Lions Club Student Speech Contest Feb. 5

The San Marino Griffins Lions Club and the San Marino High School Leo Club will sponsor a student speaker contest on Feb. 5, from 1-4 p.m. at Crowell Public Library. Students from all local public and private high schools are encouraged to participate. Each year a different subject is selected by the Lion Multiple District Four Student Speaker Committee. This year’s participants will address the topic: “Is the Right to Privacy a Threat to Our National Security?” Continue reading “Lions Club Student Speech Contest Feb. 5”

HMS ‘Boogie Bowling Bash’ on Feb. 11

Photo courtesy Huntington Middle School
HMS Parent Party committee members met recently to discuss the upcoming plans, including (front row, from left) co-chair Linda Gutierrez, Leslee Talt, Kathleen Duncan, Amanda Horton, Kim Spindler, Jackie Liao, Debi Cribbs and co-chair Laurie Modean. Back: Sandra Chen, Araceli Ventura, Denise Sun, Claudia Boles and Anne Gill.

Friends of Foster Children Hosts Fundraiser

Friends of Foster Children will host its fundraising luncheon on Saturday, March 25, at the Monrovia Community Center. The luncheon is open to members of the community.
To continue its 40th anniversary celebration, the luncheon will transport guests back to 1976 when Friends of Foster Children began. Tickets are $38 per person. There will be themed entertainment, raffle prizes, and information about FOFC and its programs. Continue reading “Friends of Foster Children Hosts Fundraiser”

New TAVR Procedure Helps Heart Patients at Glendale Adventist Medical Center

Dr. Eli Capouya (front row, from left), cardiothoracic surgery, and Dr. Harry Balian, interventional cardiology. Back: Dr. Sanjay Sharma, interventional cardiology; Dr. Joseph Bornheimer, interventional cardiology; Leslie Williams, Valve Clinic coordinator; Dr. Amir Rafie, interventional cardiology; and Dr. Armin Kiankhooy, cardiothoracic surgery.

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Americana at Brand Kicks Off Lunar New Year on Feb. 4

The Americana at Brand kicks off the Year of the Rooster on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 2-5 p.m. Presented by Capital One, the festivities will begin with a parade around the shopping center followed by cultural onstage performances, lion dances, a 10-person dragon, stilt walkers, acrobats, and arts and crafts.
The event will conclude with a special performance by Culture Shock L.A. Traditional Asian food vendors include Cloud Food Creations, Belly Bombz, Nitro-Pop, the Ensaymada Project and Coco Fresh Tea & Juice.
Guests will receive lucky red envelopes from the God of Wealth that contains cash, prizes and more.

Costumes and dragons brightened last year’s Lunar New Year celebration at the Americana at Brand.

Admission is free, but some activities require a ticket(s). Tickets are sold for $1 each. Prices for food vendors vary.
For more information, visit Ameri­canaAtBrand.com.

Coldwell Banker Gives Back to Community

On behalf of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Community Foundation, Kathy Seuylemezian (fourth from right) recently presented $5,000 to Josh Epstein and Marilyn Yang of the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation. Pictured are LCFEF Executive Director Yang, Tim Drummond, LCFEF President Epstein, Erik Larsen, Doug Drummond, Seuylemezian, Bettina Rosenfeld, Jo Von Tiehl and Michelle Chen. For more than a century, Coldwell Banker has been committed to improving the world where its agents live and work. Its sales associates are passionate about making a difference in their own communities.

Talk on Camellias at Descanso Gardens on Feb. 2

The Pacific Camellia Society kicks off its 2017 series of meetings with speaker Tom Nuccio of Nuccio’s Nursery 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, at Descanso Gardens.

Tom Nuccio of Nuccio’s Nursery in Altadena holds one of his prize-winning camellias. Nuccio will speak at the Pacific Camellia Society meeting in Descanso Gardens at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4.

In addition to being a humorous, enthusiastic speaker, Nuccio brings a vast array of beautiful blossoming camellia plants to talk about at the meeting. Many of the camellia plants are donated to the society for raffling off to the audience at the end of the meeting. Nuccio will be available to answer questions about growing camellias.