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May 31, 2007
One week off its usual pace the Greater Los Angeles Soap Box Derby will take place this Saturday, June 2, on the 'Michigan Hill' (along the easternmost portion of Foothill Boulevard) in La Cañada. The annual event was previously staged during the long Memorial Day weekend, but this year was moved to June to accommodate commencement exercises for the Class of 2007 at St. Francis High School, which is adjacent to the hill. The Derby will be staged from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's the only day of the year when drivers ?
FEATURES
May 17, 2007
Youngsters between 8 and 17 who are interested in participating in the Eighth Annual Greater Los Angeles Soap Box Derby are urged to attend the final free car building clinics on May 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the rear of the La Cañada Sport Chalet on Foothill Blvd. Help in building the cars will be available from expert Kiwanian and California Family Soap Box Derby Association volunteers, who will also answer any questions. Car kits are available from Kiwanian Jack Dawson (818) 790-6592.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2010
Ten Years Ago The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada presented the first Los Angeles Foothills Soap Box Derby on the "Michigan Hill," the steep slope at the eastern end of Foothill Boulevard next to St. Francis High School. The hill earned its name from the fact that Foothill Boulevard was originally called Michigan Avenue. Ed Moulton was derby director. Twenty Years Ago A cast of 46 La Cañada High School students was announced for "Fiddler on the Roof," to be performed in the school auditorium in June 1990.
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.
FEATURES
January 29, 2009
Citywide food, supply drive La Cañada Elementary Junior Girl Scout Troop 8901 coordinated a citywide food and supply drive to support the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House. There were so many donations the Ronald McDonald food storage facility was packed The girls would like to send out a huge ?thank you? to the residents of La Cañada for all their generous support. ? 10 Commandments Hike is Jan. 31 The ?10 Commandments Hike? from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 31 is a symbolic event to help enrich Scouts in understanding the importance of reverence, honor to God and respect for the belief of others.
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall | June 9, 2010
A 10-year fixture of La Cañada came to an end last year due to a lack of community involvement. The annual Greater Los Angeles Soap Box Derby, put on by the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, will not be rolling through the city in the foreseeable future, organizers said. May 30, 2009, marked the 10th, and last, year of the event. "It wasn't something La Cañada got behind and supported," said Mary Grant, a member of the La Cañada Kiwanis Club, which hosted the event. Racers were limited to boys and girls between age 8 and 17. Originally, the event appealed to a niche crowd and drew 40 to 50 racers.
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NEWS
May 14, 2009
La Cañada?s famed ?Michigan Hill,? the long, sloping easternmost section of Foothill Boulevard, will again be the venue when the annual Greater Los Angeles Soap Box Derby returns to town on Saturday, May 30. Hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is the only day of the year where unlicensed drivers can speed down Michigan Hill, exceeding the speed limit with no worries about law enforcement stopping them. The race is a ?licensed local? race sanctioned by the All American Soap Box Derby of Akron, Ohio.
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By Timithie Gould | May 10, 2007
When Sierra Prescott got her first professional 35mm film camera in the summer of 2004, she had to pretend to know what all the functions did and how the settings worked so her mother would believe it was a worthwhile $1000 purchase. She took the camera with her on a trip to Hawaii with a friend's family, promising to take numerous family shots and portraits on the scenic beaches. But instead of tropical colors and smiling faces, her film revealed nothing but blank white space when it was developed upon her return back home to La Cañada.
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By Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com | April 17, 2014
On your marks, get set - roll! That was the call Saturday afternoon at La Cañada's Petco, where local hamster lovers raced their pets in the store's 2014 Hamster Ball Derby. Tiny rodents competed from inside clear plastic balls arranged on rows of plastic tracks. A checkered finish line marked the goal. The first to make it down the track won his or her bracket, plus a few edamame beans for a treat, before moving onto the next round. Although nine hamsters were registered, only a few owners mustered the courage to show.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | March 21, 2013
The annual Pinewood Derby Race sped through the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA on March 9. More than 100 elementary-aged children raced toy cars as parents and friends cheered from the sidelines. The event was part of the Y-Tribes program, designed for fathers and children in kindergarten through fourth grade. -- Follow Tiffany Kelly on Google+ and on Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly .
