Youngster’s Drive to Fund Library Speaks Volumes

Sofia Flores-Sirolli, 11, has made steady progress in her attempt to raise funds toward the construction of a library in Nicaragua.
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Sofia Flores-Sirolli, 11, has made steady progress in her attempt to raise funds toward the construction of a library in Nicaragua.

La Cañada High School 7th-grader Sofia Flores-Sirolli’s dream is to build a library in Nicaragua, and she’s approximately 75% of the way to raising the funds to achieve her goal. Continue reading “Youngster’s Drive to Fund Library Speaks Volumes”

YMCA Prayer Breakfast Speaker Inspired by Reagan

Photo by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK Hundreds of people attend the annual YMCA of the Foothills prayer breakfast featuring keynote speaker Peggy Grande at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA.
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Hundreds of people attend the annual YMCA of the Foothills prayer breakfast featuring keynote speaker Peggy Grande at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA.

Former President Ronald Reagan was a man of “incredible faith” who did not wear his religious conviction on his sleeve and welcomed everybody, said the keynote speaker for the annual prayer breakfast at the YMCA of the Foothills. Continue reading “YMCA Prayer Breakfast Speaker Inspired by Reagan”

LCUSD Stands by Staff Accused in Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination

The La Cañada Unified School District said it is fully supporting staff members and a teacher who were accused in a civil lawsuit of unfairly targeting Korean American students after four high school pupils were disciplined for allegedly cheating on an AP European History exam last year. The lawsuit also alleges discriminatory behavior by certain La Cañada High School staff members. Continue reading “LCUSD Stands by Staff Accused in Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination”

Cakery Bakery, Source of Many Sweet Memories, to Close

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Zora and Ray Yasseri, co-owners of Cakery Bakery, are set to retire and close their beloved La Cañada Flintridge bakery on Dec. 15.

Cakery Bakery, a staple of Foothill Boulevard known for its colorful custom cakes celebrating weddings and other cherished events, will soon bid farewell.
Zora and Ray Yasseri, the married couple who opened the La Cañada Flintridge business in 1995, are set to retire. The bakery, located at 1119 Foothill Blvd., will close on Sunday, Dec. 15. Continue reading “Cakery Bakery, Source of Many Sweet Memories, to Close”

One Giant Step for Students at JPL Space Academy Graduation

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La Cañada High School students Kyle Chang, Thomas Vu, Bradley Stroben and Michael Gray of the team Big Boys show off their launcher.

While La Cañada High School junior Snigdha Prakash looks into a career as an aerospace engineer, she learned some valuable life lessons during a two-month Jet Propulsion Laboratory Space Academy. Continue reading “One Giant Step for Students at JPL Space Academy Graduation”

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”

County Postpones Decision on Sagebrush Transfer Voting Area

Attendees listen at Wednesday’s meeting of the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization.
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Attendees listen at Wednesday’s meeting of the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization.

The Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization on Wednesday decided to postpone a decision regarding the potential voting area for the Sagebrush transfer issue to a future meeting, without confirming when that might take place. Continue reading “County Postpones Decision on Sagebrush Transfer Voting Area”

Sheriff’s Advice on Thwarting Burglars: Think Before You Post

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva commands the microphone at a recent town hall at La Cañada High School as Capt. Todd Deeds of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station stands by. Tanya Wilson, head of security at LCHS, is pictured in the background.
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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva commands the microphone at a recent town hall at La Cañada High School as Capt. Todd Deeds of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station stands by. Tanya Wilson, head of security at LCHS, is pictured in the background.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva shared some advice for residents who have been affected by or concerned about recent residential burglaries in the area: Don’t post on social media when you’re gone. Continue reading “Sheriff’s Advice on Thwarting Burglars: Think Before You Post”