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By Levent Akbarut | August 12, 2010
Wednesday marked the first day of Ramadan. During this month, observing Muslims around the world fast by abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Fasting in Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islamic faith along with belief in the oneness of God and in Muhammad as God's messenger, performing the daily prayers, paying the yearly charity due (Zakat), and performing the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj). The command for fasting came from God to Prophet Muhammad the second year in the Islamic calendar, 624 AD. "Ramadan is the month in which was sent down the Quran, as a guide to mankind, also clear signs for guidance and judgment between right and wrong.
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By Mary O’Keefe | September 11, 2008
Members of the La Cañada Flintridge Islamic Congregation greeted each other and community members warmly on Friday evening at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge. Since their first meeting in December 2006, the members of the congregation have reached out to the community to share information on their faith and to dispel misconceptions of who they are as Islamic Americans. On Friday they shared the meaning and the ceremony of Ramadan. This year from Sept. 1 to Sept.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | February 22, 2012
Christians crowded into local churches Wednesday, joining their counterparts around the world to mark the start of Lent with the traditional application of ashes to the forehead. The 40-day Lenten season is regarded by Roman Catholics and others as the most sacred time of the year. It culminates with Holy Week and Easter Sunday, recognized as the day of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The ashes, applied to the forehead in the form of a cross by a priest or Eucharistic minister, traditionally come from palm fronds collected on the previous Palm Sunday and then burned.
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By Rev. Kimberlie Zakarian | February 18, 2010
The Call of ... Lent is the Valley Sun’s Lenten series on the messages of Christ’s death and resurrection as interpreted by area religious leaders.   This week we enter into Lent on Ash Wednesday. This is a 40-day period of fasting and repentance before Easter. As I personally reflect upon this season, I contemplate that the focus is to remember we are mere mortals. Christ conquered death from sin by his own death and resurrection. We celebrate Ash Wednesday as a way of acknowledging our humanity, as we will return to dust, hence the ashes.
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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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February 1, 2007
Thoroughbred Owners of California will host a free Horse Conformation Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Top O' The Stretch, dockers' Corner, Santa Anita Racetrack. The unique program includes guided tours of the stable area, where participants will get a close-up look at racehorses stabled at Santa Anita. Several trainers will host groups of participants at their barns. There they will discuss and point out general horse conformation points, including body types, typical flaws, and how a horse's build affects soundness and performance.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2006
The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) presents Drive-by Shooting : April Greiman Digital Photography, the first museum exhibition in California of this Los Angeles-based computer artist and graphic designer. The exhibition features 25 digital images installed in the 5,000 sq. ft. main gallery of the PMCA, which were taken over the past 15 years in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. Shot while the artist was in motion, this series of images captures human figures, architecture, light and the natural landscape in a deconstructed and abstract, painterly form.
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April 25, 2013
Twenty-two La Cañada Flintridge teens plan to fast, living on only water and juice for 30 hours this weekend. The fast is part of a World Vision project to promote awareness about poverty-stricken nations. Members of La Cañada United Methodist Church's youth group will join with teens from other area churches to raise money for children in Zimbabwe. The group's goal is to raise $3,600, which can feed 10 children for a year. Donations can be sent online at http://support.worldvision.org/goto/Crescenta-Canada.
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By Levent Akbarut | July 21, 2012
Thursday at sunset signified the start of Ramadan. During this month, observing Muslims around the world fast by abstaining from food and drink from dawn to sunset. Fasting in Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islamic faith, along with belief in the oneness of God and in Muhammad as God's messenger, performing the daily prayers, paying the yearly charity due (Zakat), and performing the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj). The fasting in Ramadan is the month of self-restraint, self-purification and increased spirituality.
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March 5, 2014
The Valley Sun on Feb. 27 published two letters critical of the recent ad placed in your newspaper by Protect La Cañada Flintridge (“Protect LCF”) pertaining to the proposed expansion of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. Protect LCF has retained legal counsel and engineers to assist in their review and analysis of the draft specific plan. The draft plan would allow the school to build a large event and banquet facility for hundreds and thousands of guests, for gatherings and parties unrelated to the mission and operation of a religious girls school.
