Methodist Pastor to Preach on Jesus’ Call for Justice

First published in the Jan. 20 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

On Sunday, Pastor Karin Ellis of La Cañada United Methodist Church preaches virtually “Empowered by the Holy Spirit” about Jesus preaching in his hometown and calling for justice for all people.
Ellis will explore how people, empowered by the Spirit, can help to bring about justice for everyone. In recognition of National Human Trafficking Awareness month, she discusses how one way to seek “justice for all” is by fighting against human trafficking and slavery.
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Lutheran Church Temporarily Switches to Online Only

First published in the Jan. 20 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

All in-person activities at Lutheran Church in the Foothills are temporarily paused due to the surging Omicron variant; however, the 10 a.m. service will continue to be livestreamed on the church’s YouTube channel.
Services are also posted to LCIF’s website, where they can be viewed anytime. Church groups — including Bible study, knitting and quilting— are back to meeting remotely via Zoom, as they did earlier in the pandemic. All are encouraged to join these groups and learn about the Bible, or pick up a new hobby.
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We Help Your Student Attend the ‘Right’ College

First published in the Jan. 15 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Content provided by Steele Street

Recognizing the ongoing need for direction in the college admission process, Steele Street College Consulting (SSCC) was started to educate students and families about the college admission process. Steele Street works individually with each student while providing an encouraging and stress-free college application process.
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Historic Congregational Church Names New Moderator

First published in the Jan. 13 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

During the La Cañada Congregational Church’s annual meeting, Phil Markgraf (left) was recently elected to serve as moderator during the church’s 125th year. Outgoing moderator James Breckinridge passed Markgraf the gavel. The church formed in 1897, making it the oldest in the valley. The state of California proclaimed the institution as historic landmark in 1969.

We Help Your Student Attend the ‘Right’ College

First published in the Jan. 13 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

Content provided by Steele Street

Recognizing the ongoing need for direction in the college admission process, Steele Street College Consulting (SSCC) was started to educate students and families about the college admission process. Steele Street works individually with each student while providing an encouraging and stress-free college application process.
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Burbank Recycle Center Offers Virtual Workshop

First published in the Jan. 15 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Experts from the Burbank Recycle Center will host a virtual workshop on Tuesday providing basic training on what goes where and why.
This 90-minute Zoom session is an essential starter kit to help attendees navigate past the confusion of packaging with tips on how to reduce creating disposal in the first place. The webinar is a condensed Cliff Notes version of the center’s intensive zero-waste training program, Waste Warriors.
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Normal Forgetfulness Versus Concerning Cognitive Decline

First published in the Jan. 13 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

Content provided by Sage Glendale Senior Living

Have you forgotten where you placed your car keys? Your checkbook? How about forgetting where you parked your car at the shopping mall? These are all considered normal forgetfulness.
Forgetting what the car keys are for, how to write a check or whether or not you drove to the mall, could be signs of a more serious cognitive decline. Forgetfulness that impairs our judgement and decisions, or interferes with our ability to perform routine daily tasks, may indicate a need to seek your physician’s involvement, diagnosis and next steps.
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Animal Shelter Promotes Big Dog Adoption

First published in the Jan. 15 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

The Burbank Animal Shelter and Best Friends Animal Society are encouraging Burbank community members to adopt or foster dogs 40 pounds or more, with adoption fees halved from Jan. 15 to 31.
A disproportionate number of big dogs are among the thousands of healthy, adoptable dogs that don’t make it out of California’s animal shelters each year, the animal shelter said in a news release, simply because they don’t have a safe place to call home.
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Library Offers Assistance to Job Seekers

First published in the Jan. 15 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Job seekers and those looking to improve their career skills or explore new paths have access to a new set of free online resources through the Burbank Public Library.
These resources are made possible thanks to the award of American Rescue Plan Act funds by the California State Library to provide libraries across the state access to online job training, skill building, academic and vocational exam prep, and professional development in multiple languages and for a variety of skill levels.
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