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November 29, 2012
Ten Years Ago Calling the Jet Propulsion Laboratory a “national treasure,” Ed Weiler, then associate administrator for NASA, announced the La Cañada Flintridge facility had received an $8-billion contract extension through 2008. Twenty Years Ago Sheriff's deputies on patrol shot and wounded a man who they said tried to run them over on Foothill Boulevard near Crown Avenue. At the time of the incident the suspect was behind the wheel of a car belonging to a La Cañada Good Samaritan who, shortly before the deputies arrived, had given the suspect a ride to get gas for the truck he'd been driving that ran out of fuel.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2006
Crescenta Valley High School Drama Department presents Woody Allen's "Don't Drink The Water" at 7 p.m. on February 23, 24 and 25 at CVHS The Under Ground Theatre, aka the Drama Room. The comedy takes place in 1961 at the height of the Cold War. A New Jersey family traveling behind the Iron Curtain take what they think are innocent photographs, throwing them into a international spy scandal. They find refuge in an American Embassy where a bungling Ambassador's son is in charge. They work on escaping with the help of a nun, who does magic tricks as a hobby, and is always under the watchful eye of the Communist police.
NEWS
September 23, 2004
In this country we have always engaged in vigorous political debate. However, to be meaningful it has to rise above the level of grade school poppycock. Last week's letter is a case in point. To write we have cut pay and benefits of service men and women, that Republicans believe Jesus hates homosexuals, or that George Bush has been convicted of cocaine use, reveals an ignorant imagination. To believe that corporations are free of regulation and secretly control the universe would be surprising news to the thousands of businesses who struggle every day with mountains of Federal and state bureaucracies, and to the tens of millions of hard working Americans who work for and own shares in the companies that produce the goods and services all of us depend on. To make foreign policy so simplistic as to argue that China, Vietnam, and Cuba should all be viewed as one suggests history and geography were missing in the educational process.
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By Charles Baggott | August 10, 2006
As my wife and I cruised eastward along the Baltic Sea, I seemed to hear nothing but surging optimism as nation after nation had eliminated Russian rule imposed after World War II. But upon reaching St. Petersburg, I ran into pessimism. The Financial Times (7/10/06) reported, "Russia was invited into the Group of Eight nine years ago in order to cement it into the West. Russia's G-8 presiding this year has tended to show how distant its relations are with the West. This evolution now partly stems from Russian reaction to the standoffishness of the West, although how institutions such as NATO and the European Union could absorb the world's largest territory is not clear.
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June 5, 2008
A colleague stepped inside my office a few months back, slightly closed the door behind her and said to me with an impish grin, “I’ve just been wondering: at exactly what point did the passengers on the Titanic realize it was a good time to jump off the ship and try to save themselves?” It was gallows humor brought on by the state of affairs in our industry, but I could see a glint of worry in her eyes. No doubt that worry was reflected in mine, because, as you may have heard, times are tough in the newspaper business.
NEWS
June 19, 2008
The USS Scorpion was a United States Navy nuclear submarine. The Scorpion would deploy for months at a time, often with radio silence. The crew?s families would be updated from time to time, but there was no communication for the families. One crew member was John Charles Sweet of La Cañada. John Sweet was 25 years old, a graduate of La Cañada Elementary School, John Muir High School and the United States Naval Academy. He was a bright, young Navy lieutenant. On May 21, 1968, the Scorpion radioed her position.
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By Joe Puglia | February 15, 2007
I was sitting with the family around the kitchen table trying my best to run interference on this crazy, fandangled idea about us going on a skiing trip. I'm thinking, maybe if I run the dishwasher the noise will squelch this nonsensical talk and we can then get on with our day. With ballet and Holy Communion classes, it's not like we don't have enough to do. Well, this skiing idea began to pick up momentum and even the din of the dishwasher could not quell the excitement of Sabine and Simone.
NEWS
September 8, 2005
Thoughts from Dr. Joe by Dr. Joe Puglia As I think of the devastation in New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina my thoughts quickly descend upon a book written by Laurens Vander Post, "The Heart of the Hunter."  It's a story about the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in Africa.  What's pivotal to the story is the social order adhered to by a rather primitive culture.  Inflictions, famine, pestilence and other calamities are dealt with collectively. In their social structure, one's tribe's difficulty is everyone's difficulty.
