2014 Mount Wilson Trail Race

Sierra Madre, CA. May 30, 2014 – 2014 Mount Wilson Trail Race A Success
The Mt. Wilson Trail saw a lot of action this past Saturday, May 24th as over 300 runners participated in the 2014 Mount Wilson Trail Race. It was a successful year with ideal weather, optimal trail conditions, and a hardworking team of volunteers. All 317 participants safely completed the difficult 8.6 mile course—an impressive feat worth a lifetime of bragging rights. Hundreds of spectators stood along the sidelines as the official race starter, Gary Hilliard, fired the start gun. The crowd didn’t have to wait long for the first runners to come barreling down Baldwin Avenue a mere hour later. The first place overall male was James Timphony with a time of 1 hour and 12 seconds and the first place overall female was Mireya Vargas with a time of 1 hour and 16 minutes.

Teen Docent Training – Summer Local History Opportunities

Sierra Madre, CA. May 28, 2014 – Become a Local History Docent
Interested students 12 years old through seniors in high school should contact the Sierra Madre Public Library for sign-up information. Orientation sessions will be held from 4-6pm on Monday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 3. Throughout the summer, teens train on Mondays and then share their new local history knowledge on Tuesdays by giving tours on the themes of the week.

2014 Mount Wilson Trail Race and Activities

Sierra Madre, CA. May 21, 2014 – We are just one week away from the Mount Wilson Trail Race…you should be tapering by now, with maybe just one last run up the trail this week. As you do it, make sure you are hydrated, going into Saturday. Projections are for a race day temperature of 87; it won’t be quite that hot in the morning, but make sure you plan for the heat.

Pasta Feed Dinner – Friday, May 23 starting at 5:30pm
We are excited that Stonefire Grill has come aboard as the official MWTR Pasta Dinner sponsor this year. Thanks to Store Manager Trent Hilton, who will be running the race this year, we will have fresh salad, pasta and bread from Stonefire Grill at the dinner on Friday, May 23. This is a chance for you to pick up your race number and T-shirt early and do some yummy carb loading. The dinner, which is open to participants, family and the general public, will be held in Kersting Court from 5:30P to 7:00P. The price will be $7.50 per person, with proceeds given to Sierra Madre Search & Rescue. And bring some money to buy MWTR souvenirs, which will be available at the dinner.

Surviving a wildfire - vegetation management

Sierra Madre, CA May 8, 2014 - Year after year, Sierra Madre is faced with the potential for disaster. As we get closer to brush fire season with its high temperatures and low humidity the once green vegetation that surrounds our City starts to turn brown as the moisture is pulled from it by the Santa Ana winds that blow in off the deserts. The thick, volatile chaparral that blankets our hillsides are like bombs waiting for their fuses to be lit. We have all heard the term "firestorm" used to describe the incredible temperatures and tremendous winds that are generated in a raging chaparral fire. Hardly any house can withstand direct exposure to such a storm. Wildland fires usually pass by fast and furiously. Typically, they're controllable only when the wind dies out or they run out of fuel. If you reduce the amount of combustible brush around your house, you have taken the first step to preventing disaster.

City of Sierra Madre Employee Art Show

Sierra Madre, CA. May 6, 2014 – The City of Sierra Madre’s first annual City Employee Art Show at City Hall is currently on view. Nine City employees contributed artwork in various mediums including: photography, sketches, paper tole, water color and colored pencil drawings. The artwork represents a peek into the creative side many of our employees possess. The art show is coming to a close soon, so be sure to stop by City Hall before Monday, May 19, 2014.