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Sunday October 27 2013

Filming At Arnold’s Intended for Southern Audiences

Filming At Arnold's Intended for Southern Audiences

Posted 10/27/13 – When I got back into town on Friday afternoon, I saw that there was filming being wrapped up at Arnold’s Frontier Hardware.  I took a couple pictures (I’m told by someone that was on set that they’ll be sending me more pictures, I saw them and they are much better than what [...]

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Thursday May 23 2013

Peppertree Grill Returns to Sierra Madre

Peppertree Grill Returns to Sierra Madre

Posted 5/23/13 – On May 1st, nearly nine years after Peppertree Grill had a Chamber Mixer in preparation for a grand opening at its new location at 322 W. Sierra Madre  Blvd.,  Peppertree Grill returned to 322 West with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its Grand Re-Opening.  Ryan Lopez, son of [...]

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Saturday April 20 2013

Holden’s Bill to Boost California Agriculture Passes Second Committee

Press Release posted 4/20/13 – Sacramento – The Assembly Agriculture Committee today heard testimony on Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation to ensure that California fruit, nuts, livestock and vegetables are given priority when it comes to state purchasing. Under Holden’s AB 199 Choose California Act, state agencies would be required to give California agriculture producers priority [...]

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Thursday November 15 2012

Wistaria Thrift Shop to Hold 4-Day Holiday Sale

Press Release posted 11/15/12 – The Wistaria Thrift Shop, run by the Sierra Madre Woman’s Club, will hold a huge 4-day holiday sale from Friday, November 30 to Monday,December 30.   So much merchandise has been gathered for the sale, the largest portion has been moved into Essick House, the Club’s historic club­house at 550 [...]

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Thursday August 23 2012

Subway Apparently Coming to Sierra Madre

Posted 8/23/12 – We’ve been hearing rumors for quite some time that the property that once was Steamers was going to host a franchise sandwich shop.  Those rumors have, at different times, included both Quiznos and Subway as possibilities, with the most recent whispers having to do with Subway.  The property owner had received a [...]

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Friday August 17 2012

City to Host Second Business Forum

Press Release posted 8/17/12 – The City is hosting a second Business Forum on Tuesday, August 21st at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers. A brief overview of the market demand data presented in the first forum will be given and then staff will work with business owners on how to individualize and utilize the [...]

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Saturday August 11 2012

Century 21 Village Recognizes Local Sales Agents With Pacesetter Award

Century 21 Village Recognizes Local Sales Agents With Pacesetter Award

Press Release posted 8/11/12 - CENTURY 21 Village Realty today announced that Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized Emily Duggan. Nazee Rix, Nathalie Marles & Julie Muttavangkul with its Pacesetter Award which recognizes Production in 1st half of 2012. Long time Sierra Madre Resident Emily Duggan was awarded the Pacesetter Platinum Award.  This awarded to [...]

Friday August 10 2012

Angels Everywear to Undergo Change of Ownership

Angels Everywear to Undergo Change of Ownership

Posted 8/10/12 – Angels Everywear owner Angel Throop has announced that effective August 13th, Angels Everywear will have new ownership.  The 13th is a Monday, and the store is closed on Mondays.  The store will remain closed on Tuesday for “Merchandising,” and will re-open on Wednesday the 15th under new owner Tahia LaMeer.  The store [...]

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Wednesday July 25 2012

Koerber Issues Statement re: Kensington

Press Release posted 7/25/12 – Following Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Council Member Chris Koerber issued the following statement: After an exhaustive review of the Kensington proposal – nine Planning Commission meetings and three City Council meetings – I am pleased that the city is moving forward with the November vote to approve what will undoubtedly [...]

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Wednesday July 25 2012

City, Chamber to Sponsor Business Forums

Press Release posted 7/25/12 – On Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 3:00–4:00pm in the City Council Chambers, located at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre, the City of Sierra Madre and the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a forum designed to provide local business owners with current consumer data specific [...]

