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September 11, 1999
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March 13, 2014 | KTLA News
Three men who went missing while hiking in the mountains above Sierra Madre were found early Thursday after an overnight search, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. One of the hikers used a cellphone to call the Sierra Madre Police Department for help after getting separated from his friends in an area between Sierra Madre and Mt. Wilson Observatory around 9:15 p.m., authorities said. A Los Angeles County Fire air unit located all three men around 3:20 a.m., according to Deputy William Harrington of the Temple Sheriff's Station.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2013 | By Steve Marble
Lucky for Neil he lives up by the foothills, and not down by the seashore. The corpulent Sierra Madre resident escaped eviction last week when the tiny town's police chief decided that Neil was actually a potbellied pig, not a hog. Which was a good thing for Neil, because hog's are illegal in town. But if Neil has any relatives enjoying the good life down in Seal Beach, they may be in for a different fate. The Orange County beach city this week adopted an anti-pig law, adding it to the list of animals that are illegal to keep.
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January 16, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Jason Wells
A fast-growing brush fire that broke out Thursday morning above Glendora started to overrun hillside homes as it grew to more than 125 acres, prompting evacuations, authorities said. The fire, reported  just before 6 a.m. near the intersection of Glendora Mountain Road and Colby Trail Motorway, was sending a huge plume of smoke into the air as it advanced south down the hillside, overtaking at least two homes and other structures, aerial news footage showed. Mandatory evacuations were in place for areas west of Glendora Boulevard to North Sierra Madre Boulevard, according to an alert issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department.
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November 3, 2013 | By Steve Marble
Lucky for Neil he lives up by the foothills, and not down by the seashore. The corpulent Sierra Madre resident recently escaped eviction when the tiny town's police chief decided that Neil was actually a potbellied pig, not a hog. Which was a good thing for Neil, because hogs are illegal in town. Any of Neil's relatives enjoying the good life down in Seal Beach, however, may be in for a different fate. The Orange County beach city this week adopted an anti-pig law, adding it to the list of animals that are illegal to keep.
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October 25, 2013 | By Bob Pool
“Hogwash!” was the cry when Neil, Sierra Madre's pot-bellied pig, got cited for being overweight. Specifically, an animal control officer labeled him a hog, which is illegal to possess in the tiny town northeast of Pasadena. The officer had been sent to the Montecito Avenue neighborhood where the 17-year-old pig lives to investigate reports of a noisy rooster, which is also illegal in Sierra Madre. When she looked over the picket fence next door, past the mailbox painted with a fanciful pig's head, she noticed Neil in the yard.
NEWS
May 28, 1992
Western Waste will begin collecting recyclables at apartments in Sierra Madre in July, the City Council voted Tuesday. The program will cost property owners or their tenants $1.50 per month per unit. Tenants of apartments or condominium complexes with eight or fewer units will each receive a 14-gallon orange recycling container, as do single-family homes. Recycling stations will be established at complexes with nine or more units.
NEWS
May 3, 1992
A proposal to begin collecting recyclables at apartment houses will be considered by the City Council on May 26. Western Waste Industries has proposed to serve apartments, beginning in July, for a fee of $1.50 per dwelling unit per month, the same price that single-family residents pay for collection. The charge would be added to trash bills for the apartment complexes.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2008 | Pauline OConnor
LOTS OF towns like to compare themselves with the fictional Mayberry, but few can justify the claim as well as Sierra Madre. Sandwiched between Arcadia and Pasadena at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, this hamlet of about 11,000 takes great pride in its time-warp atmosphere, which has made it a popular filming location. Its quaint downtown area boasts a community playhouse as well as numerous mom-and-pop shops and sidewalk cafes, but almost no chain stores and not a single traffic light.
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November 10, 2006
Nov. 10, 1907: Sierra Madre held Cleaning-Up Day, "and it proved to be the greatest day in the history of the town," The Times reported.
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December 11, 2013 | By Bob Pool
Embarrassment is on tap when Maurene Nelson turns on a faucet at her Sierra Madre home. The water that flows out, she says, is often disturbingly yellow. "My bath was full of gold water last night," said Nelson, a speech communications instructor at Pasadena City College and Glendale Community College. Officials in the tiny city at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains say the temporary use of imported water provided by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is to blame for the off-putting color.
