PCC Foundation Ready to Assist Students During Crisis

By Bill Hawkins, President, PCC Foundation

The Pasadena City College Foundation’s highest priority is ensuring that students’ needs are met so that they can persist toward their academic goals. The Pasadena City College campus is closed to students and the public until April 20. Classes, counseling and other student services will be offered online. Full-time employees, hourly workers and personnel determined by the campus leadership will continue day-to-day operations whether on-campus or remotely.
Students’ lives are changing daily. Depending on their individual circumstances, some students have had work hours from their part-time jobs essentially eliminated; others are having to scramble for child-care support while others are left to care for their elderly relatives. All of these situations threaten their academic progress by putting increased pressure on their households.
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LCFEF Gala Is Canceled

The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation, citing “public health risks that the coronavirus disease poses in large public gatherings,” has made the unprecedented decision to cancel the organization’s 29th annual Spring Gala, which was scheduled for March 21.
“This is a huge loss for us because it’s our main fundraiser, but public safety outweighs it,” LCFEF Executive Director Marilyn Yang said. LCFEF and La Cañada Unified School District officials “are aligned in this decision, out of an abundance of caution,” she added.
The gala, which is widely regarded as the city’s biggest social event of the year, has drawn upward of 700 attendees. Last year, it netted more than $500,000, with gross revenue likely in excess of $700,000.
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Mary Borgny Dorland Wynton – Obituary

Mary Wynton

It is with grieving hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Borgny Dorland Wynton. On March 1, we lost a beloved mother, sister, friend and vibrant member of the community. Her spirit will be with us always.
Mary was a kind and generous soul, intelligent and faithful. She loved learning, traveling both nationwide and abroad, and was extremely active and involved

in many organizations, holding offices in a number of them. These include the Shakespeare Club, Tuesday Musicale Juniors (incoming president, former treasurer), the Stanford Club, Sigma Alpha Iota, St. Bede Italian Catholic Federation, Pasadena Presbyterian Church Food Ministry, the Women’s Committee of the Pasadena Symphony Association, the Girl Scouts and Pasadena Heritage.
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LCF’s Erskine Has Book Signing April 24

Daditude

La Cañada Flintridge author and columnist Chris Erskine will take part in a reading and signing of his new book, “Daditude,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena.
The book is a collection of Erskine’s favorite columns, which mine the rich worlds of fatherhood, marriage and suburbia. His columns are featured weekly in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and elsewhere nationwide. Erskine also is a staff editor and writer at the Los Angeles Times, as well as the author of two previous books, “Man of the House” and “Surviving Suburbia.”
For more information, visit prospectparkbooks.com or vromansbookstore.com.

Directory of Community Organizations Available Online

Coordinating Council staff includes Joe Thompson (left), Becky Gelhaar and Jeb Long.

The Directory of Community Organizations and Special Events for 2017-18 is now available online at lcfcc.info.
The directory, prepared annually by the Coordinating Council, provides an overview of the many organizations in La Cañada Flintridge that are members of the Coordinating Council.
The listing for each group includes contact person; the date, time and place of regular meetings; special events; and a brief description of services provided. In addition to organizations, the directory provides information about the city, schools and churches.
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Measure LCF: What You Should Consider – Vote NO

By Ted Brown
Special to the Outlook

How can anyone be opposed to a school bond? Well, a hundred million here and a hundred million in interest can add up to real money. Check our website for some background information on these bonds: bit.ly/NoLCUSDBond.
Most voters didn’t know about this school bond proposal until they got their sample ballots and saw signs around town. But this is a major proposal: $149 million in bonds, with a cost of $268.2 million to pay them back with interest. This money will be owed by every property owner in La Cañada and will appear on property tax bills for 30 years. Bonds are not free money. Continue reading “Measure LCF: What You Should Consider – Vote NO”

La Salle Hangs On to Defeat Muir, 21-20

Photo courtesy John Blackstock
Justin Lockhart caught two touchdown in the Lancers’ 21-20 victory at Muir last Friday.

By Robert Haleblian

The La Salle High School varsity football team’s overall record is back at .500 after defeating host John Muir High, 21-20, in a nonleague nail-biter last Friday.
Riding high off of stellar performances from freshman quarterback C.J. Montes, La Salle’s offense was firing on all cylinders. The young standout threw three touchdowns and finished just shy of 200 yards passing to help the Lancers improve to 2-2 on the season.
“[Montes] is special,” said LSHS head coach Russell Gordon. “He’s smart [and] he’s a great student. I believe everything starts in the classroom, and then it comes out to the field. He represents our school very, very proudly.” Continue reading “La Salle Hangs On to Defeat Muir, 21-20”

Perrantes Leads St. Francis to Victory in Season Opener

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson St. Francis junior quarterback Darius Perrantes threw for 322 yards, six touchdowns and an interception in his debut last week, leading St. Francis to a 48-21 win over Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach.

By Charlie Foy

During the second half, the St. Francis High School student section loudly sang “Sweet Caroline,” A fitting song because Golden Knights football never seemed so good as the varsity team cruised to a 48-21 victory over visiting Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach last week.
In the first half, new quarterback Darius Perrantes, a junior transfer from Encino Crespi, initially started off slow but everything started to click after his first touchdown. Near the end of the first quarter, senior Greg Dulcich broke away from the Mira Costa corner, and Perrantes completed a 38-yard touchdown pass, and there was no looking back for the St. Francis offense.
The Mustangs (0-1 overall) quickly responded with a touchdown pass of their own, and it seemed as if both teams were evenly matched.
On the ensuing drive, Perrantes completed another touchdown pass to Dulcich and later connected with Isaac Cordova for a 64-yard touchdown.
The Mustangs didn’t give up and kept the game within reach after a touchdown midway through the second quarter, cutting St. Francis lead to 21-14 at the half. Continue reading “Perrantes Leads St. Francis to Victory in Season Opener”