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June 20, 2012
Beginning June 30, the La Cañada Flintridge Public Library will display more than 30 original oil paintings by local artists Karen Horn and Karen Sill. Works include landscapes, seascapes, florals and gardens. Both artists, who study under artist Margot Lennartz, have exhibited at Descanso Gardens, Lanterman House and other Southern California galleries. The show runs from June 30 to July 28. The library at 4545 Oakwood Ave., La Cañada Flintridge and is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
NEWS
May 10, 2013
La Cañada was one of the first communities in Los Angeles County to lend books to residents, setting up a library at the back of a general store in 1913. The branch was located at the intersection of Union and Michigan avenues, near the current Foothill Boulevard. It officially opened on May 23, 1913, becoming the second library in the county after Willowbrook. The library will celebrate its centennial anniversary on Saturday, May 11 with a re-dedication ceremony. The event, which kicks off at noon, includes a performance by Native American dancers and activities for children.
NEWS
By Elaine La Marr | February 5, 2009
In 2001, cadets attending the United States Military Academy at West Point witnessed along with the rest of the world, the attack of 9/11. This included a 1998 La Cañada High School graduate, Cadet Todd J. Bryant. During their 2002 commencement ceremony, then-President George W. Bush said in part, ?In your last year America was attacked by a ruthless and resourceful enemy. You graduate from this academy in a time of war.? On Oct. 31, 2003, 2nd Lt. Bryant was killed in Iraq by an improvised explosive device, or IED, as he traveled in a Humvee on the road between Fallujah and Baghdad.
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By Michael J. Arvizu Valley Sun | December 7, 2007
When former La Cañada High School parent Morgan Spiecker read an article in the Los Angeles Times about Anderson Elementary School teacher Jacquie Hundley, who had lost her personal classroom library to a fire in her garage, she asked LCHS 7/8 ASB advisor Susan Skalla how her students could help. Soon, efforts to replace Hundley’s collection of titles was underway, with the direction of LCHS 7/8 School 2 ASB President Alison Yoon, 12. The effort began in October as a competition between classrooms, said Yoon.
NEWS
April 16, 2009
Nearly 30,000 visitors used the Information Resource Center (known as the IRC) on the La Cañada High School campus between last September and the end of January this year, according to officials at the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation. The IRC , a joint-use library and computer center built and run by the La Cañada Unified School District and the city of La Cañada Flintridge, not only serves students, but also welcomes the public during specific hours of the week.
NEWS
March 9, 2006
Beginning next Monday, Braille Institute will offer a series of free seminars at the La Canada Flintridge Public Library to help people with fading vision learn how to live independently. The classes will be conducted from 10 a.m. to noon on four consecutive Mondays, and will end April 3. The library is at 4545 N. Oakwood Ave. Participants will learn new ways of doing daily tasks such as managing the home, using visual aids to maximize remaining vision and how to receive talking books and other free services through Braille Institute's library . For more information, or to sign up, call Sharon Ziegler, field services coordinator, at (323)
FEATURES
By Ruth Longoria | March 6, 2008
Music, sports and schoolwork takes up a lot of La Cañada High School sophomore Katherine Cho’s time. But that doesn’t keep the youth from volunteering her services at the library, where her leadership is beneficial to many small children and teens, Susan Hewitt, reference young adult librarian at La Cañada Flintridge Public Library. Hewitt nominated Cho as this week’s Valley Sun All-Star. “Katherine’s enthusiasm and leadership is wonderful,” Hewitt said.
NEWS
August 10, 2006
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday passed bills written by Assemblymember Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) related to meth lab clean-up, school library content standards and strategies to reduce recidivism among California’s female prison population. A follow-up to Liu’s AB 1078, which created standards for clean-up of houses that had been used as methamphetamine manufacturing, the new bill would require mobile homes contaminated with meth to also be cleaned according to those standards.
FEATURES
May 17, 2007
DeDe Mann, a Senior Girl Scout in Troop 173, is working on toward her Gold Award project, which has been designed to benefit the Los Angeles Youth Network. The mission of the Los Angeles Youth Network is to aid homeless teens through street outreach programs, food, emergency shelter and transitional living programs. Mann is collecting books to create a library for these teens as part of her project. "After establishing the library, I will plan and lead a series of activities at a Los Angeles Youth Network shelter that relate to the books that I have collected to interest these teens in reading," said Mann.
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By Joe Puglia | March 26, 2014
I enjoy the La Cañada High School open house. It's a chance to hang with my buddies Bill Decker, Mike Riley and David Vaughn. All we need is a bottle of Jack Daniels, a few cigars, and we'd be in hog heaven. This year I was more serious. I didn't want to embarrass my wife, Kaitzer, in case she decides to run for president. I thought of “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu: “The plan is useless; but planning is essential.” So I made a plan. I would start at the top and keep on walking till I came to the end. That didn't work, since I didn't have a clue where I was going.
