New Board Members Join Cancer Support Community

Cancer Support Community Pasadena recently elected three new members — Megan Reed, Bradley Talt and Charles Wood — to serve on its board of directors.
“I am excited to welcome them to the board of directors,” said Michael Healy, president of the organization’s board. “Each of them brings a passion for the work of CSCP and a desire to continue to strengthen our programs and services for individuals facing cancer.”
Reed currently serves as the executive director of the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation, which provides programs and services to at-risk youth in 17 youth centers throughout Los Angeles County. In 2013, Reed served as campaign manager for the Rose Bowl Legacy Connections Campaign, for the renovation of the Rose Bowl Stadium. A 1985 graduate of the University of Virginia, Reed lives in Pasadena and has three children, Chase, Blake and Lindsay. “As a breast cancer survivor, I am eager to serve on CSCP’s board to help expand our reach and enhance our programs for individuals impacted by cancer,” said Reed.
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Foothill Family Benefit is March 18

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Ezra and Marisa Callahan and Stephanie and Greg McLemore enjoyed last year’s Foothill Family benefit. This year’s annual fundraiser, the Black & White Masked Ball, will be held Saturday, March 18, at the California Club in downtown Los Angeles.

Friends of Foothill Family, a volunteer guild of more than 100 local women supporting the work of Foothill Family, is
hosting its annual benefit on Saturday, March 18, at the California Club in downtown Los Angeles.
“The theme this year is a Black & White Masked Ball, inspired by Truman Capote’s Black & White Ball of 1966, where the collision of art, high society and fashion lit up the Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom for a legendary night, dubbed ‘The party of the century,’” according to a Foothill Family spokesperson.
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Taper Foundation Awards $50K Grant to Frostig

The S. Mark Taper Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to Frostig Center to support its work to improve the lives of children and youth who have learning differences.
The Frostig Center operates a school that enrolls 125 students in grades 1-12 who have learning differences, such as dyslexia, ADHD and high-functioning autism. It also trains hundreds of public, private and parochial schoolteachers to better serve the struggling learner.
“The generous grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation will help us help the children and teenagers who battle every day to overcome their learning challenges,” said Frostig Executive Director Dean Conklin. “I am grateful and proud that the foundation has chosen to partner with the Frostig Center.”
The Frostig Center is at 971 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena; (626) 791-1255.

Poly Winter Formal

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Robyn Lee, Jesse Clem, Sophia Terrile, Claire Gershon and Gwen Hashimoto were among the Polytechnic School students who enjoyed a night of dancing at the school’s Winter Formal. See additional photos, page 21.

Huntington Hospital Named One of America’s 50 Best

Huntington Hospital has received the Healthgrades 2017 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for the fourth year in a row. The distinction makes Huntington Hospital among the top 1% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
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Huntington Hospital Newborns Are Focus of Heart Health

Dr. Nikhil Daga, a board-certified interventional cardiologist at Huntington Hospital, is pictured with newborn Olivia, highlighting the importance of heart health, even at the first moments of life.

Huntington Hospital has collaborated with the American Heart Association to provide every baby born at the hospital with a red onesie as a symbol of heart health and encouragement for a healthy future.  Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, more than all forms of cancer combined.  That means many of the women in these babies’ lives — their moms, sisters, grandmas or aunts —could be affected by heart disease.

Museique Board Adds Members

Tammy Godley and Emily Wang have been elected to Muse/ique’s board, it has been announced.
“Tammy and Emily are two dynamic women who profoundly inspire me,” said Muse/ique Artistic Director Rachael Worby. “In each of their professional lives and in their volunteer work, they are addressing vital issues of equity and access in our community. Their values are well aligned with those of Muse/ique and I know we will benefit from our collaboration with these deservedly well-respected leaders.”
Godley is a litigation partner with Munger, Tolles & Olson, and handles complex business litigation disputes and specializes in entertainment litigation and advising. She serves as counsel to the major studios, networks, recording companies and music publishers, including Turner Broadcasting, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Warner Music Group and more. Godley has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA. In 2012, she received a California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Award for her representation of Warner Bros. in its highly publicized dispute with Charlie Sheen.
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St. Bede Students Win Service Awards

Two students at St. Bede School were recently awarded recognition for school and community service by the St. Bede Parish Italian Catholic Federation Branch 374. Janssen Van De Yacht (center) and Andrew Krause, both in the 8th grade, are pictured with Jack DeZell, branch president. The two students are active in the Boy Scouts and serve as altar servers at St. Bede. ICF recognized them for their exceptional service as it does with students each year. Past President Mark Mannarelli has served as coordinator of this program since its inception three years ago by Mannarelli and past President Al Restivo.

Wet Winter or Not, Keep Saving Water

It’s been raining, it’s been pouring, so the old way of watering is OK again, right?
“No,” said Lisa Novick, a La Cañada Flintridge resident who is the Theodore Payne Foundation’s director of outreach and a passionate conservation advocate. “No, no, no.”

Photo courtesy Landscape Integrity Films and Education In a video shot at Flintridge Prep, La Cañada Flintridge resident Lisa Novick advocates for native landscaping.
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In a video shot at Flintridge Prep, La Cañada Flintridge resident Lisa Novick advocates for native landscaping.

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County Sagebrush Meeting Postponed Until April

What’s an extra nine weeks spent on an issue that dates back to 1961?
At the request of the chief petitioners, the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization has again postponed making a preliminary decision on whether to grant a territory transfer of the 385-acre Sagebrush area in westernmost La Cañada Flintridge from Glendale Unified to La Cañada Unified School District. Continue reading “County Sagebrush Meeting Postponed Until April”