Sagebrush Transfer Wins Initial Approval

Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK Tom Smith, Nalini Lasiewicz and Nick Karapetian, the chief petitioners behind the Sagebrush territory transfer request, were delighted that the L.A. County Committee on School District Organization ruled in their favor Wednesday.
Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK
Tom Smith, Nalini Lasiewicz and Nick Karapetian, the chief petitioners behind the Sagebrush territory transfer request, were delighted that the L.A. County Committee on School District Organization ruled in their favor Wednesday.

It wasn’t pretty, but for proponents of the Sagebrush territory transfer, it was sweet.
After complicated, confused deliberation, the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization voted 8-1 on Wednesday to preliminarily approve the transfer of westernmost La Cañada Flintridge from Glendale Unified School District to La Cañada Unified School District.
“We’re delighted at this outcome,” said Tom Smith, one of the chief petitioners behind the request to transfer the 385 acres of LCF, where he lived when this latest attempt to redistrict the territory was initiated four years ago. Continue reading “Sagebrush Transfer Wins Initial Approval”

LCHS Among State’s Best: U.S. News & World Report

And now, for some good, if not unexpected news: In its annual report ranking American high schools, U.S. News & World Report identified La Cañada High School among the top in its class.
Out of more than 22,000 high schools evaluated nationwide, LCHS came in 147th. In California, LCHS ranked 18th overall and fifth-best among public schools, its best result since at least 2012, according to the publication. Continue reading “LCHS Among State’s Best: U.S. News & World Report”

Maryvale Honors Local Resident With Hope Award

Pasadena resident Jacquie Dolan, a 48-year member of Maryvale’s Los Angeles Orphanage Guild and foster child advocate, receives the Restoring Hope Award at the fourth Annual Golf Classic.
Pasadena resident Jacquie Dolan, a 48-year member of Maryvale’s Los Angeles Orphanage Guild and foster child advocate, receives the Restoring Hope Award at the fourth Annual Golf Classic.

Maryvale honored Jacquie Dolan, Pasadena resident and longtime member of Maryvale Los Angeles Orphanage Guild, with the fourth annual Restoring Hope Golf Classic recently.
Dolan was recognized for her long-term commitment to Maryvale’s children and her advocacy work for foster children spanning more than four decades. The tournament was held at Angeles National Golf Club.
Dolan joined Maryvale’s Los Angeles Orphanage Guild in 1968, where she and her fellow members have been responsible for raising money to provide opportunities for children that have helped them heal and move beyond the trauma that defined their young lives.
“Jacquie has a heart of gold. She is the ultimate benefactor,” said Carole Tremblay, vice president of Maryvale development and communications. “Not only has she helped raise funds so we can continue our programs, but she has also assumed a leadership role on our board and works directly with the children offering love, encouragement, and mentorship.”
Founded in 1856 by the Daughters of Charity, Maryvale is the oldest children’s charity in Los Angeles County and the first orphanage in the region. Maryvale now cares for traumatized youth in the foster care system, with an intensive residential treatment program for severely abused girls, ages 13 to 18; a nurturing emergency placement center for boys and girls, ages 6 to 12; a family resource center for vulnerable children and families; and two early education centers.