Her face is one of the most recognizable in the Southern California news market. Her reporting for NBC4 has spanned decades and garnered multiple industry honors. But when it comes to anchor Colleen Williams, some of her best work doesn’t take place in front of a camera or in a studio. Since 1995, the longtime Pasadena resident has supported Casa de las Amigas by hosting a yearly golf tournament to raise funds for the residential recovery center that houses women who are overcoming addiction. Continue reading “Longtime News Anchor Continues to Support Casa”
It’s not very often that a child with attention deficit disorder grows up to become the superintendent of a large school district. It’s even less likely when that child is born in Jamaica and that school district is nearly 3,000 miles away in the United States. But for Brian McDonald, overcoming daunting statistics is a welcome challenge that has guided his work for more than 20 years. Continue reading “McDonald Steers PUSD Down Right Path”
The following was written by Sydney Chun, special to the Outlook.
William Velayos, a 5th-grader at Valentine Elementary read 110 books over the course of the past school year, breaking the previous school record of 102. Fifth-grade students at Valentine Elementary can earn a certificate for reading 20 books, or a trophy for reading 30. Velayos went above and beyond, especially considering that students who read more than 50 books receive the same reward as those who read exactly 50. Continue reading “Valentine 5th Grader Proves to Be a Real Bookworm”
Although the Sierra Nevada snowpack received a promising dump this past winter, and the reservoirs in the northern reaches of California were topped up nicely, the El Niño effect that was expected to give Southern California a historic drenching missed its mark and strayed far to the north. The ramifications for San Marino residents are that watering restrictions enacted by the city last year remain fully in force. Continue reading “Tight Grip Maintained on SM’s Water Spigots”
Vicki Schwartz said she’s long wondered why La Cañada Flintridge didn’t have a Sister City. Continue reading “Sister Act: LCF Group Hunts for Companion City”
The brightly colored deck chairs you would normally expect to see on a cruise ship or poolside didn’t seem at all out of place Wednesday stationed around the lake in the otherwise utterly native Oak Woodland section of Descanso Gardens. Continue reading “Descanso Visitors Lounge Lakeside This Summer”
The sales are over; the doors are closed permanently. Sport Chalet, the sporting goods retail giant that was born in La Cañada Flintridge 57 years ago, was shuttered last week, it’s 45,000-square foot anchor store in LCF’s Town Center dark until a new tenant or tenants move in. Continue reading “Goodbye, Sport Chalet”
The following was written by Avery Yang, special to the Outlook.
During a lull in the activities that Soul Glow’s second annual Football and Dance Camp put in place, a young camper walked up to Ramses Barden — Super Bowl champion, 2004 Flintridge Prep graduate and host of the camp — and without saying a word, crouched down, grabbed hold of his leg and would not let go. Continue reading “Celebrity Coaches Host Football, Dance Camp”
Lena Kennedy had just been elected to the Blair High School student government when a small earthquake shook Pasadena many years ago. Although damage was minimal, the rumble still littered city streets with debris. Fallen tree branches lay around her neighborhood for days, blocking roadways and becoming safety hazards. At first, Kennedy didn’t think much of the slow cleanup. City workers must be busy, she told herself. But Kennedy soon began to notice something bothersome. Continue reading “Pasadena Has an Advocate in Kennedy”
To the unpracticed eye, the grounds of the Huntington Library probably look as lush as ever, a verdant expanse of 207 acres, showcasing camellias and roses, pines and orange groves, with no hint that the landscape will ever be significantly compromised. Continue reading “Botanical Battle Rages Against Huntington Pests”