Little Rock Nine Alumnus Reflects 60 Years Later

Terrence Roberts
Terrence Roberts

When Pasadena resident Terrence Roberts was growing up in the 1950s in Little Rock, Arkansas, he wasn’t allowed to sit in most restaurants or even enter a good number of them, only able to order food from a side window. The rest of his life, he knew, would be defined by racial segregation; where he could walk, live and work, whether he could go to school or get a bank loan or whom he could marry. Every move would be controlled. Continue reading “Little Rock Nine Alumnus Reflects 60 Years Later”

Jakubowski Relishes Learning From SM Voters

Susan Jakubowski
Susan Jakubowski

Susan Jakubowski said she is proud to be part of a community that cares.
In her quest for a City Council seat in November’s election, Jakubowski said she has been able to reaffirm that mantra as she has entered campaign mode.
“It has been so much fun,” she said. “People have been great. They’ve been forthright. As I talk with people in their homes and in the community, they’re aware of the issues and it really pleases me that they care about the same issues that I do.” Continue reading “Jakubowski Relishes Learning From SM Voters”

New San Marino City Hall Hours Official

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Illona Anderson (from left), Eva Choi, Victor Aleman and Cindy Collins were among those working at City Hall on Friday, the first Friday in years in which the building and its services were open to the public.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Illona Anderson (from left), Eva Choi, Victor Aleman and Cindy Collins were among those working at City Hall on Friday, the first Friday in years in which the building and its services were open to the public.

The city of San Marino is officially open for business on Fridays, after years of adhering to a four-day workweek for most of its departments.
As of last week, City Hall is now open to the public from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7 a.m.-noon on Fridays. Previously, it was open from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closed altogether to the public on Fridays. Continue reading “New San Marino City Hall Hours Official”

LCF Golfer Makes History in Walker Cup Win

Photo courtesy USGA / Chris Keane
Collin Morikawa, a 2015 graduate of La Cañada High School, plays his second shot on the 14th hole during singles at the 2017 Walker Cup at the Los Angeles Country Club on Sunday.

La Cañada Flintridge native Collin Morikawa capped a remarkable summer with a momentous victory, helping Team USA defeat Great Britain and Ireland, 19-7, to reclaim the prestigious Walker Cup this weekend at the Los Angeles Country Club.
“It’s the biggest honor to be on the USA team and represent my country the entire week,” said Morikawa, who was one of 10 American amateurs selected to take on their counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland. “We lost two years ago and the main goal was to win, no matter what it takes. I’m just really proud of this team.” Continue reading “LCF Golfer Makes History in Walker Cup Win”

FSHA Expansion Plans Closer to City Approval

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is a few dotted i’s and crossed t’s from finally seeing its master plan receive the blessing of the La Cañada Flintridge Planning Commission.
Commissioners indicated Tuesday they’re ready to support the project when they revisit it at their Oct. 24 meeting, so long as there are a few minor adjustments to the proposal, which calls for an increase of building square footage by some 116,000 square feet to 333,502 square feet. Continue reading “FSHA Expansion Plans Closer to City Approval”

Young Marine Officer From LCF Shoots for the Stars

John Griffith

The first step, especially for an aspiring astronaut, can be both a small and a giant step.
For John Griffith, the backyard ceremony at which he was commissioned as a Marine second lieutenant meant mostly that he’d just passed go.
“It’s good to get the ceremony out of the way and move on — it’s just starting,” said Griffith, a La Cañada Flintridge resident who was commissioned before family, friends and neighbors on Sept. 2, less than a week after turning 20, the minimum age one can become a Marine officer, and only three months after graduating from Cal State Los Angeles with a mechanical engineering degree. Continue reading “Young Marine Officer From LCF Shoots for the Stars”

Trump Nominates Former LCF Resident for Ambassador Role

Bob Kohorst
Bob Kohorst

President Donald Trump recently announced his intent to nominate for former La Cañada Flintridge resident Robert Kohorst to be ambassador to Croatia, according to a news release from the White House.
Kohorst, who was among 11 ambassador nominees on Sept. 5, has expertise in law, real estate and finance. In 1994, he founded Pasadena-based Everest Properties, a company that purchases and operates apartment, self-storage and retail properties throughout the United States. Its portofolio is estimated to be worth more than $500 million. Continue reading “Trump Nominates Former LCF Resident for Ambassador Role”

LCHS Art Teacher’s Design in Running at L.A. Fashion Show

La Cañada High School art teacher Serafina Kenwood has been selected to participate in this year’s Metropolitan Fashion Week on Thursday, Sept. 28, in Los Angeles.
The free public event, including a runway show and costume competition, will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Original Farmers Market at 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles. The theme this year is a tribute to Colleen Atwood, a four-time Oscar-winning costume designer. Continue reading “LCHS Art Teacher’s Design in Running at L.A. Fashion Show”

