‘Astronomer’s Dream’ Presented at Caltech

“The Astronomer’s Dream” will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. This program is part of Caltech’s Science Saturday series.
This film is a journey through a computer graphic visualization of space, based on data obtained by NASA satellites.
Anna Ho, a Caltech planetary astronomy graduate student, will introduce the film and guide the post-screening discussion.
Tickets are $10 (general admission) and can be purchased at the Caltech Ticket Office, 1200 E. California Blvd., and at the Beckman Auditorium Box Office beginning one hour before the event.
Beckman Auditorium is located at 332 S. Michigan Ave. in Pasadena. For information, call the Caltech Ticket Office at (626) 395-4652.

Festival of Women Authors Announce Event Lineup

Peggy Adams (front row, from left), Peggy Gregerson, Norah Morley, Katie Poole, Betty Sargent, Shelley Thompson and Teresa Payton. Back: Prudence Levine, Betty Madden, Amy Ulmer, Brooke Larsen Garlock, Melanie Clark, Rosa White, Liz White, Cynthia Bennett, Terry Shelton, Emily Vitan, Judy Wilson, Leslie Zasa, Linda Turczan and Ellen Carroll.
Peggy Adams (front row, from left), Peggy Gregerson, Norah Morley, Katie Poole, Betty Sargent, Shelley Thompson and Teresa Payton. Back: Prudence Levine, Betty Madden, Amy Ulmer, Brooke Larsen Garlock, Melanie Clark, Rosa White, Liz White, Cynthia Bennett, Terry Shelton, Emily Vitan, Judy Wilson, Leslie Zasa, Linda Turczan and Ellen Carroll.

The 30-plus women on the committee for the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors met at La Casita del Arroyo recently, eager to hear the announcement of authors who will speak at the upcoming April 14 event. It’s the festival’s 10th anniversary, so extra excitement was in the air. The announced authors are: featured author Christina Baker Kline, of Orphan Train and A Piece of the World; Jade Chang, The Wangs Vs The World; Charmaine Craig, Miss Burma; Natashia Deon, Grace; Min Jin Lee, Pachinko; Jessica Shattuck, The Women in the Castle; and Hannah Tinti, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley. Now that the big reveal has been made, reservations for patron tickets and tables are available. Open seating tickets will be on sale Jan. 2. Visit the festival website for more information at pasadenafestivalofwomenauthors.org.

Taylor’s Welcomes Golden Knights

Elva Gutierrez, Bruce Taylor, Virgil Dinger and Rick Dinger

In what has become an annual tradition, Taylor’s Steak House welcomed the St. Francis Golden Knight football team for dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 25. During the event, St. Francis alumnus Rick Dinger presented Bruce Taylor, owner of Taylor’s Steak House, with a custom designed shirt celebrating the support that the restaurant has given to the team over the years.

Cancer Support ‘Ladies Night Out’

Photo by Melissa Kobe / OUTLOOK

Local residents Silvia Dobbs, Evie Sherrod, Dede Cook, Janine Purdy, Tracey Nelson, Beth Milton, Lydia Valenta, Debbie Yeh, Rita Gooch and Sandy Kobeissi enjoyed the Cancer Support Community Pasadena’s recent “Ladies Night Out” event. The celebratory benefit was created to honor the courageous women who have been touched by cancer. The event raised more than $172,000.

Five Stars for Knee and Valve Surgery at Dignity Health

Dignity Health — Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center has been named a 2018 five-star recipient for knee surgery and valve surgery, following this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.
These achievements are part of findings by Healthgrades featured in their 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.
“It is rewarding to know we are achieving our mission and ensuring we continue to meet the needs of our patients while providing excellent care to all,” stated Julie Sprengel, senior vice president, Operations, Dignity Health SoCal and interim president, Glendale Memorial Hospital.
In addition, the hospital earned five stars for vaginal delivery, C-section delivery and hysterectomy.
“Consumers place high value on information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have achieved recognition for their quality outcomes prove their commitment to their patients and their community at large.”
For more information, visit glendalememorialhospital.org.

Fibromyalgia/Arthritis Support Group Nov. 15

The November monthly meeting of the Fibromyalgia/Arthritis Support Group will take place Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 1-2:15 p.m. The meeting is held at La Cañada Presbyterian Church in the library located next to the sanctuary. People wanting personal and social support, and education in lifestyle management of these difficult medical issues, are welcome.
The support group is led by Dianne Whiting and Katie Phillips-Rector, both of whom have extensive experience working with these medical conditions.
The regular meeting for this group is the fourth Wednesday of every month. However, due to the holidays, the dates for November and December are different. The time and place will remain the same. The following Wednesdays have been scheduled for these meetings: Nov. 15 and Dec. 13.
There is no fee or sign-up for this program and all are welcome to join us. Please email Katie (katie@lacanadapc.org) or Dianne (diannefibro@gmail.com) with questions.

Why We Should Vote ‘Yes’ on Measure LCF

Charlie Plowman
Outlook Publisher

By Charlie Plowman
The Outlook

This coming Tuesday, Nov. 7, could mark one of the most important days in the history of the La Cañada Unified School District and for its students. It’s when local residents will head to the polls and, in addition to voting for school board candidates, they will also be asked to vote on Measure LCF. This is the proposed general obligation bond that will raise $149 million over the next 30 years.
As supporters have said, there won’t be any increase in taxes beyond what LCF residents already pay. The measure is designed to issue new bonds as the old bonds are paid off. Continue reading “Why We Should Vote ‘Yes’ on Measure LCF”

Obituary: Carol Sawyer Hollen

Carol Sawyer Hollen

Feb. 11, 1937-Oct. 26, 2017

Carol Sawyer Hollen passed away peacefully on Oct. 26, in Glendale, California, surrounded by her family. She was 80 years old.
Carol was born to Iona and Walter Sawyer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she spent most of her childhood. She later moved with her family to Pasadena and attended John Muir High School and Pasadena City College. She was proud of the fact that she was a flag twirler in the Tournament of Roses Parade while in school, and watching the parade as an adult was one of her greatest joys. She worked in the banking business for many years, both at Security Pacific and Glendale Federal.
Continue reading “Obituary: Carol Sawyer Hollen”

Measure LCF: What You Should Consider – Vote YES

By Josh Epstein and Stephanie Fossan
Special to the Outlook

On Nov. 7 you will have the opportunity to vote yes for Measure LCF. This ballot measure will provide funds to upgrade and modernize classrooms and infrastructure at each of the LCUSD campuses — Palm Crest, Paradise Canyon and La Cañada Elementary Schools, as well as La Cañada High School and 7/8. We believe this measure represents an incredible opportunity for the future of our district and are pleased that it is supported by a broad coalition of La Cañada parents, business leaders, seniors and civic leaders. Continue reading “Measure LCF: What You Should Consider – Vote YES”

Titan Marching Band Wins Again

Photo courteys SMHS
Bandmates show off their trophies from Oct. 21, when the San Marino High School Titan Marching Band took first place at the West Ranch Field Tournament, a competition sponsored by the Southern California Schools Band & Orchestra Association. The band competed at 4A-division level against six other Southern California high schools at Valencia High School. Percussion placed third and the Color Guard placed fourth in this highly competitive division. The band will compete next Saturday, Nov. 4, at Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights. It also will perform its award-winning show “Coexist” at halftime of the last scheduled home game of the football season on Friday, Oct. 27, against Monrovia High School.