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Sunday July 22 2012

Century 21 Village Welcomes Kathy Knudsen

Century 21 Village Welcomes Kathy Knudsen

Press Release published 7/22/12 - Andy Bencosme, Managing Broker of CENTURY 21 Village in Sierra Madre recently welcomed REALTOR Kathy Knudsen his Sierra Madre office. The announcement was made at the office’s weekly marketing and sales meeting. Knudsen said that she is very excited about her new association with CENTURY 21 Village Realty and that she [...]

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Monday July 09 2012

Sierra Madre Grocery Company Named Silver Award Winner at SOFI™ Awards

Sierra Madre Grocery Company Named Silver Award Winner at SOFI™ Awards

Press Release posted 7/9/12 – Sierra Madre Grocery Company has been named a Silver Medal Winner for Outstanding Pasta Sauce in the 2012 Sofi™ Awards from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc.  Winners were announced at the Summer Fancy Food Show A Sofi™ Award is the top honor in the $75 billion [...]

Sunday July 08 2012

Owners of Briganti Lease Former Sierra Bistro Site

Owners of Briganti Lease Former Sierra Bistro Site

Posted 7/8/12 – We have received confirmation from the leasing agent for the property at 120 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., formerly Boulevard Grill, Charcuterie, and most recently, Sierra Bistro, that the property has been leased to the folks that own Briganti, a high end Italian restaurant in South Pasadena.  You can read more about Briganti [...]

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Sunday June 24 2012

Letter to the Editor re: Downtown Marketing

Posted 6/24/12 To the Council and City Staff: Re: Downtown Marketing June 24, 2012 I am delighted to see the interest of the Council in attracting and retaining businesses in Sierra Madre. I think the most powerful tool you can provide (in addition to what is being done) is testimonials from the owners of the [...]

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Friday June 15 2012

Cud You Help Us Find the Missing Cow?

Cud You Help Us Find the Missing Cow?

Posted 6/15/12 – From SMPD Bulletin On 06/14/2012, at 12:36 am, the unknown female suspect, pictured in photo #1(above and below), took a cow statue (also in photo #1) from the front of Mother Moo Creamery, 17 Kersting Ct., and left the location with the statue.  The suspect was at a nearby bar with several [...]

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Wednesday June 13 2012

Laurel’s Apparel – New Location, Coming Soon

Laurel's Apparel - New Location, Coming Soon

Posted 6/12/12 – If you’ve driven down Baldwin Ave. by Montecito lately, you may have noticed that there is a For Lease sign in the window at the longtime location of Laurel’s Apparel.  Laurel has asked us to let you know that she is transitioning her business, downsizing as it were, and will have a [...]

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Thursday May 31 2012

Chamber Begins Podcasts on RadioFishbowl.com

Chamber Begins Podcasts on RadioFishbowl.com

Posted 5/31/12 – The Chamber has begun doing a podcast on RadioFishbowl.com, with the first one having aired about 4pm this afternoon.  This is a new venture, and will evolve over time.  Currently, it appears that the podcast will be broadcast on Thursdays, and rebroadcast later in the week.  We’ll let you know when things [...]

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Friday May 25 2012

Fresh and Easy Looking at Sierra Madre Site

Posted 5/25/12 – On April 27th, a Conditional Use Permit application was submitted to the Planning and Development Services Dept. for a Fresh and Easy Grocery store at the SE corner of Baldwin Ave. and Sierra Madre Blvd.  Plans call for the removal of the existing market building, to be replaced by a 10,582 sq. [...]

Saturday May 12 2012

Gallery 39 Inaugural Exhibition Features Five Artists – Photo Gallery

Gallery 39 Inaugural Exhibition Features Five Artists - Photo Gallery

Posted 5/12/12 – Andrew Kasiske of AKA Fotographix has had his photography and framing studio tucked away at 41 E. Montecito for some time, but when a streetfront space opened recently at 39 E. Montecito, he decided to rent it as well and open a gallery that would be more accessible (and visible) from the street.  Friday [...]

