Sage Glendale Senior Living Joins Chamber of Commerce

Dave Gumberg, Judee Kendall, Daniel Brotman, Elizabeth Whittington, Mayor Paula Devine, Patrick Dooley, Kathy Markarian

Sage Glendale Senior Living and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce hosted a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the opening of Sage Glendale.

“This is a long-awaited celebration for Sage as they had planned to open and celebrate near the beginning of the pandemic, which caused a delay for them,” said Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Judee Kendall. “This was an opportunity to welcome a beautiful new business to Glendale and share a social time with city council members, Glendale Chamber board members and ambassadors, the Sage team, and other community leaders.”

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June Bloom Supports Music and the Arts

Photos by Erin Rodick / Outlook Valley Sun
Pasadena Showcase President Barbara Damerel, Benefit Chair Susie Aguirre
and Event Chair Marybeth Rehman-Dittu

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts hosted June Bloom, a garden party fundraiser, which was located on the property of three La Cañada Flintridge estates.
The event offered attendees a day of shopping, live music, floral demonstrations, food and wine and docent-led garden tours — all of which were available at each of the three homes.
“Due to Covid we were not able to host our traditional showcase house event,” Benefit Chair Susie Aguirre said. “We got creative and crafted what we hope is a wonderful outdoor garden party allowing the exploration of three beautiful estates. Pasadena Showcase for the Arts is grateful to the three homeowners for their endless generosity.”
The garden party tickets sold out with every ticket sale going towards supporting music and the arts within the local community.
“Music and the arts are so important and will help reunite and strengthen communities after such a tough year,” Aguirre said.

Mask Mandate Returns as Virus Cases Increase

By Oscar Areliz and Zane Hill

Though the increase pales in comparison to last year’s Fourth of July surge, Los Angeles County is experiencing a concerning spike in COVID-19 infections after recording more than 1,000 new cases for a seventh consecutive day on Thursday.

The rapid rise in daily cases, increasing number of cases involving the Delta variant and a slowing vaccination rate prompted the county to reinstate its mandate that all residents, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask indoors in public spaces, just one month after the state celebrated its much-anticipated reopening. The new health order will be effective late Saturday evening.

“Wearing a mask when indoors with others reduces the risk of both getting and transmitting the virus,” County Health Officer Muntu Davis, a physician, said in a virtual conference on Thursday. “Masking indoors must again become a normal practice by all, regardless of vaccination status, so we can stop the trends and level of transmissions we are currently seeing.”

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Jewel City Beats Crescenta Valley for Title

By Nathan Cambridge

After this, there would be no more games to play in the Little League District 16 Major All-Star baseball tournament. Jewel City and then Crescenta Valley had previously beaten the other in this tournament, so this “if necessary” game became necessary to settle the district championship.

It was Glendale’s Jewel City Little League that took an early lead en route to a 13-2 victory over Crescenta Valley in a game shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule Sunday at Montrose Park.

The game featured young athletes who are mostly either 11 or 12 years old, with their teams’ ultimate goal being to reach youth baseball’s holy grail – the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

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Crescenta Valley Offense Explodes for Blowout Win

By Mano Baghjajian

Glendale News-Press

Hit after hit after hit. That was the story of the Little League All-Star baseball game between Vaquero-Burbank and Crescenta Valley, whose bats came to life in the bottom of the second inning, collecting an impressive 12 hits.

Crescenta Valley Little League’s Vincent Purcell pitched a scoreless second inning against Vaquero-Burbank on Thursday.

“We did what we came out here to do and that was to jump on fastballs,” said Crescenta Valley manager Mike Herman. “Attack and don’t put it in the umpire’s hands.”

The offensive barrage propelled the Crescenta Valley to a 19-1 victory over Vaquero-Burbank at Montrose Park on Thursday to advance to the District 16 Little League All-Stars final against Jewel City-Foothill All-Stars. The game was called after three innings due to the “run rule,” which states any team trailing by 15 or more runs after the third inning must concede.

