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ALTADENA (July 31, 2013) – Whole Foods Market presented a check for $9,318.59 to Five Acres Wednesday after raising the funds 
during a Community Support Day in June at the grocer’s Arroyo Parkway and Foothill Boulevard stores in Pasadena. 

Five Acres Chief Executive Officer Chanel Boutakidis (seventh from left in the photo) thanked Whole Foods’ Annette Bailey (fourth 
from right) for raising public awareness and much-needed financial support for at-risk children. 

“Whole Foods has made an invaluable contribution that will allow us to continue strengthening local families and create loving, stable 
environments for children,” Boutakidis said. 

Five Acres provides residential care and education, mental health services, foster care and adoptions, and domestic violence prevention 
to more than 6,500 children and families across Southern California annually. 

“Every child deserves to come home to a nurturing, healthy environment,” Bailey said. “We couldn’t be happier to contribute to Five 
Acres to help make that vision come to life.” 

Seen in the photo above from left are Five Acres’ Chief Advancement Officer Jay Sanders, Board members Michele Hall and John Reith, 
Whole Foods’ Heather Anderson, Board member Leslie Lyons and Chief Financial Officer Dan Braun, Boutakidis, Chief Operating 
Officer Karen Evans, Bailey, Chief Administrative Officer Carmen Benitez, Board member Brad Reaume, and Associate Director of 
Volunteers and Community Engagement Susan Lowe. 

Sierra Madre resident Ken Goldstein, Hathaway-
Sycamores board member and chair of the 2013 
Celebrating Children Dodger Stadium Club event 
with Rob Myers of Hathaway-Sycamores

Photo credit: Keith Berson 

Alverno High School200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Ann M. Gillick 
E-mail address: 
Arcadia High School180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent 
Arroyo Pacific Academy41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 
(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil ClarkeE-mail address: 
Barnhart School 
240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007(626) 446-5588 Head of School: Ethan WilliamsonKindergarten - 8th gradewebsite: 
Bethany Christian School93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-3527 Principal: James LugenbuehlE-mail address: jml@bcslions.orgwebsite: www. 
Clairbourn School 
8400 Huntington DriveSan Gabriel, CA 91775Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 
FAX: 626-286-1528 
E-mail: jhawes@clairbourn.orgFoothill Oaks Academy822 Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010(626) 301-9809Co-Principals Nancy Lopez and Diane 
The Gooden School 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 355-2410 Head of School: Patty Patanowebsite: 
High Point Academy1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road Pasadena, Ca. 91107 
Headmaster John Higgins626-798-8989 
LaSalle High School3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 
(626) 351-8951 website: www.lasallehs.orgPrincipal Bro. Christopher Brady, FSC 
Monrovia High School325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 
(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin JacksonEmail: 
Odyssey Charter School725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001 
(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neillwebsite: 
Pasadena High School2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 
(626) 798-8901 Principal: Gilbert Barrazawebsite: 
St. Rita Catholic School 
322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024Principal Joan Harabedian(626) 355-9028 website: 
Sierra Madre Elementary School141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
(626) 355-1428 Principal: Esther SalinasE-mail address: 
Sierra Madre Middle School 
160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett NewsomE-mail address: 
Walden School 
74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 
Weizmann Day School1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107(626) 797-0204Lisa Feldman: Head of School 
Wilson Middle School 
300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth EsselnE-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: 
THE REEL DEAL: by Ben Show 
To me, Adam Sandler’s 
movies are rarely funny. 
They have idiotic plots, 
followed up by famous 
actors playing silly roles, and 
rounded out by completely 
ridiculous jokes that are 
so over the top they rarely 
make me even crack a smile. 

Following the events of the 
first ‘Grown Ups’, Lenny 
(Adam Sandler), his wife 
Roxanne (Salma Hayek), 
and their family decide 
to move back to the town 
where Lenny grew up. Once 
there, though, Lenny and 
his friends begin to stir up 
trouble not only for their 
now large families but also 
for the entire town. 

In what seemed like an unnecessary sequel to a movie 
that I never saw, I found something quite surprising: that this 
movie actually made me laugh. However, for the entire hour 
and a half, ‘Grown Ups 2’ walked along a fine line between 
making me chuckle or making me want to yell at Adam Sandler 
for how stupid and obnoxious he is. ‘Grown Ups 2’ is a risky 
gamble that will either leave you happy or frustrated. 


Pasadena philanthropists John and Linda Seiter to receive 
Celebrating Children Award 

 Storied Dodger Stadium will be the site 
of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family 
Services’ annual fundraiser, Celebrating 
Children. Those attending the Sept. 24 
event will not only be raising money to help 
fund the crucial mental-health and other 
support services provided by Hathaway-
Sycamores to more than 9,000 children and 
families annually, but they also will have the 
unique opportunity to have the entire stadium 
to themselves, as the Boys in Blue will 
be battling the Giants in San Francisco.

