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By Anita Susan Brenner | March 26, 2009
For the last four years, we’ve had a golf tournament in memory of our son, Andrew. The money that we raise supports cancer research at Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) in Pasadena. There is no middle man. No foundation. HMRI is a 501c charity. The money we raise goes directly to research. It’s very simple. This year, there will still be a golf tournament on Monday, June 22, at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. It will start at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a BBQ awards ceremony for the golfers.
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By Timithie Gould | September 6, 2007
Football teams usually garner a lot of attention in the fall season, but their female counterparts are rarely seen in the same spotlight. But youth cheer squads like the La Cañada Gladiators are very dedicated to their activities and show similar discipline and high standards than typical youth football programs. ?We are a youth organization first,? said Gladiator Cheer Squad director Kathie Harb. ?We stress academics, sportsmanship and character.? Nearly 70 girls ages 6 to 14 from La Cañada, La Crescenta, Pasadena and San Marino participate in the cheer program, which functions in conjunction with the La Cañada Gladiators Junior All-American Football teams.
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By Mary O’Keefe | May 7, 2009
Recently La Cañada High School cheerleaders had their qualifying trials. The cheer department has impartial judges from outside the area determining who does and who does not make the squad. Those trying out do not give their names, but are identified by numbers. The tryouts took place as usual, but afterward some controversy ensued as rumors began to circulate about some parents approaching Principal Damon Dragos because they were upset with the results. According to one parent, who asked to remain anonymous, some parents did not think the judging was fair.
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By Mary O’Keefe | February 28, 2008
Sunday was cloudy and rainy but that didn?t stop La Cañada residents from cheering on the Amgen Tour of California as it sped through town. ?We had a fair share of people that came out,? said Sgt. Mark Slater of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station. Around 2 p.m. a party atmosphere began to build as residents and visitors from nearby communities joined together, many with umbrellas in hand, to see the cyclists race around corners and past homes during Stage 7, the final day of the eight-day event.
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By Carol Cormaci | February 21, 2008
Excitement’s been building around town for the cycling race I told you about in last week’s column, the Amgen California Tour, which is also the subject of our front page feature story today. It’s sort of like having the Tour de France come to your front doorstep, especially if you live on the streets involved. I’ve been looking forward to witnessing the race and I hope (perhaps foolishly, given the forecasts I read Wednesday morning) that snow won’t fall on the San Gabriels this weekend.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | December 12, 2012
Alma Barba has been in La Cañada Flintridge for more than 50 of her 95 years. She's seen the arrival of the freeway and of cityhood, and continues to keep her hand in community affairs as a volunteer for the Assistance League of Flintridge. ”There's always activity if a person wants to do it, and it is a close community,” Barba said. Barba was one of roughly three dozen Assistance League aides feted Friday at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club for their role as retired service volunteers.
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By Peter Day | November 7, 2012
La Cañada Unified School District officials can stop sharpening the budget knife now that voters have approved a statewide measure restoring $6 billion in school funding. But the district's budget challenges won't disappear entirely. “It won't answer all the problems,” Supt. Wendy Sinnette said. “But it will allow us to take a very different, targeted approach for dealing with our future needs.” Proposition 30, a temporary increase in sales and income taxes championed by Gov. Jerry Brown, won with 54% of the vote Tuesday.
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By Chris Sutton | December 23, 2004
Parents and grandparents had a twinkle in their eyes, as the Palm Crest Elementary School kindergarteners excitedly entered the cafeteria Friday morning to perform their holiday songs. There was not an empty seat, with many guests having to stand. Following the lead of Maggie Landau, one of the kindergarten teachers, and accompanied by Mariella Nybakken, teacher's assistant, playing the piano, the kinder Panthers sang Jingle Bells, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Angel Band, Up On The House Top, Candles of Hanukkah, Joyous Chanukah and It's A Small World.
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By Geghard Arakelian | December 8, 2005
From beginning to end, children and adults enjoyed the festivities at the 11th annual Festival in Lights held at La Cañada Flintridge's Memorial Park by the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Association. The two-hour event started at 4 p.m., last Thursday, Dec. 8. During the event Keely Uhlir, Kelley Fox, Sue Park, Lacy Hannah and Christina Barsamian were announced as La Cañada's royal court. Kids ran around a flurry of snowballs while parents watched on with cameras and laughter as kids of all ages flung snowballs to and fro. Santa along with Mrs. Claus drove into the park in style sporting a 1915 Model T Ford Touring Car that pulled into Memorial Park, dropping off the two VIP's of the event.
