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September 30, 2005
Two of four La Cañada High cross country teams finished in third place in their divisions at the Griffith Park/Bellarmine Invitational Cross Country meet last Saturday. The girls' varsity team came in third with 108 points behind winner Cypress and Northview. The boys' junior varsity also captured third with 106 points behind first place McFarland and Oak Park. The boys' varsity squad also took sixth place with 163 points while the girls' freshman/sophomore team placed fourth with 221 points.
NEWS
May 10, 2007
On Tuesday the sky above La Cañada filled with smoke due to the fire at Griffith Park. "The fire is a slow-moving fire," said a Los Angeles City Fire Department spokesperson, an hour after the fire was reported at 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday. "The area is difficult, firefighters can't get down to it easily." However the spokeswoman thought the fire would be contained shortly, but that was before winds whipped up. At press time Wednesday the fire has consumed more than 817 acres and was 40 percent contained.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2007
In honor of firefighters and agencies who worked to safeguard the museum and other nearby cultural and educational attractions during the recent Griffith Park fire, the Autry National Center extends a special invitation to everyone on Sunday, May 27, for a special free admission day. "We owe a great deal to all of the men and women who managed to control the fire and safeguard the Autry National Center, and we want to open our doors and invite...
SPORTS
January 7, 2010
Meghan Fuelling, soph., La Cañada Took second at the Rio Hondo League finals in 19:36 at CV Park to help the Spartans? league title effort. Finished the year with a 19:08 at Mt. SAC in the CIF prelims. Ran well at the Staub Invitational at CV Park, as well, taking third in Division II race in 19:41.33 to lead the Spartans? second-place effort. ? Monique Martinez, senior, Burroughs Was the Indians top runner throughout the year. She finished third at the Pacific League finals in 18:51.
FEATURES
January 25, 2007
Girl Scout Troop 244 is in the process of completing its Silver Award. In order to achieve this award, they will be hosting and supervising various Girl Scout booths at a fund-raiser. This fund-raiser, called "Kids on the Run," is raising money for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, while promoting a healthy lifestyle for children. The girls of Troop 244 have always loved children ever since they were Brownies. Locals who would like to partake in the festivities should visit Griffith Park (by the carousel)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2006
In support of the United Nations' International Day of Peace, internationally renowned scientist, environmentalist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Dr. Jane Goodall will be the key speaker and host of the Fourth Annual Roots and Shoots International Day of Peace to be held at Griffith Park on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (near the Merry-Go-Round). Designed for families and children, the event will feature guest speakers and performers, including Julia Butterfly Hill, Tom LaBonge and the Children's International Peace Choir, as well as music, arts, crafts, a giant Peace Dove Parade and environmental wildlife displays.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2007
Griffith Park will be heating up with Sizzling Summer Nights at the Autry. Thursday nights in July and August (four in July and five in August) are filled with the scintillating sounds of mambo, Latin jazz, charanga and Afro-Cuban beats. This live music and outdoor family dance party is a great way to see top Latin bands in a fun, casual, energetic setting. L.A.'s hottest Latin bands will play music that makes your body move, and if you can't dance, Oliva Dasso, the salsa diva of Southern California, will show you how. The museum and museum store will be open until 8 p.m. "Pistols: Dazzling Firearms" will be on view through August 12, and "Gene Autry and the Twentieth-Century West: The Centennial Exhibition, 1907--2007" through January 13. Admission is $5, free for Autry members.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | March 18, 2010
After 20 years of service, the Volunteers in Pride are hanging up their graffiti-removing paintbrushes due to a decrease in vandalism in the Crescenta Valley and Northeast Los Angeles. Police officials say the drop in vandalism incidents can largely be attributed to the group, which is made up of area residents who volunteered their time to paint over graffiti. “Graffiti has gone down since their inception,” Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The group’s founder, Peter Rosenthal, said volunteers used to paint over graffiti two to three times per week, but those numbers have dropped in the past year.
SPORTS
August 17, 2006
Let It Fly, a fast-paced, non-contact 4-on-4 flag football tournament that is currently touring the nation, will make a stop in the Los Angeles area in September. Let It Fly will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles. The tournament, which focuses on speed and accuracy, is open to both males and females of all ages and all skill levels. The 4-on-4 games are played to either 28 points or 30 minutes.
