Gymnastics Class for Youth, 6-05-2013

The Sierra Madre Community Services Department is offering a new gymnastic class for youths! Charter Oak Gymnastics has been in business for over 30 years and teaches all levels of gymnastic classes. Classes in Sierra Madre are geared for beginners from ages 2 all the way up to 12 years of age. Pre-registration is required with classes beginning on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Registration is available online at www.cityofsierramadre.com/onlineregistration or at the Community Services Office located at 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024.

Sierra Madre is Experiencing a Drought

The City of Sierra Madre’s existing water supply comes from one of two sources; tunnel water from the local dam (5-10%) and groundwater wells (90-95%.) Throughout the summer and fall of 2012 City Public Works staff observed the water levels receding at each of the City’s four wells, which make up the area aquifer.

Normally, rainfall throughout the winter months reduces customers’ irrigation water use and provides water to recharge the aquifer. Aquifer water levels therefore tend to increase during the winter and spring months. This year’s minimal rainfall, combined with Los Angeles County Public Works diverting water from Santa Anita Dam to locations outside of Sierra Madre, has resulted in limited water for groundwater recharge at the City’s spreading basins.

Overall, resident water consumption is up from last year. During the period April 24th through 30th the Water Department produced 2.56 million gallons of water a day resulting in a 2 foot drop in water level within local wells. The same period last year showed a production of 1.5 million gallons a day. During the month of April 2013, the department produced a total of 70 million gallons versus production of 46 million gallons in April 2012. Well water levels dropped over 30 feet within that 12 month period.

Community Yard Sale

The City of Sierra Madre Senior Community Commission will host a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to noon located in the parking lot of Sierra Vista Park (611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.).

This 3rd annual Community Yard Sale has sold out! There are 21 different individuals and organizations selling used or slightly used items found cleaning out garages, attics, storage sheds and closets. This is your opportunity to buy antiques, furniture, collectibles, toys, books, clothing, jewelry and more.

The event is free and open to the public. The Senior Community Commission will be hosting a booth to help raise money for senior programs and activities. Join us and find that item you can’t live without! Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. For more information please call the Community Services Department at 626-355-5278.