Sierra Madre made the news today as we begin yet another celebration related to the Centennial.
The Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society will screen the three biggest studio movies that were filmed locally from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at City Hall's Council Chambers, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Tickets are $10.
The movies are:
"Seven Little Foys" from 1955, which starred Bob Hope;
"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" from 1956; and
"Family Plot" from 1976, Alfred Hitchcock's last film.
Most famously, the original version of "Invasion" saw lead actor Kevin McCarthy catching the locals unloading the pods from trucks.
Was that a sequel that I saw being filmed about two years ago in Kersting court, I swear I saw some pods there.....
Monday, June 18, 2007
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Ok, now it the time to celebrate! According to the PSN the National Civic League named Sierra Madre as on of the All America City winners...
Sierra Madre was among 19 cities nationwide who competed for the honor, which the league has been giving out to communities for 58 years. Sierra Madre was among nine winners, the others of which can be found on the league's Web site at www.ncl.org
Now I just hope the Mayor is right...
...But Joffe hopes Friday evening's victory will help the community put the negativity brought about by Measure V aside....
I wonder if Mayberry has earned this honor?
Friday, June 8, 2007
I guess being a finalist for the AAC award is getting us quite the local buzz! Who would have thought! The PSN says:
Bearing wisteria vine branches aplenty, a delegation of about 60 Sierra Madreans took the stage Thursday at the All-America City Award competition, singing "Happy Birthday to You" to their city in honor of the centennial of its incorporation....
"As our fine city celebrates its centennial in 2007, I'd like to introduce you to the true treasure of Sierra Madre ... its active citizen volunteers, who for the past 100 years, have worn many hats filling many roles making this the outstanding community that it is," said long-time resident and volunteer Lisa Spigai-Perez, kicking off the presentation.
So when I read the criteria for becoming an AAC, I kinda wonder if the last 6 months of politcal unrest will be ingnored. Cuz I kinda think that FC is right, SM does have a dark side.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Well I guess the FC blog has got the corner on the ND vs. RD debate, that's No development vs. Responsible development, aka measure V (oh gee here we go again). I thought that the thread of comments on a completely unrelated post was winning, but alas it has been surpassed!