Newly Crowned Miss LCF Embraces Hometown

Photo courtesy John Torrey
Hazel Valentine reacts with delight upon hearing her name called as the next Miss La Cañada Flintridge during the Chamber of Commerce’s recent Installation and Awards Dinner.

Applying to join the Miss La Cañada Flintridge Court got Hazel Valentine thinking about her hometown and what might constitute a perfect day here.
It would begin, the newly crowned Miss LCF said, with a visit to the Golden Donut Palace “because it’s my family’s favorite.” Then there’d be a hike, maybe at Descanso Gardens. A dog-lover, she’d stop by Button Nose Pet Shop before going for dinner either at Los Gringos Locos or Ichiban.
For the next year, Valentine will pack in visits to many more local businesses as she leads a court of five impressive young women who were selected to represent LCF at various community events and activities, including Chamber mixers, ribbon-cuttings and Fiesta Days. Continue reading “Newly Crowned Miss LCF Embraces Hometown”

Community Scholarship Foundation Honors Star Students

Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK
The Community Scholarship Foundation award recipients celebrated Monday at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club with members of the organization, including (front row, from left) Evan Chersi, Riana Lui, Paige Grande, Paige Baker, Charis Gee, Samantha Gilmore, John Lee and Malley Musso. Back: Mary Emily Myers, Analily Park, Rose Linda Gonzales, Karen Mathison, Larry Bryant, Michelle Strassburg, Martha Burns, Sheri Creger and Phil Wyatt.

A class of five joined an esteemed list of local scholars who’ve been celebrated and supported by the Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada Flintridge.
Since 1964, the volunteer organization has awarded more than $1 million in scholarship money to help high school seniors fulfill their dreams, whether those aspirations require training at a college, university or technical school.
This year, the five La Cañada Flintridge seniors who were selected — Steven Bertram, Samantha Gilmore, Paige Grande, Riana Lui and Malley Musso — each received $4,500 to pursue their education.
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