PCF Scholars Find Nonprofits Have Their Back at PCC

Pasadena Unified School District graduates Ramon Cano Cristobal, Mario Nicasio, Hannah Tellez, Kevin Morales, Mahely Cedillo Lambaren, Abigail Vides, Jaylin Jenkins and Alejandra Anaya Dia are attending Pasadena City College this fall as PCF Scholars. The Pasadena Community Foundation will support each student at PCC for up to four years.
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Pasadena Unified School District graduates Ramon Cano Cristobal, Mario Nicasio, Hannah Tellez, Kevin Morales, Mahely Cedillo Lambaren, Abigail Vides, Jaylin Jenkins and Alejandra Anaya Dia are attending Pasadena City College this fall as PCF Scholars. The Pasadena Community Foundation will support each student at PCC for up to four years.

As students across the region head off to college this fall, a contingent of Pasadena Unified School District graduates is proudly donning backpacks to attend an institution right here in town­ — Pasadena City College — in a quest to achieve a quality higher education at a lesser cost. Continue reading “PCF Scholars Find Nonprofits Have Their Back at PCC”

Spartans Place 3rd in Burbank Tournament

Claire Saydah
Photos courtesy Eric Danielson
Claire Saydah recorded 16 digs in La Cañada’s three-game sweep at Newhall Hart last week.

The La Cañada High School varsity girls’ volleyball team placed third in the Burbank Tournament last Saturday.
The Spartans (10-4 overall record) played seven matches and finished with a 5-2 record. La Cañada defeated Culver City in two sets to bring home the third-place trophy. The squad also recorded victories over Sherman Oaks Buckley, Burbank, Mission Hills Alemany and Los Angeles Immaculate Heart. LC suffered setbacks against Huntington Beach twice in the tourney.
La Cañada will travel to Los Angeles today to take on Immaculate Heart in a nonleague match at 5:30 p.m. The Spartans will play their home opener against Glendora on Monday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 p.m. Continue reading “Spartans Place 3rd in Burbank Tournament”

The Proper Rises Anew, Eager to Serve LCF

Photo by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK Rick Anderson and David Yost at the bar of the remodeled restaurant the Proper, which is set to open soon.
Photo by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK
Rick Anderson and David Yost at the bar of the remodeled restaurant the Proper, which is set to open soon.

The Proper, previously a high-end gin bar and restaurant, is rebooting this week in “proper fashion” with new owners and a different focus after a nearly seven-month absence in La Cañada Flintridge.
“It’s not going to be a gin bar,” said owner Rick Anderson of the just-formed Proper Hospitality Group LLC that includes David Yost, Lisa Anderson and Cater Lee Yost. “It will be a well-rounded, handcrafted cocktail bar and restaurant. And everything that [former owner Brady Caverly] did for the bar is alive and well.” Continue reading “The Proper Rises Anew, Eager to Serve LCF”

JPL Speaker Uses InSight to Fire Kids’ Imaginations

Photos by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Tom Hoffman, a project manager for the InSight Mission, discusses the spacecraft before 70 people at La Cañada Elementary School.
Photos by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Tom Hoffman, a project manager for the InSight Mission, discusses the spacecraft before 70 people at La Cañada Elementary School.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Tom Hoffman had a plan to make the younger children in his audience see science as cool and explain that local residents are doing some great work: giving them an imagination-expanding glimpse into the InSight spacecraft mission to Mars. Continue reading “JPL Speaker Uses InSight to Fire Kids’ Imaginations”

Huntington Hospital, Leadership Pasadena Honor Veterans

Photo courtesy Christopher Grisanti The Veterans Day flag-raising ceremony at Huntington Hospital included comments from Cindy Bengtson Budzyn, Leadership Pasadena executive consultant; Jaynie Studenmund, vice chair of the hospital’s board of directors; Dr. Lori J. Morgan, hospital president and CEO; and Lorenzeno Pereyra, a retired U.S. Navy corpsman.
Photo courtesy Christopher Grisanti
The Veterans Day flag-raising ceremony at Huntington Hospital included comments from Cindy Bengtson Budzyn, Leadership Pasadena executive consultant; Jaynie Studenmund, vice chair of the hospital’s board of directors; Dr. Lori J. Morgan, hospital president and CEO; and Lorenzeno Pereyra, a retired U.S. Navy corpsman.

Huntington Hospital hosted its inaugural Veterans Day flag-raising ceremony at the entrance of the hospital as more than 100 nurses, physicians and employees — joined by family and friends — gathered to recognize the service of those in the United States’ military, past and present.
The hospital’s driveway was lined with American flags and names of veterans, several of whom are Huntington employees. Continue reading “Huntington Hospital, Leadership Pasadena Honor Veterans”

Maranatha Defeats Top Seed to Win CIF Championship

Photo courtesy Tom McGuinness The Maranatha High School varsity girls’ tennis team rejoices after defeating Woodcrest Christian and receiving its first CIF-SS championship since 2014.
Photo courtesy Tom McGuinness
The Maranatha High School varsity girls’ tennis team rejoices after defeating Woodcrest Christian and receiving its first CIF-SS championship since 2014.

It was a feeling déjà vu for Maranatha High School girls’ tennis coach Arthur Hsieh, who could not help but have the Minutemen’s 2014 championship run in the back of his mind.
“There were so many parallels,” Hsieh said. “That year was the last time we beat Mayfield Senior, and we beat them this year. The playoff scheduling was similar and the scoring was very close to those in 2014.” Continue reading “Maranatha Defeats Top Seed to Win CIF Championship”

City Council Sets Lower Bar for Financial Reserves Despite Objections

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council revised its general fund policy on Tuesday by agreeing, in a 3-2 vote, to set the goal of keeping reserves at 50% of operational revenues.
Councilmen Leonard Pieroni and Greg Brown were the dissenting voices, opposing any amount less than a previous 100% to 150% goal.
“I thought we should keep the reserve goal and target the same as it has been,” Pieroni said after the meeting. “It’s served the city well for a long time and helped us weather some tough times.” Continue reading “City Council Sets Lower Bar for Financial Reserves Despite Objections”