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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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March 5, 2014
The Valley Sun on Feb. 27 published two letters critical of the recent ad placed in your newspaper by Protect La Cañada Flintridge (“Protect LCF”) pertaining to the proposed expansion of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. Protect LCF has retained legal counsel and engineers to assist in their review and analysis of the draft specific plan. The draft plan would allow the school to build a large event and banquet facility for hundreds and thousands of guests, for gatherings and parties unrelated to the mission and operation of a religious girls school.
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By Jason Wells | December 6, 2013
A cold weather system headed toward L.A. County is expected to push snow levels down to 3,000 feet Saturday , prompting road closure alerts and warnings that travel on the Grapevine could be affected, the Los Angeles Times reports . The storm system could bring 1 to 3 inches of snow to as low as 3,000 feet, and up to 6 inches above 4,500 feet, according to the National Weather Service. The snow, combined with wind gusts of up to 55 mph, is expected to make traversing the Grapevine a challenge, forecasters warned.
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By Anita S. Brenner | September 18, 2013
Ever since Lisa Dupuy reviewed the “new” Café Solé we've been eager to check it out. The new owners are Salvatore and Alessandra Attanasio. We stopped by the La Cañada restaurant last Saturday evening. Café Solé was the perfect place after a 25-hour, hot-weather Yom Kippur fast. As Rashi, the great medieval rabbi and commentator, once said, “the flavor of a fish which comes out of the sea at Acre is not similar to the flavor of a fish which comes out of the sea in Spain.” The new owners of Café Solé have made two important changes.
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By Sara Cardine | July 17, 2013
Anyone who's tried to get a job right out of high school or college has likely encountered a frustrating Catch 22 - no one will hire you without work experience, but you can't get work experience until someone hires you. And so grads head to the Verizon store or the mall, hoping a few months as a cashier or manager will propel them into the serious world of work. La Cañada High School senior Marne Fairhurst and junior Ben Blanco will likely be spared that cruel fate. They are two of six students spending the summer working at area businesses, thanks to a six-week internship program run through the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce.
COMMUNITY
April 25, 2013
Twenty-two La Cañada Flintridge teens plan to fast, living on only water and juice for 30 hours this weekend. The fast is part of a World Vision project to promote awareness about poverty-stricken nations. Members of La Cañada United Methodist Church's youth group will join with teens from other area churches to raise money for children in Zimbabwe. The group's goal is to raise $3,600, which can feed 10 children for a year. Donations can be sent online at http://support.worldvision.org/goto/Crescenta-Canada.
NEWS
By Levent Akbarut | July 21, 2012
Thursday at sunset signified the start of Ramadan. During this month, observing Muslims around the world fast by abstaining from food and drink from dawn to sunset. Fasting in Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islamic faith, along with belief in the oneness of God and in Muhammad as God's messenger, performing the daily prayers, paying the yearly charity due (Zakat), and performing the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj). The fasting in Ramadan is the month of self-restraint, self-purification and increased spirituality.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | February 22, 2012
Christians crowded into local churches Wednesday, joining their counterparts around the world to mark the start of Lent with the traditional application of ashes to the forehead. The 40-day Lenten season is regarded by Roman Catholics and others as the most sacred time of the year. It culminates with Holy Week and Easter Sunday, recognized as the day of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The ashes, applied to the forehead in the form of a cross by a priest or Eucharistic minister, traditionally come from palm fronds collected on the previous Palm Sunday and then burned.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | August 26, 2010
As the sun slipped below the horizon on Friday, more than 100 Muslims gathered, filling the back patio at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge. Assembled in neat rows, they raised their hands to their ears. "Allah Akbar," they intoned — "God is great" — before prostrating themselves, touching foreheads to the ground. The attendees were there to share prayers and sustenance during the fourth annual Ramadan Interfaith Potluck Dinner, hosted by the Islamic Congregation of La Cañada Flintridge (ICLCF)
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