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By Ruth Longoria | November 13, 2008
A faded photograph was placed beside a candle and a single rose on the table set Tuesday afternoon at La Crescenta?s Two Strike Park. A black napkin and a plate holding only a slice of lemon and a sprinkle of salt signified the bitter fate of the serviceman or woman honored as the Crescenta Valley High School Jr. ROTC performed the POW/MIA table setting tribute. Few eyes remained dry as an ROTC cadet placed a still folded chair against the table, a symbol of the soldier who wouldn?
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By Anita Susan Brenner | July 30, 2009
Harold E. Lotze is a bit of a mystery. His parents were immigrants. His father, William, had been born in Germany. His mother, Irma, was born in Poland. His older sister, Louise, was born in Germany in 1916. By 1918, perhaps after Armistice Day on Nov. 11, the Lotze family emigrated to the United States. Their first stop was Arizona, where young Harold was born. He was followed by a little sister, Elsie. By 1921, the family moved to Inglewood, where his father worked as a dental technician.
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By Carol Cormaci | November 12, 2009
Undecided about what to wear to last Sunday evening’s Wine & Roses fundraiser for the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association, I stood before my closet and considered the options. A shimmering red top that could be paired with a skirt or pants caught my eye. I lifted its hanger off the closet rod, pulled it out into the light and gave it some thought. Moments later, it was back in the closet. Wearing bright red requires a certain amount of willingness to attract engagement with others, to be ebullient, to tilt back glasses of Champagne and offer charming witticisms to all who gather around you. Although I was not actually feeling anti-social, I wasn’t quite in the frame of mind it takes to carry off all of that.
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By Ruth Longoria | November 13, 2008
A faded photograph was placed beside a candle and a single rose on the table set Tuesday afternoon at La Crescenta?s Two Strike Park. A black napkin and a plate holding only a slice of lemon and a sprinkle of salt signified the bitter fate of the serviceman or woman honored as the Crescenta Valley High School Jr. ROTC performed the POW/MIA table setting tribute. Few eyes remained dry as an ROTC cadet placed a still folded chair against the table, a symbol of the soldier who wouldn?
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