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall | June 9, 2010
A 10-year fixture of La Cañada came to an end last year due to a lack of community involvement. The annual Greater Los Angeles Soap Box Derby, put on by the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, will not be rolling through the city in the foreseeable future, organizers said. May 30, 2009, marked the 10th, and last, year of the event. "It wasn't something La Cañada got behind and supported," said Mary Grant, a member of the La Cañada Kiwanis Club, which hosted the event. Racers were limited to boys and girls between age 8 and 17. Originally, the event appealed to a niche crowd and drew 40 to 50 racers.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2010
Ten Years Ago The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada presented the first Los Angeles Foothills Soap Box Derby on the "Michigan Hill," the steep slope at the eastern end of Foothill Boulevard next to St. Francis High School. The hill earned its name from the fact that Foothill Boulevard was originally called Michigan Avenue. Ed Moulton was derby director. Twenty Years Ago A cast of 46 La Cañada High School students was announced for "Fiddler on the Roof," to be performed in the school auditorium in June 1990.
FEATURES
May 13, 2010
After weeks of working hard on their derby car entries, it was off to the races Sunday for the students at Hogg’s Hollow Preschool & Kindergarten in La Cañada, where they participated in the school’s annual Derby Race and Pancake Breakfast. Students and their families gathered bright and early to cheer on their cars and check out the competing entries. Cars raced in five divisions, starting with a division for the youngest entrants, and concluding with the adult division.
SPORTS
By Seth Amitin | May 28, 2009
Soap box racers will test the limits of their cars in the Annual Greater Los Angeles All-American Soap Box Derby races this Saturday at 10 a.m. on Michigan Hill. The VIP races will feature local officials, such as Mayor Laura Olhasso, La Cañadans of the Year Meredith and Tom Reynolds and La Cañada Community Center President-elect Joel Smith. ?Challenge races? will also be available for children, and final sign-ups and car inspections for that will be at St. Francis in the parking garage at 5 p.m. Entry fee is $45. ?
NEWS
May 21, 2009
Join the community on Saturday, May 30, to observe civic leaders compete in the Soap Box Derby Races in La Cañada. Each year, as part of the Annual Greater Los Angeles All American Soap Box Derby, VIP races are scheduled. Participants are given engraved plaques suitable for display. This year there are three VIP races scheduled: Mayor Laura Olhasso will race La Cañadan of the Year Meredith Reynolds, La Cañada Community Center President-elect Joel Smith will race the other La Cañadan of the Year, Tom Reynolds.
FEATURES
January 29, 2009
Citywide food, supply drive La Cañada Elementary Junior Girl Scout Troop 8901 coordinated a citywide food and supply drive to support the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House. There were so many donations the Ronald McDonald food storage facility was packed The girls would like to send out a huge ?thank you? to the residents of La Cañada for all their generous support. ? 10 Commandments Hike is Jan. 31 The ?10 Commandments Hike? from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 31 is a symbolic event to help enrich Scouts in understanding the importance of reverence, honor to God and respect for the belief of others.
NEWS
By Nicholas Louie | June 19, 2008
The first race of the Ninth Annual Greater Los Angeles Soap Box Derby didn’t begin until 10 a.m., but volunteers had been setting up long before then, the bulk of setup occurring since 7 that morning. Different local groups volunteered a hand to pull the derby together. The Flintridge Prep Key Club arrived early to sell morning pastries and coffee. Boy Scout Troop 502 kept lanes clear by towing cars in after they crossed the finish line. And the St. Francis High School football team loaded and unloaded cars onto a trailer that ferried cars up and down the hill.
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