Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, June 2, 2018

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 2, 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



Arcadia Christian School

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006

Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade



Principal: Cindy Harmon


Pasadena, CA --- La Salle High School graduated 
146 seniors at its 59th Commencement on Friday 
evening, May 25, 2018. Commencement Exercises 
took place at the First Church of the Nazarene, next 
door to the School. 

 Isabella Marez, magna cum laude, gave the 
Welcome Address and Mary Harmon, summa cum 
laude, was chosen by the Faculty Commencement 
Committee for the honor of delivering the 
Commencement Address. 

 Cristina De La Cruz, summa cum laude, received 
the General Excellence Award for the highest 
cumulative grade point average in the class. She also 
received the Scholar Award for Liberal Arts. This 
fall, Cristina will attend Stanford University

 Samuel Christopher, summa cum laude received 
the General Merit Award for the second highest 
cumulative grade point average in the class. He 
also received the Scholar Award for Visual and 
Performing Arts and Mathematics and Science. 
Samuel will attend Yale University in the fall

 Ethan Patrick and Julia Macabuhay received the 
Brother Celestine, FSC - Excellence in Athletics and 
Sportsmanship Award. Melody Griffith received the 
De La Salle Service Award for academics, leadership 
and service to others. Mary Harmon received the 
Pro Deo et Patria Award for service to God, her 
community and her class. 

 Jeffrey Daley and Ashley Mayo received the 
Christian Brothers Provincial’s Lasallian Leadership 

 Ninety-seven percent of La Salle’s graduating 
class will attend colleges or universities in the 
fall and 89% of the class will matriculate to four-
year institutions in 20 states and the District of 




Dear Savvy Senior,

What types of travel discounts are available to older 
travelers? I just retired and am interested in learning 
about travel deals for people over 60.

Ready To Go

Dear Ready,

There are literally thousands of different travel-
related discounts available to retirees that usually start 
anywhere between the ages 50 and 65. These discounts 
– typically ranging between 5 and 25 percent off – can 
add up to save you hundreds of dollars on your next 
trip. Here’s how you can find them.

Ways to Save

The first thing to know is that most businesses don’t 
advertise them, but many give senior discounts just for 
the asking, so don’t be shy. 

 You also need to be aware that when it comes to senior 
travel bargains, the “senior discount,” if available, may 
not always be the best deal. Hotels, resorts, airlines 
and cruise lines, for example, offer advanced bookings 
along with special deals and promotions from time 
to time that may be a lower rate than what the senior 
discount is. Before you book, always ask about the 
lowest possible rate and the best deal available.

 Another way retirees with flexible schedules can save 
is to be flexible when you travel. Last minute travel 
deals can offer huge savings, as well as traveling during 
off-season or off-peak times, and avoiding holidays. 

 Club memberships can also garner you a wide variety 
of travel bargains. AARP, for example has dozens of 
travel discounts available on hotels, rental cars, cruises 
and vacation packages – see 
Annual AARP membership fees are $16 or less if you 
join for multiple years.

 Or, if you don’t agree with AARP, there are alternative 
organizations you can join like the Seniors Coalition or 
the American Seniors Association that offer discounts 
on hotels and rental cars. 

Types of Discounts

Here’s an abbreviated rundown of some of the different 
travel discounts you can expect to find. 

 Transportation: For airline travel, Southwest has 
fully refundable senior fares to passengers 65 and 
older, and British Airways offers AARP members $65 
off economy travel and $200 off business club travel. 
American, United and Delta also offer senior fares in 
certain markets but are extremely limited. 

 For traveling by train, Amtrak provides a 10 percent 
discount to travelers 65-plus, and a 10 percent discount 
to passengers over age 60 on cross-border services 
operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada. 

 Greyhound bus lines also offers a 5 percent 
discount to passengers 62 and older. And most car 
rental companies offer 10 to 25 percent discounts to 
customers who belong to membership organizations 
like AARP or AAA. 