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Thursday May 10 2012

The Blume-Truong Real Estate Group Join C21 Village

The Blume-Truong Real Estate Group Join C21 Village

Press Release posted 5/10/12 – Andy Bencosme, Managing Broker of CENTURY 21 Village in Sierra Madre recently welcomed Roy Blume and Irene Truong, partners and co-founders of the Blume-Truong Real Estate Group to CENTURY 21 Village Realty.  “I am happy to have Roy and Irene join our office.  Their hard work, professionalism and dedication to [...]

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Thursday May 03 2012

Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening Reception at P.E. Deans Consignments Friday, 5/4

Posted 5/2/12 – Following a soft opening on Saturday, April 21st, Sierra Madre’s newest downtown business, P.E. Deans, a furniture and houseware consignment store at 49 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. , will hold its Grand Opening celebration on Friday, May 4th at 5pm with a traditional ribbon-cutting by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, followed [...]

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Wednesday April 25 2012

Magic and Music at Cafe 322 on Next to Last Night

Magic and Music at Cafe 322 on Next to Last Night

Press Release posted 4/25/12 – Magic! Music! Illusion! Featuring three world-class magicians from the infamous Magic Castle in Hollywood.  Magic performances by the award winning JEFF BLACK, Frenchman BAPTISTE TITOU, and Parlor Magician of the Year ANDREW GOLDHERSH.  All the magic will be accompanied by music of the Pasadena’s own 7-piece Crown City Combo featuring [...]

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Wednesday April 25 2012

Mario Lalli on the Closure of Cafe 322

Mario Lalli on the Closure of Cafe 322

Posted 4/25/12 – This is from the Cafe 322 Kitchen and Bar Facebook page, reprinted with permission (See SierraMadreSue’s article just before this one for entertainment information for the final week….) We are very sad to announce that Cafe 322 will be closing its doors this Sunday night 4/29/2012. Seven years to the month we [...]

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Wednesday April 25 2012

Sierra Madre Sue – The Last Waltz at Cafe 322

Posted 4/25/12 – Mario Lalli at Cafe 322 has been the Bill Graham of Sierra Madre for the last several years, providing a great venue for musicians of all genres, ages, walks of life and levels of talent.  He and his staff of family and friends have fed us, kept us warm, hosted our birthday [...]

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Tuesday April 24 2012

P.E. Deans’ Grand Opening Set for May 4th

P.E. Deans’ Grand Opening  Set for May 4th

Press Release Posted 4/24/12 – Following a soft opening on Saturday, April 21st, Sierra Madre’s newest downtown business, P.E. Deans, a furniture and houseware consignment store at 49 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. , will hold its Grand Opening celebration on Friday, May 4th at 5pm with a traditional ribbon-cutting by the Sierra Madre Chamber of [...]

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Thursday April 12 2012

CENTURY 21 Village Recognizes 1st Quarter Top Salespeople

CENTURY 21 Village Recognizes 1st Quarter Top Salespeople

Press Release Posted 4/12/12 – Andy Bencosme, Managing Broker of CENTURY 21 Village Realty in Sierra Madre recently congratulated the three top producing agents for the first quarter of 2012. The agents are Emily Duggan, Nazee Rix and Nathalie Marles. The announcement was made at the office’s weekly sales and marketing meeting. Emily Duggan was [...]

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Saturday March 31 2012

Bottle Shop Wine Tasting Room Grand Opening Held

Bottle Shop Wine Tasting Room Grand Opening Held

Posted 3/31/12 – The long awaited Grand Opening of the Wine Tasting Room at The Bottle Shop took place last Saturday, from noon to 10pm, following a soft opening a couple weeks prior.  The Chamber of Commerce held a traditional ribbon cutting at 1pm, but all day long the Wine Tasting Room was celebrating its [...]

