Recent News

Kiwanis to Host School Board Candidate Forum Luncheon Tuesday, 2/24

Press Release posted 2/22/15 – Kiwanis Club of Sierra Madre will conduct a School Board Forum at their meeting of February 24 At The Lodge, 33E. Sierra Madre Blvd.   Lunch will start at 11:30 AM for those who want to eat lunch at a cost of $10.00.  Seating will be available for those not wanting lunch.   The Forum will begin at 12:00 noon and adjourn no later than 1:30 PM.  The two candidates from our district, Larry Torres and Sandra Siraganian will field questions directly from the audience (as opposed to written on cards).  Former mayor and current Kiwanian Clem Bartolai will be the moderator.  If you wish to have lunch, please call (626) 355-0728 to RSVP.

Friday February 20 2015

SMPD Busts East SGV ROP Teacher for Sexual Encounter With Minor Gladstone High Student

SMPD Busts East SGV ROP Teacher for Sexual Encounter With Minor Gladstone High Student

Press Release posted 2/20/15 –  The Sierra Madre Police Department arrested an East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program (ROP) teacher for allegedly having a sexual encounter with a minor, who is a student at Gladstone High School in Azusa. While this teacher was not a direct employee of the Azusa Unified School District, the [...]

Monday February 16 2015

Joe Ramsey Benefit Memorial Concert at Santa Anita Saturday

Press Release posted 2/16/15 – An all-star lineup of Arcadia-bred rock performers will reunite during a benefit memorial concert at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, from 7 p.m. to midnight, to honor long-time Sierra Madrean, well-known musician and beloved AHS alum Joe Ramsey, who recently passed away at the age of 58. More than 15 [...]

Sunday February 15 2015

Editorial – Why SierraMadreNews.Net Endorses Larry Torres for PUSD Board of Education

Editorial - Why SierraMadreNews.Net Endorses Larry Torres for PUSD Board of Education

Editorial posted 2/15/15 - Why SierraMadreNews.Net Endorses Larry Torres for PUSD Board of Education When you meet Larry, you get the feeling that he’s genuinely happy to meet you. When you talk with Larry, you feel you’re speaking with someone who honestly cares what you think. When Larry talks with you, you feel you’re speaking with [...]

Friday February 13 2015

Updates From The City: VFW Donation, Water Use Penalties

Press Releases posted 2/13/15 – The City has recently posted some press releases, see below: VFW Donates to Veterans Health Clinic, Seeks More Funding – Sierra Madre’s VFW Post 3208 has pledged $10,000 towards a new Veterans Health Clinic at PCC and is asking our community to join the cause to bring accessible healthcare to [...]

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Monday February 09 2015

4th of July Committee Seeking Dedicated Volunteers

4th of July Committee Seeking Dedicated Volunteers

Press Release posted 2/9/15 – The Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee needs your help! Its two-day long celebration and parade has become one of the biggest events in the community. They need people with events, party planning and logistical experience to assist  in producing this spectacular event. The committee is looking to fill out [...]

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Sunday February 08 2015

Wistaria Festival Tickets On Sale

Wistaria Festival Tickets On Sale

Posted 2/8/15 – Sierra Madre’s annual Wistaria Festival is scheduled to take place on March 15th, and tickets from the downtown area to the vine location are on sale now.  The festival itself is free, as is seeing the vine.  However, parking in the area can be difficult due to road closures around the vine, [...]

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Sunday February 08 2015

One Book, One City Events Continue

Press Release posted 2/8/15 – For those of you who aspire to be sleuths in the Philip Marlow tradition or writers in the style of Raymond Chandler, a scavenger hunt will have you tracking clues throughout Sierra Madre to qualify for some fun prizes. Entries are due by Feb. 28 at the Library. To celebrate [...]

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Sunday February 08 2015

Friends of the Library: “Wine Tasting Event Tickets Make Great Valentine Gifts”

Press Release posted 2/8/15 – With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there is no better gift than tickets to the 45th Annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting. This year’s event will be held Friday evening, February 20, 2015, at Alverno Villa, 675 West Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA. Quality wines from [...]

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Thursday February 05 2015

Dave Loera Honored As Citizen Of The Year – Photo Gallery

Dave Loera Honored As Citizen Of The Year - Photo Gallery

Posted 2/5/15 – Several dozen folks turned out to the Sierra Madre Room on Saturday, Jan. 31st to honor Dave Loera, named the 2014 Sierra Madre Citizen of the Year by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce.  Most of the City Council joined Congresswoman Judy Chu, Chamber Board members, members of the Harry L. Embree [...]

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Thursday February 05 2015

SM Older American of the Year Nominations Sought

Press Release posted 2/5/15 – The Senior Community Commission and Community Services Department is now accepting nominations for the Older “Sierra Madre” American of the Year. If you know someone who lives in Sierra Madre, has demonstrated outstanding community service, and is 60 years of age or older please be sure to fill out a [...]

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Thursday February 05 2015

45th Annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting Fast Approaching

Press Release posted 2/5/15 – It’s that time again! Don’t miss the 45th Annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting held on Friday evening, February 20, 2015, at Alverno Villa, 675 West Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA. Dozens of vintners serving wines from around the world, along with specialty appetizers and [...]

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Thursday February 05 2015

Planning Commission Meeting To Consider R-1 Zoning Ordinance Amendments

Press Release posted 2/5/14 – The Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing to consider amendments to the R-1 Single Family Residential Zoning Ordinance regarding revisions to the maximum allowable floor area based on lot size, changes to the conditional use permit (CUP) square footage threshold, elimination of the existing minimum floor area requirement, [...]

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Thursday February 05 2015

Read, Discover, Connect Art & Essay Contest at the Sierra Madre Library

Press Release posted 2/5/15 – Students in grades K – 8 are invited to enter the Library Art and Essay contest, starting February 2, 2015. This year’s theme is: Read, Discover, Connect @ Sierra Madre Public Library and entries should reflect the theme as closely as possible. Entry forms are available at the Public Library, [...]

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Monday January 26 2015

Cmdr. Dave Loera Citizen Of The Year, Dinner Tickets on Sale Now

Cmdr. Dave Loera Citizen Of The Year, Dinner Tickets on Sale Now

Press Release posted 1/26/15 – Sierra Madre Chamber President Ed Chen and the Board of Directors announced on Friday, Jan. 9th,  the selection of VFW Post 3208 Commander Dave Loera as the 2014 Citizen of the Year. The COTY award is granted to an outstanding Sierra Madre resident who best demonstrates the town’s spirit of [...]

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Saturday January 10 2015

Long-time Sierra Madrean Joe Ramsey Passes Away

Long-time Sierra Madrean Joe Ramsey Passes Away

Posted 1/10/15 – (Editor’s Note: I’ll be doing a more comprehensive and personal look back at Joe Ramsey’s life in the near future, but wanted to post this in the interim…) Joseph Jack Ramsey, 11/1/56 – 12/29/14 Joseph “Joe” Jack Ramsey passed away Dec. 29th, 2014 at Arcadia Methodist Hospital.  Joe Ramsey, son of Jack [...]