St. Bede Hosts Archdiocesan ICF Installation

Pictured are (from left) ICF Grand President Leonard Zosowski, from Bakersfield; L.A. Regional Vice President Al Restivo, who served as event chairman; and state Sen. Anthony Portantino, who is an active member of Branch 374 at St. Bede.

Officers and members from 20 branches of the Italian Catholic Federation organization throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles gathered for a special Mass and Installation of Officers at St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church in La Cañada Flintridge recently.
About 150 ICF members throughout Los Angeles, San Gabriel, San Fernando and Santa Barbara/Ventura regions participated. The Los Angeles Archdiocese District Council, led by Patricia Mages, is comprised of four regions. The Installation was followed by a special luncheon held in the Parish Hall. St. Bede’s Msgr. Antonio Cacciapuoti, who is archdiocesan director of the organization, celebrated the Mass and participated in the installation.
ICF is a charitable organization based in Oakland, with branches in California, Arizona and Chicago.

Flintridge Guild of CHLA Installs New Officers

Michelle Sabourin, Randy Stanislawski, Debbie Post, Patti Kriste, Juliet Cullen and Delia Cotter comprise the newly installed 2017-18 executive board for the Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital.

The Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital recently installed its new executive board at its annual Installation Luncheon. The executive board consists of President Debbie Post, Vice President-Benefit Michelle Sabourin, Vice President-Membership Kathy Kovalcik, recording secretary Delia Cotter, treasurer Randy Stanislawski and past President Juliet Cullen. The Guild was happy to welcome Laura Buchanan and Sandy Ahn as active members.
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Foothill Water District Opens Student Art Contest

Foothill Municipal Water District is conducting its sixth annual K-12 student art contest with the theme of competition adhering to the phrase “Water Is Life.” This is a fun, educational project that serves to inspire student creativity and the stewardship of our precious water resources.
The contest is open to all K-12 students attending a school located within the Foothill MWD service area. This includes schools located within La Crescenta-Montrose, the city of La Cañada Flintridge and Altadena.
All art entries for the art contest will be separated into three groups (grades K-3, 4-6 and 7-12) before judging. The grand prize winning entry for each group will receive $100 for the student and a $50 gift card for the sponsoring teacher.
This event is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and all winning entries will be submitted to MWD for a second round of competition to be included in the 2018 “Water Is Life” Student Artwork Calendar.
Deadline for entries is Monday, April 3, including postmarked submissions. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of Foothill MWD. For further information, visit and click on “Student Art Contest Information” on the main page.

LCF Chamber of Commerce Kicks Off Internship 2017

The kick-off assembly for the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce Summer Internship Program for sophomores and juniors was held at La Cañada High School Auditorium recently.
Eddie Lund, one of the vice presidents of the Allen Lund Co., and Pat Anderson, CEO of the LCF Chamber of Commerce, presented information to the crowd of interested students. Connor Thomas, the “Top Intern” of 2016, recounted his experiences at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and encouraged students to apply for an intern position.
Participating organizations for the 2017 summer include: Allen Lund Company, Citizens Business Bank, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, city of La Cañada Flintridge, and YMCA of the Foothills. Students who are selected to be interns will work Monday through Thursday, six hours per day, from June 19-July 27.
Students work daily on projects specifically designed to make a positive impact on their selected company and in the larger community. Interns will earn $1,200 scholarships after completing their assignments and attending several city and chamber events. They also will prepare a public presentation highlighting their work history and project, with the best presenter receiving the title of “Top Intern” and an additional $800, awarded at the chamber’s annual Gala and Installation dinner.
The application is available to La Cañada High School juniors and sophomores on the Naviance website under “Scholarship List.” Applications also are available on the chamber website:, or contact Pat Anderson at; (818) 790-4289.

Sierra Club to Feature Ecuador Traveler

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group will feature Karine Armen’s “Ecuador,” on Tuesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Public Library in La Crescenta, 2809 Foothill Blvd.
Armen, an adventurer and photographer, has been traveling the world for the last 20 years. Recently, she visited Ecuador in March and in June of 2016, where she studied Spanish and learned about the culture. Photos of Quito and Cuenca will be shown as well as those of the nature preserve Cajas National Park. Armen’s interests span not only degrees in photography but also social work.
The program begins following the club’s Conservation and Outings news. It is free, everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.

Laudeman Fares Well in Shooting Championship

San Marino native Brett Laudeman, a junior at Clemson University, competed in the California State Sporting Clays Championship held at Triple B Clays in El Monte. Among very tough professional and state-level competitors, Laudeman completed the three-day event and earned first in prelims and first HOA (high overall) in Class B shooting with a Beretta Dt 11.

Brett Laudeman, center, competed in the California State Sporting Clays Championship.

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Mayfield Senior School Annual Benefit is March 4

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Mayfield Senior School volunteers preparing for the school’s annual benefit on March 4 include (front row, from left) Andrea Zaninovich Bland, Becky Sarni, Chelisa Vagim and Cheryl Smith. Back: Ruth Pasqualetto, Laurie Yockey, Rebecca Pottmeyer Reed, Ana Raptis, Karen Enzminger and Lisa Weithas.

Mayfield Senior School will be transformed into a Moroccan Marrakesh on Saturday evening, March 4, as hundreds gather for the school’s annual benefit. This mystical event will feature entertainment, dancing, auctions and more. The benefit is spearheaded by Chelisa Vagim, chair; Becky Sarni and Ruth Pasqualetto, auction chairs; Laurie Yockey and Andrea Zaninovich Bland, advertising chairs; Cheryl Smith, Rebecca Pottmeyer Reed and Lisa Weithas, decoration chairs.

Foothill Family Receives Grant From Kaiser

Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center awarded a $10,000 grant to Foothill Family, headquartered in Pasadena. The grant provides essential counseling and support services for children and families (i.e. under/uninsured) whose behaviors make them prone to higher rates of mental illness.
“Foothill Family is deeply committed to empowering children and their families to overcome challenges and achieve success in relationships, school and work,” said Steve Allen, Foothill Family’s CEO. “Receiving a grant from this generous foundation reinforces our belief that strong families are the cornerstones of thriving communities. It all starts with family.”
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Foothill Family Hosts Preview Party for Masked Ball Benefit

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Annelise Dachel (from left) and Vivian Godoy Rodriguez, co-chairs of the upcoming Friends of Foothill Family Benefit, are joined by the organization President Nicole Adrien in preparation for the annual fundraiser, scheduled for March 18.

The Friends of Foothill Family hosted a preview event to generate excitement for their annual benefit, the Black & White Masked Ball, to be held Saturday, March 18, at the California Club in downtown Los Angeles. The preview, held at a private home in Pasadena, included displays of handmade masks by a local artist as well as a silent auction to initiate online bidding.
More than 40 community members attended the pre-gala festivities in the lead up to Foothill Family’s annual gala, which raises unrestricted funds for the organization’s life-changing programs and services aimed at empowering families and strengthening communities.

ALF Stages ‘Charlie Brown’ March 3

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Assistance League Flintridge’s ALFie Co. players include assistant drama director Greta Taylor (front row, from left), Allison Ingrassia, Hannah Pitney, Lauren Larson, Sienna Rangel, Colin Melillo and drama director Katelyn Fike. Back: Madeline Picha, Marina Muvadian, Michael Lea, Raya Koening and Mitchell Doom.