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News | By Michael Bruer | February 13, 2014
A local sous chef who competed on the Food Network's weekly competition, "Chopped," participated in a question-and-answer session Sunday night after patrons of his workplace, the Flintridge Proper , watched the program on a TV there. Though he placed second in the competition, Eli Irland said he gained some valuable knowledge and a fellow food expert in his kitchen, along the way. Originally hailing from Wayne, Maine, Irland learned his cooking skills initially at Paragon, an elite culinary school in Colorado Springs, Colo.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | April 23, 2009
Since the first week of March, a film crew and psychics have been investigating the long- unsolved murder of La Cañada residents Harold ?Skip? and Joni Tillman. Using traditional and psychic medium methods, the team traveled from the couple?s home in La Cañada to where their bodies were found in shallow graves in Yucaipa on Feb. 9, 2000. The team poured over records, interviewed friends and family, and used the psychics? skills to navigate through the spirit world. And, in the end, they think they just might have solved the case that has been cold for more than nine years.
NEWS
By Seth Amitin | September 24, 2009
A former La Cañada High School football player is a suspect in an alleged assault case in Sunland, according to a police official who otherwise remained tight-lipped. Lavelle Peterson, 20, who graduated from LCHS in 2007 and was a standout running back for the Spartans, allegedly assaulted his girlfriend after an argument near her home late Thursday. ?We can?t talk about it right now because the case is still pending,? said Det. T. Dougherty of the Los Angeles Police Department Foothills Division.
FEATURES
May 18, 2006
Three dozen local Girl Scouts have earned the prestigious Gold Award, which will be presented to them at 4 p.m. on May 21 during ceremonies at Lanterman Auditorium. They include: Caitlin Adams For Caitlin’s Gold Award project she refurbished the LCHS Football Food Booth. During the football season, she witnessed the condition of the booth during the time that PTSA parents volunteer and fundraise. When her troop began to talk about possible Gold Awards she knew she wanted to do something for the school she had attended since seventh grade.
NEWS
March 3, 2005
Hampstead Road is a quiet, residential street in an affluent section of La Cañada Flintridge. Just off busy Chevy Chase Drive, it is home to large, gated estates. As such, it's one of the city's less-traveled roads. Last Thursday, the calm serenity of the street was disrupted when law enforcement agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives served a North Carolina search warrant on a house in the 4000 block of Hampstead Road, according to the Charlotte, North Carolina, District Attorney's office, which issued the warrant after federal grand jury indicted eight North Carolina men and one La Cañada Flintridge man. "It's a very quiet, residential street.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | July 27, 2011
Garrett Auproux has seen his share of bad behavior and inappropriate outbursts from opponents during his years playing high school and tournament boys' tennis. The Burroughs High sophomore has competed against athletes who have used foul language, thrown their equipment, used tactics to cheat and generally act like spoiled brats during matches. But Auproux doesn't fit in that category. The singles standout takes a much more subdued approach to his game. "I just really try and keep my cool and not try and lose it when I play," Auproux said.
COMMUNITY
February 13, 2014
A special screening of a new film that focuses on the history of the La Cañada Flintridge trails system will be shown at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 at Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Drive. The La Cañada Flintridge Trails Council marks its 40th anniversary this year and worked with film director John Newcombe to create the film. The DVD, “The History of the La Cañada Flintridge Trails,” will be available for $19.95 on Sunday and can also be found at area retailers including Sport Chalet, Flintridge Bookstore and Once Upon a Time.
NEWS
January 18, 2007
Arnold Ruskin, a professional engineer, manager, consultant and educator for more than 40 years, who served as professor of engineering at Harvey Mudd College from 1963 to 1973, passed away on Dec. 28. Arnie was one of the early pioneers who was instrumental in developing HMC into what it is today. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 in the Green Room at Harvey Mudd College, 310 Platt Blvd., Claremont. He graduated from the University of Michigan with BSE, MSE, and PhD degrees in materials engineering.
NEWS
June 10, 2004
ADAM O'TOOLE Adam was born on Dec. 18, 1986 and has lived in many places, including Texas, before settling in California. He is now finishing his junior year at St. Francis High School. He achieves excellent grades, is currently enrolled in four AP classes and one honors, and is on the Scholar Roll and a member of Mu Alpha Theta. O'Toole passionately is involved in varsity football and dedicates much of his time to it. He rises at 5 a.m. on school days and lifts weights at 6 a.m. He also competed in track and swimming as well.
NEWS
July 13, 2006
Since May 2005, the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA has offered Live Scan service. It is a quick and convenient way for individuals and organizations to perform fingerprint background checks. "I believe that this project has been a true coming together of community resources and community needs," Chief Executive Officer Larry Hall said. "We are pleased to have partnered with the Glendale Community Foundation and the Paul A. Hughes Family Foundation in this endeavor." Until the purchase of the Live Scan machine, the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA relied on manual fingerprinting for its employees and volunteer staff.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | April 21, 2006
For more than 20 years Michael Huber had been an example of high Christian morals and devotion to community and children. He was sentenced last week in a Pasadena courtroom to four years and eight months in prison for child pornography. Before being arrested, the La Crescenta resident spoke to church groups and PTA audiences, impressing them with his compassion and his understanding of today's youth. He spoke and everyone listened. That was not the case Monday, when he sat and listened to former friends ask him why he had taken their trust and victimized their children.
SPORTS
May 11, 2006
La Canada Junior Baseball/Softball Scores Babe Ruth Division Yankees (Woe) - 13 Orioles (Hanson) - 3 The Yankees’ Ace Taylor Brink and Closer Joseph Cadiff faced off against Orioles’ pitchers including Sam Baldwin Chris Longo in a game in which the Yankees came out on top. Kevin Dalrymple (a triple and a single). Will Peterman (a double), Brink (two singles) and Mark Saatzer, Jamie Krasner, Harry Kightlinger, John Love and Cadiff, all of whom had singles, led the team The highlight for the Orioles’ offense was Josh Hanson’s prodigious home run to the right field wall and a double by Longo.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2010
The world-renowned Westminster Choir, conducted by Joe Miller, will perform at La Cañada Presbyterian Church in La Cañada at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15. The concert is presented as part of the ensemble’s 2010 California tour. The concert program, titled “Flower of Beauty,” will feature works from the ensemble’s recently released recording of the same name, including James Erb’s arrangement of “Shenandoah,” Dominick Argento’s “So I’ll Sing with My Voice” and John Clements’ “Flower of Beauty.
FEATURES
By Ruth Longoria | July 9, 2009
He’s already in St. Francis High School’s academic Hall of Fame, but this week’s La Cañada Valley Sun All-Star, Roylance “Lance” Bird, is making strides in a variety of extracurricular activities as well. Bird, a sophomore at St. Francis, earned a varsity letter in cross country, was a class officer on the school’s student council, a member of the school’s state and national award-winning Academic Decathlon, and is the founder of St. Francis’ Mountain Bike Club.
NEWS
May 13, 2004
Good news, bad news, we print it As I mentioned in a previous column, our Valley Sun intern, Leticia Cheng, set up a display of her work when the La Cañada High School Institutes for the 21st Century held its showcase on a Thursday afternoon late last month. I couldn't have been more proud as this high school junior welcomed visitors to her display and told them about her internship experience. She was poised as she easily engaged in conversations with people of all ages, answering their questions and offering them copies of the paper and our goofy little souvenir Valley Sun antenna balls to take with them.
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