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Man Attacked by Bear Above Sierra Madre
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Man Attacked by Bear Above Sierra Madre

By Susan Motander John Wiedeman, an 83-year old man who has lived off the land in the local foothills for most of the last 20 years, was awakened by a bear sniffing his sleeping bag. Sierra Madre’s Interim Chief of Police Jim Hunt explained that the man thought the bear was friendly and reached out…

Sierra Madre Crime Blotters: April 14 – April 21
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Sierra Madre Crime Blotters: April 14 – April 21

April 8 (hold over) Sometime between 2:30 and 2:55 p.m., a grand theft occurred in the 200 block of North Grove Street. The suspect(s) removed the victim’s gardening equipment, a lawnmower, edger and trimmer taken from the victim’s vehicle and placed it into the suspect vehicle. The suspect(s) then fled the scene. The case was…

Sierra Madre Crime Blotters: April 8 – April 19
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Sierra Madre Crime Blotters: April 8 – April 19

April 8 (hold over) Sometime between 2:30 p.m. and 2:55 p.m., a grand theft occurred in the 200 block of N. Grove Street. The suspect(s) removed the victim’s gardening equipment, a lawnmower, edger and trimmer taken from the victim’s vehicle and placed it into the suspect vehicle. The suspect(s) then fled the scene. Case to…

Metrolink Offers Free Rides on Earth Day
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Metrolink Offers Free Rides on Earth Day

Metro will offer free rides on Metro bus, rail and bike share systems Metrolink has urged Southern California commuters to leave their cars at home on Earth Day and pledge to take public transportation. To make that easier, Metrolink will provide free rides on its regional rail system on Monday, April 22. Earth Day is…

Is Social Media a Public Health Risk?
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Is Social Media a Public Health Risk?

Are we suffering from ‘TMINO’ (too much info news overload)? By Terry Miller Five things are certain in life: birth, death, change, social media and of course email. Each day, I’m knackered beyond understanding after examining hundreds of news websites, Facebook alerts and good old fashioned emails – it’s only 9:30 in the morning. I’ve…

Planned Parenthood Pasadena and SGV to Offer Health Care for Transgender and Non-Binary Communities
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Planned Parenthood Pasadena and SGV to Offer Health Care for Transgender and Non-Binary Communities

A 2015 survey by the National Center for Transgender Equality revealed that when it comes to accessing comprehensive health care, transgender and non-conforming communities face significant barriers and discrimination. Respondents were living with HIV at a rate five times higher than the general U.S. population, for example, and 23% of respondents did not see a…

Social Media Has Found a New Demographic – Senior Citizens
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Social Media Has Found a New Demographic – Senior Citizens

By Terry Miller We’ve all seen millennials glued to their smart phones as they’re driving, crossing the street or even on a date. Yes, the smartphone has indeed changed young peoples’ lives. However, the young have now been outnumbered by their parents and grandparents, especially when it comes to Facebook use. According to the well-respected…

Sierra Madre Crime Blotters: March 25 – March 28
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Sierra Madre Crime Blotters: March 25 – March 28

March 25 A residential burglary occurred between 8:46 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the 500 block of Acacia Street. Suspect(s) shattered a rear glass door, entered the residence and ransacked several rooms. At this time it is unknown what items were taken from residence. Detectives are pending in further investigation. Officers conducted a pedestrian check…

California’s New ‘Gold Rush’ is Transit Oriented Development
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California’s New ‘Gold Rush’ is Transit Oriented Development

Communities are experiencing ‘unprecedented’ development interest By Terry Miller The discovery of gold in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 generated what became the “California Gold Rush.” Conceivably, this was one of the most important events to shape American history during the first half of the 19th century which sprouted California’s population explosion. Have you…

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