Colledge Offers Workshop on March 23

Colledge owner , Jenny Umhofer

Colledge — a leading L.A. college admissions consulting firm — is offering a free workshop that takes participants “Inside the Mind of a College Admissions Officer.” The workshop is Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m.
Record numbers of college applicants are getting into college off wait lists. One Ivy League school — Brown University — reported that 12% of its 2015 admitted students started on the wait list. Why? Because more students are deferring admission than ever before. Insider insights like these are critical for students and families thinking about getting into college.
RSVP for the workshop by calling (626) 344-0332 or go to Colledge is located at 12. S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena.

USC-VHH Women’s Council Hosting St. Patrick’s Day

The USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Women’s Council is hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Happy Hour on Friday, March 17, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the hospital’s council rooms.
Proceeds will benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that is slated to open later this year.
“Come and join us for a safe, fun and tasty St. Patrick’s Day celebration,” an event spokesperson said. “Everyone is welcome. We hope that you can all join us and we thank you for your support.”
Tickets are $17 and include two drink tickets and appetizers.
For more information or to RSVP, email or call (818) 952-2226.

Dignity Health Awards $125K to Charities

Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center recently awarded $125,000 to five community organizations and their accountable care communities. As in past years, GMH awards grants to organizations partnering together to respond to needs identified in the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment.
In order of ranked concern the needs are: mental health; obesity; substance abuse; diabetes; cardiovascular disease; cancer; stroke; infectious disease; and sexual health/sexually transmitted infections.
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GAMC Center to Address High Obesity Rates

Glendale Adventist Medical Center was recently awarded a grant from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health with funding from the California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The grant will support the Champions for Change: Healthy Communities Initiative, which aims to reduce the prevalence of obesity among low-income Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education eligible populations by providing nutrition education; physical activity promotion; and working to create healthier environments for low-income individuals and families where they live, learn, work, play, pray and shop.
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ALF Stages ‘Charlie Brown’ March 3

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Assistance League Flintridge’s ALFie Co. players include assistant drama director Greta Taylor (front row, from left), Allison Ingrassia, Hannah Pitney, Lauren Larson, Sienna Rangel, Colin Melillo and drama director Katelyn Fike. Back: Madeline Picha, Marina Muvadian, Michael Lea, Raya Koening and Mitchell Doom.

LCF Educational Foundation Spring Gala is March 4

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Sunyoung Fahimi, Laura Buchanan, Kirsten Newquist, Betsy Asher Hall, Gina Ricci, Mary McMullin, Josh Epstein, Stephanie Fossan, Caroline Anderson, Claudia Dietrich-Joe, Adrineh Ghazarian, Deborah Weirick and Marilyn Yang were last year’s committee members who enjoyed the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation Spring Gala. This year’s annual fundraiser, with the theme “Moonlight in Morocco,” will be held Saturday evening, March 4, at Pasadena’s Langham Huntington hotel. The event, which supports LCUSD schools, is widely regarded as the premier LCF social event of the year, with nearly 700 guests in attendance. Weirick will be honored with the prestigious LCFEF Spirit of Outstanding Service Award for her long-standing commitment to LCUSD schools and the community. For more information, tickets or questions, visit, call (818) 952-4268 or e-mail

LCHS 7/8 Reflections Winners Get Pizza Party

The winners of the La Cañada High School 7/8 PTA Reflections contest were treated to a celebratory pizza lunch recently. Award recipients are listed alphabetically: Shazareh Ali, Heather Hong, Sarah Pyne Jaeger, Jenny Kim, Joyce Kim, Ashly Lam, Phoebe Luo, Ellaney Matarese, Audrey Melillo, Elliott Negrin, Angeli Paull, Zanna Peterson, J.T. Salcido and Aditya Sehgal. J.T. Salcido’s film entry placed first at the school level, the district level, the first council level and has now moved on to the state level.

PCY 5th Grader Hosts Soccer Tournament for Cancer Research

Montana LaBarge

Montana LaBarge, a 5th-grader at Paradise Canyon Elementary School, is inviting the community to come kick around a soccer ball for a good cause.
With the goal of raising $2,000 to donate to City of Hope for cancer research, she is organizing a soccer tournament to raise funds. The event will be held from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 4, at La Cañada High School. The entry fee is a tax-deductible donation to City of Hope, suggested to be between $10-$100. All are welcome to play; sign-ups are open for individuals and teams of seven.
LaBarge, a club soccer player with L.A. Premier FC, started raising money for the tournament in December, when she collected $212 by selling soccer jerseys printed with her logo at the Montrose Farmers Market.
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LCFCC to Host ‘Western Round Up’ March 4

Photo courtesy Erin Holford

La Cañada Flintridge Community Center Preschool students are saddling up to host the 24th annual “Western Round Up” on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The popular western-themed fundraiser features fun pony rides, a petting zoo, inflatable slide, carnival games and prizes, silent auction and a raffle to win an iPad Mini (sponsored by Carey Haynes of Partners Trust), Los Gringos Locos Taco carts, a bake sale and more.
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