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Mountain Views News Saturday, November 16, 2013 


Submitted by Peggy Beauregard

Rotary of Sierra Madre sponsored 9 eighth graders to 2013 TLC who spent the weekend at Thousand Pines in Crestline, CA

Rotary Teen Leadership Camp (TLC) is a leadership-training program for students to interact and participate with 184 other students 
from the San Gabriel Valley, High Desert and So. Nevada. They learn new skills, build confidence and are challenged in many areas of 
their lives. Some of the skills learned were how to be specific in setting goals, how to create successful teams and the difference teams 
make for success, what failure teaches such as it is better to go for what you want and fail than to let the fear stop you from doing anything.

Pictured above: Will Cosso, St. Rita, Katherine Bishop, Sierra Madre, Megan Alle, Sierra Madre, Noel Villalobos, Sierra Madre, George 
Gallagher, Sierra Madre, Marilyn Diaz, Rotary Pres., Sam Christopher, Gooden, Tim Treinen, Gooden, Ariana Saigh, Gooden, Jennie 
Jacobsen-Huse TLC chair; not pictured: Omari Moore, Sierra Madre


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:


Pasadena, CA – On November 7, the La Salle Alumni Association honored all members of the La Salle community, including alumni 
and faculty, who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces at their Veterans Day Assembly.

The assembly began with The United State Marine Corps Color Guard presentation and a rousing rendition of the “Star Spangled 
Banner” by the La Salle Band. During the assembly, the Band, Choir and String Ensemble performed a number of patriotic tunes 
including a medley of hymns for each branch of the military. A video tribute to La Salle’s servicemen and women, including an 
In Memoriam piece to honor those who have 
“given the last full measure” was shown during 
the assembly. La Salle has 240 known alumni 
veterans, five of whom were killed in action 
or in military training. Fourteen alumni and 
faculty members who are currently serving or 
have served in the military were honored. 

The Honorable Nick Thompson, of the class 
of 1975, who recently retired as Captain in the 
United States Army Reserve, gave a moving 
keynote address. Thompson served over 
20 years as an Army Reserve Paratrooper, 
Psychological Operations Specialist and 
Intelligence Analyst. He received the Bronze 
Star for meritorious service during the 
Invasion of Iran. Thompson is a Superior 
Court Judge in Southern California. 

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday 
to honor all people who served in armed 
service. The date coincides with Armistice 
Day, celebrated worldwide, to commemorate 
the end of World War I. 

Not to be confused with Memorial Day, 
when those who lost their lives in service are 
remembered, Veterans Day honors people 
who have served in the United States Armed 
Forces, also known as the veterans.

La Salle Veterans Day Assembly Honorees - Veterans in attendance included Back row (left to right): Major Dominique 
Neal, United States Marine Corp, Colonel Lawrence Gonzales, United States Marine Corp, Class of 1962, Captain, Medical Service 
Corps, Wayne Osborne, United States Navy, Class of 1962, Army Captain Phil Cannon, Class of 1961, Third Class Naval Petty 
Officer, Bill Hall, Class of 1962, Naval 1st Class Petty Officer, Morris Victor, Grandfather of La Salle Junior Chris Rabine ’15, Army 
Staff Sergeant, Jose Buktaw, Class of 1985, Air Force Sergeant Frank Laurenzello, La Salle’s Director of Teacher Supervision
Front row (left to right): Naval Aviation Structural Mechanic, Second Class, Joe Olivares, Class of 1972, Captain, Nick Thompson, United 
States Army Reserves, Class of 1975, Private First Class, Rick Johnson, United States Army, Class of 1981, Naval Hospital Corpsman Third 
Class, Kaitlyn Tripoli Clark, Class of 2009, Navy Hospital Corpsman, Robert Clark, Army Sergeant First Class, Dale Adams, Great Uncle of La 
Salle Sophomore Reilly Milton

THE REEL DEAL: by Ben Show



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From the time when the first Thor 
movie came out, I had been looking forward 
to this movie. Now that I have seen 
it, I can say that my anticipation was not 
a waste of time and that Thor: The Dark 
World was worth the wait.

 In a time of utter turmoil, Thor (Chris 
Hemsworth) must make peace in the 
Nine Realms. When the war against chaos 
pauses, he returns to Earth to see Jane 
Foster (Natalie Portman). When they are 
forced to return to Asgard, Thor, Jane, 
and Odin (Anthony Hopkins) discover 
that she has been overcome by a dark 
force that has not been seen since the beginning of the universe.

 While this film is criticized for its abundance of computer 
graphics, I disagree. The spectacular worlds, space ships, 
and amazingly shot fight scenes were beautifully made with computer 
images. This movie looks different from all the other stereotypical 
CGI-fest movies because the effects look very refined and 
detailed. There is not just an amazing world to look at in Thor: 
The Dark World. The plot it very interesting and keeps building 
up until the very last second. I would recommend this movie to 
those who are following the Marvel chronicles, who have seen the 
first Thor, or who are fans of the comic books.