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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | May 26, 2011
Anthony Khalil, a La Cañada resident and fifth grader at Palm Crest Elementary, had a first-place finish in the annual Bubble Invitational Swim Meet held at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center on Sunday. Anthony's team, the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center Stingrays, a special-needs swim team, took first in the meet, beating out the Leaps and Boundz, Frogs and Big Fun, and Blue Dolphins teams. More than 50 swimmers ages 6 to 17 competed in the meet, which had multiple heats in the 25-meter, 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke events.
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August 11, 2005
They came, they swam, they left with an armloads of honors. The CCY Dragon Swim Team turned up the heat when it counted and delivered a stellar performance at the Southern California Long Course Junior Olympics in Mission Viejo, held Aug. 2-7. Twenty-one Dragon swimmers had times fast enough to qualify in individual and relay events. Most went on to the championship or consolation rounds, racking up points for their team and honors for themselves during the five-day meet where they competed against more than 800 of the best young swimmers representing 43 teams from the Southland.
SPORTS
March 9, 2006
The CCY Dragons Swim Team ended the YMCA season with a winning performance at the 2006 Southern California YMCA League Championships, held Feb. 25- 26 at the City of El Monte Aquatic Center. Ranging in age from 6 to 17, these 68 dedicated swimmers, coached by Head Coach Sean Kang and Assistants Richard Hamilton and Joy Lim, ended their season with a stellar effort. The meet was run in two parts, preliminaries and finals, with the top eight swimmers in each event moving on to the medal round.
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April 1, 2004
The CCY Dragon Swim Team delivered another winning performance at the YMCA Southern California Regional Championships held Feb. 28-29 at the Commerce Aquatorium. Competing in a field of 634 swimmers from 11 different Y swim clubs, the 82 boys and girls of the CCY Swim Team scored enough points to take a close second the the 207-member San Pedro team. Ranging in age from 5 to 17, these dedicated swimmers, coached by Sean Kang and assistants Orrie and Richard Hamilton, won praise from rival coaches and cheers from their proud parents and teammates as they ended the 2003-2004 YMCA season with a stellar effort.
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August 17, 2006
The CCY Dragons turned up the heat when it counted and delivered an outstanding performance at the Southern California Long Course Junior Olympics at the Canyons Aquatic Centeron Aug. 2-5. Eighteen Dragon swimmers had times fast enough to qualify in either individual or relay events and many went on to the championship or consolation rounds, racking up points which placed them 13th overall among 47 participating teams. The 18 swimmers representing CCY were Alex Park, Harrison Thai, Kyle Otazu, Joshua Lo, Edward Yi, Matthew Riek, Alexander Najarian, Chris Kang, Young Tae Seo, Tricia Dobson, Michelle Du, Ashley Kang, Rachel Ku, Raya Choi, Robin Yi, Ho Jean Yoon, Gabriel Perez and Jake Ksendov.
SPORTS
June 8, 2006
Eight members of the La Cañada boys and girls swim teams won Rio Hondo League championships at the league finals held last month at the South Pasadena High pool. In boys events, Andrew Nguyen won the 200 freestyle (1:43.17) and the 500 freestyle (4:40.98). Ian Mirisola captured the 200 individual medley (1:58.34) and the 100 backstroke( 54.89). Devon Borisoff took the 50 freestyle (21.85) and the 100 freestyle (48.74). Jerrold Lee came in first in the 100 butterfly (53.46)
SPORTS
July 6, 2006
The CCY Dragons Swim Team made a good showing at the 2006 Southern California Age Group Championships held June 22-25 at the Janet Evans Swim Complex in Fullerton. Fourteen Dragon swimmers qualified for this highly competitive long course meet which featured some of the best young talent in the area. Those who qualified included Chris Kang, Ashley Kang, Yumi So, Christine Ku, Michelle Du, Tricia Dobson, Rachel Ku, Robin Yi, Harrison Thai, Kyle Otazu, Gabriel Perez, Joshua Lo, Edward Yi and Ho Jean Yoon.
NEWS
By Gabriel Rizk | July 31, 2008
Yumi So?s reaction to the news that she had been voted swimmer of the year was one of surprise, partly born of modesty and partly of genuine puzzlement. ?I was kind of shocked because I haven?t been to a lot of high school meets this year,? the Crescenta Valley High junior said. ?I?ve been to less than half.? So?s time with the Falcons this year was fleeting, but when it came to the biggest meets of the Pacific League and CIF Southern Section Division II, So was there and she was unbeatable, leading the sportswriters and editors of the La Cañada Valley Sun, Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader to unanimously select her as Girls?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary O’Keefe | August 31, 2007
On Saturday morning, as shoppers strolled down Brand Boulevard in Glendale, many noticed a group of people filling the Mystery and Imagination Bookstore. A few peeked in and asked what the excitement was about. “Ray Bradbury is coming,” said one of the patrons. “He will be signing books.” More often than not that was enough to get those curious on-lookers into the store. More than 200 people lined the aisles of the store and everyone had at least one Bradbury book in hand.
