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.

Noura Mint Seymali to Perform at Caltech

Noura Mint Seymali will perform on Friday, March 10, at 8 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium.
The winner of the 2014 All Africa Music Awards for best female artist, Seymali performs music from across the Sahara and West Africa through the sounds of Moorish griot.
Tickets are $25; youth (high school age and younger) $10. Tickets can be purchased at the Caltech Ticket Office, 101 Winnett Center on the campus of Caltech. Parking for Beckman Auditorium is located at 332 S. Michigan Ave.
For more information, call (626) 395-4652.

Cancer Support Community 25th Annual Angel Gala is April 8

Liz Rusnak Arizmendi

The 25th annual Angel Gala, “Bright Lights, Big City” benefitting Cancer Support Community Pasadena will be held on Saturday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. at downtown Los Angeles’ City Club. The event will feature a reception, dinner, entertainment, silent auction and a live auction. This year’s Angel Award honorees are Liz Rusnak Arizmendi and the Rusnak Auto Group for their generous and consistent support throughout the years.
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Local Woman to Lead Bank’s Trust Businesses

Alma Banuelos

Local resident Alma Banuelos has been promoted and will now head two complementary trust businesses at RBC Wealth Management-U.S. and City National Bank, it has been announced. She is based in City National’s Los Angeles headquarters and reports to Michael Pagano, executive vice president of City National’s Private Banking Division.
Banuelos is responsible for leading RBC’s state-chartered Delaware trust company and the nationally chartered City National trust business. Together, these groups administer significant assets for clients of City National Bank, RBC Wealth Management-U.S. and several other prominent wealth management firms. The groups have expertise in real estate trust management, special needs trust administration and estate settlement. City National partners with individual trustees to deliver the full range of trust services.
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Musical Artist to Perform at Caltech on March 10

Noura Mint Seymali will perform on Friday, March 10, at 8 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium.
The winner of the 2014 All Africa Music Awards for best female artist, Seymali performs music from across the Sahara and West Africa through the sounds of Moorish griot.
Tickets are $25; youth (high school age and younger) $10. Tickets can be purchased at the Caltech Ticket Office, 101 Winnett Center on the campus of Caltech. Parking for Beckman Auditorium is located at 332 S. Michigan Ave.
For more information, call (626) 395-4652.

Colledge Offers Workshop on March 23

Colledge owner , Jenny Umhofer

Colledge — a leading L.A. college admissions consulting firm — is offering a free workshop that takes participants “Inside the Mind of a College Admissions Officer.” The workshop is Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m.
Record numbers of college applicants are getting into college off wait lists. One Ivy League school — Brown University — reported that 12% of its 2015 admitted students started on the wait list. Why? Because more students are deferring admission than ever before. Insider insights like these are critical for students and families thinking about getting into college.
RSVP for the workshop by calling (626) 344-0332 or go to thecolledge.org/workshops. Colledge is located at 12. S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena.

USC-VHH Women’s Council Hosting St. Patrick’s Day

The USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Women’s Council is hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Happy Hour on Friday, March 17, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the hospital’s council rooms.
Proceeds will benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that is slated to open later this year.
“Come and join us for a safe, fun and tasty St. Patrick’s Day celebration,” an event spokesperson said. “Everyone is welcome. We hope that you can all join us and we thank you for your support.”
Tickets are $17 and include two drink tickets and appetizers.
For more information or to RSVP, email barbara.jordan@vhh.usc.edu or call (818) 952-2226.

Dignity Health Awards $125K to Charities

Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center recently awarded $125,000 to five community organizations and their accountable care communities. As in past years, GMH awards grants to organizations partnering together to respond to needs identified in the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment.
In order of ranked concern the needs are: mental health; obesity; substance abuse; diabetes; cardiovascular disease; cancer; stroke; infectious disease; and sexual health/sexually transmitted infections.
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GAMC Center to Address High Obesity Rates

Glendale Adventist Medical Center was recently awarded a grant from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health with funding from the California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The grant will support the Champions for Change: Healthy Communities Initiative, which aims to reduce the prevalence of obesity among low-income Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education eligible populations by providing nutrition education; physical activity promotion; and working to create healthier environments for low-income individuals and families where they live, learn, work, play, pray and shop.
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