With great sadness, the family of Vernon Charles Sanders announces his passing on Jan. 10 at age 89.
Born on March 21, 1930, in Ventura, Vernon was adopted by Gertrude and the Rev. Charles Sanders, a Baptist minister. Along with sister Betty, they settled in Venice, California.
A smart, precocious child and teen, Vern tells the tale of riding his motorcycle through the halls of Venice High School, only to escape to the beach to play volleyball with his buddies.
He attended Santa Monica City College and USC, and enlisted in the Navy in 1949, serving aboard the USS Springfield and USS Gen. H.W. Butner until his honorable discharge in 1952.
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With new signage going up this week, a Target store is on track to open in October as the chain puts down roots for the first time in La Cañada Flintridge, with help from an LCF native who will manage the new location.
Store team leader Geoffrey Weaver, 29, grew up in LCF, graduated from La Cañada High School in 2007, and said he’s excited to be working in his hometown, which, he added, has been welcoming.
“The community response has been really positive,” said Weaver. “It makes things easier.”
The store remains on schedule for a VIG (Very Important Guest) opening on Oct. 16 and a grand opening on Oct. 21, with a “non-publicized” soft opening in between.
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It was a chance job with the city of Calabasas that set Marcella Marlowe on the path to becoming city manager for the city of San Marino.
Having grown up there before the city incorporated, Marlowe had freshly earned her bachelor’s degree in classical Greek civilization and, by her own admission, was looking for an easy gig that let her sleep in each day. Calabasas City Hall was looking for a part-time afternoon receptionist and Marlowe hailed it as “Jackpot!” Continue reading “Marlowe: From Aspiring Judge to City Manager”
Every afternoon at 4 p.m., Bob and Linda Coscarelli pull up a chair, take their seats in front of the computer and log on to Twitter.
It’s the kind of appointment viewing they could not have anticipated in 2004, when their daughter graduated from La Cañada High School and enrolled in USC’s Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism.
Even Erin Coscarelli couldn’t have fathomed it.
But, with the 2018 National Football League playoffs in full swing, it makes so much sense. Continue reading “Highlights Aplenty for NFL Reporter From LCF”
Bryan Louis Herrmann
Dec. 19, 1935-Dec. 31, 2017
Bryan Louis Herrmann, 82, longtime resident of La Cañada Flintridge, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family at dawn on New Year’s Eve.
Born Dec. 19, 1935, in Los Angeles to Carl and Henrietta Herrmann, he was a true and proud example of a wonderful Southern California life. He made many friendships over the years, attending schools in Glendale, Notre Dame and graduating from Hoover High School, where he loved playing football. There, he would also meet Carol Hutt, who would become his future wife and to whom he would be married for almost 60 years.
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Victoria Morgan has never had it easy in her golf career. At Polytechnic, the Pasadena native fought for a spot on the varsity boys’ golf team because the school did not have a girls’ program at the time. The former Panther prevailed and was named captain and the team’s most valuable player as a senior in 2012.
Morgan continued to play collegiately at USC as a walk-on and battled to keep her spot on a talented squad. She helped the Trojans reach the NCAA Championships semifinals last spring as a senior and was selected to the All-Pac-12 first team and earned a WGCA All-American honorable mention.
The struggle continues for the former Panther, who will be competing in her ninth Symetra Tour tournament today in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Morgan is fighting for the opportunity to join the LPGA Tour. Continue reading “Former Polytechnic Golfer Competing in Professional Tour”
La Cañada Flintridge has its Oscar-winning artists and its NASA scientists and, also, its family of five-star dentists.
“It’s like where science and art combine,” said Dr. Brandon Ho, of his family’s chosen field. “I dream about it. I love it.”
His father, Dr. Ken Ho, has been in the business — not the teeth business, but the people business, he’ll tell you — in LCF since 1980, when he purchased the La Cañada dental practice and established a local legacy that now spans generations. Continue reading “LCF Dentists Keep it All in the Family”