Construction Begins on East Grand View, 1-10-2013

Sierra Madre, CA – City of Sierra Madre Public Works staff has begun the first of three projects that will take place along the 600 block of East Grand View Avenue over the next few months. The first project consists of constructing a new, permanent entry to the spreading basin facility. The new gate will replace the existing entry that’s adjacent to Sycamore Place. The project includes removal of a portion of the old rubble perimeter wall around the facility and the construction of new entry pilasters using the wall materials. This project is designed to facilitate the two following projects.

Month-Long Festivities Planned for One Book One City in February

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, is the City’s 2013 One Book One City selection this February and a month of exciting free programs for all ages, with a World War II theme, is being planned at the Sierra Madre Public Library. Please join us at the library for the following free programs:

  • Children’s Airplane Flying Contest. Saturday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m.
  • WWII Historian - Dan King. On Saturday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Book Discussion Monday evening, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. & Thursday, February 21 at 11:00 a.m.
  • WWII Veterans Share Their Stories. On Saturday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m.
  • WWII Aircraft speaker from Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Library's Popular Parent/Child Workshops Slated for March, 1-09-2012

Registration is now open for popular Parent/Child workshop series, slated for March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3 at 6:30 pm at the Sierra Madre Public Library.

Sessions will take place at the Library on consecutive Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and will be interactive including toys, crafts, books and play in addition to discussions of parenting issues and concerns.

The parenting workshop will feature noted resource professionals from the community and each session will feature a different aspect of parenting, including early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play, and health.

Families with children ages 36 months and younger are encouraged to register now as past workshops have filled up fast. Enrollment is free, but in-person pre-registration at the Library is required to ensure a spot in the program.

Senior Community Commission Seeking Older 'Sierra Madre' American of the Year, 1-08-2013

The City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department and the Senior Community Commission is seeking your assistance to find the 2013 Older ‘Sierra Madre’ American of the Year. Nominated individuals must live in Sierra Madre, demonstrate outstanding community service and be age 60 or older.

Nominations are due by Monday, February 18, 2013,

Free Christmas Tree Recycling, 1-07-2013

Athens Services will continue to pick up and recycle your Christmas Tree through this week. Residents may put their tree by the curb on their regular pick-up day for this free program. Please remove stands, nails, ornaments, lights and tinsel, and place the trees next to your containers. Trees with flocking or fire retardant are acceptable. Trees over 6 feet in length must be cut in half.

If you miss the date for recycling, please cut up your tree and place it in your yard waste container, or call Athens Services for a “bulky item” pickup.

For additional information, please call Athens Services at 1-888-336-6100 or the Sierra Madre Public Works Department at 626-355-7135.