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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 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…

Sierra Madre Crime Blotters: March 11 – March 16
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Sierra Madre Crime Blotters: March 11 – March 16

March 11 Officers contacted a subject parked in the 700 block of West Grandview Avenue at about 12:15 p.m. Upon contacting the subject, officers detected a strong smell of marijuana. A large amount of marijuana and other items were discovered during the search of the vehicle indicating that the subject was selling marijuana. Officers arrested…

Beacon Media’s Light Shines Bright in Dazzling Digital Direction
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Beacon Media’s Light Shines Bright in Dazzling Digital Direction

Digital focus creates unparalleled prospects for growth By Terry Miller Starting next week, March 21, you’ll see some noteworthy and exciting changes with Beacon Media print products. We remain stalwartly focused on covering Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena and Sierra Madre, and with our websites you’ll be able to access that information immediately, whenever and wherever you…

House Fire Claims Life of Sierra Madre Resident
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House Fire Claims Life of Sierra Madre Resident

On Jan. 17, 2019, at 9:02 a.m., the Sierra Madre Fire Department, with Engine 66 from Los Angeles County Fire Department, was dispatched to the 300 block of N. Lima Ave. on a reported structure fire. Sierra Madre Fire Engine 41 arrived on scene and reported heavy smoke coming from the rear of the structure…

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