Faces in the Crowd

Scouts to Honor Newest Eagles at SMCC

Boy Scouts Troop 358 of San Marino congratulates its newest Eagle Scouts: Patrick Cai, Kevin Diaz-Sevilla, Jaren Huang, Garrett Kawaguchi and Matthew Lee. Their Eagle Scout Court of Honor will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. at the San Marino Community Church in the Fellowship Hall. Friends, family and community members are invited to attend.

Officials Address Leadership Pasadena; Applications Open

Mayor Terry Tornek opened the Leadership Pasadena government education session recently, expressing gratitude to the participants and urging them to listen and learn, saying “Be grateful for the opportunity to serve and to make a difference.”

Enrique Robles (center), field representative for Congresswoman Judy Chu, and attorney Michele Beal Bagneris (fourth from left) celebrate with Leadership Pasadena’s class of 2017.

Seated in City Council Chambers for the day, LP participants discussed a wide range of issues facing the city and region, with Councilmember Andy Wilson (LP alumnus); City Manager Steve Mermell; City Attorney Michele Beal Bagneris; Assemblyman Chris Holden’s District Director Kayleen Maya-Aviles (LP alumna); Enrique Robles, deputy district director for Congresswoman Judy Chu and Dominick Correy, district representative for state Sen. Anthony Portantino. Continue reading “Officials Address Leadership Pasadena; Applications Open”

WWII Vet to Speak at Crowell Library Feb. 27

Jeff Arnett

A World War II veteran will speak about his service at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at Crowell Public Library on behalf of the San Marino Historical Society.
Veteran Jeff Arnett, 92, will talk about his service in Asia during the war, including a three-week flight from the U.S. to India, his service in Burma (now Myanmar) and China and crossing the infamous and dangerous “Hump,” a name given by Allied pilots to the eastern end of the Himalayan mountains over which they flew military transport aircraft to aid Chinese forces.
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Sloan to Speak at City Club on Feb. 21

Tim Sloan

Longtime local resident Tim Sloan, Wells Fargo’s CEO and president, will be the featured speaker at San Marino City Club’s Feb. 21 dinner meeting, it has been announced.

Sloan became CEO in October 2016 and also serves on Wells Fargo’s Board of Directors as well as being a member of the company’s operating and management committees.
“Mr. Sloan is uniquely situated to discuss the meeting’s topic: ‘A CEO Perspective on the Financial Services Industry,’” a City Club spokesperson said. “His experience in all aspects of banking, both wholesale and retail, will provide insights into broader financial and economic issues.” Continue reading “Sloan to Speak at City Club on Feb. 21”

Kidspace Hits the Jackpot

Photo by Toni LeBel / OUTLOOK
Chris and Jennifer Allen and Michele and Brett Canon were among the guests who attended the Kidspace Circle of Friends 37th annual benefit, themed “Vegas Baby,” to support Kidspace Children’s Museum. Approximately 400 Vegas-clad guests attended the affair, which included dinner, dancing and a silent and live auction. The benefit committee recognized co-chairs Ellie Richardson and Kate Kohorst, as well as President Tricia Nur, with a “huge thank you” for the successful night.

LCHS Music to Celebrate Show, Fundraiser Feb. 25

The La Cañada Music Parents Association is inviting the community for a festive evening of music, food, auctions and raffles on Feb. 25 to support La Cañada High School music programs.


LCHS 7-12 instrumental music and color guard groups will be a part of the 18th annual Dinner Show and Fundraiser at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club from 5:30-8:45 p.m.

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LCE Gets Ready for Book Fair in March

La Cañada Elementary School will host its Book Fair the week of March 7 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each day with extended hours on Thursday until 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Happy Camper Book Fair: S’more Fun With Books!” Children will enjoy periodic visits from a character from a popular children’s book series. For more information, email questions to bookfair@lcepta.org.

Valentine Prepares for ‘Sweet Magnolia Nights’

Photo courtesy Valentine Elementary School
Members of Valentine Elementary School’s 2017 Parent Party Committee recently met to plan the school’s largest fundraiser of the year. Volunteers include (front row, from left) Stefanie Killackey, Francesca Gill, Parent Party co-chairs Shannon Snaer and Stephanie Giardina, Valentine PTA President Helen Phan and Ellen Tsang. Back: Laura Repstad, Shawna Phelan, Danica Hughes, Michelle Esbenshade, Anna-Marie Grizzell, Carla Repetto, Renita Lin, Amanda Tracey, Vivian Wong, Cathy Yang, Jessica Zhang, Kathy Chow, Celina Duffy, Joelle Grossi and Debbie Merryman. Not pictured: Sarah Kim, Sarah Rome, Kate Sinclair and Daphne Stewart. Funds raised by the Parent Party go directly toward the salaries of school specialists in art, music, computer, library and science. Other areas funded by Parent Party proceeds include new library books and upgrades to school facilities and technology. This year’s event, “Sweet Magnolia Nights,” will be held on Saturday, April 8, starting at 6 p.m. to kick off the Parent Party fundraising, a Girls’ Night In will take place on Friday, Feb. 10, at a private residence.

Huntington Library Acquires Unique Additions in January

The Huntington Library announced recently that it has acquired a unique 10-volume edition of “The Life and Writings of John Muir” that incorporates 260 original photographs — most by Herbert W. Gleason, a nature photographer who inspired the work of Ansel Adams. The items were purchased at the Huntington’s 20th annual Library Collectors’ Council meeting held in January.
The Council also purchased “A Monograph on the Genus Camellia,” an outsize volume containing sumptuous hand-colored aquatint plates after watercolors by Clara Maria Pope, one of a small number of women in England who pursued an artistic career in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Additional purchases included manuscripts by a close member of Galileo’s circle and by an American Revolutionary War officer, as well as a genealogical roll of arms from the Elizabethan era.
“During the past two decades, the Library Collectors’ Council has helped us acquire more than 100 significant items — including rare books, individual manuscripts, archival collections and photographs — and spent nearly $3.9 million doing so,” said David Zeidberg, Avery director of the Library at the Huntington. “We are enormously grateful to the Council for their generous support over the years.”
For more information, visit huntington.org.