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Monday March 12 2012

C-21 Village REALTOR Emily Duggan leads a strong February

PR Posted 3/12/12 – Andy Bencosme, managing broker of CENTURY 21 Village in Sierra Madre, congratulated Emily Duggan for her sales closing production in February. “With closings of 2 million dollars in the month, Emily helped us exceed the production goals for the month” said Bencosme. Emily was the 2nd Top Producer in the Office [...]

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Monday January 09 2012

Credit/Debit Cards Compromised at Valero Gas Station

Press Release Posted 1/9/12 – On December 27, 2011, Sierra Madre Police Department Officers were called to investigate vandalism at the Valero Gas Station located at 4 N. Baldwin Ave. The investigating officers found one of the gas pump doors pried open and evidence that a “fraud skimmer” had been placed inside the gas pumps [...]

Friday December 23 2011

New Laws in 2012 That Affect Employees/Employers

Posted 12/23/11 – Did you know that beginning January 1st, 2012, it will be illegal to use credit reports to help decide whether or not to hire most employees? That misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor could result in a fine as high as $25,000 PER INCIDENT? That there are not one, but FIVE [...]

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Friday December 16 2011

Bean Town Christmas Benefit for SM School Performing & Visual Arts

Bean Town Christmas Benefit for SM School Performing & Visual Arts

Posted 12/16/11 – Santa Claus is coming to Bean Town!!  Bring your camera and take a picture with Santa Claus, or there will be a photographer on hand in case you forget your camera. Please stop by Bean Town on Dec. 17th between 1pm & 3pm to show your support.  All donations collected go directly to the [...]

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Monday December 12 2011

Need Last Minute Christmas Gift? Wistaria Shuttle Tickets Now Available Online

Need Last Minute Christmas Gift? Wistaria Shuttle Tickets Now Available Online

Posted 12/12/11 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce announced today that tickets to ride the shuttle to view the 118-year old Wistaria Vine, designated by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest blossoming plant, are now available for purchase online. The vine, which is on private property, is located in the [...]

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Monday December 05 2011

Sierra Madre Chamber Mixer at Pinney House to Benefit Rose Float Association

Originally Posted 12/3/11 -The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce December Mixer will be held at the Pinney House, 225 N. Lima in Sierra Madre on Tuesday, Dec. 6th, from 5:30 to 7pm.  Admission fee will be $7, with proceeds from the event being donated to the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association (SMRFA)  to help fund [...]

Tuesday November 29 2011

It Takes a Village, Seriously, to Make Dickens Village

It Takes a Village, Seriously, to Make Dickens Village

For many years, the holiday celebration put on by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce was called the Holiday Open House.  A few years back, the Chamber decided to go with “Dickens Village,” and added the horse and buggy ride, period costume dressed carolers, etc.  Truth be told, though, there’s a lot more of OUR village [...]

Friday November 18 2011

Sierra Madre Chamber Kicks Off Holiday Shopping with Dickens Village Festivities

Sierra Madre Chamber Kicks Off Holiday Shopping with Dickens Village Festivities

As Americans across the country take part in Small Business Saturday next Saturday, November 26th, Sierra Madre, which epitomizes the concept, will host Dickens Village as its formal kick-off of the holiday shopping season .  Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the [...]

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Thursday November 10 2011

City to Host Meeting Re: Downtown Retail Market Demand Study

Posted 11/10/11 – The City of Sierra Madre invites you to a Community Input Meeting regarding a Downtown Retail Market Demand Study.  The Community Input Meeting is November 15, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  The Downtown Retail Market Demand Study is currently being drafted, and will [...]

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Thursday November 03 2011

Celebration of Life for David Farnworth Today

Celebration of Life for David Farnworth Today

A celebration of the life of David Farnworth, co-owner of Lucky Baldwin’s Pubs, will take place at Lucky Baldwin Trappiste Pub and Cafe, one of the company’s Pasadena locations, located at 1770 E. Colorado Blvd. from 4 to 6pm.  Farnsworth passed away October 28th.

