Playhouse Unveils New Lobby Reminiscent of Past

OUTLOOK photo Landscape architect Nord Eriksson, designer Rozalynn Woods, Pasadena Playhouse Board chair Brad King and Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman celebrate the completion of the Playhouse’s revamped lobby.
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Landscape architect Nord Eriksson, designer Rozalynn Woods, Pasadena Playhouse Board chair Brad King and Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman celebrate the completion of the Playhouse’s revamped lobby.

If you stop by the Pasadena Playhouse, you will notice something different about the place. Some of its patrons came together with Playhouse leaders recently to unveil the renovation of the building’s lobby.
The renovation cost more than $100,000, said Brad King, chairman of the Playhouse’s board. Continue reading “Playhouse Unveils New Lobby Reminiscent of Past”

Pacific Clinics: Treating Mentally Ill, Family, Stigma for 90 Years

Jim Balla Pacific Clinics CEO
Jim Balla
Pacific Clinics CEO

As Pacific Clinics celebrates its 90th anniversary advancing behavioral health care in the San Gabriel Valley, President and CEO Jim Balla said there is one true way to honor the milestone: fight the stigma attached to mental illness.
“As we address stigma, we bring to light that these are diseases,” he said. “Nobody asks for these. Just like nobody asks to have cancer or childhood diseases. And the good news is there is appropriate medication that has evolved to treat symptoms. And then we wrap around case management so individuals can recover and live productive lives.” Continue reading “Pacific Clinics: Treating Mentally Ill, Family, Stigma for 90 Years”

Officials Address Leadership Pasadena; Applications Open

Mayor Terry Tornek opened the Leadership Pasadena government education session recently, expressing gratitude to the participants and urging them to listen and learn, saying “Be grateful for the opportunity to serve and to make a difference.”

Enrique Robles (center), field representative for Congresswoman Judy Chu, and attorney Michele Beal Bagneris (fourth from left) celebrate with Leadership Pasadena’s class of 2017.

Seated in City Council Chambers for the day, LP participants discussed a wide range of issues facing the city and region, with Councilmember Andy Wilson (LP alumnus); City Manager Steve Mermell; City Attorney Michele Beal Bagneris; Assemblyman Chris Holden’s District Director Kayleen Maya-Aviles (LP alumna); Enrique Robles, deputy district director for Congresswoman Judy Chu and Dominick Correy, district representative for state Sen. Anthony Portantino. Continue reading “Officials Address Leadership Pasadena; Applications Open”

WWII Vet to Speak at Crowell Library Feb. 27

Jeff Arnett

A World War II veteran will speak about his service at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at Crowell Public Library on behalf of the San Marino Historical Society.
Veteran Jeff Arnett, 92, will talk about his service in Asia during the war, including a three-week flight from the U.S. to India, his service in Burma (now Myanmar) and China and crossing the infamous and dangerous “Hump,” a name given by Allied pilots to the eastern end of the Himalayan mountains over which they flew military transport aircraft to aid Chinese forces.
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Sloan to Speak at City Club on Feb. 21

Tim Sloan

Longtime local resident Tim Sloan, Wells Fargo’s CEO and president, will be the featured speaker at San Marino City Club’s Feb. 21 dinner meeting, it has been announced.

Sloan became CEO in October 2016 and also serves on Wells Fargo’s Board of Directors as well as being a member of the company’s operating and management committees.
“Mr. Sloan is uniquely situated to discuss the meeting’s topic: ‘A CEO Perspective on the Financial Services Industry,’” a City Club spokesperson said. “His experience in all aspects of banking, both wholesale and retail, will provide insights into broader financial and economic issues.” Continue reading “Sloan to Speak at City Club on Feb. 21”

Kidspace Hits the Jackpot

Photo by Toni LeBel / OUTLOOK
Chris and Jennifer Allen and Michele and Brett Canon were among the guests who attended the Kidspace Circle of Friends 37th annual benefit, themed “Vegas Baby,” to support Kidspace Children’s Museum. Approximately 400 Vegas-clad guests attended the affair, which included dinner, dancing and a silent and live auction. The benefit committee recognized co-chairs Ellie Richardson and Kate Kohorst, as well as President Tricia Nur, with a “huge thank you” for the successful night.

La Cañada, Flintridge Prep Secure League Championships

The La Cañada High School surrendered a late goal and tied visiting Temple City, 1-1, in a Rio Hondo League match on Tuesday, but the draw was just as good as a win for the Spartans as they clinched the Rio Hondo League championship outright for the first time since 2014.

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
Samantha Mayer scored the Spartans’ lone goal in a 1-1 tie against Temple City. The draw secured La Cañada (4-12 in league) its first Rio Hondo League crown since 2014.

Samantha Mayer put the Spartans on the board early in the second half on an assist from Charlotte Tapp, and the Rams struggled to muster any offense. The visitors took advantage of a defensive miscue from La Cañada to make it even, 1-1, late in the match.
The Spartans (7-10-3 overall record, 4-1-2 in league) will conclude the regular season at South Pasadena today at 3:30 p.m.

Flintridge Prep 9
Lynwood Firebaugh 0

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LCHS Music to Celebrate Show, Fundraiser Feb. 25

The La Cañada Music Parents Association is inviting the community for a festive evening of music, food, auctions and raffles on Feb. 25 to support La Cañada High School music programs.


LCHS 7-12 instrumental music and color guard groups will be a part of the 18th annual Dinner Show and Fundraiser at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club from 5:30-8:45 p.m.

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