Brief Spot on Bears

Sierra Madre, CA. – October 2, 2014

The residents of Sierra Madre live near natural areas and routinely receive unexpected visits from all types of wildlife seeking food, water and/or shelter. With the cities proximity to the San Gabriel Mountains, wild animals occasionally enter the urban areas of the city and place residents and domesticated animals in danger. The wildlife includes coyotes, mountain lions, bobcats and bears. The presence of unwanted wildlife (or predators), in the back-yards of our residents often times evolves into an emergency and public safety is summonsed for help. With the rapid ecological changes in the weather, the police department has seen a huge increase in the number of calls for service in regards to wildlife.

Teen Docent - Fall Local History Training

Sierra Madre, CA. – October 2, 2014

Teens, 12 years old through seniors in high school, who are interested in local history, public speaking, and earning community service hours should contact the Sierra Madre Public Library to sign up for the Teen History Docent program. Teens will be trained on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the fall, and give tours to local groups, classes, family, and friends to share their new local history knowledge!

Library Open House - October 11, 2014

Join the fun and festivities at the Library Open House on Saturday, October 11th, from 9 am – 12 pm. Try out eReaders and Ipads at the Technology Table, stop by the Friends of the Library book sale, and enjoy coffee, juice & light refreshments. DVD rentals will be free all day. Come see all that your local library has to offer!

More Morning Hours at the Sierra Madre Public Library

Sierra Madre, CA. - September 16, 2014 - Library hours are changing starting Monday, October 6

Hours are changing at the Sierra Madre public Library in response to patron’s requests for more morning hours. Previously, the library had opened at 12 noon and closed at 9 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We will be shifting our hours to the following schedule beginning on Monday, October 6:

Small Brush Fire Rapidly Extinguished Near Auburn Debris Basin

Sierra Madre’s Dispatch received a call at approximately 3:37pm in regards to a blown electrical transformer and live lines down at the rear of a property on the 600 Block of Sierra Meadow Drive. A small brush fire developed and moved uphill towards the Auburn Avenue road next to the Auburn Debris Basin.

The fire is estimated to have reached approximately ¼ acre and was quickly extinguished. Sierra Madre’s Fire and Police personnel arrived upon the scene and set up command on the 700 block of Auburn Avenue. Mutual Aid was received from the Cities of Arcadia and Pasadena in addition to US Forest Service personnel. There was no reported injuries or damage to property.