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Monday October 31 2011

Hundreds Trick or Treat Downtown

Hundreds Trick or Treat Downtown

Posted 10/31/11 – Hundreds of kids and their parents trick or treated downtown for Halloween again this year.  Sierra Madre Blvd. was closed beginning at 3:30, and local businesses that were open (many local businesses are closed on Mondays, though at least one, Angels Everywear opened for the festivities on a day they are normally [...]

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Thursday October 20 2011

Alverno to Host Networking Event

Alverno to Host Networking Event

Alverno High School will host a business networking event featuring job information from local organizations at the Villa del Sol d’Oro on Wednesday, November 2nd from 6 to 8pm.  Here are some of the highlights of the event! ~ Alverno is partnering with “Women at Work” and “WINTER: Women in Non-Traditional Employment Roles” to present this joint event. [...]

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Tuesday October 18 2011

Halloween Happenings in Sierra Madre

Halloween Happenings in Sierra Madre

Posted 10/18/11 – The Community and Personnel Services Department, in conjunction with the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club and Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, presents Halloween Happenings. Halloween activities include: trick-or-treating, a costume parade along Sierra Madre Blvd., and a costume contest in Memorial Park. Monday, October 31, 2011 Sierra Madre businesses are handing out candy [...]

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Tuesday September 20 2011

6th Annual Sierra Madre Wine & Jazz Walk October 8th

6th Annual Sierra Madre Wine & Jazz Walk October 8th

Posted 9/20/11 – The historical San Antonio Winery and the merchants of Sierra Madre are once again joining forces to host the 6th annual Sierra Madre Wine & Jazz Walk.  This fun and unique event, benefiting City of Hope Cancer Research and Treatment, will be held from 4 to 7pm on Saturday, October 8, 2011 [...]

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Sunday September 04 2011

HUTDogs, Santa Anita work with Chambers for Social Media Workshop

HUTDogs, Santa Anita work with Chambers for Social Media Workshop

Sept. 4th, 2011 – HUTDogs will present a FREE social media workshop on Thursday September 22, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM PDT at Santa Anita Park.  Learn how to streamline your efforts and get today’s top social media and Internet marketing tools working together for your business: web site, Facebook page, YouTube, Twitter, [...]

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Sunday September 04 2011

Sierra Madre Grocery Company Announces New Distributor

Sierra Madre Grocery Company Announces New Distributor

Sept. 4th, 2011 – Sierra Madre Grocery Company, a leading manufacturer of premium bruschetta salsas and specialty foods, today announced that Gourmet Merchants International (GMI) is their new distributor. “We are delighted to be able to work with Gourmet Merchants to distribute our complete line of products throughout California. Gourmet Merchants is one of the [...]

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Thursday September 01 2011

Small Town Company Thrives Against All Odds

Small Town Company Thrives Against All Odds

Fighting Diabetes and a Bad Economy at the Same Time In the quaint little town of Sierra Madre, one growing business just joined the ranks of companies such as Microsoft and Oracle. By helping hospitals all over the country, Wound Care Advantage has reached #316 on Inc. Magazine’s “500” list of the nation’s fastest-­‐growing companies. [...]

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Tuesday August 23 2011

Special CRA Meeting Agenda

August 23, 2011 – There will be a special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Community Redevelopment Agency on Thursday at 5:30pm in City Council Chambers.  The only item on the agenda is a recommendation that the CRA Agency Board adopt RESOLUTION NO. 450:  Approval  of  Community Redevelopment  Agency’s Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedule.  Here’s the official agenda: 8-25-2011 CRA [...]

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Sunday August 21 2011

Sierra Madre Merchants Pitch In for $500+ Shopping/Dining Drawing Giveaway

Sierra Madre Merchants Pitch In for $500+ Shopping/Dining Drawing Giveaway

Final Week of Friday Night Live Brings Art, Music, Big Prizes! August 21, 2011 – More than a dozen and a half Sierra Madre businesses have contributed to create two Grand Prize  shopping/dining sprees as part of the Friday Night Live event put on by the Chamber of Commerce each summer, this year also sponsored [...]

