Roberts Leaving Adventist Health Glendale

Kevin Roberts

Adventist Health Glendale recently announced that current President and CEO Kevin Roberts will be leaving the organization, effective Nov. 3, to pursue other opportunities.
In a memo to employees, physicians, volunteers and board members, Beth Zachary, AHGL Governing Board Chair, wrote, “I want to thank Kevin for his leadership and acknowledge the good work he and his team have accomplished to expand access and improve care for the Glendale community.”
As the board chair, president and CEO of the Adventist Health Southern California Region, Zachary will serve as the interim CEO while the search for a permanent leader is underway. To ensure a smooth transition, Zachary has appointed Terri Day, who has been advising AHGL’s executive team for the past several months, to oversee day-to-day operations. Terri is a well-respected and seasoned health care administrator with an exceptional background in hospital operations.
“Adventist Health Glendale is a terrific hospital with an inspired mission, amazing people and a rich legacy of healing,” Roberts said. “I know that this hospital will continue to thrive and succeed and that its best years are still ahead.”

Blind Children’s Center Fall Golf Classic Nov. 13

The Blind Children’s Center will host its annual Fall Golf Classic at San Gabriel Country Club on Monday, Nov. 13. Sponsored by the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities and hosted by the LAPD Centurions Football team, all proceeds from the tournament will directly support the programs and services at the Blind Children’s Center in Los Angeles. This year’s Fall Golf Classic is chaired by La Cañada Flintridge resident and former board President Greg Grande alongside board member Det. Marc Rojas of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Founded in 1938, the center serves approximately 100 students each year, many from the Pasadena and San Gabriel region, with additional support services to more than 500 family members. Funded entirely by individuals, private foundations and corporate sponsors, all services are provided for free.
The event will begin with morning registration at 8 a.m., followed by 18 holes on the newly renovated San Gabriel course. Afterward, guests can take part in a silent auction and cocktail hour, leading to a gala luncheon celebrating the winners and honoring distinguished guests from the LAPD for their many years of support. The evening will culminate with a live auction featuring one-of-a-kind items, such as last year’s officer-guided helicopter ride over the city, which fetched nearly $8,000.
Tickets are still available: $350 for a full day of golf, food and entertainment; $1,300 per foursome; and $50 to attend the gala luncheon and award ceremony. To reserve, contact Laurie Headley at (323) 664-2153, ext. 2342, or via email at laurie@blindchildrenscenter.org. For more information, visit blindchildrenscenter.org.

Local Violinist Set for November Concerts

Violinist Jeanine Wynton, class of 1993 graduate of La Cañada High School and winner of the Les Tupper Award, will return to Pasadena to solo with the Crown City Orchestra on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Altadena Community Church, 943 E. Altadena Drive, and Sunday, Nov. 19 at the First Baptist Church of Pasadena located at 75 N. Marengo. Both concerts will be at 2 p.m. and are free to the public.
The orchestra will perform Concerto No. 5 in A major for violin by Mozart and “Mozartiana” Suite 34 by Tchaikovsky.
Wynton and cellist Grace Anderson will also be performing at the Second Sunday Concert series sponsored by the Pasadena Public Library and the Tuesday Musicale of Pasadena at the Donald Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m.
Their program will be Sonata in D Major by Boccherini, Duo for Violin and Cello Op.7 by Kodaly and “Passacaglia” by Handel.

Flintridge Guild Hosts Annual Luncheon

Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital members include Savonia Angelica (front row, from left), Kim Kessler, Soo Kim Choi, Debbie Post, Kathy Kovalcik, Patti Kriste and Mary Anne De Briyn. Back: Teresa Salvo, Cathi Beauclair, Karen Hopper, Maureen Railsback, Sandy Ahn, Randy Stanislawski, Linda Fults, Melinda Gillman, Donna Nickoloff and Joellen Yundt.

With autumn upon us, The Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital recently enjoyed its annual luncheon and tour of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. While there, members toured the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Literally Healing Library and learned about the activities in the Teenage Lounge.
Prior to lunch, Dr. Curt VandenBerg, director of Sports Medicine at Children’s Hospital, gave a presentation. He spoke of the dangers of pediatric obesity and the lack of exercise affecting the health of children. The strongest predictor of an active adult life over the age of 70 is sports activity in the growing years.
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Sign Up for Local Emergency Notifications

The city of La Cañada Flintridge encourages residents to sign up for Alert LCF, the city’s emergency notification system.
Residents will receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up. The system enables the city to provide residents with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.
Those registered will receive time-sensitive messages wherever specified, including by home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more.
For more information, visit member.everbridge.net/index/1332612387832171#.

