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January 15, 2009
Talks spotlight long-lasting rovers With the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity marking five years on what were originally expected to be three-month missions, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has scheduled special events. Mission leaders will give free presentations on the rover programs tonight in Beckman Auditorium on the Caltech campus and Friday in Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College, with tonight’s event streamed live online and archived at www.jpl.nasa.gov for later viewing.
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February 5, 2009
CLASSES International Dance Lessons — Feb. 7 from 7 - 10 p.m. The La Crescenta Woman’s Club - Evening Section is holding an evening of international dance lessons taught by Simon Oksazian. Fee is $10. For further information or RSVP, call Silva Varbedian, (818) 415-2498 (day), or (818) 249-7835 (evenings). The dance will be held at the historic La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta. Ample free parking is available.   Friends 4 Fulfillment — Mondays from 10 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 8 p.m., (no meeting on Feb. 16, )
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November 9, 2006
Lynn Duvall Griffith J. Griffith, a Welsh immigrant, made his first million in silver mining. He came to Los Angeles and invested in land, purchasing thousands of acres of the Los Feliz rancho. Believing that a great city deserved a great public park, he left most of his land to the City of Los Angeles for the creation of a free, city park that would be named for him — Griffith Park. Late in life, Griffth was invited to see the telescope on top of Mount Wilson. It was the largest telescope of its kind at the time.
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November 30, 2006
Lynn Duvall Even though Nagin Cox calls La Crescenta home after a decade of residence in the foothills, she still misses watching the seasons change. "Going to play in the snow for eight hours isn't winter to me," she said. Nagin prefers gradual weather changes like the autumn leaves turning or feeling the chill in the air that comes before a snowstorm. When I visited her one evening, Nagin was opening boxes in the living room, organizing her Christmas gift list. A festive row of candles sparkled brightly on the fireplace mantel, reflected in the mirror above.
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By Megan O’Neil | March 18, 2010
Hanging on the wall at Penelope’s Cafe is a striking black and white photograph of three bearded young men pouring over a movie script. It isn’t just a shot of any three men, however. They are George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and John Milius. And, it isn’t just any script. It is a draft of “Apocalypse Now.” There is nothing ordinary, moreover, about the woman behind the camera. The iconic shot, which has been published many times in books and magazines, is the work of noted still movie photographer and La Cañada resident Gemma La Mana.
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By Megan O’Neil | March 12, 2010
Hanging on the wall at Penelope’s Cafe is a striking black and white photograph of three bearded young men pouring over a movie script. It isn’t just any three men, however. They are George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and John Milius. And it isn’t just any script. It is a draft of “Apocalypse Now.” Lastly, the woman behind the camera isn’t just any photographer. The iconic shot, which has been published many times in books and magazines, is the work of noted still movie photographer and La Cañada resident Gemma La Mana.
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By Jane Napier Neely | September 29, 2012
The big topic of conversation in La Cañada last weekend at the many events I attended centered on the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it made its majestic glide over the area on Friday, Sept. 21. There was no way on earth that I could let the historic event of its last flight over our valley go by without being there to salute her. After all, we were saying goodbye to an era. I decided that my best vantage point would be at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club parking lot. By the time I arrived at the club, there was a sizable crowd of shuttle watchers jockeying for parking places.
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January 15, 2009
Talks spotlight long-lasting rovers With the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity marking five years on what were originally expected to be three-month missions, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has scheduled special events. Mission leaders will give free presentations on the rover programs tonight in Beckman Auditorium on the Caltech campus and Friday in Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College, with tonight’s event streamed live online and archived at www.jpl.nasa.gov for later viewing.
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