Pierce to be Honored by NCL Juniors at Gala

Justene Pierce

Philanthropy and generosity run in Justene Pierce’s genes. Orchestrating charitable acts since the tender age of 5 and following decades of volunteering on behalf of dozens of causes and organizations, Pierce will be honored with the prestigious President’s Award at the annual National Charity League Juniors of San Marino gala Saturday, March 11, at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles. The gala will benefit Huntington Memorial Hospital’s Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
Pierce, who served as president of NCL Juniors of San Marino during 2012-13, credits her philanthropic achievements to her family, which was very active in religious, political and charitable groups.
“When life opens a door for us, you have to have the courage to walk through it,” she says.
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Foothill Family Benefit is March 18

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Ezra and Marisa Callahan and Stephanie and Greg McLemore enjoyed last year’s Foothill Family benefit. This year’s annual fundraiser, the Black & White Masked Ball, will be held Saturday, March 18, at the California Club in downtown Los Angeles.

Friends of Foothill Family, a volunteer guild of more than 100 local women supporting the work of Foothill Family, is
hosting its annual benefit on Saturday, March 18, at the California Club in downtown Los Angeles.
“The theme this year is a Black & White Masked Ball, inspired by Truman Capote’s Black & White Ball of 1966, where the collision of art, high society and fashion lit up the Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom for a legendary night, dubbed ‘The party of the century,’” according to a Foothill Family spokesperson.
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Museique Board Adds Members

Tammy Godley and Emily Wang have been elected to Muse/ique’s board, it has been announced.
“Tammy and Emily are two dynamic women who profoundly inspire me,” said Muse/ique Artistic Director Rachael Worby. “In each of their professional lives and in their volunteer work, they are addressing vital issues of equity and access in our community. Their values are well aligned with those of Muse/ique and I know we will benefit from our collaboration with these deservedly well-respected leaders.”
Godley is a litigation partner with Munger, Tolles & Olson, and handles complex business litigation disputes and specializes in entertainment litigation and advising. She serves as counsel to the major studios, networks, recording companies and music publishers, including Turner Broadcasting, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Warner Music Group and more. Godley has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA. In 2012, she received a California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Award for her representation of Warner Bros. in its highly publicized dispute with Charlie Sheen.
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LCHS Boasts 9 National Merit Finalists

All nine of the La Cañada High School students who were named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists have emerged as finalists for scholarships that will be announced at the end of the school year. The LCHS finalists — who were selected from a pool of 16,000 semifinalists nationally — are (front row, from left) Michael Linde, Albert Zhai, Alex Zhao, Chris Morillo, Daniel Oh, Jenny Wang, Olivia Cwik and Jennifer Yoon. Not pictured: Sarah Bhaskaran. The group was treated to a celebratory snack of muffins and orange juice Wednesday and greeted by administrators such as Associate Principal Jim Cartnal, who told Zhao: “You’re busted.” Superintendent Wendy Sinnette continued: “Busted for being excellent.”

Tour of California Racing Through LCF May 20

The 2017 edition of cycling’s Tour of California will end in front of the Pasadena Convention Center on May 20, according to organizers.
The race’s final 77-mile stage is billed by organizers as a “quick tour of the Angeles National Forest.” It will begin at the Mountain High ski resort and descend into La Cañada Flintridge. The finish will feature a long straightaway.
The 2014 race also concluded in front of the Pasadena Convention Center.
This will be the fifth time in the race’s 12-year history that it will come to Pasadena.
The seven-stage race will also include a second stage in Los Angeles County. The race’s fifth stage on May 17 will take cyclists 100.3 miles from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita.
The seven-stage 575.9-mile race will begin May 14 with a 104-mile stage in Sacramento.
For more information, visit: amgentourofcalifornia.com.

Pasadena Symphony Plays the European Masters

Principal guest conductor Nicholas McGegan returns to lead the Pasadena Symphony at Ambassador Auditorium on Saturday, March 18, with a European tour of musical masterpieces, featuring Felix Mendelssohn’s “Scottish Symphony,” inspired by the picturesque and romantic landscapes of the north and Schubert’s “Overture in the Italian Style.” Virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine will transport the audience with Mozart’s Turkish Violin Concerto No. 5 with performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Continue reading “Pasadena Symphony Plays the European Masters”

Hillside Physical Therapy Ribbon-Cutting

The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting at Hillside Physical Therapy. Allen Minassian (holding scissors), was joined by community leaders and LCF’s Royal Court to celebrate the opening of the new practice located at 1434 Foothill Blvd., Suite D. For more information on Chamber membership or to view the Chamber of Commerce’s full listing of events, visit lacanadaflintridge.com.

United Methodist Children’s Center Father-Daughter Sock Hop

Participating in the Father-Daughter Sock Hop were Daniel and Sawyer Janhnke (kneeling, from left), and Arturo and Aaliyah Henriquez. Back: Russell and Emerson Guizado, Keira and Adrian Kizuma, Michael and Quinn Pizarro, Nolan and Moira McSparran, and Ryan and Lily McKnight.

The United Methodist Children’s Center held its first Father-Daughter Sock Hop. The attendees decorated cupcakes, danced to ’50s classics, and indulged in root beer floats and popcorn. This was a memorable event for both fathers and daughters. All attendees went home with a souvenir Polaroid and a decorated album frame. This is the second major fundraiser where all proceeds are allocated to the artificial grass fund.
The school is in the middle of installation, with a projected completion date of early March.

PTA Home Tour to Feature Tudor, Ranch Houses on April 28

La Cañada High School 7-12 PTA Home Tours will take place Friday, April 28, featuring four beautiful homes. The homes range in style from a historic Tudor to a contemporary ranch, and will be open for touring from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Photo courtesy Jennifer Fox
The 2017 Home Tour Committee includes Karen Levin (front row, from left), Karyn Perez, Tanya Pereira, Kristine Ragusa, Apala Parikh, Christine Chant and Ellen Portantino. Middle row: Sue Auther, Lee Chumo, Leanne Forshager, Mindy DiPaolo, Tamar Tujian, Christie Clarkson, Lisa Dick, Donna Burdick, Maral Chatoyan and Pam Heiberg. Back: Sharon Grey, Frances Delgatty, Jennifer Ferry, Kelly Chamberlain, Jenny Stern. Not pictured: Marwa Moustafa, Stephanie Wiley, Laila Stroben, Betsy Asher Hall, Sheryl Madonna, Katie Norton, Jill Chapman, Leslie Kevorkian, Natalie Kouyoumdjian, Jennifer Fox, Lisa Macho and Heather Ehrhart.

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