One of the first weddings that Peggy Dark catered did not begin on a promising note. It was a hot, September afternoon in the early 1980s, and the bright sun wilted her decorative vegetable arrangement. Dark scrambled to cover the table with a nearby umbrella, but a hired musician admonished her for removing shade for the band’s instruments. Continue reading “Dark to Be Honored at Arboretum’s Fundraiser”
The City Council last week balanced the concerns of business property owners with those of residents opposed to condo-like development in San Marino’s commercial district, as it put off until at least Sept. 14 any untangling of disparities between the city’s General Plan and its zoning map. Continue reading “Decision on Zoning Conundrum Delayed”
With kids out of school, the summer heat rising and any number of vacation destinations beckoning, an annual rite appears to be occurring in San Marino: the exodus. Sometimes it feels as if the entire community empties out between now and the middle of August. Continue reading “Take Precautions Before Vacation, SMPD Warns”
This is your mother’s charity.
Kids and Teens Care L.A.-La Cañada is a grassroots group formed 2½ years ago with two goals: to look out for the less fortunate around the world — including right here in La Cañada Flintridge — and to teach the youth involved the value of such work. Continue reading “Local Moms and Kids Have a Heart for Those in Need”
Consider them a team of scientific superheroes whose mission is to democratize air quality data in a way that tangibly benefits the world. Continue reading “Ingenuity of ex-LCHS Science Enthusiasts is Recognized”
The following was written by Chief Phillip Sanchez, guest columnist
The recent high-profile shootings involving law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge and St. Paul have generated a wide range of emotions across America. The incidents are being investigated by local authorities and the Department of Justice. Continue reading “Police Department Modifies Staffing in Wake of Shootings”
Dear Parent Coach,
I read voraciously as a child, and I’d like to instill that same passion for books in my own children. During the relaxed days of summer, I’d like to encourage my elementary-age children to read more than they are able to during the busy school year. Any ideas of how I can make reading more fun for them?
Bookworm Mom Continue reading “Summer is the Time to Instill a Passion for Reading”
Her face is one of the most recognizable in the Southern California news market. Her reporting for NBC4 has spanned decades and garnered multiple industry honors. But when it comes to anchor Colleen Williams, some of her best work doesn’t take place in front of a camera or in a studio. Since 1995, the longtime Pasadena resident has supported Casa de las Amigas by hosting a yearly golf tournament to raise funds for the residential recovery center that houses women who are overcoming addiction. Continue reading “Longtime News Anchor Continues to Support Casa”
It’s not very often that a child with attention deficit disorder grows up to become the superintendent of a large school district. It’s even less likely when that child is born in Jamaica and that school district is nearly 3,000 miles away in the United States. But for Brian McDonald, overcoming daunting statistics is a welcome challenge that has guided his work for more than 20 years. Continue reading “McDonald Steers PUSD Down Right Path”
The following was written by Sydney Chun, special to the Outlook.
William Velayos, a 5th-grader at Valentine Elementary read 110 books over the course of the past school year, breaking the previous school record of 102. Fifth-grade students at Valentine Elementary can earn a certificate for reading 20 books, or a trophy for reading 30. Velayos went above and beyond, especially considering that students who read more than 50 books receive the same reward as those who read exactly 50. Continue reading “Valentine 5th Grader Proves to Be a Real Bookworm”