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March 19, 2009
Pasadena Symphony Assn. given $90,000 The Women?s Committee of the Pasadena Symphony Association has donated $90,000 in proceeds from their 2008 fundraising efforts, the 41st annual Holiday Look In home tour to the Pasadena Symphony Association. The donation was made at the beginning of a concert that was originally canceled due to the Symphony?s financial crisis. Women?s Committee President Frances Maggio and Holiday Look In Chair Teena Pitts presented a larger than life check for $90,000 to new CEO Paul Zdunek and Music Director and Conductor Jorge Mester in front of a full house at the March 14 ?
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November 6, 2008
Letters to the Editor Indianola Way Halloween a treat We would like to thank the residents of Indianola Avenue for once again generously and graciously opening up your beautiful street to all the Halloween trick-or-treaters last Friday evening. From the special witches’ brews to the ghoulishly festive decorations and front yard parties, you once again showed why our area is so admired as a family friendly and safe community. We can’t wait until next year’s festivities.
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By Eleanor Green | July 30, 2009
The Assistance League of Flintridge summer drama workshop performed the musical ?Babes in Toyland? Saturday at Lanterman Auditorium. The play featured students from 7th to 12th grade, and was adapted and directed by Koni McCurdy, now in her 11th year with the ALF. ?I was so nervous backstage, but they were awesome!? said Meredith Murdock, assistant director, choreographer, and member of ALFie since she was a kid. ?I?m just really proud of them.? ?Babes in Toyland,? written in 1903 by Victor Herbert in an attempt to cash in on the success of ?
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July 31, 2008
Health claim bill signed into law A bill by state Senator Jack Scott (D-Altadena) to impose a 10% penalty on late payment of long-term care health claims by insurers has been signed into law. “Recent published reports indicate that nearly one in four long-term care claims in California were denied in 2005,” Scott said. “This legislation would help to curb that by making sure that insurers pay in a timely manner or face penalties.” Scott has also won final approval and signature of SB 1393, his nursing education bill to require open enrollment of nursing students at community colleges and to allow some nursing programs to require course work beyond the bachelor’s degree.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | March 14, 2011
Cindy Wilcox announced Monday she will not seek reelection to the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board after serving two “inspiring and uplifting” yet “frustrating” four-year terms on the board. Wilcox joined the school board in December 2003 and began her second term in December 2007. She ran unopposed both times, first with Jinny Dalbeck in 2003 and again with current board colleague Jeanne Broberg in 2007, as one of two candidates for two open positions.
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By Megan O’Neil | December 31, 2009
A fatal traffic accident, the Station fire, a murder-suicide, elections, mudslides — in many ways 2009 has been a historic year for La Cañada Flintridge. The city has made headlines more frequently in the past 12 months than any year since its founding in 1976. Below are the top five news stories for 2009. Station fire begins near LCF, chars Angeles National Forest It took just 48 hours for a small blaze, ignited on Aug. 26 along Angeles Crest Highway, to evolve into a searing forest fire that would go on to burn 168,000 acres, destroy 100 structures and claim the lives of two county firefighters.
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January 28, 2010
This year’s education gala is a sure bet Calling all card sharks and casino queens: Put on your best poker face and get ready to rock and roll (some dice) with friends at the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation’s “Monte Carlo-style” Spring Gala on Saturday, March 13. Scope out the “Let The Good Times Roll” themed event, held for the first time at The Pasadena Convention Center. Enjoy delicious dining then shake it to a groovin’ deejay or break the house at blackjack, but don’t gamble on your schools’ important services like art, drama, class-size reduction and other key elements that bring a richness to the quality of our children’s education.
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By Megan O’Neil | October 1, 2009
There was a sense of accomplishment at the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board meeting on Tuesday as Lindi Dreibelbis Arthur, director of assessment, research and consolidated programs, gave a detailed presentation on the district’s second place performance in the state’s Academic Performance Index (API). API reports, which are released by the California Department of Education each September, are a complex compilation of test scores that assess academic achievement and growth.
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February 9, 2011
Recently elected Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez will lead a workshop on Saturday, Feb. 12 dealing with how local homeowners can request reassessment of their property values or apply for tax credits related to damage caused by the Station fire or subsequent debris flows. Discussion of how property values are influenced by natural disasters is also on the forum’s agenda. Members of Assemblyman Anthony Portantino’s office will be on hand to help answer questions.
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March 19, 2009
Pasadena Symphony Assn. given $90,000 The Women?s Committee of the Pasadena Symphony Association has donated $90,000 in proceeds from their 2008 fundraising efforts, the 41st annual Holiday Look In home tour to the Pasadena Symphony Association. The donation was made at the beginning of a concert that was originally canceled due to the Symphony?s financial crisis. Women?s Committee President Frances Maggio and Holiday Look In Chair Teena Pitts presented a larger than life check for $90,000 to new CEO Paul Zdunek and Music Director and Conductor Jorge Mester in front of a full house at the March 14 ?
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November 6, 2008
Letters to the Editor Indianola Way Halloween a treat We would like to thank the residents of Indianola Avenue for once again generously and graciously opening up your beautiful street to all the Halloween trick-or-treaters last Friday evening. From the special witches’ brews to the ghoulishly festive decorations and front yard parties, you once again showed why our area is so admired as a family friendly and safe community. We can’t wait until next year’s festivities.
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