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Several area women were among the 25 recognized during the 10th annual Women in Business Legislative Update and Awards Luncheon on Friday at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel.

The event was presented by Sen. Carol Liu (D-21st District); Assemblyman Paul Krekorian (D-43rd District); and Assemblyman Anthony J. Portantino (D-44th District).

Those honored were Barbara Dunn, partner with Lacey, Dunn & Do in Glendale; Pamela Elyea, co-owner with her husband Jim of History For Hire, and Glendale Arts board member; medical doctor Narine Arutyounian, medical director of West Coast Doctors in Glendale; Mona Marcos, regional manager of Aflac and board member with Glendale YWCA and Glendale Sunrise Rotary; Sandy Doughty, executive director of GAR Services and president of Soroptimist International of Glendale.


More are Elissa Glickman, associate director of Glendale Arts, an umbrella nonprofit arts organization, which manages the Alex Theatre, and active Downtown Glendale Merchant’s Assn. and co-chair of Glendale Unified School District’s Arts Strategic Planning Committee; Marlene Cagatao, Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Burbank and past president of Filipino Business Assn. of Glendale and FIL-AM Kiwanis Club of Glendale; Linda P. Sheffield, community service counselor with Dignity Memorial/SCI-Hispania and volunteers at the Glendale Family History Center.

Others are Rita Lynch Speck of La Cañada Flintridge, who is director of government and community relations in public affairs for Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California Region; Gail Connell, owner and chef of multi-award-winning Gail’s Bistro and Gourmet a Go Go in Montrose; and Joella Hopkins, president of Simply Mumtaz Events Inc. in Burbank, and founded the California Green Special Event and Meeting Resource Directory.



The Tracs, a Glendale-based youth rock band, will be playing at the Eagle Rock Music Festival at 7:30 tonight on the City Hall Stage, 2035 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock.

The band includes two sets of brothers who live in Glendale and a longtime friend. The band has been together for just over a year.

On vocals are Finn Roberts, 13; drums, Nick Janaslani, 12; guitar, Pascal Roberts, 11; guitar, Anthony Janaslani, 14; bass, Zander Kurdian, 14.

As well as dashing around Kenneth Village, the boys have been playing festivals around town all summer. They play a mix of classic and alternative rock hits from bands like the Strokes, Killers, Cure and the Cars. This summer the members began writing their own songs.