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News | By Mary O'Keefe | October 26, 2006
An vehicle accident early Sunday morning at the Ocean View Boulevard offramp of the 210 Freeway resulted in death of the driver and his passenger. According to California Highway Patrol, around 5 a.m. on Sunday, Daniel Paul Morales, 23, of La Crescenta was traveling westbound on the freeway in a 2001 Ford SUV when the vehicle exited at Ocean View. For an unknown reason the car made an extreme right turn, struck the north guardrail and became airborne, landing approximately 60 feet below on a residential street, according to a CHP spokesperson.
By Ruth Longoria Valley Sun | February 26, 2009
Concern for others, creative endeavors and plans for a career in communications consume much of the schedule of this week’s Valley Sun All-Star. The girl with the big heart and dreams is Elaine Park, a junior at Flintridge Preparatory School. Park is the daughter of Austin and Cecilia Park of La Cañada. She has a brother, William, 15, a student at La Cañada High School. She was born in Glendale, lived in Montrose, and attended Learning Castle in La Cañada and then first grade at Monte Vista Elementary School, before moving to La Cañada in time for second grade at Palm Crest Elementary School.
February 3, 2005
After Emily Bernstein recorded the clarinet solo for the score of the motion picture "The Terminal," director Steven Spielberg - a former clarinetist himself - insisted that Bernstein's name appear in the film's end credits, although traditionally individual musicians performing in studio orchestras remain anonymous. Bernstein considered this experience, which took place in March 2004 between chemotherapy treatments, not only a great honor but an even greater source of comfort.
By Jane Napier Neely | December 8, 2005
Members of the community were saddened to learn of the death of longtime La Cañadan Cardon "Card" Walker who led The Walt Disney Company for 15 years after the death of Walt Disney and that of his brother and co-founder Roy O. Disney. Walker died peacefully in his sleep at his La Canada Flintridge home on Nov. 29 at the age of 89 of congestive heart failure. Not only did Walker leave his signature throughout the world as a Disney leader but also in the foothill area with his involvement as one of the founding board members of Verdugo Hills Hospital.
June 12, 2008
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By Ruth Longoria | August 6, 2009
It is with mixed emotions that YMCA of the Foothills CEO Larry Hall will move his family to the Seattle area in the next few weeks, he said in an interview shortly after announcing his retirement last Thursday. ?There are a lot of giving people in these communities. Working with so many great leaders in the community has been a great experience I won?t forget,? Hall said. Hall was honored at a retirement luncheon last week and gathered again Monday afternoon with a group of friends, co-workers and family members at the Crescenta-Cañada Y for a less formal retirement party.
January 13, 2005
Annie Burton has become the first student at La Cañada High School in memory to gain admission to the University of Oxford as a full undergraduate. The LCHS senior will begin her studies in modern history and politics at the British institution in October. Burton's successful application culminates a rigorous 12-week process which began last September. The process involved two application forms, multiple writing samples, a six-part essay test and an oral examination with an Oxford professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
By Scott Tracy | February 20, 2013
For nearly a decade, I have taken the opportunity to highlight many of the impressive college choices made available to the graduates of La Cañada High School. The Class of 2012 was no exception. Of the 323 LCHS 2012 graduates, 98% have enrolled at colleges throughout the country and abroad, of whom more than three-fourths selected four-year colleges. Last year, LCHS graduates were offered admission at highly selective colleges including 21 of US News & World Report's 25 top-ranked “national universities” and the vast majority of its top-ranked “national liberal arts colleges.” La Cañada also continued its long-standing tradition as a top UC and USC-feeder school.
By Tiffany Kelly, | May 2, 2013
Palm Crest Elementary School sits four miles away from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where a team built and developed the Mars rover Curiosity, the largest machine sent to another planet. But engineers at the La Cañada Flintridge lab may have some competition on the horizon: The school is starting a robotics program and a handful of students have already participated in an international competition. PHOTOS: Palm Crest Elementary robotics team shows off skills After parents - including some who worked on Curiosity - secured a grant to work on a new pilot robotics program for elementary students, they put together a team of 10 students.
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.
By Andrew J. Campa, | March 8, 2014
CORONA - A handball call in the 97th minute within a second overtime session and a penalty-kick goal seconds later ended a perfect season for the La Cañada High girls' soccer team by quite imperfect means. St. Margaret's senior defender Alexa Barbaresi converted a penalty kick into the far left of the net past a diving attempt by Spartans sophomore goalie Kaitlyn Corral in the 98th minute for the golden goal game-winner as the Tartans defeated La Cañada, 1-0, in overtime of the CIF Southern Section Division V championships at Corona High on Saturday afternoon.
By Tiffany Kelly, | March 20, 2013
The deodar cedar is not native to La Cañada Flintridge, but the tree's deep roots in the city might save it. City Council members on Monday decided to hold off on approving a simplified tree ordinance, which would have removed deodar cedars, California peppers and Chinese elms from the city's protection. But after one resident argued that the deodar was historically significant to the city, especially in the Alta Canyada neighborhood, officials reconsidered their decision. Bob Craven said he wasn't aware that officials had voted to remove the deodar from the protected tree list until he read an article in the Valley Sun. “By removing that deodar from protection, the council will be taking an action that goes against the history and the visual beauty of our particular residential area,” he told council members.
By Tiffany Kelly, | May 8, 2013
Capt. Bill Song, the new commander of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, has returned to his roots. Song grew up in the area, attending Rosemont Middle School and Crescenta Valley High School. Since then, he's moved to Claremont and has built a 22-year career at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He most recently worked as an executive aide to Asst. Sheriff Cecil Rhambo. But Song said it's good to be back in La Crescenta, and to be given the opportunity to become reacquainted with the area as an adult.
By Daniel Siegal, | August 10, 2011
The La Cañada Flintridge Country Club on Friday will tee off a new attempt to draw members into golfing with the official ribbon-cutting on a new practice facility. Combining a fully-enclosed five-station tee area and practice green, the facility is unique in Los Angeles, with a price tag of more than $400,000 according to club General Manager Rick Adams. Adams, who came to La Cañada after working as head golf pro at The Crosby in Rancho Santa Fe, said that the practice facility is a smart investment at a time when golf's popularity among young people is waning, especially compared to rapidly growing extreme sports.
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