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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….

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SMFD Extinguishes Car Fire on Montecito

Posted 5/11/15 – Around 8pm this evening, SMFD responded to a call that turned out to be what appeared to be a pick up truck on fire.  The vehicle was right next to a very…


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Hastings Albertson’s To Close In Early November

Posted 10/4/14 – Multiple sources are reporting that the employees of the Albertson’s at Michillinda and Sierra Madre Blvd. were told yesterday that their store will be closing in the first week of November.  According…




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Blog Names Sierra Madre One of CA’s Ten Safest

The 10 Safest Places In California By Movoto Real EstatePress Release posted 6/14/14 – Movoto, the real estate research blog, recently completed research on the safest places in California.  This morning, the city was notified…



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Fire Engulfs Laurel House

Posted 5/20/14 – One thing for sure, Matt Gallagher, his wife and two teenagers will not be sleeping at home in the house they’ve lived in since 2001 tonight, after fire swept through their home…



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Updated – Suicide Victim a Sierra Madre Resident

Updated 5:30pm, 4/28/14 – I just got off the phone with the LA Dept. of Coroner, who confirmed for me that the investigation into the incident at Bailey Canyon Park is closed.  Fifty-four year old…



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CAL FIRE Moves to Peak Staffing in Southern California

Press Release posted 3/29/14 – Despite Some Rain In March Fire Activity Remains High Despite recent rainfall, CAL FIRE continues to respond to a significant increase in wildfires, especially in Central and Southern California where rain…




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SMRFA Seeks Float Designs for 2015 T of R Parade

 Press Release posted 1/18/14 – Richard L. Chinen officially announced the theme for the 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade, “Inspiring Stories”.  “The 2015 theme allows us to reflect on and appreciate the many people around us…