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By Charly Shelton | April 30, 2009
Last week Disneyland Resort hosted a ?What?s Next?? press event to showcase the current and upcoming happenings for the spring and summer season. With the ?What Will You Celebrate?? celebration now fully underway, and birthdays free for everyone in 2009, there is plenty to enjoy. At the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, a shop in Fantasyland, young princesses and young knights can find the full gambit of wares every lord and lady needs. After making their selections they can take advantage of a makeover center.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2008
TREES & WREATHS Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA Tree Lot — Through Dec. 21 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Participate in a Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA tradition over 40 years old! Choose a wreath or a tree from the wide selection of fresh Nobles, Grand Firs, Frasers, Douglas and Nordmans at the YMCA Tree Lot. All proceeds from the tree lot support the teen leadership program Youth and Government. The teens appreciate the support and wish all a very merry holiday season.
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October 30, 2008
Pumpkin Alley ideal for area youngsters Sharon Rae Deacon, Ph.D., is once again lining her driveway at 1723 Earlmont Ave., La Cañada Flintridge, with 100 jack-o-lanterns for Halloween. The pumpkins will be on display from 6 to 9 p.m. Halloween (Friday, Oct. 31). There will be free treats for all children who visit the home. This is the 16th year for Pumpkin Alley. Sunland Produce has helped provide pumpkins for the past five years. Dr. Deacon’s friends and family will carve the pumpkins at her home.
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June 7, 2007
The Glendale Community College Planetarium presents cutting-edge immersive 3D real-time animation, Spontaneous Fantasia , performed live by artist/programmer/composer J. Walt Adamczyk beginning Friday, June 15. The show represents a brand new art form where the one-hour animated program won't exist until the artist creates it live in front of the audience. The resulting show is a audiovisual concert ? a living, animated painting. The Academy Award-winning artist (technical award, 2006)
NEWS
February 17, 2005
Last week an area newspaper asked its readers if they thought La Canada Flintridge should buy the 30 acres of Metropolitan Water District surplus land for sale in Hahamongna. Since the city of Pasadena has already submitted a purchase offer to Metropolitan for the land, an equally interesting question might be: what does Pasadena plan to do with the land if they are successful in buying it? Pasadena Mayor Bogaard and City Manager Cynthia Kurtz have both stated publicly that Pasadena will not evict Rose Bowl Riders and Tom Sawyer Camp, two well-loved La Cañada institutions which have been located on the property for decades.
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By Carol Cormaci | August 3, 2011
Perhaps you've heard the word on the street, or seen our recent advertisements to this effect: Times Community News tomorrow launches the Pasadena Sun, a weekly newspaper that will shine new light on the cities of Pasadena, South Pasadena and San Marino. It will publish every Friday, directly on the heels of the La Cañada Valley Sun's Thursday publication. This is quite a venture and it has brought new life to our office on Foothill Boulevard in recent weeks, as Pasadena Sun City Editor Bill Kisliuk and his staff of reporters moved into desks here and began the heady task of getting to know their reporting beats and planning their first issues under the guidance of Editor Dan Evans, who oversees the new effort as well as the Valley Sun, Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader.
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May 1, 2014
Ten Years Ago A change in weather patterns sent daytime temperatures to the 100-degree mark for a few days in late April 2004, surprising locals who had been experiencing daytime highs in the 70s. On the plus side, a Southern California Edison spokesperson reported that there were no heat-related power outages "or even rolling blackouts. " Twenty Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce directors voted to support then-Gov. Pete Wilson's letter to have the federal government foot the bill in controlling immigration.
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April 24, 2014
Ten Years Ago Work was set to begin on a $38,600 project to create a new equestrian trail in Cherry Canyon. The work would include the removal of poison oak and dense brush to connect a fire road near Forest Hill Drive with another fire road to the west, ending at an Edison tower. "If we end up at that [Edison] pad and we have enough money left over, we're going to keep going," said Steve Castellanos, then the city's public works director. Twenty Years Ago A robber carrying a claw hammer demanded money from a cashier at a La Cañada Blockbuster Video store, then made a getaway by car. Thirty Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge Country Club opened up its new tennis complex featuring four lighted courts, seating for approximately 60 spectators and a tennis pro shop.
