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February 4, 2010
Proceeds from Tasting Bee benefit for Haiti Junior Girl Scout Troop 14241 will be hosting the annual Girl Scouts? Tasting Bee in honor of World Thinking Day. Proceeds from the event will be donated to World Vision for Haiti Relief to provide blankets, food, and clean water; and to the Juliette Low Fund, which promotes Girl Scouting throughout the world. This year?s World Thinking Day?s theme is ?Ending Extreme Poverty and Hunger.? The tragic events in Haiti can clearly serve as a way to make all aware about the issues of extreme poverty and hunger throughout the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2007
Years ago, a young mother of small children, I was looking for the "perfect diet" to help me lose a few pounds. When my mother heard about this she said, "Loa, if you want to be thin ? you've got to THINK THIN. It's as simple as that." Yeah, right, Mom. I didn't think much of it at the time. But now, some 30 years later, I realize she knew a very big secret. The masses have searched for this elusive secret, for it is truly a "forest for the trees" scenario. Hundreds of weight loss products and facilities abound, but the most essential ingredient might already be available to you. Natural slenderness is accompanied by a state of mind.
NEWS
May 11, 2006
Saturday, May 13 has been set aside for the 14th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation. The public is asked to leave non-perishable food in a bag next to their mailbox that day. Their letter carrier will do the rest. The food is taken to the Post Office and distributed to local charities who in turn give it to people who need it. Sign-up to receive an e-mail Friday, May 12, reminding you to place non-perishable food items next to your mailbox at www.stampouthunger2006.
NEWS
By Anita S. Brenner | February 22, 2012
The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation consistently comes through for our public schools. This month, the LCUSD accepted a $2-million check from the foundation. “Foundation President Paul Murray noted it was a record amount for the organization, exceeding the donation for the previous school year by $900,000.” (Valley Sun, Feb. 9, “ La Cañada Unified receives $2 million from foundation .”) The money makes up the shortfall in public funds, and reduces class sizes, because our tax dollars do not go directly to our local schools.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sara Cardine | November 26, 2009
At this time of year, thoughts of Thanksgiving feasts tend to tinge when one considers those among us who will be forced to go without for yet another holiday season. Perhaps that is why, when local residents were recently asked to do their part to combat hunger both locally and globally, hundreds of people gladly raised their spoons and answered the call. Residents helped raise more than $6,500 at an ?Empty Bowls? soup dinner Nov. 14 at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church.
NEWS
By Anita S. Brenner | April 7, 2012
Most nights, I drive my car up and down Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge, sucked into a dilemma. I am not alone. Miss Audrey Hepburn, our rescue dog, relaxes in the passenger seat. Sprouts or Trader Joe's? Trader Joe's or Sprouts? Ever since the newest Sprouts grocery opened in La Cañada, I can never decide where to buy cheese. Most nights, Foothill Boulevard is empty. “Most likely, everyone is at the movie theater watching 'The Hunger Games,'” I say to Miss Hepburn.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | April 28, 2012
Skid-row-style box cities aren't common in La Cañada Flintridge, and neither is serious hunger. But this weekend, members of La Cañada Unified Methodist Church built a shantytown on Oak Grove Avenue and deprived themselves of food in an effort to put the focus on hungry children elsewhere in the world. Starting at 12:30 p.m. on Friday and ending at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, 20 youths, 14 and older, and their chaperons from the church drank only water and juice, slept outdoors in cardboard boxes on the church grounds, and raised funds as part of World Vision's 30-Hour Famine program.
FEATURES
November 1, 2007
  Juniors ‘Meals on Heels’ program Since it began in 2006, the Meals on Heels program of the La Canada Junior Women’s Club has regularly provided homeless families with nutritious bag lunches, donated by members who gather each month to prepare them. In October the club marked the first anniversary of Meals of Heels by honoring initiator Vickie Devaud as Junior of the Month. “All members in our group, whether veterans or newcomers, enjoy the collaboration of this service project.
NEWS
October 2, 2013
Members of La Cañada United Methodist Church will participate from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the annual Empty Bowls event held by Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave., Montrose. Hundreds of bowls created by local artists are available for purchase for $15. They can be filled with a choice of soups prepared by area chefs. All proceeds from the soup dinner are donated to relieve hunger. Also on Saturday, a Visioning Retreat will be held at La Cañada United Methodist, from 3 to 6 p.m. On Sunday, Pastor Elaine Cho will address “Naming Our Idols” during the 10:30 a.m. worship service, which is preceded at 9 a.m. by Bible study.
COMMUNITY
May 1, 2013
Twenty local youths participated in World Vision's 30-Hour Famine April 26-27, fasting throughout the period and collecting money to feed starving children. One highlight of the event was a protest against world hunger Friday night in Old Pasadena. The locals represented La Cañada United Methodist Church, Lutheran Church in the Foothills and Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church. In addition to fasting and attending the protest in Pasadena to inform passersby of the plight of impoverished children, they also spent time over the weekend collecting donations of food and money in front of the Ralphs stores in La Cañada and La Crescenta.
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NEWS
By Anita S. Brenner | February 22, 2012
The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation consistently comes through for our public schools. This month, the LCUSD accepted a $2-million check from the foundation. “Foundation President Paul Murray noted it was a record amount for the organization, exceeding the donation for the previous school year by $900,000.” (Valley Sun, Feb. 9, “ La Cañada Unified receives $2 million from foundation .”) The money makes up the shortfall in public funds, and reduces class sizes, because our tax dollars do not go directly to our local schools.
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FEATURES
February 4, 2010
Proceeds from Tasting Bee benefit for Haiti Junior Girl Scout Troop 14241 will be hosting the annual Girl Scouts? Tasting Bee in honor of World Thinking Day. Proceeds from the event will be donated to World Vision for Haiti Relief to provide blankets, food, and clean water; and to the Juliette Low Fund, which promotes Girl Scouting throughout the world. This year?s World Thinking Day?s theme is ?Ending Extreme Poverty and Hunger.? The tragic events in Haiti can clearly serve as a way to make all aware about the issues of extreme poverty and hunger throughout the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sara Cardine | November 26, 2009
At this time of year, thoughts of Thanksgiving feasts tend to tinge when one considers those among us who will be forced to go without for yet another holiday season. Perhaps that is why, when local residents were recently asked to do their part to combat hunger both locally and globally, hundreds of people gladly raised their spoons and answered the call. Residents helped raise more than $6,500 at an ?Empty Bowls? soup dinner Nov. 14 at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2007
Years ago, a young mother of small children, I was looking for the "perfect diet" to help me lose a few pounds. When my mother heard about this she said, "Loa, if you want to be thin ? you've got to THINK THIN. It's as simple as that." Yeah, right, Mom. I didn't think much of it at the time. But now, some 30 years later, I realize she knew a very big secret. The masses have searched for this elusive secret, for it is truly a "forest for the trees" scenario. Hundreds of weight loss products and facilities abound, but the most essential ingredient might already be available to you. Natural slenderness is accompanied by a state of mind.
NEWS
May 11, 2006
Saturday, May 13 has been set aside for the 14th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation. The public is asked to leave non-perishable food in a bag next to their mailbox that day. Their letter carrier will do the rest. The food is taken to the Post Office and distributed to local charities who in turn give it to people who need it. Sign-up to receive an e-mail Friday, May 12, reminding you to place non-perishable food items next to your mailbox at www.stampouthunger2006.
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