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New website launched: Marx Brothers Pavers

We live on a long, straight, narrow residential street that looks like it’s flat but actually descends 100′ from one end of the block to the other. For many years, cars would misjudge how fast they were going, and wound up speeding by at 55 mph and up....

New website launched: LCHS Spartan Boosters

When I attended high school back in New Jersey, the only thing the school asked my parents to pay for were band trips. No one asked them for a donation to PTA, and there was no need for an educational foundation or a boosters group. If only that were true in...

Tom the Lemon Drop

When Suntory offered my good friend Tom Reynolds a trip to Japan to sing and act in a -196° Zero Dry commercial, he jumped at the opportunity. Not only would he get to see Japan for the first time, but he’d join the list of celebrities such as Sammy Davis, Jr.,...

What I learned from the Tiger Mom

The fact that my friend Jane and I were only the second and third people to arrive at Vroman’s this evening for Amy Chua’s discussion of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom” is a tip-off that we understand the intensity that Chua brings to life. True...

Wendy Sinnette named LCUSD Superintendent

Many congratulations to Wendy Sinnette, who will be replacing La Cañada Unified School District Superintendent Jim Stratton when he retires in several months. I had the pleasure of working with Wendy for two years when I was the PTA President at Palm Crest Elementary...