Sports Marketer Headlines Rose Bowl Speaker Series

Photo courtesy Justin Pugh Jeremy Barnett (from left), Josh Booty, Warren Moon and Dr. Hasan Badday comprised a panel that discussed the latest advances in sports technology, marketing and medicine at the Rose Bowl Speaker Series last week.
Photo courtesy Justin Pugh
Jeremy Barnett (from left), Josh Booty, Warren Moon and Dr. Hasan Badday comprised a panel that discussed the latest advances in sports technology, marketing and medicine at the Rose Bowl Speaker Series last week.

Being in the locker room of the storied Rose Bowl last week was not just a professional obligation for David Meltzer, but the personal embodiment of the point he was trying to make as he spoke. Continue reading “Sports Marketer Headlines Rose Bowl Speaker Series”

Spring Benefit to Raise Funds for L.A. Philharmonic

David Garrett and Junko Ueno Garrett

The San Marino-Pasadena Philharmonic Committee will host “Sonatas & Diamonds,” a fundraising reception, on Sunday, April 30, at 5 p.m. at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers in San Gabriel.
Guests will enjoy a performance that features L.A. Philharmonic cellist David Garrett and pianist Junko Ueno Garrett. Following the performance, there will be a reception with light refreshments and, of course, shopping.
Tickets are $70 per person. Hing Wa Lee Jewelers is located at 1635 S. Del Mar Ave. in San Gabriel. RSVP by Sunday, April 23. For more information, contact secretary.smppc@gmail.com.

Pasadena Retiree Reflects on Baseball, Investment Culture

Phil Swan Sr., pictured with son Phil, has been involved with numerous nonprofit organizations throughout his 88 years.
Phil Swan Sr., pictured with son Phil, has been involved with numerous nonprofit organizations throughout his 88 years.

At age 88, Pasadena resident Phil Swan Sr. might be slowing down a bit. But he can’t help reflecting on the wonderful life he’s had in the Crown City, where he was born, raised and ran the successful investment firm Philip V. Swan Associates.
A local through and through, Swan was born in 1929. He graduated from South Pasadena High School, received his bachelor’s degree from Pomona College and his graduate degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Continue reading “Pasadena Retiree Reflects on Baseball, Investment Culture”

Students Join Forces With Brothers’ Helpers to Feed Homeless

Photo by Shel Segal / OUTLOOK Flintridge Prep students Ben Baraga (left), Melody Lin and Mia Bella Chavez bag food recently at St. Bede Church, across the street from Prep’s campus. The food is then taken to downtown Los Angeles to feed those who are homeless.
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Flintridge Prep students Ben Baraga (left), Melody Lin and Mia Bella Chavez bag food recently at St. Bede Church, across the street from Prep’s campus. The food is then taken to downtown Los Angeles to feed those who are homeless.

For the past 15 years, local students have been heading to St. Bede Church on their Monday lunch hour to help bag pastries for about 2,000 people who are homeless and hungry on Skid Row.

Michael Roffina, a world history teacher at Flintridge Prep who helps organize his school’s participation, said between 15 and 40 usually participate and several local organizations donate food that would otherwise be thrown away.
“It’s only 10 or 15 minutes, but they bag a lot of stuff,” Roffina said. “It all gets loaded into trucks and gets taken down.” Continue reading “Students Join Forces With Brothers’ Helpers to Feed Homeless”

Bacari GDL Brings Italian ‘Cicchetti’ to the Americana at Brand

Robert and Danny Kronfli and executive chef/owner Lior Hillel have opened their third outpost of the Venetian tavern concept, Bacari GDL, joining Bacaro L.A. in Los Angeles and Bacari PDR in Playa Del Rey. Located at the Americana at Brand, Caruso’s shopping, dining and lifestyle destination in Glendale, the Italian-inspired restaurant focuses on fire-roasted dishes made in a wood-burning stone oven, and it incorporates Mediterranean influences from executive chef Lior Hillel’s Israeli heritage.

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Robert (left) and Daniel Kronfli (right) recently opened Bacari GDL with executive chef and owner Lior Hillel.

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‘Gift’ Author Reassures Doubtful Parents

Dear Parents,
Most of you are eager to share the positive and apparent successes of parenting. Fewer of you, however, may be willing to admit to inner doubts of how you measure up in this difficult task of raising children.
In reporting on their child’s school involvements, friendships, sports successes, dance and music lessons, grades and other achievements, parents easily show a sense of pride in what their children are accomplishing and how creatively busy they are. For many parents, this is an outward sign that they are providing every opportunity for their child; proof enough that they are a “good” parent. Continue reading “‘Gift’ Author Reassures Doubtful Parents”

Armory Center Gala Helps Keep Community Arts Alive

Photo by Chris Sutton / OUTLOOK Gale Kohl and Susan Delaney are serving as co-chairs for the Armory Center for the Arts’ Biennial Art Auction and Gala on Saturday, April 22.
Photo by Chris Sutton / OUTLOOK
Gale Kohl and Susan Delaney are
serving as co-chairs for the Armory Center for the Arts’ Biennial Art Auction and Gala on Saturday, April 22.

Funding for the arts might be under the gun in most American communities, but Armory Center for the Arts is fighting to make sure that isn’t the case in Pasadena.

The Armory will host “Off the Wall” — the Armory’s Biennial Art Auction & Gala — on Saturday, April 22, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at its facility, located at 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena.
Scott Ward, the Armory’s executive director, said the auction and gala serve the purpose of educating the public about the work the Armory does in the area of visual arts.
“I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the Armory,” he said. “It’s an essential gathering of our friends. It’s wonderfully helpful and gives support for our work. It’s a surprisingly fun night.”
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Former Maranatha Star Leads Oregon to NCAA Final Four

Photo courtesy Eric Evans Pasadena native Tyler Dorsey, a former star at Maranatha High School, has been nicknamed “Mr. March” after leading the Oregon Ducks to their first Final Four appearance in 78 years following a 74-60 victory over No. 1-seeded Kansas.
Photo courtesy Eric Evans
Pasadena native Tyler Dorsey, a former star at Maranatha High School, has been nicknamed “Mr. March” after leading the Oregon Ducks to their first Final Four appearance in 78 years following a 74-60 victory over No. 1-seeded Kansas.

Last year, Tyler Dorsey began making a name for himself by helping the University of Oregon men’s basketball team advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, averaging 13.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in his first 36 games. Continue reading “Former Maranatha Star Leads Oregon to NCAA Final Four”

Alverno Heights Hosts Susan Finley, Pioneer at JPL

Susan G. Finley

Students at Alverno Heights Academy recently hosted Susan G. Finley, the longest-serving woman in NASA who has been employed at JPL since 1958.
At 21, Finley left Scripps College to become an engineer with a thermodynamics group at Convair in Pomona. Like most women of her generation, Finley took time off at the beginning of her career to raise a family. Then, in 1958, she took a position at JPL.
Her job required trajectory computations for rocket launches. In 1962, it was Finley’s calculation that showed that Ranger 3 missed the moon by 22,000 miles. Through her career, Finley contributed to JPL’s missions to the Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, in the Ranger, Mariner, Pioneer, Viking and Voyager programs.
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