Lake Avenue Community Foundation Becomes ‘Stars’

Pasadena’s Lake Avenue Community Foundation has changed its name to “Stars” to avoid confusion with Lake Avenue Church and because people often assumed from the former name that the organization is a grant-giving foundation, according to the organization’s executive director, Nancy Stiles. Stars’ new web address is Continue reading “Lake Avenue Community Foundation Becomes ‘Stars’”

Cathay Bank Teams Up With UCLA Anderson Forecast

Cathay Bank Chief Operating Officer Irwin Wong announces the release of the inaugural Cathay Bank/UCLA Anderson Forecast U.S.-China Economic Report.
Cathay Bank Chief Operating Officer Irwin Wong announces the release of the inaugural Cathay Bank/UCLA Anderson Forecast U.S.-China Economic Report.

The inaugural Cathay Bank/UCLA Anderson Forecast U.S.-China Economic Report is part of Cathay Bank’s sponsorship relationship with UCLA Anderson Forecast. This publication is the first in a series of periodic reports emanating between two entities working together to deepen the world-class university’s ties with a major Chinese American Los Angeles-based bank. Continue reading “Cathay Bank Teams Up With UCLA Anderson Forecast”

Outdoor Elegance Headline Please

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The Sanicola family and their team at Outdoor Elegance are ready to help you design your patio.

Outdoor Elegance is proud to be a local neighborhood family business in the city of La Verne for more than a quarter of a century. Our business has been built by offering our customers the highest level of service, design and creative commitment for all outdoor applications. We specialize in everything from your own backyard to luxury brand hotels, resorts, country clubs and restaurants. By providing our customers with myriad products to choose from, we offer extreme versatility and style for every budget. When you enter our 20,000-square-foot Showroom and Design Center, you will find the best quality of luxury furniture in the Casual Living market. If you prefer a cost-effective price point, we can customize your order to meet your expectations with the style you want at the price you need.
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PFAR Donates $10,000 in Scholarships

The Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation recently awarded $10,000 to ten financially deserving college-bound students, including La Cañada High School student Sara Shoar, who is flanked by PFAR Scholarship Board Director Sid Karsh and board chair Ruth McNevin.

Cybermedix: Your Residential and Commercial Security Experts


At Cybermedix Inc., we strive to provide the broadest range of services available, while also understanding the benefits of working with one knowledgeable contractor. Whether you’re building out a new retail space and need digital displays installed, or just looking to hang a TV but need an electrical outlet, don’t just have your “Audio Guy” install it for you. Trust a licensed electrician who is also extremely well versed in automation solutions. Call Cybermedix Inc. at (800) 377-6413.

Local Doctor Leaving CHLA

Dr. Henri Ford

Dr. Henri Ford, a La Cañada Flintridge resident who has been serving as senior vice president and surgeon-in-chief at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, is preparing to depart CHLA to assume the role of dean of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Ford’s last day at CHLA is May 31.
He has served as a member of the hospital’s executive leadership team, board of trustees and board of directors as well as a member of the board of directors for the CHLA Medical Group.
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LCF Library Semi-Annual Book Sale April 25-28

Friends of the La Cañada Library, a volunteer group, will hold its semi-annual book sale from April 25-28. The funds help support the library to keep it up-to-date with needed equipment, hard cover and online books, books on tape, and interesting programs for adults and children.
Readers will find books of many interests: favorite authors, educational, travel, cooking and history. CDs and DVDs will also be for sale.
Become a Friend of the Library with a reasonable yearly fee. Visitors can inquire about membership just inside the library door at the time of the sale.
For more information about sale hours, visit


Keith Hobbs (right) of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, who was honored as CEO of the Year at the annual Glendale Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon, is congratulated by Glendale Mayor Vartan Gharpetian.

Keith Hobbs, the CEO at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, was honored as CEO of the Year at the recent Glendale Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon.
Hobbs, who also serves as a member of the Health System Board at USC, “provides leadership for inpatient, ancillary and allied health facilities by promoting teamwork, fostering efficiency, enhancing communication and establishing clearly defined goals and measurements,” according to an event spokesperson. “In just over a year at the helm at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, Keith and his administrative team have had great success in growing the hospital’s clinical infrastructure, patient volume and reputation in the community.”
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