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January 21, 2010
La Cañada music students to perform Elementary school students enrolled in Assistance League of Flintridge Fine Arts Academy Instrumental Music will present two concerts this month that are free and open to the public. Both concerts will be held at Lanterman Auditorium, 4491 Cornishion Ave., La Cañada Flintridge. The string musicians will display their talents in the Beginning Strings and Orchestra concert, under the direction of Patricia Aiken, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26. They will be accompanied by Katherine Spry on piano.
By Anita Susan Brenner | January 3, 2010
The end of the calendar year is traditionally a time of reflection when many La Cañadans gather together to take down the decorations, drink a gin fizz or two and bake lasagna for the float builders. In the spirit of year-end contemplation, the following is my annual top ten list of Southern California?s greatest places, in and around the 91011. 1 ) Shop at the Apple Cart. Nothing says La Cañada like The Apple Cart. The ladies are nice. There are complimentary cookies and seasonal hot beverages.
January 7, 2010
CLASSES Explore Watercolor at Descanso Gardens ? With artist Carole Buss on Mondays Jan. 11 through March 1, from 1 to 4 p.m . Cost for six weeks series is $105 ($95 members) plus a $15 materials fee. For more information and to register, call Descanso Gardens at (818) 949-7980. ? NatalFIT: Prenatal Fitness ? Jan. 13 to April 1, ( 12-week session ) Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30 to 10:30 a.m . The purpose of this class, held at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, is to assist you in attaining and keeping a level of fitness that will optimize the outcome of your pregnancy.
March 11, 2010
K-Kids collect books In February, Kiwanis K-Kids of the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge completed a successful Book Drive, collecting more than 1,000 books from the community and through Once Upon A time Bookstore in Montrose. Books will be donated to USC County Public Hospital, Toll Middle School, Union Avenue Elementary and several under funded preschools in LA County. K-Kids is a community service organization for elementary age students sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.
By Ruth Longoria | August 14, 2009
?We chose La Cañada Flintridge not only for the 300 sunny days per year in the city, but also because La Cañada is a city where community matters.? Those are the words of Sam Ross, who hopes to bring his Shakespeare company, the La Cañada Flintridge Shakespeare Festival and Conservatory program, to this city next year, staging plays and providing educational programs for the community. Ross, whose wife Elizabeth is an English and British literature teacher at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, selected that school?
By Charles Cooper | August 13, 2009
A 30-acre parcel adjoining Pasadena and La Cañada, known as the Hahamongna annex, has been the topic for much debate over the nine years since Pasadena regained ownership of it. Pasadena sold the property to the Metropolitan Water District, and then bought it back for $1.2 million when MWD planners decided the property wasn?t needed for a settling basin. The 30 acres lying between the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Devil?s Gate Dam have been the subject of numerous meetings and planning sessions involving stakeholders from La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena and Altadena.
By Ruth Longoria | August 27, 2009
If you?ve driven up Angeles Crest Highway recently, chances are you?ve noticed the construction work at La Cañada?s Arch Canyon Bridge, known to some as the Gould Canyon Bridge. Work is expected to continue at that site until the fall of 2010 as Caltrans workers complete a bridge railing upgrade, said Maria Raptis, a spokeswoman for Caltrans. The project involves one of four structures in the La Cañada Flintridge and Pasadena areas identified for the $3.4 million upgrade, Raptis said.
By Seth Amitin | November 12, 2009
Unknown suspects got away with two guns and $800 that were stolen from a La Cañada Flintridge home in a burglary Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. The guns, a pistol and a shotgun, were stolen from a house in the 5100 block of Alta Canyada Road between noon and 3:30 p.m., authorities said. ?Nobody saw anything,? said Sgt. Ray Harley of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station. ?The deputies even knocked on a few neighbors? doors and got nothing.? The apparent entrance point was the bathroom window, as the suspects cut through the window screen, according to Harley.
November 12, 2009
Father Tony Marti to speak to GOP group on the role of religion Father Tony Marti, president of St. Francis High School in La Cañada Flintridge, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the La Cañada Flintridge Republican Club at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, at Beckham Grill at 777 W. Walnut in Pasadena. Father Tony will speak about the role of religion in the secular world of business in terms of morality and ethics. Father Tony is the former leader as Provincial Minister of the Western Region of the Franciscan Capuchin order; in a prior career served as senior vice president of First Interstate Bank.
November 26, 2009
Letters to the Editor LCF float group seeks members This past week every household in La Cañada Flintridge should have received a community mailer from the LCF Tournament of Roses Association. It?s bright green so you can?t miss it. It will inform you how you can become a member; how you can get involved as a volunteer or just be a social member. This year?s float, ?Scissored Wizard,? will be one of the most outstanding floats this Association of Volunteers has ever produced; it will be spectacular.
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