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April 13, 2006
10 Years Ago… For the second time since construction began, sewer construction workers on Foothill Boulevard accidentally cut a main, underground telephone cable, knocking out service at Verdugo Hills Hospital, the two Verdugo Hills Medical Buildings and La Cañada homes south of the boulevard. 20 Years Ago… Five youths, none from the area of La Cañada, were taken into custody by patrolling deputies one night recently after they were found at an abandoned house site near Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy.
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By Kristen Hansen Brakeman | August 14, 2008
As a die hard fan of the Olympic Games, I’ve often dreamed of the day when my first-born child would be eligible to compete for a medal. That day will finally come in 2012. Now, if only she would cooperate and pick a sport. I come from a family of Olympic fanatics, yet none of us have the tiniest shred of physical talent. And though I grew up fantasizing about receiving my first Gold Medal, I realized early on that it was not to be. Apparently I can’t run, swim, or do anything requiring coordination.
SPORTS
By Emin Avakian | August 18, 2005
While many 13-year-old boys would rush to the video game store to buy themselves the latest version of "Madden," there are youths like Dillon Felkel who don't. Eventually, those youngsters who purchased the must-have football game, will get tired of playing it and they will probably go outside to do something more active like play basketball, a nice game of catch with their fathers, or just cool off in the swimming pool. On the other hand, as in Dillon Felkel's case, a few hours practicing archery to compete and win in numerous archery events is a preferred activity that the La Crescenta youth won't get tired of. Felkel is not your average young athlete hoping to make it to the pros some day. Well, he does, but there is more to his story.
SPORTS
September 7, 2006
Dillon Felkel, a 14-year-old La Crescenta resident who is entering St. Francis High this fall as a freshman, is ranked number one for the third straight year in the National Archery Championship. Upon returning from the 122nd National Outdoor Target Championship in Colorado Springs, Colo., Felkel again brought home a first place finish and proudly holds 12 National Archery records. Felkel also placed first in Florida in 2005 and in Pennsylvania in 2004. At the last three annual National Indoor Championships held in Salt Lake City, Utah, Felkel took first place twice and second place once.
COMMUNITY
October 9, 2013
Ten Years Ago The city of La Cañada Flintridge formally dedicated the Hall Beckley Canyon Recreational Area, a five-acre parcel in the upper Palm Drive area that is accessed by openings at Jessen and La Sierra drives. The property was acquired from a private party for $770,000 after the owner was unable to gain approval for a home there. Twenty Years Ago Local preservationists were outraged to learn that a 78-year-old Craftsman home on Chehalem Road that had once been the home of Percy Johnson, La Cañada's first superintendent of schools, was demolished by its new owners.
FEATURES
June 7, 2007
Junior Girl Scout Troop 890, fourth graders from La Cañada Elementary, attended a two-night, three-day camp out at Lazy J. Ranch in Malibu for a weekend of Girl Scout fun. Troop 890 participated in activities that included fencing, archery, animal husbandry, hiking, horseback riding and mining for quartz. The girls demonstrated great teamwork by cleaning and caring for a llama, several guinea pigs and rabbits, and their efforts earned them several ribbons. They also performed a skit during their stay at the Lazy J. Even the moms participated by doing their own skit called "Scouting U.S.A."
NEWS
February 24, 2005
Active Civic Volunteer Jack Burhenn, a 43-year resident of La Cañada, passed away Feb. 16, 2005 after a brief illness. He died a week before his 75th birthday and less than a week after being diagnosed with cancer. He was born on Feb. 22, 1930 in Beaver Falls, Penn., to Ralph J. Burhenn Sr. and Mildred Burhenn, who preceded him in death. He came west to Montrose in 1940 where he lived with his parents until he served in the Korean War, from 1951 to 1953. He married Joan Van Pelt of Glendale in 1956 and they had two daughters.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2011
For 12 months filmmaker/adventurer Karin Muller traveled from one end of Japan to the other, living among the people and exploring Japan’s ancient cultural heritage and its modern ways. Muller followed the dervish mountain cults as they undertook shamanistic austerities like fire walking, icy waterfall immersion and exorcism. She joined a samurai mounted archery team and learned how to handle a longbow on a galloping horse. She filmed the sacred art of sword making under a 24th generation master and made a 900-mile pilgrimage in the footsteps of Japan’s most famous saint.
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October 9, 2013
Ten Years Ago The city of La Cañada Flintridge formally dedicated the Hall Beckley Canyon Recreational Area, a five-acre parcel in the upper Palm Drive area that is accessed by openings at Jessen and La Sierra drives. The property was acquired from a private party for $770,000 after the owner was unable to gain approval for a home there. Twenty Years Ago Local preservationists were outraged to learn that a 78-year-old Craftsman home on Chehalem Road that had once been the home of Percy Johnson, La Cañada's first superintendent of schools, was demolished by its new owners.
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NEWS
By Kristen Hansen Brakeman | August 14, 2008
As a die hard fan of the Olympic Games, I’ve often dreamed of the day when my first-born child would be eligible to compete for a medal. That day will finally come in 2012. Now, if only she would cooperate and pick a sport. I come from a family of Olympic fanatics, yet none of us have the tiniest shred of physical talent. And though I grew up fantasizing about receiving my first Gold Medal, I realized early on that it was not to be. Apparently I can’t run, swim, or do anything requiring coordination.
SPORTS
September 7, 2006
Dillon Felkel, a 14-year-old La Crescenta resident who is entering St. Francis High this fall as a freshman, is ranked number one for the third straight year in the National Archery Championship. Upon returning from the 122nd National Outdoor Target Championship in Colorado Springs, Colo., Felkel again brought home a first place finish and proudly holds 12 National Archery records. Felkel also placed first in Florida in 2005 and in Pennsylvania in 2004. At the last three annual National Indoor Championships held in Salt Lake City, Utah, Felkel took first place twice and second place once.
FEATURES
April 13, 2006
10 Years Ago… For the second time since construction began, sewer construction workers on Foothill Boulevard accidentally cut a main, underground telephone cable, knocking out service at Verdugo Hills Hospital, the two Verdugo Hills Medical Buildings and La Cañada homes south of the boulevard. 20 Years Ago… Five youths, none from the area of La Cañada, were taken into custody by patrolling deputies one night recently after they were found at an abandoned house site near Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy.
SPORTS
By Emin Avakian | August 18, 2005
While many 13-year-old boys would rush to the video game store to buy themselves the latest version of "Madden," there are youths like Dillon Felkel who don't. Eventually, those youngsters who purchased the must-have football game, will get tired of playing it and they will probably go outside to do something more active like play basketball, a nice game of catch with their fathers, or just cool off in the swimming pool. On the other hand, as in Dillon Felkel's case, a few hours practicing archery to compete and win in numerous archery events is a preferred activity that the La Crescenta youth won't get tired of. Felkel is not your average young athlete hoping to make it to the pros some day. Well, he does, but there is more to his story.
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