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By Michael J. Arvizu | March 5, 2009
What is it like to be a homeless person? One way to find out is to go without food, with nothing but water and juice for 30 hours, and spend the night in a cardboard box. And while this may seem unfathomable to some, this is exactly what 17 students did this past weekend. Members of La Cañada United Methodist Church’s youth group, comprised of students from the La Cañada, Glendale and Pasadena school districts, began starving themselves around 12:30 Friday afternoon and then spent the night in cardboard boxes on the grounds of LCUMC.
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May 1, 2013
Twenty local youths participated in World Vision's 30-Hour Famine April 26-27, fasting throughout the period and collecting money to feed starving children. One highlight of the event was a protest against world hunger Friday night in Old Pasadena. The locals represented La Cañada United Methodist Church, Lutheran Church in the Foothills and Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church. In addition to fasting and attending the protest in Pasadena to inform passersby of the plight of impoverished children, they also spent time over the weekend collecting donations of food and money in front of the Ralphs stores in La Cañada and La Crescenta.
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June 28, 2007
The local branch of the Italian Catholic Federation at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic in La Cañada Flintridge awarded a $400 scholarship to a Santa Monica High School Jessica Gerhardt. Due to the fact that no students in the local high schools applied, the branch reached out and awarded the scholarship to Gerhardt. At high school, Gerhardt was elected Vicki Viking and was paired off with Victor Viking as the king and queen of Samoland, school mascots at the Pep Rally. Gerhardt served on the school newspaper as a staff artist.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | April 28, 2012
Skid-row-style box cities aren't common in La Cañada Flintridge, and neither is serious hunger. But this weekend, members of La Cañada Unified Methodist Church built a shantytown on Oak Grove Avenue and deprived themselves of food in an effort to put the focus on hungry children elsewhere in the world. Starting at 12:30 p.m. on Friday and ending at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, 20 youths, 14 and older, and their chaperons from the church drank only water and juice, slept outdoors in cardboard boxes on the church grounds, and raised funds as part of World Vision's 30-Hour Famine program.
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April 25, 2014
The La Cañada United Methodist Church Youth Group this Friday begins its ninth year participating in World Vision's 30-hour famine, “Release the Feast,” by joining their counterparts at Glendale United Methodist Church in fasting between lunchtime on Friday until 6:30 p.m. Saturday. This is a fundraising event, with the La Cañada youths setting a goal of raising $3,000 to help feed and care for seven children for one year. Donations are welcome. Pledges can be made online at 30hf.worldvision.org/goto/LCUMC.
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April 11, 2012
Christian Science lecturer Mary Alice Rose will speak twice at First Church of Christ, Scientist in La Cañada Flintridge at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, and again on Friday, April 20, also at 8 p.m. Rose will address the topic, “Are brick-and-mortar churches passé?” during her April 19 appearance, and “Has technology made God and spirituality obsolete?” during her April 20 talk. Both events are free and open to the public. The church is located at 600 Foothill Blvd. Child care will be provided on site for small children.
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May 9, 2013
Eight high school seniors from La Cañada Flintridge were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship last week. The La Cañada Thursday Club lauded Matt Singelyn , Colleen Degnan , Kara Lankey , Sophia Eckerle , Liza Upton , Katharine Henry , Danielle Smith and Colby Koklas for exceptional work. Singelyn attends St. Francis High School and is the former manager of the school's football team. He plans to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, majoring in sports management.
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By Ruth Longoria | January 3, 2008
As the new year rolls in, folks over at Verdugo Hills Hospital patiently awaited the birth Wednesday (Jan. 2) of the first baby of 2008 born in the foothills. Although hospitals across the country heralded births at 12:01 a.m., Jan. 1, maternity staff at Verdugo Hills had a less nail-biting start to the new year. “It’s either feast or famine,” said Mindy Rub, a registered nurse at Verdugo Hills Hospital, after no child was born on New Year’s Day. Rub said she’s worked in years when the hospital had seven babies born within hours of each other.
NEWS
February 21, 2008
My little dog didn?t get rid of her dreadlocks nor did the weather get as warm as the weather people thought it would, but it still turned out to be a great weekend. I saluted our nation?s presidents on Monday, on their combined birthday celebration. All those people who got the day off from work in their honor were definitely waving their American flags. Speaking of presidents and politics, I?ve been preparing for a trip to Ireland and therefore have been telephoning some of the country inns that I want to stay in to make reservations.
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May 1, 2013
Twenty local youths participated in World Vision's 30-Hour Famine April 26-27, fasting throughout the period and collecting money to feed starving children. One highlight of the event was a protest against world hunger Friday night in Old Pasadena. The locals represented La Cañada United Methodist Church, Lutheran Church in the Foothills and Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church. In addition to fasting and attending the protest in Pasadena to inform passersby of the plight of impoverished children, they also spent time over the weekend collecting donations of food and money in front of the Ralphs stores in La Cañada and La Crescenta.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | March 5, 2009
What is it like to be a homeless person? One way to find out is to go without food, with nothing but water and juice for 30 hours, and spend the night in a cardboard box. And while this may seem unfathomable to some, this is exactly what 17 students did this past weekend. Members of La Cañada United Methodist Church’s youth group, comprised of students from the La Cañada, Glendale and Pasadena school districts, began starving themselves around 12:30 Friday afternoon and then spent the night in cardboard boxes on the grounds of LCUMC.
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