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Mountain Views News Saturday, July 13, 2013 



Alverno High School

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Ann M. Gillick 

E-mail address:

Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 Head of School: Ethan Williamson

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3527 Principal: James Lugenbuehl

E-mail address:

website: www.

Clairbourn School

8400 Huntington Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91775

Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172

FAX: 626-286-1528


Foothill Oaks Academy

822 Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809 

Co-Principals Nancy Lopez and Diane Kieffaber

The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-2410 Head of School: Patty Patano


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Headmaster John Higgins



LaSalle High School

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Principal Bro. Christopher Brady, FSC

Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson


Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 798-8901 Principal: Gilbert Barraza


St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

Principal Joan Harabedian

(626) 355-9028 website:

Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Esther Salinas

E-mail address:

Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 797-0204

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-mail address:


351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 795-6981 Website:


234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:


325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(626) 471-2000 Website:


1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010

(626)599-5000 Website:

Back row: Manager Al Gills, Jacob Romo, Nick Ybanez, Matt Loomis, Angel Guzman, Andy Garriola, Coach Mike Guzman, 
Jesse Anderson-Ramirez, Josh Hedgpeth, Dante Campione, and Coach Lance West.

Front row: Victor Scalzo, Garet West, Jacob Bechtold, Nick Zuniga, and Grady Gills. Photo courtesy Jeff Dapper

 After hard-fought wins against teams from West Covina, Covina and Diamond Bar, in a grueling double-header on July 
8th, the Sierra Madre Pony Baseball 13 year old All Stars again defeated the power-house team from West Covina to become 
Regional Champions for the first time in more than twenty years. According to Sierra Madre Pony League President Jeff 
Dapper, “ Winning Regionals is a very big deal for our small town and we are all extremely proud of these young men and 
what they’ve accomplished so far. This is not a team that relies on the talent of a few exceptional players but rather a tight 
group of solid ballplayers who win by simply wearing the other team down because they never let up, from the first pitch 
to the last out. ” Sierra Madre now advances to the Pony Super Region Tournament in Whittier and we wish them the best 
of luck. 


Games To Be Broadcast Live on Village Vine 

Village Vine, Sierra Madre’s Internet Radio Station will broadcast live the entire series of games from July 20th through 
July 25th. The games will all be played at Heasley Field, and should you be unable to attend, just go to 
Some of the games will also have live video feed and can also be accessed through the station’s website. 

 For more information on the Championship, or to listen and/or view previous Little League games this season, just go to and click on ‘sports’.



MONROVIA, CA – The Mt. Sierra College 
Summer Quarter officially kicked off on 
Monday July 8, 2013. The student population 
for the Summer Quarter is a combination 
of new and continuing students. The new 
student population includes graduates from 
local high schools as well as students with a 
few years of community college experience. 
Some of the local high schools represented 
in the incoming class are Monrovia, 
Baldwin Park, Covina, Herbert Hoover, 
and John Boroughs high schools. The new 
student population also includes working 
adults who are interested in growing in 
their current careers or have planned to 
make a career change based in a Mt. Sierra 
College degree. 

 Mt. Sierra College offers four starts during the 
academic year to facilitate timely graduation. 
Students can graduate in 3 years or less depending 
on their number of credits transferred in from a 
community college and their quarter unit load. 
Class schedules are flexible and available year-
around to support degree completion and entry 
into the job market. 

 On June 27, 2013, the New Student Orientation 
welcomed the incoming class for Summer 
2013. The event was held in the Mt. Sierra 
College Auditorium where Kristen Stabb, 
College Director, and Justin Phillips, Director 
of Academic Advisement, presented a roadmap 
for new students to successfully complete their 
respective bachelor’s degrees. The speakers 
highlighted some of the key services such as free 
tutoring and the “The First Year Experience” 
available to students through Student Services, 
Financial Aid, Academic Affairs and Career 
Services. Mt. Sierra College students are 
assigned an advisor from each department 
throughout their degree program while Career 
Services continues to work with graduates to 
assist with employment in their respective fields 
of study.

 While new students were at the starting line of 
their journey toward graduation, 53 Mt. Sierra 
College students were getting ready for the 
21st Commencement Ceremony. Mt. Sierra 
College’s 21st Commencement Ceremony was 
held on June 29, 2013 at the First Church of 
Nazarene in Pasadena, California. This year’s 
commencement featured former California 
Assemblymember Anthony Portantino as 
keynote speaker. Other speakers were John 
Davis, Vice President and CFO, on behalf of 
the Board of Directors; Kristen Stabb, College 
Director; Tim Botengan, Associate Dean of 
Academic Affairs; Robert Allen, Game Arts & 
Design graduate with Cum Laude; Robert A. 
Maltz, Business Administration graduate; and 
Rachel Simanjuntak, Graphic Design graduate. 

 In her speech Simanjuntak thanked the faculty, 
administrators and fellow students for making 
her journey to graduation not only rewarding 
but also challenging and unique. She said: “Mt. 
Sierra College has been so much more than an 
educational institution for me. It has been a 
place of growth.” Simanjuntak continued: “I 
have been transformed so quickly into so much 
more of a stronger person and for that, I am 
forever in their debt.”

In closing Simanjuntak stated: “To my fellow 
graduates, we owe each other a debt of gratitude 
as well. We have inspired, pushed, and carried 
each other along this path. And I for one consider 
myself lucky to be counted among you today.

While Commencement marked the end of an 
important chapter in the lives of graduates, it also 
symbolized a beginning for their post-graduate 
journey and search for career success. 

THE REEL DEAL: by Ben Show


 I chose not to see 
‘Olympus Has Fallen’ earlier 
this year and for a moment 
regretted my decision. 
However, my patience was 
rewarded with the more 
interesting looking and 
better written ‘White House 
Down’. I’ve been a fan of 
Emmerich ever since seeing 
‘Independence Day’ and I 
have to say, he’s delivered 
another great action movie.

 Cale (Channing 
Tatum), a down on his 
luck man, has booked an 
interview at the White 
House to become a member 
of the Secret Service. He 
brings his young daughter, 
Emily (Joey King), along 
hoping to impress her. While he fails the interview, he and 
his daughter soon find themselves in the middle of the most 
dangerous coups of the 21st century.

 While at first looking like just another summer 
blockbuster, ‘White House Down’ rose above the rest with 
not only its surprisingly well written screenplay but its perfect 
pairing of Tatum and Foxx, who are very convincing in their 
roles as an action hero and as President.