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By Michael J. Arvizu | June 19, 2008
After five years at the helm of La Cañada Methodist Church, the Rev. Rob Calderhead gave his last sermon June 15 and will retire from pastoral work effective June 30. He and wife Connie will move to Escondido close to where Rob began his ministry almost 35 years ago. During his time at La Cañada Methodist, ?Pastor Rob? was instrumental in renewing the church?s ministry. Noting that this is an ?interesting time for churches in our society,? Calderhead feels that the church must embrace contemporary times.
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June 1, 2006
Bea Abbey Many of you have heard this story before, but it is so amusing, here it is again. After all, it is the fishing season. From the museum in Oroville, Calif: It all started in August 1910 at J.B. Hall's Saloon. A bunch of fishermen were imbibing a wee bit while discussing the baseball game to take place that afternoon between Oroville and the rival town of Chico. Someone mentioned the whopper fish said to be lurking in the deep channel just upstream from town, which many an expert fisherman had tried to land without success.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | December 24, 2009
The Filipino community of St. Bede the Venerable Parish gathered in a darkened church Wednesday evening to celebrate the sixth annual Simbang Gabi Mass. The Mass, celebrated by the Rev. Kevin Kester, began at 7 p.m. Lighted parols lined the side of the church, with the biggest one carried in at the procession at the start of Mass by parishioner Ray Quinto of Glendale. Parols light the way to Mass and symbolize the star the three Magi followed to find the stable where Christ had been born.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | December 25, 2008
For those celebrating the birth of the Lord in the Philippines, being an early riser comes with the territory. During annual Simbang Gabi celebrations — a nine-day novena leading up to Christmas Eve — people in the Philippines celebrate Mass as early as 4 a.m. According to “Origin of Simbang Gabi” published by St. Bede’s Parish, “Filipinos were farmers or fishermen who either began or ended their day at dawn....
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December 15, 2005
Note: Yes, many of you have heard this story before, but it is so amusing and shows the hilarious cartoons that the late Bob Marley created. He was so special to the Valley Sun. The story is from the museum in the Northern California town of Oroville: It all started on a hot Sunday in August in 1910 at J.B. Hall's Saloon. A bunch of fishermen were imbibing a wee bit while discussing the baseball game to take place that afternoon between Oroville and the rival town of Chico. Someone mentioned the whopper fish said to be lurking in the deep channel just upstream from town, which many an expert fisherman had tried to land without success.
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By Charles Cooper | October 8, 2009
Meteorologist Bill Patzert of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge said this week that predictions of heavy winter rains this year from El Niño are unlikely, and he expects another below average rainfall total and continuing drought issue ?I want everybody in La Cañada to stop watering their lawns,? Patzert quipped during a phone interview this week, saying conservation remains the answer to water shortages. Patzert said his predictions do not mean there is no danger from land slippage, as authorities prepared to deal with Station fire-denuded foothills.
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December 14, 2006
A celebration of the Eucharist in the traditional Filipino Simbang Gabi will be held at the St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church located at 215 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. The celebration is sponsored by the St. Bede Simbang Gabi Committee co-chaired by Grace Mercado Ouano and Ludi Cruz-Herrera. Simbang Gabi has been adapted from its roots in the Philippine Catholic tradition. It showcases the unique religious experience of the Filipino people that was fostered by their economic milieu.
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By Charles Cooper | December 13, 2007
The long-debated proposal to study the Rim of the Valley Corridor for possible addition to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area has passed the House of Representatives. The principal advocate of the study is Rep. Adam Schiff. His bill was folded into a larger measure ordering the Department of the Interior to study various areas for possible preservation. Schiff, who has been fighting for the study for the past several years, agreed to its inclusion in HR 3998, authored by Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva.
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By Bea Abbey | December 22, 2005
The End of a Whopper Note: Yes, this is a repeat, but I get such a kick out of it. I hope you do too. Continuing from last time when August, Charley and Soapy were being pulled upstream near Oroville in their boat by the "monster:" While our heroes were trying desperately to land the monster fish, the crowd did not want to miss anything, so picnic supplies were sent for, and the activities took on a carnival air, the most exciting event to...
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By Michael J. Arvizu | June 10, 2010
W hile news of BP's efforts to cap the oil gusher in the Gulf Coast continued to make headlines last week, 11th-graders at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy were busy Thursday afternoon raising more than $3,000 for wildlife rescue efforts. The carnival-like fundraiser at La Cañada's Memorial Park is the year-end project of the high school's advanced placement environmental science classes. The annual mandatory projects are decided after advanced placement tests in May. "It's awesome how it's just a couple of us brainstorming an idea," said Serena Morris, 16. Planning for the fundraiser began about three weeks ago, said environmental science instructor Mary Schnieders, a project advisor.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | June 19, 2008
After five years at the helm of La Cañada Methodist Church, the Rev. Rob Calderhead gave his last sermon June 15 and will retire from pastoral work effective June 30. He and wife Connie will move to Escondido close to where Rob began his ministry almost 35 years ago. During his time at La Cañada Methodist, ?Pastor Rob? was instrumental in renewing the church?s ministry. Noting that this is an ?interesting time for churches in our society,? Calderhead feels that the church must embrace contemporary times.
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