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April 16, 2014
Ten Years Ago The 40th annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design, featuring a Georgian-style estate in Flintridge, opened its doors to the public. The 10,000-square-foot home had been built in the early days of Flintridge by architect Myron Hunt. About 50,000 visitors were expected to tour the property during the monthlong event. Twenty Years Ago Neal and Molly Brockmeyer were honored by the La Cañada Kiwanis Club as La Cañadans of the Year. Thirty Years Ago Prince Andrew of England's royal family paid a visit to La Cañada Flintridge, touring the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on April 19, 1984.
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April 9, 2014
Ten Years Ago Deputies from the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station were inviting the public to be generous during their planned April 20, 2004 "Tip-A-Cop" event held at Hill Street Cafe. The law enforcement officials said they would donate all the tips they earned during shifts at the restaurant to benefit the Pasadena chapter of the Special Olympics. The previous year, in their first foray into serving tables for a cause, the local deputies had earned more than $3,000. Twenty Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge City Council established a senior needs assessment committee and gave it 18 months to prepare a report addressing the needs of the city's senior residents.
COMMUNITY
April 2, 2014
Ten Years Ago A herd of 250 goats arrived by transporter truck that brought them from Lakeview, Ore. to Descanso Gardens to serve in a vegetation management capacity, eating brush to reduce fire fuel. They were in La Cañada for a one-month stay, during which it was expected they would thin out the brush across 13 acres. Twenty Years Ago La Cañada resident Sue Schecter, then serving as president of the Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation, was appointed to the State Historical Resources Commission by Gov. Pete Wilson.
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March 26, 2014
Ten Years Ago La Cañadans living in the foothills near JPL reported encountering several rattlesnakes in March 2004, with longtime resident Mark Goddard telling of one that was about 7 feet long. The reports prompted the oft-repeated advice from public safety officials: keep a healthy distance from the reptile and call 911 if one strikes you. Twenty Years Ago Local developer Gary Zentmyer held a press conference at 1919 Verdugo Blvd. to announce his plans to build a 2,128-seat movie complex in his hometown, on a site formerly home to an automobile dealership.
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March 18, 2014
Ten Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge City Council awarded a $792,000 contract to Pima Construction to build a park on a former Caltrans lot on the south side of Foothill Boulevard near the Glendale (2) Freeway entrance. The transportation-themed park was designed by Ronnie Siegel of Swire Siegel Landscape Architects. Today it is known as Mayors' Discovery Park. Twenty Years Ago Jinny Dalbeck, then-president of the La Cañada PTA Council, was chosen on a unanimous vote by La Cañada school board members to complete the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board term of Carole Siegler, who was moving out of the area.
COMMUNITY
March 13, 2014
Ten Years Ago Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Alice C. Hill, a resident of La Cañada Flintridge, was named the 2004 Judge of the Year by the San Fernando Valley Bar Assn. Twenty Years Ago Mary Brosius was named rose curator for Descanso Gardens' new $1.5-million International Rosarium, which was set to be dedicated on May 14, 1994. Thirty Years Ago The Los Angeles Olympic committee announced La Cañada Flintridge resident Dr. Val Clark, then 51, would be the California director of the Olympic Boardsailing Exhibition for the XXIII Summer Olympiad in Los Angeles.
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March 5, 2014
Ten Years Ago Falling just short of receiving the two-thirds vote required, La Cañada Unified School District's Measure P for a three-year, $400 parcel tax, failed at the polls. Andy Beattie, then president of the school board, said the loss was a "huge disappointment" and that district personnel would have to be laid off as a result. Twenty Years Ago On being advised that La Cañada school board member Carole Siegler planned to move out of the area, her colleagues on the board decided not to hold a $25,000 election but to seek a replacement who would be willing to serve out the remainder of her term.
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February 26, 2014
Ten Years Ago Grocery workers at the La Cañada Vons and Ralphs markets returned to work after joining the majority of their union members in approving a three-year contract that ended the nation's longest grocery strike. Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons gained a victory in getting employees to pay weekly healthcare premiums and in the creation of a two-tiered system that reduced benefits and wages for workers hired after the strike began in October 2003. The United Food and Commercial Workers union touted wins in the areas of future pension payments for existing employees and in maintaining one healthcare fund for employees and retirees.
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