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May 22, 2013
Ten Years Ago A La Cañada High School senior shot in the face during an after-prom party at a residence on Greencrest Road was in stable condition at Huntington Memorial Hospital 10 years ago this week, as investigators continued tracking down clues that would lead them to the shooter. Some of the party-goers reported that several South Pasadena High School students had shown up uninvited at the location and a fight erupted. The following week, it was reported in the Valley Sun that a 17-year-old South Pasadena student was arrested on that campus and charged in the shooting.
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July 5, 2013
Ten Years Ago Parents and Children's Nursery School on Indianola Way announced the arrival of its new director, Marji Golden. Twenty Years Ago The 1993 Music on the Green summer concert series at Descanso Gardens started off on July 4 of that year with two half-hour shows performed by the 60-member Verdugo Hills Chapter of Sweet Adelines, a women's barbershop harmony group. Director was Carolyn Butler. Thirty Years Ago La Cañada Flintridge resident Patricia D. Phillips was named president-elect of the 17,000-member Los Angeles County Bar Assn., the first woman to hold that post.
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By Mary O’Keefe | February 28, 2008
A couple in the 4400 block of Woodleigh Lane in La Cañada had several pieces of jewelry stolen from their home on Feb. 13 by two people who said they were interested in purchasing a trailer the homeowner had for sale. The incident happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. that Wednesday when the homeowner found a man and woman, both in their 20s, standing in her backyard. ?It was a corner lot, so the backyard was accessible,? said Det. Todd Samms of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station.
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By Megan O’Neil | September 3, 2009
An electrical fire seriously damaged a wooden stable Monday night, causing neighbors near the intersection of Oakwood Avenue and Georgian Road to flee their homes. Los Angeles County Fire Captain Jim Blackburn said an electrical transformer blew a fuse at approximately 6:30 p.m., causing power lines that run along the border of the backyards of two properties to fall on a three-stall horse stable and ignite a fire. Once firefighters arrived on the scene, Blackburn said, they extinguished the blaze within a matter of minutes.
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By Joe Puglia | May 18, 2006
One morning I became lost in thought. I walked without purpose amid a dark green canopy ablaze with a palette of color: reds, whites, purples, yellows and greens. They were all present and beckoned me to step deeper into a labyrinth of soul-scented ancient earth smells, of humus mole made exquisitely of leaves, needles, flowers, rain and twigs. I discovered a small meadow, a quiet pond filled with koi and a trickling brook with a bench asking me to sit. The air, saturated with fragrances reminiscent of a Persian market, was filled with an orchestration of some ancient sonata reminding me that the birds were going about their daily work.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2004
As I sat on a teak bench in the cool shade of Barbara Schembari's garden, she confided that she didn't immediately accept the invitation from La Cañada Valley Beautiful to include her garden on the second annual La Canada Garden Tour on Saturday. "I hesitated at first." she explained. "It's just a family backyard. We play boccie ball and horseshoes out here." It's hard to know how to respond to a statement like that, when you're sitting in a manicured park with fountains, gazebo, arbor, and an intensely green, perfect lawn about the size of half a football field.
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By Mary O'Keefe | April 5, 2007
As a La Cañada resident walked across her backyard on Sunday she noticed something she had never seen before, a bobcat staring back at her. "I was just going out to do some yard work," said Athel Herman, who lives in the 500 block of Knight Way. She first noticed her neighbor's cat and walked over to say hello to the pet. Then, she noticed a bobcat who was enjoying the cool shade under some nearby grapevines. Herman froze. She wanted to stay with the neighbor's cat, not knowing what the bobcat might do if it was left alone.
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August 31, 2006
Southland families will say goodbye to summer on Labor Day Weekend, and many will do it in style at Descanso Gardens. Two days of activities, Sept. 3 and 4, will include a Sunday afternoon concert and, on Labor Day Monday, an early-evening community picnic at 'Boddy's Big Backyard.' : Celtic Spring in Concert — 1 to 2 p.m. Sun., Sept. 3 Sounds of Celtic Spring, the "Von Trapp Family of Celtic Music," will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Under the Oaks Theater.
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By Erna Taylor-Stark | April 24, 2008
Those who admire well-planned and carefully tended residential landscapes will be delighted to know that La Cañada Valley Beautiful, an all-volunteer organization, will host its 5th annual Spring Garden Tour from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. ?Our goal is to show people some pretty backyards," said Rose Manning, publicity chairman for the local nonprofit organization. ?Everyone always sees the front yards of homes and it is always the front yards that get the awards. There are some very pretty backyards too.?
