Obituary: Franklin E. Ulf III

Frank Ulf
Frank Ulf

Franklin E. Ulf III — a devoted husband, loving father, adored grandfather, true friend and one of the most respected community leaders in Los Angeles — died Oct. 20 of cardiac arrest with his beloved son, Brian, by his side.
Frank was born in Pittsburg and, at 12 years of age, moved with his parents to Beverly Hills. They came to join his mother’s family, who lived within blocks of each other. His uncle, Dr. James K. Stewart, founded the first Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills. Continue reading “Obituary: Franklin E. Ulf III”

Principal Volunteers for Habitat in Portugal

Huntington Middle School Principal Jason Kurtenbach is absent from his office through Nov. 15, but he isn’t cutting class or playing hooky.
Instead, he’s helping to build a home for a family in Braga, Portugal, as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. He and 13 others will be installing the plumbing and roofing to an under-construction home, with his mother directing the team. Kurtenbach’s mother has volunteered since the ’90s. Continue reading “Principal Volunteers for Habitat in Portugal”

Clairbourn to Honor Mr. 1.000 With Batting Cage

John Paciorek will never forget Sept. 29, 1963. The warm Sunday afternoon marked the final day of the Major League Baseball regular season and the Houston Colt .45s were not going to make the playoffs. At the time, Paciorek was an 18-year-old prospect in the present-day Astros organization who had been called up for this one game as part of the team’s plan to briefly showcase its young talent. Right on cue, Paciorek wowed the home crowd during his debut, reaching base all five times against the New York Mets. Continue reading “Clairbourn to Honor Mr. 1.000 With Batting Cage”

Add Quiet Art Museum to Weekend Activities List

Dear Parents,
Pumpkins are popping up on porches, football games are becoming regular weekend fare, trees are hinting at tinting color, and the weather is beginning to de-sizzle. Fall is officially underway.
Whether the weather is cool or warm, a pleasant place for children to spend some “down time” — which they desperately need in their often overly scheduled week —- is in a calm art gallery. Continue reading “Add Quiet Art Museum to Weekend Activities List”