Burglary Suspects Held After Arrest Last Week

Three suspects arrested following a home break-in last week remain in police custody even after they were formally arraigned on Friday.
A Pasadena man, Altadena man and Altadena woman were still held in Alhambra Jail this week on $50,000 bail each after being formally arraigned on a burglary charge related to this arrest. Officers with San Marino Police Department arrested the trio shortly after 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, when the resident of a home in the 1200 block of Shenandoah Road phoned in the break-in. Continue reading “Burglary Suspects Held After Arrest Last Week”

LCF Produces 3 Presidential Scholar Nominees

Three La Cañada Flintridge residents are among the nominees for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. La Cañada High School’s Arjun Aron and Harrison Min were nominated, as was Justin Hogan, who attends Pasadena Polytechnic School.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

Foothill MWD Opens 2018 Student Art Contest

Foothill Municipal Water District is holding its seventh annual K-12 student art contest with the theme of competition: “Water Is Life.” This is a fun and educational project that serves to inspire student creativity about the stewardship of our precious water resources.
The contest is open to all K-12 students attending a school located within the Foothill MWD service area. This includes schools primarily located within La Crescenta-Montrose, La Cañada Flintridge and Altadena.
All art entries for the 2018 “Water Is Life” Student Art Contest will be separated into three groups (grades K-3, 4-6 and 7-12) before judging. The grand prize winning entry for each group will receive $100 for the student and a $50 gift card for the sponsoring teacher.
This event is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and all winning entries will be submitted to MWD for a second round of competition to be included in the 2019 “Water Is Life” Student Artwork Calendar.
Deadline for entries is Monday, April 2, including postmarked submissions.
For more information about the contest, including all rules, judging criteria and other prizes, visit the website fmwd.com and click on “Student Art Contest Information” on the main page.

Obituary: William Clemens Van Rooy

March 22, 1927 — Nov. 27, 2017

William Clemens Van Rooy

Bill was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, to Clemens William and Marie Van Rooy. He attended St. Patrick’s parochial school, where his family members were parishioners. After graduating from Bellarmine High School, Bill enlisted in the Navy in 1945, serving as one of the first to run a desegregated boot camp at the Naval Station Great Lakes in Chicago, Illinois.
Following WWII, Bill attended the University of Washington on the GI Bill, graduating with a degree in accounting. He began his career as a CPA, but by 1963 moved to Southern California to work with his father-in-law in the insurance business. Bill and his business partner grew the company from three employees to more than 100, and RGV was one of the largest insurance agencies in the state by the time he retired.
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Obituary: Constance Mae Bevan


The appropriate measurements of a person’s impact in life are their substantive accomplishments together with their personal interactions with others and demonstrated commitment to uncompromised ethics, values and love.

You completed, thirty six years with one of the world’s largest corporations – The Bell System. Challenging and pivotal assignments rewarded you with a gratified sense of personal accomplishment. When asked to explain your business success, you always responded, “I loved my job and the people I worked with.” You always projected cordiality with an effervescent smile, never losing sight of your mission and dedication to the enterprise.

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