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Sunday August 21 2011

Dan Rotten Performs at Friday Night Live, 2011

Dan Rotten Performs at Friday Night Live, 2011

August 21, 2011 – Guitarist Dan Rotten performed in Kersting Court as part of Friday Night Live, put on each summer by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce.  There was a “Future’s So Bright” theme for the evening, with shoppers encouraged to wear their coolest “shades”.   One lucky young “cool shades” wearer won a Sierra [...]

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Sunday August 21 2011

Second Food Truck Festival Set for Saturday

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will host a second Gourmet Food Truck Festival in Memorial Park this Saturday, August 27th, scheduled from 11am to 6pm.  The first festival, held August 13th, drew hundreds, both locals and non-locals, to Memorial Park to dine at eight of the popular traveling kitchens.  All of the trucks ran [...]

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Sunday August 21 2011

Art Alley Featuring Sierra Madre Artists to be Part of Friday Night Live Finale

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Sierra Madre Friends of the Arts to showcase local artists at this week’s final night of Friday Night Live.  From 6:30 to 9 pm, Kersting Court will be closed down and Sierra Madre artists will showcase their work.  Some of the artists expected to be [...]

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Sunday August 14 2011

Chamber’s Gourmet Food Truck Festival Draws Hundreds to Memorial Park

Chamber's Gourmet Food Truck Festival Draws Hundreds to Memorial Park

The first of two Gourmet Food Truck Festivals being put on this month by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce drew hundreds of people to Memorial Park on Saturday.  Several of the trucks sold out of multiple items on their menu, and Nom Nom, probably the most well known of the trucks due to its [...]

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Sunday August 14 2011

Gem City Jazz Cats Swing in to Sierra Madre for Friday Night Live

Gem City Jazz Cats Swing in to Sierra Madre for Friday Night Live

August 12, 2011 – Downtown Sierra Madre was swinging this week, to the sounds of the Gem City Jazz Cats.  The Jazz Cats, formed in 2009 as a 13-piece combo, now have 18 players, plus three vocalists.  They performed in Kersting Court as part of Friday Night Live, put on each summer by the Sierra [...]

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Sunday August 07 2011

Friday Night Live Continues with Mike Tims

Friday Night Live Continues with Mike Tims

August 5, 2011 – The second week of Friday Night Live featured Mike Tims, formerly of The New Christy Minstrels, performing live in Kersting Court.  Theme for the night was outrageous hat night, and Gordon Caldwell of Sierra Madre received a $25 gift certificate from Butterfly Effect Day Spa for his hat. Shoppers who spend [...]

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Tuesday August 02 2011

Cafe 322 to Feature Live Improv Comedy

Cafe 322 to Feature Live Improv Comedy

It’s finally here…Comedy Improv in Sierra Madre. ..and this is different!  These are “real” people, your friends and neighbors, and they are really funny! Comedy Improv Live is interactive team sports launching at Café 322 on Thursday night August 11 at 7:00pm. These players are the best of the best from June Chandler’s Comedy Improv [...]

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Tuesday August 02 2011

American Heart Association Recognizes Methodist Hospital with Award

Methodist Hospital was recognized recently by the American Heart Association as a Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center Silver Performance Achievement Award Hospital. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to and success for heart attack patients in implementing a higher standard of care that effectively improves the survival and care of STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients. [...]

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Tuesday August 02 2011

Wistaria Thrift Shop Grand Re-Opening

by Phyllis Chapman The Wistaria Thrift Shop, run by Sierra Madre Woman’s Club, will have a grand re-opening sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 1, 2 and 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The shop is located at the rear of Essick House, the Club’s historic clubhouse, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., one block east of [...]

