The City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department hosts a monthly excursion to various places in Southern California. Don’t miss upcoming trips to Oak Glen, CA in September and Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest in October, 2013. For more information please contact the Community Services Department at 626-355-5278. Registration can be completed online at www.cityofsierramadre.com/onlineregistration.
The Family Movie Friday series has wrapped for 2013, and continued the successful tradition of providing a family friendly, outdoor activity for Sierra Madre. Through the generous support of the Sierra Madre Issei Memorial Foundation, Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters Association, and Mother Moo Creamery, the Community Services Department was able to show five movies in Kersting court, including the Sierra Madre filmed classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The films never looked better, shown on a brand new screen made possible by donations from the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club and Rotary Club of Sierra Madre. Approximately 250 people attended each showing and supported local businesses in the downtown area.
The Family Movie Friday series will resume in late spring, early summer of 2014. If you are interested in sponsoring a movie or supporting the series please contact Recreation Supervisor Kyle Schnurr at (626) 355-5278 ext. 227 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teens interested in becoming a volunteer history docent can sign up in August at the Sierra Madre Public Library. Beginning in September, five teens at a time will train and give tours during a five-week period using new Digital Storyboard technology at the Library’s Local History Room and at the Richardson House museum. A total of 25 teens will be part of the program during the grant period, and then the library will continue the program after the grant period ends. Sierra Madre‘s Library received a grant from the state to train the teen volunteers as history docents. Applications are available at the Library
Families with children ages three and younger are invited to register for the Library’s popular five-week Parent/Child Workshop featuring noted resource professionals on Thursdays, September 5, 12, 21, 26, and October 3, 2013, at 10 a.m. The interactive workshops include toys, crafts, books and play in addition to discussions of parenting issues and concerns. Enrollment is free, but in-person pre-registration at the Library is required to ensure a spot in the program. The Library is a national Family Place Library.
On July 31, 2013 at approximately 1:15 PM, Sierra Madre Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 300 blk. of Sierra Woods Ave. An alert neighbor notified the police and watched as two men parked the vehicle and headed towards her neighbor’s house putting on “hoodie” sweat shirts and covering their faces. Arriving officers found the suspects burglarizing the neighbor’s home. The suspects fled on foot in separate directions.
A containment was setup and with the assistance of the Pasadena Police Department, Arcadia Police Department, Monterey Park Police Department, and Alhambra Police Department both suspects were located taken into custody. One suspect managed to run through yards almost a mile away but was unable to escape the police helicopter above him.
Lavon Fuller a 23 yr. old San Bernardino resident and Marquice Garrett a 20 year old Pasadena resident were arrested and booked for residential burglary. Lavon Fuller was additionally charged with Assault on a Police Officer. While being treated for a police dog bite injury at Arcadia Methodist Hospital he attempted to escape and was involved in a fight with a Sierra Madre Police Officer and a nurse at the location. He managed to escape for a short time but was eventually was caught by Arcadia Police Officers who responded to assist the officer. Officers later learned he attempted to car-jack a women in the parking lot of the hospital but was unsuccessful.