By Mitch Lehman
TRIBUNE SPORTS EDITOR
After almost five hours, thousands of pitches, hundreds of
hits and dozens of hamburgers, J.P. Paciorek, Hunter Kral and Caitlyn Callahan
finished 1-2-3 in the inaugural San Marino Home Run Derby, held last Sunday
afternoon on a Wrigley-like McNamee Field at San Marino High School.
Colleen Evans won the women’s championship.
Robert Kral, 2010 San Marino National Little League
President and Titan baseball Coach Mack Paciorek staged the event to benefit
Among the day’s many highlights was the dedication of a new
flagpole at the ballpark that arrived courtesy of an anonymous donor. United
States Marine and Viet Nam
veteran Lee Haslam performed the honor of raising the flag.
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Hathaway-Sycamores recently gathered its current and past
board members for an evening of wine and cheese tastings. About 50 people gathered
at The Cheese Store of Pasadena and enjoyed a variety of Inception Wines that
were paired with complementary cheese selections. Louis and Natalia Pastis,
owners of The Cheese Store in Pasadena,
said “This event gives us a chance to give back to our local community,
and in the end of the day, that’s what is most important. We are passionate
about organizations that work with children and we’re unique in that we can
provide a pleasurable and enjoyable experience for these special events. We thank
Hathaway-Sycamores for the opportunity to host this event.” George Pitsironis
of Inception Wines served guests his handcrafted pinot noirs and chardonnay
wines from the Santa Barbara and Central Coast regions. “Our wines are food friendly,
fruit forward and well-balanced for everyday drinking, and we are proud to
support Hathaway-Sycamores at this event.”
Pasadena Mental Health Center (PMHC) will host its fourth
annual Fête . . . with a Twist, Sunday, May 1 (5 – 8 p.m.), at Point08 in Pasadena to raise funds for affordable mental health
services in the greater Pasadena
Join PMHC supporters at redwhite+bluezz’s newly revamped
jazz club Point08 in Old Pasadena for a swanky new spin on the annual Fete.
Take part in the traditional wine and food tasting experience or allow one of
the talented mixologists at Point08 to handcraft you an exquisite cocktail
while enjoying live jazz by the Jacques Lesure Trio.
For tickets, at $75 per person, contact Jasmine Abghari at
(626) 798-6793 ext. 2244 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy dinner in the grill
after the event, and 20% of the proceeds will benefit PMHC. PMHC, an affiliate
of Five Acres’ child and family services center, has provided quality mental
health services to low-income people without access to affordable care since
1965. It serves more than 500 families and individuals annually. “The emotional
support and guidance we offer are a lifeline for those who often have nowhere
else to turn for help when life overwhelms them,” said Chanel Boutakidis, executive
director of PMHC.
SOUTH PASADENA (CNS) – One of South Pasadena’s main drags will get a
center turning lane, starting a week from today.
PASADENA (CNS) – A Pasadena man pleaded not guilty today to charges
stemming from the beating death of a neighbor’s 16-month-old German shepherd.
ARCADIA (CNS) – Five people accused of operating an illegal marijuana
growing operation in Burbank were behind bars today.
The arrests occurred Wednesday while police investigating the criminal
cultivation based out of a warehouse served search warrants in Burbank, ARCADIA
and Glendale, said Sgt. Robert Quesada of the Burbank Police Department.
“As a result of these searches, three marijuana cultivation operations
were discovered,’ Quesada said. “A significant number of marijuana plants,
several pounds of harvested marijuana and four guns were also seized.’
Levon Ayrapetov, 31, of ARCADIA, Akop Petrosyan, 30, of Glendale, Victor
Yepiskoposyan, 29, of Glendale, Jane Israyelyan, 21, of Los Angeles, and
Bianca Bauza, 24, of North Hollywood were booked at the Glendale City Jail for
transportation of marijuana for sale and cultivation of marijuana.
All five suspects were being held in lieu of $30,000 bail.
Pasadena (CNS) – The Los Angeles County District
Attorney’s office filed
murder charges today against a 55-year-old Duarte man for allegedly killing
his brother, whose body was found in a parking lot at the Rose Bowl.
Clifton Cass was arrested March 15 in connection with the death of his
56-year-old brother Victor Cass, said Lt. Tracy Ibarra of the Pasadena Police
Dwayne Sims, 55, of Duarte was also arrested and charged with being an
accessory to murder and a felon in possession of a firearm, Ibarra said.
A city employee discovered Victor Cass’ body just before 5 a.m. Feb. 28
in Parking Lot I of the Rose Bowl, Ibarra said.
The case was initially challenging due to a lack of witnesses or a
motive for the crime, Ibarra said.
“I am exceptionally proud of the work of lead detective Keith Gomez and
the other homicide investigators who worked on this case,’ Pasadena Police
Chief Phillip Sanchez said.
“The results of this investigation are symbolic of the Pasadena Police
Department’s commitment to excellence and to our pursuit of justice for the
Clifton Cass is being held in lieu of $2 million bail. Bail was set at
$175,000 for Sims. Both men are expected to be arraigned Friday.
By Winston Chua
Devoted Huntington Middle School teacher Denise Wadsworth
and the HMS Rotary Interact Club will be hosting an All-City Talent Show on
Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Huntington Middle School Auditorium from 7 p.m.
to 9:30 p.m. “All” meaning, you do not have to be a San Marino resident to
Half of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer
Society’s Relay for Life campaign. It is the second year that the middle school
has given to the cause.
“We are supporting the ACS, who support us through
education, patient support and research,” said Wadsworth, who lost her mother
to cancer. “And we want to do it in a way to celebrate in the community
showcasing the wealth and talents of kids and adults.”
The other half of the proceeds will go to the middle
school’s Interact Club to further their ability to serve the community.
The show is G-rated, meaning it’s good for people of all
ages, from four to 90. Performances are limited to four minutes or less.
Auditions will be held on Saturday, April 23 and Saturday
April 30, from 10 a.m. to noon at the HMS Auditorium. YouTube videos can also
be sent to Wadsworth at email@example.com
for audition consideration.
Huntington’s foxes not performing will have the opportunity
to introduce the acts as emcees. San Marino City Manager Matt Ballantyne will
be one of several judges; Police Chief John Schaeffer will be another.
Students from Clairborne, St. Felicitus and San Marino High
School are slated to participate in the event, which will also include a San
Marino YouTube sensation. Other acts include various musicians and at least one
The Interact Club is awarding $250 to the first-place
winner. A total of $150 and $100 will go to the second and third place persons,
Tickets for the performances are $25 for VIP seating and $10
for general admission.
Contact Ms. Wadsworth at (626) 434-6646 for more info.
Wadsworth encourages high school students to volunteer for
the May event, saying that students can earn up to 20 hours of community
service through their talent show participation at a time when colleges are
encouraging students to think outside of themselves. Wadsworth says that higher
education institutions encourage students to “think about the bigger part of
life” and not simply perfect the five paragraph essay or solve a complicated
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles Dodgers today will play the first of
this season’s six midweek day games at Dodger Stadium, with food and soft
drinks sold for half price.