Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, April 1, 2017

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Pasadena, CA – On Sunday, March 26, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La 
Cañada Flintridge) had the privilege of honoring ten exemplary women from 
Senate District 25 in the courtyard of Pasadena City Hall. The California State 
Legislature first recognized March as Women’s History Month in 1987 and has 
continued the tradition. Each year members of the State Legislature recognize 
the exceptional women in their district with a celebration commemorating their 

This year’s honorees of SD25 are different in age and unique in their advocacy. The 
strength of their efforts is reflected in their success and their life accomplishments.

. Alma Hernández — Glendale, Executive Director for SEIU California, an
organization dedicated to electing candidates and passing policies that benefit 
SEIU’s 700,000 members and their families in California. 
. Alta Skinner — San Dimas, Alta Skinner is a community advocate, a
compassionate volunteer and strong supporter of children with special needs in 
. Angela Aguirre — Pasadena, Angela Aguirre is a Chicana Feminist poet who 
enjoys mentoring youth and using her creativity in meaningful ways. 
. Claire Bogaard — Pasadena, One of the founding members of Pasadena
Heritage, a community based historic preservation organization. 
. Dr. Geraldine Perri — Glendora, Superintendent and President of Citrus
College since 2008. She has over 30 years of college administrative and faculty 
. Juanita De Vaughn — Altadena, A natural leader, she has dedicated her life to 
her community and its needs. 
. Lisa Pitney — La Crescenta, Vice President of Government Relations of the
Walt Disney Company since 1996. She represents the company to city, county 
and state governments throughout the U.S. 
. Marsha Ramos — Burbank, Small business owner of Geosystems, an
environmental, geotechnical and land consulting firm, serves on the Board of the 
Metropolitan Water District, and a community leader 
. Mary Najarian — Glendale, A passionate supporter of her Armenian
community, always responding to its call. 
. Sheri Bonner — Pasadena, Sheri Bonner has been a part of the Planned
Parenthood family for over 25 years and has served as President and CEO of 
Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley.

“It is such an honor to be able to recognize the 2017 Women of the Year from 
Senate District 25 today,” commented Senator Portantino. “Their advocacy and 
service to the community serves as sterling example for us all. 


What’s new in the local schools? Are there many 
changes in the curriculum? Are building projects 
in progress on some campuses? These and other 
questions will be answered

by superintendents from local school districts 
when they speak at a meeting of the California 
Retired Teachers’ Association #71 (CalRTA-SGV). 
The administrators will share their school districts’ 
highlights, tell of any long-range facilities projects, 
describe their goals for student success, and much 
more in brief presentations. 

 The CalRTA #71 luncheon meeting will take 
place on Friday, April 14, at 11:30 a.m. at the Senior 
Center Building in Arcadia Park (county park), 
405 W. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, next to the Lawn 
Bowling Greens, Arcadia. The cost of the luncheon 
for those who pay at the 

door is $13. As an alternative to the hot meal, a 
tuna salad is available. For luncheon reservations, 
please call John Gera at (626) 286-0714 by the April 
7 deadline. 

 Superintendents speaking are Dr. John 
Pappalardo, San Gabriel USD; Dr. Katherine

Thorossian, Monrovia USD; Ms. Lillian 
Maldonado-French, Mt. View Elementary District; 
Dr. Laura Tellez-Gagliano, Alhambra USD; Mr. 
Edward Zuniga, El Monte Union High School 
District; Dr. Mary Louise Labrucherie, Valle 
Lindo (South El Monte) SD; Mr. Froilan Mendoza, 
Baldwin Park USD; and Ms. Kathy Perini, Temple 
City USD.

 Membership in the California Retired Teachers’ 
Association is open to all retired educators, as well 
as to current educators and to any others interested 
in joining this active group. CalRTA’s motto is 
“Your Partner in Pension Protection.”


We invite you to journey with us during Holy 
Week and celebrate Easter Sunday with us. No 
matter where you have been or where you are now, 
all are welcome to Church of the Good Shepherd, 
United Methodist (400 W. Duarte Rd. Arcadia, 
CA 91007).

 April 13, 2017: Holy Thursday Service with 
Communion at 7 p.m. in the Chapel

 April 14, 2017: Stations of the Cross Meditation 
Walk in the courtyard any time between noon and 
5 p.m.

 Easter Sunday: Youth led sunrise service at 6 
a.m. as well as traditional services at 8 a.m., 9:30 
a.m. and 11 a.m. There will be an egg hunt for 
children between the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services in 
the courtyard.

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