• San Marino’s Homecoming Parade took place on a warm, sunny afternoon on October 29, 2010.

    SAN GABRIEL – It did not start well for Gabrielino. And it did not finish that well either. Arroyo outscored the Eagles by a margin of 42 points in the first half. The final score was 49-6 after what may have seemed like the quickest half in high school football history.


    By Mitch Lehman

    Mike Mooney, San Marino
    High School’s varsity football coach and assistant principal in charge of
    athletics, attendance and discipline, has been placed on administrative leave of
    absence and will not be on the sidelines tomorrow night when the Titans travel
    to Monrovia for
    a Rio Hondo League contest.

    Calling the
    development “a personnel matter,” San Marino Unified School District
    Superintendent Gary Woods declined further comment, adding “we are not at
    liberty to discuss any specifics whatsoever.”

    San Marino
    High School Principal Loren Kleinrock has agreed to step in as interim head
    coach “in a titular manner,” as he told members at a meeting of the district’s
    Athletics Advisory Committee meeting held on Tuesday night. Mooney’s status was
    not on the agenda, but Kleinrock and Woods each made short statements on the

    For the complete story, read the San Marino Tribune print

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    By Mitch Lehman

    If dropping
    their Rio Hondo League opener at Temple City
    last Friday night wasn’t enough, the San
    Marino High School
    varsity football team lost their coach just a few days later when the news was
    delivered of Mike Mooney’s placement on administrative leave from both his
    coaching post and position as assistant principal in charge of athletics,
    attendance and discipline.

    The news
    from both locales was stunning as the Titans fell behind last Friday night
    early before rallying to make the final score appear at least tolerable in the
    Rio Hondo League opener.

    For the complete story, read the San Marino Tribune print

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    By Liz Hezlep

    This year
    marks the 40th annual Treasures & Trivia benefit rummage sale of the
    Pasadena Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (see details below) and 140
    members gathered for a preview, and pre-sale shopping opportunity, at a fashion
    show luncheon held on-site Thursday Oct. 21. President of the Guild Becky
    Garnett introduced Treasures & Trivia Chairs Ann Miller and Barbara Miller
    at a brief membership meeting before the festivities got underway.

    Once again
    there was the customary fashion show made up of styles from the sale racks and
    modeled by members, following which was another- a rather unconventional
    “green” – fashion show narrated by Jinny Wilcott of San Marino, who made
    suggestions in good fun on how we could save the environment. Cleverly, each
    style was either green or recycled. Included was a dress made literally of
    money (“greenbacks”), a dress made from recycled junk, and a gentleman from the
    emerald isle, modeled by Dr. David Warburton in authentic costume. Dr.
    Warburton, a pediatric surgeon and director of developmental Biology at the
    hospital, proudly showed off the glen plaid suit he was wearing, having changed
    out of the Irish costume. He admitted, “I got this at T&T – it cost me

    Elegant box
    lunches were served, provided by Fresh Gourmet of San Marino, which included a
    turkey croissant sandwich, fruit and pasta salads, topped off by a chocolate
    chip cookie.

    lunch members were given the opportunity to shop for a wide-ranging variety of
    items including books; children and toys; fine arts; garden items, holiday
    decorations; shoes, and much , much more.

    Among the
    members enjoying the fashions were June Banta, Harriett Plunkett, Virginia
    Eddington, Maurene Bell, Jackie Flynn, Lucy HIlands, Kelsey Hall, Petrie
    Wilson; Gloria Renwick, Rary Simmons, Jane Wells, Ruth Harbour, Sally Boyle,
    Barbara Baptie, Nancy Porteous, Ruth Kokka, Tempe Brooks, Cece Horne, Karen
    Sweeney, Mikie Marsh, Carol McGhee, Janet Marangi, Lois Matthews, and others.

