Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, October 27, 2018

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 27, 2018 



The show will run November 1, 2, and 3 at the Sierra Madre Playhouse 

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 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809

Principal: Nancy Lopez

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


Sierra Madre, CA (October 25, 2018) – Alverno Heights 
Academy is proud to present their fall play “The Curious 
Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time” on Thursday, 
November 1 at 7:00 p.m.; Friday, November 2 at 7:00 
p.m.; and Saturday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 
p.m. at Sierra Madre Playhouse. 

 "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-
Time," by Simon Stephens based on the novel by Mark 
Haddon, is set in Swindon and London and focuses 
on a 15-year-old amateur detective named Christina 
Francis Boone who is a mathematical genius. The titular 
curious incident is the mystery surrounding the death of 
a neighbor's dog, Wellington, found speared by a garden 

 The main cast of “The Curious Incident of the Dog 
In the Night-Time” includes senior Julia Vallen ‘19 as 
Christina, junior Madison Ramirez ’20 as Mr. Ed Boone, 
junior Josie Beltran ’20 as Mrs. Judy Boone, junior 
McKenna Lindheimer ’20 as Siobhan, senior Caroline 
Dragos ’19 as Mrs. Shears, senior Xander Penzato ’19 
(St. Francis High School) as Roger Shears, junior Vianni 
Barzallo ’20 as Mrs. Thompson, sophomore Auden 
Harper ’21 as Reverend Peters, senior Maritza DiRito 
’19 as No. 40, sophomore Christopher Johnson ’21 (St. 
Francis High School) as Uncle Terry, sophomore Tatiana 
Cortes ’21 as Mrs. Alexander, and senior Nick Sercel 
‘19 (St. Francis High School) as the London Policeman. 
Supporting roles are being played by sophomore Claire 
Cook ’21, junior Sophia Davis ’20, frosh Ava Villegas 
’22, and freshman Vincent DiRito ’22 (St. Francis High 

 Alverno’s production of “The Curious Incident of the 
Dog In the Night-Time” is being directed by Ms. Cynthia 
Cales P’12, Theatre and Dance Director, with stage 
managing by senior Rita Kearns ‘19 and junior Cassie 
Lianto ’20, and set design by Paul Cales P’12. 

 Presale tickets to “The Curious Incident of the Dog 
In the Night-Time” may be purchased from the Alverno 
office for $15, online at, 
online through, and at the 
door at the Sierra Madre Playhouse during the run of 
the production. 

 Alverno Heights Academy is located at 200 North 
Michillinda Avenue in Sierra Madre and Sierra Madre 
Playhouse is located at 87 West Sierra Madre Boulevard. 

About Alverno Heights Academy

 Alverno Heights Academy is an all-girls, 
independent, progressive Catholic, college preparatory 
school dedicated to its mission of empowering each 
young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be. 
Located on the property of the former Barlow Estate 
in Sierra Madre, California, Alverno Heights Academy 
was founded in 1960 by the Sisters of St. Francis who 
sought to create an environment in the San Gabriel 
Valley where young women could become informed 
and knowledgeable persons. Later renamed Alverno 
High School and sponsored by the Immaculate Heart 
Community, Alverno’s program—academic, spiritual, 
aesthetic, social, and physical—has been shaped by 
the staff, trustees, and students. As Alverno Heights 
Academy once again, the school remains committed 
to its mission by encouraging each of their young 
women to be who they imagine. For more information 
about Alverno Heights Academy, please visit www. 




HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ….October Birthdays

Janda Ferris, Darlene Traxler, Margit Johnson, Sole Krieg, George Maurer, Dick 
Anderson, Eva Poet, Mary Jane Baker, Dixie Coutant, Cathleen Cremins, Alma Mays, 
Adie Marshall, Darlene Crook, Susan Gallagher, Maggie Ellis, Gloria Giersbach, Elva 
Johnson, Ellen O’Leary, Jenny Piangenti, Gail Ann Skiles, Anita Thompson, Linda 
Boehm and Angela Stella.

* To add your name to this distinguished list, please call the paper at 626.355.2737. YEAR of birth not 
required but you must be over 60.


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 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Join the class with Instructor Barbara Dempsey as she leads you in the art of Hula! 

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

Free Blood Pressure Testing: 2nd Tuesdays Monthly from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary. 

Brain Games: Thursday, November 15th 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us 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. A great way to strengthen your mind and make new 
friends... Games are facilitated by Senior Volunteers. 

