Longtime Burbank resident, Dorie Beaumont, passed away peacefully three weeks shy of her 100th birthday at home in Fullerton, California, where she lived the last seven years to be near her guardians. Dorie was predeceased by her parents, George and Alice, sister Jean, and brother Bill. She has no known survivors, except for her “kids,” Bill (Kay) and Dave (Connie) Haskell and their sister, Ginger Bord, who were her pastor’s children that she babysat and to whom she remained a beloved adopted family member.
Elizabeth Kelemen Izzi, 79, of Nashua, NH, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, August 8, 2021 in La Cañada, CA where she lived for the past 4 years. She was born to Grace and Louis Kelemen on August 19, 1941 in New Brunswick, NJ. Elizabeth graduated from St. Peter’s High School, New Brunswick, NJ in 1959 where she met Clement David Izzi. Married on June 17, 1962 in New Jersey, they were forever sweethearts. Together they raised two devoted daughters, Karen Izzi Bristing of La Cañada, CA and Susan Marie Gentile of Sun Valley, CA.
The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada has announced that Greg Brown is the La Cañadan of the Year for 2020 in recognition of his outstanding volunteer service, spanning more than three decades. The award was established 70 years ago to applaud exemplary leadership and hard-working dedication that has made a positive impact on the local community, local youth and a church or house of worship, the club said. Brown will be honored at a special buffet luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 11:30 a.m. at the recreation hall at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830 Foothill Blvd., in La Cañada Flintridge.
Sun beaming, teams cheering in celebration and energy coursing through the field, the campers at Camp Runamuk competed in archery, discus, hurdles and shot put — all a part of Week 9’s very appropriate theme: the Summer Olympics. Camp Runamuk — held every summer at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge for more than 25 years — has a long-standing reputation of providing weeks full of fun for kids ages 4-11. Though this year was brimming with unexpected changes, one thing that hasn’t changed is how much fun the kids are having at camp.
The La Cañada All-Star baseball team comprising 12-year-old boys concluded its outstanding postseason run by finishing fourth in the Pony League World Series this past week in Laredo, Texas.
La Cañada, competing in the six-team Bronco tournament, won two of five games against stiff competition.
“This summer has been one I know these boys will remember — a trip to play in Cooperstown, New York, followed by a trip to the World Series in Texas. Pretty special for these kids,” said La Cañada manager Matt Regan.
Stationed in front of the learning center Stepping Stones to Learning on Foothill Boulevard, the setup is where educators and students have engineered a math solution, small business, summer activity and fundraiser all in one — a refreshing twist on a time-honored summer tradition.
“It started in the kitchen, just making lemonade,” said Anna Hasbun, the owner and director of Stepping Stones. “We were looking for an interesting way to keep kids engaged in the summer and also practice those important math skills. So, as we made recipes, we began working with some pretty early fractions and numbers.”
The Jewel City/Foothill Little League Major All-Star team, which recently captured the District 16 baseball championship, played three games in three days from July 17-19 as a participant in the Section 2 tournament. The local athletes posted a 1-2 record against stiff competition, but it was rare accomplishment just to win their district tournament to get there. “The overall experience was great,” said coach Adam C. Aparicio of his players, most of whom were ages 11-12. “I believe it’s the first Jewel City/Foothill team to go to sectionals since 1984.”
The La Cañada 12-year-old baseball team extended its historic summer tournament run by defeating Placentia, 10-0, in six innings to win the Pony Western Zone tournament in Moreno Valley last weekend.
With the victory, the local squad will represent the West in the Pony Baseball World Series, a feat no other La Cañada team has achieved. The young players will travel to Laredo, Texas, to take on a team from Fort Worth on Friday, July 30, at 1 p.m.
“This does not seem possible. A team from La Cañada is going to the World Series,” said manager Matt Regan, a La Cañada High School graduate. “I keep saying it, but I cannot believe it is true. I don’t think the boys can believe it either, and I know the parents can’t believe it.”
Sage Glendale Senior Living and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce hosted a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the opening of Sage Glendale.
“This is a long-awaited celebration for Sage as they had planned to open and celebrate near the beginning of the pandemic, which caused a delay for them,” said Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Judee Kendall. “This was an opportunity to welcome a beautiful new business to Glendale and share a social time with city council members, Glendale Chamber board members and ambassadors, the Sage team, and other community leaders.”
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts hosted June Bloom, a garden party fundraiser, which was located on the property of three La Cañada Flintridge estates. The event offered attendees a day of shopping, live music, floral demonstrations, food and wine and docent-led garden tours — all of which were available at each of the three homes. “Due to Covid we were not able to host our traditional showcase house event,” Benefit Chair Susie Aguirre said. “We got creative and crafted what we hope is a wonderful outdoor garden party allowing the exploration of three beautiful estates. Pasadena Showcase for the Arts is grateful to the three homeowners for their endless generosity.” The garden party tickets sold out with every ticket sale going towards supporting music and the arts within the local community. “Music and the arts are so important and will help reunite and strengthen communities after such a tough year,” Aguirre said.