Planned Parenthood Pasadena’s Fall Benefit is Oct. 1

Photo courtesy Planned Parenthood Some Planned Parenthood Pasadena’s Fall Benefit Patron Committee members gearing up for the Oct. 1 fundraiser include (from left) Ceinwyn Clark, Angela Visca, Deborah Williams, Nick Taylor, Mary Blodgett, Board Chair Sally De Witt, Laura Fleming, event co-chair Yvonne Zaro, event co-chair Stephanie McLemore, President/CEO Sheri Bonner, Debra Beadle and B.J. Kirwan Hanna.
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Some Planned Parenthood Pasadena’s Fall Benefit Patron Committee members gearing up for the Oct. 1 fundraiser include (from left) Ceinwyn Clark, Angela Visca, Deborah Williams, Nick Taylor, Mary Blodgett, Board Chair Sally De Witt, Laura Fleming, event co-chair Yvonne Zaro, event co-chair Stephanie McLemore, President/CEO Sheri Bonner, Debra Beadle and B.J. Kirwan Hanna.
Dr. Willie Parker
Dr. Willie Parker

Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley will hold its annual Fall Benefit on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Langham Huntington Hotel. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.
A tradition since the 1960s, the group’s Fall Benefit is the organization’s signature fundraiser and welcomes 400 of the region’s top philanthropists and community leaders each year.
The Fall Benefit raises essential funds to support Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley’s four health centers located in Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Alhambra and Glendora. Each year, more than 60,000 patients visit, in addition to 11,000 opportunities for sex and relationship education that occur at local schools and colleges.
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Later Start Reviews Mixed; More Sleep, Less Time

Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK School starts at 8:30 a.m. on the  La Cañada High School campus this year, 45 minutes later than before. The change was made in an effort to give adolescent students more time to sleep.
Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK
School starts at 8:30 a.m. on the
La Cañada High School campus this year, 45 minutes later than before. The change was made in an effort to give adolescent students more time to sleep.

Jimmie Myers said he believes students in his zero period orchestra class are benefiting from the extra shuteye they’re getting this school year.
How can he tell?
“They laugh at more of my jokes,” he said.
Spurred by research even more scientific than Myers’ methodology, La Cañada Unified School District opted to start the school day later this year so the adolescents attending La Cañada High School and LCHS 7/8 have an opportunity to get more valuable sleep. Continue reading “Later Start Reviews Mixed; More Sleep, Less Time”

Rankings Website Places Caltech No. 2 in State

The school rankings website Niche.com recently released its “Best Colleges in California,” and listed Pasadena’s Caltech as the No. 2 school in the state, behind No. 1-ranked Stanford University.
The other top-10 colleges in California were No. 3 Pomona College, No. 4 USC, No. 5 Harvey Mudd College, No. 6 Claremont McKenna College, No. 7 UCLA, No. 8 UC Berkeley, No. 9 Scripps College and No. 10 Pitzer College.
In Niche’s “Best Colleges in America” rankings, Stanford University was No. 1 and Caltech came in at No. 10. Those were the only California colleges to be included in the nationwide top 10.

Professional Child Development Associates to Celebrate 20 Years at Harvest Moon Gala on Oct. 1

Photo by Susan Bradforth / OUTLOOK Eric Kaufman and Professional Child Development Associates Executive Director Dr. Diane Cullinane were among those who enjoyed last year’s Harvest Moon Gala. This year’s event will be held Sunday, Oct. 1.
Photo by Susan Bradforth / OUTLOOK
Eric Kaufman and Professional Child Development Associates Executive Director Dr. Diane Cullinane were among those who enjoyed last year’s Harvest Moon Gala. This year’s event will be held Sunday, Oct. 1.

Professional Child Development Associates will celebrate 20 years of serving children with autism or other developmental disabilities at its ninth annual Harvest Moon Gala Dinner and Art Auction to be held on Sunday, Oct. 1. All proceeds will benefit PCDA.
Robert “Bob” Joe will receive this year’s PCDA Community Service Award at the event, which will be held at a private South Pasadena home.
The PCDA Community Service Award recognizes a community leader who has generously donated time and talent in service to the community, and particularly to children and families.
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HEAR Center Fall Festival Fundraiser Oct. 22

The HEAR Center, a Pasadena nonprofit established in 1954, is holding its third annual Fall Festival Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 2-6 p.m. The event will be held at a private Altadena residence, a historic Greene and Greene home at 2162 N. Holliston Ave. in Altadena.
Guests will enjoy board games, farm animals, great food, a bounce house and more. Admission is $35, but children 10 and under are free. All proceeds go to HEAR Center so that it may continue its mission of providing affordable hearing and speech care to all ages.
“We doubled our attendance at last year’s fundraiser and we hope to have another great turnout this year. This is a great event for the whole family,” said Ellen Simon, the executive director of the HEAR Center.
Tickets can be purchased by calling (626) 796-2016 or by visiting hearcenter.org.