Best-selling Authors Highlight Discussion of Classic LA Noir Novel

Sierra Madre, CA. – February 3, 2015 – Popular, noted local authors will entertain with a lively panel discussion on “Raymond Chandler, Noir, and Los Angeles in the 1940s” on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm. The event at the Sierra Madre Public Library is part of Sierra Madre’s 2015 One Book One City program throughout the month of February. This year’s book is Raymond Chandler’s L.A. Noir classic The Long Goodbye, published in 1953, featuring famous detective, Philip Marlow.

Planning Commission Meeting to Consider R-1 Zoning Ordinance Amendments

Sierra Madre, CA. – February 2, 2015 - The Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing to consider amendments to the R-1 Single Family Residential Zoning Ordinance regarding revisions to the maximum allowable floor area based on lot size, changes to the conditional use permit (CUP) square footage threshold, elimination of the existing minimum floor area requirement, and a new requirement for a conditional use permit to allow any 2nd story addition or new construction proposing a second story, and limiting any second story to no greater than 75% of the first floor, including the garage.

Historical Fire Horn Restored and to be Blown Daily

Sierra Madre, CA. – January 30, 2015 Starting on Monday, February 2nd, the 75 year-old Fire Horn will once again be heard throughout the community on a daily basis. The Horn, which is located on North Baldwin Avenue within the East Montecito Public Parking Lot, will be blown every day at 5:00pm. During emergencies, the horn will go off in a series of three blasts. When residents hear the three blasts, they should take a moment to become aware of their surroundings, and tune in to the City’s Emergency Radio Station AM 1630 for information.

Read, Discover, Connect Art & Essay Contest at the Sierra Madre Library

Sierra Madre, CA. – February 2, 2015 – Students in grades K – 8 are invited to enter the Library Art and Essay contest, starting February 2, 2015. This year’s theme is: Read, Discover, Connect @ Sierra Madre Public Library and entries should reflect the theme as closely as possible. Entry forms are available at the Public Library, on the library website, and at schools in Sierra Madre.

Start Training for the 2015 Mount Wilson Trail Race

Sierra Madre, CA. - January 30, 2015 - The Mt. Wilson Trail Race Committee is again offering a comprehensive 17-week program to get runners ready for the challenging Mt. Wilson Trail Race, scheduled for Saturday, May 23, in Sierra Madre. This program is free and the public is invited to participate.