Keck Medicine, Methodist Hospital Move Toward Affiliation

First published in the Dec. 9 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

Methodist Hospital of Southern California and Keck Medicine of USC have submitted a notice of their proposed affiliation to the Office of the Attorney General of California for regulatory review and approval.
Following regulatory approval, Methodist Hospital will officially join the Keck Medicine clinical enterprise as USC Arcadia Hospital.
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Huntington Hospital Provides $135 Million in Benefits

First published in the Nov. 6 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

As part of its nonprofit mission, Huntington Hospital provides benefits to the communities it serves, often in the form of health education, outreach and low- or no-cost hospital care for the uninsured and those with limited means. In 2020, the hospital provided about $135.2 million worth of health care services and support to residents of the San Gabriel Valley and beyond.
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A ‘Majestic Castle’

Photo courtesy Mark Liddell

Behind gates and perched on a private knoll with 360-degree views of the San Gabriel Valley sits the majestic Pyrenees Castle, built in 1925 by Sylvester Dupuy as a replica of a chateau he admired in France during his childhood. The largest privately owned property in the area, the castle sits on just over 2.5 acres, walled and gated, comprised of multiple gardens and mature trees.
The impressive driveway leads to a motor court, with a fountain leading at the main residence. A grand foyer serves as the center point for the two wings of the Pyrenees Castle, each a mirror image of the other. Multiple original architectural details abound, including four turrets, a stately wood-paneled living room and dining room with beamed ceilings, crystal chandeliers, original inlaid hardwood flooring and hand-painted stenciling. With multiple entertaining spaces in addition to the 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, opportunities abound for ways to configure the home for today’s modern living. The separate four garages have living area above them with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, bringing the total count to 12 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. With upgrades to the infrastructure, roof, bathrooms, plumbing, kitchen and so much more, this home presents a true opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind, trophy estate.
The property is located at 1700 Grand View Drive in Alhambra, with the listing price at $4,428,000. Tim Durkovic of Douglas Elliman is the listing agent. “It’s truly a one-of-a-kind estate,” Durkovic said. “It’s completely private and sitting on top of a hill. And it’s truly a castle, plus it’s over 10,000 square feet.”

Green Light for Golden Streets This Sunday

Those who have previously enjoyed CicLAvia events ought to have fun Sunday, March 5, for the long-awaited 626 Golden Streets event that includes San Marino among its stops.
Starting in South Pasadena and running all the way to Azusa, 626 Golden Streets opens up one long route courtesy of Metro to encourage locals to learn more about the surrounding communities and to take advantage of public transportation opportunities. Continue reading “Green Light for Golden Streets This Sunday”