    You won’t
    want to miss this largest, longest running, and most incredible rummage sale.
    Admission is free and it will take place Oct. 29 (11am -5pm); Oct. 30 (11 am to
    3 pm) and Oct. 31 (11 am- 4 pm) at 3350
    Electronic Drive, north of Foothill Blvd between Sierra Madre Villa
    and Halstead St.
    The sale site was again donated by BRCP 465 Halstead, LLC.

    You will
    find over 20,000 sq. ft of bargains including vintage, couture and gently used
    clothing, antiques, art, estate items, furniture, jewelry , linens sporting
    goods, household items, small electronics, books,children’s clothing and much

    members work throughout the year sorting, culling and marking merchandise for
    sale to the public. Committee members,in addition to fashion coordinator JInny
    Wilcott, include T&T chairs Ann Miller and Barbara Miller. Merchandise
    Chairs are Ludie Driscoll, Kathy Goodwin, Lynn McCarthy, Maureen Norgaard.
    Department Chairs:Books:Valerie Weiss, Allene Nungesser. Childrens & Toys:
    Julie Withers, Linda Stroud. Fine Art:Darrell Banta, Cece Horne, Beth Stevens,
    Carrie Rabkin, Anne Higgins. Furniture: Rita Bristol, Sara Shelton, Michelle
    Doney. Garden: Kathy Miller, Diane Toland. Holiday:Barbara
    Baptie, Sallly Doll, Karen Reynolds, Kelly Talt.Housewares/Electronics:JoJean
    neAngeloff, Shari Boultinghouse, Mary Fitzgibbons. Jewelry: Jinny Dalbeck, Lynn
    Dotts. Ladies Clothing: Joni Baker, Catherine Krell, Ruth Kokka, Millie
    Steinbrecher. Linens: Terri Caldwell, Gail Nackel, Susan Reitnouer. Mens: Nancy
    Twist. Notions: Nancy Lewis, Mary Heartfield, Brenda Owen, Kelly Rouse. Shoes
    & Accessories: Lucy Crumrine, Jeannette Martin, Jinny Wilcott. Sports
    /Travel: Liz Kneier, Lorrie Forgatch.

    Pasadena Guild has been affiliated with Childrens Hospital
    since 1947. Its purpose is to raise funds for the hospital’s research,
    education, and patient services programs. Proceeds from the sale support life
    saving research and patient care at the Hospital.

    The Saban
    Research Institute at the hospital is among the largest and most productive
    pediatric research facilities in the U.S. Founded in 1901 Childrens Hospital LA is one of the mation’s
    leading children’s hospitals and is acknowledged world wide for its leadership
    in pediatric and adolescent health.

    For more
    information about Treasures and Triva benefit rummage sale visit
    www.treasuresandtrivia.org or call (626) 792-GIVE (4483).

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    A cold, rainy week turned gloriously warm for the 10th
    annual SEEDS fund-raiser Splendor at Descanso on Saturday Oct. 10th on the Main
    Lawn at Descanso Gardens

    More than
    300 guests enjoyed fabulous food, drink, dancing and conversation under the
    autumn-tinged Descanso oaks at the evening event. In all, $150,000 was raised
    for Descanso’s educational programs that serve school children, youth and
    developmentally disabled students.

    SEEDS is an acronym for Supporting
    Education and Excellence at Descanso.

    Since its
    inception in 2001, SEEDS has raised more than $1.5 million for educational
    programs in the Gardens.

    highlight of the evening was the live auction. Seven items, including vacation
    trips, a 3-D HDTV, and two separate dinner packages in Descanso’s historic
    Boddy House catered by Patina Group, were up for bid.

    As in years
    past, Fritz Coleman, KNBC Channel Four weathercaster, served as SEEDS guest

    is an oasis. A physical and spiritual escape,” he said. “I have so much respect
    for everyone who pours so much love into this lovely place. I’m very honored to
    be a part of their yearly event!”

