Just When You Thought It Was Over, Here’s Chris

Chris Erskine


La Cañada Flintridge Orthopaedic Guild (LCFOG) is ready to welcome Chris Erskine to the podium and delighted that he has a new book to share at the LCFOG Book and Author Luncheon on Oct. 24. This will be his third appearance at the LCFOG Book and Author Luncheon. This year, Erskine will present his latest book, “What the Bears Know – Finding Truth and Magic in America’s Most Misunderstood Creatures,” which he co-authored with Steve Searles. The book was made available to the public on Oct. 3.

The luncheon will be held at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive in La Canada. Parking is complimentary.

Erskine has been chronicling life in Los Angeles for more than 30 years. As a writer for the Los Angeles Times, he covered sports, travel and entertainment, yet is probably best known for his columns on family life. While at The Times, his work was distributed to 600 papers nationwide. Erskine is also the author of five other books. In October 2018, Erskine presented his book “Daditude” that was very well received.

The father of four has been a La Cañada resident since 1993 and is a frequent speaker and a longtime youth coach. He now writes for a series of suburban papers. He also organizes local hikes and gin tastings. His website is ChrisErskineLA.com.

Anyone interested in meeting Chris Erskine and hearing what he has to say about “What the Bears Know” is welcome to contact LCFOG members Joan Cleven at (818) 249-4603 or Caryl Pettit at (818) 523-5754 to request an invitation.

Members of LCFOG are dedicated to providing necessary medical care to all children, including those whose parents may not have insurance or are underinsured. Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children (LuskinOIC) has world class orthopaedic surgeons on staff. They perform necessary surgery for children, as well as providing casts, post op care and follow up visits.

LCFOG is a small group of local women who welcome new members. Since 1956 when LCFOG became an auxiliary of OIC (originally Orthopaedic Institute for Children now Luskin OIC), the local group has donated more than $840,000 to benefit children. The Guild meets locally, dues are minimal and all women are welcome.

Please contact Joan Cleven at (818) 249-4603 or Jeanne Long at (818) 640-9106 if interested.  


Submitted by Arlene MASSIMINO