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VFW to Honor the Fallen Monday

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Press Release posted 5/26/16 - Sierra Madre Harry L. Embree VFW Post 3208 invites patriots, families and friends to attend our Memorial Day Ceremony honoring our deceased War Veterans at Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery, Monday, May 30 at 11:00 A.M. Please arrive early to get a seat. In recent years, the ceremony has attracted standing-room only crowds. A sandwich lunch will be served following the ceremony, courtesy of Post 3208. Patriotic and WW II music will be played before and after the ceremony. Guest speakers and/or participants will include CA VFW 4th District Commander Dave Loera, keynote speaker former Mayor and City Councilwoman MaryAnn MacGillivray, Congresswoman Judy Chu, CA State Assemblyman Chris Holden, and other past and current officials. We hope to see many of you there. Thank you for your continued support and interest! God bless America!

Thursday May 26 2016

Parade Entry Open, Deadline is June 1st

Press Release posted 5/26/16   - There is NO FEE to participate in the parade this year thanks to a sponsorship from the The Kensington. Due to staging concerns, no late entries will be accepted. Please make sure to fill out all fields and hit the submit button! http://www.paradecloud.com/online_registration.php… sierramadre4thofjuly.com For questions regarding parade registration please [...]

Wednesday May 25 2016

Robbery at Bank of the West

Robbery at Bank of the West

Posted 5/25/16 - At approximately, 1:00pm there was a take-over style robbery at Bank of the West. The suspect was dressed in an all-white jumpsuit with a painters-style mask and a black wide-brimmed hat. The suspect demanded money and proceeded to pepper spray the employees. The suspect fled in silver colored sedan, driven by an unknown [...]

Saturday May 07 2016

Siberell Named Grand Marshal, Lowe Named Hometown Hero for 2016 4th of July Parade

Siberell Named Grand Marshal, Lowe Named Hometown Hero for 2016 4th of July Parade

Press release posted 5/7/16 - The volunteers of the Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee are pleased and excited to announce that the 2016 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal will be Sierra Madre’s man of many hats Pete Siberell. “The Grand Marshal is a person or persons whose efforts over a long period of time [...]

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Wednesday May 04 2016

Friends of SM Library’s 54th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair This Weekend

Friends of SM Library's 54th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair This Weekend

Press release posted 5/4/16 – The 54th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd., on Saturday, May 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Fair this [...]

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Tuesday April 12 2016

MEASURE UUT PASSES WITH 72% OF THE VOTE!!

Posted 4/12/16 – If the Google ad is messing up your formatting and making it hard to see the whole table, click in the X in the upper right hand corner of the ad, then click on “Ad covers the page”. Uncertified results updated 11:00pm Total YES – 1921  72.27% Total NO – 737   [...]

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Sunday April 10 2016

Get Out and Vote This Tuesday – Polling Place Locator

Posted 4/10/16 - “It’s heartbreaking that so many hundreds of millions of people around the world are desperate for the right to vote, but here in America people stay home on election day.”  –  Moby “As free citizens in a political democracy, we have a responsibility to be interested and involved in the affairs of the [...]

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Sunday April 10 2016

Yes on Measure UUT – A Vote For Sierra Madre – Opinion by John Capoccia, Mayor

Op-Ed published 4/10/16 - Yes on Measure UUT – A Vote For Sierra Madre, by John Capoccia, Mayor On April 12, Sierra Madreans will vote on Measure UUT.  Measure UUT is asking you to set the Utility Users Tax at 10%, which is what it was from 2009 to 2015, when Sierra Madre enjoyed balanced budgets and [...]

Wednesday March 23 2016

Suspicicous Circumstance Investigation

Press Release posted 3/23/16 – On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at approximately 3:15pm, a 14-year old student was walking home westbound on Grandview Ave from St. Rita’s School. The student said a white van, (unknown model) drove up next to her while she was on the sidewalk. The student said a male (perhaps White or [...]

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Wednesday March 23 2016

Letter to the Editor Re: UUT Tax on Ballot

Posted 3/23/16 – We have received numerous mailings recently regarding the UUT tax on the upcoming ballot.  All of those mailings emphasize the need for a 10% UUT, but mention nothing about the “Franchise Fees” that are currently being charged and collected by “utility” service providers and passed on to the City, as a revenue [...]

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Wednesday March 23 2016

Correction to Sample Ballot

Press Release posted 3/22/16 – The City of Sierra Madre is hereby providing notice to all voters of a correction to the “Impartial Analysis of Measure UUT” on page 6 of the Sample Ballot for the election on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The first bullet, under “Measure UUT WILL” should read: Increase the existing 8% [...]

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Wednesday March 23 2016

Celebrate Holy Week & Easter at Sierra Madre’s Village Church of the Ascension

Press Release posted 3/23/16 –  As at any joyous holiday season, you can count on Church of the Ascension – Sierra Madre’s Village Church – to be the place where you can join with friends and neighbors to remember the events of Holy Week and rejoice at the miracle of Easter. All of the services [...]

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Wednesday March 23 2016

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Best Used Book Sale 1st Weekend of April

Press Release posted 3/16/16 – The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library announce that the April Best Used Book Sale will be held on Friday, April 1 (3-7 p.m.) and Saturday, April 2 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)  The sale is held at the back of the library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in the [...]

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Wednesday March 16 2016

Hit and Run, Attempted Carjacking on Sunday

Press Release posted 3/16/16 – A man was arrested on Sunday afternoon, (3/13/16) after he allegedly was involved in a hit and run traffic collision that occurred in the intersection of Lima and Montecito Avenue. After allegedly causing the traffic collision, the subject then fled the scene and came in contact with a female pedestrian [...]

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Saturday February 27 2016

Congresswoman Judy Chu Seeking Field Rep/Caseworker

Press Release posted 2/27/16 - My district office in Pasadena has an opening for a Field Representative/Caseworker position.  We’re looking for hard-working, energetic candidates who can join a vibrant team and help me best serve our district and your needs. Please see below for the posting and information on how to apply. Job Opening: Field Representative/Caseworker [...]

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Friday February 19 2016

Mayor To Host 2016 State Of The City On Wednesday, March 2

Click to enlarge Press Release posted 2/19/16 – On Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 7:00-8:00 pm the Mayor of Sierra Madre will host the annual State of the City address in the Council Chambers in City Hall at 232 West Sierra Madre Boulevard. This year’s theme is “A Sustainable Sierra Madre” and the event will [...]

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