 Hotels: Many U.S. hotels offer senior discounts (at 
varying ages) usually ranging between 5 and 15 percent 
off. For example, Marriott offers a 15 percent discount 
to travelers 62 and older at over 4,000 locations 
worldwide. And Wyndham hotel group offers 60-plus 
guests best available rate discounts. 

 Restaurants: Some restaurant chains offer senior 
discounts, ranging from free drinks, to senior menus, 
to discounts off your total order. National chains that 
offer these deals include Burger King, Chili’s, Chick-
fil-A, Dunkin Donuts, Golden Corral, IHOP and 
Wendy’s. Offers can vary by location.

 Cruises: Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise lines 
offer discount rates to cruisers 55 and over.

 Entertainment and Attractions: Most movie theaters, 
museums, zoos, aquariums, public golf courses and 
even ski slopes provide reduced admission to seniors 
over 60 or 65. If you’re 62-plus, you’re also eligible for the 
“Senior Pass,” which provides a lifetime entry to 2,000 
national parks and recreation sites. You can obtain this 
pass in person at one of the federal recreation sites for 
$80, or online for $90 at

 To look for other travel discounts on the go, download 
the Sciddy app at This app lets you search 
for senior discounts and can send you alerts when 
you’re at an establishment that offers them.


 Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 
5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit 
Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and 
author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! …June Birthdays*

Joanne Thrane, Nellie Haynes, Dorothy McKay, Theresa Daley, Donna Doss, 
Mary Carney, Carol Handley, Marilyn McKernan, Pat Fujiwara, John Shier, Beth 
Smith-Kellock, Ann Disbrow, Joan Ellison, Anne Montgomery, Trini Ornelas, 
Martha Spriggs, Pat Starkey, Kathleen Coyne, Suzanne Decker, Jacque Persing, 
Jeanne Peterson and Grace Sanders

 * To add your name to this distinguished list, please call the paper at 
626.355.2737. YEAR of birth not required

ACTIVITIES: Unless listed differently, all activities are at the Hart 
Park House (Senior Center) 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre



Hawaiian & Polynesian Dance Class: Every Tuesday morning from 10a.m. to 
11a.m. Join the class with Instructor Barbara Dempsey as she leads you in the 
art of Hula. 

Bingo Time: Every Tuesday beginning at 1:00p.m. Cards are only $0.25 each! Everyone is welcome to 
join. Activity may be canceled if less than five people. 

Free Blood Pressure Testing: 2nd Tuesdays of the month from 11a.m. to 12p.m. No appt. is necessary. 

Brain Games: Join us on Thursday, April 19th at 10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m for Scattergories, a creative 
thinking game by naming objects within a set of categories; or Jenga, a block-building challenge that 
keeps you stacking and balancing your tower. Everyone is welcome, and no experience is needed. What 
a great way to strengthen your brain and make new friends. Games facilitated by Senior Volunteers. 

Free Legal Consultation: Wednesday, April 18th from 10:30am to Noon. Attorney Lem Makupson is 
available for legal consultation. Specializing in Family Law, Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Injury. Please 
call Hart Park House for an appointment, 626-355-7394. 

Senior Club: Meets every Saturday at the Hart Park House Senior Center. Brown Bag Lunch at 

Chair Yoga: Mondays & Wednesdays from 11:00a.m. to 11:45a.m. with Paul Hagen. Classes include 
Yoga and balance exercises. All ability levels are encouraged and welcomed!

* A voluntary donation of $5.00 per week is suggested but not required.

Birthday Celebrations: Every 2nd Thursday monthly at the Hart Park House, share some free 
birthday cake provided by the Sierra Madre Civic Club! 

Free Strength Training Class: Fridays from 12:45p.m. to 1:30p.m. with Lisa Brandley. This 
energetic class utilizes light weights, low impact resistance training and body conditioning. Class 
equipment is provided. 

Tax Assistance: Every Wednesday beginning on February 7th through April 11th from 1:00p.m. 
to 2:00p.m ...Don Brunner is available for income tax consultation... 
**Appointments are required by calling the Hart Park House Office 626-355-7394**

 ** Call Community Services Department for details about the “Ear to Ear Program” returning in 
2018** 626 - 355 - 5278

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