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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | November 4, 2010
Some changes are being served up for lunch at Paradise Canyon Elementary. A new lunch-seating policy has been installed at the school. Students sit at a table with their own class for about 15 minutes while they eat lunch. Tables are dismissed for recess once the majority of the students are finished eating and the surrounding area is clear of food or trash. In the beginning of the year, Paradise Canyon's administrators examined the school's strengths and where they could improve.
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By Chris Sutton | December 16, 2004
Friday, Dec. 10 was a beautiful, sunny day, especially for a picnic lunch and that is just how hundreds of students and parents at La Cañada Elementary School celebrated the holiday season, the Southern California way. Wearing sunglasses and hats, the parents came carrying lawn chairs, blankets and, of course, lunch, which included pizza, Subway sandwiches, Taco Bell, salads and the American favorite, hamburgers. "This is a nice activity. We didn't have this when I was in school.
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By Chris Sutton | March 25, 2004
Everyone was smiling at La Cañada Elementary School Friday as hundreds of grandparents came to have lunch with their grandchildren. They wore sunglasses and hats, toting blankets, folding chairs, picnic baskets, lunches and cameras. LCE's quad area looked like a park, with everyone having their picnics. The lunches ranged from Burger King, In N' Out, Quizno's to peanut butter sandwiches and fruit, whatever was the favorite of the grandchildren. Some traveled from out of state for the special event, like first grader Scotty Platisa's grandfather, who flew in from Idaho.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2006
The Foothill Villa Resident Council is sponsoring a day trip on Sunday, Nov. 26, a day trip will leave from 2423 Foothill Blvd., in La Crescenta, and return at 5 p.m. from the casino. The trip is open to all seniors and their guests. The cost is $3 round trip and includes a lunch voucher. This is the first of a series of programs for seniors that The Foothill Villa Resident Council will offer seniors. Future programs will include computer classes, special holiday dinners, $3 Saturday breakfast, free get aquainted lunches, entertainment, art exhibits and more.
SPORTS
April 21, 2005
Flintridge Preparatory School will hold its annual Golf Tournament on Monday, May 2, at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. Sponsored by the Flintridge Prep Fathers Club, this fund-raising event benefits the school's John Plumb Endowment Fund for faculty enrichment. Event registration and lunch will begin at noon. The tournament gets off to a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., participants will unwind with a cocktail reception followed by dinner, a raffle, and a golf awards presentation.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2004
A buffet lunch at the Glendale Hilton After a delightful play session with Yin and Yang, my friend Judie's Siamese kittens, Judie said, "Time for lunch. I am taking you girls to my new favorite lunch spot." My daughter Gretchen asked, "Where's that?" Judie replied, "The Glendale Hilton." I said, "You're kidding?" For years, the hotel, at the corner of Brand and Glenoaks in Glendale, has experimented with chefs and restaurants at a dizzying pace with unpredictable, inconsistent results.
NEWS
December 4, 2008
Festival in Lights takes place today Snow — to delight children and adults alike — will be delivered to Memorial Park on Foothill at La Cañada Boulevard today (Thursday, Dec. 4)  for the annual Festival in Lights hosted by the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Association. The public is welcome and there is no cost to attend the pre-holiday celebration. The event gets underway at 4 p.m. and will include the presentation of the flag by Boy Scout Troop 507 Color Guard, musical performances by local public school students, a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus, and the announcement of the 2009 Miss La Cañada Flintridge Court.
FEATURES
June 29, 2006
The La Cañada Flintridge Orthopaedic Guild enjoyed a social event in Upland, lunching at Cafe Allegro, shopping in their antique shops, and then being entertained with the outrageously funny stage musical, Menopause, at the Grove Theater. The event was organized by event planner Dawn Rothfeld, at the suggestion of Carlotta De Francisco. Guild members who attended the event were, Carlotta De Francisco, Jean Silliman, Margot Siess, Ruth Nordquist-Wickel, Maryetta Keeler, Dawn Rothfeld, Shirley Hingst, Rose Manning, Nancy Rodney, Carolyn Stultz, Joanne Ploszaj, Caryl Pettit, Dee Draper, Sherry Schwartz and Wendy Nicoll.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2006
Seats are available for Descanso Gardens' March 25 tour of the prestigious Santa Barbara International Orchid Show. Reservations must be made by Monday, March 20. The tour will leave Descanso Gardens at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 25, and visit the Orchid show and the Gallup & Stribling Orchid Farm. The theme of the 60th annual orchid show is: "Lights...Camera...Orchids!" Scores of commercial and amateur growers from throughout the Western states and Pacific Rim countries will display thousands of their finest orchids.
NEWS
By Jacqueline Chen | November 24, 2004
La Cañada Elementary School held its annual fifth grade Thanksgiving celebration last Friday. The event consisted of a feast and special holiday performances. Parents of all fifth graders were invited to participate in the celebration and many came. The festivities were coordinated by eight mothers who had volunteered to be room representatives. They helped the children, who were allowed to dress as either pilgrims or Indians, to make costumes. "It was a lot of fun," said Susan Tavera, one of the mothers who had volunteered to help.
