Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, January 14, 2017

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, January 14, 2017 

Jeff’s Book Pics By Jeff Brown

On the Marquee: 

Notes from the Sierra MadrePlayhouse

Have a New Husband by Friday: 
How to Change His Attitude, 
Behavior & Communication in 
5 Days by Kevin Leman

Have a new husband by Friday? Is that 
even possible? Dr. Kevin Leman says 
it is. The New York Times bestselling 
author and self-help guru shows even 
the most frustrated wife how she 
can have a new husband by Friday. 
Leman reminds any wife that if what 
she’s doing to get better behavior out 
of her husband isn’t working now, it 
never will. So it’s time for a change. 
That means it’s time to change her 
own patterns of behavior. Here’s how 
Leman suggests she handle it day 
to day:Monday: Secrets Revealed: 
Cracking the Male Code

 Yes, you’re different species, but 
you can work together in harmony.
Tuesday: Creatures from Another 
Planet . . . or Creatures of Habit?To 
understand men, you have to track 
‘em to their den.Wednesday: Think 
about What You Want to Say, Then 
Divide It by Ten.How to talk so your 
guy will really listen . . . and listen so 
your guy will really talk.Thursday: 
Think of Him as a Seal Waiting for 
a Three-Pound Fish.Why making 
love to your man is a key to who he is 
and how satisfied he’ll be, and what’s 
in it for you. Friday: It Takes a Real 
Woman to Make a Man Feel like a 
Real Man.How to open your man’s 
heart, revolutionize your love life, 
and turn him into the knight you’ve 
always dreamed of.

The Obstacle Is the Way: The 
Timeless Art of Turning Trials 
into Triumph by Ryan Holiday

The Obstacle is the Way has become 
a cult classic, beloved by men and 
women around the world who apply its wisdom 
to become more successful at whatever they do. 
Its many fans include a former governor and 
movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop 
icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James 
McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), 
and the coaches and players of 
winning teams like the New England 
Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago 
Cubs, and University of Texas men’s 
basketball team.The book draws its 
inspiration from stoicism, the ancient 
Greek philosophy of enduring pain 
or adversity with perseverance 
and resilience. Stoics focus on the 
things they can control, let go of 
everything else, and turn every new 
obstacle into an opportunity to get 
better, stronger, tougher. As Marcus 
Aurelius put it nearly 2000 years 
ago: “The impediment to action 
advances action. What stands in 
the way becomes the way.” Ryan 
Holiday shows us how some of the 
most successful people in history—
from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia 
Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve 
Jobs—have applied stoicism to 
overcome difficult or even impossible 
situations. Their embrace of these 
principles ultimately mattered more 
than their natural intelligence, 
talents, or luck.If you’re feeling 
frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in 
a rut, this book can help you turn 
your problems into your biggest 
advantages. And along the way it will 
inspire you with dozens of true stories 
of the greats from every age and era.

Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping 
Prophet by Jesse Stearn

This fascinating biography, written by 
on the country’s foremost authorities 
on metaphysics, reached the No. 1 
spot on the New York Times bestseller 
list. The Edgar Cayce story is one of 
the most compelling in inspirational 
literature. For more than forty years, 
the “Sleeping Prophet” closed his 
eyes, entered into an altered state of 
consciousness, and spoke to the very heart and spirit 
of humankind on subjects such as health, healing, 
dreams, prophecy, meditation, and reincarnation. 
His more than 14,000 readings are preserved at the 
Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc., 
in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation 
has bestowed a $15,000 grant on Sierra Madre 
Playhouse in support of its upcoming production, 
Bee-luther-hatchee. Sierra Madre Playhouse is one 
of four Los Angeles and Seattle area theatres newly 
designated a grantee, and is the only intimate 
theatre to be so awarded.

 The Foundation’s website states, “The 
Foundation’s theatre enrichment work fosters 
the art form by expanding access to inspiring 
productions and immersive educational 
experiences. We endeavor to support excellent 
artistic content that promotes important 
conversations around timely social issues. 
Further, we believe that active engagement before 
Thomas Gibbons’ play Bee-luther-hatchee directly 
confronts issues of race, cultural appropriation 
and authenticity, expanding the communal 
conversation of issues that have a continuing 
presence in today’s headlines. The engagement 
of the play will be accompanied by concurrent 
educational and cultural activities, exhibit 
displays and conversations with playmakers and 
guest panelists.

