LCPC Hosting Talk Regarding Bullying

Patricia A. Engert

All parents and grandparents are invited to hear from Patricia A. Engert in the Fellowship Hall of the La Canada Presbyterian Church at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25.
Being a kid today is tough and being a parent today is tougher. The presentation’s goal is to help parents when their kids report they have been teased or bullied at school by teaching them techniques for what they can do and for what they can help instill in their kids.
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Sierra Club Presents Spain Travel on March 13

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club will present Bruce Hale’s “Spain From Bilbao to Gibraltar” on Tuesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Public Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.
Hale will show slides and provide commentary from his monthlong trip to Spain last fall. Highlights of the program include Bilbao and the Basque Region, the Camino de Santiago, Madrid, Seville and Granada. During this armchair tour, viewers will learn about Spain’s distinctive culture on the Iberian Peninsula.
Hale is a long-time Sierra Club member and frequent program presenter with the group.
This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Contact Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181 for further information.

Cancer Support Community Honors Benefactors

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Scott Nesbit, LeeAnn Havner, Ron Havner and Julie Nesbit were among those who enjoyed the Cancer Support Community Pasadena’s annual Benefactors Society Appreciation Dinner at Bistro 45. This society recognizes the exceptional generosity of CSCP donors who support the organization at leadership levels. “All of CSCP’s programs are offered free of charge to people facing cancer and their families,” said Meg Symes, CSCP’s executive director. The tremendous generosity of our benefactors and patrons helps enormously to allow us to offer free services, and we are indebted to these special donors.” For more information, visit

Descanso Celebrates Camellia Flowers in February

Descanso Gardens has a full calendar of family-friendly events this month, including several celebrating the camellia flower.
• Camellia Walk: Come for a camellia walk and learn about the “queen of winter flowers” on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. or Sunday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m.
• Camellia Arranging Demonstration: George Harrison of the Pacific Camellia Society leads floral arranging demonstrations at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, and 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, using camellias from Descanso Gardens.
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La Cañada Kiwanis Club Opens ‘La Cañadan of the Year’ Nominations

Since the early 1950s, the La Cañada Noontime Kiwanis Club has been recognizing an individual as the La Cañadan of the Year. The club will be selecting an outstanding citizen from the community to be honored.
The public is asked to contribute to the process by nominating members of the community who have demonstrated strong evidence of “giving back” and exemplary commitment to the community. Longtime La Cañada Flintridge resident and community leader, Jeanne Broberg, was honored last year.
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Obituary: Joan Rebecca Pinto Whalen

Joan Rebecca Pinto Whalen, 62, former resident of La Cañada Flintridge, passed away at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at her home in Glendale. Already a 20-year cancer survivor, she passed away in the comfort of her home, surrounded by friends and family.
Joan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to her late parents, Charles W. Pinto and Eloise M. Pinto. She is survived by her brother, John Pinto, and her sister, Jule Pinto.
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LCF Educational Foundation Spring Gala is March 3

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La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation Spring Gala committee members preparing for the March 3 annual fundraiser include Sunyoung Fahimi, Erik Landswick, Gina Ricci, Jaime Hefner, Caroline Anderson, Julie Bae, Holly Biondo, Joanna Banks, Claudia Dietrich-Joe, Laura Abramian and Karen Thurston.

The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation will hold its 27th annual Spring Gala on Saturday evening, March 3, at the Ritz Carlton at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles (adjacent to Staples Center). More than 700 people are expected to attend the fundraiser, which is widely regarded as LCF’s highest-profile social event of the entire year.
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Foothill MWD Opens 2018 Student Art Contest

Foothill Municipal Water District is holding its seventh annual K-12 student art contest with the theme of competition: “Water Is Life.” This is a fun and educational project that serves to inspire student creativity about the stewardship of our precious water resources.
The contest is open to all K-12 students attending a school located within the Foothill MWD service area. This includes schools primarily located within La Crescenta-Montrose, La Cañada Flintridge and Altadena.
All art entries for the 2018 “Water Is Life” Student Art Contest will be separated into three groups (grades K-3, 4-6 and 7-12) before judging. The grand prize winning entry for each group will receive $100 for the student and a $50 gift card for the sponsoring teacher.
This event is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and all winning entries will be submitted to MWD for a second round of competition to be included in the 2019 “Water Is Life” Student Artwork Calendar.
Deadline for entries is Monday, April 2, including postmarked submissions.
For more information about the contest, including all rules, judging criteria and other prizes, visit the website and click on “Student Art Contest Information” on the main page.

Obituary: William Clemens Van Rooy

March 22, 1927 — Nov. 27, 2017

William Clemens Van Rooy

Bill was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, to Clemens William and Marie Van Rooy. He attended St. Patrick’s parochial school, where his family members were parishioners. After graduating from Bellarmine High School, Bill enlisted in the Navy in 1945, serving as one of the first to run a desegregated boot camp at the Naval Station Great Lakes in Chicago, Illinois.
Following WWII, Bill attended the University of Washington on the GI Bill, graduating with a degree in accounting. He began his career as a CPA, but by 1963 moved to Southern California to work with his father-in-law in the insurance business. Bill and his business partner grew the company from three employees to more than 100, and RGV was one of the largest insurance agencies in the state by the time he retired.
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Obituary: Constance Mae Bevan


The appropriate measurements of a person’s impact in life are their substantive accomplishments together with their personal interactions with others and demonstrated commitment to uncompromised ethics, values and love.

You completed, thirty six years with one of the world’s largest corporations – The Bell System. Challenging and pivotal assignments rewarded you with a gratified sense of personal accomplishment. When asked to explain your business success, you always responded, “I loved my job and the people I worked with.” You always projected cordiality with an effervescent smile, never losing sight of your mission and dedication to the enterprise.

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