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By Jane Napier Neely | October 28, 2010
These gray and drippy days have certainly given our berg an autumn-like ambience. Maybe its been a little too much for some folks because I've been hearing grumbling about our bad weather. I, for one, have been loving the cool, crisp air. And I don't mind our mild version of rain, which is more like a mist, at all. I guess living in Seattle for many years conditioned me well for moisture. At least it was dry last Friday night when Liz Argue hosted the final "in-home" LCF Tournament of Roses Association's Happy Hour of the year.
NEWS
January 31, 2008
A dinner was held recently at the Pasadena home of Phil and Maureen Hosp to celebrate the engagement of their son, Franz Phillip Hosp V and Vivian Carrasco Martinez, daughter of Cervando and Gloria Carrasco of Tijuana, Mexico. The future bride is in her second year at Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. She graduated cum laude from Boston College. She is an accomplished painter, having had her paintings displayed in art festivals in the Southern California area. The future groom is also a second year law student at Loyola.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jane Napier Neely | October 19, 2011
Do you think its autumn yet? Last week's heat wave left me wondering. I liked the rainstorm we had the week before much better. Just before the rain fell I was getting into an autumn mood and decorating the front of my house with a wreath of autumn-colored leaves, a flower pot filled with gold-colored chrysanthemums, and a perfectly shaped pumpkin sitting by the wrought-iron gate. I really like my sentinel pumpkin; however the birds like it even more. Its perfect shape is being altered as the birds are pecking away at it. My pretty pumpkin now has a polka-dot patina.
FEATURES
By Jane Napier Neely | September 24, 2009
Summer made its last hot gasp early this week. Yesterday, the autumn equinox began. In ancient lore this time of year, depending on cultural roots, can be called “Harvest Home,” “Mabon,” the “Feast of the Ingathering,” “Mean Fomhair” or “Alban Elfed” (in neo-Druidic traditions). Of course the weather people can’t assure us that the heat will go away, but this is a thanks-giving ritual for the fruits of the earth and recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of the God and Goddess during the winter months.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jane Napier Neely | October 21, 2010
After an iffy, dreary, drizzly week, that caused a few frayed nerves of committee members, the day of the S.E.E.D.S. (Supporting Education and Excellence at Descanso) gala event held at Descanso Gardens cleared up as if by magic and guests enjoyed a lovely, balmy evening. To add to the sensory experience, the garden's air was fragrant after being moistened by the mist of the previous days. The S.E.E.D.S. program is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The event, themed "Splendor at Descanso" was truly a splendid affair as $150,000 was raised in support of education and interpretive programs at the gardens for school children, many of whom come to Descanso Gardens from under-served and disadvantaged backgrounds.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jane Napier Neely | September 1, 2010
Wow! What a dramatic change we had over the weekend. At the beginning of last week, when the thermometer was in the high triple-digits, we were gasping for a breath of fresh cool air. Then, by Sunday we were shivering when there was an over 30-degree drop in temperature. There was a crispness to the air and it made me feel like autumn was certainly on its way — hooray. This year's Music-in-the-Park series was a wonderful one. The Valley Sun co-sponsors the concert series with the city, and has for several years.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jane Napier Neely | November 9, 2011
I'm thrilled that it is feeling a little more like autumn. Even a mere hint from the weather people that we might have some rain made my spirits soar. I'm still looking for that first leaf that might be orange, yellow, or burgundy so I will believe that my favorite season might be here. You just never know here in SoCal what might be in store for us - one thing for certain, we won't have snow. These are busy autumn social times for the folks from our town. They flutter hither and thither to attend the many offerings of autumn fundraisers that pop up like mushrooms after a rain storm.
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NEWS
By Reg Green | November 27, 2013
Fall has arrived in the local mountains with startling suddenness. Two weeks ago I took a leisurely hike along the backbone of the San Gabriel Mountains, sunning myself from time to time on the hot rocks, the desert haze on one side, the ocean haze on the other. Last week, at 9,000 feet, I had to walk warily around patches of hard ice - for a lone hiker even a sprained ankle up here could be big problem. To the south, fleecy autumnal clouds were building up over the ocean. To the north the desert air was scrubbed clean enough to clearly see the growth of habitation in what used to be the dreaded empty Mojave.
