Rotary Club Speaker Discusses Earthquake Readiness

Speaking at a Rotary Club of San Marino meeting, California Earthquake Authority CEO Glenn Pomeroy urged residents to be prepared financially for when the inevitable next big earthquake strikes Southern California.
“There’s no place like California, but it has a lot of faults,” he said, eliciting chuckles from the crowd. “There are thousands of faults that crisscross throughout the state. As if that wasn’t enough to contend with, there are earthquakes that happen on unknown faults on a daily basis.” Continue reading “Rotary Club Speaker Discusses Earthquake Readiness”

LCF Burglary Suspect Turns Himself In

A Los Angeles man in his early 20s was arrested for his role in a residential burglary after he walked into the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station on Saturday, Jan. 6, Sgt. Alan Chu said.
According to Chu, the man was the driver of a car involved with a burglary that occurred Nov. 28 in the 4900 block of Alta Canyada Road.
“Two males went into the location, one sat in the car and a neighbor took a picture of the car sitting in the driveway, so we followed up on that lead,” Chu said. Continue reading “LCF Burglary Suspect Turns Himself In”

Local Student Plugs Recycling With Old-Battery Bins

Emily Battaglia, an 8th-grader from San Marino, helped place battery recycling bins like this one in the UPS Store and Crowell Public Library in town.
Emily Battaglia, an 8th-grader from San Marino, helped place battery recycling bins like this one in the UPS Store and Crowell Public Library in town.

Don’t know what to do with your old batteries?
Thanks to an enterprising San Marino girl, you can drop them off at either Crowell Public Library or the local UPS Store so that they may be properly and safely recycled. Continue reading “Local Student Plugs Recycling With Old-Battery Bins”

Community Foundation CEO Says Pasadena Has a ‘Big Heart’

Outlook photo Pasadena Community Foundation President and CEO Jennifer DeVoll (center) is flanked by R-Lene Mijares de Lang and Dave Davis.
Outlook photo
Pasadena Community Foundation President and CEO Jennifer DeVoll (center) is flanked by R-Lene Mijares de Lang and Dave Davis.

On a recent Friday afternoon, Pasadena Community Foundation President and CEO Jennifer DeVoll was on cloud nine.
It’s not quite typical for the determined, hard-working CEO, but heading into her 15th year at PCF, DeVoll could safely feel she was coming off a big win.
The night before, PCF presented “Big Heart Small Film,” a culmination of a year’s planning and collaboration with Alibaba Pictures to produce short films about some of the most successful nonprofits the foundation represents. Nine films were featured, highlighting the critical work of Pasadena nonprofits meeting valuable needs in the Pasadena community. Continue reading “Community Foundation CEO Says Pasadena Has a ‘Big Heart’”

LCHS Senior Develops App to Alert Farmworkers

Photo courtesy Faith Florez Members of the Calor app team visited the Central Valley, including (from left) Shobhit Agarwal, Juan Andrade, Marko Djuliarso, Faith Florez, Basir Navab, Viraj Sahai and Vahagen Sinanian. After developing a system to send heat warnings to farmworkers, they’re raising funds at startsomegood.com/calorapp to convert a web-based platform into an app for the Apple watch.
Photo courtesy Faith Florez
Members of the Calor app team visited the Central Valley, including (from left) Shobhit Agarwal, Juan Andrade, Marko Djuliarso, Faith Florez, Basir Navab, Viraj Sahai and Vahagen Sinanian. After developing a system to send heat warnings to farmworkers, they’re raising funds at startsomegood.com/calorapp to convert a web-based platform into an app for the Apple watch.

Perhaps, in a few years, it will be unimaginable that farmworkers would labor in the fields without carrying or wearing a device capable of alerting them to heat warnings. Continue reading “LCHS Senior Develops App to Alert Farmworkers”

Bobcats Make Themselves at Home on Jarvis

A resident in the 5000 block of Jarvis Avenue reported spotting a pair of bobcats recently in his backyard. Glenn Houser believes they are a mother and a cub, and that they’ve begun visiting his yard more since his golden retriever died a few weeks ago.
“We’re used to wildlife; we see them a lot,” Houser said. “We get rabbits here a lot and [the bobcats] probably have been keeping the rabbits and the squirrels under control. Continue reading “Bobcats Make Themselves at Home on Jarvis”

Flintridge Guild Hosts Annual Luncheon

Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital members include Savonia Angelica (front row, from left), Kim Kessler, Soo Kim Choi, Debbie Post, Kathy Kovalcik, Patti Kriste and Mary Anne De Briyn. Back: Teresa Salvo, Cathi Beauclair, Karen Hopper, Maureen Railsback, Sandy Ahn, Randy Stanislawski, Linda Fults, Melinda Gillman, Donna Nickoloff and Joellen Yundt.

With autumn upon us, The Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital recently enjoyed its annual luncheon and tour of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. While there, members toured the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Literally Healing Library and learned about the activities in the Teenage Lounge.
Prior to lunch, Dr. Curt VandenBerg, director of Sports Medicine at Children’s Hospital, gave a presentation. He spoke of the dangers of pediatric obesity and the lack of exercise affecting the health of children. The strongest predictor of an active adult life over the age of 70 is sports activity in the growing years.
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