Mountain Views News, Pasadena Edition [Sierra Madre] Saturday, March 9, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, March 9, 2019 



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


On Sunday, March 3, 2019, 10 students from Saint Rita School competed in the 29th Archdiocese of 
Los Angeles Junior High Academic Decathlon. 100 schools from the archdiocese competed in this 
event; this is the largest single event in the archdiocese. for school competitions 

Our school had 2 individual winners at the competition. Charlotte Bax placed 3rd out of 100 students 
in Mathematics, and Giulia Bhatia placed 6th out of 100 in Religion. Congratulations Raiders!!!




Dear Savvy Senior:

Is there anything seniors can do to stop perpetual 
robocalls? It seems like I get five to 10 a day on my 
home and cell phone, and I’m sick of it! 

Frustrated Frank

Dear Frank:

Robocalls make up around 50 percent of all 
phone calls today, and it’s only getting worse. 
Americans were hit with 26.3 billion robocalls 
in 2018, a whopping 46 percent increase from 
the year before. Fortunately, there are a variety 
of tools available today that can help you greatly 
reduce them. 

Register Your Numbers

If you haven’t already done so, your first step to 
limiting at least some unwanted calls is to make 
sure your home and cell phone numbers are registered 
with the National Do Not Call Registry. 
While this won’t stop illegal robocalls, it will stop 
unwanted calls from legitimate for-profit businesses 
who are trying to sell you something. But 
be aware that political organizations, charities 
and survey takers are still permitted to call you, as 
are businesses you've bought something from or 
made a payment to in the last 18 months. To sign 
up, visit or call 888-382-1222.

Home Landline Tools

To stop calls on your home phone set up the 
“anonymous call rejection” option. This is a free 
landline-calling feature available from most telephone 
companies. It lets you screen out calls 
from callers who have blocked their caller ID information 
– a favorite tactic of telemarketers. To 
set it up, you usually have to dial *77 from your 
landline, though different phone services may 
have different procedures to set it up. Call your 
telephone service provider to find out if they offer 
this feature, and if so, what you need to do to 
enable it. 

Another solution is to sign up for Nomorobo, 
which is a free service for landline phones but 
only if you have a VoIP landline carrier. Nomorobo 
uses a “simultaneous ring” service that 
detects and blocks robocalls on a black list of 
known offender numbers. It isn’t 100 percent 
foolproof, but it is an extra layer of protection. 
To sign up or see if Nomorobo works with your 
phone service provider, visit 

Cell Phones Tools

To stop unwanted robocalls and texts to your cell 
phone, ask your carrier about caller ID options 
that help identify, filter or prevent callers that 
aren’t legitimate. 

For example, AT&T provides their subscribers 
a free app called “AT&T Call Protect” that has 
automatic fraud blocking and suspected spam 
warnings, and you can manually block unwanted 
calls. Starting this month, Verizon is offering free 
spam alerting and call blocking tools to their users. 
T-Mobile offers free “Scam ID” and “Scam 
Block” to combat robocalls and spam. And 
Sprint customers can sign up for its “Premium 
Caller ID” service for $2.99 per month to guard 
against robocalls and caller ID spoofers. 

Call Blocking Apps

Another way to stop nuisance robocalls on your 
smartphone is with call blocking apps. These can 
identify who is calling you and block unwanted 
calls that show up on a crowd-sourced spam and 
robocaller lists.

Some top call blocking app for iPhones and Androids 
include Nomorobo (, 
Hiya Caller ID and Spam Blocker ( 
and Truecaller ( 

Nomorobo cost $2 per month, while Truecaller 
and Hiya apps are free to use, but offer upgraded 
services for $2 and $3 per month.

Spam Proof Phones

There are also phones you can buy, like the Samsung 
Galaxy S, Samsung Note, or Google Pixel 
phone that have built-in spam and robocall protection 
in place. Samsung’s Smart Call feature 
flags calls it suspects are spam, while Google 
Pixel phones have built-in spam call protection. 
With this feature, users with Caller ID enabled 
will get a warning if a suspected spam call or robocall 
is received.

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! …March Birthdays*

Clare Marquardt, Karen Blachly, Carla Duplex, Ella Guttman, Viky Tchatlian, Mary 
Cooper, Sun Liu, Helen Wallis, Joan Crow, Nancy Fox, Martha Cassara, Rita Johnson, 
Mercedes Campos, Dorothy Webster,Terri Elder, Carol Cerrina, Amy Putnam, Sally 
Contreras * To add your name to this distinguished list, please call the paper at 
626.355.2737. YEAR of birth not required



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, December 13th 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, December 19th 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. 


The Senior Community Commission and Community Services Department is 
now accepting nominations for the Older “Sierra Madre” American of the Year. 

If you know someone who lives in Sierra Madre, has demonstrated outstanding 
community service, and is 60+ years of age or older please be sure to fill out a 
nomination form due by Thursday, March 21st, 2019. 

Forms are available at the Hart Park House or by calling the Senior Services Office 
at 626-355-5278 x 704.

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