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.

Sierra Madre Fourth of July Parade

Sierra Madre, CA. April 30, 2014 – Registration Opens Thursday, May 1st
The Sierra Madre Fourth of July Parade is an annual tradition that is an integral part of the Sierra Madre community! This hometown parade features community members, organizations, classic cars, a marching band, kids on their decorated bikes and so much more. Join us for the 2014 parade on Friday, July 4, from 10:00am – 12:00 pm. The parade route will begin at the corner of Sierra Madre Blvd. and Sunnyside Avenue, and will travel the length of Sierra Madre Blvd. to Sierra Vista Park.

2014 Fourth of July Firecracker Fun Run

Sierra Madre, CA. April 30, 2014 – Registration Opens Thursday, May 1st
Join the Spero Foundation and the Fourth of July Committee for the 4th Annual Firecracker Fun Run. This untimed, 5k fun run is perfect for the entire family to enjoy. The run begins at 8:00am on Friday, July 4th with check in from 7:00-7:45am in Kersting Court. Participants are allowed to bring strollers and dogs to this family friendly event; dogs must be on a leash.

Join the City Team – Apply to be a City Commissioner Today

Sierra Madre, CA April 23, 2014 - We want you to be a part of our City Team! The Sierra Madre City Council encourages citizen participation in its decision-making process through the use of citizen commissions. Currently, there are five citizen commissions established by the Council to advise and assist them in dealing with specific problems.

Applications to serve on a commission may be obtained at City Hall or the City website at http://cityofsierramadre.com/commissions-boards-committees. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled; however, it is recommended that applications for appointment for the beginning of the 2014-2015 fiscal year be submitted by Friday, May 23, 2014 to the City Manager’s Office. There are currently vacancies on the following commissions: