Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 22, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, June 22, 2019 



St. Rita School students involved in the “Raider’s Talk News” club visited the Channel 7 Eyewit-ness 
News station on June 11, 2019 to learn from the professionals about reporting, public speaking, journalism, 
broadcasting, and television production. This was an exciting day for our Raiders!

Students were treated to a behind the scenes experience where they learned how the daily news segments 
are put together. Part of the tour included visiting the Control Room, Editing Room filled with 
all sorts of interesting equipment and discovering the magic of the Green Screen. Fol-lowing a Q&A 
session with the news crew, the students were able to watch a live taping with re-porter Marc Cota-
Robles and Weathercaster Kimi Evans. 

“Raider’s Talk News” was established in 2018, under the direction of computer teacher, Mr. Hernandez. 
The idea to establish Raider’s Talk News developed when Mr. Hernandez saw how enthusiastic the 
school was about giving the parents and students a place to receive important information, all while 
giving students the freedom to express themselves in a creative environ-ment. Raider’s Talk News is 
a safe space for students to collaborate with their peers, develop public speaking skills and build self-
esteem; all which are valuable 21st century skill qualities, preparing them for their future in the job 

Students meet twice a week to review weekly news that will go into the newscast, and film epi-sodes 
that airs once a week on their club Youtube channel.

We are looking forward to what the students will create in the 2019-2020 school year! As Mr. Hernandez 
stated “I am excited to see what the future of “Raider’s Talk News” will be in the next 2 years!”

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, Jo-Anne Woolner


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989


La Salle College Preparatory

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



Produced by Christian Lebano for Sierra Madre Playhouse. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel 
French, Inc.

Ruby gets off the bus from Utah with “nothing but tap shoes in her suitcase and a prayer in her heart.” 
As fate would have it, she is immediately cast in the chorus of a Broadway show. When the theatre is 
forced to close, Ruby’s songwriting sailor boyfriend persuades the Captain of his ship to allow the show 
to move on deck. Voila! Dames at sea! When the show’s lead gets seasick, Ruby may have to go on for 
her. Will Ruby come back a star? Do you need to ask?

 Dames at Sea at once pays affectionate homage to and sends up the optimistic early Broadway musicals 
of the 30s and 40s. It’s filled with songs, tap-dancing and romance from start to finish. It is suitable for 
general audiences.

 George Haimsohn and Robin Miller created the book and lyrics for the show. It was their only collaboration. 
Haimsohn’s other musicals included Now Zing and Johnny American. Miller’s other musicals 
included Peg, Radio Times and Vanity Fair. Music for Dames at Sea was composed by Jim Wise. Wise 
co-wrote the play Olaf Who Never Walked But Always Danced.

Dames at Sea premiered off-Broadway in 1968, making a star of its young lead, Bernadette Peters. The 
show debuted on Broadway in 2015.

Joshua Finkel directs the Sierra Madre Playhouse production of Dames at Sea. The most recent of his 
dozens of directing credits include The Bully Problem, The Wedding Night, Together at Last, Violet, 
The Fantasticks and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He is also an actor and choreographer. 
He is the recipient of an MFA in Classical Theatre from the Professional Theatre Training 
Program of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Sean Paxton is the music director. He has been musical director for several of Sierra Madre Playhouse’s 
summer musicals, including Always….Patsy Cline (Ovation Award nominee), Pump Boys and Dinettes 
and The Marvelous Wonderettes.

Jeffrey Scott Parsons choreographs Dames at Sea. A critically acclaimed star of cabaret and musical 
theatre, he is known for his expertise in tap.

The cast includes (in alphabetical order) Ruben Bravo, Katie Franqueria, Jennifer Knox, Melissa Mayer 
and Chuck McLane.

A special film series to accompany this production will include classic musicals.

 If you’re looking for a dancing, singing good time, sail away with the Dames at Sea.

Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. This is just east of Pasadena. 
Parking is available on the street and in free lots behind the Playhouse and across the street.

Runs through Sunday, July 21. Fri. & Sat. at 8:00, Sun. at 2:30.

ADMISSION: $45. Seniors (65+) $40. Youth (to age 21) $25. Preview $20.

RESERVATIONS: (626) 355-4318.


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