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By Nicole Charky | May 13, 2010
In the toughest, longest case of Steve Mercer?s 12-year law career, he stood before the United States Supreme Court, spoke with a photo in hand and a mission in mind: to represent his client, 19-year-old Melanie Ookhtens, who was murdered by her cousin. The La Cañada resident serves as deputy attorney with the California attorney general?s office in Los Angeles and dedicated 14 years to Knowles v. Mirzayance, which involved the fatal stabbing and shooting of Ookhtens, a sophomore at USC, by her cousin, Alexandre Mirzayance.
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September 9, 2004
Dining With Duvall By Lynn Duvall Sandra Hannah whipped up her first batch of cornbread from scratch, when she was only 4 years old. As the eldest of nine children, Sandra spent long hours in the kitchen, helping her mother cook for the family. What might have been a chore for some, became a source of pride and pleasure for Sandra. "We lived on a farm in Arkansas. With a lot of brothers and sisters you always have someone to play with." Sandra explained. Sandra's family grew all their own food, raising pigs, chickens and sheep.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2006
The timeless and classic style of the estate at 4281 Hampstead Road in La Cañada Flintridge, built by Brad Coleman in 2000, combines the highest quality, a traditional design and a one-of-a-kind setting that provides complete privacy and unsurpassed views. It truly is a dream of a lifetime. Sitting on more than 1 and three-quarters acres of property, this four-bedroom, six-bathroom house has stunning panoramic views of the city, valley and mountains. With about 6,700 square feet of indoor living space, this estate offers everything, including separate game and hobby/craft rooms, phenomenal back yard and guest and maid quarters.
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By Patricia Burr | November 10, 2005
On a recent Sunday afternoon 140 friends gathered at the La Cañada Flintridge home of Mary K and Joe DeLurgio for a very special event, a book-signing party celebrating the publication of Mary K's book, "Our Journey to the Sky -- A Guide to the Process of Spiritual Formation." DeLurgio's book has been evolving over the past 25 years through her personal journal writing and that of the people who had participated in one or more of the hundreds of journal writing workshops she has led over the years.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 7, 2011
At the 9.10.11 in 91011 event this weekend, residents of La Cañada Flintridge will celebrate the unique character of their city on a once-in-a-lifetime coincidence of the date and the local ZIP code. La Cañada Flintridge's ZIP code, 91011, is one of just four in the country composed of consecutive numbers, and this Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, will be the one time this century it matches the date. Local resident Todd Andrews, chair of the event's organizing committee, said that the idea for the celebration grew out of on offhand remark made at a cocktail party during the last year's holiday season.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | January 1, 2011
A wet and windy December capped with bone-chilling cold on New Year's Eve was all but a memory by the time festivities got underway Saturday morning for La Cañada Flintridge contingent of Rose Parade royalty, volunteer float builders and their boosters on the bleachers. Clouds parted and the sun shone brilliantly in the sky above Pasadena just in time for the 8:03 a.m. commencement of the 122nd annual Tournament of Roses Parade — a fast-paced kaleidoscope of artistry and showmanship complete with 47 dazzlingly colorful floats, 22 marching bands and several equestrian teams that all whizzed by in about two hours behind celebrity chef and parade Grand Marshal Paula Deen.
