May 7, 2009
Paul and Martha Petersen of La Cañada are pleased to announce the impending marriage of their son Christopher to Amanda Boelk, daughter of David and Cilicia Boelk of Manasas, Va. The couple will be wed May 16 at the Fairfax Baptist Temple in Fairfax Station, Va. Chris graduated from La Cañada High School in 1998. He graduated from California State University Los Angeles in 2004 with a degree in criminal justice and is now a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. Having served three tours in Iraq, he will enjoy his next duty station in Hawaii.
February 8, 2007
American Mourning is the story of the anguish that overwhelmed two American families and divided a nation as the families' dramatically different responses to their grief shocked the country. American Mourning describes not only the loss of two young men, but also exposes the drama, corruption, and sadness during their loved ones' journeys of mourning. Justin Johnson and Casey Sheehan met at Fort Hood, Texas, and instantly became close friends. They lost their lives in Iraq only six days apart.
July 5, 2007
Rancho Cucamonga businessman Russ Warner will take another shot at unseating many-term incumbent David Dreier next year in the 26th Congressional District. Warner was a primary candidate last year, but lost to fellow Democrat Cynthia Matthews, who went on to lose to Dreier in November. The 26th district includes parts of two counties and stretches from La Crescenta/La Cañada Flintridge to Rancho Cucamonga. Dreier is a 28-year incumbent, who lost some of his power when the Democrats won control of Congress and he was unseated as Rules Committee chair.
January 24, 2008
The next meeting of the La Canada Flintridge Democratic Club will take place on Sunday, January 27 at 3:00 pm. The meeting will be at the home of Celina Lew and Ed Castro, 1435 Olive Lane, La Canada Flintridge. The club will present a guest speaker, Nathan Gonzalez the author of Engaging Iran: The Rise of a Middle East Powerhouse and America’s Strategic Choice (Praeger SI), and founder of Nation andState.
December 14, 2006
Letters to the Editor Diplomacy and the Iraq Study Group Through the fog of war we can now see a light, albeit faint, that brings hope for a resolution of the Iraq crisis. All Americans should encourage the Administration to take a hard look at the thoughtful ideas expressed by the learned elder statesmen of the Iraq Study Group that propose a potential way out of the tragedy that Iraq has become. With great sadness I note that it appears that President Bush may repudiate the great bulk of the suggestions given by the Commission.
January 31, 2008
A dinner was held recently at the Pasadena home of Phil and Maureen Hosp to celebrate the engagement of their son, Franz Phillip Hosp V and Vivian Carrasco Martinez, daughter of Cervando and Gloria Carrasco of Tijuana, Mexico. The future bride is in her second year at Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. She graduated cum laude from Boston College. She is an accomplished painter, having had her paintings displayed in art festivals in the Southern California area. The future groom is also a second year law student at Loyola.
August 5, 2004
Post 9/11, La Cañada was awash in red, white, and blue. Flags fluttered everywhere. Old Glory unified Americans and rallied us in defense of this nation. And defend it we did by obliterating terrorist training camps in Afghanistan and freeing millions of Muslims from the oppressive Taliban. We invaded Iraq, eliminated a despotic regime, and set the wheels of democracy in motion. Our heroic servicemen and women continue to give their lives in faraway places to bring the cool, refreshing waters of freedom to thirsty people.
October 5, 2006
It started with only eight names and eight faces, when longtime La Cañada Flintridge resident Ellen Young initially had an idea to pay tribute to the young men and women from this community who are now serving or have served in one of the branches of the United States Military since 9/11. Among those locals serving this country is her 22-year-old son, Pfc. Lawrence Young, currently stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C. in Special Forces training. In a small communities such as La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta, word-of-mouth soon spread about her project and suddenly Young found herself making more tribute pages to hand over to residents with sons, daughters, spouses and even family members in other states serving in the military.