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By Andrew Shortall and Veronica Rocha | July 6, 2011
Four area high schools — La Cañada High, Crescenta Valley High, South Pasadena and Hoover High — are collecting bicycles over the summer to donate to homeless men and women living on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. Teens of the student-run LOOK International group plan to collect at least 100 bicycles. Peter Lee, the 17-year old president of the organization, incoming senior and founder of LOOK International, said it’s an “empowerment project.” The idea of donating bicycles to homeless men and women came after several group visits to Skid Row, where the teens spoke with people who said they landed there because they lost their jobs and homes.
FEATURES
May 4, 2006
Members and friends of La Cañada Presbyterian Church are pooling their resources and skills to help children and their families in Los Angeles, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Burma and surrounding communities. They have raised $198,000 and hope to reach $275,000 by the end of June. Through their annual program called "Faith Missions," the church gives the challenge to members and friends not only to give financially but also to go to where their money goes. After church member Belinda Randolph and her 9-year-old son visited with homeless people in Pershing Square in Los Angeles, she said, "I learned that homeless people are often lonely.
NEWS
July 21, 2005
by Frances Hill Barbara Hudson's 20 year commitment to Habitat for Humanity has helped to provide 34 San Gabriel Valley families with decent and affordable housing. As she and Joe Hudson retire from the area to Fallbrook, she leaves a legacy of caring activism. Friends and well wishers can say farewell with a contribution to the house at 1201 Cottage Grove in Glendale that has been designated: The House That Barbara Built . . . With A Little Help From Her Friends. With Barbara Hudson, the cup is always three-quarters full.
FEATURES
May 4, 2006
An upscale event to help the down-and-out on Los Angeles' Skid Row is planned at the opening night preview and Gala of the Beverly Hills Classic: Antiques, Fine Art and Jewelry Show at 6 p.m. on May 18 at the Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Participants will view some of the finest art, antiques and jewelry available from more than 70 international dealers in Europe, Asia and the eastern United States, taste some of the best food and wine in Southern California and enjoy the smooth jazz of Tamora & Friends.
NEWS
By Megan O’Neil | October 29, 2009
Speaking at the OneCityOneBook event in La Cañada on Sunday, Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez described his first visit to skid row in downtown Los Angeles in the spring of 2005. “[There are] veterans who have fallen out of wheelchairs. It is just unbelievable. Prostitutes that are living in the port-a-pots that they use as their brothel. This is a complete collapse. And I am looking at [Anthony Ayers] thinking, this is the guy who brought me here. I am learning about music from this guy; I am learning about courage, and I need to shine a light on this.
NEWS
By Megan O’Neil | October 27, 2009
Speaking at the OneCityOneBook event in La Cañada on Sunday, Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez described his first visit to skid row in downtown Los Angeles in the spring of 2005. “[There are] veterans who have fallen out of wheelchairs. It is just unbelievable. Prostitutes that are living in the port-a-pots that they use as their brothel. This is a complete collapse. And I am looking at [Anthony Ayers] thinking, this is the guy who brought me here. I am learning about music from this guy, I am learning about courage, and..
THE818NOW
By Michael Bruer, Special to the Sun | August 15, 2012
Four times a week, before the heat of the day sets in, a small group of volunteers gathers at St. Bede the Venerable's parish kitchen. Their goal is to have as many as 300 lunches - a sandwich, a piece of fruit and a sweet for dessert - all bagged and ready to go before 8 a.m. The meals are destined to reach shelters on L.A.'s Skid Row by lunchtime. But some of the volunteer workers, who call themselves the Skidettes, will be back at St. Bede's a couple of days later to spread more peanut butter on more slices of bread in a tradition that started 30 years ago. “The camaraderie of the group is what keeps me coming back,” said Mary Batenhorst, a longtime Skidette who serves as the group's treasurer.
FEATURES
May 6, 2010
Food drive for Union Rescue Mission Life Scout Austin Drake of JPL Troop 509 has distributed plastic bags to Upper Briggs Terrace homes asking for donations of canned and nonperishable food items to benefit Union Rescue Mission. A partial requirement for a Life Scout in attaining the Eagle Scout rank is to plan, develop and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or the Scout?s community. Austin chose to work with the mission because of his family?
NEWS
May 21, 2009
Doris Jean Fekety passed away on May 19, 2009, after recently celebrating her 79th birthday and 57th wedding anniversary. She was a resident of La Cañada Flintridge for 34 years and a member of St. Bede the Venerable Parish. Doris was born in Bayonne, N.J. on April 26, 1930 to John and Marian Richvalsky. Upon graduation from Bayonne High School in 1947, she worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York. In 1952 she married Emery Fekety, her high school sweetheart.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2010
T he Kiwanis Builders Club of La Cañada High School 7/8 recently participated in the Neighborhood Food and Clothing Drive to benefit the homeless at the Midnight Mission and other charities. Members placed collection boxes donated by Republic Services in their school classrooms and passed out fliers requesting donations of food and clothing. The Builders Club collected 15 bags of donations from their schoolmates, and the food was donated to the Midnight Mission, the JPL Eagle Scout Troop 509, to benefit the Union Rescue Mission and to the U.S. Post Office Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive.
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By Andrew Shortall and Veronica Rocha | July 6, 2011
Four area high schools — La Cañada High, Crescenta Valley High, South Pasadena and Hoover High — are collecting bicycles over the summer to donate to homeless men and women living on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. Teens of the student-run LOOK International group plan to collect at least 100 bicycles. Peter Lee, the 17-year old president of the organization, incoming senior and founder of LOOK International, said it’s an “empowerment project.” The idea of donating bicycles to homeless men and women came after several group visits to Skid Row, where the teens spoke with people who said they landed there because they lost their jobs and homes.
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FEATURES
May 4, 2006
Members and friends of La Cañada Presbyterian Church are pooling their resources and skills to help children and their families in Los Angeles, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Burma and surrounding communities. They have raised $198,000 and hope to reach $275,000 by the end of June. Through their annual program called "Faith Missions," the church gives the challenge to members and friends not only to give financially but also to go to where their money goes. After church member Belinda Randolph and her 9-year-old son visited with homeless people in Pershing Square in Los Angeles, she said, "I learned that homeless people are often lonely.
NEWS
July 21, 2005
by Frances Hill Barbara Hudson's 20 year commitment to Habitat for Humanity has helped to provide 34 San Gabriel Valley families with decent and affordable housing. As she and Joe Hudson retire from the area to Fallbrook, she leaves a legacy of caring activism. Friends and well wishers can say farewell with a contribution to the house at 1201 Cottage Grove in Glendale that has been designated: The House That Barbara Built . . . With A Little Help From Her Friends. With Barbara Hudson, the cup is always three-quarters full.
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