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”

A Lesson on Hanukkah Comes to Palm Crest Ahead of Holiday

Photos by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK Gal Kessler Rohs and her daughter Libby educate Palm Crest Elementary School students about Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights.
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Gal Kessler Rohs and her daughter Libby educate Palm Crest Elementary School students about Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights.

Gal Kessler Rohs, a La Cañada Unified School District parent and education director for Temple Beth David Religious School, helped bring Hanukkah to life for some Palm Crest Elementary School students on Wednesday with the help of dreidels, a menorah and some jelly doughnuts. Continue reading “A Lesson on Hanukkah Comes to Palm Crest Ahead of Holiday”

Conference on Suit Against LCUSD Set for February

Both sides in a civil lawsuit accusing La Cañada Unified School District staff members and a teacher of unfairly targeting Korean American students — a claim that was made after four high school pupils were disciplined for allegedly cheating on an AP European history exam in 2018 — will meet to discuss case details in February. Continue reading “Conference on Suit Against LCUSD Set for February”

LCUSD Workshop Tackles Diversity, Inclusion

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Attendees from this week’s “Cultivating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” workshop listen to consultant Christina Hale-Elliott and LCUSD Superintendent Wendy Sinnette.

At the first workshop to cultivate feedback on diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the La Cañada Unified School District, Superintendent Wendy Sinnette laid out some pertinent themes for discussion, including student safety and how to better create an atmosphere of acceptance and empathy. Continue reading “LCUSD Workshop Tackles Diversity, Inclusion”

LCHS Parents Schooled on the Risks of Vaping

Tanya Wilson, head of security for La Cañada High School, gave a vaping presentation recently at a PTSA-hosted event at LCHS.
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Tanya Wilson, head of security for La Cañada High School, gave a vaping presentation recently at a PTSA-hosted event at LCHS.

With vaping linked recently to 27 pulmonary injuries and at least one death in Los Angeles County, an event at La Cañada High School where officials spoke about dangers associated with the use of e-cigarettes seemed especially timely. Continue reading “LCHS Parents Schooled on the Risks of Vaping”

Unsightly Wheel Stops at PCY Removed; City to Broach New Plan

Recently installed wheel stops, or parking bumpers, placed near Paradise Canyon Elementary School to help control what is recognized as a chaotic pickup and drop-off area, were removed, last week after pushback from local neighbors convinced the Traffic Commission to reevaluate the area and conduct a study with community input. Continue reading “Unsightly Wheel Stops at PCY Removed; City to Broach New Plan”