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COMMUNITY
February 27, 2014
La Cañada Junior Women's Club organizes Meals on Heels once a month at a member's home and delivers the sack lunches to Union Station in Pasadena. Two weeks ago, members gathered at Julie Del Rivo's La Cañada home to assemble 50 sack lunches for families. Each member who attended the event brought food items to contribute to the lunch bags. Meals on Heels chairwomen Ginger Wilson and Tina Radabaugh say the philanthropic project is ideal for new members to get to know each other and for members to bring their children in helping to fill lunch bags with sandwiches, chips, fruit, juice, and a baked item.
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By Jane Napier Neely | May 15, 2013
I had a play date with my daughter, Heather, on Mother's Day weekend, a fun escape to San Francisco. On Saturday, the morning fog blanketed the city and the foghorns called out their mournful cry, giving the city such an eerie feeling. Just as the fog lifted and the sun peeked out, we made our way to beautiful Golden Gate Park and the de Young Museum. Our destination was the exquisite and famed painting, "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" by Johannes Vermeer. I have loved this painting ever since I first studied it in art history in college.
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By Jane Napier Neely | March 28, 2013
Five students from area high schools were recently honored with “Good Citizen Award” from the Don Jose Verdugo Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. A luncheon honoring the students was held at a Pasadena restaurant where Barbara Rogers, good citizen chairman, introduced each of the recipients, their parents and school counselors. Accepting the awards were Gloria Han, daughter of Paul and So Han, who attends Crescenta Valley High School; Jenna Gulick, daughter of Belen and Douglas Gulick, who is a senior at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Carly Moore, daughter of Daniel and Susan Moore, who attends La Cañada High School; Jenna El-Fakih, daughter of Hamal and Mary El-Fakih, who attends Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School; and Jenna Galper, daughter of Gayle Penrod and Michael Galper, who is a senior at Flintridge Preparatory School.
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By Michael Bruer, Special to the Sun | August 15, 2012
Four times a week, before the heat of the day sets in, a small group of volunteers gathers at St. Bede the Venerable's parish kitchen. Their goal is to have as many as 300 lunches - a sandwich, a piece of fruit and a sweet for dessert - all bagged and ready to go before 8 a.m. The meals are destined to reach shelters on L.A.'s Skid Row by lunchtime. But some of the volunteer workers, who call themselves the Skidettes, will be back at St. Bede's a couple of days later to spread more peanut butter on more slices of bread in a tradition that started 30 years ago. “The camaraderie of the group is what keeps me coming back,” said Mary Batenhorst, a longtime Skidette who serves as the group's treasurer.
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By Megan O'Neil megan.oneil@latimes.com | September 21, 2011
High numbers of drug-related expulsions, traffic accidents and absences have prompted a review of Crescenta Valley High School's open lunch policy, officials said last week. The campus, which serves students from the Sagebrush area of west La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and North Glendale, is the only Glendale Unified high school that allows students to leave campus during their 35-minute lunch break. Hoover and Glendale high schools closed their campuses in 1992 and 1994, respectively, and Clark Magnet High School has never had open lunch.
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By Anita S. Brenner | August 31, 2011
My friend (and former physician), the late George Hjelte, regularly drove from Pasadena to Palo Alto, up Highway 101. He made the trip to see his daughter. He did this well into his 80s, loading up the car with his favorite pooch, making stops along the way. “I'm not in a hurry,” he told me. For people in a hurry, there's the Interstate 5 to the Pacheco Pass, right through Old Gilroy (the garlic capital of the world), to connect with Highway 101. People in a hurry drive (or fly)
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | November 4, 2010
Some changes are being served up for lunch at Paradise Canyon Elementary. A new lunch-seating policy has been installed at the school. Students sit at a table with their own class for about 15 minutes while they eat lunch. Tables are dismissed for recess once the majority of the students are finished eating and the surrounding area is clear of food or trash. In the beginning of the year, Paradise Canyon's administrators examined the school's strengths and where they could improve.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | September 1, 2010
Lunch is being done differently in the La Cañada Unified School District this year. La Cañada Unified replaced food-service company Sodexo Inc., which has held the contract for the district's lunch program for the past five years, with School Nutrition Plus to prepare lunches for its four school cafeterias. When Sodexo's contract expired, the district published a request for bids from other companies, as it is required to do every five years, said Mike Leininger, the district's assistant superintendent of facilities and operations.
FEATURES
May 13, 2010
Rides, games, food, entertainment and the Paradise Canyon Community Run will highlight the annual Paradise Canyon Elementary School Medieval Faire fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the school grounds. The community is invited to the all-day event, which is the school’s largest fundraiser of the year. The day will begin with the Community Run. The 5K race will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the 1 Mile Run/Walk will start at 8:30 a.m. with late registration available before the race.
FEATURES
May 14, 2009
Come to the PCY Medieval Faire Rides, games, food, entertainment and the community 5k and 1 mile run will highlight the annual Paradise Canyon Elementary School’s Medieval Faire fundraiser from 9 a.n. to 4 p.m. May 16 on the school grounds. The community is invited to the all day event, which is the school’s largest fundraiser of the year. Funds raised will enable the PTA’s continued support of valuable programs such as Teacher Classroom Fund Program (this program benefits every child)
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