City Departments Highlight Proposed Changes in Spending

The San Marino City Council will hear a presentation on the proposed 2019-20 Capital Improvement Plan budget’s major changes on April 26, after which it plans to consider the full municipal budget presentation on May 31.
That full presentation will include more fleshed-out figures from the three preliminary presentations the council recently saw for each of the city’s departments, which highlighted major expenditure changes they were eyeing for next year. Continue reading “City Departments Highlight Proposed Changes in Spending”

St. Francis Concludes Memorable Regular Season, Ready for League Tourney

Photo courtesy John Petersen The St. Francis varsity boys’ lacrosse team recently concluded its most historic regular season with a 7-7 record. The Golden Knights, guided by third-year head coach Jared Little, will compete in the Mission League tournament this Saturday.
Photo courtesy John Petersen
The St. Francis varsity boys’ lacrosse team recently concluded its most historic regular season with a 7-7 record. The Golden Knights, guided by third-year head coach Jared Little, will compete in the Mission League tournament this Saturday.

The St. Francis High School varsity boys’ lacrosse team suffered two consecutive Mission League losses since last Saturday, including a 15-4 defeat to first-place Los Angeles Loyola. However, head coach Jared Little is entering the league tournament with plenty of optimism.
“In the past, we would just fold against Loyola,” said Little, who is in his third season with the Golden Knights. “We lost to them 18-2 in years past, and this is a team that has won the regional title three years in a row. We still ended up losing, which is disappointing, but we had opportunities. We were just not finishing, and that’s a sign of a young team. They will learn eventually.” Continue reading “St. Francis Concludes Memorable Regular Season, Ready for League Tourney”

Former Rebel Led UC Irvine to Historic Basketball Season

Photo courtesy UC Irvine Robert Cartwright
Photo courtesy UC Irvine
Robert Cartwright

Pasadena native Robert Cartwright proved he was a winner when he helped Flintridge Prep capture the CIF Southern Section Division 5AA championship in 2011 as a freshman, and he continues to show that on one of the largest stages in sports.
Cartwright recently led the UC Irvine men’s basketball program to a historic season with 31 victories and its first-ever NCAA Tournament win. The squad also put together a 17-game winning streak, the longest in program history.
The No. 13-seeded Anteaters (31-6 overall record) upset No. 4 Kansas State, 70-64, in the first round of the tourney on March 22 before suffering a 73-54 defeat two days later against Pac-12 Tournament champion Oregon, which entered the competition as the No. 12 seed. Continue reading “Former Rebel Led UC Irvine to Historic Basketball Season”

Titans Back in Postseason Race With Win Streak

Photos courtesy Eric Danielson Calvin Ryan earned a win in the Titans’ 6-3 upset victory over first-place La Cañada last Wednesday.
Photos courtesy Eric Danielson
Calvin Ryan earned a win in the Titans’ 6-3 upset victory over first-place La Cañada last Wednesday.

The San Marino High School varsity baseball team extended its winning streak to four games, most recently defeating visiting Monrovia, 2-1, in a Rio Hondo League contest last Friday.
Two runs were enough for pitcher Noah Herrera, who tossed five innings and allowed one unearned run on four hits and three walks and struck out five. Kade Wentz relieved his teammate and allowed only one hit and walked one and struck out three in two innings of work to pick up the save.
Dihlan Anvekar was 1-for-2 with a run batted in, and Jazz de Perio and Tommy Long each scored a run. Beau Hobbie had an RBI, Wentz hit a double and Sean Richardson collected two singles and stole a base.
The Titans (5-7 overall record, 4-3 in league), who moved from fourth place to third last week with three league wins, hosted Brea Olinda in a nonleague game on Tuesday, April 2. San Marino will take a small break and return to action on Wednesday, April 10, against visiting South Pasadena at 3:30 p.m. Continue reading “Titans Back in Postseason Race With Win Streak”

Obituary: Paulette Bertot Keating

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Paulette Bertot Keating
Paulette Bertot Keating

She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and bless her. (Prov. 31: 27-28a)
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Paulette Bertot Keating, resident of La Cañada Flintridge beginning in 1957 and beloved matriarch of the extended Keating family, passed away peacefully on March 30.
Paulette was born in 1924 in Price, Utah, to immigrant parents from Italy and France. She graduated from Carbon College (now called College of Eastern Utah) and was working as a secretary in Salt Lake City when she met and soon thereafter became the faithful wife of well-known La Cañada Flintridge figure Joe Keating. Continue reading “Obituary: Paulette Bertot Keating”

Heartbreaking Memories Remain 10 Years After Fatal Crash on Foothill

Photo courtesy Keith Tobias In the background, a truck extends from the Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway after an accident on the afternoon of April 1, 2009. The runaway truck collided with the red vehicle in the foreground, killing two people and injuring at least 12, officials said.
Photo courtesy Keith Tobias
In the background, a truck extends from the Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway after an accident on the afternoon of April 1, 2009. The runaway truck collided with the red vehicle in the foreground, killing two people and injuring at least 12, officials said.

