Veteran Actor Molina Gets Meaty Role — and Short Commute

Photo courtesy Paisley Smith Alfred Molina
Photo courtesy Paisley Smith
Alfred Molina

Actor Alfred Molina, a La Cañada Flintridge resident whose parade of screen roles includes memorable appearances in “Spider-Man 2” and “Boogie Nights,” never stops trying to find the authenticity in every character he portrays.
“There’s always a process for every character,” Molina said in a recent phone interview. “You want to present a story that’s believable and a story the audience engages with. So yes, it’s more than just learning the lines. … It’s also about not misrepresenting the character. Even if you’re the absolute villain or a heroic character, you have to be honest to the nature of the character … you’ve got to play it like it is. Every choice you make has to be based on truth in the character or in the text.” Continue reading “Veteran Actor Molina Gets Meaty Role — and Short Commute”

Titans Drop Two Rio Hondo League Games

Photos courtesy Eric Danielson Ethan Deng scored 15 points in the Titans’ loss to South Pasadena last week.
Photos courtesy Eric Danielson
Ethan Deng scored 15 points in the Titans’ loss to South Pasadena last week.

The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team suffered two setbacks in Rio Hondo League play, falling to South Pasadena and La Cañada last week.
The Titans opened the week at South Pasadena last Tuesday and trailed 55-54 through three quarters. The Tigers ultimately pulled away for a big 83-77 victory that put them one game ahead of San Marino in the league standings.
Sean O’Brien led SMHS with 22 points, three rebounds and three assists, and Joey Fuerst chipped in 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Ethan Deng netted 15 points and recorded five assists, Ethan Mo had nine points, Lemuel Li finished with five points and five rebounds, and Trond Grizzell contributed five points.
San Marino then hosted first-place La Cañada in a league contest last Friday. The Titans kept up with the Spartans in the first quarter and trailed by only three points. La Cañada’s defense held SMHS at bay in the second, limiting the home squad to only nine points and building a 34-22 lead at the half. Continue reading “Titans Drop Two Rio Hondo League Games”

Tribune, Outlook to Combine Forces in Weekly Newspaper

Andy and Carie Salter have sold the San Marino Tribune to Charlie Plowman, publisher of The Outlook.
Andy and Carie Salter have sold the San Marino Tribune to Charlie Plowman, publisher of The Outlook.

The San Marino Tribune ownership has announced that the newspaper has been sold this week to Outlook Newspapers, the newspaper group that controls the San Marino Outlook. Andy and Carie Salter, who have owned the Tribune for more than four years, have sold the publication to Outlook Publisher Charlie Plowman. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Continue reading “Tribune, Outlook to Combine Forces in Weekly Newspaper”

Helping Exploited Teens, Foundation Lives Up to Its Name

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The Give-Mentor-Love Foundation is expanding its dedication to help young women recover from sexual and physical abuse through positive mentorship and fun activities. The nonprofit’s board includes (from left) Aline Bakewell, vice president; Julie Dell’Aquila Hernandez, secretary; Donna Pierson, founder and chairwoman; Natalie Friberg, treasurer; and Ginger Umutyan, events director.

For the past nine years, the Give-Mentor-Love Foundation volunteers have filed into the Pasadena Victor Treatment Centers weekly to provide the girls living at the specialized-care facility with a welcome gift or an art class, an experience such as high tea or a life skill like sewing. Continue reading “Helping Exploited Teens, Foundation Lives Up to Its Name”

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”

Sample a Class at LCPC Parent Ed

LCPC Parent Ed staff members include (front row, from left) Jana Khachik, Paige Thatcher, Tracy Tobias, Jan Roberts, Melanie Frey and Nanette Brown. Second row: Jana Van Dyck, Anne Bierling, Katy Riddell, Paula Giboney and Sloan Walsh. Back: Amanda Baughman, Daniela Kim, Sarah Montes and Vicki Rekedal.

By Katie Enney
Special to The Outlook


La Cañada Presbyterian Church Parent Education’s biannual Open House Week continues through Friday, Jan. 24, enabling guests to try out a class. The program offers 16 daytime and seven nighttime classes. Continue reading “Sample a Class at LCPC Parent Ed”