Sierra Madre

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Sierra Madre is a city in Los Angeles County, California whose population was 10,917 at the 2010 U.S. Census, up from 10,580 at the time of the 2000 U.S. Census. The city is in the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley below the southern edge of the Angeles National Forest. Pasadena and Altadena are to its west, with Arcadia to its south and east. Sierra Madre is known as "Wisteria City", and its city seal is decorated with a drawing of the now widely known 500-foot vine. It is also called the "Village of the Foothills" and was an All-America City in 2007.

Downtown Sierra Madre has small restaurants and shops. There is also a historic company that makes gourmet and specialty olives, jams, jellies, and syrups from its own citrus groves. Sierra Madre hosts a locally famous Independence Day parade and three days of festivities each year. Sierra Madre is known for its annual Wistaria Festival, which celebrates its 1 acre Chinese wisteria vine, which was planted in the 1890s. In the foothills of Sierra Madre is an 80 acres retreat with a bubbling fountain and verdant gardens. Mater Dolorosa Monastery's first permanent structure was built in 1931.

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4 Sierra Madre Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Sierra Madre Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A St. Rita Catholic School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Alverno High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Gooden School, The Kindergarten - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Bethany Christian School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
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