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”

Health Seminar Prescribes More Than Ounce of Prevention

Dr. Paul Gilbert, medical director of orthopedic surgical services at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, is not a fan of the “no pain, no gain” style of exercise, but he also doesn’t believe people should just give up.
The La Cañada Flintridge resident spoke at a free men’s health seminar on Tuesday night at USC-VHH in Glendale about “Health of Your Joints” to a crowd of about 85 people, including a number of women. Attendees were able to listen to seven presentations on different aspects of men’s health that included a question-and-answer period afterward. Continue reading “Health Seminar Prescribes More Than Ounce of Prevention”

Big Dig Prompts LCHS Summer P.E. Class to Relocate

The Big Dig’s impact on the La Cañada Unified School District just got bigger.
La Cañada High School summer school students taking physical education will have to decamp for part of their term to the Foothill Intermediate School campus at Cornishon Avenue because of the Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project, officials said recently. Continue reading “Big Dig Prompts LCHS Summer P.E. Class to Relocate”

A Tale of Two City Halls: Officials Consider Tenants at New Site

Photo by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK Employees will need to be fully moved into the new La Cañada Flintridge City Hall by March 1.
Photo by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK
Employees will need to be fully moved into the new La Cañada Flintridge City Hall by March 1.

City Hall will look a lot different starting March 1, the deadline for employees to leave its home of some 40-plus years, and start work less than a mile away at a new facility near Olberz Park. Escrow will close that day on the long-time municipal headquarters.
At a recent City Council meeting, City Manager Mark Alexander said the move date is actually set sooner — on President’s Day weekend — and everyone must be out by the start of March. President’s Day is Feb. 18, but some commission meetings will continue to be held at the old City Hall at the end of the month. Continue reading “A Tale of Two City Halls: Officials Consider Tenants at New Site”

Mayor Savors LCF’s 2018 Advances, Eyes Challenges in New Year

Terry Walker La Cañada Flintridge Mayor
Terry Walker
La Cañada Flintridge Mayor

Terry Walker, who was selected as La Cañada Flintridge’s mayor in April 2018 by her City Council colleagues, has had an eventful year. Long-awaited funding for a 210 Freeway sound wall project was approved, Target became a reality and the issue of the Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project reheated since Walker became mayor.
Walker was elected to the council in March 2015. She previously served eight years on the YMCA of the Foothills Board of Directors and spent three terms as president of the LCF Chamber of Commerce. Her journey to the council began when she was appointed in 2008 to the Public Works and Traffic Commission, where she served for four years, including one term as chair. She also served as a planning commissioner for three years before she vacated the position to join the City Council. The mayor recently took time out from her schedule to reflect, at an LCF restaurant, on the past year and look toward this year’s challenges. This interview has been edited for space. Continue reading “Mayor Savors LCF’s 2018 Advances, Eyes Challenges in New Year”

Art’s Ability to Help Heal at USC-VHH

Photo courtesy Kenneth Selko Artist Gayle Garner Roski, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital CEO Keith Hobbs and artist Kitty Keck spoke at a reception for the hospital’s Healing Arts Exhibition.
Photo courtesy Kenneth Selko
Artist Gayle Garner Roski, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital CEO Keith Hobbs and artist Kitty Keck spoke at a reception for the hospital’s Healing Arts Exhibition.

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital relies on medical skills as it goes about the business of healing, of course, but it also acknowledges the power of art in pushing the process along. Hence, the hospital’s Healing Arts Exhibition.
Now on its fifth art exhibition, the hospital held an opening reception featuring colorful illustrations by Gayle Garner Roski and iPhone art by Kitty Keck for a permanent display in the hospital near La Cañada Flintridge. Continue reading “Art’s Ability to Help Heal at USC-VHH”