Mount Wilson Trail Race 2013, Another Success

Mount Wilson Trail Race 2013 Start

This past Saturday, May 25th celebrated the 105th anniversary and 47th running of the Mount Wilson Trail Race. It was another successful year with great weather, stellar finishing times, and a lively crowd. Friday night race festivities included the Pasta Dinner and runner check-in. The Pasta Dinner was catered by Zugo’s Café with additional items provided by Stonefire Grill. On display was the 2012 race video, photos from prior races, and point of view footage on the mountain. Attendees were also able to purchase Mount Wilson Trail Race merchandise.

New City Hall Public Hours

At the May 28, 2013 City Council meeting, the City Council adopted new open hours for City Hall and the Community Recreation offices as a part of the fiscal year 2013-2015 bi-annual budget. Beginning July 1, 2013 the offices at City Hall and the Community Recreation centers will be open Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 5:30pm.

Increased Mandatory Water Conservation Measures, 5-29-2013

At the May 28, 2013, City Council meeting, the City Council implemented mandatory water conservation measures for all water customers in Sierra Madre, effective immediately. The dry winter Sierra Madre just experienced seriously affected the groundwater levels as did increased water consumption by the City’s water customers. Due to the lack of rain and increased consumption, the groundwater levels have not recovered, leading the Raymond Basin Watermaster to reduce the City’s groundwater pumping rights by almost 47%.

The City now requires that each water customer conserve a percentage of his or her July 2011 through June 2012 water use. The required percentage of conservation will vary, depending on the customer’s water use. Customers consuming 0-12 billing units of water (0-1,200 cubic feet) will be exempt from the conservation requirements. Customers using 13-17 billing units (1,300 – 1,700 cubic feet) are required to reduce their consumption by 10%. Customers using 18 units or more are required to reduce by 20%.

Summer Reading Program, June Family Fun Programs 2013

Family Fun is on tap at the Sierra Madre Public Library this summer. Reading is So Delicious! Sierra Madre’s eight-week Summer Reading Program starts on Monday, June 10 and runs through Saturday, August 3. June will see two exciting family fun programs at the Library.

On Monday, June 17 at 10 a.m. balloon storyteller, Annie Banannie, will cook up an entertaining and sensational balloon stories.

Then on Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m. stop by after dinner to be part of Animal Magic, an exciting audience participation comedy magic show with live exotic pets!