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November 30, 2006
When most of us open our stockings on Christmas morning, we pull out a variety of gifts — some candy, some trinkets, perhaps a pen or paperback or a CD or DVD... In much the same way, Olivia Tsui, music director of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra (GSO), has packed this year's "Sounds of Christmas" concert on Friday evening, Dec. 1 with an eclectic medley of musical treats and gifts. "The concert is a great way to start the holiday season," says Tsui. "Better yet, we've planned this Christmas kick off celebration with the whole family in mind.
FEATURES
December 21, 2006
The La Cañada Chapter of AFS held its annual Christmas meeting at the home of Bob and Joyce Covey . Honored guest was Zane Zdirgzdine, who shared what Christmas is like in Riga, Latvia. The Chapter also welcomed home her host brother Morgan Hartley, who spent last year in southeast Spain. He talked about the Christmas traditions in that country. Entertaining the members and guests was the daughter of the Chapter's secretary Chang Yu . Ling Rao played beautiful Christmas music on her harp.
COMMUNITY
December 12, 2012
Ten Years Ago Scott Tracy was elected president of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board during a meeting held at La Cañada High School. Outgoing president was Jinny Dalbeck. Tracy, who was also the board's president this year, was reelected to that post this month for 2013. Twenty Years Ago The vast Christmas village and train display at Nancy and Bob Wagners' La Cañada Flintridge home was featured on the cover of the Valley Sun on Dec. 17, 1992.
NEWS
By Anita S. Brenner | December 25, 2013
'Twas before dawn after Christmas, when all through the town The Valley Sun was delivered from Knight Way on down. Dr. Joe's column was printed above mine with care, in hopes that a Pulitzer soon would be there. The mayor was nestled all snug in her bed, with visions of general plan housing elements that danced in her head. The city council was scattered but still were on tap, In case they were needed - our elected officials don't nap. When out on Foothill Boulevard there arose such a clatter, The planning commission arrived to see what was the matter.
NEWS
December 15, 2005
"Christmas 365 Days a Year" will be the subject of Pastor Che Ahn's sermon at Harvest Rock Church on Sunday, Dec. 18, at Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. Services are held at 8:45 and 11 a.m. A Spanish-speaking service is held at 11 a.m. in the Student Center near Ambassador Auditorium. "When we have Christ in our hearts, we can celebrate Christmas every day of our lives," Ahn said. Ahn is founder and president of Harvest International Ministry, a worldwide network of more than 1,400 churches and ministries on five continents.
NEWS
By Elaine La Marr | January 11, 2007
Each year as the holiday season comes to an end, countless parents and grandparents find their homes, earlier filled with the laughter and occasional drama as can only happen with family dynamics, empty and quiet. Then, the only thing left to do is pack away the decorations, and end up with rooms which suddenly seem so very empty. It was that way here in our home. At the onset of Christmas, one daughter, home on Christmas break and a visiting 8-year-old granddaughter helped to decorate the tree, placing favorite ornaments on its fragrant branches.
NEWS
By Megan O’Neil | December 3, 2009
Snow, reindeer and Santa Claus — all the makings of a perfect holiday party and you don’t have to travel to the North Pole to find it. The 15th annual Festival in Lights, hosted by the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce, will take place today (Thursday) at Memorial Park. The festivities, which begin at 4 p.m., will include an appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus, who will arrive in a classic car escorted by Los Angeles County firefighters and sheriff’s deputies.
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By Geghard Arakelian | November 24, 2005
Slowly those infamous holiday commercials creep onto the television, encroaching on a much-valued ESPN program. The long-distance calls come in as friends and long-lost relatives ask for directions home for dinner. It's Christmas time. My upbringing was in foreign countries and I am of Armenian heritage, which follows the Greek orthodox tradition of celebrating Christmas on Jan. 6. Despite all this, I can recall numerous winter mornings gazing at those unique patterns atop wrapping paper and counting down the minutes to Dec. 25 when I could tear open my gift boxes and celebrate the joy of a new present.
NEWS
July 13, 2006
Webster's Pharmacy of Altadena will host its Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, and from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 16 in the flagship store at 2450 N. Lake Ave. in Altadena and sister Hallmark Gold Crown store at 147 W. California St. in Pasadena. Light refreshments will be served. "This popular 'Christmas in July' promotion is an annual event for all Hallmark Gold Crown stores," said Sue Webster Felt, president of Webster's Pharmacy of Altadena.
