Mountain Views News, Pasadena Edition [Sierra Madre] Saturday, July 15, 2017

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 15, 2017 EDUCATION & YOUTH 7 Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 15, 2017 EDUCATION & YOUTH 7 


Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge)
presented SB 328 to the Assembly Education Committee. The Bill requires middleschools and high schools to start the school day no earlier than 8:30 a.m. SB 328is based on recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics for theoptimal time to start school for improved public health of teenage students. Afterpassing the State Senate earlier in the year, the bill built upon this momentumpassing the Assembly Education Committee with bi-partisan support.

“This makes a big statement to children, parents, and the education communitythat more and more legislators are using sound and definitive research to put thebest interests of our students first. School districts around the country that havemoved teenage school start times later have seen measurable, positive results forstudent achievement and student public health. I am very grateful to the AssemblyEducation Committee for making its decision on this indisputable data,” expressedPortantino. 

“On behalf of California’s students, we appreciate the committee’s support of thiscritical bill, which prioritizes student well-being by ensuring healthy start times,
said Lisa Lewis, co-chair, Start School Later California, which co-sponsored thebill. Dr. Irena Keller, who also co-chairs the organization, added: “These start timesare backed by decades of research and will benefit our students, our communities,
and our state.” 

The California State PTA Legislative Advocate, Carol Kocivar, explained, “Theresearch is clear: Later school start times improve the health, safety, and academicsuccess of students.” 

“Too many of our schools have started at times we know to be detrimental to ourkids’ health,” said Joy Wake, coordinator of the High School Parent Engagement 


The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley’s Girls’ Empowerment Programs havereceived a $10,000 grant from Bank of America. These programs included theYWCA Pasadena’s TechGyrls and Express Yourself! after-school programs, andGirls Empowerment Summer Camp.

The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is a non-profit organization that 
focuses on the mission of “eliminating racism, empowering women” throughgirls’ after-school and summer programs, and Adult and Senior TechnologyClasses, providing women and girls in the Pasadena-Foothill Valley communitywith the tools and support to achieve their goals.

The Bank of America grant will be used to support the YWCA’s Girls 
Empowerment after-school programs and Girls’ Empowerment SummerCamp, which provide girls with opportunities to explore the fields of STEM, art,
and literature, learn about and visit institutions of higher education, and becomeactive citizens in their community. With this support the YWCA will be able togather supplies for science experiments, 3D printing projects, art projects, fieldtrips, and guest speakers for these programs.

“The YWCA is very grateful and excited to receive this grant from Bank ofAmerica. Their support will make a significant difference on the activities thatwe are able to provide and will expand the types of opportunities for growth forthe girls in this community,” said Jessica Kubel, Executive Director of the YWCAPasadena. 

“Bank of America has a clear mission to help make financial lives better, andone way we do this is by working with nonprofits like the YWCA who providevaluable leadership development and education to young girls in Pasadena-
Foothill Valley to help them succeed later in life. Together we can empower girls 


On July 7th Arcadia Juniors successfully won the All Star Tournament.
Starting pitcher, Julian Eskridge, led the team to a 32-3 victory overPasadena American Junior League. The team, managed by DonMcIntire with coaches Steve Gewecke and Michael Easter, beat out 
teams from San Marino, East Altadena, Pasadena, and Santa Anita 
Junior League to win the All Star Tournament as the 2017 undefeatedchampions. The next stop on the road to the World Series is theSection Tournament on Thursday, July 13 in Granada Hills. 

Group in the San Juan Unified School District. “We are grateful for the progresson SB 328, which recognizes that school start times are a statewide public healthissue.” 

SB 328 is supported by The American Academy of Pediatrics, AmericanAcademy of Sleep Medicine, California Federation of Teachers, California SleepSociety, California State PTA, Children’s Hospital Boston, Children’s Hospital LosAngeles, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, East Area Progressive Democrats, Educate.
Advocate, Fresno Unified School District, High School Parent Engagement Group,
Keck Hospital of USC, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Loyola UniversityMaryland, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Manhattan Beach UnifiedSchool District, Pasadena Unified School District, Stanford University School ofMedicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Medicine Program of PublicHealth, South Pasadena Unified School District, University of Washington – 
Department of Biology, and numerous individuals. 


Sen. Portantino represents nearly 930,000 people in the 25th Senate District, whichincludes Altadena, Atwater Village, Bradbury, Burbank, Claremont, Duarte,
Glendale, Glendora, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Lake View Terrace,
La Verne, Los Feliz, Monrovia, Montrose, Pasadena, San Dimas, San Marino, 
Shadow Hills, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Sunland-Tujunga, and Upland.

Start School Later California is affiliated with Start School Later, a 501(c) (3)
nonprofit organization working to ensure school start times are compatible withhealth, safety, education, and equity. 

and young women to achieve their goals and set a path for financial growth,” 
said Raul A. Anaya, Los Angeles market president, Bank of America.

If a girl you know could benefit from the after-school programs at the YWCAPasadena-Foothill Valley, please visit their website at www.ywca-pasadena.orgor call their office at (626) 296-8433. 

About the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley:
The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley began over 110 years ago to meet theneeds of girls and women in Pasadena. Our programs address the mission ofthe national YWCA organization, “eliminating racism, empowering womenand promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.” More information 
about the YWCA is available at 

About Bank of America 
At Bank of America, our focus on Environmental, Social and Governance 
(ESG) factors is critical to fulfilling our purpose of helping make people’sfinancial lives better. Our commitment to growing our business responsibly isembedded in every aspect of our company. It is demonstrated in the inclusiveand supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible productsand services we offer our customers, and the impact we make around the worldin helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is formingstrong partnerships with nonprofits and advocate groups, such as communityand environmental organizations, in order to bring together our collectivenetworks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at, and connectwith us on Twitter at @BofA_News 


Look to the skies during a day devoted to space exploration. Prototypea design for a future Martian Habitat and make a mini rocket in theImagination Workshop.

Planetarium star gazing programs will be held in the Kidspace DiscoveryDome every 45 minutes (first-come, first-serve basis). The Discovery Domeis an inflatable planetarium experience, entry is limited to 30 guests for eachshow. 

Discovery Dome Planetarium Schedule:
10:15am - Back to the Moon 
11:00am - Saturn, The Ring World11:45am - Interactive Star Stories 
12:45pm - Saturn, The Ring World1:30pm - Interactive Star Stories2:15pm - Back to the Moon3:00pm - Saturn, The Ring World3:45pm - Interactive Star Stories 

Kidspace Children’s MuseumOuter Space Odyssey480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103Sunday, July 16, 10:00am - 5:00pm 

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The Gooden School 
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High Point Academy1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road Pasadena, Ca. 91107 
Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 
La Salle High School3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 
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Pasadena High School2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca.
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Wilson Middle School 
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