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June 30, 2005
The Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. in Pasadena, will celebrate the Fourth of July with  a tropical Hawaiian luau. The holiday celebration, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will include a buffet, live entertainment and contests. The Hawaiian buffet, catered by Burger Continental, will be served from noon to 1 p.m. The buffet will feature barbeque ribs and chicken, fresh fruits, vegetables and more. Luau entertainment will be provided by the Gypsy Ensemble who will perform authentic Hawaiian dances.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2004
When the L.A. County Fair opens Sept. 10, A Tapestry of Tradition, the popular creative home arts exhibit, will present participants and visitors with more opportunities and a larger location to partake in all the wonderful contests and demonstrations the department has been known for the past 82 years. The exhibit, presented by the Gas Company, will welcome fairguests to its new home in The Village on Broadway under the grandstand during the 17 days of the fair through Sept. 26. Formerly home to Education Expo, the Village on Broadway offers more space for entry displays for the numerous contests, larger demonstrations from companies like Lawry's and more presentation space for the fourth annual fairtime quilt show.
NEWS
March 8, 2007
The La Cañada Junior Baseball and Softball Association will swing into their 2007 season this Sunday, March 11 with Opening Day at La Cañada High School. More than 1,000 boys and girls from age 5 to 13 will flood the field in uniform to take part in the Opening Day celebration. These local children will celebrate from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a variety of activities including team photos, a home run derby, golden arm contests and an In-N-Out truck to serve the youngsters lunch.
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October 19, 2011
La Cañada Elementary School's 24th annual Halloween Haunt fundraiser will take place this Saturday. This year's Halloween-themed carnival and silent auction will take place on the school playground from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will find multiple game booths, a rock-climbing wall and a giant slide. Food and special treats will be sold, and there will be a silent auction in which adults can bid on some great items, including a lunch date with David Henrie (famous for his role as Justin from “Wizards of Waverly Place”)
SPORTS
March 9, 2006
The 2006 La Cañada Junior Baseball Softball Association season will begin this Sunday for 1,000 local boys and girls who will come together at the La Cañada High baseball fields to celebrate "Opening Day" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Keebnan Cheung will coordinate the home run derby contests for the boys in all divisions throughout the day and one team from each division will win Domino's pizza fro their team. Andy Dick will coordinate Golden Arm contests, for the boys in all divisions and one team from each division will win Juice It Up drinks for their team.
SPORTS
November 12, 2009
Pro skater and X-Games gold medalist Ryan Sheckler will be at Sport Chalet this Sunday to make a personal appearance, greeting fans, signing things and promoting Ryan Sheckler?s Lip Balmer. (He won?t be skating, though, according to a representative with Alison Brod Public Relations). In 2003, Sheckler became the youngest gold medalist in X Games history when he won the gold medal in the street discipline. He has since won numerous medals at different contests. Sheckler more recently won a gold medal in street skating at the 2008 X-Games.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2006
The 45th annual Lions Club Watermelon Festival Aug. 11 to 13 in Sunland Park, 8651 Foothill Blvd. Festival hours are 4 to 10 p.m.; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, and ice cold watermelon will be given away all three days. Enjoy carnival rides, game booths, a petting zoo and free live entertainment on the Melon Patch Stage. Shop in the Festival Marketplace and eat your fill in the International Food Court. Enter the contests ? how fast can you eat a slice of watermelon?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary O’Keefe | October 4, 2007
It is time to dust off your lederhosen and listen to your favorite oompapa band. Yes, it is Oktoberfest in Montrose. The celebration begins Saturday at noonand ends at 11 p.m. with an estimated 20,000 visitors expected along Honolulu Avenue. This traditional event will offer all those things that Oktoberfest attendees have come to expect: bratwurst, sauerkraut and beer as well as contests, variety shows, bingo and much more. For 30 years the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce has presented Oktoberfest.
SPORTS
April 20, 2006
The second time wasn't the charm for the La Cañada varsity baseball team against Temple City. The Spartans bashed the Rams, 11-2, three weeks ago, but in their next meeting on April 12, Temple City returned the favor. The Rams busted up La Cañada, 8-2, to drop them 4-3 overall and 2-2 in league. The Spartans played Monrovia there on Tuesday in league, but no results were available at press time. La Cañada will travel to Pasadena Blair today (Thursday), will host Temple City next Tuesday and South Pasadena next Thursday in 3:30 p.m. league contests.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 27, 2014
Relatively unknown, Kyle Leufroy showed up on the doorstep of the St. Francis High gymnasium seeking an opportunity. Leufroy transferred to St. Francis in 2012 from La Salle High in Pasadena with an eye on earning a spot on the up-and-coming St. Francis basketball team that had made some lengthy strides and appeared on the brink of being a player for a CIF Southern Section postseason berth. With just a year of junior varsity experience to Leufroy's credit, he knew he needed to reinvent himself in order to compete on the varsity stage.
