After La Cañada High School graduate Adam Carmeli was killed in a motorcycle accident in December a week after attending his 10-year high school class reunion, his family designated the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation for donations in lieu of flowers as a way to channel the outpouring of grief into something that was meaningful to him.
Generous supporters donated more than $7,000, for which the organization and his mother, Cindy Gates, are grateful. Continue reading “Donors Contribute $7,000 to Remember LCHS Grad”
The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation will hold its 27th annual Spring Gala on Saturday evening, March 3, at the Ritz Carlton at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles (adjacent to Staples Center). More than 700 people are expected to attend the fundraiser, which is widely regarded as LCF’s highest-profile social event of the entire year.
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Have you seen Paul Murray lately?
In the past year, the former president of the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation has been hard at work building something special — himself.
At 50, Murray entered his first bodybuilding contests and twice finished first in his division, Grand Masters, Men’s Physique.
“It’s really impressive!” said his wife, Crista. “I was so proud, he looked amazing, and it was a great experience to see how much his hard work paid off. He looked better than almost all the guys there, even the younger guys, which is pretty awesome.”
Paul Murray has been lifting weights since he was a high school freshman football player. He got more serious about lifting in college, when he joined Cal Poly Pomona’s club football team. But until recently, he had only the slightest inkling that he might someday seriously pursue the sport of bodybuilding.
In part, Murray traces the development to a pair of surgeries: Continue reading “LCF Strong Man Has an Appetite for Success”