The Weekly Newspaper of Inglewood
Herald Publications - El Segundo, Hawthorne, Lawndale & Inglewood Community Newspapers Since 1911 - (310) 322-1830 - Vol. 69, No. 22 - May 28, 2020
The City of Inglewood Brings
Virtual Art Classes to the Community
Virtual Art Classes coming soon courtesy of the collaboration with A Toast 2 Artistry and the City of Inglewood. For more information go to the City of Inglewood’s Facebook page. Photo courtesy City of Inglewood.
Wolves from front page
Huber’s Hiccups from page 3
what we want. We are here on Earth because
God created us in His image and has given us
vocations in which to serve him and others. All
of us have value. God cares and loves his creation.
The comfort that I am reminded of during
times of challenge is found in Romans 8:28-29,
which reads: “For I am sure that neither death
nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present
nor things to come, nor powers, nor height or
depth, nor anything else in all creation, will
be able to separate us from the love of God
in Christ Jesus our Lord.” God loves us, and
there is nothing that can cut us off from that
love except ourselves. If we still think we can
control everything, if we think we are God, then
there is no room for God to love us. Why not
just relax, have a cold one, and let God love
you? We try so hard to get others to love us,
we don’t have to try to have God love us, we
just have to allow him to love us. We learned
a lot way back in kindergarten. We continue to
learn life lessons every day. God is our teacher,
and he loves us. How much better and easier
can it get? Be safe my loyal readers.
Hawthorne, CA Simply Amazing!
I write this stuff on Tuesday evening, so
I don’t know if the SpaceX rocket carrying
two astronauts up to the International Space
Station was able to launch with the impending
bad weather hovering around the Florida
Cape site. Regardless, President Trump and
VP Pence both plan to be there in person to
witness the ceremonial “reopening of America”
that was designed and made in HAWTHORNE,
CALIFORNIA! Wow! The astounding history,
legacy, and the weird and wild unique
past of a relatively flat, 5 mile square piece
of land south of LA, covered with concrete
and apartment complexes continues to astound
those who know what has gone on in the City
of Good Neighbors for the past 98 years.
Several years ago, when I was part of the
Hawthorne Historical Society, I wrote a long
article about all the people who have called
Hawthorne home. With SpaceX in the house,
Hawthorne continues to amaze.
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Shadowland Foundation—a non-profit that
hosts on-site events and programs to educate
people about wolves.
Colette serves as Co-founder and Program
Director of Shadowland, but her affinity for
wolves began when she met Paul outside of
a spiritual center.
“We were friends for about a month,” says
Colette, “but we had similar stories of how
our marriages ended and I felt bad for him.”
Before crossing paths with Colette, Paul
went through a whirlwind of trauma despite
becoming an arborist and building a successful
As a young man, he struggled with alcohol
and drug addiction, but that didn’t keep him
from working hard. Out on the job, he would
often get calls from clients to remove cats and
iguanas from trees. Even the SPCA would enlist
him to help with rescue efforts in the Angeles
Forest, and one day in the early 1980s, he got
a call to rescue a wolf-husky mix that was sick
with Canine Parvovirus.
“Everyone said to have it put down, but I
took it to a veterinarian that I knew and he
treated her—she lived. Her name was Panda
and she was amazing, but time with the fourleggeds
expires way too quickly,” says Paul.
After Panda died, Paul was called once again
to the Angeles Forest in the early 90s to rescue
a timber wolf named Kiva.
“We rescued her and I asked animal control
what I was supposed to do, but they just turned
and walked away,” Paul explains. “Now, I don’t
know if that’s what they were supposed to do
or not, but the energy of the forest spoke to
me and brought Kiva and I together. That’s
when I realized, too, that this was something
I needed to bring back to the community to
educate people about.”
There are four different programs that the
Shadowland Foundation has to offer:
Playing with Wolves: Wolf Education for
Children of All Ages —children have the
opportunity to learn about the true nature of
wolves and interact with them up close to help
understand their beauty, majesty, and ensure
their survival for the future.
Wolf Pack: Teen Motivation Programs
—using the unity and power of the wolf to
educate teens about community and selfacceptance.
Teens are introduced to the wolves
to help develop their individuality, passions,
Power of the Pack: Successful Teams and
Organizations —reserved for groups and organizations
to develop and attain their highest
potential. Wolves embody strong leadership
qualities and true interdependence that others
can learn from to build their own success.
Wolves & Warriors —designed for service
members to help process and understand trauma
developed from PTSD. Like the wolf pack,
servicemen and women epitomize the safety
and survival of everyone—this program reminds
them of their courage and strength of spirit.
Within all of these programs, Paul and Colette
lead by two principles: FAITH and HOPE.
“If you spell the word faith, F-A-I-T-H—
Finding Answers In The Heart—and when you
learn to live from the heart’s energy, you can then
ask yourself, ‘Okay, how do I make this work?’
From there, you then move onto hope, H-OP
E—Helping Other People Evolve,” says Paul.
One of the most nurturing wolves in the
pack is Freedom. Paul and Colette describe
him as a “Wellness Wolf” that doesn’t see
flaws or judgments.
To learn more about the Shadowland Foundation
or to schedule an event, visit www.
ShadowlandFoundation.org. You can also
watch the short documentary, Two-Legged,
on vimeo.com by visiting the following link:
Paul Pondella (left) and Colette Duvall Pondella (right) talking about the importance of wolves in nature.