Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, October 15, 2016

MVNews this week:  Page B:3

BREAST CANCER continued from page B1
o after menopause suggests a link to higher
breast cancer incidence and the possibility of 
dying of breast cancer.
o Chest radiation exposure—Radiation
therapy to the chest before age 30 can raise breast 
cancer occurrence.

As with many types of cancer, adjustments in 
everyday life habits can help lower breast cancer risk. 
Growing evidence shows that avoiding smoking and 
limiting alcohol are significant in preventing breast 
cancer. Controlling weight through a nutritious diet 
and regular exercise adds a protective effect. The 
longer a woman breastfeeds, the less likely she’ll 
develop breast cancer. Preventing exposure to high 
doses of radiation and environmental pollutants also 
lowers breast cancer cases.

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Regular mammography screening helps detect 
breast cancer in an early stage, but not all breast 
cancers are detected through mammography. 
The American Cancer Society recommends 
mammography screening annually after age 40 
through age 54. Women age 55 and older can switch 
to mammograms every other year, but every woman 
is advised to consult with her physician to determine 
her individual screening frequency. Warning signs 
for breast cancer differ among women, but the most 
common symptoms are:

•A hard knot, lump or thickening of the breast 
or underarm tissue.
•A change in the size or feel of the breast or
•Discharge from the nipple.
•Redness, swelling, warmth or darkening of
the breast.
•A scaly, itchy rash or sore on the breast or
nipple (it may resemble the pitted skin of an orange).
•Puckering or dimpling of breast skin.
•A recent change in the symmetry of the

Performing monthly breast self-exams can help with 
earlier detection of a potential problem.

Treatment of Breast Cancer

After breast cancer is diagnosed, the 
patient’s medical team will determine 
the disease’s progression and suggest 
the most effective treatment options. 
Seeking a second medical opinion may 
be beneficial. Standard breast cancer 
treatment includes surgery, radiation, 
chemotherapy and hormone therapy. 
Breast cancer-targeted therapy uses 
drugs to block specific cancer cells from 
growing. Depending on the size and 
location of the tumor and the effect on 
nearby lymph nodes, a lumpectomy 
(removal of the tumor) is advised, and 
in other cases, women choose to have 
a mastectomy (removal of part or the 
entire breast). A federal law passed in 
1998 directs health insurance companies 
to cover the cost of breast reconstruction surgery for 
breast cancer patients.

“Many breast cancer patients rely on supportive care 
to manage pain, nausea and other cancer symptoms,” 
Concialdi explained. “Professional in-home care 
providers help carry the load when cancer patients 
are going through treatment or recovering from 
surgery. We ensure our cancer clients are eating 
well, following the doctor’s directions and staying 
comfortable and safe in the home. Becoming a cancer 
survivor is truly a team effort.”

Widespread support for breast cancer patients, 
survivors and their loved ones is available through 
local cancer centers and groups such as the American 
Cancer Society (1-800-ACS-2345). The Susan G. 
Komen Foundation offers a breast care helpline at 
1-877-GO-KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) and lists a 
number of support resources on their website, ww5.

About Right at Home

Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home 
companionship and personal care and assistance to 
seniors and disabled adults who want to continue to 
live independently. Local Right at Home offices are 
independently owned and operated and directly employ 
and supervise all caregiving staff, each of whom is 
thoroughly screened, trained and bonded/insured prior to 
entering a client’s home. Right at Home’s global office is 
based in Omaha, Nebraska, with franchise offices located 
in 45 states nationwide and throughout the world. For 
more information on Right at Home, visit About Right 
at Home at or 
read the Right at Home caregiving blog at http://www. To sign up for Right at Home’s free 
adult caregiving e-newsletter, Caring Right at Home, visit

About Right at Home of Pasadena

The Pasadena office of Right at Home is a locally owned 
and operated franchise office of Right at Home, LLC, 
serving the Crescenta and San Gabriel Valleys including 
Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, La 
Canada, La Crescenta, Verdugo City, Montrose, Sierra 
Madre and Arcadia. For more information, contact Right 
at Home of Pasadena at or 
626.584.8130 or by email at




 Mountain Views News Saturday, October 15, 2016 


City of Sierra Madre



WHEREAS, the City Council wishes to update Chapter 2.08 (“City Manager”) of the Sierra Madre Municipal Code to 
remove the City Manager residency requirement; 

WHEREAS, the Government Code Section 50083 specifies that the City cannot require its employees to be residents. 


