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2015 Sierra Madre 4th of July Community Events Schedule

4th of July Festivities, click to enlarge

Press Release posted 6/28/15, reposted 7/3/15Sierra Madre Fourth of July Festivities – www.sierramadre4thofjuly.com

Pre-Parade Party & Picnic: The fun begins on July 3rd from 5:30pm-10:30pm in Memorial Park. Grab a drink at the Friends of Sierra Madre Little League beer garden, dance to music from the band Groovy Lemon Pie and let your kids have fun with confetti eggs, bubble wrap fireworks, and a fun zone!

Sierra Madre Fourth of July Firecracker Fun Run:Registration is still available for the Firecracker Fun Run sponsored by the Spero Foundation. The run is Saturday, July 4th at 8:00am. Entry fees are $26 for all ages. To register online, please visit our website. For more detailed event information click here.

Sierra Madre Woman’s Club Pre-Parade Open House:Complimentary Continental Breakfast, open to all 8am to 10am, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

Fourth of July Parade: Don’t miss out on the biggest event in town, where the whole City is either in the parade or watching it! The action starts at 10:00am with the parade beginning on Sierra Madre Blvd. and Sunnyside. The parade route continues along Sierra Madre Blvd. until the conclusion at Sierra Vista Park. The Fourth of July Committee would like to thank the Kensington for being the 2015 Parade Sponsor!

Community Picnic & Celebration: The festivities continue after the parade in Sierra Vista Park from 11am-3pm. Join us for live music, free entry into the pool, community games, kids’ fun zone and food trucks. There will also be a free shuttle running to and from Sierra Vista Park from 12:00pm-3:45pm

To contribute to help pay for these events, send a check made out to Sierra Madre Community Foundation, naming the 4th of July Committee in the memo section of the check, to:

4th of July Committee
PO Box 1073
Sierra Madre, CA 91025

Friday July 03 2015

2015 4th of July Parade Lineup

2015 4th of July Parade Lineup

Posted 7/3/15 – Parade Sponsor: The Kensington

Thursday June 04 2015

Best Used Book Sale To Benefit Library Friday and Saturday, 6/5 and 6/6

Press Release posted 6/4/15 – The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library announce plans for the June Best Used Book Sale on Friday, June 5 (3-7 p.m.) and Saturday, June 6 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)  The Sale will be held in the basement and the parking lot behind the library at 440 West Sierra [...]

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Tuesday June 02 2015

Fun, Food and Entertainment for the Whole Family at the British Home June Faire

Fun, Food and Entertainment for the Whole Family at the British Home June Faire

Press Release posted 5/20/15 – The British Home will be holding its 2015 June Faire on Saturday, June 6th, from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.   This family-friendly event celebrating “All Things British “ is held annually on the first Saturday in June at Sierra Madre’s graceful non-profit independent and assisted living facility for seniors.  [...]

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Sunday May 31 2015

Alverno Softball Makes Final Four with 4-1 Win Over St. Anthony’s

Alverno Softball Makes Final Four with 4-1 Win Over St. Anthony's

Posted 5/31/15 – The Alverno High School Jaguars varsity softball team advanced to the final four of the 2015 CIF Southern Section Softball Playoff Brackets – Division 6 on Thursday, with a 4-1 over St. Anthony’s of Long Beach, led by Player of the Game Katie Taix who pitched six hit ball, including 12 strikeouts and [...]

Thursday May 28 2015

Alverno Softball Wins 2nd Round Playoff Game Against Windward, 6-5

Article “Powered by Narrative Science and GameChanger Media. Copyright 2015. All rights reserved.” - Clara Avila went 3 for 3 at the plate as Alverno Jaguars Varsity took home a 6-5 victory over Windward in eight innings at Glendale Sports Complex on Thursday. She singled in the fourth and sixth innings and tripled in the seventh inning. [...]

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Tuesday May 26 2015

Budget Cut Alternatives, Webinar Tomorrow 5/27 – Where Would YOU Cut?

Press Release posted 5/26/15 - General Fund Budget Input Webinar, May 27, 7 pm  The City Council is still collecting input on how to close the budget deficit. You can do this from home next Wednesday by registering for General Fund Budget Input Webinar on May 27, 2015 7:00 PM PDT by clicking here. Council Members are [...]

