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By Joe Puglia | May 7, 2009
I’ve never been one to harbor regrets. Oh, I’ve had a few over the years; like turning down the lead role in the Saint Patrick’s Day play and selling my 1953 Ford truck. But there’s one regret that still haunts me today, and that was not making Eagle Scout. I was two weeks away, but I just couldn’t help being me. I can kick myself in the pants! If I knew then what I know now, I’d have done a few things differently; but like Frank Sinatra says, “Along the way, I’d did it my way.” And that’s made all the difference.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | September 1, 2010
Last week's Time magazine cover story by Bobby Ghosh reported that "hate speech against Muslims and Islam is growing both more widespread and more heated," with protests against a mosque in lower Manhattan and the building of other mosques elsewhere not considered isolated incidents but part of a nationwide feeling of Islamophobia. A poll by Time/Abt SRBI found that 46% of Americans believe Islam is more likely than other faiths to encourage violence against nonbelievers. Is America Islamophobic?
NEWS
August 21, 2008
Dreier on energy, Georgia disupte Congressman David Dreier joined other Republican members in calling for a vote on a comprehensive energy plan. Dreier is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 6566, the American Energy Act, which is designed to promote domestic refineries, renewable and alternative energy solutions, and development of oil shale reserves. He said, “Hopefully, Speaker Pelosi will bring us back for a vote on a real energy policy.” Dreier, a member of the House Democracy Assistance Commission, expressed firm support for the president’s action to back the Republic of Georgia in its armed dispute with Russia.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2007
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of Kultura Philippine Folk Arts, past and present members will be joined on stage by alumni of Bayanihan Dance Company who are now residents of Southern California in "Kultura's Tribute to Philippine Culture" at the legendary Ford Amphitheatre, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. Rituals are pervasive in the Philippine culture. The allegories expressed in ethnic dances depict expressive forms of various tribes, their life cycles, the community, and religions which inspired the lifetime work and legacy of Philippine National Dance Artists Ramon Obusan, Lucrecia Urtula, and Leonor Orosa Goquinco whom Kultura is honoring in this summer concert.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Megan O’Neil | March 25, 2010
When acclaimed television producer Vince Gilligan handed writer and La Cañada resident George Mastras the script for a pilot called “Breaking Bad,” Mastras knew immediately he liked it. He was less sure, however, that it would ever make its way onto the silver screen. The pilot introduced the story of a 50-something high school chemistry teacher named Walter White who is struggling with the banalities of middle class American life. Diagnosed with terminal cancer and fearful of leaving his family unprovided for, he puts his chemistry skills to use and starts dealing crystal meth — not exactly the stuff of prime time network television.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Dawn Steele | May 25, 2006
The sixties swept the nation and our youth recreated for themselves their own way of thinking and believing. Sexual freedom, emancipation, individualism and void of traditional and social expectations, the country was in movement. David Keepish was drawn in, seduced by the rapid disconnection from the norms of American "life" and while he was not part of the youth, in fact not even close, this middle aged professor left his wife and son to join the new and exuberant culture. He justified his "escape" by and with his own incredible intellect backed by agreeing remark from Yeats and his late night soul defining discoveries by the lure of Haden's music.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2005
The words funny and science go together with the new witty, one-minute radio program created by the California Institute of Technology and 89.3 KPCC. "The Loh Down on Science," hosted by Sandra Tsing Loh marries the writer and performer's hard-earned 1983 B.A. degree in physics, which she earned from CalTech, with her talents for humor and the performing arts. The show will air at 9:19 a.m. and 7:04 p.m. on 89.3 KPCC. It is designed to give listeners their recommended daily allowance of sciena long with a healthy dose of humor.
FEATURES
May 8, 2008
Mehranian honored by coalition Armenia Fund U.S. Western Region has announced that its president/chairperson of the board, Maria Mehranian , has been awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. Mehranian will be honored at a special ceremony at Ellis Island in New York this Saturday, May 10. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor is designed to pay homage to the immigrant experience and recognize individual achievement. The medal is awarded to U.S. citizens from various ethnic backgrounds.
NEWS
November 3, 2005
As Election Day and Thanksgiving draw near, it is appropriate to give thanks that our city and its electorate have, at least thus far, risen above the temptation to cheapen our local school governing board election by resorting to the destructive personal attacks that have become so prevalent in state and national elections. Those of us who support the incumbents, Andy Beattie and Scott Tracy, can point with pride to their countless hours of selfless service to our community, and the great strides they have helped our schools to make.
NEWS
By Lauren Oakes | November 29, 2007
I’m not going to go all gooey on you and remind you how we should all be thankful for all we’ve got. There’s been plenty of that going around lately. Nope. I am gonna tell you about something you can wholeheartedly and without reservations be really thankful for. Recent analyses of long-term mortality studies that show we can stop feeling bad about those last few pounds we haven’t starved or sweated off. In the past 35 years, the American Life Insurance tables for healthy weights have been criticized for showing normal weight as too heavy.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | September 1, 2010
Last week's Time magazine cover story by Bobby Ghosh reported that "hate speech against Muslims and Islam is growing both more widespread and more heated," with protests against a mosque in lower Manhattan and the building of other mosques elsewhere not considered isolated incidents but part of a nationwide feeling of Islamophobia. A poll by Time/Abt SRBI found that 46% of Americans believe Islam is more likely than other faiths to encourage violence against nonbelievers. Is America Islamophobic?
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By Joe Puglia | May 7, 2009
I’ve never been one to harbor regrets. Oh, I’ve had a few over the years; like turning down the lead role in the Saint Patrick’s Day play and selling my 1953 Ford truck. But there’s one regret that still haunts me today, and that was not making Eagle Scout. I was two weeks away, but I just couldn’t help being me. I can kick myself in the pants! If I knew then what I know now, I’d have done a few things differently; but like Frank Sinatra says, “Along the way, I’d did it my way.” And that’s made all the difference.
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