LCHS Swept Up in National Walkout

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Senior Ethan Crane tells his peers that they’re there together “to honor the 17 lives lost during the Parkland shooting and to honor all victims of gun violence — not with thoughts and prayers, but with action!”

Sara Kahn was moved by the sight of so many students spilling out of classrooms and into the La Cañada High School quad at 10 a.m. Wednesday. They arrived in bunches, some toting signs, the majority of them wearing orange, the color a symbol of what hunters wear to protect themselves from being shot at by other hunters. Continue reading “LCHS Swept Up in National Walkout”

USC-VHH Births a New Addition: a NICU

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USC Verdugo Hills Hospital CEO Keith Hobbs shows off one of the six private NICU rooms, where a NICVIEW online camera system will allow family members to see newborns receiving care.

Within a matter of days, USC Verdugo Hill Hospital is expecting clearance to begin delivering on-site neonatal intensive care in a new unit that will feature specialized staff and equipment to treat ill or premature newborns. Continue reading “USC-VHH Births a New Addition: a NICU”

NCL Senior Presentation Ball

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Debutantes presented at the Glendale Area Chapter of National Charity League’s 2018 Presentation Ball Saturday night include (front row, from left) Rebecca Klein, Julianne Lauenstein, Kamryn Creighton, Emily Clarkson, Holly Stoner, Melissa Klein, Kelly Steele, Katherine Smersfelt, Saira Singh and Lindsay Skarupa. Back: Eleanor Fausett, Abigail Frederich, Averi Suk, Olivia Strauss, Sarah Ann Settles, Georgia Cervenka, Chloe Kerstein, Leah Nagel, Emma Aitelli, Ella Romero and Isabela Apodaca.

Orthopaedic Guild Plans Fundraisers

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Those gathered at the La Canada-Flintridge Orthopaedic Guild meeting include (seated) Marilyn Center (standing from left), Danielle Barrios, OIC’s assistant director of Volunteer Services and Community Services; Marianne Jennings, LCFOG vice president; Caryl Pettit; and Mary Beth Perrine, OIC senior director of Development and Community Outreach.

La Canada-Flintridge Orthopaedic Guild members recently met to discuss two upcoming fundraisers: a night out for dinner at Mijares Restaurant on Tuesday, March 20, and the annual Book and Author Luncheon in October. Continue reading “Orthopaedic Guild Plans Fundraisers”

Girl Scouts Dedicate Gold Projects to Door of Hope

Allison Budde and Alexandra Ehrhart selected Door of Hope to complete their Girls Scouts Gold Award projects, refurbishing several rooms to improve the feeling at the Pasadena nonprofit organization that cares for homeless families.

A pair of local Girl Scouts recently dedicated their Gold Award projects to refurbishing key spaces at Door of Hope, a nonprofit organization in Pasadena that takes in homeless families and gives them a temporary place to stay and helps them get back on their feet to find employment and permanent housing.
With help from Megan Katerjian, Door of Hope’s executive director, and Maggie Niewoehner, the manager of donor relations, La Cañada Flintridge residents Allison Budde and Alexandra Ehrhart identified their projects and then got to work.
Budde refurbished an upstairs area that serves as an office and meeting space for staff and potential donors. 
“The room was very dark, cluttered and overall just a depressing room to be in,” Budde said. “It only has one window, so it doesn’t have a lot of natural light.”
She’s developed an affinity for decorating rooms, she said, because of her participation as a part of the Junior Room Crew for the LCF-based organization Once Upon a Room, which goes to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to decorate the rooms of sick kids with things they like to lift their spirits.
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Dignity Health Center Renames Plaza for Donor

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Wayne Herron, vice president of philanthropy, Glendale Memorial Health Foundation, and Julie Sprengel, senior vice president of operations Dignity Health Southern California and interim chief executive of Glendale Memorial meet with Martha and David Ho of the S.H. Ho Foundation, which donated $2.5 million to the hospital.

Dignity Health — Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center has received a $2.5 million gift from the S.H. Ho Foundation. In honor of the generous contribution, Glendale Memorial Hospital’s Laurel Plaza, located in the center of the campus, will be renamed the S.H. Ho Plaza.
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