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January 28, 2010
Mountain Avenue Elementary School students, many of whom were evacuated from their homes last week, were still able to dance and sing their way through Camelot on Saturday, Jan. 23 as they staged a musical theatre production of “King Arthur’s Quest” in partnership with the Missoula Children’s Theatre Program. With only one week to rehearse the show, it was almost cancelled when authorities closed the school on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday and they had no site to practice at. Crescenta Valley High School was able to offer their cafeteria after school and with only 12 hours of rehearsal, these 60 students performed two one-hour performances on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Roosevelt Middle School to a packed audience.
By Veronica Rocha | January 7, 2010
A 49-year-old man died early Wednesday from injuries he sustained after being struck and thrown 70 feet by an SUV as he crossed a street on New Year’s Day, authorities said. Montrose resident Joo Lee, suffered from numerous broken bones and brain trauma as a result of the impact, died at about 12:49 a.m. at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, police said. “It’s sad to think that a family will be starting the new year with the death of a father,” Sgt. Tom Lorenz of the Glendale Police Dept.
December 12, 2009
Before hanging a Christmas light or placing a bulb on the tree, Crescenta Valley High School’s Prom Plus Committee invites neighbors to first visit some of the area’s most beautifully decorated houses as part of this year’s Holiday Tour of Homes. On Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests will get ideas on decorating their own home when they visit four local residences that have opened their doors for this annual event. The Collyer home at 2107 Lyans Drive in La Cañada is a grand remodel completed just over a year ago. Encompassing more than 7,500 square feet, the home features hardwood floors, open beam ceilings, multiple fireplaces and a home theater.
By Megan O'Neil | December 1, 2009
While millions of Americans rush to buy holiday gifts for their closest family and friends, several dozen local volunteers are busy working to create a memorable Christmas for complete strangers. The annual Toy and Food Drive, organized by local Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies and Crescenta Valley Station volunteers, will benefit as many as 200 foothill families, coordinator Joanne Berg said. The drive, now in its 22nd year, starts at elementary schools in La Cañada, La Crescenta, Sunland and Tujunga, where teachers are asked to identify struggling families.
By Sara Cardine | November 30, 2009
For the past four years, Jacqueline Pearce has flexed her feet at the annual Thanksgiving Run and Food Drive hosted by the Community Center of La Ca?ada Flintridge. Well, the first year didn’t technically count—she was only one and her mother, Mary, pushed her in a stroller. Now that she’s 5, she can handle the mile all on her own. “This is my fourth,” she said. “I like to run.” Jacqueline came to La Ca?ada’s Memorial Park with her parents, grandmother, Juana, and sister Madeleine, 8. The family comes every year, Juana Pearce said, to run together and do some good on Thanksgiving morning.
By Anita Susan Brenner | October 29, 2009
Tom Fry, a Flintridge Preparatory School teacher and football coach, died last week at the age of 52 following a battle with cancer. A devastating loss,it is hard to find the words. Andrew Zwerner (Prep Class of ’98) explains: “Coach Fry was one of the most influential figures in my whole life. Those who knew him could tell stories about him for days. This always sounds so generic, but he was truly one-of-a-kind.” Thomas Wirt Fry grew up in west La Cañada.
October 29, 2009
Sean Canavan Sean Canavan, born Aug. 31, 1966 in Burbank, died Oct. 20, 2009. A graduate of Crescenta Valley High School, he was the owner of Crown Gutters. A celebration of his life and gathering of friends and family will be held beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the VFW Post 1614, 2937 Honolulu Ave., La Crescenta. Sean is survived by his wife, Monique Van Beekom; daughters Deryn, 14, and Miranda, 12; father Jim Canavan, sister Shannon Truskett and brother Casey Boone Canavan; and brother-in-law Robert Truskett.
September 10, 2009
Ten Years Ago The city of La Cañada Flintridge’s first city clerk, Pat Anderson, announced her retirement after 22 years. A longtime La Cañada resident, Anderson accepted the City Hall job in 1977, shortly after the city incorporated. Twenty Years Ago An idea to include a four-plex, 800-seat movie theater in the proposed Sport Chalet complex met with opposition from local residents who said the theater would attract too many people from outside the community who would bring traffic, parking and crime problems with them.
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