La Cañada Flintridge City Council candidate Terry Walker has the benefit of on-the-job experience.
Walker, 66, is completing a five-year council term, to which she was elected after serving four years on the city’s Public Works and Traffic Commission and three years on the Planning Commission.
“I don’t think it’s the issues that set the candidates apart,” Walker said in a recent breakfast interview at Panera Bread. “I think we all have the same priorities. I think we all have our heart in the right place. I think we love our community. I do think the big difference is experience … and I think the knowledge is cumulative.” Continue reading “Walker Cites Experience, Knowledge of Issues”
Jeff Wilson says he is often asked whether he knew San Marino Unified School District was and would continue to be in the midst of financial woes when he applied to become the district’s superintendent and was hired last year.
“The answer to that is yes, I did know about that,” he told the Rotary Club of San Marino, “but I also saw the potential that we have in front of us for not only fixing our budget but actually expanding our programs and moving ahead.”
In his first “State of the Schools” address to the club, Wilson last week did his best to illustrate the root causes of the district’s fiscal shortcomings, which are primarily tied to a state funding formula that favors districts with academic shortcomings and large populations of “at-risk” students. Continue reading “Wilson Says SMUSD Can Compete Despite Financial Challenges”
Dr. Marian Brubaker, 92, passed away after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her son, David, and daughter, Ann, and many grandchildren.
Marian was born and raised in Utah, the daughter of a physician. She graduated from Stanford Medical School in 1954 and continued her training as an intern and resident in dermatology at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Marian was indeed a pioneer as one of the few women in the medical field; she gained further acclaim for achieving an advanced degree in her specialty. She continued her association with USC as a clinical professor in the department of dermatology, mentoring many future dermatologists in the sub-specialty of pediatric dermatology. Continue reading “Obituary: Marian Merrill Brubaker, M.D.”
Donna Jean Barstad, 84, of Duarte was welcomed into heaven by Jesus Christ on the morning of Sunday, Jan. 5. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. with a reception following at La Cañada Presbyterian Church.
Donna Jean Bernet was born on July 26, 1935, to Oliver and Ella (Hankins) Bernet on the family farm near Sodtown, Nebraska, which was homesteaded by her grandfather. She attended a country school with her older sister Delores and younger brother Darrel. Donna graduated from Ravenna High School in 1953. Continue reading “Obituary – Donna Jean Barstad”