A World War II veteran will speak about his service at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at Crowell Public Library on behalf of the San Marino Historical Society.
Veteran Jeff Arnett, 92, will talk about his service in Asia during the war, including a three-week flight from the U.S. to India, his service in Burma (now Myanmar) and China and crossing the infamous and dangerous “Hump,” a name given by Allied pilots to the eastern end of the Himalayan mountains over which they flew military transport aircraft to aid Chinese forces. Continue reading “WWII Vet to Speak at Crowell Library Feb. 27”
Longtime local resident Tim Sloan, Wells Fargo’s CEO and president, will be the featured speaker at San Marino City Club’s Feb. 21 dinner meeting, it has been announced.
Sloan became CEO in October 2016 and also serves on Wells Fargo’s Board of Directors as well as being a member of the company’s operating and management committees.
“Mr. Sloan is uniquely situated to discuss the meeting’s topic: ‘A CEO Perspective on the Financial Services Industry,’” a City Club spokesperson said. “His experience in all aspects of banking, both wholesale and retail, will provide insights into broader financial and economic issues.” Continue reading “Sloan to Speak at City Club on Feb. 21”
The Huntington Library announced recently that it has acquired a unique 10-volume edition of “The Life and Writings of John Muir” that incorporates 260 original photographs — most by Herbert W. Gleason, a nature photographer who inspired the work of Ansel Adams. The items were purchased at the Huntington’s 20th annual Library Collectors’ Council meeting held in January.
The Council also purchased “A Monograph on the Genus Camellia,” an outsize volume containing sumptuous hand-colored aquatint plates after watercolors by Clara Maria Pope, one of a small number of women in England who pursued an artistic career in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Additional purchases included manuscripts by a close member of Galileo’s circle and by an American Revolutionary War officer, as well as a genealogical roll of arms from the Elizabethan era.
“During the past two decades, the Library Collectors’ Council has helped us acquire more than 100 significant items — including rare books, individual manuscripts, archival collections and photographs — and spent nearly $3.9 million doing so,” said David Zeidberg, Avery director of the Library at the Huntington. “We are enormously grateful to the Council for their generous support over the years.”
For more information, visit huntington.org.
The Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation will unveil its new exhibition on Feb. 14, titled “The Legacy of Frank Lanterman (1901-1981).”
The exhibition will give insight into the multi-faceted life of this famous La Cañada Flintridge resident. From his early days as a musician and political activist to his 28-year term in the California State Assembly, Lanterman was always a champion for the local community.
He was born on Nov. 4, 1901 to Roy Stanley Lanterman, a physician, and his wife, Emily Constance Lanterman. Frank and his brother Lloyd enjoyed hunting and fishing trips with their father into the local mountains, family outings to the beach and country picnics. Both Lanterman boys developed a great interest in cars and other forms of transportation. They graduated from Glendale High School and attended USC. Frank, who studied the pipe organ at USC, never graduated. Instead, he began a musical career, playing the organ in silent-movie theaters, both locally and abroad. Continue reading “Lanterman Museum to Unveil New ‘Legacy’ Exhibition”
More than 1,600 babies in Los Angeles will receive a little red hat in February as part of the American Heart Association’s new “Little Hats, Big Hearts” program aimed at promoting healthy babies and moms.
The program launches in L.A. this year and engages volunteers to knit or crochet red hats for babies born in February, in celebration of Heart Month.
As part of the collaborative program with the Children’s Heart Foundation, sponsored locally by Union Bank, babies born in February at participating hospitals will receive a red baby hat. Continue reading “‘Little Hats, Big Hearts’ Promotes Healthy Babies, Moms”
Envison Consulting, a local nonprofit search and consulting firm, along with sponsors Bolton Insurance and Missionwell, hosted its third successful nonprofit board matchmaking mixer recently in Pasadena.
A total of 19 selected nonprofits from around the Pasadena area, such as Foothill Family, L.A. Arboretum and Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena highlighted their services and board opportunities to more than 40 professionals seeking volunteer opportunities.
“So many of our nonprofit clients and community partners are always looking for qualified board members. We’re happy to create an atmosphere where they can build their boards with ease,” said Partner Matt Kamin. “Bringing together nonprofits with members of the community allows Envision to take an active role in building capacity for nonprofits of all missions and sizes.”
On average, Envision’s nonprofit board matchmaking mixer generates about one to three board members for five nonprofit and builds important connections for everyone that attends.
“We plan to host more board matchmaking mixers throughout the Los Angeles area this year,” added Partner Allison Fuller. “We hope that the mixers are just the launching points for nonprofits and professionals to build solid relationships that benefit our community as a whole.”
For those interested in learning more about the board matchmaking mixers, go to envisionnonprofit.com/board-matchmaking.
Local resident Bill Thomson was presented with the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center Champion Award in front of nearly 100 attendees at the Rose Bowl’s Terry Donahue Pavilion recently. The award is given annually to a person who has “shown outstanding dedication and leadership in support of the RBAC and its programs to serve all ages, all abilities and all members of our diverse communities,” according to a spokesperson.
Thomson, a long-time RBAC volunteer and leader, was presented the award by John Naber, a 1976 Olympic gold medalist swimmer who is also a member of the RBAC Founding Board of Directors. Continue reading “Thomson Receives Rose Bowl Aquatics Center Award”