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Vaquero-Burbank All-Stars Fall in District Tourney

Photo by Mano Baghjajian / Burbank Leader
The Burbank-Vaquero Little League All-Star baseball team’s season came to an end after a 19-1 loss to Crescenta Valley on Thursday. The team includes Danny Guzman (front, from left) and Braden Powers. Middle row: Jacob Sanchez, Sammy Nunez, Antonio Carcena, Israel Guerrero, Xavi Graham, Julian Huerta, Rudey Parra and David Gonzales. Back: Nicholas De Leon, coach Josh Porter, manager Shonn Graham and coach Ricky Nunez.

By Mano Baghjajian

Burbank Leader

Hit after hit after hit. That was the story of the Little League All-Star baseball game between Vaquero-Burbank and Crescenta Valley, whose bats came to life in the bottom of the second inning collecting an impressive 12 hits. 

“We did what we came out here to do and that was to jump on fastballs,” said Crescenta Valley manager Mike Herman. “Attack and don’t put it in the umpire’s hands.”

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Mary Ruth Dicks | Obituary

Mary Ruth Dicks

It is with great sadness and a broken heart that the Dicks family shares the unexpected news of the loss of our beloved mother Mary Ruth Dicks, on June 3rd 2021.

Mary Ruth Dicks, previously a 40-year resident of La Cañada Flintridge, passed away in Simi Valley, where she lived with family for the last 7 years, unexpectedly at the age of 78 years old.

She was a Southern California native, born in Los Angeles, on August 13, 1942, to Erwin and Ruth Lampe.

A fixture in education with the La Cañada Flintridge community, she dedicated 37 years to teaching. After graduating from UCLA in three years with an Economics degree, she began teaching high school for her alma mater Marlborough School in Los Angeles. After raising two sons, she returned to education as a preschool teacher at Parents and Children’s Preschool. She really discovered her true love in education being a math teacher at La Cañada High School for 20 years, where she was Teacher of the Year in 2004.

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LCF Marches Back to Life With Hometown Parade

La Cañada High School Color Guard team members energetically showed off their moves during the Hometown Parade, themed “Dare Mighty things”, a celebration which served as a stand-in fro the Fiesta Days Parade typically held on Memorial Day but which was cancelled the last two years due to the pandemic.

With smiles finally unmasked and Foothill Boulevard filled with palpable enthusiasm, La Cañada Flintridge families gathered along sidewalks, medians and driveways to celebrate the 2021 Hometown Parade.

This year’s parade differed from processions in previous years, taking place the day after the Fourth of July instead of during Memorial Day weekend, when the traditional Fiesta Days event is held. Beyond the date, however, the parade was even more distinctive for what it symbolized: resilience in emerging from the past year’s coronavirus-related challenges and hope for the community’s rejuvenation.

With optimism and joy in the air on the sunny Monday morning, participants included equestrian units, bands, Scouts, and law enforcement and fire department personnel, all lined up to embark down Foothill Boulevard to cheers and waves.

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Longtime Camaraderie Springs From Neighborhood Clean-Up

Photos by Natalie Miranda / Glendale News-Press
Marilyn Heidecker holds a trash bag open for her 4-year-old son, Charles, as he puts in a piece of garbage found during the Pride of Buckingham clean-up on Saturday.

By Natalie Miranda
Glendale News-Press

When Robin Rose and Paul McKernan moved into their Buckingham Road home in 1988, the couple took it upon themselves to keep their neighborhood clean. They started out by carrying plastic kitchen bags during their morning walks through the canyon to pick up and dispose of stray pieces of trash they would find along their path.

Their example led others to join the effort, as neighbors took to the street to keep Buckingham clean.

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Kathryn Elizabeth Mingin | Obituary

Kathryn Elizabeth Mingin

Kathryn (Kay) Elizabeth Mingin, 86, of Burbank, passed away on May 5, 2021. She was born to the late James and Leah Keefe on May 5, 1935, in Peoria, IL. Kay graduated from Academy of Our Lady High School in 1953.

She married the late Anthony “Tony” Mingin in 1956.

Beloved by her 8 children and entire family, Kay was passionate about the arts, especially literature, ballet and Broadway musicals. In addition, she was a well-respected staff member at St. Joseph Medical Center for over forty years.

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