JPL Has Jobs for Non-Scientists Too, Workers Tell Students

You don’t have to be a scientist or engineer to work at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Attendees at a recent STEAM event at La Cañada High School learned from NASA JPL employees that there are numerous kinds of jobs for people with varied talents at the national research facility that, as its website says, carries out Earth science and robotic space missions. Continue reading “JPL Has Jobs for Non-Scientists Too, Workers Tell Students”

Ronald McDonald House Gives Patients All the Comforts of Home

Photo courtesy Mary Reynolds Pasadena Ronald McDonald House Director Elizabeth Dever is shown with Mary and Tom Reynolds, who found housing at the facility during Mary’s  troubled pregnancy. The facility accommodates not only patients who have come to Pasadena for advanced medical treatment, but also their families.
Photo courtesy Mary Reynolds
Pasadena Ronald McDonald House Director Elizabeth Dever is shown with Mary and Tom Reynolds, who found housing at the facility during Mary’s
troubled pregnancy. The facility accommodates not only patients who have come to Pasadena for advanced medical treatment, but also their families.

One year ago, the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House bore witness to a miracle.
Actually, two miracles.
Mary Reynolds, who’d been a guest at the house, gave birth to twin boys after doctors initially gave one of her babies a less than 1% chance of survival in utero. Oliver and Elliot suffered from a rare disorder known as twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, in which one baby receives more blood flow and nutrients than the other, even more than it should.
Early on, doctors gave Reynolds the choice to terminate the pregnancy, or one baby to save the other, a choice that, as impossible as it seemed, still did not guarantee viability as the death of the first child could also trigger stroke in the second. Continue reading “Ronald McDonald House Gives Patients All the Comforts of Home”

Rose Queen Adds Title: Senate District’s Woman of the Year

Louise Siskel
Louise Siskel

For her reign as the 2019 Rose Queen — a platform she has proudly used to promote women and girls seeking paths to science and technology careers and encouraged them to be their own kind of princess — San Marino’s Louise Siskel was named woman of the year for the 25th State Senate District.
State Sen. Anthony Portantino announced his selection last week, citing Siskel’s leadership on the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Royal Court and the “heartfelt” Los Angeles Times op-ed in which she reflected on the gradual change in Tournament tradition and said she felt the responsibility “to share that I am bisexual.” Continue reading “Rose Queen Adds Title: Senate District’s Woman of the Year”

HMS Science Olympiad Team Heads to State Competition

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK The Huntington Middle School Science Olympiad Team placed first in this year’s county regional competition and will enter the state competition in April. The team includes Nora Chang (front row, from left), Bethany Ang, adviser Cynthia Wong, adviser Suzanne Nitta, Olivia Wang, Aparna Venkat and Leo Feng. Back: Sean Killackey, Sebastian Liong, Elsa  Panning, Katie Lui, Lillian Panning, Sophia An, Audrey Jung, Helena Wu, Aaron Ong, Berwyn Phan and coach David Zheng.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
The Huntington Middle School Science Olympiad Team placed first in this year’s county regional competition and will enter the state competition in April. The team includes Nora Chang (front row, from left), Bethany Ang, adviser Cynthia Wong, adviser Suzanne Nitta, Olivia Wang, Aparna Venkat and Leo Feng. Back: Sean Killackey, Sebastian Liong, Elsa
Panning, Katie Lui, Lillian Panning, Sophia An, Audrey Jung, Helena Wu, Aaron Ong, Berwyn Phan and coach David Zheng.

After securing nine first-place medals, seven second-place medals and five third-place medals, the Huntington Middle School Science Olympiad Team has advanced from the Los Angeles County Regional competition as the first-place team this season. Continue reading “HMS Science Olympiad Team Heads to State Competition”

Residents Urged to Make Wish List of City Projects

Now is the time to let the city know what projects you want it to take a hard look at when budget decisions are due in a few months.
Through a survey on the city’s website, residents are encouraged to review the list of 21 potential projects that have been discussed by officials and select as many as 10 of their favorites. The City Council plans to consider this resident input when plotting out the 2019-20 budget. The council narrowed its list to these 21 projects from an initial 53. Continue reading “Residents Urged to Make Wish List of City Projects”

LC Sends 13 Wrestlers to Individual Championships

Alex Mykalo (top) is one of 13 La Cañada wrestlers to qualify for the CIF-SS Individual Championships this weekend.
Alex Mykalo (top) is one of 13 La Cañada wrestlers to qualify for the CIF-SS Individual Championships this weekend.

The La Cañada High School varsity wrestling team will send a record 13 athletes to the CIF Southern Section Individual Championships this weekend following a solid performance in the Rio Hondo League finals at Monrovia last week.
Head coach Justin Luthey topped his own record from last year when he had a dozen Spartans qualify for the postseason. Continue reading “LC Sends 13 Wrestlers to Individual Championships”

La Cañada, Flintridge Prep Host Playoff Games Tonight

The La Cañada High School varsity girls’ basketball team secured its perfect record in Rio Hondo League play last Tuesday and will enter the CIF Southern Section Division 2AA playoffs as the No. 7 seed.
The Spartans (23-4 overall record, 8-0 in league) will host Leuzinger of Lawndale in a first-round playoff game tonight at 7. Continue reading “La Cañada, Flintridge Prep Host Playoff Games Tonight”

Two San Marino Seniors Earn All-CIF Accolades

The San Marino High School football team turned in another memorable season under the guidance of Mike Hobbie with a Rio Hondo League championship and a CIF Southern Section quarterfinals appearance last fall.
Two key members of the squad were recognized for helping the Titans finish with an overall record of 9-3-1. Seniors Beau Hobbie and Chris Wicke were named to the All-CIF Division 9 first team, the Southern Section announced on Monday. Continue reading “Two San Marino Seniors Earn All-CIF Accolades”