Friends in Deed Women’s Room Fundraiser for Homeless Women

Local residents Monica Hubbard, Jackie Knowles and Aubin Wilson are members of the All Saints Women’s Community (the founding group of the Women’s Room), which is being honored at the 10th anniversary fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Pasadena’s Brookside Golf Club.
Local residents Monica Hubbard, Jackie Knowles and Aubin Wilson are members of the All Saints Women’s Community (the founding group of the Women’s Room), which is being honored at the 10th anniversary fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Pasadena’s Brookside Golf Club.

A group of local women in 2007, with an invitation from Friends in Deed, opened the Women’s Room, a daytime refuge for women who are alone and homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, many of the original group will be joined by a host of new supporters and friends for a 10th anniversary celebration fundraiser at Brookside Golf Club’s Mediterranean Room adjacent to the Rose Bowl. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $50.

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Obituary: Sally (Hathaway) Lewis Horner

Sally Lewis Horner
Sally Lewis Horner

Jan. 7, 1936 — Jan. 24, 2017

Sally Lewis Horner passed away quietly after a 10-year struggle with dementia, surrounded by her family, on Jan. 24, just two weeks after her 81st birthday. Sally was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Jan. 7, 1936, the daughter of Janet Fraser Lewis and Mahlon E. Lewis. She was raised in Ben Avon Heights, a small community south of Pittsburgh. Sally graduated from Winchester-Thurston School after which she matriculated at Connecticut College for Women in New London, Conn. The summer following her freshman year she met the love of her life, Michael H. Horner, who had just finished his freshman year at Cornell University. Sally graduated in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree in Western European History. Continue reading “Obituary: Sally (Hathaway) Lewis Horner”

Girl Scouts Say ‘Thanks’ to Police

Photo courtesy Troop 3671 Huntington Middle School’s Cadette Girl Scout Troop 3671 recently dropped by the San Marino Police Department to say “thank you” to Chief John Incontro and his police staff for the great work they did during last week’s school lockdown. The Girl Scouts brought baked goods for the staff. From left are Incontro, Olivia Lee, Nicola Iannelli, Megan Gautereaux, Malia Rose, Vahini Garimella, Leia Sun, Emma Cates and Sgt. Aaron Blonde. Not pictured: Ali Rubin.

Havner Joins Huntington Hospital Board of Directors

Ron Havner

San Marino resident Ron Havner has been elected to Huntington Hospital’s board of directors, it was announced this week.
Havner serves as chairman and CEO of Public Storage, the largest self-storage company in the world. He joined Public Storage in 1986 and has held a variety of senior management positions until his appointment as CEO in 2002.
He is also a director of PS Business Parks Inc., AvalonBay Communities Inc. and California Resources Corporation. In addition, Havner is the former chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.
He and his wife LeeAnn, who have three grown children, have worked closely with Huntington Hospital through the years, including supporting the expansion of the Emergency and Trauma Center and participation in the Fall Food and Wine Festival.
“The challenges facing healthcare and nonprofit hospitals require strong, dynamic leadership,” said Stephen A. Ralph, Huntington Hospital’s president and CEO. “Ron … will bring great expertise to the Huntington Hospital board, as we continue to provide high quality, compassionate care to our community.”

Junior League’s Little Black Dress Program to Fight Poverty

The Junior League of Pasadena will hold its weeklong poverty awareness campaign from Monday, Feb. 6, to Friday, Feb. 10. Many JLP members will wear a single black dress or black ensemble to work each day to illustrate the effects poverty can have on a woman’s access to resources, confidence and opportunities.
This low-cost operation will raise awareness among JLP members and the public about the work being done to support and develop the potential of women by initiating conversations with colleagues, family and friends. Beyond seeing people at their places of work and in the community, these members will be documenting the emotions and tribulations that this project brings up through their individual social media outlets using the #TheLBDI and #JLPLBDI.
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Kidspace Bets on Vegas Theme Benefit Feb. 4

The Circle of Friends is planning a “Vegas Baby!”-themed benefit on Saturday, Feb. 4, to support Kidspace Children’s Museum. The benefit will be held at a local country club where guests will be treated to dinner, dancing and a live auction.
“This year, we are celebrating the city that never sleeps with ‘Vegas Baby!’” said Circle of Friends President Tricia Nur. “Every year we aim to celebrate Kidspace with an epic event and this year is no different. The benefit chairs, Kate Kohorst and Ellie Richardson, are working incredibly hard along with their committees to ensure everyone who walks in the door feels like a high roller. We have live and silent auction items, one-of-a-kind entertainment and incredible patron support. It will be a night to remember.”
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Methodist Hospital Rated Among Top 2% in Nation

Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia recently received two honors from Medicare and from the SafeCare Group for outstanding patient safety and overall hospital quality.
In December, Methodist Hospital was one of only six hospitals in California — and the only hospital in Los Angeles County — to be recognized by Medicare with five stars, Medicare’s highest award for overall hospital quality. In January, Methodist Hospital was named for the third consecutive year by the SafeCare Group as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country for patient safety.
“We are honored to receive these prestigious rankings,” said Dan Ausman, Methodist Hospital president and CEO. “We sincerely appreciate the efforts of our doctors, nurses and staff for helping Methodist Hospital earn this well-deserved recognition for providing excellent patient care.”

Turtle Island Quartet to Perform at Caltech on Feb. 11

The Turtle Island Quartet with special guest Cyrus Chestnut will present a program titled “Jelly, Rags & Monk” on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium.
This Grammy Award-winning quartet is joined by jazz pianist Chestnut for a program of jazz and classical traditions from Jelly Roll Morton to Thelonious Monk.
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Sierra Club to Present ‘Chimps in Uganda’ Feb. 14

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group will introduce Sierra Club members Joe Young and Gayle Taylor, who will present “Investigating Threats to Chimps in Uganda,” on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Los Angeles County Public Library.
Young and Taylor will share experiences of the Earthwatch Expedition to the Budongo Forest Reserve, the largest remaining tropical rainforest in East Africa. Their program describes daily activities in the forest, the tracking of chimps and monkeys, discovery of illegal snares and destructive activities. Interviews with local villagers will offer farming alternatives and assistance providing medicine to farm animals.
Included will be a weekend visit to Murchison Falls and scenes from Entebbe and Kampala, Uganda.
The program begins following the Conservation and Outings news. It is a free event and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Wayne Fisher, program chair at (818) 353-4181. The La Crescenta library is located at 2809 Foothill Blvd.

USC-VHH Hosts Seminar on Caring for One With Alzheimer’s

The USC Verdugo Hills Hospital’s Women’s Council is hosting a special seminar on “How to Communicate With Your Loved One With Memory Loss” on Thursday, Feb. 9.
The luncheon and program, to be held in Council Room A/B at USC-VHH, will feature Susan Howland, the director of Caregiver & Community Education for Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles, and Becky Happach, a community liaison for Home Care Assistance.
Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program at noon. The cost is $15; payment must be made before prior to the event. For information, call Barbara Jordan at (818) 952-2226 or email to Barbara.jordan@vhh.usc.edu.