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By Mary O’Keefe | February 19, 2009
Robots bang into each other as they speed across the floor. Meteor balls fly through the air as a cheering crowd stands on the sidelines, rooting for their favorite bot. It may sound like a cross between a futuristic basketball and hockey game but it was really just a friendly get together from robotic teams from La Cañada and the Crescenta Valley. For the first time three high school robotic teams, from La Cañada, Crescenta Valley and Clark Magnet high schools, gathered Feb. 13 for a night of battle bots and geek speak.
By Mary O’Keefe | January 15, 2009
We all want to fit in. We all are told that if you pay your dues, work hard and are a team player you will be rewarded. But what happens when you aren’t and your life, which appeared so well planned out, begins to falter? That would be difficult for anyone, but for a teenager it can be devastating. This is the issue facing Parker Stanhope, the key character in Tina Ferraro’s third book, “The ABC’s of Kissing Boys.” This time Ferraro, a Crescenta Valley resident, takes her readers into the world of girls’ soccer.
January 1, 2009
  Vista Place in La Cañada, a vehicle’s driver’s side window was smashed, the center console was damaged, an iPod, and a calculator were stolen in the 4400 block overnight, Saturday and Sunday. Prospect Avenue in La Crescenta, the driver’s side window of a vehicle was smashed in the 2700 block between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Sunday. Rosemont Avenue in La Crescenta, three windows were shattered on a vehicle and a resident’s bedroom window was shattered, apparently with bricks that were found at the scene; 5300 block overnight, Saturday and Sunday.
By Ruth Longoria | January 1, 2009
Academics and athleticism combine to make this week?s Valley Sun All-Star an amazing example of the achievements of the youth of this community. Harrison Thai, 13, a student at Rosemont Middle School, is this week?s All Star. He was nominated by Kim Beattie and other staff at La Cañada?s YMCA of the Foothills. ?This young man [Thai] is an outstanding swimmer and wonderful teammate,? Beattie said. Thai is the son of Charlene and Jack Thai of La Cañada. He has a sister, Emily, 16, a junior at Crescenta Valley High School.
By Ruth Longoria | December 11, 2008
What do you get when you combine more than 250 harmonic oompah-pah’s and “Jingle Bells?” The annual holiday favorite, Merry Tuba Christmas, of course. Hundreds of tuba/sousaphone and euphonium players will combine at 7 p.m., this Sunday (Dec. 14) at Glendale’s Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., for the 33rd annual local Tuba Christmas concert, which is performed by thousands of other similar brass musicians in hundreds of cities across the country, and internationally.
By Mary O’Keefe | October 23, 2008
Tis now the very witching time of night,” William Shakespeare wrote. And that time has once again come to Foothills. On Halloween night lost souls will roam Foothill streets looking for appeasement in the form of candy. And those searching for the frightening and the macabre will have their choice of two homes that have been transformed from “Leave it to Beaver” suburbia to “The Addams Family.” For sixth years Nightmare on Vista Court has terrified and entertained those strong at heart that dare to enter their door.
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