PASADENA (CNS) – In commemoration of World AIDS Day, Kaiser Permanente
Southern California today awarded grants totaling $357,557 to 35 nonprofit
organizations to fund a variety of services for people living with HIV and
AIDS, including dental care, youth education and screening programs.
Since 2000, Kaiser Permanente Southern California has awarded more than
$3 million in community benefit HIV/AIDS grants.
The 4G is four times faster than the 3G.
by Gary Lee
Missed tackles and injured players contributed to Maranatha
Minutemen loss to the San Dimas Saints last week. Darien McGee took the opening kickoff into
the Saints territory. With great field
position to start the game, it seemed inevitable the Minutemen would soon
score. But fate had other plans and it
was 3 and out for Maranatha’s first drive.
The Saints wasted no time and answered quickly, scoring on their first
possession. In fact, the Saints scored 4
touchdowns in the first quarter. The
Saints’ defense was able to stifle the Minutemen, forcing them to punt after 3
plays and leaving them without a first down in the first quarter.
The second quarter was no different than the first, w/ the
Saints scoring at will. The Minutemen
had no answers offensively or defensively.
The Saints went into the locker room at halftime with a lead of 42 to
The start of the third quarter saw the Saints punter for the
first time. The Minutemen stopped the
Saints on their first drive. Andrew
Elffers directed the Minutemen’s first score w/ a pass to RJ Straker. Could this be the drive to kick-start the
Minutemen? The ensuing onside kick was
successful; Maranatha marched down the field into scoring position. But fate intervened and the Saints
intercepted the ball at the 2-yard line.
The very next play, the Saints ran up the middle for a 98 yard
score. The door of opportunity was
slammed closed and the Saints’ players, coaches and fans could begin to
The Minutemen closed the game w/ a touchdown on the final
play from Elffers to Straker. The final
score, 56 to 20. The Minutemen should be
commended for their success in their first season in the Olympic League and The
Mid-Valley (XI) Division. Last season,
the Minutemen played in the East-Valley (XII) Division. They were the Alpha League Champions and made
it to the second round of the playoffs.
Congratulations Minutemen! The
Saints move on face Monrovia at home next Friday.
PASADENA (CNS) – Record temperatures could fall in Pasadena and other areas tonight. The record low for the date in Pasadena is 35 degrees, and forecasters predicted an overnight low of 34 degrees, Bonnie Bartling of the NWS said....Read More
By Mitch Lehman
TRIBUNE SPORTS EDITOR
There is a good chance that San Marino High School girls’
varsity tennis Coach Ron Machuca’s best days on the court are behind him,
though it appears as if he could match backhands with the likes of Federer and
Nadal to this very day.
surprising, then, that Machuca looked as nails-to-the nubs nervous as he did
Tuesday afternoon as his Lady Titans took on Murietta
Valley in the CIF Division II
quarterfinals at San Marino
For the complete story, read the San Marino Tribune print
twinkle lights glowing, Santa cozied up in his house, and holiday tunes filling
the air, Grace Center of Five Acres kicked off the holiday season at The
Americana at Brand on Sunday, November 14 with a festive fashion show. More
than 200 supporters gathered to cheer on their fellow board members and their
children as they walked the catwalk. Hosted by Lauren Sanchez of Extra TV,
Bella Winter netted more than $65,000 for the life-changing services Grace
Center provides to women and children affected by domestic violence.
ushered into a winter wonderland complete with festive cocktails compliments of
PAMA and IZZE and mouthwatering treats. Martha Macker of Macker Entertainment
wowed the audience with Dancing through the Ages, bringing together dancers and
models telling a whimsical winter fashion story. The show began with a ballet
interpretation and concluded with a sizzling salsa, featuring more than 20 Five
Acres supporters and their children modeling the season’s hottest styles.
Children in the audience lit up when Santa made a surprise appearance in the
middle of the show singing Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer.
