• ARCADIA – The Recreation and
    Community Services Department will be celebrating the end of summer with our
    annual carnival on Wednesday, August 11th from 10am – 2pm at Eisenhower Memorial Park
    (corner of 2nd and Colorado). This year’s theme is “Board Game, Board Walk”.
    Enjoy bingo, board games, raffles and a
    Twister Tournament. Carnival games are
    available for a nominal fee and offer fun, kid- friendly prizes, so be sure to
    bring lots of change. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase a delicious snack
    from our Hungry, Hungry Hippo Snack Bar.

    For more information please contact the
    Recreation Office at 626.574.5113.

    The City of Sierra Madre’s Community
    Services Commission is looking for three motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and
    friendly volunteers to serve on the City’s Parks Master Plan Subcommittee. The
    City welcomes any interested residents to apply.

    Parks Master Plan Subcommittee – 3
    Vacancies for Community Members At Large

    The Committee will be comprised of two (2) members
    of the Community Services Commission and three (3) community members at large. Community & Personnel Services Department
    staff will be the liaisons to the committee.
    The committee will be subject to the Brown Act and therefore meet in a
    public place with posted agendas.

    The committee will be appointed by the Community
    Services Commission on August 16, 2010, at the regularly scheduled meeting. The
    committee will review, amend and develop the adopted Parks Master Plan
    2001. The following specific tasks below have been assigned to the
    subcommittee to make recommendations to the Community Services Commission
    regarding changes to the Parks Master Plan.

    Tasks assigned to the Parks Master Plan
    Subcommittee:

    1. Review the 2001 Parks Master
    Plan and 2005 Scorecard and identify accomplishments as well as needs not yet
    met since the last review.

    2.
    Review
    the City’s park inventory by touring all the parks and recreation and school
    facilities located in Sierra Madre.

    3.
    Analyze
    the demographic and population characteristics of the community including
    evaluating factors of age, income, gender, education, ethnicity, median income
    and project projected population changes.

    4.
    Create
    a Standards Analysis – a park classifications and guidelines which apply to the
    community of Sierra Madre. Existing facility should be compared against
    standards to determine acreage and facilities required to meet present and
    future needs of the community.

    5.
    Community
    Input Process – determine the park and recreation needs of the community.
    Includes public meetings, focus groups, and surveys. From feedback, quantify
    specific needs of the community.

    6.
    Prioritize
    needs and make recommendations for implementation – summarize priorities and
    make recommendations toward the acquisition, development and maintenance of
    parks, recreation areas and opens spaces for the next five to ten years. Create
    an expenditure analysis to help implement the plan.

    7.
    Implementation
    – establish framework and methods for public officials to use in implementing
    the master plan. Policies, ordinances or resolutions as well as sources of
    funding are recommended so that the plan can become a reality. Also, an action
    plan provides specific priorities and budget estimates for the first ten years
    of the plan.

    Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2010. Submit applications to the Community &
    Personnel Services Department at the Community Recreation Center, 611 E. Sierra
    Madre Boulevard. For an application,
    please visit www.cityofsierramadre.com
    look for commission/committee applications. For more information please call
    (626) 355-5278.

     

    This
    is an exciting event and the City’s opportunity to recognize and honor the true
    treasures of Sierra Madre, its volunteers, City Commissioners and employees. Sierra Madre Honors… Recognition and
    Appreciation Dinner
    will recognize all out-going City Commissioners as
    well as extraordinary community members, organizations and employees. Please
    take a moment to review the awards listed below and nominate any person you
    feel is eligible for such an honor.

    To
    nominate a member of the Sierra Madre Community for one of the Awards, please
    include the person’s name, phone number, address, and 1-page explanation of
    nomination along with your name and phone number, and return to City Hall, the
    Community Recreation Center, or email to city@cityofsierramadre.com.

    George
    Maurer Lifetime Service Award

    Presented
    to a person/entity that most strongly represents a commitment to serving and
    volunteering, which is the true spirit of Sierra Madre.

    Wistaria
    Award

    In
    recognition of City/Community partnership, presented to a local business or
    organization whose major contributions to the City/Community of Sierra Madre
    have demonstrated a true partnership that assists in and provides services,
    programs, or enhances the general welfare of the community as a whole.

    Police
    Chief’s Special Award

    Presented
    by the Sierra Madre Chief of Police to an individual who has demonstrated
    outstanding dedication to duty (employee) or service (community) in resolving a
    community law enforcement-related issue.

    Public
    Safety Award

    Presented
    by the Mayor to an individual, either an employee or citizen, who took action
    to protect and maintain the safety of the community by taking lifesaving
    action.

    Public
    Service Award

    Employee
    of the Year – presented by the Mayor upon the recommendation of the City
    Manager to an extraordinary city employee who has represented remarkable
    customer and public service as well as dedication to the citizens of Sierra
    Madre over the course of a year.

    Community
    Youth Service Award

    Presented
    to a young adult in the community who demonstrates dedication and outstanding
    service to the community.

    This
    year’s Sierra Madre Honors…
    Recognition and Appreciation Dinner
    will be held on Thursday,
    September 23, 2010. For more information
    on the nomination process or on the event, please contact the Community &
    Personnel Services Department at 626-355-5278 or city@cityofsierramadre.com.

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    Arcadia – Methodist Hospital
    Foundation’s Crystal Ball will feature all the elegance and excitement guests
    have come to expect but with a fun, Southern California vibe that could only be
    created by this year’s headliners, the world-famous Beach Boys.

    Crystal
    Ball 2010,“An Evening of Good Vibrations with The Beach
    Boys” will be held Saturday,
    October 16, at the Pasadena Convention Center andwill also celebrate the 21st anniversary of thepremiere fundraising and
    friend-raising party benefiting Methodist
    Hospital.

    Event co-chairs this year are
    Methodist Hospital Foundation board members Christine Antonovich
    and Richard Sun, DDS. Antonovich, co-chair of the Chinese American Film
    Festival, and Sun, San Marino City Council member, and their committee
    unanimouslyselected this year’s entertainers to provide a memorable
    experience their guests would not soon forget.

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    have seen The Beach Boys in person, so I know from firsthand experience that
    our guests will enjoy hearing their great hits performed live,” Antonovich
    said. “We are excited to offer this great opportunity to our guests.”

    For more information about
    Crystal Ball, please contact the Methodist Hospital Foundation at 626-898-8888.

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