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2014 Sierra Madre Halloween

A reader named Jeff shared with us his YouTube video of Sierra Madre Halloween in 2009, and you can see it below.  Below the video you’ll find the schedule of events as listed by the City on its Facebook page.  And if you click here, you can go to our main Sierra Madre Halloween page, with pictures and videos going back to 1999.

Here’s the schedule of events:

Halloween Happenings Friday, October 31st, 2014

Come join us for a family friendly event in downtown Sierra Madre

Schedule of Events
3:30-5:00pm: Downtown Sierra Madre Trick-o-Treating
4:00-5:00pm Costume Contest Waivers and Information in Kersting Court
5:00pm Costume Parade
5:30pm Costume Contest

For more information and a map of the event, please visit
http://www.cityofsierramadre.com/special-events-and-programs/halloween-happenings
or call the Community Services at (626) 355-5278

Saturday October 25 2014

2014 Halloween Window Painting – Completed – Photo Gallery

2014 Halloween Window Painting - Completed - Photo Gallery

Posted 10/25/14 – I posted photos of the kids painting the windows of the local businesses downtown for Halloween yesterday, and now I’ve gone back and taken photos of the completed windows, without the kids in the way, so you can see the finished art.  Later, I’ll be posting the names of the contest winners. [...]

Saturday October 25 2014

2014 Halloween Window Painting in Downtown Sierra Madre – Photo Gallery

2014 Halloween Window Painting in Downtown Sierra Madre - Photo Gallery

Posted 10/25/14 – Yesterday was business window painting day in Sierra Madre, with kids competing in the Halloween Window Painting Contest, sponsored by the Sierra Madre Civic Club.  Today I’m posting pictures of the windows being painted.  Later today I’ll be going downtown to take pictures of the completed windows, without the kids in front [...]

Sunday October 12 2014

2014 Sierra Madre Honors… Dinner Held at Alverno

2014 Sierra Madre Honors... Dinner Held at Alverno

Press Release posted 10/12/14, all photos on this page courtesy of the City of Sierra Madre, for more pictures from the event, visit the City’s FB photo album The 2014 Sierra Madre Honors… Dinner and Awards was held on Thursday, October 9th at the Villa del Sol d’Oro on the Alverno campus.   Sierra Madre Honors… [...]

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Sunday October 12 2014

SMEAC General Meeting Thursday to Feature JPL Climatologist, Public Invited

Press Release posted 10/12/14 – The Sierra Madre Environmental Action Council (SMEAC) announces a General Meeting to be held Thursday, Oct. 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m., at the Nature Friends Lodge & Retreat Center in Sierra Madre Canyon, 423 Yucca Trail. We will enjoy a potluck dinner – beverages provided – as prelude to our guest speaker [...]

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Saturday October 04 2014

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 to one source, the investment company that acquired the chain, Cerberus Capital Management, has decided that the store is no [...]

Tuesday September 23 2014

Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast – Photo Gallery

Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast - Photo Gallery

Posted 9/23/14 – The Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club held its annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser last Saturday.  We hope you enjoy these pictures from the event (click to enlarge).

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Tuesday September 23 2014

Join Church of the Ascension For Feast of St. Francis Blessing of the Animals on Oct. 12

Press Release posted 9/23/14 – Sierra Madre’s Village Church (Episcopal Church of the Ascension) will be holding its annual “Blessing of the Animals” ceremony on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 11:45 am in the Outdoor Worship Area. Everyone is welcome.  Refreshments and pet treats will be provided. Blessing of the Animals is conducted in commemoration [...]

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Tuesday September 23 2014

City/Athens Compost Giveaway To Be Held October 11

Press Release posted 9/23/14 – Join the City of Sierra Madre and Athens Services for the annual fall compost giveaway on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9:00am-12:00pm in Sierra Vista Park. This event is free to all Sierra Madre residents (I.D. required). Please be sure to bring your own containers as this is a self-serve [...]

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Tuesday September 23 2014

SMPD/DEA to Collaborate on Prescription Pill Drop-Off Saturday

SMPD/DEA to Collaborate on Prescription Pill Drop-Off Saturday

Press Release posted 9/23/14 - Do you or any family members have any prescriptions you don’t use or that have expired? Not sure how to dispose of them safely?  Bring them in to the Sierra Madre Police collection site on Saturday, September 27th! SMPD is partnering with the DEA to help get unused drug prescription out [...]

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Wednesday September 17 2014

Deadline for Honors Awards Nominations Thursday, 9/18/14

Deadline for Honors Awards Nominations Thursday, 9/18/14

Posted 9/17/14

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Monday September 15 2014

Brush Fire Contained Off 800 Block of North Auburn Ave. – Updated (Photos)

Brush Fire Contained Off 800 Block of North Auburn Ave. - Updated (Photos)

Posted 9/15/14-  Update from the City at 8:30pm - Update: Auburn Ave is now open to the public. Electricity has been restored. The fire has been completely extinguished. Sierra Madre Police would like to thank the community for being so cooperative throughout the duration of the incident. We wish all our community residents a safe night! [...]

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Saturday September 13 2014

Sierra Madre Womans Club to Host Membership Tea

by Phyllis Chapman, Posted 9/13/14 – Sierra Madre Woman’s Club invites women throughout the area to attend their Membership Tea on Wednesday, September 24, 1:00pm, at Essick House, their historic clubhouse, at 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. An afternoon of enjoyment is planned with the opportunity to learn about membership in this busy, caring group. [...]

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Saturday September 13 2014

Senior Community Commission to Host Senior Health Screenings

Senior Community Commission to Host Senior Health Screenings

Press Release posted 9/13/14 - Saturday, September 20th the Senior Community Commission will be hosting a health screening event for individuals 55 and older. The event will be held from 9am-12pm at the Hart Park House Senior Center. Stop by and receive free screening services, including blood pressure, BMI, dementia/memory, hearing and more. Flu shots will [...]

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Saturday September 13 2014

It’s Hot Out – It’s Even Hotter in Cars – Don’t Leave Kids or Pets in Cars

It's Hot Out - It's Even Hotter in Cars - Don't Leave Kids or Pets in Cars

Press Release posted 9/13/14 – Reminder from the City and SMPD/SMFD – Remmber, this chart doesn’t even go as high at the zero minutes level as we expect the temps to be this weekend.

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Thursday September 11 2014

SMPD, SMFD Remember 9/11

SMPD, SMFD Remember 9/11

Posted 9/11/14 - As they do annually, members of the SMPD and SMFD held a brief ceremony in remembrance of 9/11/01, timed to coincide with Verdugo 911′s system wide announcement in memorium.  Special thanks to Gary Hood for going across to the Kensington construction site and asking the crew to turn off their heavy equipment during [...]

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