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By Sara Cardine | August 7, 2013
Some look to summer as a time to relax and refresh, but a small group of La Cañada High School students have been spending their break organizing and working toward an admirable goal. They are members of Club ROAR (Reach out and React), a service club devoted to local animal rescue, and their plan is to create, promote and perform in a benefit concert for the Glendale Humane Society this Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge. The show will feature nine youth musicians playing classical selections mixed with lively, modern favorites, according to 16-year-old Adelina Kim, ROAR's co-president along with Mikaela Choi, 17. "This summer I wanted to do something big," Adelina said.
NEWS
June 22, 2006
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA's Wiggle Waggle Walk, sponsored by Ralphs and Nutro, is scheduled for Sept. 24 and will have a new format this year. There are three ways to participate: as an individual, as a member of a team, or you can form a team. Each participant is asked raise a minimum of $100 for the animals. It's easy to do, just log on to www.phsspca.org and create your personal fundraising Web page. In 2005 more than 1,200 people attended this event, helping to raise a record $113,000 for the animals in the care of the PHS. This year they hope to set a new record.
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By Peter Day | January 16, 2013
If things go as planned by La Cañada Flintridge investor Dr. Sandra Wallace, there will be a run on shoulder-high, two-toed, furry camelids. “This is a business,” said Wallace, a neurologist who owns 51 alpacas of various hues and two varieties with her husband, Dr. Michael Frankel, a psychiatrist. “We really want to develop this industry.” In fact, said Wallace, an infectious disease specialist at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, good alpaca buys are out there.
FEATURES
October 9, 2008
The faithful at St. George’s Episcopal Church in La Cañada, Montrose’s Holy Redeemer and La Crescenta’s St. James the Less Catholic Churches were among those who focused their spiritual attention and blessings on pets this past weekend. St. Francis of Assisi was a French aristocrat born in 1182 who, after years of taking advantage of his family’s wealth and position, had a life-changing experience while in the military. He turned to ministering to those less fortunate, gave away all his worldly possessions and devoted himself to God. He was recognized for his kindness to those less fortunate, extending to all creatures, and resulting in his being canonized in 1228.
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By Odalis A. Suarez | January 24, 2008
La Crescenta Church of Religious Science hosted its second annual blessing of the animals this past Sunday. Several people stopped by the sanctuary with their animals for the blessing. The event began as everyone joined hand-in-hand and prayed for all the animals in the world, then immediately proceeded with the individual blessings. Along with the pets that were presented, some owners showed images of their pets, whether photographs, drawings, sketches or pictures on their cellphones.
FEATURES
May 4, 2006
Anyway you sliced it, the animals had the advantage on April 24 when the Pasadena Humane Society hosted its 7th annual golf and tennis benefit, Doglegs, Birdies & Eagles: Get on the Ball, at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. Not only did the day-long event attract the most participants ever in its seven-year history?some 160 golf and tennis players?it also raised nearly $143,000 for the lost, injured and abandoned animals in the shelter's care?another record. The tournament was presented by longtime Pasadena Humane Society supporters Nutro Products, Inc. and Wells Fargo.
FEATURES
By Yasmin Nouh | July 16, 2009
What happens if you covered your arm with a bag of Crisco oil, and stuck it into a bucket filled with ice? You would feel nothing, like a sea lion in the cooler waters of the North Pacific. Do you think you can get yourself out of an alligator?s mouth? Probably not, because at 3,500 pounds, the force of its bite is equivalent to that of a car landing on top of you. Those are some of the things that Glendale resident Anne Beckner learned while in preparation for the LA Zoo?s special event, World Music Night, Tuesday evening, which focused on animals from all over the world.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | December 20, 2007
The City Council Monday night revisited its proposed chicken ordinance, though with much more fowl-friendly guidelines than were previously presented. City staff — together with a few local residents — drafted a proposed animal keeping ordinance concept to amend the city’s current municipal code guidelines. The concept was presented to the council during its Monday night meeting. The concept takes into consideration resident concerns, as well as previous direction of the council following public hearings held in September.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | February 8, 2011
St. George’s Preschool looked more like farm than a school last week. That because students there participated in a farm-themed week. There were opportunities throughout the week to help create and paint a cardboard barn, make butter, bread and popcorn, plant vegetables, wash clothes on old-fashioned washboards and milk a wooden “cow” complete with an udder constructed from a latex glove holding real milk. Pony Horses and Petting Zoo, a company out of Northridge, brought the highlight of the week, though — a visit from live animals on Feb. 3 and 4. Students from ages 3 to 5 got the chance to milk a goat and learn and feed the other animals on campus, including an alpaca and sheep.
NEWS
By Leticia Cheng | December 22, 2005
Neighbors of a rural La Cañada property were surprised Monday to discover cows walking around their lawns. "This morning there are cows running around our residences," Ann Braun, who lives in the Angeles Crest Estates west of the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, said Monday. Braun said she called animal control officers who arrived quickly and herded the animals to their owners' property on the northern edge of the city. Braun admitted she has been uneasy about the bovine neighbors since first learning they were living on the other side of her fence.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | January 1, 2014
On Wednesday, La Cañada Flintridge residents watched proudly as a 20-foot-tall truck of five dogs escaped from a persistent dogcatcher. The self-built La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. float, “Dog Gone!” won the Bob Hope Humor Award. ___ FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the number of times the city has entered a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade. It is the 36th entry, not the 21st. ___ The float features an animated dogcatcher, named Steve, who is running after a group of dogs who are driving away in his 1930s-style truck.