FEATURES
By Jane Napier Neely | December 15, 2005
It is looking more and more like Christmas around our community as it dresses itself up for the holiday with clusters of poinsettias at front doors, decorated trees shining through picture windows, garlands of pine adorned with pinecones and red ribbons. Some house rooftops are edged with white lights and others of many colors. House parties abound as friends and families gather to celebrate the season with libations and carefully planned menus of gourmet foods. My grandson Aidan, who is 4-1/2 and lives in Northern California, called to tell me they had decorated their Christmas tree and it was so beautiful that Santa would want to come see it. He is so excited for Santa's visit.
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NEWS
January 9, 2014
La Cañada Flintridge residents still looking to dispose of their Christmas trees can leave them curbside on regular pick-up days for their trash haulers until Jan. 17, according to a city report. Questions should be directed to the haulers that serve this city: Athens Services, (818) 336-6100; Allied Waste, (888) 742-5234 or NASA Services (888) 888-0388. -- Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com ALSO: Real Estate: Pricey properties abound in LCF Documenting a rite of passage in 'It's Better to Jump' Area's first baby of 2014 born at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital  
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COMMUNITY
January 2, 2014
It's become an annual holiday tradition: who owns the ugliest holiday sweater? During a recent meeting of the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada Flintridge at Van de Kamp Hall in Descanso Gardens, Daryal Gant earned the honor. Gant wore a sweater that was embellished with blinking lights. -- Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly .
NEWS
By Anita S. Brenner | December 25, 2013
'Twas before dawn after Christmas, when all through the town The Valley Sun was delivered from Knight Way on down. Dr. Joe's column was printed above mine with care, in hopes that a Pulitzer soon would be there. The mayor was nestled all snug in her bed, with visions of general plan housing elements that danced in her head. The city council was scattered but still were on tap, In case they were needed - our elected officials don't nap. When out on Foothill Boulevard there arose such a clatter, The planning commission arrived to see what was the matter.
NEWS
By Joe Puglia | December 18, 2013
Frankie V. was a bad dude. He was a caporegime, a captain in the most powerful crime family of the North Bronx. As a “made man,” an honor bestowed upon a mafioso of full Sicilian descent, he had a promising career in la famiglia. Frankie could snap his fingers and 10 gangsters would jump! I've known a lot of tough guys in my life but nobody was meaner than Frankie V. Regardless, everyone has a weakness, the one thing that will bring you down to your knees. For some people it's love, others money.
COMMUNITY
By Jane Napier Neely | December 18, 2013
Hard to believe but Christmas day is just six days away! There just wasn't enough time between Thanksgiving and Christmas to get everything done and I'm still scrambling. It has been parties, parties and more of the same. It is a jovial season and the celebrations go on and on. I'll try to catch you up on some of the events happening in our foothill community. --- Last Sunday night The Oakmont League of Glendale held its annual Christmas party. It was a beautiful evening, planned expertly by Carolyn Beaton and her committee.
COMMUNITY
November 26, 2013
Ten Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. set up a “floatique” gift center at the Ralphs Fresh Fare market on Foothill at Gould to raise funds for “Cactus Practice,” its 2004 float entry in the Rose Parade. Items for sale included sweat shirts, T-shirts, pins, patches and other unique items depicting the La Cañada Flintridge float.  Twenty Years Ago The manager of La Cañada's Pizza Hut was threatened by a knife-wielding robber on a Friday morning in November 1993 as he walked to his vehicle en route to the bank with the store's deposit.
COMMUNITY
December 27, 2012
Now that Christmas is past, La Cañada Flintridge residents looking to toss their trees before their homes turn into a pine needle storage facilities can put them out with the trash. Free curbside pickup by local trash haulers Athens Services, Allied Waste and NASA Services started Wednesday, and will continue until Saturday, Jan. 19. Trees should be put out on residents' normal pick-up day. Trees covered in flocking or fire retardant will be accepted, but all other decorations, such as ornaments or stands, must be removed.
COMMUNITY
By Jane Napier Neely | December 19, 2012
Oh my, just five more days and it will be Christmas Day. I can hardly believe that it is almost here. Except for a few sundry items, my shopping is done! Of course, I still have to do the work of wrapping the surprises. Yes, the community is abuzz with Christmas talk and activities. I know that I will be spending the next few weeks trying to catch up on all that has been going on around town. Today I'm only going to roll out one grand event for you: Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was the setting Dec. 11 for the 100th general meeting of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Assn.
COMMUNITY
December 12, 2012
Ten Years Ago Scott Tracy was elected president of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board during a meeting held at La Cañada High School. Outgoing president was Jinny Dalbeck. Tracy, who was also the board's president this year, was reelected to that post this month for 2013. Twenty Years Ago The vast Christmas village and train display at Nancy and Bob Wagners' La Cañada Flintridge home was featured on the cover of the Valley Sun on Dec. 17, 1992.
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