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By Diana Olson | November 12, 2009
To parents: In my work on civility with my Association of Image Consultants International and Professor P.M. Forni of the John Hopkins Civility project, I came across an article by Anita M. Smith, vice president of the Institute for Youth Development, and I would like to share some of her words with you. I hope that you will read what she has to say. It may provide you with some guidelines in raising your children. They are not born with a manual, and we often do not recognize the fruits of our efforts for many years.
NEWS
February 2, 2011
Following President Obama’s State of the Union Address, Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) certainly voiced what many are thinking: we are at a perilous place with our national debt and we need to deal with it responsibly. He and I have different ideas of what constitutes responsible action. Mr. Ryan said that, “…the President’s [healthcare] law is accelerating our country toward bankruptcy.” Where on earth did he get that idea? The non-partisan, respected-by-all-sides national number-crunchers (the Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation)
FEATURES
August 10, 2007
This is the first in a series of columns offering insight and information on healthy aging as well as providing a forum for asking questions related to the challenges of aging. The face of older Americans has certainly changed in the last few decades. You may remember your own grandma as that plump lady in a housedress with her long gray hair tied up in a bun, spending her days in the kitchen cooking and baking. Nowadays, a woman that same age is more likely to be out having lunch with her club group, wearing a stylish outfit and having her short red hair spiked.
NEWS
October 28, 2004
Guest Column by LAUREN OAKES The presidential election is next week and I won't be here, having already have cast my vote as an absentee balloteer by mail. I won't be here because friends asked me to join them in Manhattan from the 2nd through the 5th. They are Argentineans, now Americans, who called to say "Join us, we'll have fun." When I mentioned I'd be in Manhattan during the presidential elections, some people have expressed fear of terrorism, saying you wouldn't catch them traveling anywhere - especially to Manhattan on those days.
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March 25, 2010
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 25, 2010
Four La Cañada High School swimmers, Katy Campbell, Meghan Fuelling, Mackenzie Heaton and Sarah Olson, were pleased with their second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay at CIF Southern Section Division II Swimming Championships. It wasn't until they were out of the pool that they all realized exactly what they had done. A combined time of 1 minute 38.54 seconds in the relay set a La Cañada record and earned the swimmers a top honor, as they were named 2010 High School All-Americans by the National Scholastic Swimming Coaches Assn.
NEWS
February 2, 2011
Q. A leading Islamic cleric has begun a tour of America urging American Muslims to help shape the religion’s relationship with the USA. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf says Muslims should depoliticize their faith and that they should aim to make Islam be seen as an American religion, not an alien religion. Rauf, a Kuwait-born Muslim and an American citizen who has stated that he wants to improve relations between Islam and the West, is also the cleric behind the controversial Park51 Islamic center in New York, and has been criticized in some quarters for allegedly saying one thing to Western audiences and another to Muslim audiences.
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By Joe Puglia | February 2, 2011
I learned to cook out of necessity. I grew up as an indentured servant in Puglia’s Delicatessen, a mom-and-pop deli on Pitman Avenue in the Bronx. A typical day’s fare would be lasagna, manicotti, and sausage-and-peppers. We made everything fresh, including the pasta, and sold the best bread known to the civilized world. The La Scala Brothers, our suppliers, credited their bread to old brick ovens, the New York water and an ancient Sicilian recipe. I learned many recipes from my great uncle Sal. Uncle Sal could sing an Italian aria and at the same time take three guys apart in a bar fight.
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By Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com | March 13, 2013
Members of the Flintridge Guild of Children's Hospital Los Angeles are again looking forward to presenting their annual three-day event known as the American Girl Fashion Show. This year's showcase, which carries the theme "Let Your Star Shine," will take place March 22-24 at the Glendale Hilton. Girls, their friends and families, are invited to attend. On Friday, March 22, the fashion show includes a dinner. Cost to attend is $45. Tea will be served during the shows on March 23 and March 24 at a cost of $40. PHOTOS: Girls prepare for the American Girl Fashion Show Each girl modeling in the event carries an identically dressed American Girl doll.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | June 5, 2008
He rolled his eyes, and looked away bashfully as Mayor Steve Del Guercio began to read a long list of activities the 77-year-old has generously volunteered to the community in the past several years. La Cañada’s distinguished “Older American” award was presented to longtime behind-the- scenes volunteer Clyde Hemphill during a special ceremony and luncheon in Los Angeles on May 22. Del Guercio recognized Hemphill again during Monday night’s City Council meeting.