Section 1. Municipal Code Amendment. Chapter 2.08.020 (“City Manager”) of Title 2 (“Administration and Personnel”) 
of the Sierra Madre Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows: 

2.08.020 Residence Residence in the city at the time of appointment of a city manager shall not be required as a 
condition of the appointment, nor shall Sierra Madre residency be required as a condition of continued employment of 
a city manager. 

Section 2. Severability. If any provision, section, paragraph, sentence or word of this ordinance, or the application 
thereof to any person or circumstance, is declared invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining 
provisions, sections, paragraphs, sentences or words of this ordinance, and their application to other persons or 
circumstances, shall not be affected thereby and shall remain in full force and effect and, to that end, the provisions of 
this ordinance are severable. 

Section 3. Effective Date. This ordinance shall take effect thirty days after adoption as provided by California 
Government Code section 36937. Section 4. Certification. The City Clerk shall certify to the passage and adoption of 
this ordinance and shall cause the same to be published or posted according to law.

PASSED, APPROVED and ADOPTED this 11th day of October 2016. 

AYES: Mayor Gene Goss; Mayor Pro Tem Rachelle Arizmendi, Council Members John Capoccia, Denise Delmar, and 
John Harabedian; NOES: None 


The one constant in life is change. We have 
control over some, but far from all, of the 
changes in our lives. For example, no matter how 
much we might like to, we simply can’t control 
death. That’s one of the reasons death is so hard 
to talk about. It’s also why it is so critical that we 
regularly revisit our estate plan.

 Any time we—or our loved ones—experience 
a major life change, it is a good idea to review 
important documents, such as wills, trusts, and 
powers of attorney.

 In fact, northeastern TV station WMUR 
provides a list of several “key indicators that a 
review is in order”:

·significant changes in the value of your estate;

· changes in your “income level or requirements,” 
such as retirement;

·job changes;

·changes to family situations, such as births,
marriages, deaths, and major illnesses;

·changes to business interests;

·significant purchases or payoffs;

·major changes in insurance coverage; and

·the death or major illness of someone named
as your executor, trustee, power of attorney, 
beneficiary, or child’s guardian.

Of course, this is not an exhaustive list.

 The point is that to ensure your wishes are 
carried out after death, it’s important to update 
your estate plan as life progresses. Any number 
of factors may trigger a review. So to fully achieve 
your goals, you should work with a trusted 
advisor to regularly review your plan and ensure 
changes are made whenever they are needed.

 Dedicated to your family’s health, wealth, and 

 A local attorney and father, Marc Garlett is on 
a mission to help parents protect what they love 
most. His office is located at 49 S. Baldwin Ave., 
Ste. G, Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Schedule an 
appointment to sit down and talk about ensuring 
a legacy of love and financial security for your 
family by calling 626.587.3058 or visit www. for more information.



By Amy Hebert

Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

 If you’re just getting by, and someone offers 
you the chance to earn more money through 
a business opportunity, you might be willing 
to listen, right?

 Unfortunately, those offers often turn 
out to be just another scam.Today the FTC 
announced charges against three people and 
multiple companies behind a telemarketing 
scheme that targeted older people and 
veterans, and took millions of dollars from 
people with promises they would multiply 
their investment.

 Here’s how it played out: Doing business 
under names like “Titan Income,” “Wyze 
Money,” “Prime Cash,” and “Building 
Money,” telemarketers called people about 
an “opportunity” to participate or invest in 
e-commerce websites. The callers said people 
would earn a hefty income sharing in the revenue 
from the sites. They even said it was “risk-free” 
and promised a 100% money-back guarantee.

 For a few months, the scammers made it 
seem like everything was going according to 
plan as people awaited their first earnings 
payment at the end of the quarter. During 
that time, some people who initially paid 
hundreds of dollars were convinced to pay 
thousands of dollars more to increase their 
return. The company even helped people 
move their now-huge credit card balances to 
new accounts with temporarily low or zero-
interest balance transfers.

 But it was all a lie. As soon as it was time for 
people to get paid, all contact stopped. There 
were no e-commerce earnings or investments. 
Anyone trying to get a refund of their 
investment was out of luck. Many people lost 
as much as $20,000.

 If you’re considering putting money into a 
business opportunity, do some research first. 
By law, business opportunity promoters must 
give you certain information before you hand 
over any money.

 Many of the people Building Money called 
were on the Do Not Call Registry. If a company 
is ignoring the Registry, there’s a good chance 
it’s a scam. If you get calls like these, hang up 
and file a complaint with the FTC.

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