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By Walter Campbell | July 10, 2008
A small but intensely dedicated crowd huddled around the stage at La Cañada?s Memorial Park Friday afternoon to celebrate the John Birch Society?s 50th anniversary. According to the organization?s website, the society?s mission is ?To bring about less government, more responsibility, and ? with God?s help ? a better world by providing leadership, education, and organized volunteer action in accordance with moral and Constitutional principles.? The strength of their devotion to their cause was best observed by the number one question asked at the Independence Day gathering: ?
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2010
Ten Years Ago A reception was held at Oakmont Country Club in honor of Dr. Mervyn Purdy, who retired after a 50-year career as a physician. For 36 of those years, Purdy was also the La Cañada school district physician. Twenty Years Ago Noel Ryan, 12, won the championship in his age group of the 1990 Pepsi West-L.A. County Parks and Recreation Basketball Parks and Recreation competition. A sixth-grader at La Cañada Elementary School, Ryan defeated a 13-year-old Alhambra boy by 16 points during the finals, held at halftime during a L.A. Clippers game.
NEWS
April 17, 2008
Letters to the editor Blind curve trail crossing dangerous The trails around La Cañada are beautiful and benefit equestrians, runners and hikers alike. The trails are supposed to be safe and welcoming to the public, which for the most part they are, with the exception being the dangerous crossing on Chevy Chase Drive. Situated on a blind curve, the residents that are familiar with the trail are aware of just how dangerous it really is. It is the rest of the public that is unaware of how the crossing is putting lives at danger.
COMMUNITY
July 5, 2013
Ten Years Ago Parents and Children's Nursery School on Indianola Way announced the arrival of its new director, Marji Golden. Twenty Years Ago The 1993 Music on the Green summer concert series at Descanso Gardens started off on July 4 of that year with two half-hour shows performed by the 60-member Verdugo Hills Chapter of Sweet Adelines, a women's barbershop harmony group. Director was Carolyn Butler. Thirty Years Ago La Cañada Flintridge resident Patricia D. Phillips was named president-elect of the 17,000-member Los Angeles County Bar Assn., the first woman to hold that post.
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February 18, 2010
Ten Years Ago A reception was held at Oakmont Country Club in honor of Dr. Mervyn Purdy, who retired after a 50-year career as a physician. For 36 of those years, Purdy was also the La Cañada school district physician. Twenty Years Ago Noel Ryan, 12, won the championship in his age group of the 1990 Pepsi West-L.A. County Parks and Recreation Basketball Parks and Recreation competition. A sixth-grader at La Cañada Elementary School, Ryan defeated a 13-year-old Alhambra boy by 16 points during the finals, held at halftime during a L.A. Clippers game.
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By Walter Campbell | July 10, 2008
A small but intensely dedicated crowd huddled around the stage at La Cañada?s Memorial Park Friday afternoon to celebrate the John Birch Society?s 50th anniversary. According to the organization?s website, the society?s mission is ?To bring about less government, more responsibility, and ? with God?s help ? a better world by providing leadership, education, and organized volunteer action in accordance with moral and Constitutional principles.? The strength of their devotion to their cause was best observed by the number one question asked at the Independence Day gathering: ?
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.
NEWS
April 17, 2008
Letters to the editor Blind curve trail crossing dangerous The trails around La Cañada are beautiful and benefit equestrians, runners and hikers alike. The trails are supposed to be safe and welcoming to the public, which for the most part they are, with the exception being the dangerous crossing on Chevy Chase Drive. Situated on a blind curve, the residents that are familiar with the trail are aware of just how dangerous it really is. It is the rest of the public that is unaware of how the crossing is putting lives at danger.
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