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By Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com | March 19, 2014
In the interest of gender equality, 10 male students at La Cañada High School vied for the title of “Mr. La Cañada” Friday night during a first-ever male beauty pageant hosted by the school's Associated Student Body. Competitors participated in a Q&A portion, a dance number, talent competition and a swimsuit competition, according to ASB adviser Bill Lively. “I told them there have to be tops, and no Speedos,” Lively said in an earlier interview. PHOTOS: First 'Mr. La Cañada' pageant held Admission was free this year, although members of the LCHS Bridge program, a peer counseling group, solicited donations for a Monday head-shaving event to raise money for pediatric cancer research through the nonprofit St. Baldrick's Foundation.
NEWS
March 17, 2014
The Foothill Municipal Water District is calling for students' entries for its Third Annual K-12 "Water is Life" Student Art Contest. This fun, educational project is designed to inspire student creativity while engaging young people in the tenants of environmental stewardship and conservation. The contest is open to all students attending a K-12 school located within the service area of a member water agency served by the local water district. Artwork from students outside the Foothill service area will not be accepted.
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By Michael Bruer | February 13, 2014
A local sous chef who competed on the Food Network's weekly competition, "Chopped," participated in a question-and-answer session Sunday night after patrons of his workplace, the Flintridge Proper , watched the program on a TV there. Though he placed second in the competition, Eli Irland said he gained some valuable knowledge and a fellow food expert in his kitchen, along the way. Originally hailing from Wayne, Maine, Irland learned his cooking skills initially at Paragon, an elite culinary school in Colorado Springs, Colo.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | January 31, 2014
PASADENA - As if momentum and the scoreboard weren't enough of an obstacle for the Flintridge Prep boys' soccer team Friday afternoon, then a holey goal certainly sent the Rebels' prospects spiraling. Even so, visiting Flintridge Prep rallied for two second-half goals and came up just short of a monumental comeback versus Pasadena Poly, falling, 3-2, at Babcock Field in a meeting of the league's last two undefeated squads. PHOTOS: Despite second-half comeback, Flintridge Prep falls to Poly The setback dropped Flintridge Prep's record to 11-4-2 overall and 3-1-2 in league, while Poly improved to 8-3-4, 1-0-3.
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
November 27, 2013
Nina Lidar, 10-year-old La Cañada resident, first place in the annual Valley Sun Thanksgiving Art Contest with her work executed in colored markers that judges deemed best captured the essence of the overall theme, “Thanksgiving in the United States.” Nina is a student in Mr. Hajek's fifth-grade class at Paradise Canyon Elementary School. Her entry was one of 162 hand-drawn and colored works received by the paper, which saw participation not only from her school, but also from La Cañada and Palm Crest elementary schools.
NEWS
November 20, 2013
The La Cañada High School Chamber Singers group is among three finalists in classical public radio station KUSC's Local Vocals contest and is looking for support from area residents. Online voting is taking place at the station's website through Dec. 2; the winning choral group will be named Dec. 3 and will be featured on the national broadcast of the radio program “From the Top” on Jan. 18. To cast a vote for the LCHS Chamber Singers, visit www.kusc.org/localvocals . -- Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com ALSO: Erin Ann Doherty Flintridge Prep cross-country leads way at CIF prelims Pasadena teens arrested on suspicion of burglary in La Cañada
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | November 7, 2013
From one giant to another in the CIF Southern Section Western Division. After the St. Francis High football team saw its bid to capture the Mission League championship likely fall by the wayside Friday with a 35-21 league road loss against top-ranked Gardena Serra, the Golden Knights must now contend with another formidable foe in Chaminade. The teams will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at Chaminade. The Golden Knights have already clinched a playoff berth, as the top three teams from the league automatically qualify for the playoffs.
NEWS
November 5, 2013
After finishing second in the competitive Rio Hondo League, the members of the La Cañada High girls' tennis team learned Monday who they will face in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs. It didn't come as a surprise to La Cañada Coach Will Moravec that the Spartans received a tough first-round matchup. "That's the way it is," said Moravec, whose team will travel to face Rowland at 2 p.m. Wednesday. "If you are not seeded in the top eight in the drawing, then you know anything can happen in terms of playing a team that won a league championship.
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