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COMMUNITY
December 12, 2013
Ten Years Ago La Cañada High School senior Katie Van Bogaert won the California Junior State Shooting Championship during a two-day match hosted by the California Rifle and Revolver Assn. Shooting a 22-caliber rifle, Van Bogaert scored 2,259 points out of a possible 2,400. Twenty Years Ago A La Cañada Flintridge woman, Mary Louise Whitson, died in an early morning fire that gutted the Rosebank Drive home she had lived in for 42 years. Her husband, Harland, survived the blaze.
NEWS
By Anita S. Brenner | November 7, 2013
Mark Totten, the head reference librarian and manager of the La Cañada Flintridge branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library, mentioned in passing that the library's collection of Civil War books gets a lot of use during Civil War homework season. The teachers, it seems, want the students to cite real books, not just Wikipedia articles, for their Civil War references. So, local kids pour into the library searching for Civil War books. It hardly seems fair to deprive students of online resources.
NEWS
By Sara Cardine | July 10, 2013
For kids, there may no better motivator than candy. On Tuesday afternoon, as outside temperatures climbed into the 90s, two local libraries took advantage of that truism, beckoning youth to come inside for cool, candy-themed activities being held as part of a countywide summer reading program. At the La Cañada Flintridge Library, participants made candy sundaes with wrapped treats, curled ribbons and decorative straws, while the La Crescenta Library held a candy necklace-making activity with jelly beans, licorice bits and marshmallows standing in for gems, pendants and beads.
NEWS
By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | May 15, 2013
La Cañada was one of the first communities in Los Angeles County to lend books to residents, setting up a library at the back of a general store in 1913. The library was located at the intersection of Union and Michigan avenues, near the current Foothill Boulevard. It opened on May 23, 1913, becoming the second library in the county. The library moved to several different locations following its founding, settling into its current location on 4545 Oakwood Ave. in 1971. On Saturday, friends and staff celebrated the facility's centennial anniversary with a rededication ceremony.
NEWS
May 10, 2013
La Cañada was one of the first communities in Los Angeles County to lend books to residents, setting up a library at the back of a general store in 1913. The branch was located at the intersection of Union and Michigan avenues, near the current Foothill Boulevard. It officially opened on May 23, 1913, becoming the second library in the county after Willowbrook. The library will celebrate its centennial anniversary on Saturday, May 11 with a re-dedication ceremony. The event, which kicks off at noon, includes a performance by Native American dancers and activities for children.
NEWS
June 20, 2012
Beginning June 30, the La Cañada Flintridge Public Library will display more than 30 original oil paintings by local artists Karen Horn and Karen Sill. Works include landscapes, seascapes, florals and gardens. Both artists, who study under artist Margot Lennartz, have exhibited at Descanso Gardens, Lanterman House and other Southern California galleries. The show runs from June 30 to July 28. The library at 4545 Oakwood Ave., La Cañada Flintridge and is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2012
At the December 2011 Board Dinner Meeting of the Friends of the La Cañada Flintridge Library, Boy Scout Troop 502 of La Canada, Junior California Scholastic Federation students from LCHS and members of the La Cañada Key Club from LCHS were recognized for the work they did to help make the library's fall book sale a resounding success. The board thanked the community for the donation of books and the financial support of the book sale. The Board also thanked the sorters of all the donated books to be sold.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | June 8, 2011
Melissa Rajala was never afraid to make the midnight trek to the bookstore to pick up the newest book of the Harry Potter series as soon as it hit the shelves, even if she didn’t fit J.K. Rowling’s primary demographic. “I was one of the oldest people there, but it’s one of my favorites,” Rajala said. Rajala, the children’s librarian at the La Cañada Flintridge Library, began wondering what Harry Potter could do for her library after having made such an impact on her. She came up with the idea to host a Wizard Movie Marathon and screen all the available Harry Potter films at the library.
NEWS
By Carolyn Neuhausen, Special to the Valley Sun | May 25, 2011
About a dozen local volunteers turned out Saturday with gardening tools in hand when Form LA landscaping company, in conjunction with La Cañada Valley Beautiful, hosted a garden maintenance day at the La Cañada Library’s demonstration garden. The volunteers pruned back overgrown yarrow and sage. Cassy Aoyagi, co-owner of Form LA, told the workers that the concept of pruning is to cut damaged, diseased or dead wood from a plant, something she calls following the 3Ds. Doing so encourages the plant to allocate energy to re-flowering or keeping its foliage lush and robust.
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