Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, August 25, 2018

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 25, 2018 



Sacramento, Calif. – What is a special district? You tell 
us! Better yet, show us, and perhaps win a scholarship.

The Districts Make the Difference 2018 Student 
Video Contest for high school and college students 
challenges would-be filmmakers to produce a 
60-second video that tells the story of a special district 
or districts in their community. The goal of each video 
is to increase public awareness and understanding 
of California’s special districts and the services they 
provide to residents.

 Entries may be submitted between August 27 and 
September 30. Finalists will be announced November 
1, and winners announced in December. 

 The competition gives entrants an opportunity 
to practice film-making with the potential to win 
a $2,000 scholarship while learning about perhaps 
the most enigmatic arm of local government – often 
unsung special districts that provide a wide range of 
specialized, focused services throughout California. 
Contestants may choose to tell the story of a local 
sewer and sanitation district, fire or public safety 
district, water district, or even a cemetery or park 
district. Contestants may work alone or in a team 
effort. Some may zoom their cameras in on something 
as specific as a mosquito abatement, airport, or 
healthcare districts. Others may choose to explore a 
complement of special districts that work together 
and provide a network of essential, specialized 
services to their community.

 The video contest is organized by Districts Make 
the Difference, the public outreach campaign 
launched by the California Special Districts 
Association (CSDA) to highlight the important work 
of the almost 2,000 special districts in California. 
“This contest is one of our favorite programs each 
year,” noted Neil McCormick, CEO of CSDA. “It 
provides students with the opportunity to learn about 
districts, show off their artistic talents, and express 
those talents in a way that helps educate the public – 
and perhaps win a scholarship in the process.”

 Entries will be judged using four criteria: 
accuracy and effectiveness, creativity and originality, 
production quality and entertainment value. Last 
year, videos were submitted from all over the state. 
Once submitted, a panel of CSDA officials will 
select five finalist videos, which will go through a 
month-long period of public voting to determine the 
winners. First, second and third-place scholarships 
will be awarded.

 For more information about the contest and 
review the application and rules, visit: http://

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





Dear Savvy Senior,

What can you tell me about clinical trials and how 
to go about finding one? 

Old and Ill

Dear Old,

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans 
participate in clinical trials in hopes of gaining 
access to the latest, and possibly greatest, but 
not yet on the market treatments for all types of 
illnesses. But, you need to be aware that clinical 
trials can vary greatly in what they’re designed to 
do, so be careful to choose one that can actually 
benefits you. Here’s what you should know along 
with some tips for locating one. 

Clinical Trials

A clinical trial is the scientific term for a test 
or research study of a drug, device or medical 
procedure using people. These trials – sponsored 
by drug companies, doctors, hospitals and the 
federal government – are conducted to learn 
whether a new treatment is safe and if it works. 
But, keep in mind that these new treatments are 
also unproven, so there may be risks too. 

 Also be aware that all clinical trials have certain 
eligibility criteria (age, gender, health status, etc.) 
that you must meet in order to be accepted. And 
before taking part in a trial, you’ll be asked to sign 
an informed consent agreement. You can also 
leave a study at any time. 

Find a Trial

Every year, there are more than 100,000 clinical 
trials conducted in the U.S. You can find them by 
asking your doctor who may be monitoring trials 
in his or her specialty. Or, you can look for them 
on your own at This website, 
sponsored by the National Institutes of Heath, 
contains a comprehensive database of federally 
and privately supported clinical studies in the 
U.S. and abroad on a wide range of diseases and 
conditions, including information about each 
trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, 
and phone numbers for more details. 

 If you want some help finding the right trial, 
try, a web-based resource 
created by Vanderbilt University that connects 
willing patients with researchers of clinical trial. 
Or, use the Center for Information and Study on 
Clinical Research Participation at 
This is a nonprofit organization that will take your 
information online or over the phone and do a 
thorough clinical trials search for you, and mail 
or email you the results within a week or two. Call 
877-633-4376 for assistance. 

 Those with dementia and their caregivers 
can also locate clinical trials at the Alzheimer’s 
Association TrialMatch at

Things to Know

Before deciding to participate in a trial, you 
need to first discuss it with your doctor to make 
sure it is appropriate for you. Then, schedule an 
appointment with the study’s medical team and 
ask lots of questions, such as:

- What’s the purpose of the study and can it 
improve my condition? 

- What are the risks? 

- What kinds of tests and treatments does the 
study involve, and how often and where they are 

- Is the experimental treatment in the study being 
compared with a standard treatment or a placebo? 

- Who’s paying for the study? Will I have any 
costs, and if so, will my insurance plan or Medicare 
cover the rest? 

- What if something goes wrong during or after 
the trial and I need extra medical care? Who pays? 

 For more information on clinical trials for older 
adults visit the National Institute on Aging (nia., which has many 
informative articles including one on “questions 
to ask before participating in a clinical trial.” 

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ….August Birthdays

Bill Nelson, Karlene Englert, Juanita Fernandez, Jeanette Francis, Joseph Kiss, 
Jacquie Pergola, Maury Whitaker, Pat Miranda, Phyllis Chapman, Jerry Burnett, 
Margaret Aroyan, Phyllis Burg, Beverly Clifton, Rosemary Morabito, Susan 
Poulsen, Dorothy Quentmeyer, Genevieve Stubbs, Miep Tulleners, Joy Barry, 
Ellie Baudino, Marcia Bent, Daryls Brechwald, Joan Spears, Ruth Torres, Jane 

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

AUGUST 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, August 16th at 10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m for Scattergories, a 
creativethinking 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, August 15th from 10:30a.m. 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! * Voluntary Donations 
of $5.00 per week per participant are suggested but not required.

Birthday Celebrations: Every 2nd Thursday monthly at the Hart Park House, share some free 
birthday cake provided by the Senior Community Commission!

Game Day: Every Thursday starting at 12:00p.m. Come join this group of Seniors in their poker 

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.

SENIOR MOVIE: August 15th at 1:00 p.m. RACE (2016) 

Young Jesse Owens becomes a track and field sensation while attending Ohio State University in the 
early 1930’s. After heated debates, the United States decides not to boycott the Olympics inNazi Germany. 
Overcoming racism at home and abroad, Owens seizes the opportunity to show Berlin and the 
world he is the fastest man alive! Rated PG-13. Run Time: 2h 14m.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL Thursday, August 23rd, 12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m.

Hart Park House Representative from Anthem BlueCross will have free information on Medicare Benefits 
and Medicare extras. Come learn about their programs, ask questions, and enjoy ice cream

with syrup and toppings! Call 626-355-7394 at the Hart Park House if you plan on attending.

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