Key Sponsor of Bella Winter was The Americana at Brand, and Pasadena Magazine
was the media sponsor. Generous sponsors and donors of Bella Winter include
Marilyn and John Wells Family Foundation, Wendy and Barry Meyer, Creative
Artists Agency and Stephen and Susan Chandler. Bravo Spa and Salon transformed
all of the models’ hair while The Factory and Vow of Makeup worked their makeup
magic. Co-chairs of Bella Winter were Michele Hall of Altadena and Pamela Scott
of La Canada.
families who walked the catwalk include Michael and Christine Antonovich’s
children (Glendale), Stephen and Chantal Bennett and their children (San
Marino), Vivian Chan and her children (San Marino), Ryan and Maggie Dietz’s
children (Pasadena), John and Jill Fosselman and their son Will (Pasadena), Tom
and Page Haralambos along with their children and family friends (San Marino),
and the son and his friend of John and Marilyn Wells (Los Angeles).
information in how you can become involved with Grace Center,
contact Margaret Morici at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626.798.6793 ext.2244.
as an independent non-profit in 1996, Grace Center
has been a Five Acres program since 2004. Grace Center’s
mission is to empower women to break the cycle of domestic violence in their
lives and in their children’s lives so that they can live in a safe environment
and regain their dignity and self-esteem. Its Family Violence Program provides support
services throughout the San Gabriel
Valley at three different
locations. All of the services that Grace Center
provides are either low cost or no cost, how-ever no one is turned away for the
inability to pay. Last year Grace Center
volunteers collectively donated over 3,500 hours of service.
by Winston Chua
SAN MARINO – The children at Valentine Elementary School
continue to show a maturity and compassion far beyond their years.
there are now wrapping up what has been an eventful and successful Healthy
Snack Drive, one of three major events they take part in as a way of helping
underprivileged youth who live in a life-threatening area of Los Angeles. These
from San Marino gather healthy food for students there who have little healthy
food to eat.
students who live in the dangerous part of L.A. are from 112th
Street Elementary School, a school that Valentine adopted three years ago.
Council Advisor Andrea Fox, PTA President Cynthia Ary and Heidi Johnson
(liaison between Valentine and its adopted school) all have students in the San
Marino Unified School District and know firsthand how fortunate San Marino
children are to have the opportunity to live in and study in such a great city.
Together they help to bridge the gap between the schools.
in San Marino are blessed in various ways As a result, school leaders, parents
and students work hard to make a difference in the lives of underserved
children at the Watts school.
point of this is to teach our children and plant seeds of compassion, so they
learn what gratitude is,” said Johnson, a mother to a 4th grader at
said that it is the students who own the project, and Fox who encourages its
development. The students now feel empowered to make a difference, with signs
and decorated boxes and heartfelt sacrifice.
year the school loaded up three Suburban loads of school supplies and
nutritious foods and made the trip to South Los Angeles. Johnson called the
area adjacent to the school, Nickerson Gardens, “the most dangerous place west
of the Mississippi.” Nickerson Gardens is home to the Bounty Hunter Bloods.
said that even police officers there shy away from the area. But for Valentine
students, compassion is not completely driven out by fear.
Compass, a non-profit after-school program for a select group of students, and
Verbum Dei, a Jesuit high school that also serves to care for its neighboring
students, surround 112th Street Elementary School.
99 percent of students at Verbum Dei graduate and attend college.
two other programs the Valentine students are involved with are called Change
for Change (where young ones sacrificially contribute money from their savings)
and collecting school supplies, like backpacks. 112th Street Elementary
School, the beneficiary of those offerings, surprised the kids at Valentine with
cake and gifts during their most recent visit.
Valentine students raised money by selling Jamba Juice (they recently sold 400
smoothies in a 30 minute span). Through the Change for Change program, the
school was able to purchase playground equipment, swings, jump ropes and more,
for Urban Compass.
has certainly come a long way from its days when fundraising efforts consisted
mainly of canned-food drives.
students, several of whom will make a trip to the adopted school, will help
drop off school supplies in the next two weeks or so.
Photos from the Chinese Club of San Marino’s Mid-Autumn Festival
ALHAMBRA (CNS) – A Chicago man pleaded not guilty today to charges that
he kidnapped and tried to kill a San Gabriel woman, who was left for dead after
her father agreed to pay for her return.
La Puente V. Maranatha – Photos