Obituary: Roger Herrling 1928-2017

Roger Herrling

Roger Herrling passed away on June 8 of natural causes at the age of 88.
He was born Aug. 28, 1928, in Duluth, Minnesota, and came to California when he was 19 with his father and brother. He met Toni Bonifield when he was 21. The couple married two years later and were together for the next 67 years. They had five children, Dana, Cindy, Grant, Randy and Brad. The family often spent time together on wonderful summer vacations to Lake Tahoe, Carmel and Hawaii.
Roger attended UC Berkeley and was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. While at Cal he was a member of the crew team where he rowed under legendary coach Caroll M. “KY” Ebright. His college career was cut short by the Korean War. At that time, Roger was accepted into the Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, where he earned the rank of second lieutenant. The war ended just as he was ready to deploy.
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LCHS Grad Tackling Tough Topics at UCLA Law Review

Photo courtesy Kathryn Hatch
Quemars Ahmed is the first Muslim law student at UCLA to earn the position as editor-in-chief at the UCLA Law Review.

“It is certainly an interesting time for lawyers,” Quemars Ahmed said. “Although maybe all times are interesting for lawyers?”
Ahmed, a 2009 La Cañada High School graduate, is the editor-in-chief of the UCLA Law Review, the nation’s 5th-ranked scholarly law journal. Known for being hard-working and cool-headed, the ever intellectually curious Ahmed is the first Muslim to lead the law school’s flagship journal since it began publishing in 1953.
“It means something to me only in the sense that it is representative of a larger phenomenon,” Ahmed said. “It’s a personal achievement, too, but … it does provide evidence of the fact that discrimination isn’t taking place [at UCLA] and it normalizes the relationships of other demographics in the law; I take that as a good thing.” Continue reading “LCHS Grad Tackling Tough Topics at UCLA Law Review”

San Marino’s New Business

San Marino Optometry
San Marino Optometry

An open house and ribbon-cutting was recently held for San Marino Optometry on Huntington Drive. The husband and wife team of Dr. Toan Nguyen and Dr. Julie Phan welcomed dignitaries, including San Marino Mayor Dr. Richard Sun; Christian Daly, representing Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger; Elizabeth Andalon, representing Congresswoman Judy Chu; and members of the San Marino Chamber of Commerce.

Huntington Hospital Cheers Nursing Scholarships Recipients

Photo courtesy Huntington Hospital The 2017 Condon Family Nursing Scholarships were awarded to (in alphabetical order) Kelli Castillo, Lulu Castro, Ernestina Chua, Sandra Flores, Julia Grinblat, Monique Halabi, Andreina Hernandez, Ernani Kashem, Terri Kolbach, Karen Luu, Lazar Michaels, Perla Pena, Shwe Phyo, Robert Ryken, Kaoru Sakiyama, Monica Shima, Amy Stadeli, Eric Tom, Eva Torres and Kathy Vardoulis.
Photo courtesy Huntington Hospital
The 2017 Condon Family Nursing Scholarships were awarded to (in alphabetical order) Kelli Castillo, Lulu Castro, Ernestina Chua, Sandra Flores, Julia Grinblat, Monique Halabi, Andreina Hernandez, Ernani Kashem, Terri Kolbach, Karen Luu, Lazar Michaels, Perla Pena, Shwe Phyo, Robert Ryken, Kaoru Sakiyama, Monica Shima, Amy Stadeli, Eric Tom, Eva Torres and Kathy Vardoulis.

Earlier this month, Huntington Hospital celebrated 20 scholarship recipients who were selected because of the excellence, integrity, compassion and collaboration they demonstrate through the exceptional care they provide patients every day. Continue reading “Huntington Hospital Cheers Nursing Scholarships Recipients”

16 Applicants Vie for Vacant City Council Seat

No one can say La Cañada Flintridge residents aren’t civically engaged: Sixteen applicants have emerged to fill the City Council’s unscheduled vacancy.
The large field of applicants all hope to fill the seat that became vacant in May following the death of Dave Spence, a longtime councilman and six-time mayor.
It is the second time a member of the LCF City Council has died while in office. Jack Hastings’ death in 1997 led to a special election in 1998 in which Deborah Orlik was elected to fill the vacancy for the remaining 10 months on that term, beating out Anthony Portantino by two votes.
The applicants are: Gregory Brown, Peter Chung, Keith Eich, Rod Essen, Charles Gelhaar, Rick Gunter, Brett Johnston, John Hicks, Charlie Kamar, Lara Kayayan, Nalini Lasiewicz, Lainie Miller, Joe Radabaugh, Candice Rosen, Jack Schaedel and Wesley Walton. Continue reading “16 Applicants Vie for Vacant City Council Seat”

LCF’s Mesa Crest Water Co. Being Sold

Mesa Crest Water Co. customers in La Cañada Flintridge received word last month that they’re going to have a new water provider.
According to a filing with the California Public Utilities Commission, Mesa Crest Water Co., which was incorporated in LCF in 1956 and serves about 700 local residents, is being sold to Liberty Park Water, which provides service to about 29,000 customers in southeastern L.A. County.
“They’re being acquired by a large company that serves lots of communities in L.A. County and is a big national company, so we expect service to be better,” said Rich Atwater, president of the Foothill Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors. “It’s a much more sophisticated operation. Working with them will improve water service and conservation.” Continue reading “LCF’s Mesa Crest Water Co. Being Sold”

City Council Approves Balanced Budget

City Council members on Friday approved a balanced 2017-18 budget of $28.9 million to cover operating costs and capital improvement plans while maintaining matching reserves.
San Marino’s budget — which includes an increase in fund balances of $398,863 from the previous year — will include operating costs of $24 million, $3.0 in capital improvement projects and $1 million in capital equipment purchases, interim Finance Director Misty Cheng said. Continue reading “City Council Approves Balanced Budget”

San Marino Celebrates Independence Day With Flair

The following was written by Max Zeronian, special to the Outlook

In a colorful, all-day affair, San Marino residents commemorated America’s birthday, coming together for the annual Lacy Park Fourth of July celebration.
It began promptly at 8 a.m. with the J.P. Blecksmith 5K Memorial Run, after which spectators began filing into the park to reserve their places to view the night show, “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Continue reading “San Marino Celebrates Independence Day With Flair”