Students Join Forces With Brothers’ Helpers to Feed Homeless

Photo by Shel Segal / OUTLOOK Flintridge Prep students Ben Baraga (left), Melody Lin and Mia Bella Chavez bag food recently at St. Bede Church, across the street from Prep’s campus. The food is then taken to downtown Los Angeles to feed those who are homeless.
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Flintridge Prep students Ben Baraga (left), Melody Lin and Mia Bella Chavez bag food recently at St. Bede Church, across the street from Prep’s campus. The food is then taken to downtown Los Angeles to feed those who are homeless.

For the past 15 years, local students have been heading to St. Bede Church on their Monday lunch hour to help bag pastries for about 2,000 people who are homeless and hungry on Skid Row.

Michael Roffina, a world history teacher at Flintridge Prep who helps organize his school’s participation, said between 15 and 40 usually participate and several local organizations donate food that would otherwise be thrown away.
“It’s only 10 or 15 minutes, but they bag a lot of stuff,” Roffina said. “It all gets loaded into trucks and gets taken down.” Continue reading “Students Join Forces With Brothers’ Helpers to Feed Homeless”

High School Brothers Dedicate Investment Returns to SMHS

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Eric and Richard Dong (center, left to right) are flanked by father Edward Dong, Mayor Dr. Richard Sun, San Marino High School Principal Mary Johnson and mother Charity Dong after they officially signed a $75,000 endowment for SMHS to San Marino Schools Foundation.
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Eric and Richard Dong (center, left to right) are flanked by father Edward Dong, Mayor Dr. Richard Sun, San Marino High School Principal Mary Johnson and mother Charity Dong after they officially signed a $75,000 endowment for SMHS to San Marino Schools Foundation.

Brothers Richard and Eric Dong were raised to understand and navigate the complex world of investments and the financial market.
Now, as San Marino High School students, the pair are investing their resources back into their school. Last Friday, they officially signed a $75,000 endowment fund for SMHS as a show of gratitude for their high school experience. The fund also is named in honor of outgoing Principal Mary Johnson for her impact in both boys’ lives. Continue reading “High School Brothers Dedicate Investment Returns to SMHS”

SM Home Delayed a Second Time Amid Size, Style Concerns

The vote on a home proposal was delayed a second time by mutual agreement, but the Design Review Committee appeared to be slowly warming up to its design.
Its neighbors, who helped to compose the audience at the April 5 meeting, remained unenthusiastic about the proposal, however. The design under consideration is a two-story Cape Cod style home with an attached one-car garage and detached two-car garage at 1541 Euston Road. Continue reading “SM Home Delayed a Second Time Amid Size, Style Concerns”