SADA and Children’s Hospital Receive Innovation Awards

Dr. Thomas Lee

SADA Systems has been named a recipient of Microsoft’s 2017 Health Innovation Awards for a pioneering telemedicine project implemented with the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group. The initiative, led by Dr. Thomas Lee, director of the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, delivers remote training for eye surgeons in Armenia in partnership with the Armenian EyeCare Project. The goal is to help reduce rates of infant blindness, which occurs three times as often in Armenia as in the United States and other Western countries.
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Museique Board Adds Members

Tammy Godley and Emily Wang have been elected to Muse/ique’s board, it has been announced.
“Tammy and Emily are two dynamic women who profoundly inspire me,” said Muse/ique Artistic Director Rachael Worby. “In each of their professional lives and in their volunteer work, they are addressing vital issues of equity and access in our community. Their values are well aligned with those of Muse/ique and I know we will benefit from our collaboration with these deservedly well-respected leaders.”
Godley is a litigation partner with Munger, Tolles & Olson, and handles complex business litigation disputes and specializes in entertainment litigation and advising. She serves as counsel to the major studios, networks, recording companies and music publishers, including Turner Broadcasting, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Warner Music Group and more. Godley has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA. In 2012, she received a California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Award for her representation of Warner Bros. in its highly publicized dispute with Charlie Sheen.
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PCY Cub Scouts to Hold Book Drive

Cub Scouts Pack 519, Den 12, has teamed up with Access Books, a nonprofit organization helping to rebuild inner city schools libraries. The Scouts are pitching in by running a La Cañada Flintridge community-wide book drive. They will be collecting any new or gently used, high-interest books appropriate for grades K-5. The Scouts encourage all in the community to stop by and make a difference at the monthlong drop off center, located at Paradise Canyon Elementary School’s front office bins. There will be a drive-through drop-off on Saturday, March 11, and Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m.-noon.

St. Bede Students Win Service Awards

Two students at St. Bede School were recently awarded recognition for school and community service by the St. Bede Parish Italian Catholic Federation Branch 374. Janssen Van De Yacht (center) and Andrew Krause, both in the 8th grade, are pictured with Jack DeZell, branch president. The two students are active in the Boy Scouts and serve as altar servers at St. Bede. ICF recognized them for their exceptional service as it does with students each year. Past President Mark Mannarelli has served as coordinator of this program since its inception three years ago by Mannarelli and past President Al Restivo.

Wet Winter or Not, Keep Saving Water

It’s been raining, it’s been pouring, so the old way of watering is OK again, right?
“No,” said Lisa Novick, a La Cañada Flintridge resident who is the Theodore Payne Foundation’s director of outreach and a passionate conservation advocate. “No, no, no.”

Photo courtesy Landscape Integrity Films and Education In a video shot at Flintridge Prep, La Cañada Flintridge resident Lisa Novick advocates for native landscaping.
Photo courtesy Landscape Integrity Films and Education
In a video shot at Flintridge Prep, La Cañada Flintridge resident Lisa Novick advocates for native landscaping.

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County Sagebrush Meeting Postponed Until April

What’s an extra nine weeks spent on an issue that dates back to 1961?
At the request of the chief petitioners, the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization has again postponed making a preliminary decision on whether to grant a territory transfer of the 385-acre Sagebrush area in westernmost La Cañada Flintridge from Glendale Unified to La Cañada Unified School District. Continue reading “County Sagebrush Meeting Postponed Until April”

LCHS Boasts 9 National Merit Finalists

All nine of the La Cañada High School students who were named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists have emerged as finalists for scholarships that will be announced at the end of the school year.

Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK All nine of the La Cañada High School students who were named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists have emerged as finalists for scholarships that will be announced at the end of the school year. The LCHS finalists — who were selected from a pool of 16,000 semifinalists nationally — are (front row, from left) Michael Linde, Albert Zhai, Alex Zhao, Chris Morillo, Daniel Oh, Jenny Wang, Olivia Cwik and Jennifer Yoon. Not pictured: Sarah Bhaskaran. The group was treated to a celebratory snack of muffins and orange juice Wednesday and greeted by administrators such as Associate Principal Jim Cartnal, who told Zhao: “You’re busted.” Superintendent Wendy Sinnette continued: “Busted for being excellent.”
Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK
All nine of the La Cañada High School students who were named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists have emerged as finalists for scholarships that will be announced at the end of the school year. The LCHS finalists — who were selected from a pool of 16,000 semifinalists nationally — are (front row, from left) Michael Linde, Albert Zhai, Alex Zhao, Chris Morillo, Daniel Oh, Jenny Wang, Olivia Cwik and Jennifer Yoon. Not pictured: Sarah Bhaskaran. The group was treated to a celebratory snack of muffins and orange juice Wednesday and greeted by administrators such as Associate Principal Jim Cartnal, who told Zhao: “You’re busted.” Superintendent Wendy Sinnette continued: “Busted for being excellent.”

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Chinese Parents, ALF Members Share Dumplings and Conversation

Sheri Morton confirmed the old adage about the best way to a person’s heart is through her stomach.
Members of the Chinese Parents Association spent Friday morning with members of the Assistance League of Flintridge, making friends as they prepared and then devoured delicious dumplings together in honor of Chinese New Year.

OUTLOOK photo Those on hand to enjoy dumplings last week at the Assistance League of Flintridge included (front row, from left) Julia Jiau, Andea Naone-Waters, Shulan Yang, Linda Young, Lynn Zhang and Nancy Xu. Back: Lely Li, Sheri Morton, Monika Song, Hong Wen, Yuan Mu, Happy Wang, Mei Cao and Chunmei Su.
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Those on hand to enjoy dumplings last week at the Assistance League of Flintridge included (front row, from left) Julia Jiau, Andea Naone-Waters, Shulan Yang, Linda Young, Lynn Zhang and Nancy Xu. Back: Lely Li, Sheri Morton, Monika Song, Hong Wen, Yuan Mu, Happy Wang, Mei Cao and Chunmei Su.

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Webelos Cross Bridge to Boy Scouts

Fifth-grade Webelos from Cub Scout Pack 515, sponsored by La Cañada Congregational Church, met at Palm Crest Elementary School recently and bridged to Boy Scouts. The boys earned the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouts.