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April 1, 2010
While working on a project suggested by the La Cañada Trails Council, members of the St. Francis High School Key Club painted out graffiti under the 210 Freeway. Working on the concrete walls adjacent to the trail that runs from the Devil’s Gate Dam area to Cherry Canyon, the students covered dozens of pictures and signs. This trail is used by joggers, hikers, and as a horse trail. The St. Francis High School Key Club, sponsored by the La Cañada AM Kiwanis, plans to make this a regular service project.
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By Chris Sutton | March 5, 2004
Ten members of the Key Club at La Cañada High School cooked dinner Friday night at Union Station in Pasadena, for 40 homeless people. The Key Club participates in Union Station's adopt a meal program as part of their community outreach project. President Maressa Takahashi, Melissa Lertsmitivanta, Jean Benjauthrit, Alyssa Cuevero, Michelle Lee, Amanda Kim, Chris Park, Henry Hsui, Robert Gee and Valerie Chen were busy in Union Station's kitchen cooking tacos, nachos and refried beans.
FEATURES
June 28, 2007
During the June 11 Senior Awards Night for the La Cañada High School Class of 2007, the La Cañada Kiwanis Club presented scholarship awards to three Key Club members. Candice Young , 2006-2007 Key Club president, received a $1,000 scholarship. Andrew Park , lieutenant governor Division 3, received a $1,000 scholarship. And Sana Chaudry , Key Club 2006-2007 vice president received a $500 scholarship. The awards were presented by Ken Lowe of the La Canada Kiwanis Club.
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April 4, 2012
David Herrman, a stalwart member of the AM Kiwanis, died last week following emergency surgery. Along with many in the community, our club members will mourn his loss. Some background: Dave was a member of the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada when, 18 years ago, some members wanted to branch off to a more low-key service-oriented club. Dave was instrumental in forming the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, AM, and was its second president. As Lt. Gov. of Div. 3, he was instrumental in getting our AM club to sponsor the Benjamin Franklin High School Key Club when their sponsor folded.
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January 11, 2012
Rose Princess Sarah Zuno joined Franklin High School Key Club Advisor Elaine Harada and Key Club officers at last Wednesday's meeting of the Kiwanis Club of La Canada a.m. When the scheduled speaker did not arrive, Princess Sarah stepped forward to present a 30-minute talk about her Rose Court experience. The Franklin High School senior described the selection process, the 14 distinctive outfits with multiple accessories that were worn at 145 separate appearances (including 11 in “our toughest day”)
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By Connie Woo | December 2, 2004
The 9-12 Associated Student Body at La Cañada High School will host a canned food drive now through Dec. 15 . Students are welcome to put their donations in boxes that will be placed in each classroom. Collections will be made daily during SSR class, and all proceeds will go the Pasadena Salvation Army for the holiday season. The members of ASB hope to motivate students to be involved in this charitable event and to create a better community. The Key Club and Smile Club at the high school are also helping to make the food drive a success.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Olivia Smith | July 16, 2009
The Jack Lantz Big Band performed last Sunday in Memorial Park, drawing a crowd of about 200 people despite an enervating summer heat wave. The band, which plays jazz, swing and big band sounds, has performed at weddings as well as public functions and has performed once a month at a lounge in Pasadena. St. Bede School teacher Moira Arjani and her daughter, another St. Bede teacher, Jennifer Valencia, were enjoying the music with friends and family. ?I?m going to bring my fourth grade class here in two weeks,?
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By Nicholas Louie | August 7, 2008
Local band Palm Drive gave an electrifying performance in last weekend?s Music in the Park, playing songs stretching the entire gamut of rock and roll history. Decades were represented with songs ranging from Peter Gabriel to Tears for Fears to Coldplay. ?We learned 20 new songs for the park gig. It took us a couple of months of practice to get them all down,? said Greg Lee, acoustic guitar player and vocalist for the group. Right from the start of the concert hundreds were in attendance.
NEWS
By Monica Lee | August 7, 2008
The Crescenta-Cañada Lions Club on July 24 honored six high school graduates, including three Crescenta Valley High School graduates, at its annual scholarship presentation. Members of the Lions Club, the scholarship recipients and their family members gathered at Grandview Palace in La Crescenta for the dinner and Lions Club meeting. According to the Crescenta-Cañada Lions Club President Art Rinaman, the scholarship recipients were chosen on the basis of need, excellence in academics, attitude and spirit, and community outreach.
