Dodgers Extend LCF Resident’s Contract

Photo courtesy Los Angeles Dodgers / Jill Weisleder The Los Angeles Dodgers and manager Dave Roberts, who is an LCF resident, agreed to a contract extension through the 2022 season.
Photo courtesy Los Angeles Dodgers / Jill Weisleder
The Los Angeles Dodgers and manager Dave Roberts, who is an LCF resident, agreed to a contract extension through the 2022 season.

La Cañada Flintridge resident Dave Roberts has guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series appearances and three National League West championships since taking over as manager in 2016.
The local skipper was rewarded for these accomplishments on Monday as the Dodgers officially announced Roberts would remain with club through 2022. The organization had picked up the manager’s one-year option and added an additional three years to his contract.
“Keeping Doc as our leader on the field was a top priority this offseason and now that we’ve accomplished that we are excited to collectively shift all of our focus to doing all we can to bring a World Championship to our passionate fans,” Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman said in a release. Continue reading “Dodgers Extend LCF Resident’s Contract”

LCF Ranks High for Pricey Real Estate

La Cañada Flintridge once again has joined the ranks of the most expensive areas in the U.S., as measured by the median price for residential property sales in 2018.
The 91011 ZIP code placed 57th in an end-of-year ranking of the nation’s priciest locales, according to real estate database PropertyShark.
The median home sale price of $1,770,000 in ZIP code 91011 was enough to move it seven spots ahead of its No. 64 ranking in 2017. Continue reading “LCF Ranks High for Pricey Real Estate”

Tournament of Roses CEO Safeguards Traditions While Seeking Younger Fans

David Eads
David Eads

When it came to leading the Tournament of Roses Association, Executive Director and CEO David Eads knew from the get-go his strategy for guiding one of Pasadena’s oldest and most cherished organizations to new heights would have to be more evolutionary than revolutionary.
“Change was never meant to be a revolution,” said Eads, nearly two years into the top spot. “What we do — the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game and all the related events — are already great. They are world renowned. So all we are doing is some updates and improvements around the edges with the goal of improving the entertainment value of the parade.” Continue reading “Tournament of Roses CEO Safeguards Traditions While Seeking Younger Fans”

Council OKs Hiring Director for Library, Recreation Depts.

The San Marino City Council has voted to fund and hire a community services director, setting up the hiring of a department head who will ultimately have control of both the Recreation Department and Crowell Public Library.
In approving the post, the council directed City Manager Marcella Marlowe at its meeting last week to eliminate the Recreation Department manager position at her discretion, the rationale being that the new director will be primarily focused on that department and that the money to pay for the position has to come from somewhere. Continue reading “Council OKs Hiring Director for Library, Recreation Depts.”

City Slips to 36th Place in Nation’s Most Expensive Real Estate

Real estate analysis website PropertyShark ranked San Marino ZIP code 91108 as the nation’s 36th most expensive for residential sales in 2018, representing another slip despite a median sale price north of $2 million for the year.
At a median sale price of $2,109,000, San Marino’s ZIP code checked in as the seventh most expensive in Los Angeles County as well; the county had 19 make the Top 100 nationwide. The zip code also ranked 27th out of California’s 82 cities in the Top 100. Continue reading “City Slips to 36th Place in Nation’s Most Expensive Real Estate”

Obituary: Catherine Vuolo Erskine

Catherine Erskine

Catherine Vuolo Erskine, a longtime resident of La Cañada Flintridge, died Friday, Nov. 30, after a long and valiant battle against cancer. She was 59.
Catherine Erskine was active as a parent volunteer in a range of organizations around the community, where she raised four children. In particular, she was a member of the site council at Palm Crest Elementary, responsible for student safety and emergency preparations. Teachers there remember her for her humor, people skills and sly “Mona Lisa smile.”
At La Cañada Presbyterian Church, she was the board chair for the popular Parent Ed program in 2006-07, a transitional year between directors. She also served on the search committee that hired the program’s current director, Anne Bierling.
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Obituary: Douglas ‘Dougie’ Sibbald Dolfie

Douglas ‘Dougie’ Sibbald Dolfie
Jan. 9, 1936 – Dec. 5, 2018

Douglas “Dougie” Sibbald Dolfie

Douglas “Dougie” Sibbald Dolfie passed away at Royal Oaks Manor in Bradbury on Dec. 5, 2018, from complications of heart disease.
Dougie was born Douglas Hungerford Sibbald in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 9, 1936. She was the daughter of Dr. Reginald Spalding Sibbald and Minerva Lawson Sibbald. Her father was the head of the romance language department at Ursinus College in Collegeville. Her mother was a rare woman for her time with a college degree, and a music teacher who later roamed the mountains of West Virginia instructing students in 100 schools.
Dougie graduated from Elkins High School in 1953. During those four years, she was a majorette in the marching band and proudly carried the letter “S” at all performances.
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