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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | July 17, 2013
This article has been corrected. See details below. Shortly after sunset last Friday, local Muslims laid down colorful prayer rugs underneath a basketball hoop at the back patio of the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge and huddled together for the evening prayer. Inside the adjacent room, religious leaders from multiple faiths stood and watched. PHOTOS: Islamic Congregation of La Cañada Flintridge celebrates Ramadan It was a quiet moment in a jubilant Ramadan celebration that attracted about 150 people.
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By Jason Wells, Veronica Rocha and Tiffany Kelly | July 10, 2013
Firefighters from L.A. County Fire Dept. stations in La Cañada Flintridge were among those from the Southland attending a memorial service Tuesday in Prescott, Ariz. to honor 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died June 30 battling a wind-driven wildfire. They were among roughly 300 L.A. County firefighters in Prescott for the service, including members from both stations in La Cañada Flintridge, where city officials last week recognized the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew for assisting with the massive Station fire in 2009.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | July 10, 2013
Although it was once a center exclusive to card-carrying members, the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA hopes to become a place where residents can simply stop and take a break. One recent development leading the transformation is the Community Café, which opened in April. The kitchen offers coffee and healthy breakfast items like an egg white panini. Sandwiches, salads and smoothies are offered throughout the day. Tyler Wright, the president and chief executive officer of the YMCA of the Foothills, said a woman who was not a member recently approached him and asked him if she could buy something at the café.
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July 9, 2013
Ten Years Ago A 2-year-old La Cañada girl was recovering after having been bitten by a rattlesnake in her backyard on a July day in 2003. Twenty Years Ago Thirty-two items including four handguns and several pieces of jewelry, carrying a total estimated value of $31,000, were stolen during the burglary of a Flintridge home. Thirty Years Ago The Horseless Carriage Club of Southern California and the Descanso Gardens Guild joined forces to present Concours Descanso.
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July 5, 2013
Members of the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada were treated to a slideshow of historic Hollywood photos last month. Author Bruce Torrence showed images from his 1979 book, "Hollywood: The first 100 years" at a Kiwanis Club meeting at Descanso Gardens. Torrence was joined by his wife and grandson. Torrence began collecting photographs of Hollywood in the early 1970s and has since collected over 12,000 photographs. -- Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly .
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July 5, 2013
Ten Years Ago Parents and Children's Nursery School on Indianola Way announced the arrival of its new director, Marji Golden. Twenty Years Ago The 1993 Music on the Green summer concert series at Descanso Gardens started off on July 4 of that year with two half-hour shows performed by the 60-member Verdugo Hills Chapter of Sweet Adelines, a women's barbershop harmony group. Director was Carolyn Butler. Thirty Years Ago La Cañada Flintridge resident Patricia D. Phillips was named president-elect of the 17,000-member Los Angeles County Bar Assn., the first woman to hold that post.
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By Jane Napier Neely | June 26, 2013
As of last week, summer is officially here. Get ready for the temps to rise. In fact we might be hitting the 100-plus mark sooner than I would like, I can assure you. This past weekend we experienced the biggest and brightest moon of the year. It was called "The Super Moon" or "Mega Moon. " As advertised, it was big, bright and beautiful. Benefits and symphonies seem to be ruling the season. Outdoor concerts are blooming like magnolia flowers with music venues at Descanso Gardens, La Cañada's Memorial Park, Levitt Pavilion, Caltech's Beckman Mall in Pasadena and in Arcadia, at Los Angeles Arboretum and Santa Anita Race Track.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | May 29, 2013
After a ceremony honoring veterans in La Cañada Flintridge on Monday, Ron Dietel reflected on those he has lost. His mother, father and uncle all served in World War II. His uncle died during the war and his parents have since passed away. Dietel, himself an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1974-83, sees Memorial Day as a somber holiday. PHOTOS: Fiesta Days fireworks at Memorial Park   "It means a lot to me," said the 61-year-old. "It's wonderful to see the community spirit that comes together for Memorial Day. " In the shade under the gazebo in Memorial Park, Dietel, a former member of the La Cañada school board, joined other local veterans who were honored for their service along with fallen soldiers.
COMMUNITY
May 23, 2013
Hosts La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Assn. stick with tradition for Fiesta Days' main lineup each year. EVENTS: Casino Night at the Community Center - Friday, May 24, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The event kicks off Fiesta Days in La Cañada. Cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door and includes appetizers, dessert, one drink and playing chips. Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive. For information, call (818) 790-4353.
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May 17, 2013
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will announce the winners of an annual student art competition this Sunday at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. The entry that wins first place will hang in the U.S. Capitol, the second-place entry will hang in Schiff's Washington, D.C. office and the art piece that wins third place will hang in the congressman's Burbank office. The congressman will also name a 'People's Choice' winner, to be displayed in Washington. All pieces will be on display for one year.
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