Obituary: Glenn M. Perrin

March 9, 1940 – Oct. 20, 2017

Glenn Perrin

Glenn M. Perrin, long-time community member and educator, passed away after a courageous battle fighting esophageal cancer. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Charlotte, son Jeff, sisters Bess and Georgia, brother David and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Gilbert Edwin and James, and sister Ruth.
Glenn was born in Berry, Kentucky, to Gilbert and Hallene Perrin. The family soon moved to Tucson, Arizona. As a teenager he played on the Catalina High School basketball team that took the state championship his senior year. He then received a basketball scholarship to the University of Arizona, where he played as a freshman. Upon moving to California, he attended Pasadena Nazarene College, where he met his future wife, Charlotte. He received his master’s degree from Cal State L.A.
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Obituary: Cleve Van Dyke Traughber

1937 – 2017

Cleve Traughber

Cleve Van Dyke Traughber, 80, of La Cañada Flintridge, passed away on Oct. 14 after a short battle with cancer.
Born July 29, 1937, in Hollywood to parents Frank and Mildred Traughber, Cleve began life with a bang as Hollywood’s highest paid actor for his 30-second role opposite Greta Garbo and Charles Boyer in the Academy Award Nominated “Conquest.” Moving from the glitz and glam of Hollywood, the 3-year-old and his family settled in nearby Flintridge (today La Cañada Flintridge), where he was later joined by his younger brother John. Cleve attended La Cañada Elementary School, John Marshall Junior High and La Cañada Middle School, where he met several life-long friends.
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Obituary: Robert Emmet Ryan

Feb. 8, 1934-Oct. 4, 2017

Robert (Bob) Emmet Ryan passed away peacefully at his home in La Cañada Flintridge on Oct. 4, 2017, at 83. Bob was born in Detroit, Michigan, on Feb. 8, 1934, to Thomas Raymond Ryan III and Lucille Margaret (Roulo) Ryan. He was the youngest of four children, with Eleanor, Mary, and Thomas.

Bob graduated from University of Detroit Jesuit High School in 1952 and attended University of Detroit’s College of engineering and science. Bob earned an associate’s degree in Engineering Design from Glendale College and later a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from California State University Los Angeles. Bob joined JPL in 1956 and joined the Navy. Bob’s career highlighted a span of countless rocket and deep space missions including Pioneer 10 and 11 and Voyager 1 and 2, but was best known for his work as mission manager on the Stardust Mission. Stardust became the first spacecraft to successfully return cometary and interstellar dust particles to the Earth.

Bob and Kay Campbell married on June 21, 1958, and moved from Sunland to La Cañada Flintridge in 1963. They had four children; Rob, Margaret, Kathy and Tom, and nine grandchildren. Kay passed away in December. Bob and Kay are together again with God.

Mass will be held with the Rev. Tony and the Rev. Ed, followed by a reception at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, at St. Bede the Venerable Church in La Cañada Flintridge. Bob will be interred at Mission San Fernando Cemetery.

LCF Resident Leads Armenia Fund Contingent Abroad

Photo courtesy Cordoba Corp.
Congressman Frank Pallone, Maria Mehranian, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, His Excellency Mr. Bako Sahakyan of the Artsakh Republic, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and Congressman David Valadao.

Known for her civic and community involvement here in Southern California as a business and community leader, La Cañada Flintridge resident Maria Mehranian also is making a difference internationally in Armenia.
Mehranian, the managing partner and chief financial officer for Cordoba Corp. recently returned from a weeklong trip to Armenia representing the Armenia Fund.
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Flintridge Riding Club Celebrates Another Mayor’s Trophy

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Those on hand for the latest presentation of Mayor’s Trophy at Flintridge Riding Club on Saturday included (front row, from left) trainer Carolyn Biava, Mayor Pro Tem Terry Walker, assistant trainer Laura Biava, FRC Board President Suzie Osimo, FRC Executive Director Maria Crone and 2016 Mayor’s Trophy winner Julie Knoop. Back: Champion rider and owner Lorri Quiet sits on her winning horse, “Basil.”

La Cañada Flintridge Mayor Pro Tem Terry Walker was in attendance Saturday during the Flintridge Riding Club’s annual Autumn Classic Horse Show to present the LCF Mayor’s Trophy for Equestrian Excellence to Lorri Quiet, winner of the Flintridge Riding Club Medal Final.
Flintridge Riding Club is celebrating its 95th anniversary. The elegant Mayor’s Trophy was designed and donated by local merchant Sue Stranger of Adobe Design in 2006. Riders compete throughout the year to accumulate enough points to qualify for this championship event.