PACEF Hosts Annual Luncheon, Fashion Show May 20

Kevan Hall
Kevan Hall

The Pasadena-Altadena Community Endowment Fund will host its 9th Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show, “Hat-ti-tude with Attitude” on Saturday, May 20, to help benefit its scholarship endowment.
Ladies (and privileged gentlemen) will be swanking and swooning over haute couture ensembles and fabulous chapeaux. The highly-anticipated affair encourages guests to “wear a hat like you mean it: With attitude.” The event will highlight fashions by award-winning designer Kevan Hall. Tickets are now available.
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LC Secures League Crown

History repeats for the La Cañada High School varsity boys’ golf team as it defeated Temple City, 199-215, at Eaton Canyon Golf Course to claim a share of the Rio Hondo League crown on Tuesday.
First-year head coach Derrick Williams has guided the Spartans to a perfect 8-0 record (6-0 in league) so far with two more regular season contests remaining. La Cañada, which has won 13 consecutive Rio Hondo League championships, has defeated every league opponent, as well as Valencia and St. Francis.
The squad includes Matt Choi, Dylan Choi, Jason Del Fierro, John Hickman, Christian Kim, Maxwell Kinsel, Andrew Koerber, Brendon Paek, Nicolas Perez, Andrew Ricci, Jay Singh, Clyde Toland and Eduardo Torres.
The Spartans will host Monrovia in a league match on Tuesday, April 25, at 3 p.m.

Masters of Taste to Raise Funds for Homeless May 7

Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK Liz Trussell, Margaret Sedenquist, Nancy Naecker and Jan Sanders were among those who enjoyed last year’s Masters of Taste fundraiser to benefit Union Station Homeless Services. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, May 7, at the Rose Bowl. There will be food from more than 40 top cocktail bars, California wineries, local craft breweries, pressed juices and hand-roasted coffee. For tickets, visit MastersofTasteLA.com/Tickets.
Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK
Liz Trussell, Margaret Sedenquist, Nancy Naecker and Jan Sanders were among those who enjoyed last year’s Masters of Taste fundraiser to benefit Union Station Homeless Services. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, May 7, at the Rose Bowl. There will be food from more than 40 top cocktail bars, California wineries, local craft breweries, pressed juices and hand-roasted coffee. For tickets, visit MastersofTasteLA.com/Tickets.

Spartans, Rebels Softball Win Big

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson The La Cañada varsity softball team shut out visiting South Pasadena, 10-0, last Friday to remain perfect in Rio Hondo League play.
Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
The La Cañada varsity softball team shut out visiting South Pasadena, 10-0, last Friday to remain perfect in Rio Hondo League play.

The La Cañada High School varsity softball team blanked visiting rival South Pasadena, 10-0, in a Rio Hondo League contest last Friday.
The Spartans, guided by second-year head coach Chuck Gunter, improved to 10-3 on the season, including a perfect 6-0 record in Rio Hondo League play.
La Cañada, which has won 15 consecutive Rio Hondo League games dating back to last year, will travel to Temple City this Friday, April 21, at 3:30 p.m. Continue reading “Spartans, Rebels Softball Win Big”

Horse Show to Benefit Huntington Hospital

Flintridge La Cañada Guild is partnering again with West Palms Events for the annual Flintridge Horse Show. The event will be held at the Flintridge Riding Club Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29.
Friday’s tasting event, sponsored by Allen Lund Co. takes place from 6-8 p.m. and will feature tacos with tequila, wine and beer tastings provided by Rosso Wine Shop.  Tickets are $50 per person with complimentary valet parking included.
The annual Saturday Evening Dinner will be catered by the Kitchen for Exploring Foods. Cocktail hour is at 5:30 p.m. followed by a ringside dinner at 6:30 where guests can watch the $15,000 Grand Prix of Flintridge horse show presented by Land Rover of Pasadena. Post-Grand Prix will be Saturday Night Live Entertainment by the Dad Beats presented by UBS-Naples, Regan Wealth Management. The ticket price of $150 per person includes complimentary valet parking and ano-host bar.
The Flintridge La Cañada Guild provides an enormous amount of support to Huntington Hospital in order to provide their patients with the best care possible. The Guild has supported efforts to contribute to multiple areas of the hospital, including the Stroke Center, the NICU, the Emergency and Trauma Center and medical education.
Beginning in 2016, the Guild made a two-year pledge of $100,000, providing the hospital with support on its Stroke Care project. The Guild is now in the second year of that pledge and working toward the last $50,000 donation.
Flintridge Riding Club is located at 4625 Oak Grove Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. For more information or to make show reservations, email FlintridgeHorseShow@gmail.com.

