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By Ruth Longoria | October 16, 2008
It’s that time of year again. Time to take flight across the mountains, valleys and oceans to discover a world of beauty, adventure and scenery, the likes of which one might never experience without the aid of the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada’s Travel Adventure series. This is the 49th year Kiwanis Club of La Cañada has offered the community a way to beat high gas prices and plane fares to experience an about 90-minute mini-vacation, all for the price of an $8 individual or $40 season ticket.
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November 16, 2006
The Kiwanis Travel Adventure Series resumes on Saturday night Nov. 18, with a film on "Cruising the Orient on the QE2." The film will be narrated filmmaker Doug Jones, who has been producing travel films since 1968 and has 18 feature length films to his credit. The film will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Flintridge Preparatory School, located at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Crown Avenue in La Cañada Flintridge. Preprogram entertainment featuring Tom Burrows piano melodies will begin at 7:10 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
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By Bea Abbey | January 19, 2006
Neighbor Makes His Mark We live on a block-long street and have great neighbors. One family, the Bill Sjogrens, are at one end, and we are at the other. They have four talented kids, Kathy, Dedo, John and Patrick. We have watched them grow up, and I can remember John talking Jay Gilson, John Zeihl, Paul Cooper and others into playing "cops and robbers," etc. He is now an accomplished independent filmmaker making a success of it. He is set to direct two feature length films this year.
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By Geghard Arakelian | November 17, 2005
A longtime La Cañada Flintridge resident received the National Medal of Arts award at the White House Thursday, Nov. 10. Ollie Johnston, who received the award in Washington D.C, was, for decades, an animator for Walt Disney Studios. "It was so big. Everybody that was a part of a newspaper or owned something big was there, and they were pleased with what they saw," Johnston said of last week's ceremony. "Everything was done to make it right for me. And everyone who was there spoke up for what I was doing."
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By Mary O’Keefe | August 23, 2007
The Glendale Centre Theatre is presenting Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” beginning yesterday and continuing through Oct. 13. This is the first time the musical has been performed there. Since the venue is theater in the round, director Tim Dietlein had many challenges to face. “We had to overcome a lot,” Dietlein said. “The real challenge was the transformation [from beast to human].” Dietlein had 30 seats removed from general seating to open site lines, thereby ensuring audience members didn’t miss one piece of the action.
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July 20, 2006
Seth Larsen, a resident of La Cañada since 2005, has a busy week ahead that is particularly indicative of his world. His latest short film, Entangled , is premiering at the Fairfax Laemmle theater as part of the Dances With Films festival in Los Angeles on July 23. For Larsen, 32, the screening is sandwiched between his fifth wedding anniversary with his wife Jaki on July 21 and the due date of his third child on July 25. Wearing several hats...
NEWS
September 10, 2004
Created timeless animation for such films as "Pinocchio," "Bambi," "Peter Pan" and "101 Dalmatians," and authored four books Frank Thomas, one of the most talented, inventive and influential animators in the history of the art form, a member of Walt Disney's elite "Nine Old Men," and a pioneering animator who worked on many classic shorts and features during his 43-year career at the Disney Studios, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at his home in La Cañada Flintridge. He was 92 years old. No funeral is planned but details regarding a life celebration will be announced shortly.
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By Jane Napier Neely | September 16, 2004
Frank Thomas, longtime La Cañada Flintridge resident, one of the most influential animators in the history of the art form, a member of Walt Disney's elite "Nine Old Men," passed away at his home last week. He was 92. The genius of Thomas was evident in how he imbued his animated characters with human qualities gained through his own exceptional ability to tap into his own emotions and a keen observation of mankind. No matter where in the world a Disney animated film appeared, scenes that Thomas created crossed all language barriers and spoke to peoples' hearts.
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By Sara Cardine, Special to the Valley Sun | June 22, 2011
La Cañada resident Katherine Beattie knows firsthand how hard it is to build a successful career in the film and TV industry. As a script coordinator for the Showtime hit “Californication,” the 26-year-old writer has had many jobs that require long days on the set, make grueling demands and require a lot of running back and forth. But the fact that Beattie lives with cerebral palsy, a condition affecting balance and motor skills, means she’s had to work twice as hard as most people to get where she is today.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2008
BOOK READING Story Time — Feb. 1, at 3:30 p.m . to 4:30 p.m . La Cañada Books and Toys will be hosting a special story time. Jim Stratton, La Cañada Unified School District superintendent, and Laura Olhasso, LCF councilmember, will be reading from their favorite children’s books. La Cañada Books and Toys, 653 A Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. For information call (818) 790-1250. CLASSES Floral Water Color — Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 4 to March 17 . Learn how to preserve all the beauty winter has to offer in watercolor art in a six-week course at Descanso Gardens.
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By Ruth Longoria | October 16, 2008
It’s that time of year again. Time to take flight across the mountains, valleys and oceans to discover a world of beauty, adventure and scenery, the likes of which one might never experience without the aid of the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada’s Travel Adventure series. This is the 49th year Kiwanis Club of La Cañada has offered the community a way to beat high gas prices and plane fares to experience an about 90-minute mini-vacation, all for the price of an $8 individual or $40 season ticket.
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