Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 17, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 17, 2020 



It’s FALL, the temperatures are warmer this year and holidays are 
quickly approaching, we fear! Halloween Happenings will be different 
in the City of Sierra Madre. The typical “trick or treating” 
and city street closures on Alegria are not being permitted this Halloween 
given the pandemic. COVID makes it unsafe for families but NEVER FEAR, the Community 
Services Team is here! October 31st falls on Saturday and instead of one day, search all week long for 
treats hidden away!

 We can’t tell you when or exactly where, but there will be 200-300 eggs hidden daily in the City with 
fun tricks or treats, so beware. Amongst those eggs will be 5 tickets per day of varying Halloween colors, 
seek what you may. Hunt, search, run and climb, but dress in your costume and have a great time. 
Make sure to social distance, wear your masks, and steer 6-feet clear of others; but bring along your pod 
of fathers, mothers, sisters or brothers!

If you find a ticket, make sure to read the instructions carefully, as this is not the same treat we would 
give out normally. There is the name of an organization or business in town, it will be provided on your 
ticket so check all around.

Most importantly, take lots of photos, we would like to see your costume, AND if you are an adult join 
us for the contest on Zoom. Tag us on Facebook and Instagram, let us know if you have had fun; and 
by the way, the adult costume must be a pun. The pun can be funny, happy, or spooky just make sure it 
is family-friendly and kooky! Your submissions are all due online you will see, so look for the flyer, this 
is all free for our Community.

The details will be shared on Facebook at Sierra Madre Community Services, as well as Instagram at 
@sm_community_services; or visit the Community Services Department webpage by going to http://

For any questions, The Community Services Department contact is 626-355-5278.


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: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114


Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUIS

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



 Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to strongly oppose passage of 
Pasadena Unified School District’s facilities bond Measure O on the November 3, ballot. The 
unanimous vote of the Chamber Board members present reflected the strong sentiment that 
Measure O is the wrong initiative being put before the voters at the worst possible time. 

 Measure O, placed on the ballot by the PUSD Board in a divided vote, asks voters to approve 
a more than $500million bond measure to improve existing campuses. The additional tax 
burden will be borne by local taxpayers for more than 25 years. Titled the Pasadena Unified 
School District Repair, Technology, Student Achievement Measure, less than 15% is dedicated 
to technology upgrades. None of the funds generated are allowed to be spent on instructional 
materials or teacher salaries, per California law. 

 In dissenting during the vote, Board members Kimberly Kenne and Elizabeth Pomeroy 
expressed concerns that there is no set project list, the measure was rushed onto the ballot, 
the amount is too much of a burden on taxpayers right now and that existing PUSD bonds 
are still outstanding. 

 “The Board of the Pasadena Chamber found this measure to be an affront to taxpayers, 
property owners and residents,” said Pasadena Chamber CEO Paul Little. “This country and 
our greater Pasadena area are experiencing the harshest financial downturn since the Great 
Depression-unemployment has skyrocketed, recovery will be a long slow process and no one 
but the wealthy among us can afford any additional expenses right now. Pasadena Unified 
is in crisis, it is just not a facilities emergency, it is a student achievement crisis. Investment 
needs to be made in teachers, instructional materials and student support - not buildings - 
and not at the expense of local taxpayers already reeling from our battered economy.” 

 PUSD leadership is on record stating they have “failed” African-American students. One 
school board candidate has expressed concerns about the quality of education her children 
are receiving from PUSD, pointing out that her son graduated with a 1.45 Grade Point 
Average from PUSD and earned a 3.2 GPA at Pasadena City College. “That made me realize 
it’s not about the kids, it’s what the kids have to make them successful,” she said at a recent 
candidate forum. 

 Pasadena Unified is suffering from significantly declining enrollment, with projections 
that only 14,000 students will be attending PUSD schools within five years. School district 
officials and board members have blamed the decline, at least in part, on a lack of affordable 
housing in the PUSD service area. Passage of Measure O will make residential rents even less 
affordable as landlords pass tax increases along to tenants. Struggling small businesses will 
see their rents increase to cover additional costs forced upon them by Measure O. 

 “Somehow there is this notion that tax increases are simply absorbed by landlords when 
the truth is exactly the opposite-California allows landlords to pass tax increases along to 
residential and commercial tenants and most leases contain provisions that permit exactly 
that,” said Mr. Little. “Passage of Measure O will further provoke a decline in PUSD enrollment 
by driving housing costs up. It is simple math-higher rents mean fewer PUSD families able to 
afford to live in its service area. It will also hasten the closure of local small businesses who 
are teetering on insolvency now and cannot face increased rent and building costs.” 

 The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association Board of Directors wants to 
encourage an effective Pasadena Unified School District that delivers an excellent education 
for all its students. Measure O does not address the pressing need to invest in effective 
classroom support for PUSD students or teachers. 

 The PUSD Board of Education has struggled to maintain a healthy financial outlook for the 
district, getting to the verge of a takeover by the LA County Office of Education due to its 
inability to make tough financial decisions. At the same time the school board struggled to 
determine which campuses to close as a result of its significantly declining enrollment. The 
Chamber says vote no on Measure O. 


All Sierra Madre households are invited to create Halloween art for display on our local merchants’ 
windows. All ages from a single address are welcome to draw or paint any Halloween theme 
on a paper ‘canvas’ provided to you by Sierra Madre Civic Club. 
Create your visions of Halloween using pencils, markers, paint, ink – any medium you 
want. The art will be displayed on pre-approved downtown merchants’ windows from October 23 
until November 2. Civic Club members will mount your artwork on the windows. 
Sign up on-line at before October 8. High quality craft paper, 36” x 36”, 
and further instructions will be delivered free to your front door. One per address. 
Important Dates: 
October 9-10 Paper and instructions delivered to your front door. 
October 20 Deadline to return completed art in labelled box at 184 South Lima. 
For further questions, please contact Karma Bell, Halloween Chair for Sierra Madre Civic Club, at 

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