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July 9, 2009
For the past six months, Gracie Dundee, 4, has been collecting eyeglasses and sunglasses to help bring sight to people in developing nations. Gracie collected the glasses from friends, family, neighbors, classmates and local businesses. Through her efforts, she collected 151 pairs of prescription glasses and donated them to the City of Hope/Lion?s Club project. With the price of eyeglasses exceeding three months? average salary in some African countries, donated eyeglasses are the only way to bring sight to the visually impaired.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 18, 2010
When Eviane Leidig wanted to step out of her comfort zone, she turned to AFS Intercultural Programs. Since 1919, AFS Intercultural Programs, formerly known as the American Field Service, has been sending people on journeys they will hopefully remember for the rest of their lives. Every year, the nonprofit organization sends more than 13,000 people to more than 50 countries. Leidig, wanting to expand her horizons while a student at La Cañada High, chose what she considered to be the most foreign country on the AFS Intercultural Program's website at the time, Ghana.
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By Mary O'Keefe | September 8, 2005
Far above Louisiana and Mississippi the satellite Terra searches the damage Katrina left in its wake. Using a camera system called ASTER (Advanced Space-born Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer), Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists organize images and data that help characterize the extent of flooding including damages to homes, businesses, and infrastructure and assess potential hazards caused by the storm. "Terra has five instruments, ASTRA provides high space resolution images," said Michael Abrams, United States ASTER science team leader at JPL. "We can see damage patterns."
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April 24, 2008
Travis Cena at first thought that law enforcement was his calling but shortly after joining the Glendale Police Department something just didn?t gel. ?I love the police department,? Cena said. ?They do such a wonderful job in the community.? But Cena felt that God was calling him for something different. A graduate of Crescenta Valley High School, Cena joined the military and then made the natural progression law enforcement. ?I served in Iraq for five months,? he said.
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By Carolyn Neuhausen, Special to the Valley Sun | May 24, 2011
Christie Frandsen teared up in the Lanterman Auditorium on Sunday afternoon as she commenced the 2011 La Cañada Girl Scout awards ceremony. “This ceremony is a bit emotional for me because my baby is here receiving her Gold Award,” Frandsen said. Frandsen’s daughter Eva was one of 24 young women receiving the Gold Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout can achieve and one that recognizes a Scout’s commitment of 65 or more hours to a volunteer service project. Gold Award recipients Kathryn Battaglia and Samantha Smith of Troop 5611 collaborated on a project to replace and restock a dilapidated library at the Can-Do Kids Club, an after-school program for at-risk youth in Pasadena.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 18, 2010
When Eviane Leidig wanted to step out of her comfort zone, she turned to AFS Intercultural Programs. Since 1919, AFS Intercultural Programs, formerly known as the American Field Service, has been sending people on journeys they will hopefully remember for the rest of their lives. Every year, the nonprofit organization sends more than 13,000 people to more than 50 countries. Leidig, wanting to expand her horizons while a student at La Cañada High, chose what she considered to be the most foreign country on the AFS Intercultural Program's website at the time, Ghana.
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July 9, 2009
For the past six months, Gracie Dundee, 4, has been collecting eyeglasses and sunglasses to help bring sight to people in developing nations. Gracie collected the glasses from friends, family, neighbors, classmates and local businesses. Through her efforts, she collected 151 pairs of prescription glasses and donated them to the City of Hope/Lion?s Club project. With the price of eyeglasses exceeding three months? average salary in some African countries, donated eyeglasses are the only way to bring sight to the visually impaired.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | September 8, 2005
Far above Louisiana and Mississippi the satellite Terra searches the damage Katrina left in its wake. Using a camera system called ASTER (Advanced Space-born Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer), Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists organize images and data that help characterize the extent of flooding including damages to homes, businesses, and infrastructure and assess potential hazards caused by the storm. "Terra has five instruments, ASTRA provides high space resolution images," said Michael Abrams, United States ASTER science team leader at JPL. "We can see damage patterns."
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