Fire Lookout Volunteers Needed

The Angeles National Forest Fire Lookout Association is currently seeking individuals for its volunteer Fire Lookout Program. The group works to restore, maintain and staff historic fire lookout towers in the San Gabriel Mountains. Volunteers interpret the natural and cultural history of fire lookouts and the surrounding Forest lands for visitors and help disseminate information…


Fire Inspections Start in Local Foothills Cities

Most of the local foothill communities are beginning fire inspections in May if they have not already begun.   These inspections are done in the high risk areas which include the wildland urban interface.  Each city notifies those property owners affected by the clearance requirements.  For information contact the fire prevention office in the community in…


Final “Travelers and Collectors” Program of the Season

On Friday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Sierra Madre City Hall, Don and Janet Heins will present “Two Tickets of Kuala Lumpur—Adventures in Borneo,” an armchair excursion to the bustling political, economic and cultural capital of Malaysia. This is the last program in this season’s Traveler’s and Collectors series, which will resume in October….


World Class Artists Journey to Sierra Madre

Artists creating everything beautiful from ceramics to watercolors, jewelry to woodcarvings, are lining up to amaze and delight us at the 47th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair. Note Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, 2009, on your calendars. The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will again transform Sierra Madre’s Memorial Park into a…


Civic Club Benefit Grand Event

"Muchas gracias", declared Sierra Madre Civic Club as they held a very successful luncheon and auction, planned this year as a Mexican Fiesta. The South of the border themed event took place Saturday, April 18 in the La Salle High School Auditorium, which was brightly decorated for the occasion. President Jane Zamenzadeh warmly greeted the…


Woman’s Club & Library Present Mother’s Day Tea

The Sierra Madre Woman’s Club and The Sierra Madre Public Library will co-host a Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday, May 9, at 11:30 a.m.  This will be held at "Essick House," the Woman’s Club historic clubhouse, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre.  You are invited to attend and enjoy this special event. For…


Santa Anita May Be Headed for the Auction Block

The voluntary bankruptcy petition filed by Santa Anita parent company Magna Entertainment Corp is due to see some action today as the company seeks approval from Delaware bankruptcy judge Mary F. Walrath to auction off several of its racetracks. Santa Anita racetrack is one of the properties MEC has said it would divest. The action…

Steinmeier, Chew Hold Seats on Arcadia School Board

Steinmeier, Chew Hold Seats on Arcadia School Board

With all the precincts reporting, semi-official results from Tuesday’s Arcadia School Board election show the two incumbents Joann Steinmeier and Janet Chew to have held onto their seats against challenger John Davis. Leading the pack was Steinmeier, who received 2.460 votes, or 41.42% of the total votes cast. In second place, Chew’s margin of victory…


710 Tunnel Study Is Topic of Community Meeting

Caltrans and Metro are holding a community meeting about the SR-710 Tunnel Technical Study on Tuesday, April 28, at 6:30 pm at Blair High School Cafeteria, 1201 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and answer questions about the study, which includes the geotechnical feasibility for all practical alternatives…

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