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News | 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.
NEWS
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.
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By Peter Day | November 2, 2012
It used to be that just when things got interesting inside the classroom at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, the bell would ring. But students and teachers at the 80-year-old school on the hill say a new schedule put in place this year is opening up the learning process. Sacred Heart has moved to a block-schedule program. Instead of six daily 50-minute classes, the new schedule features a rotation of four 80-minute classes Tuesday through Friday. On Mondays, students at the private, all-girls Catholic school attend all seven of their classes for 50 minutes.
NEWS
By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | February 20, 2013
Jon Curtis has been active in his 15 years living in La Cañada Flintridge. Curtis, 53, an attorney and a principal at California Golden Fund, has served on the city's Planning Commission for five years. Valley Sun: How would you improve traffic flow in the downtown area? Would you support installing one or more parking structures in the area? Curtis: As to traffic flow in the downtown area, there continue to be great challenges around the Town Center area which are due, in part, to the numerous signals in close proximity to one another and an automated sensor and computer system that either needs additional adjustments or a different system utilized.
NEWS
February 20, 2014
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, an American Heart Assn. training center, is offering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training classes to community members and healthcare providers. “The primary lesson is for people to know what to do when the worst possible health emergency occurs, which is when someone is not breathing,” stated Teri Rice, family education program coordinator at USC-VHH. “Brain cells will die in four to six minutes, so it is important to start CPR as early as possible.” CPR classes are offered at USC-VHH, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., in the council room (located on the fourth floor lobby)
NEWS
By Joe Puglia | April 1, 2010
Capt. Clark extended his hand. “Take a seat left-tenant,” he said. I did, opposite him on an 81-Mike-Mike ammo crate. He brought me up to speed on enemy movements, their strength, weaponry and combat readiness. We were operating 20 clicks from Phouc Tuy, and the intelligence would prove to be fortuitous. With devilish good looks, Clark was an image from a Kipling novel. He was an Aussie, SAS (Strategic Air Service). The Viet Cong called them ma rung , phantoms of the jungle.
NEWS
August 16, 2007
Red flag alert issued A red flag alert was issued by the National Weather Service on Monday afternoon and remained in effect through yesterday morning. The alert was issued due to high pressure aloft producing very warm and dry conditions for areas including the Angeles National Forest. Many of the affected locations suffered with single digit relative humidities and gusty winds, furthering concern. According to the service report, the combination of strong winds, low humidity and warm temperatures create “explosive” fire growth potential.
NEWS
February 9, 2006
Applications for Assistance League of Flintridge Summer School teachers and classroom aides will be available beginning tomorrow, Feb. 10, at all La Cañada Unified School District offices and at Assistance League of Flintridge. Teachers must have their California teaching credential and classroom aides must be at least 19 years old or have completed at least one year of college. Assistance League of Flintridge Summer School is scheduled for five weeks from June 26 through July 28, Monday through Friday except for the July 4 holiday.
FEATURES
June 22, 2006
Kirsten Fossan Newquist of La Cañada has been named to the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Pasadena. Newquist is vice-president of Copia Associates, a private investment firm based in San Ramon. She has also been vice-president of corporate development for Ancora Capital and Management Group, San Fernando. She received her bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and her MBA from UCLA's Anderson School. She and her husband are the parents of four children.
SPORTS
May 14, 2009
Baseball Babe Ruth Cubs 11, A?s 1 The Cubs used strong pitching, solid defense and a methodical offense to overpower the A?s, 11-1. Justin Cohen started and pitched two innings, allowing just one run, then Scott Moulin and Sean Bird came in to complete the victory with three shutout innings. On offense, the Cubs scored in every inning but the fourth. Kevin Stoner continued his power surge with a triple, two doubles and a walk, scoring twice. Ben Whitefield hit a booming double to left and was on base four times.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | March 5, 2009
Very few La Cañadans turned out at City Hall Tuesday night as tallies of La Cañada Flintridge precincts came in from the City Council election. However, voters of this city made a not-too-bad showing at the polls, with 22% of residents casting their votes. That’s opposed to the only about 15% of voters who cast their ballots in nearby Los Angeles, according to L.A.’s City Clerk’s office. Up for grabs in La Cañada were two of the five seats on the council. Those seats were retained in a decisive victory for incumbents: Mayor Steve Del Guercio and Councilman Dave Spence.
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