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NEWS
September 29, 2012
The Flintridge Autumn Classic brought beautiful and talented horses to the Flintridge Riding Club in La Cañada Flintridge this weekend, with horses and riders competing in dozens of categories. The top prize in the competition, which wraps up Sunday, is the $15,000 Land Rover Pasadena Grand Prix. The Flintridge Riding Club was established in 1922 when local families seeking a place for equestrian sports bought the original 10 acres from then-Sen. Frank Flint. The club now hosts four shows a year.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jane Napier Neely | November 9, 2011
I'm thrilled that it is feeling a little more like autumn. Even a mere hint from the weather people that we might have some rain made my spirits soar. I'm still looking for that first leaf that might be orange, yellow, or burgundy so I will believe that my favorite season might be here. You just never know here in SoCal what might be in store for us - one thing for certain, we won't have snow. These are busy autumn social times for the folks from our town. They flutter hither and thither to attend the many offerings of autumn fundraisers that pop up like mushrooms after a rain storm.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jane Napier Neely | October 19, 2011
Do you think its autumn yet? Last week's heat wave left me wondering. I liked the rainstorm we had the week before much better. Just before the rain fell I was getting into an autumn mood and decorating the front of my house with a wreath of autumn-colored leaves, a flower pot filled with gold-colored chrysanthemums, and a perfectly shaped pumpkin sitting by the wrought-iron gate. I really like my sentinel pumpkin; however the birds like it even more. Its perfect shape is being altered as the birds are pecking away at it. My pretty pumpkin now has a polka-dot patina.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jane Napier Neely | October 5, 2011
Tiffany & Co. in Pasadena was the setting for the Pacific Asia Museum's patron party on Sept. 22, spotlighting the plans for the museum's annual “Festival of the Autumn Moon” benefit that will be held Oct. 15. It was a beautiful setting as guests were surrounded by the jewelry that this iconic company has been famous for since the late 1800s. Gary Pellant, store director, and Marty Bendera, a La Cañada Flintridge resident and manager of sales for Tiffany's, were gracious hosts as they greeted guests individually.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jane Napier Neely | October 28, 2010
These gray and drippy days have certainly given our berg an autumn-like ambience. Maybe its been a little too much for some folks because I've been hearing grumbling about our bad weather. I, for one, have been loving the cool, crisp air. And I don't mind our mild version of rain, which is more like a mist, at all. I guess living in Seattle for many years conditioned me well for moisture. At least it was dry last Friday night when Liz Argue hosted the final "in-home" LCF Tournament of Roses Association's Happy Hour of the year.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jane Napier Neely | October 21, 2010
After an iffy, dreary, drizzly week, that caused a few frayed nerves of committee members, the day of the S.E.E.D.S. (Supporting Education and Excellence at Descanso) gala event held at Descanso Gardens cleared up as if by magic and guests enjoyed a lovely, balmy evening. To add to the sensory experience, the garden's air was fragrant after being moistened by the mist of the previous days. The S.E.E.D.S. program is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The event, themed "Splendor at Descanso" was truly a splendid affair as $150,000 was raised in support of education and interpretive programs at the gardens for school children, many of whom come to Descanso Gardens from under-served and disadvantaged backgrounds.
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | October 4, 2010
A brief display of rain and thunder couldn't keep the Flintridge Autumn Classic from riding through La Cañada. People from all over Southern California flocked to the Flintridge Riding Club's 70th annual Autumn Classic, which kicked off Friday morning and wrapped up Sunday. Interested spectators trotted in to catch the festivities while riders competed for one of the 28 different championship trophies up for grabs. The weekend's two highlight events were the San Fernando Hunter Jumper Assn.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jane Napier Neely | September 15, 2010
Even though the weather is performing like it is the middle of summer, I'm getting into an autumn frame of mind. I have already hung a wreath of colorful leaves on my front door. Later this week I'm going to cover the lamppost at the corner of my driveway with cornstalks, and string garlands of colorful leaves up to its old-fashioned globe. Maybe this will inspire Mother Nature to turn the burners down to low. It's time for her to bring out her box of paints to color some of the leaves on the liquidambar trees lining Princess Anne Road bright hues of red, gold and orange.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jane Napier Neely | September 1, 2010
Wow! What a dramatic change we had over the weekend. At the beginning of last week, when the thermometer was in the high triple-digits, we were gasping for a breath of fresh cool air. Then, by Sunday we were shivering when there was an over 30-degree drop in temperature. There was a crispness to the air and it made me feel like autumn was certainly on its way — hooray. This year's Music-in-the-Park series was a wonderful one. The Valley Sun co-sponsors the concert series with the city, and has for several years.
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