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Tuesday August 02 2011

Adams Pack Station Schedules/Seeks Musicians

We have an awesome lineup for August, September, and October: 8/21/2011                   12:00-2:00                   Tim Tedrow                   (www.trough.com)                                                  2:30-4:30                     Moreton Bay String Band 9/18/2011                   12:00-2:00                   Dale LaDuke                   (www.daleladuke.com)                                            2:30-4:30                      John M                   (www.johnm.com) 10/16/2011                 12:00-2:00                   John Zipperer                   (www.johnzipperer.com)                                            2:30-4:30                     Bryan Chan          www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcrIBv1ug4c We are looking for artists/musicians that would like to play either as part of open [...]

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Sunday July 31 2011

A Rockin’ Opening to Friday Night Live with Ron Ellington Shy Band

A Rockin' Opening to Friday Night Live with Ron Ellington Shy Band

July 31, 2011 – Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ron Ellington Shy got this summer’s Friday Night Live, presented by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, off to a rockin’ start on the 29th, with an appreciative crowd spending much of the evening in Sierra Madre’s Kersting Court watching Shy perform songs by Otis [...]

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Thursday July 14 2011

Farmer’s Market Opens

Farmer's Market Opens

The City (and CRA) sponsored Farmer’s Market opened yesterday with very little advance publicity, and the weather was pretty much ideal, with temps in the mid to upper 70s.  There were a few early birds picking up produce a few minutes before the market was scheduled to officially open, and while there was a fairly [...]

Thursday July 07 2011

City of Sierra Madre’s Farmers Market Opens Wednesday, July 13

At the City Council Meeting on June 14th, Council approved and awarded a five (5) year contract to Raw Inspiration, Inc., for all management and marketing of the City’s Farmers Market.  The location of the market has changed from the previous location in the Mariposa Parking Lot to Hermosa Avenue, south of Sierra Madre Boulevard [...]

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Wednesday June 22 2011

City of Sierra Madre’s Farmers Market To Open July 13th

At the City Council Meeting on June 14th, Council approved and awarded a five (5) year contract to Raw Inspiration, Inc., for all management and marketing of the City’s Farmers Market. The location of the market has changed from the previous location in the Mariposa Parking Lot to Hermosa Avenue, south of Sierra Madre Boulevard [...]

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Thursday June 16 2011

Sierra Bistro Ribbon Cutting Held

Sierra Bistro Ribbon Cutting Held

Owner Bill May and Chef Sean Roache welcomed a packed house to the Grand Opening of Sierra Bistro Wednesday night.  Offered free wine samples, Angus burger sliders, spring rolls and more, the full house crowd enjoyed live music performed by Dave Shelton, Tim Tutwiler and Peter Burke.  The Chamber of Commerce staged the traditional ribbon [...]

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Wednesday June 15 2011

Council Approves New Farmers’ Market

The City Council Tuesday approved a 5-year contract to bring a Farmers’ Market back to Sierra Madre beginning in July.  Raw Inspiration, which also manages Farmers’ Markets in Agoura Hills, Brentwood, Century City, Downey, El Segundo, La Canada Flintridge, Old Town Calabasas, Pacific Palisades, Westlake Village, Wilshire Center, Sherman Oaks, Larchmont Village, Melrose Place, and [...]

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Monday June 06 2011

Ribbon Cutting Scheduled at Sierra Bistro on June 15th

Ribbon Cutting Scheduled at Sierra Bistro on June 15th

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will stage the traditional ribbon-cutting at the Grand Opening of Sierra Bistro on  Wednesday, June 15th at 5:30.  Following the ribbon cutting, guests are invited to enjoy wine sampling and complimentary hors d’oeuvres as Sierra Bistro celebrates new ownership, a new name, a new look, a new chef and [...]

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Wednesday June 01 2011

Mother Moo Creamery Coming to Former Dominos Pizza Site

Mother Moo Creamery Coming to Former Dominos Pizza Site

17 Kersting Court, the former home of Domino’s Pizza, will soon be the home of Sierra Madre’s newest business, Mother Moo Creamery, which will not only feature Mothercluck’s award winning artisanal jams, jellies and preserves, but will offer its customers  ice cream made fresh daily, organic dairy, and house-made cones.  In addition, beginning in August, home preservation [...]

