Obiturary – Dr. Joseph Holt Rose

Dr. J. Holt Rose, a pioneer of modern radiation therapy in the San Gabriel Valley who cared for and cured thousands of cancer patients, died March 5, 2018. He served as chief of radiation medicine at Huntington Hospital for three decades. His incisive intellect, talent for asking the right questions, diagnostic and problem-solving skills, and wry sense of humor were praised by colleagues. Rather than retire, Dr. Rose (Emeritus) continued applying his expertise, consulting and performing Locum Tenens.
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Obituary: Ellen Marie Vickers-Schwarz

Jan. 8, 1964-May 30, 2018

Ellen Marie Vickers-Schwarz

Ellen Marie Vickers-Schwarz was born in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 8, 1964, and she died on May 30, 2018, in Clovis, California, with her family by her side. Ellen grew up in La Cañada Flintridge and was a graduate of La Cañada High School and Chico State University in 1986 with a degree in geography.

Ellen married William Schwarz on June 24, 1989, in La Cañada Flintridge.  They welcomed their first daughter Breanna in 1994 and their second daughter Allison was born in 1999. Ellen and her family moved to Coalinga in 2002 where Ellen was a beloved teacher at Faith Christian Academy for 13 years.

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Local Doctor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Michael Silka

Dr. Michael Silka, a La Cañada Flintridge resident and interim co-director of the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society at the organization’s annual conference in Boston earlier this week.
He is the sixth recipient of the award, which is in recognition of extraordinary contribution to the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias in children. PACES is a nonprofit organization made up of physicians and allied professionals dedicated to improving care for children and young adults with cardiac rhythm disturbances. It’s the largest society of pediatric heart rhythm specialists in the world.
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Obituary: Jeanne Mary Ellen (Newlin) Wallace

Jeanne Mary Ellen (Newlin) Wallace

Jeanne Mary Ellen (Newlin) Wallace was born in Asheville, North Carolina, on June 2, 1930, and died at the Huntington Hospital in Pasadena on May 4, 2018. A memorial service to remember and celebrate Jeanne’s life will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at the La Cañada Presbyterian Church.
Jeanne moved with her family in 1933 from Asheville to Anderson County, Tennessee, where her father supervised the building of the waterworks for the town of Norris, which housed the headquarters of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Jeanne grew up with her beloved younger brother and sister, Jerry and Judy, in that little town, which had a population of about 1,500. Following her graduation from Norris High School, she enrolled in the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, later transferring to East Tennessee State College.
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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

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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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