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2015, Picture Page 2

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2015, Picture Page 2

Posted 7/12/15 – Click a photo to enlarge

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Sunday July 12 2015

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2015, Picture Page 1

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2015, Picture Page 1

Posted 7/12/15 – Click a photo to enlarge

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Sunday July 12 2015

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2015

Posted 7/12/15 Official Sierra Madre 4th of July page Main News Net 4th of July page 2015 4th of July Parade Lineup Pre-Parade Concert in the Park Featuring Groovy Lemon Pie – Photos and Video Spero Foundation Annual 4th of July Firecracker 5K Fun Run – Photos and Video Sierra Madre Woman’s Club Open House [...]

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Sunday July 12 2015

Woman’s Club 4th of July Open House, Pre-Parade Photo Gallery

Woman's Club 4th of July Open House, Pre-Parade Photo Gallery

Posted 7/12/15 – As always, the Woman’s Club opened their doors prior to the Parade, offering continental breakfast to the communities.  The gallery below includes photos from that, as well as photos taken along the parade route prior to the start of the parade.  Enjoy.

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Sunday July 12 2015

Spero Foundation Firecracker 5K Fun Run 2015, Photos and Video

Spero Foundation Firecracker 5K Fun Run 2015, Photos and Video

Posted 7/12/15 – The Spero Foundation held its Annual July 4th Firecracker 5K Fun Run on the morning of the fourth, with medals for the first 300 participants.  Below the video is a photo gallery, enjoy.

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Sunday July 12 2015

Pre 4th of July Concert in the Park, Featuring Groovy Lemon Pie

Pre 4th of July Concert in the Park, Featuring Groovy Lemon Pie

Posted 7/12/15 – The 4th of July Pre-Concert in the Park featured Groovy Lemon Pie performing, a kid section full of bouncy houses, local non-profit booths, food trucks, several food trucks, and the always popular beer garden.  Below the concert videos, you’ll find a photo gallery.  Click to enlarge. Tom Petty’s “You Get Me High” [...]

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Friday July 03 2015

2015 Sierra Madre 4th of July Community Events Schedule

2015 Sierra Madre 4th of July Community Events Schedule

Press Release posted 6/28/15, reposted 7/3/15 – Sierra Madre Fourth of July Festivities – www.sierramadre4thofjuly.com Pre-Parade Party & Picnic: The fun begins on July 3rd from 5:30pm-10:30pm in Memorial Park. Grab a drink at the Friends of Sierra Madre Little League beer garden, dance to music from the band Groovy Lemon Pie and let your kids have [...]

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Friday July 03 2015

2015 4th of July Parade Lineup

2015 4th of July Parade Lineup

Posted 7/3/15 – Parade Sponsor: The Kensington

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Thursday June 04 2015

Best Used Book Sale To Benefit Library Friday and Saturday, 6/5 and 6/6

Press Release posted 6/4/15 – The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library announce plans for the June Best Used Book Sale on Friday, June 5 (3-7 p.m.) and Saturday, June 6 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)  The Sale will be held in the basement and the parking lot behind the library at 440 West Sierra [...]

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Tuesday June 02 2015

Fun, Food and Entertainment for the Whole Family at the British Home June Faire

Fun, Food and Entertainment for the Whole Family at the British Home June Faire

Press Release posted 5/20/15 – The British Home will be holding its 2015 June Faire on Saturday, June 6th, from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.   This family-friendly event celebrating “All Things British “ is held annually on the first Saturday in June at Sierra Madre’s graceful non-profit independent and assisted living facility for seniors.  [...]

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Sunday May 31 2015

Alverno Softball Makes Final Four with 4-1 Win Over St. Anthony’s

Alverno Softball Makes Final Four with 4-1 Win Over St. Anthony's

Posted 5/31/15 – The Alverno High School Jaguars varsity softball team advanced to the final four of the 2015 CIF Southern Section Softball Playoff Brackets – Division 6 on Thursday, with a 4-1 over St. Anthony’s of Long Beach, led by Player of the Game Katie Taix who pitched six hit ball, including 12 strikeouts and [...]

Thursday May 28 2015

Alverno Softball Wins 2nd Round Playoff Game Against Windward, 6-5

Article “Powered by Narrative Science and GameChanger Media. Copyright 2015. All rights reserved.” - Clara Avila went 3 for 3 at the plate as Alverno Jaguars Varsity took home a 6-5 victory over Windward in eight innings at Glendale Sports Complex on Thursday. She singled in the fourth and sixth innings and tripled in the seventh inning. [...]

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