Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 27, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, April 27, 2019 


We would like to invite you to attend the STRONGER THAN THE STIGMA Mental Health Fair 
hosted by the Marshall Fundamental Girls Build Los Angeles team on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Marshall Fundamental Sports Complex

Our GBLA Team is composed of 31 girls and three advisors. Our team is very diverse, with members 
ranging from sixth to twelfth grades. On December 15, 2017, forty-five Marshall Fundamental 
females students and five chaperones attended a GBLA Lead-ership Summit. There were approximately 
10,000 females in attendance, and we heard from many impressive and strong women including; 
U.S. Senator Kamala Har-ris; American Business Woman, Bozoma Saint John; Olympic 
Athlete, Ibtihaj Mu-hammad; 2016 Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton; and many more. The 
stories they told were tremendously inspirational and empowering.

Then in September of the 2018-2019 school year a handful of girls took action and formed the Marshall 
Fundamental GBLA Club. Since then we have organized under a health and wellness platform 
and have been working very hard in raising awareness in the area of Mental Health Stigmas, and 
bringing a more friendly and inclusive en-vironment to our fellow Marshall Fundamental community. 
Our primary goals are to raise awareness, provide prevention information, and intervention 
resources in the area of mental health stigmas, while also providing our peers with a space for 

As our school year comes to a close we are excited to culminate this year’s project with a Mental 
Health Fair. We the Marshall Fundamental GBLA Team anticipate making an impact with our 
school population and the community. The fair includes activities booths, yoga, mindfulness, and 
art. We will extend resources and provide space to learn and reflect. In addition there will be music, 
guest speakers, and more! Please come and participate in our Stronger Than the Stigma Day, Mental 
Health Fair, we anticipate a good time to be had by all! #StrongerThanTheStigma #GBLA

 Marshall Fundamental School is a public school in the Pasadena Unified School Dis-trict serving 
students in grades six through twelve. Marshall Fundamental offers 12 high school sports and 26 
high school sports teams. U.S News and World Report named it a 2018 Silver Medalist Best High 
School and Dr. Mark Anderson was awarded the State of California Secondary Principal of the Year 
in November 2018 at the Empowering 


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


Jeff’s Book Pics By Jeff Brown

Time Enough for Love 
by Robert A. 

The capstone and crowning 
achievement of the Future 
History series, from the 
Grand Master of Science 
Fiction...Lazarus Long (aka 
Woodrow Wilson Smith) 
has to be one of the most 
fascinating characters ever 
to come out of the science 
fiction genre. In Heinlein’s hands, Lazarus is the ultimate 
rugged individualist; a man so full of life that 
he becomes witness to over 2,000 years of human 
history, always moving from one planet,marriage,o
ccupation,conflict to another in search of ad-venture 
and new experiences. Along the way we are treated 
to a series of tales that recount significant events or 
time periods in Lazarus’ life – all in the service of 
supposedly putting together an exhaustive biography 
of the “oldest living human being.” And while 
this framing device may be a convenient way for 
Heinlein to jump back and forth between different 
time periods and settings, they also serve to weave 
together a picture of a man who has literally done it 
all, seen it all, and lived to tell about it. A lot of sci-fi 
scholars consider Time Enough for Love to be Heinlein’s 
crowning achievement; a perfect distillation of 
his personal philosophy and a nuanced exploration 
of themes and topics that he’d been playing around 
with for years. More than that, though, it’s a brilliant 
yarn that makes for a great read 
– which is also one of Heinlein’s 

Lessons From Lucy: The 
Simple Joys of an Old, 
Happy Dog by 
Dave Barry 

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist 
and bestselling author 
of Dave Barry Turns 40 now 
shows how to age gracefully, 
taking cues from his beloved 
and highly intelli-gent dog, 
Lucy.Faced with the obstacles and challenges of life 
after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, 
Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. From “Make 
New Friends” (an unfortunate fail when he can’t 
overcome his dislike for mankind) to “Don’t Stop 
Having Fun” (validating his longtime membership 
in a marching unit that performs in parades—and 
even Obama’s inauguration), Dave navigates his later 
years with good humor and grace. Lucy teaches Dave 
how to live in the present, how to let go of daily grievances, 
and how to feel good in your own skin. The 
lessons are drawn from Dave’s routine humiliations 
and stream-of-consciousness accounts of the absurdities 
of daily life, which will leave you heav-ing with 
laughter and recognition.Laugh-out-loud hilarious, 
whether he’s trying to “Pay Attention to the People 
You Love” (even when your brain is not listening) 
or deciding to “Let Go of Your Anger,” Dave Barry’s 
Lessons From Lucy is a witty 
and wise guide to joyous living.

