LCF Golfer Makes History in Walker Cup Win

Photo courtesy USGA / Chris Keane
Collin Morikawa, a 2015 graduate of La Cañada High School, plays his second shot on the 14th hole during singles at the 2017 Walker Cup at the Los Angeles Country Club on Sunday.

La Cañada Flintridge native Collin Morikawa capped a remarkable summer with a momentous victory, helping Team USA defeat Great Britain and Ireland, 19-7, to reclaim the prestigious Walker Cup this weekend at the Los Angeles Country Club.
“It’s the biggest honor to be on the USA team and represent my country the entire week,” said Morikawa, who was one of 10 American amateurs selected to take on their counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland. “We lost two years ago and the main goal was to win, no matter what it takes. I’m just really proud of this team.” Continue reading “LCF Golfer Makes History in Walker Cup Win”

FSHA Expansion Plans Closer to City Approval

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is a few dotted i’s and crossed t’s from finally seeing its master plan receive the blessing of the La Cañada Flintridge Planning Commission.
Commissioners indicated Tuesday they’re ready to support the project when they revisit it at their Oct. 24 meeting, so long as there are a few minor adjustments to the proposal, which calls for an increase of building square footage by some 116,000 square feet to 333,502 square feet. Continue reading “FSHA Expansion Plans Closer to City Approval”

Young Marine Officer From LCF Shoots for the Stars

John Griffith

The first step, especially for an aspiring astronaut, can be both a small and a giant step.
For John Griffith, the backyard ceremony at which he was commissioned as a Marine second lieutenant meant mostly that he’d just passed go.
“It’s good to get the ceremony out of the way and move on — it’s just starting,” said Griffith, a La Cañada Flintridge resident who was commissioned before family, friends and neighbors on Sept. 2, less than a week after turning 20, the minimum age one can become a Marine officer, and only three months after graduating from Cal State Los Angeles with a mechanical engineering degree. Continue reading “Young Marine Officer From LCF Shoots for the Stars”

Trump Nominates Former LCF Resident for Ambassador Role

Bob Kohorst
Bob Kohorst

President Donald Trump recently announced his intent to nominate for former La Cañada Flintridge resident Robert Kohorst to be ambassador to Croatia, according to a news release from the White House.
Kohorst, who was among 11 ambassador nominees on Sept. 5, has expertise in law, real estate and finance. In 1994, he founded Pasadena-based Everest Properties, a company that purchases and operates apartment, self-storage and retail properties throughout the United States. Its portofolio is estimated to be worth more than $500 million. Continue reading “Trump Nominates Former LCF Resident for Ambassador Role”

LCHS Art Teacher’s Design in Running at L.A. Fashion Show

La Cañada High School art teacher Serafina Kenwood has been selected to participate in this year’s Metropolitan Fashion Week on Thursday, Sept. 28, in Los Angeles.
The free public event, including a runway show and costume competition, will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Original Farmers Market at 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles. The theme this year is a tribute to Colleen Atwood, a four-time Oscar-winning costume designer. Continue reading “LCHS Art Teacher’s Design in Running at L.A. Fashion Show”

La Cañada Kiwanis Prepares for 15th Annual Wine & Gourmet Event

Photo courtesy Maureen Bond / Kiwanis
Carl Christensen (from left), Clyde Hemphill, City Councilman Jonathan Curtis, Mayor ProTem Terry Walker and Mayor Michael Davitt attended last year’s Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting fundraiser. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24.

The 15th annual Kiwanis Club of La Cañada Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting event will be held this year along with a premium wine auction at Memorial Park on Sunday, Sept. 24.
The annual event is presented by the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and new this year, Rosso Wine Shop. Jeff Zimmitti, Rosso Wines owner, will coordinate the wine offerings.
“Jeff has brought in many new and exciting wineries for tasting and we know the people are going to love it,” said Mike Leininger, president of the La Cañada Kiwanis.

La Cañada Forfeits After Canceling Game Against South Hills

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The La Cañada High School football team had to forfeit against South Hills of West Covina after canceling last Friday’s game and being unable to postpone the contest. The matchup between the two teams was canceled because of the poor air quality and proximity to the fire in the Verdugo Mountains.

As a brush fire kept growing in the Verdugo Mountains last Friday afternoon, the La Cañada High School and West Covina South Hills varsity football players stood on the Spartans’ field as coaches and administrators from both sides discussed the cancellation of the nonleague game scheduled for 7 p.m.
“We, meaning the La Cañada administration and coaching staff and [head] referee, all agreed it was not in the best safety interests of the athletes to play on Friday because of the fire and our proximity and the air quality at the time,” said LCHS athletic director Kristina Kalb. “With that being said, South Hills was of the mindset that the game should be played, regardless of our concerns, and disagreed with us about cancelling the game at the time.”
South Hills coaches and officials proposed having the game played on their field on Saturday. After speaking to the coaching staff and administrators, Kalb said they decided as a group that a game on Saturday would not work for them.
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Obituary: Ruth Oswald Schneider

Ruth Oswald Schneider

Ruth Oswald Schneider of La Cañada Flintridge passed away on Aug. 11 peaceably at home at the age of 93 with family by her side. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, her family moved to Beverly Hills when she was 2. She graduated from Marlborough School and UCLA. After college, she fell in love with her brother Telford Oswald’s roommate, Frederick Schneider, whom she married in 1948 and then moved to New York where they raised three children. They moved back to California and settled in La Cañada Flintridge in 1983. Fred passed away Aug. 12, 1991. She is survived by her three children, Edith Howes of Toulouse, France; Adam Schneider of Lafayette, Colorado; Fred Jr. of La Cañada Flintridge, and eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Science Guy Bill Nye to Sign Books at Flintridge Bookstore Sept. 14

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse will welcome Bill Nye the Science Guy and co-author Gregory Mone for a presentation and signing of “In the Deep Blue Sea, Book 2” in their New York Times best-selling “Jack and the Geniuses” series (for readers grades 3-7). The event will take place Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. Continue reading “Science Guy Bill Nye to Sign Books at Flintridge Bookstore Sept. 14”