‘Astronomer’s Dream’ Presented at Caltech

“The Astronomer’s Dream” will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. This program is part of Caltech’s Science Saturday series.
This film is a journey through a computer graphic visualization of space, based on data obtained by NASA satellites.
Anna Ho, a Caltech planetary astronomy graduate student, will introduce the film and guide the post-screening discussion.
Tickets are $10 (general admission) and can be purchased at the Caltech Ticket Office, 1200 E. California Blvd., and at the Beckman Auditorium Box Office beginning one hour before the event.
Beckman Auditorium is located at 332 S. Michigan Ave. in Pasadena. For information, call the Caltech Ticket Office at (626) 395-4652.

Taylor’s Welcomes Golden Knights

Elva Gutierrez, Bruce Taylor, Virgil Dinger and Rick Dinger

In what has become an annual tradition, Taylor’s Steak House welcomed the St. Francis Golden Knight football team for dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 25. During the event, St. Francis alumnus Rick Dinger presented Bruce Taylor, owner of Taylor’s Steak House, with a custom designed shirt celebrating the support that the restaurant has given to the team over the years.

Five Stars for Knee and Valve Surgery at Dignity Health

Dignity Health — Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center has been named a 2018 five-star recipient for knee surgery and valve surgery, following this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.
These achievements are part of findings by Healthgrades featured in their 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.
“It is rewarding to know we are achieving our mission and ensuring we continue to meet the needs of our patients while providing excellent care to all,” stated Julie Sprengel, senior vice president, Operations, Dignity Health SoCal and interim president, Glendale Memorial Hospital.
In addition, the hospital earned five stars for vaginal delivery, C-section delivery and hysterectomy.
“Consumers place high value on information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have achieved recognition for their quality outcomes prove their commitment to their patients and their community at large.”
For more information, visit glendalememorialhospital.org.

Fibromyalgia/Arthritis Support Group Nov. 15

The November monthly meeting of the Fibromyalgia/Arthritis Support Group will take place Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 1-2:15 p.m. The meeting is held at La Cañada Presbyterian Church in the library located next to the sanctuary. People wanting personal and social support, and education in lifestyle management of these difficult medical issues, are welcome.
The support group is led by Dianne Whiting and Katie Phillips-Rector, both of whom have extensive experience working with these medical conditions.
The regular meeting for this group is the fourth Wednesday of every month. However, due to the holidays, the dates for November and December are different. The time and place will remain the same. The following Wednesdays have been scheduled for these meetings: Nov. 15 and Dec. 13.
There is no fee or sign-up for this program and all are welcome to join us. Please email Katie (katie@lacanadapc.org) or Dianne (diannefibro@gmail.com) with questions.

Obituary: Carol Sawyer Hollen

Carol Sawyer Hollen

Feb. 11, 1937-Oct. 26, 2017

Carol Sawyer Hollen passed away peacefully on Oct. 26, in Glendale, California, surrounded by her family. She was 80 years old.
Carol was born to Iona and Walter Sawyer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she spent most of her childhood. She later moved with her family to Pasadena and attended John Muir High School and Pasadena City College. She was proud of the fact that she was a flag twirler in the Tournament of Roses Parade while in school, and watching the parade as an adult was one of her greatest joys. She worked in the banking business for many years, both at Security Pacific and Glendale Federal.
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Roberts Leaving Adventist Health Glendale

Kevin Roberts

Adventist Health Glendale recently announced that current President and CEO Kevin Roberts will be leaving the organization, effective Nov. 3, to pursue other opportunities.
In a memo to employees, physicians, volunteers and board members, Beth Zachary, AHGL Governing Board Chair, wrote, “I want to thank Kevin for his leadership and acknowledge the good work he and his team have accomplished to expand access and improve care for the Glendale community.”
As the board chair, president and CEO of the Adventist Health Southern California Region, Zachary will serve as the interim CEO while the search for a permanent leader is underway. To ensure a smooth transition, Zachary has appointed Terri Day, who has been advising AHGL’s executive team for the past several months, to oversee day-to-day operations. Terri is a well-respected and seasoned health care administrator with an exceptional background in hospital operations.
“Adventist Health Glendale is a terrific hospital with an inspired mission, amazing people and a rich legacy of healing,” Roberts said. “I know that this hospital will continue to thrive and succeed and that its best years are still ahead.”

