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By Ruth Longoria | April 2, 2009
It has been two years since former La Cañada resident Fred Akers, 69, died of Non-Hodgkin?s lymphoma. When he died, the former JPL software engineer, president of the La Cañada Gladiators football league, La Cañada Jr. Baseball Association coach and political activist, left a hole in the hearts of much of the community, including his wife, Jan and son, Kiley, a 1990 La Cañada High School graduate. Now, Kiley Akers, 36, who works as a substitute schoolteacher in the Arcadia and La Cañada Unified school districts and also teaches with the Assistance League of La Cañada Flintridge?
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By Ruth Longoria | May 14, 2009
It was quite an experience, La Cañadan Kiley Akers said of his successful completion of last month’s 18th annual Leona Divide 50-mile Run. Akers was one of about 200 runners to complete that challenging trek. “It’s hard to say it was fun, but there were moments of fun — and, there were moments that were pretty miserable,” he said, with a laugh. Akers, 36, is a 1990 La Cañada High School graduate and substitute teacher in the Arcadia and La Cañada Unified school districts.
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By Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com | October 31, 2013
On the first Friday of October, Jack Bierman escorted his younger daughter, Clare, onto the football field at La Cañada High School, where she was honored as a member of the LCHS Homecoming Court. Two weeks later, the elder Bierman was in Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena being treated for acute septic shock. He died there on Oct. 24 at the age of 71. Since losing his wife, Susan, in January 2012, Bierman had been focused on Clare's well-being, as well as that of her older sister, Lisa.
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February 14, 2008
Donation received by Verdugo Hills The Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation celebrated a donation in the amount of $47,043 — which was given by the VHH medical staff at the end of last year — during the Hospital’s Annual Medical Staff Banquet and Installation of Officers on Jan. 26 at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The foundation raised $70,565 in 2007 toward the $150,000 needed to earn the $100,000 match from the medical staff toward building a Medical Staff Endowment Fund.
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March 29, 2007
On March 30 at 7:30 p.m., La Cañadan Heather D'Onofrio and Montrose Church will be hosting "Concert for the Cure," a benefit concert to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). The suggested minimum donation is $10. The concert will be featuring local musicians Aisea Taimani, Eric McClenahan and Johnny May. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to fund cancer research and help patients pay for treatments and doctor visits. Those who know D'Onofrio would tell you that she's an individual who is out to save the world, but who never really knew how to go about doing it. As a former supervisor at Starbucks in La Cañada, she met a customer who gave her the opportunity to fulfill her lifelong goal of running a marathon.
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By Anita S. Brenner | March 19, 2014
Noelle Ito, a Flintridge Prep alum, class of '98, is a Bark for Life Altadena team captain. The event raises funds for the American Cancer Society and is part of their successful Relay for Life events, which have spread to more than 20 countries and have raised more than $5 billion for support of cancer patients and research into cures. But first, journalistic ethics require a disclaimer: Noelle has set this up in honor of the 10th anniversary of the death of our most wonderful son, 2nd Lt. Andrew Torres, USMC.
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By Ruth Longoria | November 20, 2008
Last weekend, Terry Engler held her third-annual silent auction in her La Cañada home. She spent months contacting local businesses to coordinate donated items for gift baskets and raffle items — from dinners and movie tickets to artwork, electronics and beauty products. Then Engler sent out invitations to 40 friends, family members and others she thought might want to help her raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. With the help of her sister, Rose Buss, Engler decorated her home with gift baskets and other goodies, including baked goods Buss helped prepare for sale at the event.
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By Ruth Longoria | May 14, 2009
It was quite an experience, La Cañadan Kiley Akers said of his successful completion of last month’s 18th annual Leona Divide 50-mile Run. Akers was one of about 200 runners to complete that challenging trek. “It’s hard to say it was fun, but there were moments of fun — and, there were moments that were pretty miserable,” he said, with a laugh. Akers, 36, is a 1990 La Cañada High School graduate and substitute teacher in the Arcadia and La Cañada Unified school districts.
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By Ruth Longoria | April 2, 2009
It has been two years since former La Cañada resident Fred Akers, 69, died of Non-Hodgkin?s lymphoma. When he died, the former JPL software engineer, president of the La Cañada Gladiators football league, La Cañada Jr. Baseball Association coach and political activist, left a hole in the hearts of much of the community, including his wife, Jan and son, Kiley, a 1990 La Cañada High School graduate. Now, Kiley Akers, 36, who works as a substitute schoolteacher in the Arcadia and La Cañada Unified school districts and also teaches with the Assistance League of La Cañada Flintridge?
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