CFV to Host Talk on Making a Difference in the Community

How the new political landscape may affect the ability to make a difference in the community will be addressed at a free presentation by political strategist Dan Schnur on Thursday, March 30, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., in Glendale. The event will be hosted by the Community Foundation of the Verdugos.

Dan Schnur

Check-in and light refreshments begin at 6:30 p.m. RSVPs are requested by calling (818) 241-8040 or emailing info@cfverdugos.org. Individuals, families, businesses and community groups are all welcome to attend.
Schnur’s knowledge of the political world, as well as his experience with foundations and community issues, will provide a platform from which community members can continue to explore how best to leverage skills and resources to help create greater impact for good.
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Obituary: Marjorie Jean Cameron

June 3, 1923 – Feb. 7, 2017

Marjorie Cameron

Marjorie Cameron was a longtime resident of La Crescenta. A beautiful person and loving mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, and daughter, Linda. She is survived by her daughter Susan Cameron Kelley, her son James Cameron, a son Steven Cameron, five grandchildren, one great-grandson, nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
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Student Collecting Textiles to Fund Training in Africa

 During his last visit to Uganda, Ray Wipfli visited Bulamu Secondary School in Mpigi, where the school’s Ray United FC club was awarded a 1-million Ugandan shilling ($285) grant to promote nutrition by planting fruit trees and encouraging fruit consumption on campus. The Uganda students pictured are the leaders of the club receiving the donation.
Photo courtesy Heather Wipfli
During his last visit to Uganda, Ray Wipfli visited Bulamu Secondary School in Mpigi, where the school’s Ray United FC club was awarded a 1-million Ugandan shilling ($285) grant to promote nutrition by planting fruit trees and encouraging fruit consumption on campus. The Uganda students pictured are the leaders of the club receiving the donation.

Without even the wave of a fairy godmother’s wand, that box filled with clothes you’ve been meaning to donate could be turned into health, citizenship and soccer education for children in Africa. Continue reading “Student Collecting Textiles to Fund Training in Africa”

LCF Sister Cities Group Seeks Hosts, Travelers

The La Cañada Flintridge Sister Cities Association is looking for high school students interested in an opportunity to travel internationally and represent their city this summer.

Photo courtesy La Cañada Flintridge Sister Cities Association
Representatives who attended last year’s Youth Leadership Summit included (from left) Flintridge Prep’s Courtney Johnson, La Cañada High School’s Luke Stefan, LCHS’ Kelly Steele, St. Francis’ Lenny Pieroni, LCHS’ Naomi Stephen and St. Francis’ Amr Eissa.

The association is accepting applications for student ambassadors to travel to Spain, as well as families to host eight Spanish students who will be staying in LCF.
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Parcel Tax Exemption Open; Oversight Help Sought

La Cañada Unified School District residents wishing to submit a senior citizen or contiguous parcel exemption form for the 2017 tax year may do so until June 30.
Parcel tax exemption forms are available from the District’s Fiscal Services Office located at 4490 Cornishon Ave., or may be downloaded from the district’s website lcusd.net.
Residents who previously submitted a senior citizen or contiguous parcel exemption form do not need to reapply for the exemption. Those forms, unless the property owner’s circumstances have changed, are good for all years the parcel tax is in effect. Residents 65 years or older can apply for tax exemption.
The district is also updating membership on the Parcel Tax Oversight Committee.
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Pasadena Pops Features Stellar Guests This Summer

Conductor Michael Feinstein will lead the Pasadena Pops for its star-studded Summer Concert Series at the Los Angeles Arboretum with Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Joel Gray, “Hair Spray Live’s” Madelyn Baillio, “Beautiful’s” Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector, “Grey Garden’s” Rachel York, “Phantom of the Opera’s” Jordan Donica and the Midtown Men. The 2017 Pops season commences June 17-Sept 9 with a five-concert series.
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Foothill Family Benefit March 18

Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK

Christopher and Anna-Christine Rising and Heather and Matthew Lillard were among those who enjoyed a recent Foothill Family benefit. This year’s annual fundraiser, the Black & White Masked Ball, will be held Saturday, March 18, at the California Club in downtown Los Angeles. The event raises unrestricted funds for the organization’s life-changing programs and services aimed at empowering families and strengthening communities. Annelise Dachel and Vivian Godoy Rodriguez are serving as the event’s co-chairs. For event information, visit foothillfamily.org.

Flintridge Prep Wins League Championship

The Flintridge Prep varsity girls’ basketball team recently clinched its fourth straight Prep League championship. The Rebels won the crown with a 12-0 record and finished the season with an overall record of 24-3. Co-coaches Kevin Kiyomura and Jayme Chan guided Prep to the CIF-Southern Section Division 3A quarterfinals, where the Rebels fell to La Salle, 68-61. The league-winning squad includes (front row, from left) Andie Kim, Noelle Tamura, Natalie Dale and Natalia Matossian. Back: Alex Kyriakakis, Kaitlyn Chen, Taylor Yoshida, Natalie Benn, Renae Tamura, Alison Fujimoto, Madison Manning and Haley Allen.

Americana at Brand to Award Scholarships; Apply Now

The Spirit of American Youth Scholarship presented by Caruso’s the Americana at Brand in Glendale, will be awarded to two graduating high school seniors who reside in or attend a public or private school in the San Fernando or San Gabriel valleys. Qualifying students are those who exhibit academic potential and provide examples of how they’ve contributed to the betterment of their communities. The value of each scholarship is $10,000.
All completed Spirit of American Youth Scholarship applications with essays and teacher recommendation forms must be submitted in person by April 30 to Concierge Services, 889 Americana Way, Suite 330, in Glendale. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by June 1. Scholarship recipients will be announced in August with recipients honored at a special luncheon at the Americana at Brand.
For more information, visit americanaatbrand.com.

Teens’ Big Bear Cabin Plan Needs Tweaking

Dear Parent Coach,
My friend’s very mature, very responsible 16-year-old high school senior and her five friends (most aged 17, one 18) want to stay in a family cabin at Big Bear and spend a ski weekend by themselves. They have been upfront about the plans: no parents, no boys, and no objectionable substances are to be included. Their argument is that they’ll be on their own at college next year, so why not let them practice their independence now? My friend is asking me if I think this is wise.  What would you say?
Signed, A Mother of
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