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Monday May 25 2015

Top Three Male/Female Finishers in Mt. Wilson Trail Race – Photos and Video

Top Three Male/Female Finishers in Mt. Wilson Trail Race - Photos and Video

Posted 5/25/15 - Alan Reynolds (50-54 age division) won the Mt. Wilson Trail Race Saturday with a time of 1:05:09. First place among the women went to Sally June Tracy (25-29 age division), with a time of 1:13:44. Second place among the men went to Ben Ward, who came in at 1:06:55. Third place went to [...]

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Sunday May 24 2015

Alan Reynolds Takes 1st, Sally Tracy Leads The Women at 2015 Mt. Wilson Trail Race

Alan Reynolds Takes 1st, Sally Tracy Leads The Women at 2015 Mt. Wilson Trail Race

Posted and updated 5/24/15 – Alan Reynolds (50-54 age division) won the Mt. Wilson Trail Race yesterday with a time of 1:05:09. First place among the women went to Sally June Tracy (25-29 age division), with a time of 1:13:44. Second place among the men went to Ben Ward, who came in at 1:06:55. Third [...]

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Sunday May 24 2015

2015 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Pre-Race and Race Start, Photo Gallery and Video

2015 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Pre-Race and Race Start, Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 5/24/15 – Enjoy the photos and video.  Video includes presentation of the colors by Sierra Madre Harry L. Embree VFW Post 3208 Color Guard, and the singing of the national anthem by 12-year old Kaiya Wilson.  Photo gallery below video, click an image to enlarge.

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Sunday May 24 2015

Scene at the 2015 Mt. Wilson Trail Race – Photo Gallery

Scene at the 2015 Mt. Wilson Trail Race - Photo Gallery

Posted 5/24/15 – Non-race photos from yesterday’s event, including several shots that show who the sponsors are that deserve our appreciation.

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Sunday May 24 2015

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 10th Annual Kids’ Fun Run

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 10th Annual Kids' Fun Run

Posted 5/23/15 - The 10th Annual Kids Fun Run was held at this year’s Mt Wilson Trail Race. After the grown-ups hit the trail, two races for the kids are held. Kids 3 to 6 years old run from Kersting Court up to Highland Ave. and back, and kids 7 to 12 run up to Mira [...]

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Friday May 22 2015

Runners Take Advantage of Advance Check-in at Pre-Race Pasta Feed – Photo Gallery

Runners Take Advantage of Advance Check-in at Pre-Race Pasta Feed - Photo Gallery

Posted 5/22/15 – Runners had the opportunity to both carbo load and check in early at tonight’s Mt. Wilson Trail Race Pasta Feed in Kersting Court.  Food was supplied by Zugo’s, Civic Club members managed the early check-in, and Wilson the inflatable mule made his Bell Tower debut.  Proceeds from the Pasta Feed will be [...]

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Tuesday May 19 2015

Senate Takes Next Step to Place Life-Saving Medications in Schools

 Senate Takes Next Step to Place Life-Saving Medications in Schools

Press Release posted 5/19/15 – Legislation authored by Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) passed off the Floor of the State Senate with unanimous support and will now move to the State Assembly. SB 738 is follow-up legislation from SB 1266, which Senator Huff successfully authored and the governor signed into law last year. [...]

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Monday May 18 2015

Bill to Ensure Victims of Human Rights Abuses Get Their Day in Court Moves on to Senate (AB 15)

Press Release posted 5/18/15 – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) bill to expand the time limit for filing human rights claims from two to ten years in cases of torture, war crimes, genocide and human trafficking was unanimously approved in the Assembly Thursday. AB 15 extends the statute of limitations to bring California law into line [...]

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Monday May 18 2015

Republican Legislators Introduce SB150: Tax Relief for Students with School Loans When College Goes Under

Press Release posted 5/18/15 – Following the shutdown of several campuses owned by Corinthian Colleges headquartered in California, two Republican Senators introduced a bill to help students with their federal loan debt forgiveness. Senator Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) and Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) jointly authored Senate Bill 150, which would allow students [...]

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