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 colapublib.org/libs/lacanada.

USC-VHH CEO Honored

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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LCHS Home Tour April 27

Photo courtesy Jennifer Fox
La Cañada High School Home Tour committee members include Mindy DiPaolo (7/8 PTA president), Gillan Abercrombie Frame (co-chair), Suzanne Jensen (co-chair) and Lisa Dick
(9-12 PTA president).

Suzanne Jensen and Gillan Abercrombie Frame are co-chairing this year’s La Cañada High School 7/8 and 9-12 PTA Home Tour. This committee has been planning for months five ways to participate and enjoy the biggest fundraiser for the schools.
Besides touring four unique homes from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3:30-6 p.m. on Friday, April 27, ticketholders can enjoy lunch at event sponsor Los Gringos Locos and other local favorites, including Honeybird, Penelope’s and Sakura. Continue reading “LCHS Home Tour April 27”

Obituary: D. Allen Lund

D. Allen Lund
D. Allen Lund

D. Allen Lund, a community pillar and noted philanthropist, has died following a brief battle with cancer. He was 77.
Allen died Saturday morning at his home in Pasadena with his large family at his bedside and a small choir of Carmelite Sisters singing around him.
In the hours before his death, he was asked by a grandchild how he was. His response, “Wonderful.” Allen’s tremendous life and peaceful death were exactly that, wonderful by any measure. His was a life rich in family, faith and successes.
He leaves behind his adored wife of 57 years, Kathleen “Kathie” Lund. The couple had six children: David Lund, Kenneth Lund, Edward Lund, Natalie (Lund) Peterson, Anna (Lund) Clapp, and Christina (Lund) Doerfler and their spouses.
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Special Blessing at Dignity Health

In commemoration of Good Friday, His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, led a special service and blessing for the patients, staff and community members at Dignity Health — Glendale Memorial Hospital. He also visited the NICU and blessed newborn baby, Sawyer, and mother Laura Wright.

Flintridge Bookstore Celebrates Independent Bookstore Day April 28

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse celebrates Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with activities for all ages. The event includes a reading in conjunction with National Poetry Month and author appearances in conjunction with Earth Day, plus other author signings and special story times with visits from therapy and rescue dogs. The store is also having a book drive for La Cañada Flintridge elementary school libraries. There will be lots of giveaways and a drawing to win a tote bag full of books.
Independent Bookstore Day is a nationwide event created in 2015 to show support for local booksellers and a special time for them to reach out to their communities. Approximately 500 bookstores throughout the country have events planned for this celebration.
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd.

Door of Hope Announces New Board Members

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Door of Hope has announced that two La Cañada Flintridge residents — Camilla Hartman and Kay Wolking — have been elected to the Pasadena-based organization’s board of directors. Additionally, local resident Steve Lazarian Jr. has become Door of Hope’s new board president.
Door of Hope is a Christ-centered, nonprofit organization that helps families and children experiencing homelessness rebuild their lives by helping families find jobs, receive “financial literacy” and budgeting skills, and provide children with daily homework assistance and tutoring to help them develop academically and socially.
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FMWD Says Thanks for Conservation During Pipeline Work

Foothill Municipal Water District received an outstanding public response from customers refraining from outdoor water use to accommodate the inspection of an imported water pipeline.
The inspection covered about 10,000 feet of pipeline starting near the Rose Bowl and ending in La Cañada Flintridge. From March 19-23, a robot used high-definition cameras and electromagnetic sensors to measure the steel wall thickness of the pipe and log other data points as it traveled.
“The results from the inspection will better inform our Capital Improvement Program moving forward,” stated General Manager Nina Jazmadarian. “Ensuring the reliability of our pipelines through planned maintenance and rehabilitation will be less costly than an emergency repair.”
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