Being in the locker room of the storied Rose Bowl last week was not just a professional obligation for David Meltzer, but the personal embodiment of the point he was trying to make as he spoke. Continue reading “Sports Marketer Headlines Rose Bowl Speaker Series”
Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Capt. Chris Blasnek, with not even a month of the new job under his belt, admitted he was in the hot seat at the City Council meeting this week.
A handful of La Cañada Flintridge residents pleaded with city officials to take action against residential burglaries and other crimes. One resident even called for the formation of LCF’s own police department.
“One burglary is too many for the city,” said Blasnek, sympathizing with residents. “Even though you can’t prevent them all and can’t be perfect.” Continue reading “LCF Residents Sound Alarm on Burglaries”
A simulation of a gruesome crash was staged in front of La Cañada High School on Thursday, April 13, as part of “Every 15 Minutes,” a nationwide program meant to increase awareness among teenagers about the high-stake dangers of drinking and driving.
“It’s about having our students — and adults — pause and question their own behavior,” Principal Ian McFeat said. Continue reading “LCHS Confronts Drinking and Driving Dangers”
Eighty-one percent of students on the La Cañada High School and LCHS 7/8 campus report that bullying is unacceptable at their school. And 90% of 4th- through 6th-graders at La Cañada Unified’s three elementary schools say they feel safe on their campus. Continue reading “LCUSD Survey Says Students Feel Safe; Pinpoints Other Concerns”
The Earth has its day every April 22, when people all over the planet gather for rallies, conferences, service projects, and this year at Descanso Gardens, a Botanic Bling.
The Botanic Bling Trunk Sale — recycled and upcycled gifts are among the items that will be for sale — is one of several of Descanso’s Earth Day-themed activities scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday. Continue reading “Descanso Gardens Offers Earth Day Fun”
For her contributions to local education and historic preservation, Ivy Sun was chosen as U.S. Rep. Judy Chu’s honoree from San Marino for the eighth annual Congressional Women of the Year.
Sun, a 30-year educator and longtime San Marino resident, stood among 16 other women from locales within Chu’s district on Saturday, April 8, to be recognized for the achievement. She stood proudly with fellow educators, immigrants, civil servants, a police chief and a NASA engineer as Chu commemorated each for her contributions to her congressional district, which stretches from Pasadena to Upland. Continue reading “SM’s Sun Among Congressional Women of the Year Honorees”
At age 88, Pasadena resident Phil Swan Sr. might be slowing down a bit. But he can’t help reflecting on the wonderful life he’s had in the Crown City, where he was born, raised and ran the successful investment firm Philip V. Swan Associates.
A local through and through, Swan was born in 1929. He graduated from South Pasadena High School, received his bachelor’s degree from Pomona College and his graduate degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Continue reading “Pasadena Retiree Reflects on Baseball, Investment Culture”
Name another high school that can pool an Oscar winner, head of Plastic Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment, creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, state Senator, former Major League Baseball player, NASA engineer, deputy district attorney, pilot and philharmonic oboist and have them all on the same campus, on the same morning.
Matthew Sox and Tristan Kalnins combined for a three-hit shutout and led the La Cañada varsity baseball team to a 5-0 victory over host Monrovia on Tuesday. Continue reading “La Cañada, Flintridge Prep Score League Victories”