Blind Children’s Center Fall Golf Classic Nov. 13

The Blind Children’s Center will host its annual Fall Golf Classic at San Gabriel Country Club on Monday, Nov. 13. Sponsored by the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities and hosted by the LAPD Centurions Football team, all proceeds from the tournament will directly support the programs and services at the Blind Children’s Center in Los Angeles. This year’s Fall Golf Classic is chaired by La Cañada Flintridge resident and former board President Greg Grande alongside board member Det. Marc Rojas of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Founded in 1938, the center serves approximately 100 students each year, many from the Pasadena and San Gabriel region, with additional support services to more than 500 family members. Funded entirely by individuals, private foundations and corporate sponsors, all services are provided for free.
The event will begin with morning registration at 8 a.m., followed by 18 holes on the newly renovated San Gabriel course. Afterward, guests can take part in a silent auction and cocktail hour, leading to a gala luncheon celebrating the winners and honoring distinguished guests from the LAPD for their many years of support. The evening will culminate with a live auction featuring one-of-a-kind items, such as last year’s officer-guided helicopter ride over the city, which fetched nearly $8,000.
Tickets are still available: $350 for a full day of golf, food and entertainment; $1,300 per foursome; and $50 to attend the gala luncheon and award ceremony. To reserve, contact Laurie Headley at (323) 664-2153, ext. 2342, or via email at laurie@blindchildrenscenter.org. For more information, visit blindchildrenscenter.org.

Local Violinist Set for November Concerts

Violinist Jeanine Wynton, class of 1993 graduate of La Cañada High School and winner of the Les Tupper Award, will return to Pasadena to solo with the Crown City Orchestra on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Altadena Community Church, 943 E. Altadena Drive, and Sunday, Nov. 19 at the First Baptist Church of Pasadena located at 75 N. Marengo. Both concerts will be at 2 p.m. and are free to the public.
The orchestra will perform Concerto No. 5 in A major for violin by Mozart and “Mozartiana” Suite 34 by Tchaikovsky.
Wynton and cellist Grace Anderson will also be performing at the Second Sunday Concert series sponsored by the Pasadena Public Library and the Tuesday Musicale of Pasadena at the Donald Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m.
Their program will be Sonata in D Major by Boccherini, Duo for Violin and Cello Op.7 by Kodaly and “Passacaglia” by Handel.

Obituary: Glenn M. Perrin

March 9, 1940 – Oct. 20, 2017

Glenn Perrin

Glenn M. Perrin, long-time community member and educator, passed away after a courageous battle fighting esophageal cancer. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Charlotte, son Jeff, sisters Bess and Georgia, brother David and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Gilbert Edwin and James, and sister Ruth.
Glenn was born in Berry, Kentucky, to Gilbert and Hallene Perrin. The family soon moved to Tucson, Arizona. As a teenager he played on the Catalina High School basketball team that took the state championship his senior year. He then received a basketball scholarship to the University of Arizona, where he played as a freshman. Upon moving to California, he attended Pasadena Nazarene College, where he met his future wife, Charlotte. He received his master’s degree from Cal State L.A.
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Obituary: Cleve Van Dyke Traughber

1937 – 2017

Cleve Traughber

Cleve Van Dyke Traughber, 80, of La Cañada Flintridge, passed away on Oct. 14 after a short battle with cancer.
Born July 29, 1937, in Hollywood to parents Frank and Mildred Traughber, Cleve began life with a bang as Hollywood’s highest paid actor for his 30-second role opposite Greta Garbo and Charles Boyer in the Academy Award Nominated “Conquest.” Moving from the glitz and glam of Hollywood, the 3-year-old and his family settled in nearby Flintridge (today La Cañada Flintridge), where he was later joined by his younger brother John. Cleve attended La Cañada Elementary School, John Marshall Junior High and La Cañada Middle School, where he met several life-long friends.
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