Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 30, 2021

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Ever wonder what it takes to be a firefighter? On October 5, 2021 kindergartners from Bethany 
Christian School got to find out. Sierra Madre Fire Station is just a short walk from Bethany 
and the firefighters welcomed the kindergarten students into the station to learn more about 
fire safety, prevention and rescue. Bethany kindergartners got to see how firefighter gear works, 
how firefighters extinguish fires and how they rescue and treat fire victims. 

The Bethany students were thrilled to be able to take turns sitting in the fire engine and to climb 
aboard the ambulance to see how it works. A big thank you to our Sierra Madre Fire Station for 
helping educate our little ones and for all the firefighters do to keep our community safe. For 
more information on our fire department visit 

For more information on Bethany Christian School visit 


Alverno Heights Academy200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara
E-mail address: 
Arcadia High School180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent 

Arroyo Pacific Academy41 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) 446-5588Head of School: Ethan Williamson 
Kindergarten - 8th gradewebsite: 

Bethany Christian School93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
(626) 355-3527Preschool-TK-8th Grade 
Principal: Dr. William Walnerwebsite: www. 

Clairbourn School 
8400 Huntington DriveSan Gabriel, CA 91775Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 
FAX: 626-286-1528 

Foothill Oaks Academy822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010(626) 301-9809Principal: Nancy 

Frostig School971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 
(626) 791-1255Head 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 Academy1720 Kinneloa Canyon RoadPasadena, Ca. 91107 
Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 

La Salle College Preparatory3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website: 
Principal Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian 
Monrovia High School325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson 

Odyssey Charter School725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neillwebsite: 
Pasadena High School2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca.

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandezwebsite: 
St. Rita Catholic School 
322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114solis@st-ritaschool.orgWebsite: 

Sierra Madre Elementary School141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUISE-mail address: 
Sierra Madre Middle School 
160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett NewsomE-mail address: 
Walden School 
74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 

Weizmann Day School1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107(626) 797-0204Lisa Feldman: Head of School 

Wilson Middle School 
300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth EsselnE-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) 471-2000Website: 

Duarte Unified School District 
1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010 

Arcadia Christian School 
1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade 
626-574-8229/626-574-0805Email: inquiry@acslions.comPrincipal: Cindy Harmonwebsite: 


Kiwanis Division 35 held their first in-person Division Council Meeting for year 2021/2022. 
This was a combined business meeting and service project for the Foothill Unity Center. The 
clubs were invited to donate new books for young adults and shut-in seniors. These books will 
be included in upcoming holiday baskets. The student led Key Clubs, Kiwins and Circle K’s 
provided dinner for the participants as a fundraiser for their annual goals as well.
Division 35 Lt. Governor, Tina Carey, shared that 50 folks attended the DCM in person and 
another 30 were included on Zoom in the Hybrid meeting. The clubs brought over 500 
books for the event. Kamyar Jarahzasdeh from Red Hen Press joined and brought books as 
well. Thirteen of the sixteen clubs in Division 35 participated in the meeting. Tashera Taylor 
and her leadership team from Foothill Unity Center shared the impact numbers the Center 
achieved during 2020, including:

• 1,561,150 total meals served 
• 8,210 food boxes delivered to disabled and seniors 
• 15,650 individuals served 
• And much more 

Yours, mine and ours … in today’s modern family, it’s a common 
mantra. The blended family is the product of 2nd (or 
more) marriages, in which at least one of the parties comes 
with children from a prior marriage. And of course, they may 
then go on to have children together, too. 

If you have a blended family, it’s important to understand how estate planning could be 
exactly what you need to keep your family out of conflict, both during life, in the event 
of incapacity, and when one or more of the parents dies. 

Let’s begin with understanding where potential conflicts could arise when you have a 
blended family. 

Consider the ones you loveIf you have children from a prior marriage, and you become incapacitated or die, leaving 
everything to your new spouse or partner, there is almost certain to be some conflict 
(whether spoken or not) between your children and new spouse. Your children 
may feel left out, forgotten, or resentful. 

You may think that this can be avoided by leaving everything to your new spouse or 
partner, and then on their death, to your children. But this too could set up a scenario 
where your children feel the need to monitor your spouse/partner’s use of your assets, 
during their life. And that may not be what you – or they – would want. 

Conversely, you may have a partner or spouse that you have not legally planned for, 
who you would want to inherit some or all of your assets. But, as things stand right 
now, your entire estate may go to your children from a prior marriage. This could create 
a reality where your current partner potentially gets kicked out of the house you 
share if something happens to you before your plan is updated. 

You can avoid all of this (and even use the estate planning process to build stronger 
bonds between those you love) by having clear planning in place that has been discussed 
with your children and your new spouse or partner. A good estate attorney 
should facilitate this as part of the planning process for all blended families. 

If you are the child of a parent who has remarried or re-partnered, after a divorce 
or death of your other parent, you may want to bring these issues to your parent’s 

Create or review your planIf you are part of a blended family, you want a well-thought-out estate plan which 
meets the needs of your unique situation and ensures everything and everyone you 
love is protected and provided for as you wish - including you. 

You can accomplish this. It just takes a little bit of intentioned focus. Let me know if 
you have any questions. 

A local attorney and father, Marc Garlett is on a mission to help parents protect what 
they love most. His office is located at 55 Auburn Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024.
Schedule an appointment to sit down and talk about ensuring a legacy of love andfinancial security for your family by calling 626.355.4000 or visit www.GarlettLaw.comfor more information. 

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