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 SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018 

VOLUME 12 NO. 19


The Pasadena Unified School 
District (PUSD) Board of 
Education elected Lawrence 
Torres (District 6) as its 
president during a special 
session meeting on Monday, 
May 7, 2018. Roy Boulghourjian 
(District 2), who held the 
position previously, handed the 
reins to Torres with a slam of 
a gavel and a brief shuffling of 
name plates. 

 “It is such an incredible 
honor to be voted President 
of the Board,” said Torres. “I 
cannot say enough about the 
hard work I have experienced 
personally in this district on 
behalf of our children. I am 
proud and honored to lead this 

 President Torres was elected 
to the school board in 2015 
as part of the newly formed 
District 6, and brings with him 
a wealth of experience as an 
educator and leader. He earned 
a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in Hartford, 
Connecticut where he tackled a double major in 
History and Political Science and then went on 
to receive Master degrees from both Harvard and 
UCLA in Education. Mr. Torres started his teaching 
career in the Los Angeles Unified School District in 
1986 and became very active in the middle school 
movement, as well as serving on several school 
site councils in Sierra Madre Elementary, Middle 
School and Pasadena High School. 

 In 1993, he became a teacher and coordinator 
at the North Region City of Angels K-12 School in 
Sylmar. Since joining PUSD as a board member, he 
has served as clerk and vice president. President 
Torres current resides in Sierra Madre with his wife 
Carole Tremblay, who serves as Vice President of 
Development and Communications at Maryvale. 
He has two daughters; his oldest, Camille is a 
graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, and his youngest, 
Emily, is currently attending the University of Bath 
in England. 

 In his first order of business as president, 
President Torres moved to elect Patrick Cahalan 
(District 4) to the position of Vice President and 
Scott Phelps (District 7) to the position of clerk. 

It will be an uphill battle for President Torres and 
this school board as looming budget woes and a 
loss of staff as a result has had a great impact on the 

 The Board holds one regular meeting per month 
at 4:00 p.m. in the Elbie J. Hickambottom Board 
Room (Room 236), 351 S. Hudson Ave, Pasadena. 
The next scheduled meeting will take place on May, 
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Our father Donald R. Reed passed 
peacefully into the next life to join our 
mother on May 8, 2018, one month short 
of his 89th birthday.

 He was born in Nebraska, the fourth of 
4 boys. He met the love of his life, Jannene, 
during college. Family legend dictates that 
the moment he saw her from across the 
room during a dance he decided he was 
going to marry her, which he did 2 years 

 He served in the US Air Force during 
the Korean conflict and later Mom put him 
through law school. Ultimately he passed 
the bar to practice law in 4 states: Nebraska, South 
Dakota, Hawaii and finally California.

 Mom and Dad settled down in Sierra Madre, 
California in the mid-1970s and Dad practiced law at 
a large bank in downtown Los Angeles.

 He is survived by 2 daughters, Camee and Barbee 
(Bruce) and 4 grandchildren - Wesley (Megan), Jayne 
(Tyler), Sara and Henry.

 Per his wishes, there will be no service. Donations 
in his name can be made to Boys and Girls Clubs of 
San Francisco. (-Submitted by the family) 

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