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By Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com | February 13, 2013
Robert Haw, a JPL systems engineer who has worked on exploration missions spanning the solar system from Mercury to Pluto, was the featured speaker at the Feb. 6 meeting of Kiwanis Club of La Cañada. Using slides to illustrate his talk, Haw, the founder of the Climate Change Symposium at JPL, gave an overview of environmental changes over the past century and the role that man's use of coal has played in those changes. In other news, members of the club and the Key Club it sponsors at La Cañada High gathered Sunday in front of Ralphs market to sell peanuts in support of the Eliminate Project, a Kiwanis International program run in collaboration with UNICEF to eradicate maternal and neonatal tetanus.
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NEWS
April 4, 2012
David Herrman, a stalwart member of the AM Kiwanis, died last week following emergency surgery. Along with many in the community, our club members will mourn his loss. Some background: Dave was a member of the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada when, 18 years ago, some members wanted to branch off to a more low-key service-oriented club. Dave was instrumental in forming the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, AM, and was its second president. As Lt. Gov. of Div. 3, he was instrumental in getting our AM club to sponsor the Benjamin Franklin High School Key Club when their sponsor folded.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2012
Rose Princess Sarah Zuno joined Franklin High School Key Club Advisor Elaine Harada and Key Club officers at last Wednesday's meeting of the Kiwanis Club of La Canada a.m. When the scheduled speaker did not arrive, Princess Sarah stepped forward to present a 30-minute talk about her Rose Court experience. The Franklin High School senior described the selection process, the 14 distinctive outfits with multiple accessories that were worn at 145 separate appearances (including 11 in “our toughest day”)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2011
Fifteen members of the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, AM and 23 Key clubbers from St. Francis and Franklin high schools April 2 to participate in the worldwide Kiwanis One Day of community service, weeding, trimming, raking and cleaning up the grounds around Lanterman House. Boxes of oranges and lemons were picked for distribution to local homeless shelters, a full dumpster of weeds and garden waste was collected and the historic house's kitchen garden was planted with vegetables and herbs, which will be harvested to benefit needy families.
FEATURES
April 1, 2010
While working on a project suggested by the La Cañada Trails Council, members of the St. Francis High School Key Club painted out graffiti under the 210 Freeway. Working on the concrete walls adjacent to the trail that runs from the Devil’s Gate Dam area to Cherry Canyon, the students covered dozens of pictures and signs. This trail is used by joggers, hikers, and as a horse trail. The St. Francis High School Key Club, sponsored by the La Cañada AM Kiwanis, plans to make this a regular service project.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Olivia Smith | July 16, 2009
The Jack Lantz Big Band performed last Sunday in Memorial Park, drawing a crowd of about 200 people despite an enervating summer heat wave. The band, which plays jazz, swing and big band sounds, has performed at weddings as well as public functions and has performed once a month at a lounge in Pasadena. St. Bede School teacher Moira Arjani and her daughter, another St. Bede teacher, Jennifer Valencia, were enjoying the music with friends and family. ?I?m going to bring my fourth grade class here in two weeks,?
FEATURES
By Elaine La Marr | March 12, 2009
Members of the Don José Verdugo Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, honored five local students at its annual Good Citizen Award ceremony held recently at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. The Good Citizen Award is presented to students for the outstanding work they do for home, school, community and country. The students are selected by school faculty based on the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. This year?s recipients represent five local high schools and were selected for this prestigious award.
NEWS
By Nicholas Louie | August 7, 2008
Local band Palm Drive gave an electrifying performance in last weekend?s Music in the Park, playing songs stretching the entire gamut of rock and roll history. Decades were represented with songs ranging from Peter Gabriel to Tears for Fears to Coldplay. ?We learned 20 new songs for the park gig. It took us a couple of months of practice to get them all down,? said Greg Lee, acoustic guitar player and vocalist for the group. Right from the start of the concert hundreds were in attendance.
NEWS
By Monica Lee | August 7, 2008
The Crescenta-Cañada Lions Club on July 24 honored six high school graduates, including three Crescenta Valley High School graduates, at its annual scholarship presentation. Members of the Lions Club, the scholarship recipients and their family members gathered at Grandview Palace in La Crescenta for the dinner and Lions Club meeting. According to the Crescenta-Cañada Lions Club President Art Rinaman, the scholarship recipients were chosen on the basis of need, excellence in academics, attitude and spirit, and community outreach.
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