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February 12, 2014
La Cañada luger Kate Hansen concluded her first-ever Olympics appearance on Tuesday in Russia, dancing her way off the track at the Sanki Olympic Sliding Center in Polyana, Russia, having accomplished her dream of competing during the Winter Games.  PHOTOS: Locals celebrate Olympian Kate Hansen at Los Gringos Locos   Meanwhile, 6,889 miles across the globe, friends, family and supporters packed into Los Gringos Locos to cheer on...
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | December 12, 2012
Alma Barba has been in La Cañada Flintridge for more than 50 of her 95 years. She's seen the arrival of the freeway and of cityhood, and continues to keep her hand in community affairs as a volunteer for the Assistance League of Flintridge. ”There's always activity if a person wants to do it, and it is a close community,” Barba said. Barba was one of roughly three dozen Assistance League aides feted Friday at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club for their role as retired service volunteers.
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By Jane Napier Neely | December 12, 2012
Our burg is looking so festive, with twinkling lights of all colors etching houses and trees. It is such a lovely time of year as community dwellers celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas. Along with the glitter are people coming together to celebrate the holidays at parties where good cheer is served with heartfelt care and goodwill. Such was the case when members of Los Altos Auxiliary of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, with spouses and guests in tow, came to quaff celebratory spirits and tasty hors d'oeuvres catered by “Gourmet a Go Go.” Hosting the gathering were Susan and Steven Peterman in their newly renovated La Cañada Flintridge home.
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By Peter Day | November 7, 2012
La Cañada Unified School District officials can stop sharpening the budget knife now that voters have approved a statewide measure restoring $6 billion in school funding. But the district's budget challenges won't disappear entirely. “It won't answer all the problems,” Supt. Wendy Sinnette said. “But it will allow us to take a very different, targeted approach for dealing with our future needs.” Proposition 30, a temporary increase in sales and income taxes championed by Gov. Jerry Brown, won with 54% of the vote Tuesday.
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By Peter Day | November 2, 2012
It used to be that just when things got interesting inside the classroom at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, the bell would ring. But students and teachers at the 80-year-old school on the hill say a new schedule put in place this year is opening up the learning process. Sacred Heart has moved to a block-schedule program. Instead of six daily 50-minute classes, the new schedule features a rotation of four 80-minute classes Tuesday through Friday. On Mondays, students at the private, all-girls Catholic school attend all seven of their classes for 50 minutes.
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August 8, 2012
Ten Years Ago After sitting vacant for several years, the former bank building at the northwest corner of Foothill Boulevard and Oakwood Avenue reopened with a new look and four new tenants, including a frame store. It was rumored that the women's clothing chain, Chico's, would also move into the building. Twenty Years Ago Employees at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory were cheering after the successful Aug. 10, 1992, launch of the French-U.S. TOPEX-Poseidon satellite, which would study circulation in the world's oceans and their effect on climatic conditions for more than three years.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | January 14, 2011
During an evening reserved for celebrating community spirit, La Cañada High School junior Robin Miketta was on Thursday named Miss La Cañada Flintridge 2011. Inspired by parents Brett and Lynette Miketta to consider a career in teaching, Miketta will lead the town's five-member Royal Court this year in their role as youth ambassadors for the city and chamber of commerce. Miss La Cañada Flintridge 2010 Malia Mailes passed the crown to Miketta as part of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Association's 99th annual Installation and Awards Dinner, held at the tony ballroom of the La Cañada Flintridge County Club.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | December 3, 2010
It's official: The holiday season is now underway in La Cañada Flintridge. Families gathered by the dozen Thursday evening in Memorial Park for the 16th annual Festival in Lights celebration, taking delight in live holiday music, two kids' snow-play areas, a pair of reindeer and an appearance by the season's top celebrity couple — Santa and Mrs. Claus, who arrived in a 1915 Ford Model-T behind a noisy fire and Sheriff's Department escort...
SPORTS
March 11, 2010
Two cheerleading teams featuring girls from La Cañada Flintridge won national accolades at the USA All-Star National Cheer and Dance Competition Victory Cheer?s mini level 1 (under-8 years old) Sparklers, which features La Cañada resident Karly Bortfeld, and senior level 3 (under-18) Dynamite, featuring La Cañadans Nicole Emmons, Bailey Holmes and Ashlyn Singelyn, both earned National Championship and Grand Championship titles and also received USA?s only two full paid bids to the International All-Levels Championship to be held in Long Beach May 1-2, 2010.
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By Mary O’Keefe | May 7, 2009
Recently La Cañada High School cheerleaders had their qualifying trials. The cheer department has impartial judges from outside the area determining who does and who does not make the squad. Those trying out do not give their names, but are identified by numbers. The tryouts took place as usual, but afterward some controversy ensued as rumors began to circulate about some parents approaching Principal Damon Dragos because they were upset with the results. According to one parent, who asked to remain anonymous, some parents did not think the judging was fair.
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