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By Jane Napier Neely | September 5, 2013
Come on, enough already! This humid weather makes me feel like I'm in the middle of a Mississippi summer - and that isn't my cup of tea, even if you put sugar in it. I'm already autumn dreaming and yearning for cool, crisp weather. Guess I'll just have to keep on fantasizing, because Fritz says that we are in for more of the hot-and-humid. It was during one of those hot and humid nights when supporters of the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. gathered for the all-volunteer group's annual August Hamburger Night Happy Hour.
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July 5, 2013
Ten Years Ago Parents and Children's Nursery School on Indianola Way announced the arrival of its new director, Marji Golden. Twenty Years Ago The 1993 Music on the Green summer concert series at Descanso Gardens started off on July 4 of that year with two half-hour shows performed by the 60-member Verdugo Hills Chapter of Sweet Adelines, a women's barbershop harmony group. Director was Carolyn Butler. Thirty Years Ago La Cañada Flintridge resident Patricia D. Phillips was named president-elect of the 17,000-member Los Angeles County Bar Assn., the first woman to hold that post.
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May 22, 2013
Ten Years Ago A La Cañada High School senior shot in the face during an after-prom party at a residence on Greencrest Road was in stable condition at Huntington Memorial Hospital 10 years ago this week, as investigators continued tracking down clues that would lead them to the shooter. Some of the party-goers reported that several South Pasadena High School students had shown up uninvited at the location and a fight erupted. The following week, it was reported in the Valley Sun that a 17-year-old South Pasadena student was arrested on that campus and charged in the shooting.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | April 11, 2012
For La Cañada homeowners used to enjoying backyard-grown oranges and lemons, news of a citrus disease's recent appearance in Hacienda Heights is raising an alarm. The disease, called huanglongbing, or citrus greening, is an incurable bacterial infection that attacks the vascular system of citrus plants, slowly killing them. One infected tree in Hacienda Heights so far is the only documented case of HLB in California. But because its insect carrier, the Asian citrus psyllid, has been in the state since 2008 and Los Angeles since 2009, California Department of Food and Agriculture authorities are being vigilant about its spread.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | July 18, 2011
Sheriff's Department deputies seized a dozen mature marijuana plants on Saturday from the backyard of a vacant home on the 5100 block of Alta Canyada Road in La Cañada Flintridge. The plants stood nearly eight feet tall and were seized at around 5 p.m., according to a statement by Sgt. Ray Harley of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. Sgt. Kim Shelton said that the owner of the home does not live in the area and it is not immediately clear who may have had access to the property.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | April 27, 2011
A La Cañada Flintridge woman is raising concerns about local response to encounters with potentially dangerous local wildlife in the wake of a confrontation last week with a California black bear. There have been multiple bear sightings recently in La Cañada hillside neighborhoods, said Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station Capt. Dave Silversparre, but none of those incidents have posed a level of danger to residents that would require removal of the bear. According to local Chamber of Commerce President Pat Anderson, a bear has been frequenting her Paradise Valley neighborhood weekly for at least four months.
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By Megan O’Neil | September 3, 2009
An electrical fire seriously damaged a wooden stable Monday night, causing neighbors near the intersection of Oakwood Avenue and Georgian Road to flee their homes. Los Angeles County Fire Captain Jim Blackburn said an electrical transformer blew a fuse at approximately 6:30 p.m., causing power lines that run along the border of the backyards of two properties to fall on a three-stall horse stable and ignite a fire. Once firefighters arrived on the scene, Blackburn said, they extinguished the blaze within a matter of minutes.
NEWS
By Erna Taylor-Stark | April 24, 2008
Those who admire well-planned and carefully tended residential landscapes will be delighted to know that La Cañada Valley Beautiful, an all-volunteer organization, will host its 5th annual Spring Garden Tour from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. ?Our goal is to show people some pretty backyards," said Rose Manning, publicity chairman for the local nonprofit organization. ?Everyone always sees the front yards of homes and it is always the front yards that get the awards. There are some very pretty backyards too.?
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | February 28, 2008
A couple in the 4400 block of Woodleigh Lane in La Cañada had several pieces of jewelry stolen from their home on Feb. 13 by two people who said they were interested in purchasing a trailer the homeowner had for sale. The incident happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. that Wednesday when the homeowner found a man and woman, both in their 20s, standing in her backyard. ?It was a corner lot, so the backyard was accessible,? said Det. Todd Samms of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station.
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