Recent News

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. SB 1266 required public schools to stock epinephrine auto injectors on campus so critically important medicine can be administered quickly and safely if a student suffered from a serious anaphylactic allergy reaction during school hours.

Recent data from the California School Nurses Organization shows that many schools who are trying to implement SB 1266 cannot because they cannot obtain the necessary prescription from physicians, who cite liability concerns.

“I want to share some good news about this policy, as it is a credit to many of you who supported this effort last year,” Senator Huff said during his Floor presentation. “My office has recently been informed that this medication was used in the San Marcos School District and potentially saved a child who was “crashing” just last month. This policy is important and is working.”

SB 738 will provide limited liability protection for prescribing physicians writing standing order prescriptions in order to comply with SB 1266 and is similar to current law as it relates to liability for AEDs and opioid antagonists.

“There are other states, Nevada and Virginia to name just a few, who also require schools to stock life-saving epinephrine on campus and also offer similar liability protections to physicians,” said Senator Huff.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Saturday May 16 2015

Bartolais Named 4th of July Grand Marshal, Parade Details

Bartolais Named 4th of July Grand Marshal, Parade Details

Press Release posted 5/16/15 – The volunteers of the Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee are pleased and excited to announce that the 2015 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal will be Sierra Madre’s very own Nina and Clem Bartolai. “The Grand Marshal is a person or persons whose efforts over a long period of [...]

Saturday May 16 2015

2015 Mount Wilson Trail Race and Activities

Press Release posted 5/16/15 - Pasta Feed Dinner – Friday, May 22 starting at 5:30pm Zugo’s Café is providing the food for the MWTR Pasta Dinner sponsor this year.  The dinner, which is open to participants, family and the general public, will be held in Kersting Court from 5:30P to 7:00P.  The price will be $7.50 [...]

Thursday May 14 2015

Boot Skootin’ Dance and Chili Cook-off – Photo Gallery and Video

Boot Skootin' Dance and Chili Cook-off - Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 5/14/15 – Saturday night’s Boot Skootin’ Dance and Chili Cook-off, hosted in the Sierra Madre Room by the Kiwanis Club of Sierra Madre, attracted lots of folks to enjoy some chili, bid on items at a silent auction, and do a little country western dancing.  This was the fifth annual Boot Skootin’ event, all [...]

Thursday May 14 2015

Suspect Apprehended in Residential Burglary in the 800 Block of Woodland Drive

Press Release Posted 5/14/15 – On 5-13-2015 at 2051 hrs (8:51pm),  officers were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Woodland Drive in reference to a burglary in progress. The Rp (reporting person?) stated the suspect had gone into his neighbor’s residence through the porch window. Officer Ford and Sgt. Gonzalez arrived and [...]

Thursday May 14 2015

Local Politicos React to Governor’s May Budget Revise

Press Releases posted 5/14/15 Rep. Sen. Bob Huff Assemblyman Chris Holden Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s May Budget Revise.”We are happy to see the Governor is interested in keeping the promises to invest in education, pay off state budget debts and liabilities, and save [...]

Wednesday May 13 2015

Suspects Arrested For Attempted Robbery and Possession of Stolen Property

Suspects Arrested For Attempted Robbery and Possession of Stolen Property

Press Release posted 5/13/15 – On Wednesday May 13, 2015 at 04:00 AM a resident on Grove Lane heard noises in the front of his residence. The resident looked out the window and observed a suspect breaking into his vehicle. The resident went outside and confronted the suspect, who was now inside his vehicle, and [...]

Tuesday May 12 2015

2015 Kids’ Fun Run T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced

2015 Kids’ Fun Run T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced

Press Release posted 5/12/15 – A winner has been selected in the Mount Wilson Trail Race Kid’s Fun Run T-shirt Design Contest. The winning artwork is titled “The Kids Fun Run” and was submitted by Sierra Madre Elementary School student, Christine Manoukian. Christine’s artwork will be featured on the back of the MWTR Kid’s Fun [...]

Tuesday May 12 2015

Waterworks Aquatics Water Safety Day at the Sierra Madre Aquatic Center

Press Release posted 5/12/15 – With the warm summer months upon us and kids out of school for the summer, it’s time to hit the beach and pools for some fun. Come out on Monday, May 18th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Splash into Summer Safety with Waterworks Aquatics and the Sierra Madre [...]

Tuesday May 12 2015

Alverno High School Seniors Celebrate National College Decision Day

Alverno High School Seniors Celebrate National College Decision Day

Press Release posted 5/12/15 – On Friday, May 1 members of Alverno High School’s Class of 2015 joined in the celebrations for National College Decision Day by sporting their college sweatshirts. As in years past, Alverno High School is excited and proud that 100 percent of its graduates will be going onto college next year. [...]

Monday May 11 2015

SMFD Extinguishes Car Fire on Montecito

Posted 5/11/15 – Around 8pm this evening, SMFD responded to a call that turned out to be what appeared to be a pick up truck on fire.  The vehicle was right next to a very tall tree with low hanging foliage, but SMFD got the fire out quickly, averting a very dangerous situation.  In any [...]

Monday May 11 2015

Alverno Softball Ends Season as Undefeated League Champions , Rodriguez Hits Three Homers, Gets 10 RBIs

Alverno Softball Ends Season as Undefeated League Champions , Rodriguez Hits Three Homers, Gets 10 RBIs

Press Release posted 5/11/15 – The Alverno High School Varsity Softball defeated Ramona Convent 18-10 in the final game of the Horizon League season. With a League record of 10-0, the Jaguars are the undefeated victors of the Horizon League and are headed to the CIF Southern Section for the 18th time in 20 years. [...]

Sunday May 10 2015

Laurie Cooper Recognized as Sierra Madre Older American of the Year 2015

Laurie Cooper Recognized as Sierra Madre Older American of the Year 2015

Posted 5/10/15 – Longtime resident Laurie Cooper was honored by the Senior Commission as Sierra Madre’s Older American of the Year for 2015 on Friday, and she is certainly qualified.  At 97, Cooper is still actively involved with Sierra Madre Environmental Action Council (SMEAC), Bailey Canyon Volunteers, and the League of Women Voters, among other [...]

Friday May 08 2015

2015 Sierra Madre Fourth Of July Firecracker Fun Run Registration

Press Release posted 5/8/15 –  The Spero Foundation will be hosting their fifth annual “Fire Cracker Fun Run” as part of the Sierra Madre Fourth of July Festivities. This is an “unofficial 5K event,” but a running clock is provided. We welcome runners and walkers of all ages. Walkers with strollers and dogs on leashes [...]