Measure LCF: What You Should Consider – Vote NO

By Ted Brown
Special to the Outlook

How can anyone be opposed to a school bond? Well, a hundred million here and a hundred million in interest can add up to real money. Check our website for some background information on these bonds: bit.ly/NoLCUSDBond.
Most voters didn’t know about this school bond proposal until they got their sample ballots and saw signs around town. But this is a major proposal: $149 million in bonds, with a cost of $268.2 million to pay them back with interest. This money will be owed by every property owner in La Cañada and will appear on property tax bills for 30 years. Bonds are not free money. Continue reading “Measure LCF: What You Should Consider – Vote NO”

La Salle Hangs On to Defeat Muir, 21-20

Photo courtesy John Blackstock
Justin Lockhart caught two touchdown in the Lancers’ 21-20 victory at Muir last Friday.

By Robert Haleblian

The La Salle High School varsity football team’s overall record is back at .500 after defeating host John Muir High, 21-20, in a nonleague nail-biter last Friday.
Riding high off of stellar performances from freshman quarterback C.J. Montes, La Salle’s offense was firing on all cylinders. The young standout threw three touchdowns and finished just shy of 200 yards passing to help the Lancers improve to 2-2 on the season.
“[Montes] is special,” said LSHS head coach Russell Gordon. “He’s smart [and] he’s a great student. I believe everything starts in the classroom, and then it comes out to the field. He represents our school very, very proudly.” Continue reading “La Salle Hangs On to Defeat Muir, 21-20”

Perrantes Leads St. Francis to Victory in Season Opener

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson St. Francis junior quarterback Darius Perrantes threw for 322 yards, six touchdowns and an interception in his debut last week, leading St. Francis to a 48-21 win over Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach.

By Charlie Foy

During the second half, the St. Francis High School student section loudly sang “Sweet Caroline,” A fitting song because Golden Knights football never seemed so good as the varsity team cruised to a 48-21 victory over visiting Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach last week.
In the first half, new quarterback Darius Perrantes, a junior transfer from Encino Crespi, initially started off slow but everything started to click after his first touchdown. Near the end of the first quarter, senior Greg Dulcich broke away from the Mira Costa corner, and Perrantes completed a 38-yard touchdown pass, and there was no looking back for the St. Francis offense.
The Mustangs (0-1 overall) quickly responded with a touchdown pass of their own, and it seemed as if both teams were evenly matched.
On the ensuing drive, Perrantes completed another touchdown pass to Dulcich and later connected with Isaac Cordova for a 64-yard touchdown.
The Mustangs didn’t give up and kept the game within reach after a touchdown midway through the second quarter, cutting St. Francis lead to 21-14 at the half. Continue reading “Perrantes Leads St. Francis to Victory in Season Opener”

LCHS Music to Celebrate Show, Fundraiser Feb. 25

The La Cañada Music Parents Association is inviting the community for a festive evening of music, food, auctions and raffles on Feb. 25 to support La Cañada High School music programs.


LCHS 7-12 instrumental music and color guard groups will be a part of the 18th annual Dinner Show and Fundraiser at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club from 5:30-8:45 p.m.

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Girl Scouts Say ‘Thanks’ to Police

Photo courtesy Troop 3671 Huntington Middle School’s Cadette Girl Scout Troop 3671 recently dropped by the San Marino Police Department to say “thank you” to Chief John Incontro and his police staff for the great work they did during last week’s school lockdown. The Girl Scouts brought baked goods for the staff. From left are Incontro, Olivia Lee, Nicola Iannelli, Megan Gautereaux, Malia Rose, Vahini Garimella, Leia Sun, Emma Cates and Sgt. Aaron Blonde. Not pictured: Ali Rubin.

San Marino PTA Council Founder’s Day Feb. 28

Photo courtesy San Marino PTA Council
The Founder’s Day Planning Committee includes (front row, from left) Donna Balbin, Stefanie Killackey, Founder’s Day co-chair Kim Sutherland, PTA Council President Yvonne Chen, Founder’s Day co-chair Homeira Asghari, Grace Karkafi and Belinda Huang. Second row: Maren Pellant, Kathy Osegueda, Lisa Nguyen, Michiko Lee, Liz Lichtman, Mary Wong and Angela Liang. Back: Marci Wendling, Araceli Ventura, Diana David, Marisa Kelly, Rene Olson, Karen Wicke, Michele Carter and Krishna Rao.

The 87th annual PTA Council Founder’s Day Awards Ceremony, titled “Celebrate! It’s a Red, White & Blue Salute to Our Hometown Heroes,” will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Huntington Middle School’s Kenneth White auditorium.
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Havner Joins Huntington Hospital Board of Directors

Ron Havner

San Marino resident Ron Havner has been elected to Huntington Hospital’s board of directors, it was announced this week.
Havner serves as chairman and CEO of Public Storage, the largest self-storage company in the world. He joined Public Storage in 1986 and has held a variety of senior management positions until his appointment as CEO in 2002.
He is also a director of PS Business Parks Inc., AvalonBay Communities Inc. and California Resources Corporation. In addition, Havner is the former chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.
He and his wife LeeAnn, who have three grown children, have worked closely with Huntington Hospital through the years, including supporting the expansion of the Emergency and Trauma Center and participation in the Fall Food and Wine Festival.
“The challenges facing healthcare and nonprofit hospitals require strong, dynamic leadership,” said Stephen A. Ralph, Huntington Hospital’s president and CEO. “Ron … will bring great expertise to the Huntington Hospital board, as we continue to provide high quality, compassionate care to our community.”