Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 10, 2021

MVNews this week:  Page 9

Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 10, 2021 9 Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 10, 2021 9 

Both teams played with heart and grit in triple dig-it desert heat! From amazingly creative costumes 
at the opening night parade to fierce plays on the fields—they rocked it! And 10U finished in the Top 
8 (of 34 teams) and qualified for Regionals, so the journey continues! 


(StatePoint) School is out and already parents are hearing the dreaded, “I’m bored.” Unfortunately, 
too much mental downtime in summer can leave kids floundering in fall. 

To keep minds active all summer long, check out these brain ener-gizing tips and ideas: 

• Take a hike: Whether your children were learning remotely or in-person this past school year, they 
are likely due for some quality time spent outdoors. Take a hike with your kids or go on a camping 
trip. Ex-ploring the natural world offers a geology, biology and ecology lesson wrapped up into one 
• Make math fun: Keep students’ mathematics skills honed during the summer months by visiting 
the Casio Education website. Found at, this free resource features tons 
of tools that help incorporate technology into mathematics learning. Plus, Casio’s free all-in-one 
web-based mathematics software offers a personalized approach to math and can be 
fun for kids to use whether on a road trip or home on a rainy day. Finally, Casio’s YouTube channel 
is another good summer resource, as it offers tutorials and webinars in a range of subjects, including 
elementary and middle school math, algebra I and II, geometry, pre-calculus, calculus and statistics. 
• Hit up the library: Many schools, local libraries and other entities dedicated to childhood literacy 
host annual summer reading challenges. Encourage your kids to not only participate, but to actively 
choose books they are looking forward to reading. 
• Get moving: Exercise is critical for a healthy brain, so make sure kids are moving each day. Take 
a bike ride together as a family, visit a playground or pool, round up the neighbors for a game of 
flag football -- there are many fun ways to boost physical activity, particularly during the summer 
This summer, be sure you mix up the down time with opportunities to exercise the mind. Doing so 
will keep kids happy, entertained and in-tellectually challenged. 


Alverno Heights Academy High Point Academy 

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara Pasadena, Ca. 91107 
E-mail address: Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 

Arcadia Christian School 

La Salle College Preparatory 

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006 

Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade 3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website: 
Principal Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian 
Principal: Cindy Harmon Monrovia High School 
website: 325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson 
Arcadia High School 


180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee Odyssey Charter School 725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill 
Arroyo Pacific Academy 


41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke Pasadena High School 
E-mail address: 2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca.
(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandez 
Barnhart School 


240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007 

(626) 446-5588 St. Rita Catholic School 
Head of School: Tonya Beilstein 322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
Kindergarten - 8th grade Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114 

Bethany Christian School93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Sierra Madre Elementary School 

(626) 355-3527 141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
Preschool-TK-8th Grade (626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUIS 
Principal: Dr. William Walner E-mail address: 
website: www. 
Sierra Madre Middle School 
Clairbourn School 160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
8400 Huntington Drive (626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom 
San Gabriel, CA 91775 E-mail address: 
Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 

Walden School 

FAX: 626-286-1528 

74 S San Gabriel Blvd 


Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166Holy Family Catholic School 
1301 Rollin Street South Pasadena Ca 91030 

Weizmann Day School 

(626) 799-4354 • 

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Transitional Kindergarten - 8th Grade 

(626) 797-0204

Principal: Mrs. Jennifer Garzia 

Lisa Feldman: Head of School 

Website: Wilson Middle School 
Facebook & Instagram @HFSKnights 300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln 
Foothill Oaks Academy 

E-mail address: 

822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809 Pasadena Unified School District 
Principal: Nancy Lopez 351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109 (626) 396-3600 Website: 
Arcadia Unified School District 
Frostig School 234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007 
971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 821-8300 Website: 
(626) 791-1255 

Monrovia Unified School District 

Head of School: Jenny Janetzke 

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016


(626) 471-2000 
The Gooden School Website: 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

Duarte Unified School District 

(626) 355-2410 

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010

Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner 






It’s a 


night in 

Eagle Rock, 

and while 

many busi

nesses are closing for the day, 

things are just getting started 

at the Arnott Kenpo dojo at 

2012 Colorado Boulevard, un

der the direction of 5th degree 

black belt Mark Arnott. 

