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SPORTS
By Seth Amitin | April 17, 2008
It?s always a beautiful day for golf. For La Cañada, at least. The Spartans hosted Temple City on Tuesday and ended up dominating the Rams (9-4, 4-2 in league), 172-225. The 172 was the second-lowest score in La Cañada golf (11-4, 6-0) history, only one stroke off from the record, 171, set last year. Since high school golf counts the best five out of six scores of the match from each team, La Cañada?s top five scorers shot under 37 at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club?
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NEWS
December 20, 2012
Montrose Search and Rescue is currently working to extract an injured hiker from the Pleasant View Ridge Trail area. The hiker suffered currently undetermined injuries when he fell from the trail at mile marker 62.5 on Angeles Crest Highway, according to Sgt. Randy Tuinstra of the Crescenta Valley Sherriff's station. A helicopter was used to locate the injured hiker, but a team on foot has been dispatched to extract him. “They've located him, he's alive, it's not certain what his injuries are,” said Tuinstra.
NEWS
July 20, 2012
He's no Meatball, but La Cañada's Flintridge's own bear -- not nearly as famous as his relative from Glendale -- made at least his second appearance this week on Pomander Place. On Thursday a gardener working at the home of Mark Martinez spotted the bear, about two weeks after the ursine's first visit. Martinez said the bear knocked over a trash can and headed up the street between noon and 1 p.m. Martinez believes he is the same young adult who climbed a tree in his backyard a few weeks ago. His theory is that the bear follows Flint Creek up from Hahamongna Watershed Park through the neighborhood.
NEWS
By Seth Amitin | July 3, 2008
He wears flip flops to the pool while coaching and hides his thick black mess of hair tucked underneath a ballcap. He?s wearing some swim shorts and a T-shirt and is more appropriately dressed for the beach, though he?s been caught on an off-day. ?I?m not really prepared [for this],? German Lopez said about the interview, laughing. Now he has some big flip flops to fill. After months of deliberation, the La Cañada High School Athletics Department named water polo assistant coach German Lopez as successor to retired head coach Larry Naeve this week.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | April 3, 2008
Facing challenges on the football field is nothing for this week?s Valley Sun All- Star, who has overcome some incredible challenges during his 17 years. Justin Sciarra, a junior at St. Francis High School in La Cañada, was nominated by staff at the school for his upbeat attitude, scholastic aptitude and concern for others. Sciarra was a recipient of the school?s Random Acts of Kindness award last month. ?Justin is a great kid,? said Eric Gleason, the director of campus ministries at St. Francis High School.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | January 22, 2009
It?s not as big of project as the Town Center, but despite recent economic concerns, another new retail development project is in the works for La Cañada?s Foothill Boulevard. The project is currently in the application stages and waiting for Planning Commission and City Council approvals. Longtime La Cañadan Gary Zentmyer ? who has owned the property in between La Cañada Pet Clinic and Magpie?s Grill for the past 20 years ? said he?s not worried about the economy in starting his project to demolish two existing structured at 1432b and 1434 Foothill Blvd and put up a two-story retail office facility.
FEATURES
By Ruth Longoria | November 6, 2008
He’s a low-key guy, with a lot of charm and a lot of heart. This week’s Valley Sun All Star is St. Bede Catholic School eighth grader Nicky Fraher. Fraher, 13, is the son of Brian and Laura Fraher of La Cañada. He has two brothers, Tommy, 12, a sixth grader at St. Bede and William, 8, a third grader at the school. He also has a sister, Laura, 10, who is in fifth grade at the school. In addition to being elected as this year’s student body president, Nicky Fraher is active in several sports activities, including football and volleyball at St. Bede.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | May 29, 2008
Anticipation is keeping some folks anxiously waiting for what appears to be the nearing completion Town Center. But, apparently, looks can be deceiving ? and the project isn?t nearly as close to completion as the façade of the structures may appear, according to Town Center developer Darren Mattix. Despite this, names of several prospective tenants are floating around town ? and a few names have made it past the first stages of the city?s planning commission. The most prominent, at this point, being Chipotle Mexican Grill, which has only one more planned appearance to gain planning commission approval, said Fred Buss, senior planner for the city of La Cañada Flintridge.
FEATURES
By Ruth Longoria | June 5, 2008
The smile on a child’s face or a simple “thank you” from a friend is all it takes to brighten Alex Edwards’ day. The Renaissance Academy junior thrives on helping people and the feeling he gets from sharing with others. “It’s always good to see other people enjoy something you’ve done for them,” Edwards said. “I take pleasure in helping people because of what it does for them and what their gratitude does for me.” Edwards, 15, is this week’s Valley Sun All Star.
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