Hall of Fame baseball player Rod Carew has been selected as the recipient of the Celebration of Life Award in conjunction with the inaugural Fred Claire Celebrity Golf Classic that benefits City of Hope. The tournament and dinner will be held Monday, Aug. 14, at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale.
“We are honored that Rod will be with us at our tournament dinner to accept this award and I can’t think of anyone more deserving,” said Claire, the former longtime executive vice president and general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“Rod’s recent health journey is truly a celebration of life and his ongoing efforts on behalf of heart disease and history of being involved in great causes to help others is an inspiring story,” said Claire.
Carew, 71, is among the greatest hitters of all-time, a seven-time batting champion and first-ballot selection to the Hall of Fame. In retirement, he’s championed several causes, including the fight against heart disease since becoming a survivor last year. He partnered with the American Heart Association on “Heart of 29,” a campaign named for the jersey number he wore throughout his 19-year career with the Minnesota Twins and California Angels. Continue reading “Fred Claire Golf Tournament to Benefit City of Hope on Aug. 14”
Five Acres will hosts its 30th annual Golf Classic and “Mad for Plaid Par-Tee” on Monday, Sept. 18, at a private golf club in Pasadena. The event will raise critical funds to support children and families in Los Angeles, and will also recognize past chairs for their contribution to Five Acres’ mission.
Following the golf tournament, guests are invited to don their finest plaid for the Scottish-themed “Mad for Plaid Par-Tee.” The evening will supply cocktails in the “Tartan Tavern” along with dinner, dancing and live entertainment. Auction items include an eight-day Viking Cruises river cruise, helicopter ride and guitar autographed by Maroon 5. Continue reading “Five Acres’ 30th Annual Golf Classic is Sept. 18”
When Melissa Patton hugs the Lanterman House goodbye for the last time on Aug. 31, she’ll know she transformed the historic home into a space that is used, as Lloyd Lanterman hoped, for the public good.
Since it opened as a public museum in 1993, the house has become a place for schoolchildren to learn about local history, for researchers to mine area archives and for community members to admire the beauty of the old bungalow-style home.
Patton, who was responsible for making sure all of that came to be, is retiring after 25 years as the only executive director in the museum’s history so far.
“I love this house,” she said. “It’s very much a big character in my life. I do this funny thing when I close up at night, I pat it and say, ‘I’ll see you in a couple of days, girl.’
“It will take some getting used to, not to have that responsibility, not to be concerned all the time about the welfare of a nonliving thing.”
Designed in 1915 by noted architect Arthur Haley for Dr. Roy Lanterman and his family, the Lanterman House is one of few pre-1920 residences left in LCF. Continue reading “Lanterman House Director Says Goodbye to Mothering the Local Landmark”
Officials and residents from San Marino will embark on something of a diplomatic trip at the end of September.
Their journey will bring them to the Republic of San Marino, a microstate that has existed constitutionally within Italy since the 1600s. The trip, scheduled to begin Sept. 28, will follow a similar trip made by Republic of San Marino officials to this city several years ago. Continue reading “Counting Down to Republic of San Marino Trip”