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Updated: Celebration of Captain Morrison’s Life to be Held Aug. 22nd

Updated 8/15/15 - This was posted through GoFundMe.com/chrismorrison this morning:

Please join our community in a celebration of Captain Chris Morrison’s life.

A celebration of Chris’s life will be held @ the Memorial Park band shell Sat. Aug. 22nd @ 5:30 pm (222 Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre)
Bring blankets, chairs, & a picnic supper. Water, lemonade, & sweet treats will be provided.
This is an opportunity for all of us to honor a legacy of volunteerism, friendship, community, and a zest for life. This is a casual event, please come comfortable. Browns, USA Soccer, or any other shirts or clothes that remind you of Chris’s passions are encouraged.
In lieu of flowers, Lori has requested for donations to be made which will be used to build a memorial bench in Chris’s memory at his favorite camp site.

To all that have supported Chris, Lori, and Claire through this difficult time, Thank You!

Posted 8/12/15 – We’ve received a brief statement from the Morrison family regarding plans for a celebration of life for SMFD Captain Chris Morrison, Ret., who passed away over the weekend after a courageous fight against cancer.  From Chris’s brother Tony: “A celebration of Chris’s life will be held @ the Memorial Park band shell Sat. Aug. 22nd @ 5:30. Bring blankets, chairs, & a picnic supper. Water, lemonade, & sweet treats will be provided.”

Thursday August 13 2015

Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup in Sierra Madre On August 15, 2015

Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup in Sierra Madre On August 15, 2015

Press Release posted 8/13/15 – WHAT: County of Los Angeles residents will have the opportunity to safely discard household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles, universal waste including household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, [...]

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Monday August 10 2015

Regarding Your Thoughts on Captain Chris Morrison

Posted 8/10/15 – One of the flaws in the theme I chose to use for this website is that you cannot tell when comments are posted on the feature article. It is not until the article is the second article on the page that it lets you know that people have commented, and in fact, [...]

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Monday August 10 2015

Rest Easy, Captain Morrison

Rest Easy, Captain Morrison

Posted 8/10/15 – It is with great sadness that we must report that Capt. Chris Morrison, Ret. passed away last evening at his home, surrounded by family.  Chris had been battling cancer for some time, and had been told he had beaten it, only to then be diagnosed with an aggressive Stage IV lung cancer. [...]

Thursday July 30 2015

Fundraiser for Longtime Firefighter Chris Morrison This Weekend – Give Till It Hurts

Posted 7/30/15 – Beginning this evening in Kersting Court, members of the Sierra Madre Fire Department will be in Kersting Court participating in an age old firefighting tradition, the “Fill The Boot” Fundraiser.  They will be in Kersting Court several times throughout the weekend, raising money for one of their own, SMFD Capt. Chris Morrison [...]

Tuesday July 28 2015

Attempted Suicide, Fire at Bailey Park – Interview with Chief Giannone

Attempted Suicide, Fire at Bailey Park - Interview with Chief Giannone

Press Release posted 7/28/15 – Update at 12:50pm – SMPD reports that Bailey Canyon has been reopened. At 09:16 hrs. Sierra Madre Police Department received a 9-1-1 call of a possible brush fire at Bailey Canyon Park in the 400 Blk of West Carter Avenue. Police and Fire Personnel responded to the location and located [...]

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Monday July 27 2015

Update on Attempted Armed Robbery/Carjacking

Update on Attempted Armed Robbery/Carjacking

Press Release posted 7/27/15 – On Friday July 21, 2015 at 8:15 PM a Pasadena resident was traveling to a friend’s home in Sierra Madre when he was confronted by armed suspects. The victim was traveling eastbound on Sierra Madre Blvd. from Michillinda when he noticed a dark colored sedan tailgating him. As the victim [...]

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Sunday July 26 2015

Attempted Armed Robbery/Carjacking Friday Evening, 7/24

SMPD Block Captain Report – Posted 7/26/15 SPECIAL BULLETIN SIERRA MADRE POLICE DEPARTMENT 242 West Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre, CA. 91024 (626) 355-1414, FAX (626) 355-5468 Larry Giannone ~ Director of Public Safety – Chief of Police Attempted Armed Robbery / Attempted Car Jacking Case Number: 15-0547 Date and Time: Friday, July 24, 2015, [...]

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Monday July 13 2015

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2015, Picture Page 3

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2015, Picture Page 3

Posted 7/12/15 – Click a photo to enlarge

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Sunday July 12 2015

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2015, Picture Page 2

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2015, Picture Page 2

Posted 7/12/15 – Click a photo to enlarge

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Sunday July 12 2015

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2015, Picture Page 1

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2015, Picture Page 1

Posted 7/12/15 – Click a photo to enlarge

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Sunday July 12 2015

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2015

Posted 7/12/15 Official Sierra Madre 4th of July page Main News Net 4th of July page 2015 4th of July Parade Lineup Pre-Parade Concert in the Park Featuring Groovy Lemon Pie – Photos and Video Spero Foundation Annual 4th of July Firecracker 5K Fun Run – Photos and Video Sierra Madre Woman’s Club Open House [...]

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Sunday July 12 2015

Woman’s Club 4th of July Open House, Pre-Parade Photo Gallery

Woman's Club 4th of July Open House, Pre-Parade Photo Gallery

Posted 7/12/15 – As always, the Woman’s Club opened their doors prior to the Parade, offering continental breakfast to the communities.  The gallery below includes photos from that, as well as photos taken along the parade route prior to the start of the parade.  Enjoy.

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Sunday July 12 2015

Spero Foundation Firecracker 5K Fun Run 2015, Photos and Video

Spero Foundation Firecracker 5K Fun Run 2015, Photos and Video

Posted 7/12/15 – The Spero Foundation held its Annual July 4th Firecracker 5K Fun Run on the morning of the fourth, with medals for the first 300 participants.  Below the video is a photo gallery, enjoy.

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Sunday July 12 2015

Pre 4th of July Concert in the Park, Featuring Groovy Lemon Pie

Pre 4th of July Concert in the Park, Featuring Groovy Lemon Pie

Posted 7/12/15 – The 4th of July Pre-Concert in the Park featured Groovy Lemon Pie performing, a kid section full of bouncy houses, local non-profit booths, food trucks, several food trucks, and the always popular beer garden.  Below the concert videos, you’ll find a photo gallery.  Click to enlarge. Tom Petty’s “You Get Me High” [...]

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Friday July 03 2015

2015 Sierra Madre 4th of July Community Events Schedule

2015 Sierra Madre 4th of July Community Events Schedule

Press Release posted 6/28/15, reposted 7/3/15 – Sierra Madre Fourth of July Festivities – www.sierramadre4thofjuly.com Pre-Parade Party & Picnic: The fun begins on July 3rd from 5:30pm-10:30pm in Memorial Park. Grab a drink at the Friends of Sierra Madre Little League beer garden, dance to music from the band Groovy Lemon Pie and let your kids have [...]

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