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Tuesday May 17 2011

Century 21 Village Celebrates 25 Years In Sierra Madre

Century 21 Village Celebrates 25 Years In Sierra Madre

Andy Bencosme, Managing Broker of CENTURY 21 Village in Sierra Madre recently announced that this month marks the twenty fifth year that his office has been serving Sierra Madre and surrounding communities. Another CENTURY 21 company owned the business for the first six years and then it was purchased by Michael and Marge Ludecke in [...]

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Wednesday May 11 2011

Century 21 Village Realty to Celebrate Silver Anniversary

Century 21 Village Realty to Celebrate Silver Anniversary

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will help Century 21 Village Realty celebrate twenty-five years in business on Tuesday, May 17th with a celebratory ribbon-cutting followed by a Chamber mixer.  The ribbon cutting will be at approximately 5pm, followed by the Chamber mixer from 5:30 to 7pm. The community is invited to celebrate with them [...]

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Wednesday May 11 2011

City Council Approves CRA Funds to Reduce Project Costs for Med. Center Expansion

The City Council voted 5 – 0 last night to use more than 75% of the $100,000 in Community Redevelopment Agency Funds (CRA) they had allocated for this year for the CRA’s Business Incentive Program.  The purpose of the Incentive Program is to assist with the development of desirable businesses within the redevelopment area by subsidizing [...]

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Monday May 09 2011

Emily Duggan Recognized by C-21 Village as Tops in the San Gabriel Valley

Emily Duggan Recognized by C-21 Village as Tops in the San Gabriel Valley

Andy Bencosme, managing broker of CENTURY 21 Village in Sierra Madre, congratulated Emily Duggan for her sales production through the first quarter of 2011. “With sales in excess of 4 million dollars not only did she lead our office in real estate sales she was also number 1 CENTURY 21 agent in the San Gabriel [...]

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Saturday May 07 2011

Busy Day Today in Sierra Madre

The Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters’ Association will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station from 7am to 11am.  Cost is $5, and proceeds are used to help the SMVFA fund numerous philanthropic endeavors, including the recent Easter Egg Hunt, and the annual Christmas stocking giveaway on Christmas Eve.  Friends of the Library 49th [...]

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Friday May 06 2011

General Plan Update Forum Tomorrow

The City of Sierra Madre and the General Plan Update Steering Committee (GPUSC) will seek input from the public at a Town Hall Forum to be held at the Sierra Madre Fire Station from 1pm to 4pm this Saturday, May 7th.  The Fire Station is located at 242 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., right next to [...]

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Thursday April 28 2011

Restaurant to Feature Three Sierra Madre Artists

In a show titled “Five Foothill Artists,” Lovebirds Cafe in Pasadena will feature the work of five local artists, three of them from Sierra Madre, two from Altadena.  The artists work will be displayed from May 14th till August 14th, with an artists opening reception featuring live music on Saturday, May 14th, from 6:30 to [...]

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Wednesday April 27 2011

Century 21 Village Realty Honored at Century 21 International Convention

Andy Bencosme, Managing Broker of CENTURY 21 Village in Sierra Madre recently returned from Las Vegas after attending the CENTURY 21 International convention held at the Mirage Hotel. Bencosme told the agents present at a recent office and marketing meeting that he was “very impressed with the office’s success in 2010.” CENTURY 21 Village was recognized [...]

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Saturday February 26 2011

Historical Marker Dedication To Take Place at Adams’ Pack Station

Historical Marker Dedication To Take Place at Adams’ Pack Station

A new “History Lives Here” historical marker showcasing vintage and recent photographs and descriptions of the history of the last remaining mule pack station in the Angeles National Forest – Adams’ Pack Station — will be unveiled at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, as part of the station’s 75th anniversary celebration featuring live music and [...]

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