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November 29, 2012
Ten Years Ago Calling the Jet Propulsion Laboratory a “national treasure,” Ed Weiler, then associate administrator for NASA, announced the La Cañada Flintridge facility had received an $8-billion contract extension through 2008. Twenty Years Ago Sheriff's deputies on patrol shot and wounded a man who they said tried to run them over on Foothill Boulevard near Crown Avenue. At the time of the incident the suspect was behind the wheel of a car belonging to a La Cañada Good Samaritan who, shortly before the deputies arrived, had given the suspect a ride to get gas for the truck he'd been driving that ran out of fuel.
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NEWS
June 19, 2008
The USS Scorpion was a United States Navy nuclear submarine. The Scorpion would deploy for months at a time, often with radio silence. The crew?s families would be updated from time to time, but there was no communication for the families. One crew member was John Charles Sweet of La Cañada. John Sweet was 25 years old, a graduate of La Cañada Elementary School, John Muir High School and the United States Naval Academy. He was a bright, young Navy lieutenant. On May 21, 1968, the Scorpion radioed her position.
NEWS
June 5, 2008
A colleague stepped inside my office a few months back, slightly closed the door behind her and said to me with an impish grin, “I’ve just been wondering: at exactly what point did the passengers on the Titanic realize it was a good time to jump off the ship and try to save themselves?” It was gallows humor brought on by the state of affairs in our industry, but I could see a glint of worry in her eyes. No doubt that worry was reflected in mine, because, as you may have heard, times are tough in the newspaper business.
NEWS
By Joe Puglia | February 15, 2007
I was sitting with the family around the kitchen table trying my best to run interference on this crazy, fandangled idea about us going on a skiing trip. I'm thinking, maybe if I run the dishwasher the noise will squelch this nonsensical talk and we can then get on with our day. With ballet and Holy Communion classes, it's not like we don't have enough to do. Well, this skiing idea began to pick up momentum and even the din of the dishwasher could not quell the excitement of Sabine and Simone.
NEWS
By Charles Baggott | August 10, 2006
As my wife and I cruised eastward along the Baltic Sea, I seemed to hear nothing but surging optimism as nation after nation had eliminated Russian rule imposed after World War II. But upon reaching St. Petersburg, I ran into pessimism. The Financial Times (7/10/06) reported, "Russia was invited into the Group of Eight nine years ago in order to cement it into the West. Russia's G-8 presiding this year has tended to show how distant its relations are with the West. This evolution now partly stems from Russian reaction to the standoffishness of the West, although how institutions such as NATO and the European Union could absorb the world's largest territory is not clear.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2006
Crescenta Valley High School Drama Department presents Woody Allen's "Don't Drink The Water" at 7 p.m. on February 23, 24 and 25 at CVHS The Under Ground Theatre, aka the Drama Room. The comedy takes place in 1961 at the height of the Cold War. A New Jersey family traveling behind the Iron Curtain take what they think are innocent photographs, throwing them into a international spy scandal. They find refuge in an American Embassy where a bungling Ambassador's son is in charge. They work on escaping with the help of a nun, who does magic tricks as a hobby, and is always under the watchful eye of the Communist police.
NEWS
September 8, 2005
Thoughts from Dr. Joe by Dr. Joe Puglia As I think of the devastation in New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina my thoughts quickly descend upon a book written by Laurens Vander Post, "The Heart of the Hunter."  It's a story about the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in Africa.  What's pivotal to the story is the social order adhered to by a rather primitive culture.  Inflictions, famine, pestilence and other calamities are dealt with collectively. In their social structure, one's tribe's difficulty is everyone's difficulty.
NEWS
September 23, 2004
In this country we have always engaged in vigorous political debate. However, to be meaningful it has to rise above the level of grade school poppycock. Last week's letter is a case in point. To write we have cut pay and benefits of service men and women, that Republicans believe Jesus hates homosexuals, or that George Bush has been convicted of cocaine use, reveals an ignorant imagination. To believe that corporations are free of regulation and secretly control the universe would be surprising news to the thousands of businesses who struggle every day with mountains of Federal and state bureaucracies, and to the tens of millions of hard working Americans who work for and own shares in the companies that produce the goods and services all of us depend on. To make foreign policy so simplistic as to argue that China, Vietnam, and Cuba should all be viewed as one suggests history and geography were missing in the educational process.
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