Local Lemonade Stand Lands Top Trojan

Lemonade Standweb Practicing one of the axioms he preaches, San Marino resident, USC Athletic Director and Rose Bowl Hall of Famer Pat Haden dropped by a local lemonade stand last week at the precise time this double-fisted reporter was pulling away. Read More

Salute to Our Veterans: Keith McDonald

United States Army Specialist 4th Class Keith McDonald, 504th Signal Company Sacramento, California, 1964 Keith McDonald was sent to the 504th Signal Company Headquarters in Sacramento–a civilian-operated Army depot–where he served as Specialist 4th Class directly under the 1st Sergeant and Commanding Officer. Read More

U.S. Open to Return to Los Angeles

The U.S. Open Championship golf tournament will return to Los Angeles for the first time since 1948, officials with the United States Golf Association announced Wednesday, July 22. Read More

San Marino Sponsors 13 Republic of San Marino Special Olympics Athletes

The San Marino City Council is sponsoring all 13 athletes participating in the Special Olympics from the Republic of San Marino. The cost for each athlete is $250, which covers the cost of room, board and entertainment while they stay in the host town. The council originally budgeted $2,500 in the council hospitality account, but increased it to $3,250 total to cover these costs at the July 8 city council meeting.   Read More

Arcadians to host 87 Special Olympic Athletes This Week

More than 300 Arcadia volunteers, organizations, business members of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, City of Arcadia and Arcadia Unified School District are coming together this week to ensure a memorable first impression of the United States, California and Arcadia for 87 Special Olympics World Games athletes, coaches and mentors from the Caribbean dual-island country of Trinidad and Tobago as well as the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan).   Read More

Beverly Hills Student’s Opera Talents Flourish

Photo by Victor Boghossian Very few of us can say we found our life’s calling at age 4. Golda Berkman is one of those lucky few. Twelve years later the Beverly Hills High School sophomore became the grand prize finalist in classical voice of The Music Center’s Spotlight Awards last March, becoming one of the youngest winners ever in the competition. Read More

LAPD Begins Training to De-Escalate Potentially Violent Encounters

Police Chief Charlie Beck said today all of the department's police officers will be trained in the next month on ways to de-escalate potentially violent encounters as part of a "national conversation" on police use of force, as well as in response to the fatal police shooting of Ezell Ford in South Los Angeles. Read More

Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital Hosts Annual June Debutante Ball

WEB IMG_3745_1 The Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles held its 54th June Debutante Ball on June 13 in the Ballroom of the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. Nearly 500 members and guests celebrated the presentation of 28 young women, who together with their families have supported the important work of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Read More

Special Olympics Flame of Hope to Arrive in Los Angeles

The Special Olympics Flame of Hope, which has been carried in a torch relay across the United States by thousands of runners on three routes, will arrive on Friday, July 10 in downtown Los Angeles, where a cauldron will be lit two weeks ahead of the Special Olympics World Games' opening ceremony. Read More

Actor Omar Sharif Dies of Heart Attack in Egypt

Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-born actor best remembered for the blockbusters "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago," died of a heart attack at a Cairo hospital on Friday, July 10, Egyptian state television reported. He was 83. Read More