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By Ruth Longoria | May 8, 2008
It?s almost a case of a local guy makes good. If you take out of the equation the part where he?s already been an established television comedy writer for such shows as Saturday Night Live, Talk Soup and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. And, though he has lived in Montrose and the Crescenta Valley for the past 12 years, he grew up next to the cornfields and dairy farms of western Massachusetts. But, La Cañada and the Crescenta Valley are still ready to claim this talented 38-year-old who took his locally spawned comic strip to new heights this week.
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By Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com | March 13, 2013
Leapin' Lizards! The sixth-grade class from Palm Crest Elementary School will stage the musical "Annie Jr. " at 7 o'clock Thursday night at Lanterman Auditorium, 4491 Cornishon Ave. PHOTOS: Palm Crest Elementary students perform Annie Based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” this one-act show, written by Thomas Meehan, is rated for audiences of all ages. The music is by Charles Strouse and the lyrics by Martin Charnin. The lead character, Annie, escapes an orphanage and finds a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks and his personal secretary, Grace Farrell.
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By Dylan Campbell | December 7, 2006
TV comedy writer and area resident Jeff Corriveau has turned to print media. This week, he's making his debut in the Valley Sun with his comic strip, "Deflocked." "Ever since I was a kid, I'd always liked comic strips," said Corriveau. The strip chronicles the adventures and mishaps of four outcasts: Mamet, Cobb, Rupert, and Tucker. Every week, readers will see just what happens when you mix up a cynical sheep, two dogs, and an 8-year old boy as they all tackle the absurdities of daily life.
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January 25, 2007
Black Duck By Janet Taylor Lisle Philomel Sleuth / Hard cover / $15.99 Ages 11 and up The 1920s was when Chicago became famous for its gangsters and flappers. Since the Prohibition Acts prohibited the legal sale of alcohol, there was also the dangerous business of rumrunning. Ruben Hart was 14 years when he found himself suddenly caught up in the perilous business. Now an old man, he retells the story of his dodgy career to an aspiring high school freshman journalist.
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By Chris Sutton | March 24, 2005
Everyone loves cartoons and they are everywhere in La Cañada Elementary School's third annual art museum exhibit. Colorful cartoons from the newspaper line the entry way before entering the individual grades' exhibits, depicting the students' group projects inspired by six artists who were influenced by cartoons. Different mediums were also used by the students, including paintings, drawings, collages and even Shrinky Dinks, as well as silk screening. "It is so gratifying to make art accessible to kids.
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August 5, 2004
The Armory Center for the Arts, located at 145 N. Raymond Ave., is playing host, through August 15, to the newly curated show, "Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation." The exhibit features the like of various artists, such as Layla Ali, Enrique Chagoya, Marcel Dzama, Inka Essenhigh, Barry McGee, Yoshitomo Nara and Zak Smith, and imagery that allow the viewer to feel more adult feelings. "Their [cartoons] lowbrow status has allowed them to thrive outside of the critical, aesthetic and commercial criteria of the art world," the Armory Web site states, yet some of the cartoons subject matter has been politically and socially charged, thus the need to recognize its importance in our society.
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By Carol Cormaci | October 15, 2009
There’s a lot of activity around town this month, and I’m not just speaking of the sand-bagging chores that have been frantically taking place to keep slippery slopes of the Angeles National Forest out of our backyards and homes. Thankfully, this week’s rainfall did not cause a lot of damage in our town — and it’s good we’re prepared for the next round from Mother Nature. We’re also busy with social events. Warmest congratulations to PTA leader Sharon Otsuka, who was honored with the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation’s Spirit of Outstanding Service Award.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2008
BOOK READING Story Time — Feb. 1, at 3:30 p.m . to 4:30 p.m . La Cañada Books and Toys will be hosting a special story time. Jim Stratton, La Cañada Unified School District superintendent, and Laura Olhasso, LCF councilmember, will be reading from their favorite children’s books. La Cañada Books and Toys, 653 A Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. For information call (818) 790-1250. CLASSES Floral Water Color — Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 4 to March 17 . Learn how to preserve all the beauty winter has to offer in watercolor art in a six-week course at Descanso Gardens.
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By Ruth Longoria | May 8, 2008
It?s almost a case of a local guy makes good. If you take out of the equation the part where he?s already been an established television comedy writer for such shows as Saturday Night Live, Talk Soup and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. And, though he has lived in Montrose and the Crescenta Valley for the past 12 years, he grew up next to the cornfields and dairy farms of western Massachusetts. But, La Cañada and the Crescenta Valley are still ready to claim this talented 38-year-old who took his locally spawned comic strip to new heights this week.
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