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NEWS
October 10, 2013
St. George's Episcopal Church in La Cañada Flintridge celebrated creatures big and small during an outdoor blessing of the animals service on Sunday morning . Among those receiving blessings were 52 humans, 20 dogs, 12 cats, three lop-eared rabbits, a cockatiel and a desert tortoise, said the Rev. Amy Pringle, who led the service. She also blessed a small corral of special-guest farm animals that included five chickens, a goat, a sheep, a pony and a mule. “I think it's most people's favorite service all year.
NEWS
October 4, 2013
The Rev. Amy Pringle will lead a blessing of the animals service on Sunday at St. George's Episcopal Church in La Cañada Flintridge. Any and all creatures are invited to attend. The outdoor service is set for 10 a.m. and will include a special tribute to service dogs. There will also be a small corral of special farm animal guests, according to a church announcement. St. George's is at 808 Foothill Blvd. For more information, call (818) 790-3323.   -- Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com Follow on Twitter: @JoePiasecki .
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By Sara Cardine | August 7, 2013
Some look to summer as a time to relax and refresh, but a small group of La Cañada High School students have been spending their break organizing and working toward an admirable goal. They are members of Club ROAR (Reach out and React), a service club devoted to local animal rescue, and their plan is to create, promote and perform in a benefit concert for the Glendale Humane Society this Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge. The show will feature nine youth musicians playing classical selections mixed with lively, modern favorites, according to 16-year-old Adelina Kim, ROAR's co-president along with Mikaela Choi, 17. "This summer I wanted to do something big," Adelina said.
NEWS
January 23, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Dec. 28 to Jan. 7 Petty theft: 4500 block of Palm Drive. Box containing a dining room light fixture stolen from front porch. Jan. 5 to 6 Attempted grand theft: 4800 block of Grand Avenue, between 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 5 and 10:25 a.m. on Jan. 6. Ignition key lock cylinder damaged and channel lock pliers found in unlocked vehicle. Vandalism: 3700 block of Normandy Drive, between 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 5 and 10:25 a.m. on Jan. 6. Mailbox pried open and latch bent.
COMMUNITY
January 23, 2013
Ten Years Ago He was hairy, he needed a hip replacement, and he was missing a leg. But for $1, the Rottweiler named Bernie was giving out kisses to all comers during a fundraiser for the pet rescue organization Paw'd Squad during an appearance at the La Cañada Petco. Twenty Years Ago The La Cañada High School instrumental music department was preparing for its annual Chili Dinner to be held in the school gym, preceding a Spartan basketball game against Temple City.
NEWS
January 17, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Dec. 18 to Jan. 2 Vandalism: 4130 block of Oakwood Ave., between 11 p.m. on Dec. 18 and 7 a.m. on Dec. 19. A 2001 Honda was smeared with animal feces. A similar incident occurred on Dec. 27, this time involving human feces. Owner washed the waste off vehicle. On the morning of Jan. 2, the same resident found shattered pumpkins in the front yard. Nov. 27 to Jan. 2 Grand theft: 5200 block of Crown Ave. Between 3 p.m. Nov. 27 and 8 a.m. on Jan. 2. Resident reported a black rifle, sterling silver necklace and a sterling silver ring with zircon stones missing from her home.
NEWS
By Peter Day | January 16, 2013
If things go as planned by La Cañada Flintridge investor Dr. Sandra Wallace, there will be a run on shoulder-high, two-toed, furry camelids. “This is a business,” said Wallace, a neurologist who owns 51 alpacas of various hues and two varieties with her husband, Dr. Michael Frankel, a psychiatrist. “We really want to develop this industry.” In fact, said Wallace, an infectious disease specialist at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, good alpaca buys are out there.
COMMUNITY
By Jane Napier Neely | June 22, 2012
Yay! Summer is here, and that means the outdoor music venues are tuning up. The peacocks are vocalizing with the Pasadena Pops orchestra in their new home at the Los Angeles Arboretum in Arcadia with programs in July, August and September; Music at the L.A. Zoo hosts shows July 13 and 27; and the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena has begun its 10th season and goes weekly through Aug. 26. The granddaddy of them all, the Hollywood Bowl, has already begun to enchant...
NEWS
By Gene Pepper | January 11, 2012
The entertainment industry has focused lately on adorable animals in adorable movies, cute dogs in cute children's books (and books for grown-ups, too) and funny chipmunks everywhere. I have seen some very appealing animals myself during a recent trip to the Pasadena chapter of the Humane Society and SPCA. Ricky Whitman, vice president of community relations (responsible for the outreach activities in the San Gabriel Valley) gave me the tour. I was struck by the extraordinary love extended to all the animals by the staff.
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