Articles by Bill Coburn

Services for Tim Osti Set for Jan. 19th

Posted 1/8/19 – Timothy James Osti, 51, was born in Los Angeles on October 11, 1967 and passed away December 27, 2018. Tim was a lifelong resident of Sierra Madre and worked with his father Danny,…


SMRFA Takes Home 13th Award in Last 14 Years!!

Posted 1/1/19 – “Harmony’s Garden”, Sierra Madre Rose Float Association’s 2019 entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade, was the town’s 87th entry, going back to 1917. And for the thirteenth time in fourteen years, SMRFA’s…



SMRFA Undergoes Final Judging

Posted 12/31/18 – I was unable to stick around for the actual judging, but I was there up until they arrived, so I think you’re seeing everything they did. Please note that with our new…



Frosty Arrives in Time for Candlelight Procession

Posted 12/23/18 – The annual tradition of a snowman in Kersting Court was continued today, as Frosty arrived just in time for tonight’s Candlelight Procession.  I wasn’t there during the build, so I don’t want…



SMPD Announces Holiday Parking Moratorium

Posted 11/16/18 – Beginning at 9am on Wednesday, 11/21/18 and continuing through 2am on Sunday 11/25/18, there will be a citywide exemption for parking violations relating to permit parking and overnight parking in observance of…



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Structure Fire Put Out

Posted 4/16/18 – I just spoke with Watch Commander Bailey of the SMPD, who informed me that a structure fire at 309 Santa Anita Court was put out, and that were no injuries.  Preliminary findings…


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SMPD Police Blotter 4-1 to 4-8-2018

Posted 4/12/18 – Sierra Madre Police Department Police Blotter Report April 1, to April 8, 2018 During this period, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 342 day and night time calls for service. Sunday, April…