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April 17, 2014
Children attending Crescenta-Cañada Nursery School watched recently as their caterpillars morphed into butterflies. Busy Bears (4-year-olds) and Darling Ducklings (3-year-olds) gathered at Memorial Park to set their butterflies free with school director Nita Imm. The school has been teaching and caring for preschool aged children for more than 55 years. As a cooperative, it is guided by a volunteer board of directors. Parents join together to manage the day-to-day activities and maintenance of the school.
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SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | May 26, 2011
Anthony Khalil, a La Cañada resident and fifth grader at Palm Crest Elementary, had a first-place finish in the annual Bubble Invitational Swim Meet held at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center on Sunday. Anthony's team, the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center Stingrays, a special-needs swim team, took first in the meet, beating out the Leaps and Boundz, Frogs and Big Fun, and Blue Dolphins teams. More than 50 swimmers ages 6 to 17 competed in the meet, which had multiple heats in the 25-meter, 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke events.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | April 27, 2011
The Palm Springs Invitational took on a different meaning for the La Cañada High boys' and girls' swim teams this year. Before being moved up to CIF Southern Section Division I this season, the Spartans used the tournament to learn how they stacked up against the schools in the top division in Southern California. "Now we're one of those schools. This is our competition now," said Spartan girls' Coach Tiffany Quash about the 16th annual meet, held Saturday at the Palm Springs Swim Complex.
NEWS
By Gabriel Rizk | July 31, 2008
Yumi So?s reaction to the news that she had been voted swimmer of the year was one of surprise, partly born of modesty and partly of genuine puzzlement. ?I was kind of shocked because I haven?t been to a lot of high school meets this year,? the Crescenta Valley High junior said. ?I?ve been to less than half.? So?s time with the Falcons this year was fleeting, but when it came to the biggest meets of the Pacific League and CIF Southern Section Division II, So was there and she was unbeatable, leading the sportswriters and editors of the La Cañada Valley Sun, Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader to unanimously select her as Girls?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary O’Keefe | August 31, 2007
On Saturday morning, as shoppers strolled down Brand Boulevard in Glendale, many noticed a group of people filling the Mystery and Imagination Bookstore. A few peeked in and asked what the excitement was about. “Ray Bradbury is coming,” said one of the patrons. “He will be signing books.” More often than not that was enough to get those curious on-lookers into the store. More than 200 people lined the aisles of the store and everyone had at least one Bradbury book in hand.
SPORTS
August 17, 2006
The CCY Dragons turned up the heat when it counted and delivered an outstanding performance at the Southern California Long Course Junior Olympics at the Canyons Aquatic Centeron Aug. 2-5. Eighteen Dragon swimmers had times fast enough to qualify in either individual or relay events and many went on to the championship or consolation rounds, racking up points which placed them 13th overall among 47 participating teams. The 18 swimmers representing CCY were Alex Park, Harrison Thai, Kyle Otazu, Joshua Lo, Edward Yi, Matthew Riek, Alexander Najarian, Chris Kang, Young Tae Seo, Tricia Dobson, Michelle Du, Ashley Kang, Rachel Ku, Raya Choi, Robin Yi, Ho Jean Yoon, Gabriel Perez and Jake Ksendov.
SPORTS
July 6, 2006
The CCY Dragons Swim Team made a good showing at the 2006 Southern California Age Group Championships held June 22-25 at the Janet Evans Swim Complex in Fullerton. Fourteen Dragon swimmers qualified for this highly competitive long course meet which featured some of the best young talent in the area. Those who qualified included Chris Kang, Ashley Kang, Yumi So, Christine Ku, Michelle Du, Tricia Dobson, Rachel Ku, Robin Yi, Harrison Thai, Kyle Otazu, Gabriel Perez, Joshua Lo, Edward Yi and Ho Jean Yoon.
SPORTS
June 8, 2006
Eight members of the La Cañada boys and girls swim teams won Rio Hondo League championships at the league finals held last month at the South Pasadena High pool. In boys events, Andrew Nguyen won the 200 freestyle (1:43.17) and the 500 freestyle (4:40.98). Ian Mirisola captured the 200 individual medley (1:58.34) and the 100 backstroke( 54.89). Devon Borisoff took the 50 freestyle (21.85) and the 100 freestyle (48.74). Jerrold Lee came in first in the 100 butterfly (53.46)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2006
Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena's Brookside Park, next to the Rose Bowl, will welcome spring's arrival and commemorate Earth Day at the Kidspace Butterfly Festival, featuring the 10th annual Grand Butterfly Release Ceremony at 3 p.m. Butterflies are an important contributor to the natural cycle of pollinating spring flowers. On Saturday, April 22, the Kidspace Butterfly Festival will invite children to explore this natural cycle, and learn about the role butterflies play.
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