 This year’s Celebrating Children, which is 
being headed up by Sierra Madre resident 
Ken Goldstein, who also sits on Hathaway-
Sycamores' board of directors, starts at 6:30 

p.m. and concludes at 10:30 p.m. The public 
can purchase tickets to the event, which 
promises to be especially memorable and 
includes: Stadium Club cocktail party featuring 
panoramic Chavez Ravine views; 
suite-quality food, drink, and desserts 
throughout the evening; meet-and-greet 
photo/autograph session with a former 
Dodger great; cheering on the Boys in Blue 
– via DodgerVision and walls of flat-screen 
TVs – as they face the San Francisco Giants 
at AT&T Park; live auction; complimentary 
parking; special gifts and giveaways; sponsor 
and premium-ticket holders also will 
enjoy a pre-game VIP stadium tour. 
The centerpiece of Celebrating Children 
is the presentation of the Hathaway-Sycamores’ 
Celebrating Children Award. Each 
year, the event honors an individual or 
family that exemplifies the values of integrity, 
leadership and commitment to the 
well-being of children, adults, families, and 
communities. For more than 100 years, 
these values have served as the foundation 
for the compassion and care that each child 
receives at Hathaway-Sycamores. The 2013 
Celebrating Children honorees are John 
and Linda Seiter.

 Longtime residents of Pasadena, the Seiters 
also have been longtime supporters of 

Hathaway-Sycamores. For her 
part, Linda Seiter served on Hath-
away-Sycamores’ Board of Directors 
from 1996 through 2005. She 
also has been actively involved in 
the agency’s annual “Shot-At-A-
Million” golf fundraiser, not only 
as a player, but also as the host of 
several post-event parties.

 Additionally, for more than a 
decade, the couple has sponsored 
an annual holiday dinner for the 
youth in residential treatment at 
Hathaway-Sycamores’ El Nido 
campus in Altadena. Currently, 
the Seiters are directing their 
support toward Hathaway-Sycamores’ 
Transitional Independent 
Living Program – an innovative 
initiative designed to assist youth 
emancipating from the foster-care 
system by providing housing and 
helping them to master the skills 
needed to live independently.

 The Seiters are dedicated philanthropists. 
“We really believe 
strongly in giving back and supporting 
the community,” said 
John Seiter, who – prior to retirement 
– spent the majority of his 
career with The Capital Group, where he 
served as a member of its Board of Directors, 
and as executive vice president of a 
subsidiary business, Capital Guard Trust 
Company. In addition to their generous 
support of Hathaway-Sycamores, the Seiters 
also donate to other worthwhile organizations 
through the Seiter Family Foundation. 
Their Foundation’s overarching focus 
is on the greater Pasadena area and the San 
Gabriel Valley, with a particular emphasis 
on education, children, and medicine.”

 Commenting on the Celebrating Children 
Award recipients, Hathaway-Sycamores’ 
President and CEO William Martone 
said, “John and Linda Seiter have bettered 

the lives of so many people – particularly 
children – and Hathaway-Sycamores is 
extremely appreciate of their longstanding 
support. The Seiters – including their 
daughters – have always looked beyond 
themselves and instead focused on how 
they can help others. They truly are an inspirational 

 To purchase Celebrating Children tickets, 
or to be a corporate sponsor, visit www. or contact Andi 
Sica at (626) 395-7100 ext. 2516 or e-mail 

Before School Starts: 

• Be friendly: Bullying 
can make a 
victim feel alienated 

and lonely. Saying KIDS ABOUT BULLYING a few kind words to 

the person who has 
(StatePoint) Think bullying is just harmless teasing? An estimated 

been bullied makes a 
160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or in-

huge difference. 
timidation by other students, according to the National Education • Volunteer: Your 
Association. And Yale health researchers have found a connection school’s bullying 

between suicide -- the fourth leading cause of death in children prevention program 
ages 10 to 14 -- and bullying and being bullied. needs parents and 
Experts say that kids themselves have the power to put a stop to 

students to help en-
bullying. Unfortunately, both victims and bystanders don’t always courage everyone 

to speak up against 

know the best way to handle bullying situations as they occur. 


“Most kids feel terrible when they see friends or classmates get bullied. 
They want to help, but they don’t what to do,” says Alice Cahn, 

• Say it loud: Ask 
your school to fly or display the official Stop Bullying: Speak Up 

Cartoon Network Vice President of Social Responsibility. “Having 
strategies for these situations can help prepare children to inter-

flag, which indicates that the school is a place where bullying acvene 
when the time comes.” 

tions will not be tolerated. 

• Learn more: Free online resources can help you learn how to deal 
With this in mind, Cartoon Network launched the award-winning 
Stop Bullying: Speak Up in 2010 to educate kids on what to do 

with bullies. Visit to access pub-
when they see friends getting bullied. In partnership with official 

lic service announcements, two 30-minute documentaries and tips 
sheets for parents and teachers that offer a step-by-step guide for 

advisors, including staff from the US Departments of Education 
and Health and Human Services; and partners including CNN, 

safe and effective ways to be an active bullying bystander. The site 
The Anti-Defamation League, the Pacer Foundation, and national-

also provides links to the Anti-Defamation League, Boys and Girls 
Club of America and other partners providing expert advice about 

ly recognized academic experts, the bullying prevention campaign 
aims to put a stop to this common and serious problem. 

bullying. All materials are available in English and Spanish. 

“Don’t stop there,” says Cahn. “These resources are meant to spark 
a conversation.”

The pro-social campaign is offering these tips for parents and kids 

to help stop bullying in their schools: 

No child should feel like his or her school is not a safe place to 
trusted adult. Talking about it isn’t tattling or snitching. It’s helping 

• Tell an adult: When someone gets bullied, tell a parent, teacher or 
learn. Parents, teachers and students can work together to make a 

someone out.