Thursday, July 30, 2015

Is Bailey Canyon Wilderness Park Becoming Sierra Madre's Very Scary Place?


So here is a kind of serious question. And I never ask kind of serious questions except when I absolutely have to do it. So you know. Has Bailey Canyon Wilderness Park begun to take on certain morbid and frightening aspects, especially when it comes to people trying to do themselves in?

I am only saying this because there have now been two suicide attempts - one successful, one nearly so - in that park over the last 15 months. A place where suicides, or at least overt, public versions, have now found a home is Sierra Madre.

The following comes from the Pasadena Star News (link):


Here is how the City of Sierra Madre released that information on its Facebook page. Note that while the Pasadena Star News did not include the victim's name, this report did.


Back on April 24, 2014, we picked up on a story published by the now vanished Los Angeles Register. A paper we miss. Here is how they reported another Bailey Canyon Wilderness Park tragedy.


The Los Angeles Register article is no longer available on the Internet, so I cannot supply you with a link.

So why is Bailey Canyon Park, and not let's say Goldberg Park, the place where these things happen?

One more thing

I received the following e-mail from a resident earlier this week.

FYI, last night at 925 Singing Wood Dr. in Arcadia, there was a huge party with really loud music. My daughter and granddaughter heard the music at 10:30P and drove around until they found the house. Loud, DJ using th "f" word. The cops came and just sat there. The party continued. My daughter went by today and the house is basically empty. The house has been on and off the market. Owned by people from out of town and don't live in it.  The internet party has now come to us locally!  It's a little too close.

Anyone know why the Arcadia PD chose to do nothing?

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65 comments:

  1. Bailey Canyon would be safer if there were more people around and Carter ran to Sunnyside. This was a unlucky situation but fortunately a raging fire didn't consume the place.

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    1. Perhaps evil is emanating around the moneystory. I mean monastery.

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    2. Sure...those attempted suicides would just go further up the trail if they wanted that to be their final living (rather than resting) space. And the cars whizzing by the little kids, what about that 6:02?

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    3. If the man who killed himself started the fire, then he wanted a lot more to die with him.

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    4. Actually he's not dead.

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    5. The fire department interrupted him.

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  2. they did nothing because the party was in ARCADIA

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  3. Maybe that is why they call it Singing Wood. It is a musical place.

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  4. Yes. Bailey canyon would be safer if it was not a "wilderness peak" providing refuge from the rush of urban life. We should pave it, along with the house just south of it, to accommodate McMansion traffic from Sunnyside. Also, we could use a 7/11 on that corner.

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    1. I agree let's just build McMansions along the foothill from Michillinda to Santa Anita it would be quite "safe"high intensity street lights every 100 feet would also help.

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    2. Despite it being a wilderness park, it is busy almost any time of day because of hikers, dog-walkers, and delivery people who drive up there to have lunch, or hide while they take a nap. Goldberg is truly a wilderness park because is never used. (What a waste of the City's money). No trees, though.

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  5. The Arcadia cops were probably checking IDs at the door so unwanted guests did not get in.

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  6. I just got a call from New Delhi India from a gentleman who insisted I was interested in fashion jewelry. I said I was not, but gave him Arcadia PD's phone number. Maybe he will have some luck there.

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    1. I think he was trying to reach Singing Wood. You could sell a lot of fashion jewelry at a DJ house party.

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  7. Which 'F' word was the DJ shouting... 'FUN!'?

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    1. 通过管道,人

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    2. I always knew that Singing Wood Drive in Arcadia, CA was a dicey neighborhood. Drug parties next?

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    3. Google translate says 6:51 AM's remarks translate to : Through the pipeline , people

      Lost in translation.

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    4. It has to do with the unremarkability of life. Prosaic,mundanity......Google translate can't do Mandarin the concepts are too different in Chinese

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    5. The correct translation is "Pass the pipe, dude."

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  8. Bailey canyon is the best oick because it is somewhat rural. If you went to Goldberg Park, there are too many people around to see what you might be doing. These were probably people who really wanted to die, not be saved. As for Arcadia: first it's baby houses, then pot growing, now some kind of rave party? Anything to make a buck, I guess.

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  9. How about the murder vicims found up at one Carter a few years back?
    Of course that One Carter land is cursed now by the Native American Indian tribe that it originally belonged to.
    This will happen at the Monastery property if they destroy that beautiful land.
    It's sad Bailey canyon is got negative energy there...don't exactly know why.
    Remember the tragic deaths of a father and his 8 year old son who were hiking up in Bailey Canyon after some heavy rain storms ,and we're swept away to their deaths by a big mud slide?
    I have never felt comfortable there.

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    1. It's a pretty place, but I don't feel safe there.

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    2. The fewer "city folk" that use Baily the better stay away please if nature frightens you it's getting really crowded there. Gates,bathrooms,billboards,traffic jams,parking lots, cameras,transients..........

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  10. I don't think those mountains belong to us. It has been 10 years now since One Carter was raped by the 2004 City Council. Not one house has ever been built there. Kind of amazing if you think of it.

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    1. Remember who the Council members were who gave One Carter away, especially if John Buchanan runs again.

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    2. yuck. John Buchanan. I wish that guy would get his meddling nose of our city business - he's just a pawn for SoCal Edision. He also tried to give away the city parking lot next to Howies for a multi story parking garage with paid parking and he also was the leader of the misinformation campaign around the UUT and the rusty pipes.

      He's a resident so he can speak but as a Councilmember, he's bad news - did nothing but for himself and his employer.

      No thanks on Buchanan or anybody he endorses.

