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By Charles Rich | May 28, 2009
The following are updates from local athletes who are currently playing at the college level. ? Kathryn Poet (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2007) sophomore outfielder, University of Missouri softball: Poet helped the Tigers, the Big-12 champs, capture the Los Angeles Super Regional at Easton Stadium on Sunday and move on to the College World Series in Oklahoma City for the first time in 14 years, where, on Thursday, they?ll face Arizona State. Missouri (50-10) picked up a lopsided 9-1 win in the deciding game of the best-of-three series against UCLA, the No. 2 seed.
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August 17, 2011
Ten Years Ago At a special ceremony held on the La Cañada High School campus, then-Assemblymember Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) presented a symbolic $40,000 check representing state funds that would help pay for operation of the new joint-use library under construction on the campus. Twenty Years Ago La Cañada resident Larry Smith, head coach of the USC football team, announced in August 1991 he had signed a multi-year contract extension with the university. However, after a disappointing 1992 season that ended with a loss to Fresno State in the Freedom Bowl, Smith was fired with three years remaining in his contract.
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July 2, 2009
Evelyn Bentley Evelyn Krotz Bentley, a longtime resident of Glendale and La Cañada, passed away June 12 in Huntington Beach at the age of 93. She was born in Bisbee, Ariz. on Sept. 22, 1915 to Myrle and Harry W. Krotz, early residents of Glendale who were instrumental to the establishment of many local community organizations and early real estate development in the area. The second of five children, Evelyn was raised and schooled in Glendale. After graduating from Fresno State University, Evelyn taught physical education at Taft Junior College.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | January 31, 2012
The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level. Briana Swinney (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2010) sophomore, San Jose State women's swimming and diving: The Spartans are on fire — winners of six straight dual meets — and Swinney is leading way. The former Tolog and returning All-Western Athletic Conference second-team selection was a winner in three events on Jan. 20 to propel San Jose State to a...
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By Joe Puglia | September 14, 2012
“Mr. Brookey! I'm trying to understand your gift,” I said. “How do you inspire your students?” He responded, “How can you not be positive and happy when you are singing?” Jeff Brookey is a local treasure. He's the choral music director of the concert choir at La Cañada High School. I had a million questions for him as I hoped to intellectualize the alchemy of his work. I wanted to understand why his choir holds its audience breathless after a performance. His responses were unpretentious; I realized that the success of the choir emanates from a humble nature.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | June 6, 2012
Eric Smith grew up a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers with his parents holding season tickets year after year. Now, Smith has the opportunity of one day becoming a Dodger after he was drafted by his hometown squad in the 18th round at No. 566 overall Wednesday in the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft. "This day has been something I have looked forward to my entire life and I am so grateful to be selected by such a great franchise," Smith said. ""It's almost surreal that I am part of a franchise that I have grown up watching.
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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 Charles Rich | May 28, 2009
The following are updates from local athletes who are currently playing at the college level. ? Kathryn Poet (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2007) sophomore outfielder, University of Missouri softball: Poet helped the Tigers, the Big-12 champs, capture the Los Angeles Super Regional at Easton Stadium on Sunday and move on to the College World Series in Oklahoma City for the first time in 14 years, where, on Thursday, they?ll face Arizona State. Missouri (50-10) picked up a lopsided 9-1 win in the deciding game of the best-of-three series against UCLA, the No. 2 seed.
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