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By Ruth Longoria | October 30, 2008
It was a bibliophile?s dream. Cover after cover, filled with old and new ? pages of recipes, biographies, narratives, history and psychology too. Boxes overflowed with fonts of knowledge; facts and fables filled the tables. And all could be obtained ? every mystery, novel or other tale ? for a minimal cost at the annual La Cañada Flintridge Friends of the Library Book Sale. Hundreds of local folks perused the bevy of books Saturday morning and many left with sacks filled or arms stacked with classics and other literature.
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By CARY ORDWAY Of CaliforniaWeekend.com | July 19, 2007
As a boy growing up in a small Central Washington farming community, one of my first recollections was that soldier in the framed picture that hung above my father's roll-top desk. The helmet had four stars and the stern look on the soldier's face was anything but friendly. Yet, there it was, my father's prize possession, a photo he viewed so reverently that it maintained its prime location for several decades until my dad sold his newspaper and moved out of his office. The man in the picture was General George S. Patton, someone that my generation knew little about until he was made famous by George C. Scott's portrayal of him in the 1970 movie classic, Patton.
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By Joe Piasecki, The Valley Sun | November 2, 2010
While TV pundits are still tripping over their tongues to make sense of Tuesday's vote, the La Cañada Presbyterian Church is taking a longer look at the influence of religion on American political life from Revolutionary times to the present. Lincoln biographer and Huntington Library Fellow Ronald C. White will on Friday lead a forum at the church titled "God in America: How Religion Unites and Divides Us," a discussion White describes as part history lesson and part call for a calmer approach to a stormy subject.
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By Mary O’Keefe Valley Sun | February 19, 2009
The Right Reverend J. Jon Bruno visited St. George’s Episcopal Church in La Cañada on Sunday and presided over the worship service. This was the bishop’s annual visit to the church, where he called Rev. Amy Pringle, “one of the best” rectors. On a typical Sunday, the children of St. George’s begin each service in the church with their families; they are given a blessing then sent off to Sunday School. But this Sunday with the bishop in attendance, the children got a little history lesson before their school.
NEWS
By Carol Cormaci | January 1, 2009
La Cañadans here and across the globe are sure to be watching today to see how the city’s float in the Rose Parade is faring. Our contribution to the parade, “Mechanical Melodies,” got a great place in the line-up — it’s the sixth entry and just the third float that will glide past the reviewing stands. Although our whimsical float is officially the city’s 31st entry in the extravaganza, some might be surprised to learn it’s actually the 33rd Rose Parade float to represent La Cañada.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sara Cardine ? | February 4, 2010
Crescenta Valley residents got a history lesson at their new county library last Friday when town leaders dedicated a plaque honoring three different and competing elements in the area?s founding. Fallbrook artist Geri Gould, a La Crescenta native and member of the local native Tongva tribe, set out to tell the unincorporated town?s real history, a complex interweaving of Native American, Spanish and early American influences. The large, bronze floor medallion depicts the profiles of Toypurina, an 18th century Tongva woman-warrior who led a rebellion against encroaching Spanish missionaries, her captor, Don José Maria Verdugo, who was awarded the first Spanish land grant in 1784 and Benjamin Briggs, the American doctor who eventually settled and named La Crescenta in 1848.
COMMUNITY
By Jane Napier Neely | December 19, 2012
Oh my, just five more days and it will be Christmas Day. I can hardly believe that it is almost here. Except for a few sundry items, my shopping is done! Of course, I still have to do the work of wrapping the surprises. Yes, the community is abuzz with Christmas talk and activities. I know that I will be spending the next few weeks trying to catch up on all that has been going on around town. Today I'm only going to roll out one grand event for you: Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was the setting Dec. 11 for the 100th general meeting of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Assn.
FEATURES
By Michael J. Arvizu | December 25, 2008
Riva Dietz and her father, Hy Vego, are in their La Cañada home, at the base of the San Gabriels. Their living room window looks out over the ivy in their backyard, and beyond, to the cloudy skies above the La Cañada valley. Footsteps from another family member can be heard, making the hardwood floor squeak a little with each footfall. Right now, the family is getting ready to take a two week cruise — a spur of the moment decision — to Panama, where they will go through the Panama Canal, ending up in Ft. Lauderdale.
NEWS
July 13, 2006
If you haven't been following the latest (fifth) incarnation of plans to build a shopping center on La Cañada Properties land at the intersection of Foothill and Angeles Crest Highway, now is the time to perk up your ears and pay attention. A local man, Darren Mattix, is the developer hired by La Cañada Properties to bring to fruition the Town Center project. Over the past several months, his plan, which includes a couple of large stores (Sport Chalet and a big-name bookseller)
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe and Charly Shelton | July 7, 2005
Three days after Deep Impact scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge successfully impacted the comet Tempel 1, they were dancing - literally - in the streets. "I got a call from [JPL] media that five comets were headed for JPL," Don Yeomans, Deep Impact co-investigator said of Bill Haley's original comets, who played for employees at JPL on July 5. The Comets are the five surviving members of the original Comets. They had scientists up and rockin' to their hits, including "Rock Around the Clock" and "Shake Rattle & Roll."
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By Ruth Longoria | October 30, 2008
It was a bibliophile?s dream. Cover after cover, filled with old and new ? pages of recipes, biographies, narratives, history and psychology too. Boxes overflowed with fonts of knowledge; facts and fables filled the tables. And all could be obtained ? every mystery, novel or other tale ? for a minimal cost at the annual La Cañada Flintridge Friends of the Library Book Sale. Hundreds of local folks perused the bevy of books Saturday morning and many left with sacks filled or arms stacked with classics and other literature.
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By CARY ORDWAY Of CaliforniaWeekend.com | July 19, 2007
As a boy growing up in a small Central Washington farming community, one of my first recollections was that soldier in the framed picture that hung above my father's roll-top desk. The helmet had four stars and the stern look on the soldier's face was anything but friendly. Yet, there it was, my father's prize possession, a photo he viewed so reverently that it maintained its prime location for several decades until my dad sold his newspaper and moved out of his office. The man in the picture was General George S. Patton, someone that my generation knew little about until he was made famous by George C. Scott's portrayal of him in the 1970 movie classic, Patton.
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