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By Joe Puglia | January 29, 2014
If you haven't seen the film “Lone Survivor,” you should. It's a story about the best of us and it details the best in us. I read the book and the story has inhabited me since. Some stories touch you and never quite leave you. On June 27, 2005, Lt. Michael Murphy and petty officers Danny Dietz, Matthew Axelson and Marcus Luttrell, Navy SEALs, were dropped into the mountains of the Hindu Kush to surveil the Taliban leader Ahmad Shan. Soon after their arrival, the mission was compromised by three goat herders.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | January 26, 2014
Though the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia loom huge on the horizon, for Kate Hansen and the United States luge team nothing changed as it relates to carrying on with the World Cup season. But Hansen changed Team USA's momentum heading into the games, as, along the way to Sochi, the La Cañada High graduate made history on Saturday in Sigulda, Latvia. [UPDATED: Jan. 29, 2014 at 1:17 p.m. ] For the first time since 1997, an American won a World Cup singles race, with Hansen posting a winning time of 1 minute 23.976 seconds over her two runs on Saturday in Sigulda.
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By Anita S. Brenner | November 20, 2013
La Cañadans Joani Bartoli-Porto and Sherry Morton will never forget the events of Friday, Nov. 22, 1963. Porto was in her tenth-grade home economics class at the newly opened La Cañada High School. Morton, a freshman at LCHS, was standing in the patio area under the school's former library during a morning break. That's when the announcement came over the loudspeaker: “The president has been shot.” “Everybody burst into tears,” recalls Morton. “One of the sewing machines kept going,” remembers Porto, “We were dazed, speechless, heavy-hearted.” The entire student body was summoned to the athletic field to await the news.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | July 16, 2013
Armand Bagramyan's historically significant season for the La Cañada High boys' soccer team is being etched further into Spartans lore. Nearly five months after Bagramyan last stepped on La Cañada's pitch, he's still being rewarded for a stellar senior season. The UCSB-bound forward was a third-team selection to the Elite Soccer Report's Winter All-American list, which was released July 11. “It's a big honor and I am happy that I can represent the school well,” said Bagramyan, who moved into UCSB over the weekend.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | May 29, 2013
After a ceremony honoring veterans in La Cañada Flintridge on Monday, Ron Dietel reflected on those he has lost. His mother, father and uncle all served in World War II. His uncle died during the war and his parents have since passed away. Dietel, himself an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1974-83, sees Memorial Day as a somber holiday. PHOTOS: Fiesta Days fireworks at Memorial Park   "It means a lot to me," said the 61-year-old. "It's wonderful to see the community spirit that comes together for Memorial Day. " In the shade under the gazebo in Memorial Park, Dietel, a former member of the La Cañada school board, joined other local veterans who were honored for their service along with fallen soldiers.
COMMUNITY
By Jane Napier Neely | March 28, 2013
Five students from area high schools were recently honored with “Good Citizen Award” from the Don Jose Verdugo Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. A luncheon honoring the students was held at a Pasadena restaurant where Barbara Rogers, good citizen chairman, introduced each of the recipients, their parents and school counselors. Accepting the awards were Gloria Han, daughter of Paul and So Han, who attends Crescenta Valley High School; Jenna Gulick, daughter of Belen and Douglas Gulick, who is a senior at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Carly Moore, daughter of Daniel and Susan Moore, who attends La Cañada High School; Jenna El-Fakih, daughter of Hamal and Mary El-Fakih, who attends Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School; and Jenna Galper, daughter of Gayle Penrod and Michael Galper, who is a senior at Flintridge Preparatory School.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sara Cardine | March 20, 2013
For decades, artist Arthur Pinajian created vivid, abstract canvases under the cover of anonymity, painting thousands of landscapes and figure studies in varying abstract Expressionist styles. He worked out of a small cottage in Bellport, N.Y. that belonged to his sister Armen - it was here Pinajian would create and store his vast collection until his death in 1999 at age 85. Much like Vincent Van Gogh, the Armenian American painter, who began his career as a self-taught cartoonist in the 1930s, received little recognition or money in his lifetime.
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | January 21, 2013
It was a 2012 boys' water polo season packed with success from a number of area teams with three squads  -  Pasadena Poly, La Cañada and Glendale high  -  reaching their respective CIF Southern Section division championship games. Only the Panthers realized their dream and won the Division V title with a 12-10 win over the Nitros after having reached the final stage and coming up empty the two previous years. Players from Poly, Glendale and La Cañada, which fell to M.L. King in the Division III final, 14-9, were recognized when the All-Southern California and California-Hawaii All-American water polo teams were unveiled on Jan. 13. Spencer Rogers of the Panthers, Chase Borisoff and Symeon Stefan of the Spartans were both named All-American, while the Nitros' Arman Momdzhyan was an All-American honorable mention.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2012
About 1200 guests turned out for the Flintridge Guild of Children's Hospital's annual benefit, the American Girl Fashion Show this month. Lisa Simone and Juliet Cullen chaired the three-day event at the Glendale Hilton. Fifty-four girls modeled historic and contemporary outfits for audiences of girls, their families, friends, and favorite dolls. Rose Queen Drew Washington and Rose Princess Kimberly Ostiller narrated the performances. All proceeds from the American Girl Fashion Show benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the premiere pediatric care and research facility in the western United States.
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