Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, March 31, 2018

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, March 31, 2018 


Alverno Heights Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara

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 

Preschool-TK-8th Grade

Principal: Dr. William Walner

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

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 791-1255

Head of School: Jenny Janetzke


The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-2410 

Head of School, Carl Parke 


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989


La Salle High School

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Principal Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian

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) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandez


St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

Principal Joan Harabedian (626) 355-9028 


Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay Lewis

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:

Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 396-3600 Website:

Arcadia Unified School District

234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:

Monrovia Unified School District

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(626) 471-2000 


Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010




First Congregational Church of Pasadena, UCC 
Pasadena Area Women’s Scholarship is available 
annually in the amount of $1000 or more for 
persons who identify as female who are currently 
enrolled or planning to enroll by Fall, 2018 at a 
college or trade/technical school. Our Church’s 
Core Values are: Nurturing Spirituality, Welcome 
and Social Justice. Our Vision Statement expands 
upon that to embody God’s love for all by 
celebrating diversity in: racial, age, gender, sexual 
orientation and physical ability. We also work to 
serve the marginalized and educationally under 
served in the greater Pasadena area. These values 
and vision will guide our selection process. 



• $1000 or more awarded annually to women 
on the basis of need according to the discretion 
of the Scholarship Committee of the First 
Congregational Church of Pasadena. Recipients 
may be awarded the scholarship more than once. 
• Members of First Congregational Church of 
Pasadena are not eligible to receive this scholarship. 
• Awards will be given to assist in the education 
of any female college, university, technical or trade 
institute student. 
• Qualities to be given equal consideration by 
the Scholarship Committee are: goals; grades; 
financial need; college and/or community service; 
and proximity to achieving degree objectives. 

 Application Deadlines, Requirements and 

 Blank printed applications are available 
in the church office, on the church website or via email 

• Applicants must be current residents of the city 
of Pasadena or adjoining communities OR be 
enrolled by Fall of 2018 in a Pasadena college, 
university, technical or trade institute. 
• Applications are to be completed and returned 
to FCC no later than April 8, 2018 by mail, 
hand-delivery or email. 
• Women currently attending a school must 
include a copy of their transcripts with their 
completed application (Unofficial copies are 
• Two (2) references are required. Two reference 
forms are included with the application. The 
applicant is responsible to ensure the references 
are received by the Committee by April 8, 2018. 
• • Finalists will be interviewed between April 
08 – April 28th. Awards will be announced prior 
to May 5, 2018 and presented on May 05, 2018 at 
the Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea to be held 
in the afternoon at FCC of Pasadena. Winners 
are expected to attend. 
• Students are expected to enroll in at least nine 
[9] units per semester at the undergraduate 
level and at least six [6] units at the graduate or 
postgraduate level. 
• Scholarship recipients are expected to enroll 
in the institution stated in the application 
by the following academic term. Enrollment 
verification is required. 
• Scholarship recipients who are unable to 
provide the Scholarship Committee a timely 
verification of enrollment from the institution 
stated in the application, for whatever reason, 
will be required to refund the full amount of the 
scholarship money. 

 First Congregational Church of Pasadena, 
United Church of Christ 464 East Walnut 
Street, Pasadena CA 91101 626-795-0696 Fax: 

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TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills


I think the most popular local question I get is have 
yopu been to Nick’s on So Lake yet? Yes, and here is 
my recent review.

 When is a restaurant fair game for a review? With 
the popularity of Yelp and message boards on the 
Internet, it seems that the feeding frenzy of reviews 
begins as soon as a restaurant opens its doors. We 
can’t blame social media, however. Everyone 
(including yours truly) wants to check out the new 
kid in town. Did you know that Pasadena has the 
most restaurants in the United States per capita? It’s 
true!! So, when is a good time to check out the new 
kid? Merrill Shindler from KABC Radio feels that if a 
restaurant is charging full fare they are open to a full 
review. My dear departed dad, Elmer Dills, thought 
six months was sufficient time to iron out any kinks. 
He’d say, “the paint isn’t dry yet!” and that’s actually 
what led me to this article. I went to the new Nick’s 
Restaurant on South Lake the other night, and I 
could smell the paint (I really could!). Full disclosure 
Nick’s does have other locations throughout Southern 

 Nick’s is located on South Lake at the former 
Bru and Trattoria Neapolisspace. Jinxed you might 
say? Well, stand in line, brother - I have heard that 
comment a few times the last few days. But hold that 
thought. While this first impression (spoiler alert) is 
favorable, I must admit that I had a bit of a chip on my 
shoulder because of the two aforementioned disasters. 
My style of review is what I call a “vibe” and my first 
vibe is favorable. It appears that these Nick’s people 
know what they are doing. The menu itself reminds 
me of Houston’s, and there is nothing wrong with 
that. Sandwiches and burgers feature a prime rib dip 
(which they serve till they run out so they must know 
that it is a popular item) and a buttermilk chicken 
sandwich. My dinner choice was the cheeseburger 
with ground chuck on a sesame seasoned bun. The 
three of us all shared shrimp taquitos, and the Grade 
1 Ahi Tuna from the appetizer list. The shrimp 
received a thumbs-up, and the tuna was delightful 
except that the sliced avocado was under-ripe. From 
the oven, my friends really enjoyed the Prosciutto and 
Fog Pizza, and the Fast Fry Broccoli is a 9/10, but who 
doesn’t enjoy broccoli? On my return trip, I have my 
sights on the Cioppino served with a fisherman’s loaf 
of bread. I’m not sure what that means, but I promise 
to investigate.

 The interior layout hasn’t changed much with the 
bar in the middle and dining available throughout 
including upstairs. This a nice dining alternative to 
Del Frisco’s and Paul Martin’s, though they don’t offer 
happy hour and you won’t get that afternoon crowd. 
This a place to go for a well thought out dining 
experience. Prices on the menu and wine list are 
reasonable. You may now proceed!!!

 Nick’s of Pasadena 336 S. Lake Ave Pasadena (626) 
787-1444 as always call before going. Visit

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