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  11. What is the difference between a McMansion and a party palace?

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    1. About 100 more people.

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  12. The police did not respond because there was nothing in their training manual to cover that. Or, they were to busy taking license plate numbers.

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    1. Maybe they were paid off.

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    2. The guy who threw the party let the police sit in his Lambo.

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    3. Singingwood is the land of milk and honey for Arcadia's greedy public unions. Don't mess with an active beehive.

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  13. I notice both men that attempted or were successful suicides were 54 years old. I'm 53 :| depressing..............

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    1. What I find depressing about these people is that their mental health got to such a bad place. There are remedies for most kinds of crazy.

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    2. Don't worry about the lack of good mental healthcare. We have a bullet train.

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    3. I think "we have the bullet train" is a dig a Gov. Jerry spending money on such frivolity when "lack of good mental health care" needs to be pinned directly on Gov. Ronnie who emptied out all the mental institutions saying that each community would be able to provide for the mental health care needs in local clinics which Never were established. I had a friend in Sierra Madre who was a psychiatric social worker who said if you knew the numbers and degree of mental illness that were wandering the streets Everywhere most people would not venture out of their homes.

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    4. Bullet train: Yes

      Water: No ay

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    5. Gov. Ronnie? I think it was Gov. Moonbeam Version 1.

      What a (bullet) train wreck he is.

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    6. The bullet train was passed by a majority proposition vote of the people.

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  14. The difference is about $20 a night.

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    1. What is the difference between a McMansion and a party palace?
      The difference is about $20 a night.Ta tumm....... I guess not my post

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  15. I'm not a fan of suicide but if one decides to take ones' life please do it inside your own home (if you have one) no need to involve others with your messy decision. I think hanging and starting a fire (apparently) is a cry for help. Thank God our Paramedics and Firemen responded so quickly. His soul was saved from eternal damnation and none of the public was traumatized or forest burnt.

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    1. Others will always be involved with this decision: the family (should there be anybody close), the officials that will be called to the scene and the clean-up crew so "...none of the public traumatized..." is not the case either. The police and fire are officials but are traumatized, they are professionally expected to deal with it, but...
      ....and everyone who reads of these deperate measures is a public being traumatized.

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    2. 7:57....."I'm not a fan of suicide".......who is?, besides the people that actually Commit suicide, what weird statement.

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      Course if he wasn't Christian. Then he wouldn't have had to fret over that eternal damnation nonsense

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  16. These kinds of suicidal behaviors can happen anywhere, and wilderness areas are for the committed, as one poster said. The 10 years of no development at Carter on the other hand - that's pretty unusual.

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  17. Land at one Carter is cursed. Very bad luck to anyone who ever plans to build there.
    Flood
    Fire
    Earthquake
    TRIANGLE OF DEATH

    financial ruin....poor health....family tragedy
    TRIANGLE OF BAD LUCK

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    1. Truly. Building on thousands of years of sacred indigeneous lands does not come without a cost.

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    2. I like triangles.

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  18. Don't fool with Mother Nature......are you listening HIGGINS and CO who believe they deserve to ruin God's lovely land which now seems sacred.
    Wake up....Please

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  19. A gentle rain is falling right now in Baily

    "The quality of mercy is not strain'd,
    It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
    Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
    It blesseth him that gives and him that takes"
    W.S. Mov

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  20. Actually, Goldberg Park is more remote than Bailey Canyon. Have you ever seen anyone use that park? Must be the trees at Bailey.

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  21. If the SMPD sees people at Goldberg Park they stop and investigate. Really they do, quite annoying. Apparently sitting there is loitering?

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    1. Goldberg Park is small. They can holler at you without having to get out of their $45,000 cruisers.

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    2. Can't blame them . I hear the seats in those new Ford Explorers are pretty cushy.

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    3. The financial history of Goldberg Park is a metaphor for everything that is wrong with Sierra Madre.

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    4. You mean someone is actually sitting in Goldberg Park? Really? I've never seen anyone in there. I have seen some cigarette butts on the ground when I've walked by, apparently teen agers find it secluded enough to hide out there.

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    5. why, 12:23?

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  22. 12:22 - yes, and they sure know how to fill them.

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  23. Today's Tattler article reminds me of another incident that took place years ago. A man attempted suicide by plowing his car head on into a pillar on Grove Street. I was home when it happened. I heard the car crash, followed by the sound of shattering glass. I walked outside to see what happened, and then called 911. It took the jaws of life to get the man out of his car. I later heard that he had started at Bailey Canyon and SPED down Grove. He swerved to the left and hit the pillar. He was expected to die, but by some miracle, he survived.

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  24. My son and his friends (who are now nearly 50) used to play in the old lot (Goldberg Park) when they were little. They would spend hours building forts, making roads, racing Big Wheels. They used their imagination and no one cared if they messed up the dirt. We thanked the owner more than once for leaving this lot natural and letting all the kids play through the years. The "pretty" park was a lousy idea for so many reasons.
    I did think it was ironic that, as the adults listened to the many speeches at the opening, all of the little kids were having fun playing in the mound of dirt that was next to the new park!

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    1. Your kids experiences were exactly what Mr. Goldberg envisioned when he proposed to make a park out of the empty lot. Then the adults in the City got carried away and built that monstrosity, Actually he had passed away and it was the family that sold it to the City. It would have been great had the Goldbergs donated the land. They didn't. The City paid them for it. Why it was named after them is a mystery, although Enid Joffe was on the Council at the time and she was good friends of the Goldbergs. All the shame.

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    2. City is still in debt on Goldberg Park. Boondoggle of the highest magnitude.

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