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October 23, 2008
VHH Foundation’s Caduceus Club Members of the Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation’s (VHHF) Caduceus Club and their guests gathered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank on the evening of Sept. 25 for a special, behind-the-scenes tour of the spectacular and magical world of Disney. On the tour, Caduceus Club members and their guests visited different soundstages and learned about some unique history from the Disney archives. Steven Hartford, M.D. , a 20-year-member of Caduceus Club and Steering Committee chair, thanked the members for their continuous support and acknowledged the efforts of Disney executive Steve Wilder , a VHH board member.
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By Geghard Arakelian | November 17, 2005
A longtime La Cañada Flintridge resident received the National Medal of Arts award at the White House Thursday, Nov. 10. Ollie Johnston, who received the award in Washington D.C, was, for decades, an animator for Walt Disney Studios. "It was so big. Everybody that was a part of a newspaper or owned something big was there, and they were pleased with what they saw," Johnston said of last week's ceremony. "Everything was done to make it right for me. And everyone who was there spoke up for what I was doing."
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By Jane Napier Neely | September 16, 2004
Frank Thomas, longtime La Cañada Flintridge resident, one of the most influential animators in the history of the art form, a member of Walt Disney's elite "Nine Old Men," passed away at his home last week. He was 92. The genius of Thomas was evident in how he imbued his animated characters with human qualities gained through his own exceptional ability to tap into his own emotions and a keen observation of mankind. No matter where in the world a Disney animated film appeared, scenes that Thomas created crossed all language barriers and spoke to peoples' hearts.
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May 4, 2006
Verdugo Hills Hospital's 15th Annual Golf Classic is sold out. The May 8 tournament to be held at Valencia Country Club is being sponsored by more than 100 area businesses and individuals. "Once again the golf classic is an event that people and businesses enjoy being a part of and look forward to every year," said tournament co-chairman Stephen M. Wilder from The Walt Disney Company. "Proceeds from the tournament benefit hospital programs and services that are vital to our foothills communities."
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May 25, 2006
Local community leaders, physicians and long-time friends of Verdugo Hills Hospital filled the field at the Valencia Country Club golf course on Monday, May 8, all in an effort to support the not-for-profit community hospital. It truly was a sunny day for the hospital's foundation, which exceeded its goal and raised $170,000 for patient-care services, programs, and equipment. The 15th Annual Golf Classic, one of the hospital's signature fund-raising events, attracted 143 golfers and featured demonstrations by Patrick Dempsey, one of the top long-drive professionals in the world, and a chance to beat the pro with former LPGA player, Cherie Zaun.
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June 1, 2006
The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) will honor Disney for its legacy of support for animals and conservation at the 36th Annual Beastly Ball on Saturday, June 17, at 6 p.m. The Beastly Ball is GLAZA's annual major fundraising event with proceeds going toward the development of exhibits, conservation, programming, education programs, research and other programs for the city-owned Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Held under the stars at the Los Angeles Zoo, the Beastly Ball will be co-chaired by Emmy-award winning actress Betty White and Lori Winters Samuels, both long-time GLAZA trustees.
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April 10, 2008
Les Tupper recipients named The La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council announced the recipients of the 2008 Les Tupper Community Service Awards. Merrily Hake and Clyde Hemphill will receive individual awards; La Cañada High School senior Regina Saavedra will receive the Student Service Award; the organization award will go to the La Cañada Flintridge Trails Council ; and John Olsen , founder of Brothers’ Helpers, will be recognized with a Special Award.
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September 10, 2004
Created timeless animation for such films as "Pinocchio," "Bambi," "Peter Pan" and "101 Dalmatians," and authored four books Frank Thomas, one of the most talented, inventive and influential animators in the history of the art form, a member of Walt Disney's elite "Nine Old Men," and a pioneering animator who worked on many classic shorts and features during his 43-year career at the Disney Studios, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at his home in La Cañada Flintridge. He was 92 years old. No funeral is planned but details regarding a life celebration will be announced shortly.
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April 9, 2009
American Girl shows drew crowds Fifty Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital members, 56 local girls who modeled, and over 1,700 guests flocked to Brookside Country Club in Pasadena on a recent weekend to stage and enjoy seven fabulous American Girl Fashion Shows. Besides stellar entertainment and food, the girls were delighted by two beauty salons that were new this year. As a donation to this fundraiser for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Salon Aguayo, located in Pasadena, sent several hair stylists to coif girls’ hair both before and after the performances.
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October 23, 2008
VHH Foundation’s Caduceus Club Members of the Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation’s (VHHF) Caduceus Club and their guests gathered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank on the evening of Sept. 25 for a special, behind-the-scenes tour of the spectacular and magical world of Disney. On the tour, Caduceus Club members and their guests visited different soundstages and learned about some unique history from the Disney archives. Steven Hartford, M.D. , a 20-year-member of Caduceus Club and Steering Committee chair, thanked the members for their continuous support and acknowledged the efforts of Disney executive Steve Wilder , a VHH board member.
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By Geghard Arakelian | November 17, 2005
A longtime La Cañada Flintridge resident received the National Medal of Arts award at the White House Thursday, Nov. 10. Ollie Johnston, who received the award in Washington D.C, was, for decades, an animator for Walt Disney Studios. "It was so big. Everybody that was a part of a newspaper or owned something big was there, and they were pleased with what they saw," Johnston said of last week's ceremony. "Everything was done to make it right for me. And everyone who was there spoke up for what I was doing."
NEWS
By Jane Napier Neely | September 16, 2004
Frank Thomas, longtime La Cañada Flintridge resident, one of the most influential animators in the history of the art form, a member of Walt Disney's elite "Nine Old Men," passed away at his home last week. He was 92. The genius of Thomas was evident in how he imbued his animated characters with human qualities gained through his own exceptional ability to tap into his own emotions and a keen observation of mankind. No matter where in the world a Disney animated film appeared, scenes that Thomas created crossed all language barriers and spoke to peoples' hearts.
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