NEWS
March 10, 2005
He is 27 years old, stands fit and trim at 6'2'' and will return for a second tour of military duty in Iraq sometime this month. His name is Cpl. Michael T. Morton and he is a U.S. Marine. For me, the war in Iraq now has a face. I met Morton and members of his family last Saturday night during a surprise birthday party for his father, Marty Morton, who is director of Maintenance, Facilities and Operations for La Cañada Unified School District. The party in La Crescenta celebrated a dual purpose, as it was also a farewell send-off for Mike.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2006
Join musicologist and pianist Priscilla Pawlicki at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music on August 16 at 1 p.m. for a free lecture and discussion on the works of composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Celebrated during his lifetime for his originality and expressivity, Beethoven continues to amaze and intrigue even modern audiences. Priscilla Pawlicki's lecture will illuminate the unique ways in which Beethoven used melody, harmony, rhythm and texture to transform the Classical style and pave the way for Romanticisim.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 7, 2011
At the 9.10.11 in 91011 event this weekend, residents of La Cañada Flintridge will celebrate the unique character of their city on a once-in-a-lifetime coincidence of the date and the local ZIP code. La Cañada Flintridge's ZIP code, 91011, is one of just four in the country composed of consecutive numbers, and this Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, will be the one time this century it matches the date. Local resident Todd Andrews, chair of the event's organizing committee, said that the idea for the celebration grew out of on offhand remark made at a cocktail party during the last year's holiday season.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | January 19, 2011
A group of lifelong friends has found that the secret to preserving happy memories is to keep those memories alive at the poker table. For one Monday a month since 2005, seven men who share nearly 70 years of history gather to play cards at the La Cañada Flintridge home of Dr. Mike Missakian. The retired radiologist moved in with daughter Maylene Glidewell, also a physician, shortly after his wife passed away, bringing with him this simple ritual rooted back in his schoolboy days.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | January 1, 2011
A wet and windy December capped with bone-chilling cold on New Year's Eve was all but a memory by the time festivities got underway Saturday morning for La Cañada Flintridge contingent of Rose Parade royalty, volunteer float builders and their boosters on the bleachers. Clouds parted and the sun shone brilliantly in the sky above Pasadena just in time for the 8:03 a.m. commencement of the 122nd annual Tournament of Roses Parade — a fast-paced kaleidoscope of artistry and showmanship complete with 47 dazzlingly colorful floats, 22 marching bands and several equestrian teams that all whizzed by in about two hours behind celebrity chef and parade Grand Marshal Paula Deen.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2006
The timeless and classic style of the estate at 4281 Hampstead Road in La Cañada Flintridge, built by Brad Coleman in 2000, combines the highest quality, a traditional design and a one-of-a-kind setting that provides complete privacy and unsurpassed views. It truly is a dream of a lifetime. Sitting on more than 1 and three-quarters acres of property, this four-bedroom, six-bathroom house has stunning panoramic views of the city, valley and mountains. With about 6,700 square feet of indoor living space, this estate offers everything, including separate game and hobby/craft rooms, phenomenal back yard and guest and maid quarters.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Patricia Burr | November 10, 2005
On a recent Sunday afternoon 140 friends gathered at the La Cañada Flintridge home of Mary K and Joe DeLurgio for a very special event, a book-signing party celebrating the publication of Mary K's book, "Our Journey to the Sky -- A Guide to the Process of Spiritual Formation." DeLurgio's book has been evolving over the past 25 years through her personal journal writing and that of the people who had participated in one or more of the hundreds of journal writing workshops she has led over the years.
NEWS
By Grace Farag | August 25, 2005
Doron Kochavi calls it "the journey of a lifetime." The 56-year-old financial consultant and La Cañada Flintridge resident has been selected to join champion cyclist Lance Armstrong and the 23 other members of the 2005 Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope as they cycle across the country to promote the fight against cancer. The Tour, which begins on September 29, will cover a grueling 3,300 miles in nine days as team members ride from San Diego to Washington, D.C. On the way, they will share a message of hope as they encourage public support of research efforts aimed at discovering a cure for cancer.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2004
Dining With Duvall By Lynn Duvall Sandra Hannah whipped up her first batch of cornbread from scratch, when she was only 4 years old. As the eldest of nine children, Sandra spent long hours in the kitchen, helping her mother cook for the family. What might have been a chore for some, became a source of pride and pleasure for Sandra. "We lived on a farm in Arkansas. With a lot of brothers and sisters you always have someone to play with." Sandra explained. Sandra's family grew all their own food, raising pigs, chickens and sheep.
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