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Senator Portantino Reacts to Governor’s Budget Proposal

Assemblymann Anthony Portantino at Gold Line groundbreaking ceremony in June, 2010 - News Net file photo

Press Release posted 1/11/17  - (1/10/17) This morning, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), Chair of Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education, issued the following statement:

“I was pleased to see that the Governor’s proposed budget reflects our State’s continued commitment to K–12 and Higher Education. The Governor’s 2017–2018 budget proposes an increased investment of $1.5 billion in K–12 education and a total funding of $14.6 billion for Higher Education. I endorse the Governor’s call for accountability in our higher education systems, and as the Chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee on Education, I look forward to playing a role in helping to implement those measures. Further, I am glad to see that the Governor did not support the proposed tuition increases of the University of California and the California State University and that he is committed to making sure that our students have access to high quality and affordable public education. There is much work to be done to create a guaranteed affordable path to higher education for our students and families and I’m looking forward to working collaboratively to make it happen. I hope the UC and CSU leadership are listening and on the same page.”
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Sen. Portantino represents nearly 930,000 people in the 25th Senate District, which includes Altadena, Atwater Village, Bradbury, Burbank, Claremont, Duarte, Glendale, Glendora, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, La Verne, Monrovia, Montrose, Pasadena, San Dimas, San Marino, Shadow Hills, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Sunland-Tujunga, and Upland.

Tuesday January 10 2017

SMPD Blotter 1/1/17 to 1/8/17

Posted 1/10/17 Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report January 1, to January 8, 2017 During this time period, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 214 day and night time calls for service. Tuesday, January 3 A report of a stolen vehicle from the driveway of a home in the 400 block of [...]

Saturday January 07 2017

Benches to Memorialize Former SMEAC President Laurie Cooper at Bailey Canyon

Benches to Memorialize Former SMEAC President Laurie Cooper at Bailey Canyon

Press Release posted 1/7/17 - The Sierra Madre Environmental Action Council mourned the loss of their beloved member, Laurie Cooper in 2016.  Laurie’s long involvement with SMEAC began just after the formation of the organization in 1971.  She managed Southern California’s first community recycling center, located in Sierra Vista Park.  She also spear-headed SMEAC’s stewardship of [...]

Saturday January 07 2017

SMPD Volunteers Sought

Press Release posted 1/7/17 - The Sierra Madre Police Department is seeking volunteers to serve the community of Sierra Madre. If you would like to volunteer your time, please come to an information meeting  in  City Hall Council Chambers on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm.  For further information, please contact Captain Donna Cayson with the Sierra Madre [...]

Saturday January 07 2017

Christmas Tree Recycling Guidelines

Christmas Tree Recycling Guidelines

Press Release posted 1/7/17 – Athens Services will once again collect Christmas trees after the holidays for recycling. Trees will be collected until the end of the second week in January. Please remove stands, ornaments, lights and tinsel.  Place trees next to your regular trash containers.  Trees over 6 feet in length must be cut in half.  [...]

Saturday January 07 2017

Work Begins on 2018 SMRFA Rose Parade Entry, You Could Be The Designer

Posted 1/7/16 – Congratulations again to the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association for winning its 11th award in the last twelve years with “The Cat’s Away”.  But already SMRFA is gearing up for the 2018 parade, and the first step is to design the float.  If you have an idea for a float design, submit [...]

Saturday January 07 2017

SMPD Police Blotter 12/26/2016 – 1/1/17

SMPD Police Blotter 12/26/2016 - 1/1/17

Press release posted 1/7/17 Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report December 26, to January 1, 2017 During this time period, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 204 day and night time calls for service. Monday, December 26 At about 10:58 a.m. a report of vandalism was investigated in the 300 block of [...]

Thursday January 05 2017

SMPD Police Blotter, 12/18 – 12/2516

Press Release posted 1/5/17 Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report December 18 to December 25, 2016 During this time period, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 247 day and night time calls for service. Monday, December 19 8:30 a.m. A resident reported that he parked his vehicle on the street at about [...]