 “We act as a catalyst to advance positive and 
sustainable change…We invest in bold ideas 
that inspire collective action in order to achieve 
powerful results.”---Sheri and Les Biller Family 

 Sierra Madre Playhouse Artistic Director 
Christian Lebano commented, “Bee-luther-
hatchee has been a passion project for me for 
several years…We were able to keep the very 
talented cast together and the same creative team 
and are now deep into rehearsals for this beautiful 
play…I’m feeling pretty validated about what we 
are planning…”

 The Sierra Madre Playhouse gratefully 
acknowledges the generosity and commitment of 
the Biller Family Foundation in its support of the 

 Bee-luther-hatchee. A play. Written by Thomas 
Gibbons. Directed by Saundra McClain. Produced 
by Christian Lebano, Estelle Campbell and Joan 
Riback for Sierra Madre Playhouse. At Sierra 
Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra 
Madre, CA 91024. This is just east of Pasadena. 
There is ample free parking behind the Playhouse. 
January 13- February 18, 2017. Fri. & Sat. at 8:00, 
Sun. at 2:30. Additional Saturday matinee on 
February 18 at 2:30. Admission: $30. Seniors (65+) 
$27. Youth (13-20) $20. Children 12 and under, $17. 
Reservations: (626) 355-4318. Online ticketing:

All Things By Jeff Brown



Next time you order halibut, red snapper or yellowfin 
tuna at a sushi restaurant in the Los Angeles area, you may 
want to ask for proof of what’s on your plate.According to 
a four-year study published on Wednesday by researchers 
at the U.C.L.A and Loyola Marymount , nearly half of 
the fish served at more than two dozen highly-rated 
sushi restaurants in the city is mislabeled.”Half of what 
we’re buying isn’t what we think it is,” said Paul Barber, 
a UCLA professor who led the study.”Fish fraud could be 
accidental, but I suspect that in some cases the mislabeling 
is very much intentional, though it’s hard to know where 
in the supply chain it begins.”Demian Willette, co-
author of the study, said that while mislabeling of food is 
nothing new, what was surprising was that it would be so 
prevalent, especially in a food-conscious market like Los 
Angeles.”We didn’t really expect that because Los Angeles 
is a very foody culture and in general people are very 
conscious about what they eat.” Willette said the study, 
conducted between 2012 and 2015, looked at 26 sushi 
restaurants that were highly rated on the reviewing sites 
Yelp and Zagat.Biology students at UCLA were sent out to 
the restaurants over the four years to collect samples of 10 
popular varieties of fish used for sushi. The samples were 
then tested for DNA.Willette said of 364 samples tested, 
47 percent showed that the sushi was mislabeled.About 
the only sure bet was salmon, which was mislabeled only 
about one in 10 times, and bluefin tuna which was never 
swapped for a different kind of fish.”But out of 43 orders of 
halibut and 32 orders of red snapper, DNA tests showed the 
researchers were always served a different kind of fish,” the 
study says.Yellowfin tuna was also swapped on seven out 
of nine orders, usually for bigeye tuna, a vulnerable and 
overexploited species.”In some cases, the same restaurant 
was substituting multiple fish on menus,” Willette said. 
“So say they would propose three types of tuna when 
they actually served the same type.”He said halibut was 
often swapped for cheaper species of flounder considered 
overfished or near threatened while red snapper was 
substituted for sea bream.Some of it is price, and some 
of it is regulations and wholesalers,” he said.One piece of 
advice fron L.A. Health Dept.” I would say if you’re going 
to a sushi restaurant, probably avoid the halibut and red 
snapper,” he said. “Eat salmon because salmon is almost 
always salmon.”



The Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation will 
present in concert guitar legend Larry Carlton on 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 7:30pm. Larry and 
his band will perform an eclectic array of music 
ranging from steady jazz, down-home blues, to 
solid rock and roll. This concert will showcase his 
virtuosic artistry on the guitar. 