Memories of a horrific tragedy of a big-rig truck colliding with a car, which occurred 10 years ago this week, are still fresh in many local residents’ memories. The collision, on Angeles Crest Highway just north of Foothill Boulevard on April 1, 2009, claimed two lives and injured at least 12 people in the heart of La Cañada Flintridge.
It was the lead story on many television newscasts that day and evening, and continued to be a major story in the weeks following. Continue reading “Heartbreaking Memories Remain 10 Years After Fatal Crash on Foothill”

Commission Is Briefed on City’s Efforts to Extinguish Wildfire Danger

Measures that are being taken by La Cañada Flintridge and a regional utility company to prevent wildfires were outlined during a city Public Safety Commission meeting this week.
Chris Carey, LCF’s emergency services coordinator, explained Monday how the city plans to prevent power lines from creating fires. Questions from Commissioner Thomas Schafer had prompted the meeting at City Hall. Continue reading “Commission Is Briefed on City’s Efforts to Extinguish Wildfire Danger”

Mayor’s ‘State of the City’ Message Is an Upbeat Update

Photo by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK Mayor Terry Walker delivered a “state of the city” presentation on Wednesday, March 27, at a Kiwanis Club of La Cañada meeting held at Descanso Gardens.
Photo by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK
Mayor Terry Walker delivered a “state of the city” presentation on Wednesday, March 27, at a Kiwanis Club of La Cañada meeting held at Descanso Gardens.

La Cañada Flintridge Mayor Terry Walker on Wednesday gave an upbeat “state of the city” address that ranged from financials and public safety to the building of the new City Hall.
“Our top two goals are to make sure the city is fiscally sound and also public safety,” Walker told an audience of about 70 people at a Kiwanis Club of La Cañada meeting held at Descanso Gardens. “So we’ll talk about the fiscally sound part. After a year of me as your mayor, you’ll be happy to know City Hall is still standing — not necessarily in the same spot, but we’re still putting money in the bank.”
Showing slides that conveyed numbers, facts and images of the new hall, Walker said the general fund budget was more than $14.6 million for the 2018-19 fiscal year with reserves greater than $10 million. Continue reading “Mayor’s ‘State of the City’ Message Is an Upbeat Update”

Investigation Into LCHS Fan Behavior Concludes, Discipline Issued

The La Cañada High School administration on Tuesday said it has concluded its investigation into language and behavior by some student fans at an LCHS basketball game on Feb. 23, and determined that frequent profanity and “a slur” were used at the game. Discipline has been issued, officials said.
The administration conducted an “extensive investigation” that included interviews with more than 35 witnesses, Principal Jim Cartnal said in an emailed statement to LCHS 9-12 parents. Continue reading “Investigation Into LCHS Fan Behavior Concludes, Discipline Issued”

Young & Healthy Dental Clinics Give Kids Reason to Smile

Photo courtesy Young & Healthy A young patient receives care recently at Young & Healthy’s annual dental clinic, run in partnership with the USC Mobile Dental Clinic. This year, Y&H provided free dental treatment to 113 local school-age children.
Photo courtesy Young & Healthy
A young patient receives care recently at Young & Healthy’s annual dental clinic, run in partnership with the USC Mobile Dental Clinic. This year, Y&H provided free dental treatment to 113 local school-age children.

At Young & Healthy’s recent annual dental clinic for school-age children, Dr. Sunny Fereshteh recognized a poised and confident patient from a few years back.
Three years ago, that same little girl had been terrified of the dentist — so much, in fact, that when Fereshteh turned around to take X-rays, she jumped out of the dental chair and took off.
“She booked it all the way down the street. I couldn’t believe it — we were like, wait, where did she go?” Fereshteh, director of the USC Mobile Dental Clinic, recalled. “Her front teeth needed a lot of work and she was so afraid.”
But this past month, Fereshteh said, that same little girl flashed a big smile, asking the staff to pay special attention to a back tooth. Continue reading “Young & Healthy Dental Clinics Give Kids Reason to Smile”