Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 14, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 14, 2020 


Pasadena Unified School District


Dear PUSD Community,

According to early results of the election on November 3, Measure O has been approved by voters. This 
ensures that Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students have increased access to technology, expanded 
STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) courses, and make vital improvements 
to school facilities. Election results will be certified in December.

This is great news for our students, families, faculty, and staff, and we thank the Pasadena community for 
their continued investment in our schools. 

Pasadena Unified has demonstrated that our schools are a cornerstone of our community and that residents 
embrace our students and schools. 

We are grateful to countless community supporters for their trust and belief in this great school district. 

We also welcome newly-elected Board of Education members and thank outgoing members. 

As our country processes the results of the national election, we encourage students to talk to teachers, 
counselors, and staff about any anxieties or concerns. The District is providing additional support to 
those who need it. 


Brian McDonald, Ed.D.



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


Head of School: Ethan Williamson

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024


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


Principal: Nancy Lopez

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107


Head of School: Jenny Janetzke


The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024


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


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



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


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Teachers are qualified experts in child 
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TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills


Over the past few years I have made it a point to let my readers/listeners know that I am in a constant 
search for the family owned restaurant. You may accurately say, it is the Holy Grail for this Restaurant 
Critic. It is the American dream for many and a business which has put many a child through diapers 
and college. It may stem out of some kind of shameless guilt which I carry. For I have written about the 
Big Chains almost exclusively these past few months, but I vowed that I would return to my true love, 
the Local Corner Restaurant. I think I found the Grail. 
Tap your heels together three times and just repeat the 
words, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like 

It has been there right in front of me the whole time! Bella 
Sera The pride of Monrovia has been on Myrtle for many 
years true under a few different owners, but they are the 
best at what they do. This reviewer usually plays by the 
rules but with Covid 19 and the elections I gave Chef Joe 
Borrelli a heads up that I was coming in. The setting at 
Bella Sera is as you would expect a restaurant like this; unpretentious and very welcoming. 

There is a some street parking next to the theater and plenty of 4-hour free parking lots, what did I eat? 
Chef Joe did his home work, The Crab Cake Eggs Benedict from the Brunch menu were out of this 
world, the pizzas are great and as you know I love great French fries and they use the Kanabec potato, 
no frozen stuff here. I Sampled the Short Rib Ragu and again thumbs up. Really, nothing like a great 
meal. Next time Ill have the Cioppino, we ran out of napkins!!

Seating is limited to the back patio , but that’s OK plenty of safe distancing and I believe a few seats 
on the sidewalk for you people watchers,. Bella Sera a neighborhood restaurant that you wish was just 
down the street from you!!

Bella Sera Trattoria 422 S Myrtle Monrovia

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