Even during the Pandemic, 
classes continued outside in the parking lot. 

According to one of the instructors, veteran Angelo Cervera, “Our outdoor 
classes heark-en back to the origins of karate in Okinawa. Recall, in 1609, the 
Japanese government out-lawed karate training, and so all the training back 
then was done under cover of darkness, at night, after people got off work. 
They learned about it through word of mouth.” 

Most students are trained by Mark Arnott. Second degree blackbelt Angelo 
Cervera trains both beginners and advanced students. 

Cervera shows a student how to move forward and backward, and how to 
strike and block, and how to move with balance. Cervera seems like a bear of 
a man, but he moves with grace and speed. 

“You don’t need to know hundreds of moves,” says Cervera to the student. 
“Keep it sim-ple,” he says, demonstrating four blocks: to his right, he blocks 
up and down, and to his left, he blocks up and down. 

Cervera trained in the Shoto-Kai style of martial arts, and other sys-tems. 
Cervera believes that it is far better to train the body with simple moves, and 
to practice them, than it is to learn dozens of complicated moves that seem 
better fitted to the TV martial arts displays. 

“You’re not going to remember all that stuff,” he tells his student. “If you need 
to defend yourself, you’re going to act very responsively, in whatever way you 
have trained your body. So, keep it simple.” 

From 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday nights, Cervera and his training partners 
work with a va-riety of students, taking them through basic moves, and then 
doing some simple focused sparring. He believes in training students with 
4 basic blocks – up to the right, down to the right, up to the left, and down 
to the left. He believes in the same simplicity of practice with punches and 
kicks. “You won’t be able to think about it if you’re suddenly in a situa-tion 
where you need to defend yourself,” he says. “You want to train your body to 
re-spond automatically, and that comes with focused practice.” 

Cervera, who was born in Pasadena, is a man with a diverse background. His 
parents are American Indian, and East Indian, and he served 16 years in Navy 
(12 of those years in reserve), as a combat engineer. He served in the Gulf 
War, and then worked four years in the U.S. Forest Service before serving 
again in Iraq. 

“The physical standards for the Forest Service were much higher than in the 
military,” he explains, since fire-fighters often go into rough and unchartered 
territory. “I learned the qualities of hard work and leadership in the Forest 
Service,” he explains, “and the great value of comraderie.” 

These days, Cervera’s many interests and talents include survival skills and 
motorcy-cling. His day job is an inspector of building projects for the County 
of L.A. But his love is martial arts, and teaching the fine art to others every 
Wednesday night. 

For more information, you can contact him at 

Pet of the Week 

One-year-old Kris is looking for a quiet home witha patient and loving adopter! Kris is active and enjoysbeing pet. He’s been described by Pasadena Humanevolunteers as a sweet dog, but he does need time to getto know new people and new situations. Once he does,
you’ll see his sweet smile and wagging tail. Kris is asmart dog who would enjoy puzzle toys, lots of mentalenrichment, and exercise. This handsome dog is lookingfor someone who’s ready to help him build his confidenceusing positive reinforcement and lots of love.

 The adoption fee for dogs is $150. All dog adoptionsinclude spay or neuter, microchip, and age-appropriatevaccines.

 New adopters will receive a complimentary health-andwellness 
exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as agoody bag filled with information about how to care for 
your pet.

 View photos of adoptable pets and schedule an adoptionappointment at Adoptions are byappointment only, and new adoption appointments areavailable every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. for the followingweek.

 Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot beheld for potential adopters by phone calls or email. 


They're brothers from different 
mothers! Soooo cuuuute!! How 
can you resist? Both raised 
around dogs. Cowzer is black 
& white, and Neptune is a light 
tabby. Both are playful and 
cuddly. Adopt them together, 
please. They will come vetted, 
spayed, tested negative, and 
micro-chipped. See the Adoption 
Procedures page to apply. Submit your ap-plication now at 

Office: 626.355.2737 Fax: 626.609.3285 Email: Website: 
Mountain Views News 80 W Sierra Madre Blvd. No. 327 Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024