LCF Educational Foundation Spring Gala is March 3

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La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation Spring Gala committee members preparing for the March 3 annual fundraiser include Sunyoung Fahimi, Erik Landswick, Gina Ricci, Jaime Hefner, Caroline Anderson, Julie Bae, Holly Biondo, Joanna Banks, Claudia Dietrich-Joe, Laura Abramian and Karen Thurston.

The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation will hold its 27th annual Spring Gala on Saturday evening, March 3, at the Ritz Carlton at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles (adjacent to Staples Center). More than 700 people are expected to attend the fundraiser, which is widely regarded as LCF’s highest-profile social event of the entire year.
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LCF Strong Man Has an Appetite for Success

Photo courtesy Paul Murray
With the goal of entering bodybuilding competitions late last year, La Cañada Flintridge resident Paul Murray, 50, dedicated himself to a disciplined diet that complemented his rigorous exercise schedule.

Have you seen Paul Murray lately?
In the past year, the former president of the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation has been hard at work building something special — himself.
At 50, Murray entered his first bodybuilding contests and twice finished first in his division, Grand Masters, Men’s Physique.
“It’s really impressive!” said his wife, Crista. “I was so proud, he looked amazing, and it was a great experience to see how much his hard work paid off. He looked better than almost all the guys there, even the younger guys, which is pretty awesome.”

Paul Murray has been lifting weights since he was a high school freshman football player. He got more serious about lifting in college, when he joined Cal Poly Pomona’s club football team. But until recently, he had only the slightest inkling that he might someday seriously pursue the sport of bodybuilding.
In part, Murray traces the development to a pair of surgeries: Continue reading “LCF Strong Man Has an Appetite for Success”

LCFEF Awards District $2 Million

It’s become a tradition, and for that, La Cañada Unified School District Superintendent Wendy Sinnette said she and her colleagues are most grateful.
For the seventh consecutive year, the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation raised $2 million for the district, money that will be used to help fund smaller class size, to recruit and retain talented teachers and staff, and to fund programs in visual and performing arts as well as provide an array of math and science courses. Continue reading “LCFEF Awards District $2 Million”