A state senator who served in the state legislature for 32 years, Newton R. Russell '45 represented the 21st District, which included Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena. He retired in 1996.
As the leading expert on pensions, Russell's legacy to the state, as reported in a Los Angeles Times article, included an actuarially sound state pension system, which he guarded against excesses. Russell's legislation put an end to pension inflating by eliminating the practice of converting perks, such as car allowances, into salary just before retirement. He also spearheaded a successful effort to protect retirees from having their pensions eaten up by inflation by funneling unanticipated state interest income to them.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”