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Halloween on Alegria, 2016

Posted 10/31/16 – Unfortunately, my work schedule this year prevented me from covering the down town trick-or-treating, the costume parade, and the Kiwanis sponsored costume contest.  I was, however, able to make it back into town in time to cover the goings on up on Alegria Avenue.  Enjoy the photo gallery, below the video (coming soon).

 

Sunday October 23 2016

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers, 2016 – Photo Gallery, Video

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers, 2016 - Photo Gallery, Video

Posted 10/23/16 – In 2009, Heather and Doug Parker invited me up to their house on pumpkin moving day, when they have a bunch of friends over and all the pumpkins are moved from the back and side of the house to the front lawn, where Doug and Heather’s brother Chris Roberts will work there [...]

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Sunday October 23 2016

Halloween Window Painting, 2016 Photo Gallery

Halloween Window Painting, 2016 Photo Gallery

Posted 10/23/16 – On Friday, dozens of youths participated in the annual Halloween Window Painting Contest, sponsored by the Sierra Madre Civic Club. Click a picture to enlarge it.

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Friday October 14 2016

Sierra Madre Honors Dinner at Alverno Heights Academy, Photo Gallery

Sierra Madre Honors Dinner at Alverno Heights Academy, Photo Gallery

Posted 10/14/16 – Last night at the beautiful Villa del Sol d’Oro on the campus of Alverno Heights Academy, the City paid tribute to its outgoing Commissioners, volunteers, employees and local organizations that contribute to making the City the great place to live that it is.  Mayor Gene Goss also recognized outgoing City Manager Elaine [...]

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Thursday September 22 2016

Sierra Madre Public Works Director Inman and Public Safety Director Giannone Announce Upcoming Retirements

Sierra Madre Public Works Director Inman and Public Safety Director Giannone Announce Upcoming Retirements

Press release posted 9/22/16 –  Sierra Madre Public Works Director Bruce Inman, a 19 year Sierra Madre employee, and Public Safety Director Larry Giannone, a 9 year Sierra Madre employee have announced their December 2016 retirement. Director Bruce Inman was appointed as the City’s Public Works Director in March 1997, and he is one of [...]

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Thursday August 25 2016

The Scarecrows Are Coming!

The Scarecrows Are Coming!

Posted 8/25/16 – The Creative Arts Group presents its 5th Annual Scarecrow Festival in Sierra Madre, and now’s the chance for you to get involved. Registration for this year’s scarecrow contest is now open!  When you enter the contest, your scarecrow will be given an ID tag, a web page and a post on Creative Arts Group’s Facebook [...]

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Thursday August 25 2016

#PinkPatchProject to Promote Awareness in Fight Against Breast Cancer

#PinkPatchProject to Promote Awareness in Fight Against Breast Cancer

Press Release posted 8/25/16 - The #PinkPatchProject is a collaborative effort between the LA County Police Chief’s Association and over 30 law enforcement agencies throughout Los Angeles County and beyond. The program centers on vibrant pink versions of the agency’s uniform patches. Officers from the participating agencies, including SMPD,  will be wearing these pink patches on [...]

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Thursday August 25 2016

Free CERT Emergency Preparedness Classes Begin Sept. 10

Press Release posted 8/25/16 – During the week of September 10th, Sierra Madre CERT will be offering FREE comprehensive emergency preparedness training classes to the public.  Classes involve a mix of lecture and hands on exercises. The final day even includes a comprehensive disaster scenario!  For more information about CERT and about the classes check out [...]

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Saturday July 09 2016

Spero Foundation Firecracker 5K Fun Run, 2016 – Photo Gallery and Video

Spero Foundation Firecracker 5K Fun Run, 2016 - Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 7/9/16 - Each year, the Spero Foundation hosts the Firecracker 5K Fun Run.  Funds raised are used to benefit the Foundation’s philanthropy.  Enjoy these photos and video from the event. Note – photos are not entirely in chronological order, you will find some pre-race photos even towards the end.

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Monday July 04 2016

Pre-4th Party in the Park, featuring Groovy Lemon Pie – Photo Gallery

Pre-4th Party in the Park, featuring Groovy Lemon Pie - Photo Gallery

Posted 7/4/2016 – Video to follow…eventually

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Saturday July 02 2016

Sierra Madre 4th of July Events Schedule

Posted 7/2/16

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Saturday July 02 2016

2016 Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade Lineup

2016 Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade Lineup

Posted 7/2/16

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Tuesday June 28 2016

Celebration of Life for Lew Watanabe Thursday

Reprinted from SierraMadreWeekly.com – A Celebration of Life for Lew Watanabe will be held at Sierra Madre Elementary School auditorium on Thursday, June 30, at 1:30 p.m., followed by a reception at The Japanese Garden on the school grounds. The graveside service at Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery will be held that morning at 11:30 a.m. [...]

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Tuesday June 21 2016

Fire Update from the City

Press Release posted 6/21/16 - FIRE UPDATE: The fire remains east of us with no threat at this time to the Sierra Madre Community. City officials will continue to monitor the fire events throughout the day. It is expected to be another hot day with very bad air quality due to the fires. We remind everyone [...]

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Monday May 30 2016

VFW Post 3208 Memorial Day Service – Photo Gallery

VFW Post 3208 Memorial Day Service - Photo Gallery

Posted 5/30/16 – As always, Harry L. Embree VFW Post 3208 of Sierra Madre held its Memorial Day service at Pioneer Cemetery this morning.  I also have video, and will probably write something up about it, but figured I’d at least get the photos up for now.

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Sunday May 29 2016

2016 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finishers, page 3, Finishers 97 – 122

2016 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finishers, page 3, Finishers 97 - 122

Posted 5/29/16  - I’ll be adding more information over time, but wanted to start getting the pictures up for now. Official Trail Race page – www.MountWilsonTrailRace.com News Net main Trail Race page – with links to coverage of past years’ races Official 2016 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Results

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