Forum Focuses on Mental Health, School Environment

First published in the Oct. 14 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

The Hathaway Center for Excellence recently hosted a community forum focused on school-related mental health and the ever-changing school environment.
Parents, school administrators, community activists and mental health professionals were invited to the virtual event.
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NCL’s Glendale Chapter Kicks Off Membership Drive

First published in the Oct. 16 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

The Glendale Chapter of National Charity League Inc., the nation’s premier mother-daughter volunteer organization, has announced its annual membership drive, which will run through Jan. 7.
The organization has begun accepting applications from women with daughters currently in grades 6-8. The Glendale Chapter comprises nearly 384 members who reside in the Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Pasadena, Burbank and surrounding areas of Los Angeles.
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Elizabeth (Betty) Alcorn Tice Crancer | Obituary

Betty Crancer passed away at 99 on September 23 after a short bout with pneumonia. Always an active person, she had been going to her exercise class and taking short walks right up to the end. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, she came to Hollywood with her mother when she was 2 years old, and lived there, graduating from Hollywood High School.
She married Clyde L. Crancer in 1942. They ran off to Las Vegas before that was a popular destination and had to find a minister to perform the ceremony. She worked in banking until after World War II, when daughter Susan arrived, followed a couple of years later by son Clyde (Sandy). They built a lovely home in Flintridge in 1950, and she stayed in that house until 2011 when she moved to Royal Oaks in Bradbury. Husband Clyde passed away in 2005.
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Kiwanis Club Celebrates a Century of Service

First published in the Oct. 16 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Members of Kiwanis Club of Glendale recently installed their 2021-22 president, Mike Swan, at the Elks Lodge in Glendale.
Swan will preside over the club while it celebrates its 100th year of service to the community. Swan is president of Crystalmark Dental in Glendale and has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Glendale since 2012.
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New Health Campaign Highlights ‘Patient Heroes’

First published in the Oct. 14 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

Los Angeles County’s largest nonprofit health systems with hospitals, clinics and facilities region wide recently announced the newest campaign for their “BetterTogether” coalition.
The mission is to convince Angelenos to put health first and access care when needed. The new public service educational campaign features everyday “patient heroes” with the theme: “Get back to your doctor. Your health. Your joy. Because we love a healthy L.A.”
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LCF Educational Foundation Hosts Wine Auction

First published in the Oct. 14 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation recently hosted its fifth annual LCF Wine Auction at the Jonathan Club, which benefitted the LCFEF Endowment Fund.
The wine auction included cult wines, rare bourbons and whiskeys which helped raise more than $120,000 for the LCFEF Endowment Fund.
The intimate event was accompanied by premium wine tasting and a gourmet dinner.
Guests had the opportunity to acquire unique and hard-to-find wines with the added satisfaction that they are contributing to the future success of the La Cañada schools. The evening showcased cult California Cabernets, Pinots and Chardonnays, such as Harlan, Bond, Kosta Brown, Sea Smoke and Merry Edwards. Also, rare bourbons and whiskeys like Pappy Van Winkle, Macallan and Cuban cigars, such as Montecristo and Trinidad were auctioned.

Democratic Club Tackles Environmental Wins, Losses

First published in the Oct. 14 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

Cheryl Auger will speak at the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club’s Zoom meeting Sunday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. and deliver an update on California and federal laws involving the environment.
Auger is president of Ban SUP (Single-Use Plastics), a group that focuses on bringing awareness to the plastics crisis in local, state and federal legislation. She is also the owner of Ban SUP Refill, a Pasadena store that helps people transition away from plastic to reusable containers and sustainable packaging.
With keen interest in environmental legislation, Auger will discuss what progress has been made and where it is still lacking.
Officer candidates for 2022 will also be presented to the members.
For login details for the 3-5 p.m. meeting, visit

Donna Geldmacher | Obituary

Donna Geldmacher, 82, passed away on September 29, 2021, at her home in Glendale. She was born May 13, 1939, in Ohio and spent most of her life in California.
Donna enjoyed crafting and loved her family dearly. She is survived by her daughter Deborah, her son Mike, and grandchildren Kristen, Jessica, and Ryan.
Funeral services will be private for immediate family.

Gary ‘Butch’ Allen Bandy | Obituary

Gary “Butch” Allen Bandy

Gary “Butch” Allen Bandy, 80, from Los Angeles, California, passed away on October 5th. He had a unique ability to defy stereotypes and conventions; Gary was a businessman and an artist, a developer and a farmer, an avid reader and accomplished fisherman.
Gary was born March 8th, 1941, to Gerald and Emilia Bandy at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital in Los Angeles County, and he grew up in the San Fernando Valley. A life-long outdoorsman, Gary was so proud to be the youngest member, at that time, to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
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