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November 3, 2013 | By Steve Marble
Lucky for Neil he lives up by the foothills, and not down by the seashore. The corpulent Sierra Madre resident recently escaped eviction when the tiny town's police chief decided that Neil was actually a potbellied pig, not a hog. Which was a good thing for Neil, because hogs are illegal in town. Any of Neil's relatives enjoying the good life down in Seal Beach, however, may be in for a different fate. The Orange County beach city this week adopted an anti-pig law, adding it to the list of animals that are illegal to keep.
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October 30, 2013 | By Steve Marble
Lucky for Neil he lives up by the foothills, and not down by the seashore. The corpulent Sierra Madre resident escaped eviction last week when the tiny town's police chief decided that Neil was actually a potbellied pig, not a hog. Which was a good thing for Neil, because hog's are illegal in town. But if Neil has any relatives enjoying the good life down in Seal Beach, they may be in for a different fate. The Orange County beach city this week adopted an anti-pig law, adding it to the list of animals that are illegal to keep.
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October 25, 2013 | By Kate Mather
A suspect opened fire on police and passersby during an hourlong pursuit in Central California on Friday morning, authorities said. Kern County sheriff's deputies joined the chase about 7:10 a.m. in Ridgecrest, where police were in pursuit of a suspect wanted in connection with an assault with a deadly weapon, sheriff's Senior Deputy Michael Whorf said. During the chase, the suspect "fired at passersby and at officers," Whorf said. It was not immediately clear whether any injuries were reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2013 | By Bob Pool
"Hogwash!" was the cry when Neil, Sierra Madre's beloved pot-bellied pig, was cited for being overweight. Specifically, an animal control officer labeled him a hog, which is illegal to possess in the town northeast of Pasadena. The officer had actually been sent to the Montecito Avenue neighborhood to investigate reports of a noisy rooster, which is also illegal in Sierra Madre. But when she looked over the picket fence into the yard next door, past the mailbox painted with a fanciful pig's head, she noticed Neil rooting around in the dirt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2013 | By Bob Pool
“Hogwash!” was the cry when Neil, Sierra Madre's pot-bellied pig, got cited for being overweight. Specifically, an animal control officer labeled him a hog, which is illegal to possess in the tiny town northeast of Pasadena. The officer had been sent to the Montecito Avenue neighborhood where the 17-year-old pig lives to investigate reports of a noisy rooster, which is also illegal in Sierra Madre. When she looked over the picket fence next door, past the mailbox painted with a fanciful pig's head, she noticed Neil in the yard.
TRAVEL
March 17, 1996 | HANK KOVELL
Travelers in need of tender loving care will find plenty of pampering at the Hotel Spa Ixtapan in the dramatic Sierra Madre Mountains. Ixtapan de la Sal, Mexico, is 65 miles south of Mexico City and 6,500 feet above sea level, where year-round temperatures average 75 degrees. The spa offers four- and seven-day plans with three programs to choose from--diet, relaxation or sport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Firefighters made progress in their efforts to control two brush fires burning in Southern California mountains, officials said Tuesday night. In the Madre fire above Azusa, about 450 firefighters had the blaze 70% contained and were continuing to make headway, the U.S. Forest Service said. The blaze broke out Monday afternoon north of California 39 in San Gabriel Canyon and briefly threatened several homes before ground crews and aircraft were able to knock down flames. The Sierra fire in the Cajon Pass broke out Tuesday afternoon and quickly spread to 200 acres west of t he 15 Freeway near Glen Helen Road, the U.S. Forest Service said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2013 | By Anne Colby
A young black bear with police in pursuit took a meandering trip through Sierra Madre this week, past City Hall and downtown businesses and through alleys, backyards and apartment complexes before being captured and returned to the mountains. The female bear was first spotted just after 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grandview Avenue and Lima Street by Ben Rillorta, who heard his border collie barking and saw the bear in his backyard. The bear escaped over a fence, made its way to the street and headed south, Rillorta said.  He notified Sierra Madre police, who met up with the bear at the historic Pinney House and tried to corral it and push it north toward the mountains, police Chief Larry Giannoni said.
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