JV Songies Have the Spartan Spirit

Photo by Chris Sutton / OUTLOOK

La Cañada High School junior varsity Songies recently held their annual camp for future Spartan cheerleaders, including Zoe Hong (front row, from left), Sofi Aslanian, Nicole Maynew and Bella Cerpa. Middle row: Sarah Bell, Alyssa Parrille, Piper Scherbert, Kiani Makata, Madeline McCann, Abby Hwang, Emily Yang, Elkin Follett and Kiyomi Makata. Back: JV Songies Lara Kang, Mariam Hanna, Ciana Smyth, Mia Ransom, Rachel Hwang, Caitlin Blencowe, Priya Shah, Asher Follett and Juliette Aslanian. The Songies taught their campers cheers and dances and performed at their last session.

Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra to Play July 24

The Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Marvin Neumann and Chad Prado, will perform in Memorial Park in Pasadena on Tuesday, July 24, at 6 p.m., and is sponsored by the Pasadena Senior Center.
The concert will open with the theme from “Psycho.” Also on the program are “The St. Paul Suite” by Holst, “Renew” by the conductor Neumann, “Suite for Strings” by Washburn, “Hoe-Down” by Copland and more.
The concert is free. Validated parking is available in the Holly Street lot. Memorial Park is located at 30 N. Raymond Ave.

Local Teams Affected by CIF’s New Fall Playoff Divisions

The CIF Southern Section recently updated its football, girls’ volleyball, boys’ water polo and girls’ tennis playoff divisions, and teams from Flintridge Prep, Polytechnic, Maranatha, La Salle and Mayfield senior were affected by the new placements.
The local football programs didn’t see much change. Polytechnic remained in Division 10 and Maranatha will stay in Division 9 this season. The St. Francis football team also enters the upcoming season with no changes and will compete in Division 3 as the fourth highest-rated team with 411.21 points. La Salle, which plays against the Golden Knights in the Angelus League, was bumped up and will now compete in Division 8 after going 7-5 last season.
Three local girls’ volleyball programs will be competing in different divisions this fall. Westridge was moved up to Division 3 after an impressive campaign last year. The Tigers won the Prep League championship and reached the CIF-SS Division 4 semifinals.
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Military Spouses Treated to Rose Bowl Luxury on July 4

Photo courtesy Dani Perry Madeline Pena (from left), Crystal Zrelak, Esmer Lopez and Sarah Gibson. The military spouses got to know each other before their day of pampering began while brunching on mimosas, pastries and coffee.
Photo courtesy Dani Perry
Madeline Pena (from left), Crystal Zrelak, Esmer Lopez and Sarah Gibson. The military spouses got to know each other before their day of pampering began while brunching on mimosas, pastries and coffee.

Traditionally known as a day of fireworks, picnics and getting together with friends, Independence Day now has a new meaning for several military spouses: a day of pampering.
Sponsored by the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation in conjunction with 870-AM, about 30 military spouses were treated to a variety of pleasantries at the Rose Bowl on the morning of July 4.
Lauren Hall, marketing specialist for the Rose Bowl, said the event — the first of its kind — was designed to keep participants’ minds off of everything.
“They’ve come to enjoy breakfast and coffee,” Hall said. “It’s a day they’ve come to relax without children, without spouses, without worrying about anything.”
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Cancer Support Community Honors Farrah Fawcett Foundation

Cancer Support Community Pasadena recently received a grant from the Farrah Fawcett Foundation. From left are CSCP Board President Michael Healy; CSCP Director Meg Symes; Foundation President Alana Stewart; and David Kessler, board member of FFF.
Cancer Support Community Pasadena recently received a grant from the Farrah Fawcett Foundation. From left are CSCP Board President Michael Healy; CSCP Director Meg Symes; Foundation President Alana Stewart; and David Kessler, board member of FFF.

Cancer Support Community Pasadena recently celebrated the official naming of the Farrah Fawcett Group Room in its facility with a naming ceremony.
Farrah Fawcett started the Farrah Fawcett Foundation in 2007, after being diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006. She died June 25, 2009. The foundation funds research for HPV-related cancers, promotes awareness and cancer prevention strategies, and provides patient assistance funds to help those struggling with the expenses of treatment.
“We are so grateful for the foundation’s generous grant to CSCP, and so pleased to have this beautiful new partnership,” remarked Meg Symes, CSCP’s executive director. “We are both organizations working to provide education, support and hope to individuals facing a cancer.”
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