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July 14, 2005
The La Cañada Flintridge Country Club will be the site of the first Manny Mota International Foundation's "Field of Dreams" Charity Golf Tournament on Aug. 8. In addition, a sports memorabilia auction and dinner will be held in conjunction with the tournament with the proceeds from both events benefitting the MMIF's humanitarian programs in the U.S. and the Dominican Republic. Tournament registration and the sports memorabilia auction will both begin at 10:30 a.m. The auction will continue with the dinner which will start at 6 p.m. For non-golfers, tennis and swimming will be available at the club.
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May 6, 2004
The students of St. Bede School have completed three projects this year to help the less fortunate. During Lent, the students collected funds in order to provide the Easter meal for 12 families housed at the Good Shepherd Center. These families are victims of domestic violence and commit themselves to a program of six to 18 months with emphasis upon rebuilding family unity and preparing each mother to resume an independent life style with job skills to support her family. The Good Shepherd sisters have been working with the underprivileged for the last 100 years in Los Angeles.
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December 28, 2006
In 2006, La Crescenta Presbyterian Church has made a quantum leap in its involvement in mission projects. "Approximately 31 percent of the funds raised for our church in 2006 went directly to missions this year," said Pastor Andy Wilson. "In addition to our budget-appropriated missions, our members and friends have added $86,600 in off-budget mission support for a grand total of $188,000 in givings this year." That represents a 30 percent increase from 2005 and a 66 percent increase from 2001.
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August 23, 2007
La Crescenta Presbyterian Church will be presenting the Dominican Republic merengue band Maranatha on Saturday at 7: 30 p.m. Maranatha, a nine piece band featuring lively percussion and brass instruments, is currently touring the United States on their 2007 benefit tour. Admission is free, but a free will offering will be taken to benefit a new hospital in La Romana in the Dominican Republic that serves people in a poor section of the city. Funds raised will also go to help provide medical care to the Haitian migrant workers who live in small villages in the sugar cane fields with no running water or electricity.
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July 21, 2005
Guest Column by DAVID DREIER This summer, Congress has a historic opportunity to advance democracy, secure the United States against burgeoning threats, and help American families. It won't require deploying troops or establishing government-sponsored jobs programs. One simple vote in Congress will help us achieve these goals: a vote to enact the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA). After decades of civil war, coups, and Communist insurgencies, democratically-elected leaders are governing the Dominican Republic and Central American countries, and these leaders are united in their support of DR-CAFTA.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | January 12, 2011
On Christmas Day, Zachary Wetzel walked 20 miles through the mountains and jungles of Paraguay to a hotel that could receive phone calls from the United States. He made the journey to receive a call from his parents in La Cañada. Wetzel is one of 28 Mormon missionaries from La Cañada serving around the world, the most ever at one time, according to Jay Johnson, a father of another student serving as a Mormon missionary. The missionaries only have two chances each year to take calls from their families — on Christmas and on Mother's Day. "When you only get two chances a year to speak with your family, it's worth it," Mick Wetzel, Zachary's father, said of his son's trek.
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March 2, 2006
It happens a lot. Travelers check in to a hotel, receive a nominal savings on their stay as part of the property's frequent guest program and proceed to a room. But before they do, they notice that the person next to them at the front desk is not only getting a better rate, they are getting upgraded to the concierge level ? plus free breakfast every day. What's the secret? According to Joe McClure, president, Montrose Travel, this savvy traveler probably uses a travel agent who knows how to reward customers with perks and VIP treatment -- value-added features that aren't usually available through any other means.
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By Carolyn Neuhausen, Special to the Valley Sun | August 3, 2011
The La Cañada Thursday Club on Sunday screened “In 500 Words or Less,” an award-winning documentary on the college application process, to a packed room of parents and high school juniors and seniors. Applying to college is a rite of passage for many, and the club invited a panel of high school counselors, an admission officer from the University of Southern California and recent high school graduates to speak about the college application and admission process. The film followed four high school seniors as they struggled to fill out college applications, study for SATs, and most importantly, write personal essays in which they would share who they were, usually in 500 words or less.
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August 23, 2007
La Crescenta Presbyterian Church will be presenting the Dominican Republic merengue band Maranatha on Saturday at 7: 30 p.m. Maranatha, a nine piece band featuring lively percussion and brass instruments, is currently touring the United States on their 2007 benefit tour. Admission is free, but a free will offering will be taken to benefit a new hospital in La Romana in the Dominican Republic that serves people in a poor section of the city. Funds raised will also go to help provide medical care to the Haitian migrant workers who live in small villages in the sugar cane fields with no running water or electricity.
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December 28, 2006
In 2006, La Crescenta Presbyterian Church has made a quantum leap in its involvement in mission projects. "Approximately 31 percent of the funds raised for our church in 2006 went directly to missions this year," said Pastor Andy Wilson. "In addition to our budget-appropriated missions, our members and friends have added $86,600 in off-budget mission support for a grand total of $188,000 in givings this year." That represents a 30 percent increase from 2005 and a 66 percent increase from 2001.
SPORTS
July 14, 2005
The La Cañada Flintridge Country Club will be the site of the first Manny Mota International Foundation's "Field of Dreams" Charity Golf Tournament on Aug. 8. In addition, a sports memorabilia auction and dinner will be held in conjunction with the tournament with the proceeds from both events benefitting the MMIF's humanitarian programs in the U.S. and the Dominican Republic. Tournament registration and the sports memorabilia auction will both begin at 10:30 a.m. The auction will continue with the dinner which will start at 6 p.m. For non-golfers, tennis and swimming will be available at the club.
NEWS
May 6, 2004
The students of St. Bede School have completed three projects this year to help the less fortunate. During Lent, the students collected funds in order to provide the Easter meal for 12 families housed at the Good Shepherd Center. These families are victims of domestic violence and commit themselves to a program of six to 18 months with emphasis upon rebuilding family unity and preparing each mother to resume an independent life style with job skills to support her family. The Good Shepherd sisters have been working with the underprivileged for the last 100 years in Los Angeles.
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