 Tickets, available online by visiting www., are $20 - $65. New Year special 
discount of 20% off available with code 20RUSH. 
Also, a special VIP package is also available for 
$100 (see website for details.) The theatre is 
located at 188 Campus Drive in Arcadia. For more 
information, please call 626.821.1781.

About Larry Carlton

For over fifty years, Larry Carlton earned the title of 
“guitar legend” having performed alongside musical 
giants such as Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Joni 
Mitchell and Steely Dan. Larry’s catalogue includes 
over two dozen solo albums along with thousands of 
recording sessions. He is a four-time Grammy Award 
Winner and the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement 
Award from Guitar Player Magazine. His sound is 
recognized throughout the world as he continues to 
explore the boundaries of music. 

About The Arcadia Performing Arts Center

The Arcadia Performing Arts Center anchors 
Arcadia High School campus on the northwest 
corner. This $20 million, 40,000 square foot, state-
of-the-art facility includes a main performance 
hall with seating for 1,150, a stage that holds 200 
musicians, tunable acoustics and professional 
lighting and sound. The Arcadia Performing Arts 
Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, 
is dedicated to maintaining the Performing Arts 
Center as a nucleus for the arts, education and 
engagement where the lives of students and the 
greater community are enriched.




Young families face different estate planning needs and 
challenges than those who have had a long life behind them. 
While established families may be concerned about what will 
happen to their family when they pass on, young, growing 
families can be more focused on what is happening to their 
family in the present. And you may even find it hard to justify 
planning for an “estate” you haven’t yet established!

 But here’s the thing … if you have children, or anyone 
else you care about, you may not have an “estate”, but you 
do need estate planning – if you want to ensure your loved 
ones wouldn’t be stuck in Court and/or conflict, if anything 
happens to you.

 Here are a few estate-planning issues important for young 
couples to consider as soon as they start a family:

The Care and Custody of Your Children

If you die or become incapacitated before your children reach 
18, they will need a legal guardian. To ensure your children 
are only ever in the care of people you want and choose, you 
must name both temporary and long-term guardians for 
your children.

 Identifying friends or family as the “godparent” of your 
child won’t cover it. You need to legally document your 
choice. And, naming just one person or a couple isn’t enough, 
either. Name at least 3 options, in case back-ups are needed.

 Also, ensure that you have not just named legal guardians 
in your Will. This is a common mistake for those that do have 

 If something happens to you and your child is home with 
a babysitter, or at school, you want to also name local people, 
friends or family, who would immediately be able to be called 
upon by authorities. And, those people need to have legal 
documentation on hand to step in and make immediate, 
short-term decisions for your littles.

 We recommend a comprehensive Kids Protection Plan® to 
ensure there are no gaps, even for a minute, in the care of the 
people you love most.

The Management of Your Children’s Inheritance

Remember, when you die, the assets left to your minor 
children will need to be managed by someone at least until 
they turn eighteen. If no one is identified for this task, the 
court steps in and appoints “professionals” to take over the 
role, which can cost your children their entire inheritance. 

And, it’s totally unnecessary. With just a bit of prior planning, 
you can keep your loved ones out of the Court system entirely 
and give total control to the people you know, love and trust.

The Authority to Make Decisions for You

 Finally, no matter what your age is, or how big or small 
your assets are, you want to put in place the documentation 
that appoints the people you would want making decisions 
for you, if you cannot make your own decisions.

 Once again, the focus here is on keeping the people you 
love out of Court during what would be a hugely stressful time 
for them. 

 Estate planning is a key part of growing up, and showing 
up for the people you love. So, yes, you may be a young family, 
but once you’ve become a family, you’re not too young to plan 
well to make things as easy as possible for the people you love.

 Far from being a morbid task, estate planning can give 
your young family the peace of mind, confidence, and 
security you desire when it comes to the future well-being of 
all members of your family. 

 Dedicated to empowering your family, increasing your 
wealth and building your legacy,

A local attorney, father, and CASA volunteer (Court Appointed 
Special Advocate for Children), 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 626.355.4000 or visit for more 



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