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December 5, 2012
The scent, spirit and foliage of the holidays came early to the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA this year, with the Nov. 30 opening of the Y's Christmas tree lot. Proceeds from the sales of trees and lawn ornaments will benefit the Y's Youth and Government program as well as other services for youth. Teens are helping out at the lot after school and workers report that sales have been brisk, even though Christmas is still a few weeks away. The YMCA's Craig Strazzeri said the region is home to a few Clark Griswold types, referring to the Chevy Chase character from “Christmas Vacation” who is eager to lash a too-large tree on top of a too-small car and then stuff it into his living room.
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By Ruth Longoria | December 4, 2008
It’s time once again to select that special piece of forestry to augment the holiday atmosphere in your home. The YMCA’s annual Christmas tree lot opens tomorrow with a wide selection of greenery to herald the magic of the holidays and also help area youth finance a learning adventure. The Crescenta-Cañada YMCA works together with the Verdugo Hills YMCA on the annual fund-raiser. Each year, about 130 YMCA youths involved in Youth in Government and Model United Nations help to sell trees at the lot to finance the teens’ fees for the coming year’s educational activities.
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By Ruth Longoria | December 18, 2008
The last City Council meeting of the year was perhaps the shortest meeting of the year, lasting only about 30 minutes. The next council meeting is scheduled for Jan. 20. Monday night’s meeting consisted primarily of a unanimous vote to move forward the consent calendar, a request from Chamber of Commerce President and CEO for residents to shop locally for holiday gifts and other purchases — that request was echoed by Mayor Steve Del...
NEWS
December 8, 2005
The Crescenta-Canada YMCA parking lot becomes a forest for the 35th annual Christmas tree lot.It's been a tradition. For more than 35 years the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA has operated a Christmas tree lot, with net proceeds going toward youth programs at the Y. The tradition continues again this year, when the tree lot opened on Saturday. "Our goal each year is more trees. We sell over a thousand trees, mainly to local residents, but including a few businesses. The money that's raised from the tree sales goes solely to support our teen programs, which focus on activities for pre-teens and teens.
FEATURES
January 19, 2006
Las Caritas, an auxiliary of Assistance League of Glendale, has adopted Project Achieve as a new philanthropic project. Members of Las Caritas are known as "professional women caring for others." The vote to adopt project achieve was unanimous. Members of Las Caritas are from La Cañada Flintridge in addition to Glendale, La Crescenta, Pasadena, Burbank, Long Beach, San Dimas, Santa Clarita and Los Angeles. Project Achieve is a homeless shelter facility located at 437 Fernando Court in Glendale that provides support and shelter for about 40 individuals and families.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2005
by Charly Shelton "'Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seem as, in a place that perhaps you've seen in your dreams. For the story that you are about to be told began with the holiday worlds of old." The Nightmare Before Christmas, as the movie is named, is loved by many, and has enormous fame. It's the tale of a skeleton, Jack Skellington, in fact in his world inhabited by monsters and bats. Jack is the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, but the pedantry of his holiday has got him down.
NEWS
By Joe Puglia | December 13, 2007
The other evening I was driving with my girls trying to find a radio station that wasn’t playing Christmas music. The girls were all over me like a cheap suit. “Daddy, we want to hear Christmas songs!” Since I didn’t want a riot in the backseat in the middle of a traffic jam on the 405, in the rain, I relented. If I heard Brenda Lee singing “Rocking around the Christmas Tree” one more time, I’d throw myself out the window. I swear, I would have done it!
ENTERTAINMENT
By Charly Shelton | October 19, 2006
This weekend there are many options open to anyone looking for a good way to spend some time. Last week saw the opening of "Man of the Year" and this Friday "The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D" opens to a limited release. First, "Man of the Year," starring Robin Williams as Tom Dobbs, a political comedian who has a news show much like "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." During the taping of a show an audience member suggests that Dobbs run for president. After numerous e-mails supporting his presidential run, Dobbs takes the suggestion to heart and announces his candidacy.
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By Jane Napier Neely | December 22, 2010
I've so enjoyed the rainy, gray days of the past week because it has been a perfect time to enjoy my Christmas tree, a cozy fire in the fireplace, the soft glow of candles and remembering Christmas celebrations of long ago. This time of year will always be full of wonderment for me. The baby doll that was given to me as a child has secured her diva-like position under the tree. I know it sounds strange, but she has never had a name — she is just "Baby. " Over the many years that she has been mine, she has made several trips to the doll hospital.
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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
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 26, 2012
Poof, in a blink of an eye Santa and his magical day has evaporated. Of course the toys that he brought will be played with each day throughout the year. The little children in my family were bedazzled as they placed the cookies they had baked from their great-grandmother's recipe on little plates for Santa. They also left food for the reindeer on Christmas Eve. They could hardly go to sleep, they were so excited. Of course they were awake at the crack of dawn wanting to storm the Christmas tree to see what presents the jolly old man had left for them.
NEWS
December 5, 2012
The scent, spirit and foliage of the holidays came early to the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA this year, with the Nov. 30 opening of the Y's Christmas tree lot. Proceeds from the sales of trees and lawn ornaments will benefit the Y's Youth and Government program as well as other services for youth. Teens are helping out at the lot after school and workers report that sales have been brisk, even though Christmas is still a few weeks away. The YMCA's Craig Strazzeri said the region is home to a few Clark Griswold types, referring to the Chevy Chase character from “Christmas Vacation” who is eager to lash a too-large tree on top of a too-small car and then stuff it into his living room.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jane Napier Neely | December 22, 2010
I've so enjoyed the rainy, gray days of the past week because it has been a perfect time to enjoy my Christmas tree, a cozy fire in the fireplace, the soft glow of candles and remembering Christmas celebrations of long ago. This time of year will always be full of wonderment for me. The baby doll that was given to me as a child has secured her diva-like position under the tree. I know it sounds strange, but she has never had a name — she is just "Baby. " Over the many years that she has been mine, she has made several trips to the doll hospital.
FEATURES
By Jane Napier Neely | December 17, 2009
The countdown has begun — there’s only one more week until Santa starts making his rounds. And for a lot of the young set in town that week seems like an eternity. My Christmas tree is so full of ornaments there is not room for even one more. I have been enjoying the colored lights each day. Just like my contact lenses, the tree’s string of lights is the first thing that goes on in the morning and the last to go off at night. You would think after these many holiday seasons that I’ve experienced in my life I would be jaded by now. Christmas has always been magic for me and it will always be so. Kicking off the holiday party parade was the recent Hillsides Guild annual dinner held at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | December 18, 2008
The last City Council meeting of the year was perhaps the shortest meeting of the year, lasting only about 30 minutes. The next council meeting is scheduled for Jan. 20. Monday night’s meeting consisted primarily of a unanimous vote to move forward the consent calendar, a request from Chamber of Commerce President and CEO for residents to shop locally for holiday gifts and other purchases — that request was echoed by Mayor Steve Del...
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | December 4, 2008
It’s time once again to select that special piece of forestry to augment the holiday atmosphere in your home. The YMCA’s annual Christmas tree lot opens tomorrow with a wide selection of greenery to herald the magic of the holidays and also help area youth finance a learning adventure. The Crescenta-Cañada YMCA works together with the Verdugo Hills YMCA on the annual fund-raiser. Each year, about 130 YMCA youths involved in Youth in Government and Model United Nations help to sell trees at the lot to finance the teens’ fees for the coming year’s educational activities.
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