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Our Readers Write: Kudos to all involved in the Community Breakfast

June 10, 2010

Supporting Fiesta Days in La Cañada over the Memorial Day holiday, the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada-AM happily served 620 French toast breakfasts to friends and neighbors on May 29 in Memorial Park. Twenty-five club members, assisted by ten Benjamin Franklin Key Club members, set up, cooked, served and cleaned up the meals that had people asking for Chef Rosemary Hook's Secret French Toast recipe. (She isn't giving it up; try to analyze it next year.)

AM Kiwanis would like to acknowledge local businesses that contributed funds and food to our breakfast: orange juice from Ralphs La Cañada; bread, Ralphs La Crescenta; water, Vons La Cañada; syrup, McDonalds; milk and eggs, Trader Joe's; and cream and butter from Greenbergs. Along with other community food vendors, Ralphs and Vons support our club's daily collection of food for distribution to needy people in Pasadena and Los Angeles.

The Morning People (AM Kiwanis) also thank all those who came and enjoyed the food, games and camaraderie at the park that morning, as well as our own chamber, which helped advertise this annual event. Even the weather cooperated.

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Event proceeds fund our youth clubs and high school music programs as well as contributions to local Boy and Girl Scout troops, YMCA, LCF Educational Foundation, Community Scholarship Foundation of LCF and the Community Center of LCF.

Martha Burns

La Cañada

Editor's note: Burns is president of Kiwanis Club of La Cañada-AM.

City shouldn't have OKd trees' removal

Friday morning all the big shade trees in the Vons shopping center were chain-sawed to the ground. They had shaded that parking lot for more than 40 years. Twenty-nine tall, mature sycamore and jacarandas gone. Along with them all the shade and green masses against the hot summer sky.

They also took down the half dozen or so mature flowering crape myrtles along the Oakwood side of TJ Maxx. Those trees echoed the motif of crape myrtles planted all along the length of Foothill Boulevard

As various shopping centers' designs have been proposed and scrutinized by the city staff and citizens, trees have always been a big issue. We are, after all, a Tree City.

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