LCFTRA To Host Bingo Fundraiser April 27

Photo courtesy LCFTRA
Maureen Bond, Bill Pounders and Nancy Villegas show their bingo cards in anticipation of the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association’s Bingo Night on April 27.

La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association will host Bingo Night on Friday, April 27, at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge.
There will be seven cash prizes, including the Grand Prize Game, paying $500. For $40, players receive a dauber, a bingo book containing six single-play bingo cards for each regular game, plus one single-play card for the Grand Prize Game. Dinner from El Pollo Loco will be available at 5:30 p.m. for $10, and the LCFTRA No Host Bar will be offering beverages. Games begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.
The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is located at 4469 Chevy Chase Drive. The 2019 Pasadena Rose Parade theme is “The Melody of Life.” LCFTRA’s float will be titled, “Tree Frog Night.”
To register, visit LCFTRA.org.

LCF Library Semi-Annual Book Sale April 25-28

Friends of the La Cañada Library, a volunteer group, will hold its semi-annual book sale from April 25-28. The funds help support the library to keep it up-to-date with needed equipment, hard cover and online books, books on tape, and interesting programs for adults and children.
Readers will find books of many interests: favorite authors, educational, travel, cooking and history. CDs and DVDs will also be for sale.
Become a Friend of the Library with a reasonable yearly fee. Visitors can inquire about membership just inside the library door at the time of the sale.
For more information about sale hours, visit colapublib.org/libs/lacanada.

LCHS Home Tour April 27

Photo courtesy Jennifer Fox
La Cañada High School Home Tour committee members include Mindy DiPaolo (7/8 PTA president), Gillan Abercrombie Frame (co-chair), Suzanne Jensen (co-chair) and Lisa Dick
(9-12 PTA president).

Suzanne Jensen and Gillan Abercrombie Frame are co-chairing this year’s La Cañada High School 7/8 and 9-12 PTA Home Tour. This committee has been planning for months five ways to participate and enjoy the biggest fundraiser for the schools.
Besides touring four unique homes from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3:30-6 p.m. on Friday, April 27, ticketholders can enjoy lunch at event sponsor Los Gringos Locos and other local favorites, including Honeybird, Penelope’s and Sakura. Continue reading “LCHS Home Tour April 27”

Door of Hope Announces New Board Members

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Door of Hope has announced that two La Cañada Flintridge residents — Camilla Hartman and Kay Wolking — have been elected to the Pasadena-based organization’s board of directors. Additionally, local resident Steve Lazarian Jr. has become Door of Hope’s new board president.
Door of Hope is a Christ-centered, nonprofit organization that helps families and children experiencing homelessness rebuild their lives by helping families find jobs, receive “financial literacy” and budgeting skills, and provide children with daily homework assistance and tutoring to help them develop academically and socially.
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FMWD Says Thanks for Conservation During Pipeline Work

Foothill Municipal Water District received an outstanding public response from customers refraining from outdoor water use to accommodate the inspection of an imported water pipeline.
The inspection covered about 10,000 feet of pipeline starting near the Rose Bowl and ending in La Cañada Flintridge. From March 19-23, a robot used high-definition cameras and electromagnetic sensors to measure the steel wall thickness of the pipe and log other data points as it traveled.
“The results from the inspection will better inform our Capital Improvement Program moving forward,” stated General Manager Nina Jazmadarian. “Ensuring the reliability of our pipelines through planned maintenance and rehabilitation will be less costly than an emergency repair.”
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Local Woman Appointed to Delta Stewardship Council

Maria Mehranian

California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León announced on March 16 that the Senate Rules Committee has appointed La Cañada Flintridge resident Maria Mehranian to the Delta Stewardship Council.
The Delta Stewardship Council was created to advance the state’s co-equal goals for the Delta — a more reliable statewide water supply and a healthy and protected ecosystem, both achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique characteristics of the Delta as an evolving place. The Delta Stewardship Council is composed of members who represent different parts of the state and offer diverse expertise in fields such as agriculture, science, the environment and public service. Of the seven, four are appointed by the governor, one each by the Senate and Assembly, and the seventh is the chair of the Delta Protection Commission.
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97th Annual Flintridge Horse Show is April 26-29

Photo courtesy Flintridge La Cañada Guild
Flintridge La Cañada Guild members, shown here presenting Huntington Hospital with funds raised from the annual Horse Show, are gearing up for this year’s equestrian fundraiser from April 26-29. Pictured above are (front row, from left) are Sherri Burns, Lauren Oakes, Liane Ward and Sherlyn Claridge. Back: Betty MacInnes, Gail Jagels, Candy Corral, Allison Regan, Jenny Stern, Margie Solares, Rebecca Rieck and Vinnie Fraipont.

The Flintridge La Cañada Guild of Huntington Hospital will host the 97th annual Flintridge Horse Show at the Flintridge Riding Club from April 26-29. The four-day show features equestrian competitions along with other entertaining events.
Highlights include the Friday night tasting event and the Saturday night evening dinner, silent auction and Grand Prix of Flintridge riding competition. This year’s silent auction offers a range of items, including an autographed Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers guitar, a six-night Ireland vacation package, and a “Sonoma Wine & Dine” three-night getaway. “The Flintridge La Cañada Guild is honored to host the 97th annual Flintridge Horse Show, and we’re especially excited to offer special Friday and Saturday evening events,” said Allison Regan, president of the Flintridge La Cañada Guild.
“Not only are these events great fun, but the funds raised will further the Guild’s mission of supporting Huntington Memorial Hospital. Specifically, the proceeds from these events will help Huntington Cancer Center acquire technology that enables physicians to collaborate with medical experts from various medical centers to bring the best possible care to Huntington cancer patients.”
All events are expected to sell out. For tickets or more information, contact:
FlintridgeHorseShow@gmail.com.

The Great Chocolate Race Returns May 6

Photo courtesy Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital
Brandon Grandalski, Taylor Post and Claire Chapman participated in the Great Chocolate Race last year. The race returns on May 6.

The Great Chocolate Race returns to Memorial Park at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 6. Hosted by the Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital, all proceeds from the race benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Mayor Michael Davitt officially will start the race. The 2.5k or 5k walk or run is open to all racers and pets and strollers are welcome.
There will be T-shirts for pre-registered racers, finish medals for all participants, official chip timing for the 5k, chocolate treats at the pit stops, breakfast and a kids’ zone in the park after the race.
The cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children between ages 5 and 18.
For more information, visit fgch.la.