Lost Roses: A Novel by Martha 
Hall Kelly 

The bestseller Lilac Girls introduced 
the real-life heroine Caroline 
Ferriday. Now Lost Roses, 
set a generation earlier and also 
inspired by true events, features 
Caro-line’s mother, Eliza, and 
follows three equally indomitable 
women from St. Pe-tersburg 
to Paris under the shadow of World War I.It is 1914, 
and the world has been on the brink of war so often, 
many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing 
interest. Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling 
to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of 
the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer 
in Paris and became close confidantes. Now Eliza 
embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to 
see the splendors of Russia: the church with the interior 
cov-ered in jeweled mosaics, the Rembrandts at 
the tsar’s Winter Palace, the famous ballet.But when 
Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia’s imperial 
dynasty be-gins to fall, Eliza escapes back to America, 
while Sofya and her family flee to their country 
estate. In need of domestic help, they hire the local 
fortune-teller’s daugh-ter, Varinka, unknowingly 
bringing intense danger into their household.On the 
other side of the Atlantic, Eliza is doing her part to 
help the White Russian fami-lies find safety as they 
escape the revolution. But when Sofya’s letters suddenly 
stop coming, she fears the worst for her best 
friend. From the turbulent streets of St. Petersburg 
and aristocratic countryside estates to the avenues of 
Paris where a society of fallen Russian émigrés live 
to the mansions of Long Island, the lives of Eliza, Sofya, 
and Varinka will intersect in profound ways. In 
her newest powerful tale told through female-driven 
perspectives, Martha Hall Kelly celebrates the un-
breakable bonds of women’s friendship, especially 
during the darkest days of histo-ry.The 3 reviews are 




[Nyerges has been teaching 
self-reliance classes 
since 1974, and has 
worked with nearly all of 
the well-known environmental 
organizations. He 
is the author of “Extreme 
Simplicity,” and other 
books. He can be reached 
at www.SchoolofSelf-Reliance.

Homesteading in the City”

 "Extreme Simplicity: Homesteading in the 
City" is perhaps my favorite of the books I 
have writ-ten because it is like a personal 
diary of how my wife Dolores and I worked 
towards our goal of "living lightly on the 
earth," even though we had a small budget 
and lived in a small suburban Los Angeles 

 We were doing what our Appalachian 
friend used to describe as "living country 
in the city." We pursued all aspects of self-
reliance, and wrote about it. Starting as soon 
as we moved in to our new home in 1986, 
we began task by task with limited income. 
We used our front lawn to grow food, we 
recycled our wash water, collected rain water, 
had chickens, a duck, bees, and a pig, 
had solar water heating and solar electricity, 
a wood stove, and we planted fruit trees and 
food everywhere.

 We describe our efforts to do "integral gardening" 
on every bit of usable land, to produce 
food (for people and wildlife), medicines, 
fragrance, shade, and useful tools. 
We describe the details of what it meant to 
raise earthworms, chickens, rabbits, bees, a 
goose, a pig, and our dogs in their typical 
suburban back yard.

 Though there is much "how to" in this book, 
it is full of personal stories and rich reading 
of the learning they experienced along the 
way. There is a section on recycling, and a 
unique section about the economics of self-


Many people today believe that they're 
spending all their time working, yet with 
very little in re-turn. Unfortunately, such realizations 
may come too late to be remedied.

 We think that the Amish people have the 
right idea when they keep their schools and 
work close to home. They don't have to go a 
long way to a job, thereby avoiding wasted 
time and energy, unnecessary expenses, and 
disconnection from their community. They 
can protect their families from undesirable 
influence, and there is the added bonus of 
having youngsters nearby where they can 
learn a trade from an early age. The Amish 
are firmly committed to valuing "quality of 
life" over all the stuff that our modern society 
deems important or indispensable - car, 
home enter-tainment system, fancy clothes, 
foods bought for "convenience" and prestige 
rather than fresh garden flavor and nutritional 


Once, during a period of homelessness 
before we were married, Christopher was 
engulfed in thoughts of "poor me" and "I'm 
destitute," and he could scarcely see a way 
out of the darkness. Dolores provided him 
with a simple set of practical tools that anyone 
can use if only they choose to do so. 
Here are four "magic" ways to improve your 
financial situation:

 1. Never waste anything.

 2. Continually improve your personal 

 3. Leave every situation or circumstance 
better than you found it.

 4. Tithe to the church (or organization) 
of your choice.

 We know that these are genuine practical 
solutions. We have heard people say 
that they cannot make these efforts - such 
as tithing, or improving an environment - 
because "we are poor." Our perspective is 
that they have their reasoning backwards. 
They are poor because they do not en-gage 
themselves in the world in these ways. Logical 
thinking leads to erroneous conclusions 
when the premise is false.


 1. You can do without some electrical 

This will probably involve changing your 
behavior, for instance, thinking twice before 
switching on an electrical tool or appliance 
when a non-electric alternative will work 
just as well or better.

 2. You can learn to use your existing devices 
more efficiently.

 This step, too, requires changes in habit, but 
once you've understood the extra expenses 
caused by inefficiency and waste, you'll feel 
good about it - plus you'll save money by 
practicing efficiency. 

3. You can purchase new appliances that 
render your household inherently more energy 

 This step requires initial outlays of money, 
and in some cases higher short-term expenses, 
but with certain especially wasteful 
appliances, the best way to save energy and 
money is to immedi-ately replace the old, 
wasteful model.

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