Sierra Madre is an incorporated city in Los Angeles County served by the Pasadena schools.
The City of Sierra Madre is tucked up against the foothills of North-East Los Angeles. This community of 10,578 (year 2000) has a nice mix of large flat lots, there are many historic homes along its tree lined streets, combined with many woodsy canyon properties.
Sierra Madre is known for its annual Wisteria Festival, which celebrates its 112 year old, 1+ acre wisteria vine, which is named by the Guiness Book of World Records as the largest blooming plant and one of the seven horticultural wonders of the world. The city is also home to the only remaining volunteer fire department in the Greater Los Angeles area, and has no traffic signals within city limits. With the appointment of Marilyn Diaz as Police Chief on March 14, 2006, the City of Sierra Madre’s Police Department became the first municipal police department in Los Angeles County to have a female Chief.