Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 28, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 28, 2020 



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


Makenna, born and raised in Sierra Madre signs National Letter of Intent to the University of 
North Carolina to play soccer!

She is a senior at Flintridge Preparatory High School verbally committed to North Carolina 
her Freshman year in HS.

On Sunday Nov 15th, she made it official by signing her LOI to continue her soccer ca-reer as 
a North Carolina Tar Heel. 

Makenna attended Elementary and Middle School in Sierra Madre. The last 4 yrs she has been 
playing soccer for Flintridge Prep under the guidance of Coach Estaban Chavez.


On Tuesday, December 8th, 2020, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill 
Valley will be presenting "How Blockchain is changing the world as we know it". This free live 
streamed event, hosted by YWCA Pasadena Foothill-Valley’s Board President Angeline Chen, 
will feature a panel of experts including Octavio Herrera, COO of Lucid Sight; Leslie Katz, 
Member of Clark Hill PLC; Jor Law, Blockchain Consultant; and Gary Leland, founder of the 
BitBlockBoom Bitcoin Conference. 

Angeline Chen will serve as the moderator and the panelists will dive into topics such as 
whether bitcoin will be more valuable than gold, what role videogames play on mass adoption 
of cryptocurrencies, which industries might be disrupted by blockchain, and what regulations 
affect Cryptocurrency. 

Octavio Herrera is a technology entrepreneur with a successful track record of starting and 
selling companies. He is a co-founder of Lucid Sight, Inc., a Los Angeles based soft-ware company 
that develops blockchain games and game technology; a seed investor and Board Member 
at App Onboard, Inc.; an early investor in Bird; and a cofounder of Jirbo, Inc one of the first 
iPhone gaming companies.

Leslie R. Katz is a Member in Clark Hill's Government & Regulatory Affairs practice. She focuses 
on government law and policy and regularly interacts with state agencies. Leslie helps optimize 
the political, legal, community, and business contexts in which her clients operate. Her 
ability to provide strategic counsel—for startups to Fortune 500 companies and public entities—
comes from her diverse experiences in the public and private sectors. Leslie has served as 
the regional vice president of regulatory affairs for a Fortune 250 energy-services company and 
held executive roles with technology companies. She was involved in the Pacific Carbon Exchange's 
inception and held the role of executive vice president of policy. She regularly speaks 
on blockchain, regulatory matters, public policy topics, and on infrastructure, economic development, 
community relations, leadership de-velopment, and technology-related issues. 

Jor Law is a pioneer in building out the ecosystem for digitizing and trading securities on the 
blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies. A finance and securities attor-ney, he is 
most well-known for his expertise in secured lending and alternative finance, including EB-5, 
venture capital, crowdfunding, and tokenized securities, including initial coin offerings (ICOs) 
or security token offerings (STOs). He co-founded which was the dominant 
accredited investor verification ser-vice in the world at the time it was acquired. A trusted 
consultant/adviser to technology companies primarily in regtech, fintech, and crypto, Jor has 
advised prominent companies such as tZERO, Polymath, and Prime Trust. Within the crypto 
space, he’s most passionate about securities regulations affecting tokens, identity for regulatory 
purposes vs privacy and anonymity, and cross-ledger or cross-chain technologies. 

Gary Leland is a businessman, entrepreneur, and media personality. He produces several shows 
in the cryptocurrency sphere including the Crypto Cousins Podcast, the 4 Minute Crypto 
Show, The What Is Bitcoin Podcast, the Railroaded Podcast and the BitBlockBoom Podcast. 
He also founded the BitBlockBoom Bitcoin Conference in Dallas Texas in 2018. In 2019, Gary 
became an advisor and part owner of, and which allow users 
to buy and invest bitcoin. In March of 2020 Gary accepted the role of Executive Vice President 
of podcasting for Biz Talk Radio.

The event is free to join, but donations are welcome and will support TechGYRLS®. The YWCA 
Glendale and YWCA Pasadena’s TechGYRLS® program seeks to empower young girls in the 
areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and to encourage 
them to pursue careers within these fields, particularly for underrepresent-ed girls. TechGYRLS
® is a place to dream, explore new ideas, learn new skills, and be cre-ative through 
STEAM activities. During COVID-19, our TechGYRLS® programs will be of-fered virtually 
through YWCA organized or partner organized events. Find out more in-formation about the 
program at

To sponsor or donate visit or email Christina Li-sotto at 





 One of the most popular productions ever in Sierra Madre Playhouse’s long history has 
been The Marvelous Wonderettes, which was a box-office smash for us three years ago. Now, 
we’re having a virtual cast reunion, and you’re invited. Catch up with members of our talented 
cast and ask them questions about the creation of this beloved hit produc-tion.

 Sierra Madre Playhouse Artistic Director Christian Lebano hosts cast members Kelsey 
Boze, Kelly Klopocinski, Kate Ponzio and Afton Quast.

 This event takes place via Zoom on your computer, tablet or smartphone. It’s free, but 
space is limited, so please reserve early. The virtual cast reunion will happen on Sun-day, December 
6, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. PST.

 Reservations can be made at:

 Although this event is free, these are challenging times for theatres and non-profit arts 
organizations, so donations are accepted and appreciated. If you wish to donate, you can do 
so at:

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