LCHS Teacher Appointed to State Tech Advisory Panel

Photo courtesy Gayle Nicholls-Ali
La Cañada High School teacher Gayle Nicholls-Ali (left) joins Shauna Hawes of Valley View Middle School in Pleasant Hills, during the first session of the Computer Science Strategic Implementation Advisory Panel. The group is working to make recommendations on the implementation of the state’s K-12 computer science standards.

Ms. G, as the students at La Cañada High School know her, is now known statewide as a member of the Computer Science Strategic Implementation Advisory Panel.
Gayle Nicholls-Ali, whose duties at LCHS include career tech education, was appointed recently by Gov. Jerry Brown to join 14 like-minded experts on a panel charged with making recommendations on the implementation of K-12 computer science standards in California.

“The California economy is depending on us,” said Nicholls-Ali, who also is a curriculum writer and team leader at CTE Online, an online learning program that offers pathways and courses focused on career and technical education, in addition to working as an adjunct professor at Pacific Oaks College.
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Local Water Officials Cheer California WaterFix Vote

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve its initial share of funding for the California WaterFix, or about 26% of the $16.7 billion investment plan proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The project is intended to upgrade the state’s existing water delivery system by constructing a pair of water tunnels beneath the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta that would divert water into the State Water Project.
Foothill Municipal Water District — which serves the communities of La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Altadena — receives imported water from MWD, including supplies that travel through the Bay Delta. Each community varies in its reliance on imported water, but overall imported supplies constitute about 60% of all water use within the service area, according to FMWD officials. Continue reading “Local Water Officials Cheer California WaterFix Vote”

Governor Names LCF Resident L.A. County Superior Court Judge

Fernando Aenlle-Rocha

Gov. Jerry Brown this week included La Cañada Flintridge resident Fernando Aenlle-Rocha among his appointments to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, according to a release from the governor’s office.
Aenlle-Rocha, 55, has been a partner at White and Case LLP since 2005. He was previously a partner at McDermott, Will and Emery LLP from 2000 to 2005 and an associate at Stephan, Oringher, Richman and Theodora PC from 1999 to 2000. Continue reading “Governor Names LCF Resident L.A. County Superior Court Judge”