Father Joseph Shea, of Glendale’s Holy Family Church, hosted his “last supper” in the rectory patio on Sunday.

Shea becomes the head priest at St. Rose of Lima in Simi Valley in July.

The host of many dinners for charity, Shea presided over a Beef Wellington dinner for 10 couples who won the live auction prize last November at the Glendale Symphony Orchestra “Preludes” fundraiser. Proceeds from Shea’s “last supper” totaled more than $2,000.

Shea originally offered to provide dinner for five couples to help the symphony raise money, but the chance for dinner with the Father turned out to be so popular, he opened it up to five more couples.

Those lucky guests who were wined and dined at the rectory were John Davitt, Paula and Art Devine, Susan Hunt, Mary Boger, Lisa Koontz, Rhonda Johnson, Glady and Jack Kabateck, Monica and Joe Sierra, Elizabeth and Greg Manasserian, Evelyn Siracuse, Pam and Brian Ellis, Yeimei and John Wang and Ruth Sowby.


Hard-working women of Las Candelas took a break from their activities at Hillsides in Pasadena and Hathaway-Sycamores in Altadena for a social evening at the Oakmont Country Club.

It was a “Just Because It’s Spring Dinner.” Members attending were Joan Anderson, Marilyn Butler, Marion Corbett, Bobbi Gangi, Diane Johnson, Cathy Keen, Mary Lane, Sally Perkins, Roberta Raffaelli, Liz Reynolds, Diane Russell, Ellyn Semler, Nancy Stone, Ginger Whitesell, Karen Whyte, newly proposed member Jeri Benton as well as their husbands and guests.

It’s always a time to visit and to get better acquainted with the husbands and guests of the members in a social setting.

A fashion show luncheon is held every two years by Las Candelas to raise money to furnish some of the needs of the children at Glen Roberts Child Study Center, the YMCA Domestic Violence Program in Glendale, as well as Hillsides in Pasadena and Hathaway-Sycamores in Altadena.

The funds as well as many volunteer hours of the 40 Las Candelas members help to brighten the lives of hundreds of children each year.


Glendale Beautiful members will celebrate their 58th annual meeting and installation of officers at noon June 3 at the Glendale Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale.

Entertainment will be provided by Paul Baker, who plays Irish harp music.

Price of lunch is $14, and reservations may be made by calling Gladys Wymore at (818) 246-3634.


State Sen. Jack Scott and Assemblymen Paul Krekorian and Anthony Portantino will host the ninth annual Women in Business Legislative Update and Awards Luncheon on Sept. 19.

They are looking for nominations for women in business in the following areas: Businesswoman of the Year, Corporate Woman of the Year, Nonprofit Executive Director of the Year, Tami Ginsburg Employee of the Year, Nonprofit Employee of the Year, Empowerment Award, Most Inspirational Award, Woman in Science & Technology, Woman in Arts & Entertainment, Woman in Law and Junior Businesswoman of the Year.

Nominees have to either live or work in one of the legislative districts that Scott, Krekorian and Portantino represent.

To receive a nomination form, contact Matthew Dodson at (626) 683-0282 or e-mail him at Matthew.Dodson@SEN.CA.GOV.


Traffic reporter Commander Chuck Street and comedian/actor Christopher Titus are celebrity co-chairs for Hathaway-Sycamores’ 12th annual Longest Day of Golf fundraiser on June 5 at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena.

Street, traffic reporter for local radio station KIIS-102.7 FM and KTLA-Channel 5 television station, is conducting the Charity Golf Ball, while Titus of Comedy Central will join 40 other golfers in the charity event.

Proceeds will help send children in residential care with Hathaway-Sycamores to summer camp, and to fund educational and therapeutic treatment programs that serve these children year-round.

At noon on the day of the event, Street will fly his “Pepsi” Jet Ranger 1 helicopter over the golf course, where an official cup will be awaiting the drop of up to 2,000 golf balls.

Available for purchase at $25 each or five balls for $100, the person whose ball drops in the cup wins up to $10,000.

All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on June 1. For entries and information, call (626) 395-7100, Ext. 2516.

This year’s Longest Day of Golf event is co-chaired by Jennifer Leal Gowen of Sierra Madre and Jack MacKenzie of La Cañada Flintridge.

For more information, contact Andi Sica, director of Community Relations and Special Events at (626) 395-7100, Ext. 2516.


Gene E. Gregg Jr., San Gabriel Valley attorney and director emeritus of Five Acres child and family services agency, will be honored for a lifetime of community service at the agency’s “Swingin’ on a Star — Creole Style” annual fundraising gala from 6 to 10 p.m. June 8 at One Colorado Courtyard in Old Pasadena.

Gregg, a resident of Arcadia and former board chairman of Five Acres, has been a pivotal part of the agency’s leadership for more than 18 years.

Proceeds benefit Five Acres’ child abuse prevention, treatment and education programs.

A grand prize raffle drawing features a 2008 Toyota Prius courtesy of Longo Toyota or a $20,000 cash prize.

Tickets are $250 per person.

For ticket and sponsorship information and to make reservations, call Margaret Morici at (626) 798-6793, Ext. 2244, or e-mail

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