Pops Concert Sept. 22 Benefits LCHS Choral Scholarships

La Cañada Flintridge’s award-winning choral music program kicks off the year on a fun note with the annual Pops Scholarship Concert on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. at the La Cañada High School Auditorium.
The pops format is made up of a series of solo and small group performances, giving students an opportunity to leave their gowns and suits behind to perform their favorite pop songs. Last year, the playlist included songs by Elton John, Jason Mraz, the Chainsmokers, Sara Bareilles and Rachel Platten. Jeff Brookey, the LCHS choral director, will conduct.
The concert raises money for the Choral Music Scholarship Program, helping students defray the costs of international and domestic tours and competitions. Admission is $10 at the door.
The LCHS choral program is nationally recognized for teaching proper technique, choral performance and musicianship. Throughout the year, students study and perform a wide range of choral music from different eras and cultures. More information on the program can be found at lchschoral.org.

LCHS Boasts 10 National Merit Semifinalists

Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK
Arjun Aron, Blake Northrop, Veronica Backer-Peral, Matthew Randolph, Averi Suk, Yiyin Hu, Cora Wu and Erica Lee are among the 10 La Cañada High School seniors who remain in the running to earn National Merit Scholarships next spring. Not pictured: Christos Menemenlis and Harrison Min.

Ten La Cañada High School seniors are among the 16,000 semifinalists — less than 1% of all high school seniors nationwide — in this year’s 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, the organization announced this week.
LCHS’ talented students continuing in the competition for the 7,500 National Merit Scholarships next spring include Arjun Aron, Veronica Backer-Peral, Yiyin Hu, Erica Lee, Christos Menemenlis, Harrison Min, Blake Northrop, Matthew Randolph, Averi Suk and Cora Wu.
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Cabrini Literary Guild Celebrates With Tea

Photo courtesy Cabrini Literary Guild
Local Cabrini Literary Guild members Connie Alamdari, Monica Sierra, Heather Ghermezian, Jane MacIver, Ann Herrmann and Patty Szot enjoyed the Guild’s annual membership tea — “Tea at Tiffany’s” — last Saturday at St. Bede the Venerable Church. Members and their guests were treated to an English high tea. The Cabrini Literary Guild, founded in 1943, offers annual writing awards scholarships to area Catholic high school students and financial support to several local nonprofit organizations.

LCF Classmates Return for 65th Reunion

Photo courtesy Anne Hills
In town for the John Muir High School Class of 1952 65th reunion, friends reunite at the home of Anne Busch Hills to reminisce about their time growing up in La Cañada Flintridge. In the mid-1940s, the only public school in town was La Cañada Elementary School, where the classmates attended. Four of the attendees (Anne Busch Hills, Claire Smith Dossier, John Cooley and Ron Lane) rode horses with the California Rangers, Junior Division, and would meet at Flintridge Riding Club on Friday evenings to improve their horsemanship, practice drill formations on horseback and compete with other Ranger Groups. Everyone enjoyed dinner and reminisced about old friendships and LCF as they remembered it.

La Cañada Junior Women’s Club Seeks New Members

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The La Cañada Junior Women’s Club is seeking new members who share a passion for fun, philanthropy and fundraising. Pictured above are club President Marikay Cuthill, Executive Vice President Tracey Nelson and Brenda Gant, immediate past president.

The La Cañada Junior Women’s Club is looking for new members with a passion for fun, philanthropy and fundraising.
The club recently hosted two events for prospective members. Guests who wanted to learn more about Juniors attended the club’s wine and cheese event and “coffee-klatch” to mingle with current members. The gatherings were held at the home of Georgina Mueller of La Cañada Flintridge.
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Deadline Extended on Devil’s Gate Sediment Removal Comments

The deadline to submit comments regarding the recirculated portion of L.A. County’s Devil’s Gate Sediment Removal and Management Project plan was extended until Monday, Sept. 18.
Written comments — including “Devil’s Gate Reservoir Sediment Removal and Management Project” in the subject line — mailed, emailed (reservoircleanouts@dpw.lacounty.gov) or faxed (626-979-8436) to L.A. County Public Works by the deadline will be included in the official Response to Comments Log that will be attached to the Recirculated Portions of the Final EIR.
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Friedman, Business Leaders to Gather in LCF for Town Hall

Assemblywoman Laura Friedman and a panel of business and policy leaders will discuss the strengths, challenges, and ever-changing opportunities for businesses in California as well as how the state’s ideological and economic goals can be better aligned.
“The State of Business in California” will take place Friday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Flintridge Prep, 4543 Crown Ave.
As the world’s sixth largest economy, California enjoys the nation’s most diverse and complex business environment. Although this complexity allows for a multitude of opportunities, it can also become prohibitive to business owners. RSVP to Assemblymember.Friedman@Assembly.ca.gov.