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June 28, 2007
LA CRESCENTA ? Independence Day is coming soon and plans are being finalized by the Crescenta Valley Fireworks Association for its inaugural event on July 4. The carnival and fireworks show will be held at the La Crescenta Elementary School playground. The entrance will be off of Prospect Avenue just west of La Crescenta Avenue. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at the office of the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce at 3131 Foothill Blvd. or at the gate beginning at 5 p.m. on July 4. For many years a similar event was staged each July 4 at CVHS, a practice that ended with the installation of new field turf on that campus.
NEWS
By Congressman David Dreier (R-San Dimas) | June 28, 2007
The Fourth of July is a time for fireworks, picnics, and parades. Millions of Americans celebrate every year with family and friends. Yet few of us appreciate the historical significance of the day, or why July 4, 1776 altered the course of the history of the world. Independence Day commemorates the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. The Declaration was drafted primarily by Thomas Jefferson, because in addition to being a gifted writer and thinker, he was from Virginia.
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By Jane Napier Neely | July 1, 2004
Hurrah for the red, white and blue. It is our nation's birthday this weekend. Even though the Fourth of July falls on Sunday, most of the nation will observe the holiday on Monday. It was not until a year after the Declaration of Independ-ence had been signed that the first celebration of America's freedom from Britain was celebrated in Philadelphia with bonfires, the ringing of bells and illuminations of many hues shot into a darkened sky. By 1812 celebrations on July fourth became more commonplace on the east coast.
FEATURES
April 27, 2006
The Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center will conduct an Israeli Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, May 2, at 6 p.m. in the social hall, 1434 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena. The free event is open to the public. The festivities will include food, Israeli dancing and singing. Israeli Independence Day, or Yom Ha'atzmaut, is the anniversary of Israel's Declaration of Independence made on May 14, 1948. The anniversary is calculated by the Jewish calendar which varies from the secular calendar.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2004
The South Pasadena Kiwanis Club Will continue a longstanding home-town tradition by flipping and serving over 5,000 pancakes on Independence Day. A Sunday morning of fun for families, along with a hearty breakfast, will help the club raise money for local scholarships. The annual event is very popular. "People just flip over our flapjacks" said Kiwanis President Jim Hodge. "There's a secret ingredient." The breakfast is followed by a home town parade, "The Festival of Balloons," which starts at noon.
NEWS
June 28, 2007
Ten Years Ago … Excitement was building at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge ten years ago this week as Independence Day 1997 would see the landing of the Pathfinder Lander and Mars Rover Project on the red planet. Manager of the Mars Exploration Program was La Cañadan Donna Shirley. Twenty Years Ago … A significant number of koi were reported missing from the ponds at Descanso Gardens and it was suspected they'd been stolen.
NEWS
July 3, 2008
Historian honored by county board La Cañada resident John Newcombe was honored Tuesday by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors for his full-length documentary on the foothill area, “Rancho La Cañada, Then and Now.” Newcombe was accompanied to the meeting by Mike Lawler, president of the Historical Society of La Crescenta. Newcombe, a nationally recognized cartoonist and writer, told the board his film began as a shorter work for the historical society.
SPORTS
By Mark Gero | August 18, 2005
Located just west of the Glendale Community College campus is a park. It's a typical park like any other. A place to take your kids, to walk around or simply a place to relax. The park has a complete baseball diamond, with seats like a minor league ball field. The field is well groomed and ready for play. Local Little League, Babe Ruth and other youth organizations often use this field for their games. The field is named after one of the most colorful characters in Major League Baseball - Casey Stengel.
NEWS
June 29, 2006
Several La Cañada Flintridge streets near Pasadena's Rose Bowl will have temporary 'no parking' signs established from 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, according to David Stegner, public safety coordinator for the city of La Cañada Flintridge. "In years past, the streets around St. Katherine Drive that overlook the Rose Bowl have experienced extreme congestion on Independence Day from both residents and visitors viewing the Rose Bowl fireworks," Stegner said in a prepared statement issued Monday.
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By Carol Cormaci | June 29, 2011
There was a ritual in my parents’ household during my youth. On the mornings of Flag Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day and Veterans Day, Dad retrieved our American flag from a shelf in the front hall closet, unfolded it, attached it to its slender pole and displayed it from an aluminum bracket that was permanently affixed to an exterior wall just outside our front door. There the flag waved in the breeze throughout the holiday until just before sundown, when my father would summon me to help him fold it and put it away.
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By Congressman David Dreier (R-San Dimas) | June 28, 2007
The Fourth of July is a time for fireworks, picnics, and parades. Millions of Americans celebrate every year with family and friends. Yet few of us appreciate the historical significance of the day, or why July 4, 1776 altered the course of the history of the world. Independence Day commemorates the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. The Declaration was drafted primarily by Thomas Jefferson, because in addition to being a gifted writer and thinker, he was from Virginia.
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NEWS
June 28, 2007
LA CRESCENTA ? Independence Day is coming soon and plans are being finalized by the Crescenta Valley Fireworks Association for its inaugural event on July 4. The carnival and fireworks show will be held at the La Crescenta Elementary School playground. The entrance will be off of Prospect Avenue just west of La Crescenta Avenue. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at the office of the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce at 3131 Foothill Blvd. or at the gate beginning at 5 p.m. on July 4. For many years a similar event was staged each July 4 at CVHS, a practice that ended with the installation of new field turf on that campus.
FEATURES
April 27, 2006
The Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center will conduct an Israeli Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, May 2, at 6 p.m. in the social hall, 1434 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena. The free event is open to the public. The festivities will include food, Israeli dancing and singing. Israeli Independence Day, or Yom Ha'atzmaut, is the anniversary of Israel's Declaration of Independence made on May 14, 1948. The anniversary is calculated by the Jewish calendar which varies from the secular calendar.
NEWS
By Jane Napier Neely | July 1, 2004
Hurrah for the red, white and blue. It is our nation's birthday this weekend. Even though the Fourth of July falls on Sunday, most of the nation will observe the holiday on Monday. It was not until a year after the Declaration of Independ-ence had been signed that the first celebration of America's freedom from Britain was celebrated in Philadelphia with bonfires, the ringing of bells and illuminations of many hues shot into a darkened sky. By 1812 celebrations on July fourth became more commonplace on the east coast.
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