Free Legal Consultation: Wednesday, November 14th from 10:30 a.m. - Noon. Attorney Lem Makupson is available 
for legal consultation. Specializing in Family Law, Wills, Trusts, Estates and Injury. Please call the Hart Park House for 
an appointment, 626-355-5278 ext. 704. 

Senior Club: Meets Saturdays Monthly at Hart Park House… Brown Bag Lunch and great company at 11:30 a.m. 

Chair Yoga: Mondays & Wednesdays 11:00 - 11:45 a.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 Celebration: Every 2nd Thursday Monthly at the Hart Park House. Share free birthday cake and ice cream 
kindly provided by the Senior Community Commission! 

Game Day: Every Thursday Monthly 12:00 Noon come into the Hart Park House and join a lively poker game with 

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

Save the Date: Senior Excursion, Wednesday, Dec. 19th to Rogers Gardens in Corona Del Mar. 

Dear Savvy Senior, 

I know there will be a small 2.8 percent cost-of-
living increase in Social Security benefits next 
year but what about Medicare? What will our 
Medicare Part B monthly premiums and other 
Medicare costs be in 2019? 

Curious Jim

Dear Jim,

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 
recently announced their cost adjustments for 
2019, and you’ll be happy to know that the 
standard Medicare Part B monthly premium for 
most beneficiaries starting in January will be 
$135.50, a modest increase of just $1.50 per 
month over 2018’s standard premium.

 There are, however, a small group of Medicare 
beneficiaries (about 2 million people) who will 
actually pay less than $135.50 because the 2.8 
percent cost-of-living increase in their Social 
Security checks will not be large enough to cover 
the full premium increase. Thanks to the Social 
Security Act’s “hold harmless” provision, 
Medicare cannot pass along premium increases 
greater than the dollar increase in their Social 
Security checks.

 In addition, there are also a small group of 
high-income beneficiaries (about 3 million 
people) that will pay higher Part B premiums 
because their income is above $85,000 as a 
single, or $170,000 as a married couple filing 

 Medicare uses modified adjusted gross income 
from your tax return from two years ago to 
determine your premiums, which means that 
2019 Part B premiums are determined by 2017 

 So, if your income was $85,001 to $107,000 
(or $170,001 to $214,000 if filing jointly), your 
monthly premium will increase from $187.50 to 
$189.60. Monthly premiums for singles with an 
income of $107,001 to $133,500 (joint filers with 
income of $214,001 to $267,000) will rise from 
$267.90 to $270.90. And premiums for singles 
earning $133,501 to $160,000 ($267,001 to 
$320,000 for joint filers) will increase from 
$348.30 to $352.20.

 If you had higher income than that, your 
monthly premium for 2018 was $428.60. In 
2019, there will be an extra surcharge tier for 
people with the highest income.

If your income is between $160,001 and $499,999 
($320,001 to $749,999 for joint filers), you’ll pay 
$433.40 per month. Single filers with income of 
$500,000 or more ($750,000 or more for joint 
filers) will pay $460.50 per month.

 If you fall into any of these high-income 
categories and you’ve experienced certain life-
changing events that have reduced your income 
since 2017, such as retirement, divorce or the 
death of a spouse, you can contest the surcharge. 
For more information about contesting or 
reducing the high-income surcharge, see 
“Medicare Premiums: Rules for Higher-Income 
Beneficiaries” at

 In addition to the Part B premium increases, 
the annual deductible for Medicare Part B, which 
covers physician services and other outpatient 
services, will see a mild bump from $183 to $185 
in 2019. The deductible for Medicare Part A, 
which covers hospital services, will increase 
from $1,340 in 2018 to $1,364 in 2019.

 For more information on all the Medicare 
costs for 2019 visit and click on 
“Find out how much Medicare costs in 2019,” or 
call 800-633-4227.


 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.

SENIOR MOVIE: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays Monthly 1:00 p.m.

November 7th The Greatest Showman PG

 Rated - PG 1hr 45 min 

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman is an original musical 
that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to 
create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. 

November 21st Pirates of the Carribean - Dead Men Tell No Tales

 Rated - PG-13 1hr 59 min 

When deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar escape from the Devil’s Triangle, 
determined to kill every pirate at sea, Captain Jack Sparrow’s only hope for survival lies in seeking out the legendary 
Trident of Poseidon, the powerful artifact bestows upon its possessor total control over the sea. 

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