FEATURES
May 11, 2006
I'm looking forward to visiting a sweet group of local children who are going to make cookies for a Mother's Day program. It should be a cheerful, uplifting experience. I need one. My best friend lost her mother last month. "Mother's Day is nearly here. It will be my first without my mom," she said to me a few days ago. I listened to my friend as she spoke about beginning the task of sorting through her mother's things. "I walked through her house. It's all clean and tidy.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | January 9, 2013
Nearly all of the more than 5,000 respondents to a proposed plan to add a huge swath of wilderness to the national parks system are in favor the idea, federal officials said. About 100 of the responses were against putting the so-called Rim of the Valley under federal parks protection, many of them representing groups who fear an extensive trails system could interfere with established activities, such as gun ranges, according to Anne Dove, the study's project manager. The proposal could end up putting more than 490,000 acres under federal protection from development and keep the areas open for recreational use. The so-called Rim of the Valley study contains two preliminary options for adding all or some of the mountains encircling the San Fernando, La Crescenta, Santa Clarita, Simi and Conejo valleys to the national parks system.
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NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | March 18, 2010
After 20 years of service, the Volunteers in Pride are hanging up their graffiti-removing paintbrushes due to a decrease in vandalism in the Crescenta Valley and Northeast Los Angeles. Police officials say the drop in vandalism incidents can largely be attributed to the group, which is made up of area residents who volunteered their time to paint over graffiti. “Graffiti has gone down since their inception,” Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The group’s founder, Peter Rosenthal, said volunteers used to paint over graffiti two to three times per week, but those numbers have dropped in the past year.
SPORTS
January 7, 2010
Meghan Fuelling, soph., La Cañada Took second at the Rio Hondo League finals in 19:36 at CV Park to help the Spartans? league title effort. Finished the year with a 19:08 at Mt. SAC in the CIF prelims. Ran well at the Staub Invitational at CV Park, as well, taking third in Division II race in 19:41.33 to lead the Spartans? second-place effort. ? Monique Martinez, senior, Burroughs Was the Indians top runner throughout the year. She finished third at the Pacific League finals in 18:51.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2007
Griffith Park will be heating up with Sizzling Summer Nights at the Autry. Thursday nights in July and August (four in July and five in August) are filled with the scintillating sounds of mambo, Latin jazz, charanga and Afro-Cuban beats. This live music and outdoor family dance party is a great way to see top Latin bands in a fun, casual, energetic setting. L.A.'s hottest Latin bands will play music that makes your body move, and if you can't dance, Oliva Dasso, the salsa diva of Southern California, will show you how. The museum and museum store will be open until 8 p.m. "Pistols: Dazzling Firearms" will be on view through August 12, and "Gene Autry and the Twentieth-Century West: The Centennial Exhibition, 1907--2007" through January 13. Admission is $5, free for Autry members.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2007
In honor of firefighters and agencies who worked to safeguard the museum and other nearby cultural and educational attractions during the recent Griffith Park fire, the Autry National Center extends a special invitation to everyone on Sunday, May 27, for a special free admission day. "We owe a great deal to all of the men and women who managed to control the fire and safeguard the Autry National Center, and we want to open our doors and invite...
NEWS
May 10, 2007
On Tuesday the sky above La Cañada filled with smoke due to the fire at Griffith Park. "The fire is a slow-moving fire," said a Los Angeles City Fire Department spokesperson, an hour after the fire was reported at 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday. "The area is difficult, firefighters can't get down to it easily." However the spokeswoman thought the fire would be contained shortly, but that was before winds whipped up. At press time Wednesday the fire has consumed more than 817 acres and was 40 percent contained.
FEATURES
January 25, 2007
Girl Scout Troop 244 is in the process of completing its Silver Award. In order to achieve this award, they will be hosting and supervising various Girl Scout booths at a fund-raiser. This fund-raiser, called "Kids on the Run," is raising money for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, while promoting a healthy lifestyle for children. The girls of Troop 244 have always loved children ever since they were Brownies. Locals who would like to partake in the festivities should visit Griffith Park (by the carousel)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2006
In support of the United Nations' International Day of Peace, internationally renowned scientist, environmentalist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Dr. Jane Goodall will be the key speaker and host of the Fourth Annual Roots and Shoots International Day of Peace to be held at Griffith Park on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (near the Merry-Go-Round). Designed for families and children, the event will feature guest speakers and performers, including Julia Butterfly Hill, Tom LaBonge and the Children's International Peace Choir, as well as music, arts, crafts, a giant Peace Dove Parade and environmental wildlife displays.
SPORTS
August 17, 2006
Let It Fly, a fast-paced, non-contact 4-on-4 flag football tournament that is currently touring the nation, will make a stop in the Los Angeles area in September. Let It Fly will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles. The tournament, which focuses on speed and accuracy, is open to both males and females of all ages and all skill levels. The 4-on-4 games are played to either 28 points or 30 minutes.
FEATURES
May 11, 2006
I'm looking forward to visiting a sweet group of local children who are going to make cookies for a Mother's Day program. It should be a cheerful, uplifting experience. I need one. My best friend lost her mother last month. "Mother's Day is nearly here. It will be my first without my mom," she said to me a few days ago. I listened to my friend as she spoke about beginning the task of sorting through her mother's things. "I walked through her house. It's all clean and tidy.
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