Wednesday January 04 2017

Rose Float at Kersting Court Until This Afternoon – Photo Gallery

Rose Float at Kersting Court Until This Afternoon - Photo Gallery

Posted 1/4/17 – Sierra Madre Rose Float Association’s “The Cat’s Away”. winner of the Mayor’s Trophy in the Tournament of Roses Roses Parade, is currently in Kerting Court until this afternoon.  What time this afternoon is still up in the air, since the float has water sensitive equipment on it, and the forecast calls for [...]

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Wednesday January 04 2017

SMPOA #PinkPatchProject Contributes to Fight Against Cancer

SMPOA #PinkPatchProject Contributes to Fight Against Cancer

Press Release posted 1/4/17 - The Sierra Madre Police Department would like to recognize the efforts of the Sierra Madre Police Officers Association for participating in the #PINKPATCHPROJECT. The SMPOA advanced the funds to purchase the SMPD’s pink shoulder patches and Pink Patch T-shirts that were sold at various venues and events throughout the City. Due to [...]

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Monday January 02 2017

Rose Float Kersting Court Schedule, Weather Permitting

Rose Float Kersting Court Schedule, Weather Permitting

Posted 1/2/17 – According to a post on the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association’s Facebook page, Post Parade ends officially on Tuesday, Jan 3rd at 5PM. Once the Tournament folks release SMRFA and The Cat’s Away, the float will head to Sierra Madre, likely between 6PM and 8PM. WEATHER PERMITTING, the float will stay overnight at [...]

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Monday January 02 2017

Sierra Madre Trash Service On Regular Schedule

Posted 1/2/17 – According to the recording I got when you call Athens for information about trash pick up over the holidays, there will be no interruption of service, which means we should all be putting our trash out on our regular day (Sorry, Monday, pick up folks, for the late post).

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Monday January 02 2017

11 Awards in 12 Years! Congratulations SMRFA!!!

11 Awards in 12 Years!  Congratulations SMRFA!!!

Posted 1/2/17 – “The Cat’s Away”, Sierra Madre Rose Float Association’s 2017 entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade, was the town’s 85th entry, going back to 1917. And for the eleventh time in twelve years, SMRFA’s entry has won an award, The Mayor’s Award described by the Tournament as “Most Outstanding City Entry.” Congratulations [...]

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Sunday January 01 2017

The Cat’s Away Stops at Kersting Court on the Way to T of R Parade – Photo Gallery

The Cat's Away Stops at Kersting Court on the Way to T of R Parade - Photo Gallery

Posted 1/1/17 – SMRFA’s entry in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade, “The Cat’s Away”, stopped in at Kersting Court on the way to the parade route this afternoon.  We hope you enjoy this photo gallery of the stopover, and there are more photos and video that shows the impressive animation on the float available [...]

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Sunday January 01 2017

Rose Float Final Judging Today at 12:04pm, Float at Kersting Court at 5ish

Rose Float Final Judging Today at 12:04pm, Float at Kersting Court at 5ish

Posted 1/1/17 – The final judging of “The Cat’s Away”, the 2017 Sierra Madre Rose Float Association entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade, will take place at 12:04pm today, just outside the Rose Float Barn (weather permitting) behind Sierra Vista Park on Sierra Madre Blvd..   The float will pull out of the Barn [...]

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Friday December 23 2016

New SMPD officers Graduate from LASD Academy

New SMPD officers Graduate from LASD Academy

Press Release posted 12/23/16 - The Sierra Madre Police Department is extremely proud to introduce Officer Lara Leduc and Officer Thomas Onderdonk, graduates of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Academy Class 417. Officer Onderdonk graduated as Top Honor Cadet, the highest accomplishment in the class!  Also pictured (L-R) are City Council member John Capoccia, Officer Onderdonk, [...]

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