Free Compost Giveaway

Sierra Madre, CA. – March 24, 2015 – The City of Sierra Madre is hosting a Compost Giveaway in conjunction with Athens Services on Saturday, April 4, 2015. The event will be held on the west side of Sierra Vista Park from 9:00am-12:00pm. Sierra Vista Park is located at 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. All compost is free to Sierra Madre residents and is composed of a blend of organic materials that is approved for use in agricultural operations certified organic under the USDA National Organic Program. Please be sure to bring your California Identification card or Athens Services bill to verify residency. This event is self-serve and residents are encouraged to bring sturdy containers, as plastic bags are not strong enough to carry the heavy compost. Shovels are available on-site. For more information, contact the Community Services Department at 626-355-7135.

2015 Huck Finn Fishing Derby and Campout

Sierra Madre, CA. – March 18, 2015 – The annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby and Campout is just around the corner on Friday, March 27, 2015 through Sunday, March 29, 2015. The weekend long event is held at the Sierra Madre settling basins next to Dapper Field and behind the Public Works Yard. The event is sponsored by the City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department with significant support from Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters Association, Issei Foundation, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3208, Johnny’s Sport Shop, Sierra Madre Civic Club, Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club, Sierra Madre Rotary Club, Sierra Madre Woman’s Club, The Kensington, Berkshire Hathaway, Osti Tree Service, Izorline International Inc., Buccaneer Lounge, Bass Pro Shop, Pantorium Cleaners, Berkley, Okuma Fishing, Wil’s Sport and Tackle, Buccaneer Lounge and Irvine Lake.

2015 State of the City

Sierra Madre, CA. – March 2, 2015 The City of Sierra Madre is hosting the 2015 State of the City on Thursday, March 12, 2015. The event will be held in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. The event begins at 6:30 pm. Come learn about the current topics pertaining to the City including current city finances and upcoming projects. This year’s event features a short musical performance by St. Rita School students and Presentation of Colors by Brownie Troop 15161 and Cadette Troop 5361. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. For more information please contact the City of Sierra Madre at 626-355-7135.

Winner of the Write Like Chandler Contest Chosen

Sierra Madre, CA - February 23, 2015 - Sierra Madre resident Richard Bellikoff is the winner of the Sierra Madre Library’s “Write Like Chandler” contest. The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler, was Sierra Madre Public Library’s 2015 One Book, One City pick. The contest was one of the exciting events celebrating author Raymond Chandler and the LA Noir genre.

Bellikoff’s entry, “Strangers on a Trail”, written in Chandler’s narrative-first-person style, was selected by members of the One Book Once City committee, on the evening of Friday, February 13. Bellikoff received dinner for two at a local restaurant. Read his winning entry below.