The Flintridge Prep varsity boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving teams had a historic day at Polytechnic last Saturday, taking home both Prep League championships.
Despite not winning any individual crowns, the Flintridge Prep girls posted 12 top-three finishes to record 315 points and win their first league crown in 15 years. Continue reading “Flintridge Prep Boys, Girls Claim League Titles”
The Walter Hoving Home will celebrate its 12th annual Backyard BBQ fundraiser on Thursday evening, May 24. The event, being held at 127 S. El Molino Ave., begins with a silent auction at 5:30. Dinner buffet lines open at 6 p.m. Smokin Steve’s Pit Barbecue will provide the dinners.
Acoustic guitarist Dennis Agajanian will perform as well as the choir of the women from the home. Continue reading “Walter Hoving Home’s Backyard BBQ Fundraiser May 24”
TEDxPasadena will bring together thought-leaders for an all-day event with the theme “Transform” on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
This year’s event brings veteran TEDxPasadena and TEDxPasadenaWomen licensee, executive director Heather Brunold, together with new co-organizers: Dawn Moore, heading up production and operations, and Rebecca Haussling, overseeing development and marketing. Continue reading “TEDxPasadena Theme Is ‘Transform’ Sept. 22”
The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, recently released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Huntington Hospital was one of 750 awarded an “A” for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. (The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care). Continue reading “Huntington Hospital Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety From Leapfrog”
5JammaSlamma, the foster youth slam poetry workshop hosted by actor Matt Lillard (“Scooby Doo,” “Good Girls”) enjoyed a great turnout at its second annual celebration recently. Accompanied by Hawaii’s poet laureate Kealoha and other notable artists, foster youth from Five Acres performed original works of poetry before 150 guests at Werkartz in downtown Los Angeles.
5JammaSlamma began in 2017 as Lillard’s weeklong workshop to teach foster youth the power of creative writing, bringing in poets and musicians to work with the children. With the support of Engaging the Senses and Say Word, the workshop expanded to a six-month program and will continue to serve children living in residential foster care at Five Acres, one of L.A.’s oldest child and family services nonprofits. Continue reading “Poetry Workshop Enriches Five Acres Youth”
Local resident Jonathan Gold, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and the restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times, is being honored at the Central City Association of Los Angeles’ 24th annual “Treasures of Los Angeles” luncheon on Thursday, May 17. The event, being held at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live, begins at 11 a.m.
Gold won the Pulitzer Prize in criticism in 2007 and was a finalist again in 2011. He began writing the Counter Intelligence column for the L.A. Weekly in 1986, wrote about death metal and gangsta rap for Rolling Stone and Spin, among other places. Continue reading “Local Man Earns Honor”