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March 5, 2009
Levine elected to Master, ACP Alexandra M. Levine, MD , chief medical officer of City of Hope and an internationally known expert in lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and AIDS-related malignancies, has been elected to the prestigious level of Master of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty organization. The honor will be conferred on April 23 during a conference in Philadelphia. Levine, a La Canada Flintridge resident, was one of only 48 physicians selected this year from across the nation.
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December 21, 2006
Alexandra M. Levine, M.D. of La Cañada has been named chief medical officer (CMO) of City of Hope. An internationally known expert in lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and AIDS-related malignancies, Levine will oversee all clinical and hospital care programs at City of Hope. She was most recently Distinguished Professor of Medicine, chair of the Division of Hematology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), and medical director of USC/Norris Cancer Hospital.
NEWS
December 29, 2005
The Beverly Hilton Hotel was a glitter with the sparkle of Christmas as more than 700 guests attended the Dec. 6 Sleighbell Luncheon of Delta, Delta, Delta. It was the 59th year of the gala, which raises funds for Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles hematology and onocolgy research. La Cañada Flintridge Tri Deltas also were in attendance enjoying the day with friends and family who came to celebrate. In addition to the lunch, guest were treated to a fashion show starring the grandchildren of Sleighbell Committee members as well as a runway fashion show featuring the designs of Lucy DeCanstenou and Kevan Hall.
FEATURES
June 1, 2006
The Circle of Huntington Hospital, a non-profit auxiliary group that currently raises money for the hospital's Constance G. Zahorik Breast Center, has announced its 2006 benefit, Disco Inferno, will be held Oct. 14 at the Wind Tunnel in Pasadena. This year's honoree, Steven Applebaum, MD, is a medical oncologist and an assistant professor of medicine hematology and medical oncology at the UCLA School of Medicine. Through his dedication and expertise, Dr. Applebaum has made far reaching contributions to the level of cancer care in the San Gabriel Valley.
FEATURES
December 28, 2006
Local Tri Delta Alumnae celebrate the holidays and 2006 Local Tri Delta alumnae and their husbands enjoyed their annual Christmas celebration at the home of Nancy and Bob Wagner, La Cañada. This event is held to let members celebrate the holidays together and reminisce about the milestones of the year. Members bring a favorite hors d'oeuvre to share, and everyone enjoys the variety and creativity of the food. Area members come from La Cañada, Glendale, Altadena, Pasadena, San Marino and Mission Viejo to join in this celebration each year, and the Wagner's do a beautiful job of decorating their home and pool area to set the holiday mood.
FEATURES
April 20, 2006
Delta Delta Delta, a National Panhellenic Conference sorority, has established a new alumnae chapter. The new San Gabriel-Crescenta Valley Alumnae Chapter received its charter on March 10 with 37 charter members. This new alumnae chapter is established as the result of three years of work of alumnae from the Glendale and La Cañada alumnae chapters to join their membership into one larger, united group. The alumnae chapter members meet each month from September through May at either a daytime or evening event.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | August 23, 2007
Jessica Mazin smiled as she held tightly to a high bar and swung her legs in the air. The 2 ½ -year-old La Cañada tyke giggled as gymnastics instructor Garik Mananian, 17, of La Crescenta spotted her, holding his arms out to catch her, should the toddler start to fall during her preliminary acrobatic attempt. Jessica was one of about 30 local youths that spent Saturday challenging their endurance, flexibility and grace during The Little Gym of La Cañada?s Tumble-A-Thon to raise funds for Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles?
SPORTS
October 20, 2005
La Cañada Flintridge resident Doron Kochavi, whose son Ari is alive today because of the treatment for a brain tumor he received at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, joined cancer survivor Lance Armstrong and 23 other cyclists who have been touched by cancer on an annual nine-day Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope? ride across America. Doron Kochavi was among 24 cancer survivors, advocates, caregivers, physicians and researchers who were selected to ride from San Diego to Washington, D.C. as members of the third annual Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope? from Sept.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | August 16, 2007
Local youths will forward roll, donkey kick and do handstands and cartwheels Saturday as they join together with gymnasts from across Southern California for a Tumble-A-Thon to raise funds for Childrens Hospital. The event, which has a $30 registration fee and $15 for each additional sibling, in addition to individual pledge amounts, is coordinated by Little Gym of La Cañada, and will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for beginning and advanced acrobats ages 4 months to 12 years. Sarah Lowe, 46, owner and president of Little Gym of La Cañada, came up with the event concept last fall and coordinated it with Little Gyms across the region.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2008
BOOK READING Hannah Dennison — May 15, at 7:30 p.m. Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents Hannah Dennison, who will discuss and sign her book “Vicky Hill Exclusive.” On Friday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. Mark Ballard Baker, an author/teacher at Flintridge Prep, will sign “Da Queen A’Sleep.” Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 964 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. For information call (818) 790-0717. CLASSES ‘Colorful Edibles’ gardening class — May 24, 10 a.m. to noon . Descanso Gardens in La Cañada offers a class taught by Jeff Delzell, Descanso’s container display specialist.
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March 5, 2009
Levine elected to Master, ACP Alexandra M. Levine, MD , chief medical officer of City of Hope and an internationally known expert in lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and AIDS-related malignancies, has been elected to the prestigious level of Master of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty organization. The honor will be conferred on April 23 during a conference in Philadelphia. Levine, a La Canada Flintridge resident, was one of only 48 physicians selected this year from across the nation.
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