Local Doctor to Be Recognized at Children’s Hospital Gala on Oct. 20

Dr. Vaughn Starnes
Dr. Vaughn Starnes

Dr. Vaughn Starnes, a Pasadena resident, will be lauded at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles “From Paris With Love” gala, presented by Hasbro at the Event Deck at L.A. Live on Saturday evening, Oct. 20. More than 1,400 people are expected to attend the biennial event, which brings together prominent philanthropists, business and entertainment leaders, local dignitaries and supporters to raise funds to help the hospital provide expert critical care to its pediatric population.
Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully and global play and entertainment company Hasbro are the evening’s Courage to Care award honorees. While these champions of child-related causes come from varied backgrounds and industries, they share a common bond through their altruism, philanthropy and activism to improve the welfare of children worldwide. Past CHLA gala honorees include Drew Barrymore, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Jamie Lee Curtis, Pau Gasol, the L.A. Kings hockey team, the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation, Costco Wholesale and the Walt Disney Co. Continue reading “Local Doctor to Be Recognized at Children’s Hospital Gala on Oct. 20”

St. Francis Edges Saugus, 17-13

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Darius Perrantes completed 10 of 26 passes for 152 yards in the Golden Knights’ 17-13 victory over Saugus.

The St. Francis varsity football team came away with a 17-13 victory in a back-and-forth affair against visiting Saugus last Friday.
The Golden Knights (2-2 overall record) found themselves trailing 7-0 in the first quarter following two turnovers, including a controversial fumble recovery that was ruled a lateral by the officiating crew.
Senior quarterback Darius Perrantes, who completed 10 of 26 for 152 yards, was held scoreless until the 10:27 mark in the second quarter when kicker Jake Smith put the home squad on the board with a 38-yard field goal.
St. Francis got into a rhythm offensively and took a 10-7 lead following a 2-yard touchdown run from Max Garrison with 4:04 remaining in the second quarter.
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Minutemen Win Big in Homecoming Game, 62-0

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Isaac Fields caught four touchdown passes and helped Maranatha clobber visiting Maywood CES of Los Angeles, 62-0, last Friday.

The Maranatha High School varsity football team turned in a flawless performance in its homecoming game and cruised to a 62-0 victory over Maywood CES of Los Angeles last Friday.
The Minutemen (3-2 overall record) had plenty of highlights, the biggest one coming from wide receiver Isaac Fields. The junior caught a screen pass and scored from 23 yards out by hurdling over a defender and stiff-arming another two en route to the end zone. Fields finished with four scores in the contest, including a 97-yard touchdown reception with only 2 seconds remaining in the first half.
Junior quarterback Enrique Garza had an efficient game, completing eight of nine passes for 300 yards and seven touchdowns. Zack McClendon was one of his favorite targets with three receiving touchdowns.
On defense, Zachary Hall forced a fumble and senior Ethan Zhou recovered the football. Junior Jacob Moreno was solid on special teams with 104 return yards and a touchdown on a punt return in the first half.
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Obituary – Erik Francis Dowling

Erik Francis Dowling
Erik Francis Dowling

On Sept. 2 at 6:35 a.m., Erik Francis Dowling went to be with his dad, Thomas, and brother Kevin. Erik passed away surrounded by people he loved — his mom, girlfriend, godfather, and his brother and sister. He is survived by his mother, Betty Dowling; sister, Sarah Dowling; brother, Joey Dowling; girlfriend, Kellie Alcantara; and his many cousins, aunts and uncles. Erik was an example of what “living the dream” was, even when he was fighting a difficult battle with cancer.
He was always able to make those around him laugh, even in his last days. The number of people who showed up for him is a tribute to how cared for and loved he was by so many.
We will celebrate Erik’s life Thursday night, Sept. 13, at La Cañada Country Club at 7 p.m. Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at St. Bede the Venerable Church.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the dowlingstrong55 scholarship, with checks made payable to St. Francis High School, or visit sfhslc.ejoinme.org/dowlingstrong55.

U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Huntington Hospital

Dr. Lori Morgan Huntington Hospital CEO
Dr. Lori Morgan
Huntington Hospital CEO

Huntington Hospital has been recognized as a 1 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
Huntington Hospital was named the fifth-best hospital in the Greater Los Angeles area. The hospital was also named 10th overall in California and was ranked among the best in the country in gynecology (No. 33) and urology (No. 16).
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Arboretum Fundraiser to Honor Local Couple

Photo by Erin Rodick / OUTLOOK Ken and Freddi Hill are being honored by the L.A. County Arboretum at a fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 7.
Photo by Erin Rodick / OUTLOOK
Ken and Freddi Hill are being honored by the L.A. County Arboretum at a fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 7.

The L.A. County Arboretum will salute local residents Ken and Freddi Hill for their dedicated leadership, inspired support and committed service on Sunday evening, Oct. 7, at the Arboretum. A cocktail reception begins at 5 p.m.; dinner is at 6:30 p.m.
Ken Hill, a past president of the Arboretum Foundation Board, shares a deep love of music and gardens with wife Freddi Hill. Together they helped the Arboretum forge an expanded partnership with Los Angeles County, invigorated a summer concert series with the addition of the Pasadena Pops, and galvanized a new community of support for the Arboretum.
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Local Named New President of Junior League

Charlotte Miles
Charlotte Miles

The Junior League of Pasadena has announced that Charlotte Miles has been named president of the 92-year-old women’s volunteer organization, which has more than 500 active and sustaining members in the San Gabriel Valley.
Members of the JLP are looking forward to her leadership as they continue the support and development of women. Members volunteer hundreds of hours each year.
Miles is beginning her seventh year of membership with the Association of Junior Leagues International, spending the first three years at the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana. She has served on the JLP board of directors as operations director and, most recently, as president-elect. She has lived most of her life in Illinois, but has enjoyed her move to the Golden State.
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Villa Gardens Celebrates Reopening of Fitness Center

Photo courtesy Villa Gardens Participants in a ribbon-cutting at Villa Gardens included fitness committee chair Joyce Newman (front row from left), committee co-chair Susan Heard and fitness director Kim Williams. Back: Macgregor Reid of the fitness committee, Villa Gardens Executive Director Dmitry Estrin and general contractor Charles Dusenberry.
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Participants in a ribbon-cutting at Villa Gardens included fitness committee chair Joyce Newman (front row from left), committee co-chair Susan Heard and fitness director Kim Williams. Back: Macgregor Reid of the fitness committee, Villa Gardens Executive Director Dmitry Estrin and general contractor Charles Dusenberry.

Residents at Villa Gardens Retirement Community now can boast of a modernized fitness center with equipment that caters specifically to older people.
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PCDA ‘Harvest Moon Magic’ Gala Sept. 30

Photo by Larissa Althouse / OUTLOOK Diane Danis, Mona Delahooke, Mark and Eva Woodsmall, and Amy Johnson were among those who attended last year’s “Harvest Moon Magic” gala. This year’s fundraiser will be held Sunday evening, Sept. 30.
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Diane Danis, Mona Delahooke, Mark and Eva Woodsmall, and Amy Johnson were among those who attended last year’s “Harvest Moon Magic” gala. This year’s fundraiser will be held Sunday evening, Sept. 30.

Professional Child Development Associates will host “Harvest Moon Magic” gala dinner and art auction on Sunday, Sept. 30, to raise funds for its clinic, which serves children with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families.
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