    In the last
    10 years, more than 150,000 students, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, have
    taken part in Descanso
    Gardens’ educational

    “For many
    of these children, a trip to Descanso
    Gardens is their first
    and sometimes most important introduction to the natural world,” said David R.
    Brown, executive director.

    Mintie Miller of La Cañada Flintridge served as chairperson of this year’s

    The event
    paid tribute to the past chairs, including Amy Lamb (2001), Elizabeth
    Fitzpatrick and Linda O’Callaghan (co-chairs 2002), Lucia Logan (2003), Julie
    Scholler (2004), Lisa S. Cochran (2005), Pam Thyret (2006), Anne Trujillo and
    McNally Sagal (co-chairs 2007), Martha Wheeler Bowman (2008), and Faye Therrien

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    Last week I discussed some of the common-sense Passive Systems that can be incorporated into any home to improve its affect upon the environment.

    The community of Arcadia has been experiencing distraction
    type burglaries over the past several weeks. The suspects in these incidents are commonly referred to by
    the victims as “Gypsy” type individuals. The method of distraction involves the suspects portraying themselves
    as officials with various government agencies or sub-contractors through
    government agencies. Such
    vocations represented are: Department
    of Water & Power employees, construction employees, and tree trimmers.

    These crimes occur during day time hours and focus on
    elderly victims. Once the suspect
    gains the victim’s trust and confidence, the suspect is allowed inside. A second suspect then enters the
    residence and commits the theft. The
    victim is unaware their valuables have been stolen and ultimately both suspects
    leave the residence minutes apart.

    The Arcadia Police Department is reminding residents to be
    aware of these crimes of trickery and encourage them to never allow anyone
    inside of their homes without positively verifying the individual’s identity
    and employer.

    If you encounter an incident such as the one described,
    please call the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5150. If it is an emergency, please call

    by Winston Chua

    SAN GABRIEL – With Michael Battle and the members of the
    church vestry still at odds with other members of the vestry and many parish
    members, a well-known arbitrator has stepped in to see what he can do to solve
    the dispute at Church of Our Savior.

    That man is Bishop J. Jon Bruno. On Tuesday night not an
    empty seat could be found at one of the church’s largest halls as he spoke of
    his role in this delicate, yet volatile matter. Several parishioners were able
    to voice their concerns as well.

    The purpose of his presence in the church is “to look at the
    whole situation and act as the arbitrator and decide what’s going to happen,” he

    Concerned parishioners of the church set out to discuss two
    goals Tuesday. The first was to talk about alleged illegal acts by the vestry
    and/or the rector. The second was to vote to remove the following vestry
    members: Ed Andersen, Mike Goodrich, Tom Shenk, Harry Baldwin, Faith Sand,
    Barbara Robertson, Maureen Conn, Dinah Roberts, Craig Watson, Rodney Reynolds,
    Pat Shirley, Stephen Godwin, Gayle Richardson and Judy Hill.

    While discussion did take place, no removal of any vestry
    members took place.

    Bruno, since the 15th of September has been at
    various vestry and committee meetings, as well as a Sunday, to learn as much as
    he can about the church and what course of action COOS should take as it moves
    along. He will continue to make his presence felt. So how long will he be

    “For as long as I have to be,” he said. “I know it’s going
    to be a minimum of six months that I’m here. And it could be longer.”

    Bruno has been the Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles for
    11 years. He was a professional in various fields, including law enforcement,
    seminary and church administration and has been a pastor for 33 years.

    At Tuesday’s meeting, various issues were addressed,
    including finances, church therapy, transparency and the church’s vetting

    In the event there will be a swift and gracious conclusion
    to the conflict, the bishop will continue to administer 147 congregations, 44
    schools and 20 institutions.

    “[COOS] is a wonderful congregation. It has a great history
    of social justice ministry under Dennis O’Pray,” he said. “And it’s continuing
    now at Church of Our Savior Center and at Kid’s Place.”

    PASADENA (CNS) – Television chef Paula Deen was named grand marshal
    today of the 2011 Rose Parade.

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