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 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 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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ALF Stages ‘Charlie Brown’ March 3

Photo by Mary Emily Myers / Outlook

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.

LCF Educational Foundation Spring Gala is March 4

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Sunyoung Fahimi, Laura Buchanan, Kirsten Newquist, Betsy Asher Hall, Gina Ricci, Mary McMullin, Josh Epstein, Stephanie Fossan, Caroline Anderson, Claudia Dietrich-Joe, Adrineh Ghazarian, Deborah Weirick and Marilyn Yang were last year’s committee members who enjoyed the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation Spring Gala. This year’s annual fundraiser, with the theme “Moonlight in Morocco,” will be held Saturday evening, March 4, at Pasadena’s Langham Huntington hotel. The event, which supports LCUSD schools, is widely regarded as the premier LCF social event of the year, with nearly 700 guests in attendance. Weirick will be honored with the prestigious LCFEF Spirit of Outstanding Service Award for her long-standing commitment to LCUSD schools and the community. For more information, tickets or questions, visit, call (818) 952-4268 or e-mail