CSF Scholarship Applications Available

The Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada Flintridge has announced that the 2017 scholarship applications are now available. CSF is a community-supported foundation established in 1964 with the goal of enabling any student to attend college, university or a trade/technical school upon completion of his or her secondary school studies. Fulltime students who attend La Cañada High School, Flintridge Prep, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Hillside School and Learning Center, St. Francis High School and Crescenta Valley High School, regardless of home residency, are eligible to apply for scholarships.
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Junior Women’s Club to Host Fundraiser Feb. 11

The La Cañada Junior Women’s Club will hold its annual gala fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 6-11 p.m. The Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball promises to be lively and fun while raising money for a great cause.
The party, to be held at the La Cañada Country Club, will feature an evening that includes a Mardi Gras-themed buffet, a silent auction, a “wine toss” and dancing the night away as DJ Dean spins lively tunes.
Tickets are $50 per person. Funds go toward the support of Pasadena’s Ronald McDonald House and Five Acres Altadena, the two philanthropies that Juniors supports. For reservations, send an RSVP to info@lcjwc.org.

Polytechnic Students Strive for ‘Human Connection’ With Workers

Polytechnic School students have developed a relationship with workers at the Pasadena Community Job Center, a kinship that has opened new world views for all those involved. Sophomore Sofia Ceva (from left) and seniors Nicole Larios and Jessica Lopez join with school community outreach coordinator Renee Larios.
Polytechnic School students have developed a relationship with workers at the Pasadena Community Job Center, a kinship that has opened new world views for all those involved. Sophomore Sofia Ceva (from left) and seniors Nicole Larios and Jessica Lopez join with school community outreach coordinator Renee Larios.

It all began with a reading of the “Communist Manifesto.”
The Polytechnic School students were sophomores two years ago, studying the 1848 political diatribe in their western civilization class and discussing the exploitation of workers. Continue reading “Polytechnic Students Strive for ‘Human Connection’ With Workers”

School Board Defers Vote on Athletic Complex Loan to Feb. 14

The San Marino Unified School District Board of Education again delayed voting on a funding mechanism for its forthcoming athletic complex and will now tentatively take up the decision for a third time on Feb. 14.
After discussing the decision at its meeting Jan. 24, its members unanimously decided to wait until they had a better grasp of the agreement and provide as much information as it could to the community. Continue reading “School Board Defers Vote on Athletic Complex Loan to Feb. 14”

School Lockdown Over Teen With Gun Gets an ‘A’

If the San Marino Unified School District was being graded on its system-wide lockdown last Tuesday, it may very well have received an “A”.

Alex Cherniss
Alex Cherniss

Superintendent Alex Cherniss praised how effectively his administrators and teachers reacted to shuffling students into their buildings and keeping order during the precautionary lockdown, which was enacted during a multijurisdictional police search for a teenager who was suspected of being in possession of guns. Continue reading “School Lockdown Over Teen With Gun Gets an ‘A’”

Obituary: Mary K. DeLurgio

Mary K. DeLurgio

Mary K. DeLurgio, a longtime La Cañada Flintridge resident, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 10, after a protracted battle with cancer. Mary K. was born in Mexico City on May 2, 1937.  She was an accomplished author of two books and was a Marriage and Family Therapist in La Cañada Flintridge for more than 45 years. She impacted the lives of many in our community and will be missed for a long time to come.
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Obituary: Donald W. Brown

Donald Walter Brown, 87, of La Cañada Flintridge, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, Dec. 6, at his home. Don was born in Bergen County, New Jersey in 1929 to Walter and Elizabeth (Egan) Brown. He was the oldest of three children. He graduated from Pennington School in 1947, where he was a dedicated and successful athlete, and went on to graduate with a civil engineering degree from Colorado State A&M in 1956, following his service in the U.S. Army.  Continue reading “Obituary: Donald W. Brown”

Lunar New Year Festivities Friday at Carver and Valentine

To celebrate the Year of the Rooster, Carver Elementary School will host its annual Lunar New Year Celebration with lots of festivities on Friday, Jan. 27, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Photos courtesy Carver and Valentine Elementary Schools Carver parent volunteers helping with this year’s festivities inlcude (front row, from left) Linda Zou, Sara Lee, Kathy Wu, Jocelyn Young, Kathleen Brown, Elaine Lu, Yen Huynh. Back: Hedy Pan, Bin Zhu, Jack Shi, David Dun and Cindy Fu.

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