Young Life Hosts Annual Dinner and Auction

Photo by Erin Rodick / OUTLOOK Pam Gang, Jennifer Genske and Cathy and Edward Yu enjoyed the annual Greater Pasadena Young Life fundraising banquet and auction as nearly 300 guests enjoyed a program filled with laughter and touching stories from Young Life staff, students and leaders. The dramatic impact of Young Life was palpable, and the influence of leaders in the lives of students was clearly evident. Dave Avramovich, the area director, shared about the hope for continued development of Young Life in the surrounding communities. In order to do so, they hope to raise even more money to continue their work impacting more than 2,000 kids weekly around the Pasadena area. Since 2007, Young Life has grown from two to 15 schools, from 10 to 74 volunteer leaders and from 200 to 2,000 students reached.
Photo by Erin Rodick / OUTLOOK
Pam Gang, Jennifer Genske and Cathy and Edward Yu enjoyed the annual Greater Pasadena Young Life fundraising banquet and auction as nearly 300 guests enjoyed a program filled with laughter and touching stories from Young Life staff, students and leaders. The dramatic impact of Young Life was palpable, and the influence of leaders in the lives of students was clearly evident. Dave Avramovich, the area director, shared about the hope for continued development of Young Life in the surrounding communities. In order to do so, they hope to raise even more money to continue their work impacting more than 2,000 kids weekly around the Pasadena area. Since 2007, Young Life has grown from two to 15 schools, from 10 to 74 volunteer leaders and from 200 to 2,000 students reached.

Shriners Celebrate Opening of New Medical Center

Photo by Carin Yates / OUTLOOK Joy Cho, Shriners Imperial Potentate Chris Smith, County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Board Chairman Jerry Gantt, Medical Center CEO Lou Lazatin and Chief of Staff Robert Cho celebrate Shriners Hospitals for Children-Los Angeles moving to a new state-of-the-art medical center in Pasadena.
Photo by Carin Yates / OUTLOOK
Joy Cho, Shriners Imperial Potentate Chris Smith, County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Board Chairman Jerry Gantt, Medical Center CEO Lou Lazatin and Chief of Staff Robert Cho celebrate Shriners Hospitals for Children-Los Angeles moving to a new state-of-the-art medical center in Pasadena.

Technix Academy Students Toss Around Eggs

Photo courtesy the Learning Ladder
St. Francis students Lenny Pieroni, Alexi Garcia, Michael Frost and Stephen Chavez volunteered to instruct younger students about robotics and coding at the event.

Learning Ladder preschool and Technix Academy recently hosted an Egg Toss Robotics and Minecraft Mania event at the La Cañada Unified School District Rotunda Room. Programmed robots collected eggs in a “robot arena” before tossing them in baskets.
Technix Academy is an educational partner with Learning Ladder, teaching kids coding, robotics and computer science. Four members of St. Francis’ Robotics team volunteered to help with the event and students on laptops enjoyed playing the Minecraft game.
Technix Academy was created by Nicholas Schwaegerlehner, a co-founder of the St. Francis Robotics team, which has achieved international recognition in VEX robotics competitions.

LCHS Students Graduate From Space Program

Photo by Dan Vang / OUTLOOK
This year’s graduates of the La Cañada High School Jet Propulsion Laboratory Science Academy include Lucas Chmielewski (front row, from left), Lucille Park, Natalie Petrosian, Breanna Chan, Cassie Park, Mia LeClere, Kushal Kolli, Derek Hu, Gregory Pan and Art Chmielewki. Back: Harry Coleman, Principal Ian McFeet, Andre Varatanians, Shivam Patel, Hakob Shamilian, Cameron Cheung, Ryan Chen, Nicholas Lysek, Shaan Sandhu, Harrison Min, Miles Yun and Nate Fulmer. Since 2014, the prorgram has offered students the opportunity to practically apply engineering, science and business lessons in a way that mirrors NASA projects.