LCHS Junior Launches 3-D Effort for Healthcare Workers

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La Cañada High School junior J.T. Salcido is spearheading the “LCHS Cares” effort to print 3-D face shields to help hospital workers.

La Cañada High School junior J.T. Salcido has kept busy so far during his school’s hiatus on coronavirus social distancing, and now, spring break is set to get even busier.

Salcido has launched the “LCHS Cares” project, an effort to print 3-D face shields to help hospital workers protect themselves and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The idea came up when Salcido, 17, said his father, Craig, who works at an Orange County hospital, began seeing patients with respirator masks. The doctor had heard 3-D digital masks might be possible for health care workers, and asked his tech-savvy son if he might lend a hand.

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Virtual La Cañada Spring Home Tour

Soon, you’ll probably be done with your Netflix shows and seen all HGTV has to offer. How about tuning in to this year’s reinvented Virtual La Cañada Spring Home Tour? This annual fundraiser for La Cañada High School is going digital on May 1 — with tours of four beautiful local homes to enjoy, from the comfort of yours. Despite social distancing, we can still come together as a community for some spring fun and a welcome distraction. The funds raised are crucial to LCHS 7-12 in 2020-21. Visit lacanadahometour.com for tickets and sponsorships.

Security Adviser Tells LCHS Students to Run, Hide From Active Shooter

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Peter Crabbe, representing the security training and consulting services company Chameleon Associates, moderated a student security briefing for 8th-graders on Feb. 20 at the La Cañada High School auditorium.

About 95% of active-shooter events last a total of five minutes or less, including the Saugus High School shooting last November in Santa Clarita, a senior consultant and trainer of security training and consultant services company Chameleon Associates told La Cañada High School students recently. Peter Crabbe, representing the Woodland Hills-based company, explained to a group of about 300 8th-graders at the LCHS auditorium this week what steps they could take in such a short time frame if an active-shooter event happens. Continue reading “Security Adviser Tells LCHS Students to Run, Hide From Active Shooter”

School District Maneuvers to Save Money on Bonds

La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board members on Tuesday night passed a resolution to issue a second set of 2017 Measure LCF bonds in March and authorize the refinancing of 2011 general obligation bonds.
The issuance and sale of the 2017 bonds are for $30 million, according to a district statement, which also said that the refinanced bonds are not to exceed $8 million. Continue reading “School District Maneuvers to Save Money on Bonds”

District Diversity Consultant Shares Ideas About Race at Workshop

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Christina Hale-Elliott, La Cañada Unified School District’s first diversity, equity and inclusion consultant, leads a discussion on “How to Talk With Young Adults About Race” at the La Cañada High School cafeteria.

Talking to young children about race is a discussion to be held as soon as possible.
That’s the message La Cañada Unified School District’s diversity, equity and inclusion consultant Christina Hale-Elliott recently gave at a talk to a group of about 20 people. In the discussion, “How to Talk With Young Adults About Race,” Hale-Elliott addressed topics, including a brief history of racism, white privilege and the model minority myth. Children as young as 3 months start to display reactions to race, Hale-Elliott said. Continue reading “District Diversity Consultant Shares Ideas About Race at Workshop”

Design of Proposed LCHS Pool Defended

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La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board President Joe Radabaugh gives his thoughts on Tuesday at a board meeting about a proposed 40-meter pool at La Cañada High School.

The La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board has directed representatives from Pasadena’s Gonzalez Goodale Architects to prepare construction drawings for a 40-meter-long pool, despite criticism of the pool’s dimensions. Continue reading “Design of Proposed LCHS Pool Defended”

Palm Crest Earns ‘California Distinguished School’ Title Again

Palm Crest Elementary School was recently named a California Distinguished School but Principal Cory Pak said the distinction is not necessarily his focus.
Pak was the principal of West Creek Academy in Saugus Union School District in 2017 before he came to La Cañada Flintridge. West Creek Academy also received the state distinction. Continue reading “Palm Crest Earns ‘California Distinguished School’ Title Again”

Parcel Tax Renewal Crucial, Says LCUSD Board Leader

Joe Radabaugh
Joe Radabaugh

Joe Radabaugh, who has been a La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board member since December 2017, was recently selected by his peers as the panel’s president after serving most recently as vice president.
Radabaugh, a resident of La Cañada Flintridge since 2007, has lots of experience working in the community.
He is the president of the La Cañada Baseball Softball Association, was a member of the LCUSD parcel tax renewal advocacy team and belongs to Kiwanis. Radabaugh is a past director of the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation and a past member of the Measure LCF bond committee team. Continue reading “Parcel Tax Renewal Crucial, Says LCUSD Board Leader”