Burbank, Burroughs Suffer Setbacks in Nonleague Contests

First published in the Sept. 25 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

The Burbank High School varsity football team couldn’t keep up with visiting St. Genevieve of Panorama City in a 54-21 nonleague loss on Sept. 17.
The Bulldogs (1-4 overall record) struggled to contain the Valiants’ ground game and allowed 444 rushing yards. Senior Camdan McWright accounted for 221 of those yards and scored four touchdowns. Caleb Gardner added 95 yards and a score, and Xavier White finished with 85 yards and two touchdowns. Continue reading “Burbank, Burroughs Suffer Setbacks in Nonleague Contests”

Susan Marie (Kent) Whitesel | Obituary

Susan Marie (Kent) Whitesel

Susan Marie Whitesel was born on August 15, 1929, and passed away on September 17, 2021. She lived a long, full life during her 92 years.
Susan was born in Columbia, Missouri, to Thomas and Alice Kent. She grew up in Tennessee, Louisiana, and Minnesota. In the spring of 1940, she was crowned a princess at the Memphis Cotton Carnival. She was a registered nurse and graduated from Abbott Hospital in Minneapolis in 1950.
Susan was a loving wife to her husband of 60 years, Kenton. Continue reading “Susan Marie (Kent) Whitesel | Obituary”

Guild’s Autumn Classic Benefit Dinner Is Oct. 2

The Flintridge La Cañada Guild of Huntington Hospital will host the Autumn Classic Ringside Benefit Dinner, featuring the $25,000 Grand Prix Horse Show, at the Flintridge Riding Club on Saturday, Oct. 2. Dinner tickets can be purchased at FlintridgeHorseShow.com.
“As with 2020, the decision to postpone our annual Flintridge Horse Show last spring was very difficult, but the guild is excited for the opportunity to host a benefit dinner this fall and optimistic in planning for a robust return of the iconic Horse Show April 28-May 1, 2022, celebrating the 100th anniversary,” a spokesperson said. Continue reading “Guild’s Autumn Classic Benefit Dinner Is Oct. 2”

Friedman’s Speed Limit Bill Passes Legislature

First published in the Sept. 18 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Legislation by Assemblymember Laura Friedman that would provide local governments with more flexibility in setting speed limits passed the Legislature last week with strong bipartisan support.
The measure, Assembly Bill 43, incorporates the findings and recommendations relating to speed limits included in the California State Transportation Agency’s Zero Traffics Fatalities Task Force Report on reforming the way California allows speed limits to be set. Continue reading “Friedman’s Speed Limit Bill Passes Legislature”

American Heart Association Walk Is Oct. 9

The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health, will host its Heart & Stroke Walk on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Heart & Stroke Walk celebrates heart disease and stroke survivors, raising lifesaving funds and encouraging physical activity.
This year’s theme, “Heart Walk Here,” invites participants to start their walk from various pop-up start lines, including in Glendale, or create a path of their own. From neighborhood streets to park and parkways to tucked away trails, participants are encouraged to Heart Walk at any location that inspires their heart health. Details about the pop-up start lines are at SouthlandHeartWalk.org. Continue reading “American Heart Association Walk Is Oct. 9”

Vincent Dundee Jr. | Obituary

Vincent Dundee Jr.

Vince Dundee Jr., visionary restaurateur, businessman and first Mayor of La Crescenta and La Cañada Flintridge, passed away earlier this month at the age of 90.
Dundee is best known for owning and operating several themed restaurants and liquor stores in the Crescenta Valley foothills and Glendale during the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, including the Scotch Mist Restaurant, Kona Kai Inn, Guv’nors English Pub, Sherlock’s Disco and Christophers Restaurant. He also ran his famous Vincent Dundee Continental Catering Co., that catered hundreds of events and weddings throughout Southern California. Continue reading “Vincent Dundee Jr. | Obituary”

‘Sister Cities’ Program Opens Applications for Japan Trip

The Burbank Sister City Committee has opened applications for resident high school students who are interested to join a group traveling to Ota, Japan, in summer 2022.
Although the 2020 Ota trip was canceled due to the pandemic, several students who were selected for the trip are still planning to travel in 2022 with additional spaces available for students to join the trip. The deadline for student applications is Oct. 15. Continue reading “‘Sister Cities’ Program Opens Applications for Japan Trip”

City Mayors Urge Newsom to Veto SB 9

First published in the Sept. 16 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

The San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments announced that the mayors of 27 cities — including that of La Cañada Flintridge — in the San Gabriel Valley signed a letter urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to veto a bill approved by the state legislature that would allow lots zones for single-family homes to have up to four units.
Senate Bill 9 was introduced by state Sen. Toni Atkins of San Diego. The bill would allow the lots to subdivide into two, with each having a two-unit building, essentially allowing two duplexes on properties that initially were only allowed to have single-family homes. Atkins has called it a “gentle density increase that respects the character of the neighborhoods,” but local governments in Los Angeles County, including the L.A. City Council, oppose the bill. Continue reading “City Mayors Urge Newsom to Veto SB 9”

Pasadena Symphony’s Moonlight Sonata Gala Is Sept. 25

First published in the Sept. 16 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

The Pasadena Symphony Association will host its annual Moonlight Sonata Gala in-person at Pasadena City Hall on Saturday evening, Sept. 25.
The festivities will kick off with a courtyard reception, followed by dinner, auction and a music-filled program with dancing under a starry sky in Centennial Square.
Music from the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestras will usher guests in with a warm welcome as guests prepare to dine with meals from Parkway Grill.
To top off the event, talented songstress Melissa Manchester will perform an intimate set of standards in an exclusive performance befitting this enchanted night of music and community. Continue reading “Pasadena Symphony’s Moonlight Sonata Gala Is Sept. 25”