Americana at Brand to Award Scholarships; Apply Now

The Spirit of American Youth Scholarship presented by Caruso’s the Americana at Brand in Glendale, will be awarded to two graduating high school seniors who reside in or attend a public or private school in the San Fernando or San Gabriel valleys. Qualifying students are those who exhibit academic potential and provide examples of how they’ve contributed to the betterment of their communities. The value of each scholarship is $10,000.
All completed Spirit of American Youth Scholarship applications with essays and teacher recommendation forms must be submitted in person by April 30 to Concierge Services, 889 Americana Way, Suite 330, in Glendale. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by June 1. Scholarship recipients will be announced in August with recipients honored at a special luncheon at the Americana at Brand.
For more information, visit americanaatbrand.com.

PAL to Host Golden Badge Awards Dinner on March 30

Steve Brockmeyer

The Pasadena Police Activities League will hold its 15th annual Golden Badge Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 30, at the Pasadena Convention Center. This year’s commemorative “Through the Years” event, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of PAL, will honor Steve Brockmeyer of Bolton & Co. with the Golden Badge Award for his commitment to supporting the youth of Pasadena.
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SADA and Children’s Hospital Receive Innovation Awards

Dr. Thomas Lee

SADA Systems has been named a recipient of Microsoft’s 2017 Health Innovation Awards for a pioneering telemedicine project implemented with the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group. The initiative, led by Dr. Thomas Lee, director of the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, delivers remote training for eye surgeons in Armenia in partnership with the Armenian EyeCare Project. The goal is to help reduce rates of infant blindness, which occurs three times as often in Armenia as in the United States and other Western countries.
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New Board Members Join Cancer Support Community

Cancer Support Community Pasadena recently elected three new members — Megan Reed, Bradley Talt and Charles Wood — to serve on its board of directors.
“I am excited to welcome them to the board of directors,” said Michael Healy, president of the organization’s board. “Each of them brings a passion for the work of CSCP and a desire to continue to strengthen our programs and services for individuals facing cancer.”
Reed currently serves as the executive director of the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation, which provides programs and services to at-risk youth in 17 youth centers throughout Los Angeles County. In 2013, Reed served as campaign manager for the Rose Bowl Legacy Connections Campaign, for the renovation of the Rose Bowl Stadium. A 1985 graduate of the University of Virginia, Reed lives in Pasadena and has three children, Chase, Blake and Lindsay. “As a breast cancer survivor, I am eager to serve on CSCP’s board to help expand our reach and enhance our programs for individuals impacted by cancer,” said Reed.
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Huntington Hospital Named One of America’s 50 Best

Huntington Hospital has received the Healthgrades 2017 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for the fourth year in a row. The distinction makes Huntington Hospital among the top 1% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
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Huntington Hospital Newborns Are Focus of Heart Health

Dr. Nikhil Daga, a board-certified interventional cardiologist at Huntington Hospital, is pictured with newborn Olivia, highlighting the importance of heart health, even at the first moments of life.

Huntington Hospital has collaborated with the American Heart Association to provide every baby born at the hospital with a red onesie as a symbol of heart health and encouragement for a healthy future.  Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, more than all forms of cancer combined.  That means many of the women in these babies’ lives — their moms, sisters, grandmas or aunts —could be affected by heart disease.

Museique Board Adds Members

Tammy Godley and Emily Wang have been elected to Muse/ique’s board, it has been announced.
“Tammy and Emily are two dynamic women who profoundly inspire me,” said Muse/ique Artistic Director Rachael Worby. “In each of their professional lives and in their volunteer work, they are addressing vital issues of equity and access in our community. Their values are well aligned with those of Muse/ique and I know we will benefit from our collaboration with these deservedly well-respected leaders.”
Godley is a litigation partner with Munger, Tolles & Olson, and handles complex business litigation disputes and specializes in entertainment litigation and advising. She serves as counsel to the major studios, networks, recording companies and music publishers, including Turner Broadcasting, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Warner Music Group and more. Godley has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA. In 2012, she received a California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Award for her representation of Warner Bros. in its highly publicized dispute with Charlie Sheen.
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Pasadena Symphony Plays the European Masters

Principal guest conductor Nicholas McGegan returns to lead the Pasadena Symphony at Ambassador Auditorium on Saturday, March 18, with a European tour of musical masterpieces, featuring Felix Mendelssohn’s “Scottish Symphony,” inspired by the picturesque and romantic landscapes of the north and Schubert’s “Overture in the Italian Style.” Virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine will transport the audience with Mozart’s Turkish Violin Concerto No. 5 with performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Continue reading “Pasadena Symphony Plays the European Masters”

Hillside Physical Therapy Ribbon-Cutting

The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting at Hillside Physical Therapy. Allen Minassian (holding scissors), was joined by community leaders and LCF’s Royal Court to celebrate the opening of the new practice located at 1434 Foothill Blvd., Suite D. For more information on Chamber membership or to view the Chamber of Commerce’s full listing of events, visit lacanadaflintridge.com.

Devil’s Gate Wrestling Opens Spring Sign-Ups

Devil’s Gate Wrestling Club is opening its spring session sign-ups this Friday, March 3, at 5:30 p.m., and invites all to learn the fundamentals of wrestling, prepare for high school competition and participate in club tournaments.
There will be more information and sign-ups held at La Cañada High School South Gym Wrestling Room at the evening session. The spring session starts March 6 and is open to boys and girls of all abilities, grades 4-12.
Wrestling combines the camaraderie of a team sport with the focus and discipline of individual competition. The Devil’s Gate club teaches that the wrestling mat is a great way to build self-reliance and confidence, with a path to success for kids of all backgrounds and sizes.
For more information, email devilsgatewrestling@gmail.com or call (626) 827-7375.