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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | May 29, 2012
A La Cañada Flintridge family was struck by tragedy on Memorial Day when a six-year-old girl drowned in her home pool during a holiday block party. Emily Fu, a student at Paradise Canyon Elementary School, was found submerged in the family's backyard pool at around 7:20 p.m. Efforts by paramedics to revive her failed, and she was taken to Verdugo Hills Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to L.A. County Assistant Fire Chief Bill Niccum. Neighbors say the annual Memorial Day block party was rolling along uneventfully when Emily was discovered in the pool of her family's home on the 4900 block of Indianola Way. On Tuesday, friends and family arrived at the Fu residence to offer condolences and flowers.
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By Clifford Robbins | May 31, 2007
Any indecision regarding holding a Memorial Day service at Two Strike Park in La Crescenta on Monday morning was put to rest when more than 100 people attended the inaugural event. The service was held at 8 a.m. and was the first service to be held at Two Strike Park by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1614 and the American Legion Post 288. The service was held after the County of Los Angeles ? who holds jurisdiction over the Rosemont Avenue location ? granted permission for the event.
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By Mary O’Keefe | May 29, 2008
As the Memorial Day celebrations were winding down in La Cañada, a California Highway Patrol officer stopped a vehicle on the Foothill (210) Freeway eastbound. The initial stop was due to excess speeding but it turned into an arrest and confiscation of over a pound of marijuana and a handgun. According to CHP officer Todd Workman, around 8 p.m. Monday an officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop for speeding. The initial stop began at the Angeles Crest Highway exit. The vehicle was stopped a few exits east of the ‘Crest.
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By Joe Puglia | May 22, 2008
Story draws me into the subtleties of life. There, I find more than the story — for within the story lies the root of meaning and the context of the given message. Memorial Day is upon us. I wanted to write a story to commemorate the memory of soldiers who sacrificed so you and I can enjoy what we have today. If we lose sight of their sacrifice we’d hardly believe that freedom isn’t free. This story is about Denny A. Malvey, my boxing coach and friend. My Memorial Day thoughts are expressed in the context of his life.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | May 21, 2009
Four days from now, we will gather in Memorial Park in La Cañada. We will watch the Boy and Girl scouts raise the flag. We will listen to the high school band. We will hear speeches, lots of speeches. We will hear the names of the fallen. For some of us, the service seems too short. Not so for others. Before the service is over, people will begin their exit toward the parade. At one point, our veterans will ascend the gazebo, state their names and describe their service, a practice begun in the last decade by the original organizer, Don Hingst.
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By Megan O'Neil and Andrew Shortall | June 3, 2010
T he city of La Cañada was awash in red, white and blue last weekend as thousands of foothill residents turned out to participate in the 37th annual Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days celebration. "We don't have attendance figures yet," said Fiesta Days Chairman Barbara Marshall. "But it looked to equal if not exceed last year in terms of participation. We are thrilled." Three days of activities included some of the city's longest-running traditions, including fireworks in Memorial Park, the Fiesta Days Run and the Memorial Day parade.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | May 29, 2013
After a ceremony honoring veterans in La Cañada Flintridge on Monday, Ron Dietel reflected on those he has lost. His mother, father and uncle all served in World War II. His uncle died during the war and his parents have since passed away. Dietel, himself an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1974-83, sees Memorial Day as a somber holiday. PHOTOS: Fiesta Days fireworks at Memorial Park   "It means a lot to me," said the 61-year-old. "It's wonderful to see the community spirit that comes together for Memorial Day. " In the shade under the gazebo in Memorial Park, Dietel, a former member of the La Cañada school board, joined other local veterans who were honored for their service along with fallen soldiers.
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June 3, 2004
I was honored to be recognized at the Memorial Day service at Memorial Park as a World War II veteran. I want to thank everyone who attended and participated in the service. As my wife and I were slowly driven down the parade route in a classic Ford Mustang with an "Honored Veteran" sign on the side, I was greeted with "Thank You," "Thank You," "Thank You" from the young and old on both sides of the street until my eyes grew so misty I could hardly see. Instead of waving my arms and saying "Hello" as I have done in past parades, I began to salute everyone and said, "Thank You," "Thank You," in return.
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By Anita S. Brenner | October 3, 2013
This year's annual Veterans Day celebration has moved to a new location. The ceremony will be held in front of Pasadena City Hall, at Centennial Plaza, on Monday, Nov. 11, from 10 to 11:11 a.m. My husband Len and I are on the committee, along with Navy vet John Watkins, PCC Vets Coordinator Patricia D'Orange Martin, and former Pasadena mayors Bill Paparian and Bill Thomson. Last month, we met on the campus of Pasadena Community College. If you haven't had a chance to visit PCC lately, a visit now will show you that the school has really changed.
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COMMUNITY
June 5, 2013
The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada AM presented another French Toast Breakfast to the community on Memorial Day weekend, in conjunction with the Fiesta Days celebration sponsored by the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Association. The breakfast's chairman was Rosemary Hook. Good weather and fine food enticed nearly 600 people to Memorial Park to enjoy the meal, served up by members of the Franklin High School Key Club, which is sponsored by the morning Kiwanis Club.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | May 29, 2013
After a ceremony honoring veterans in La Cañada Flintridge on Monday, Ron Dietel reflected on those he has lost. His mother, father and uncle all served in World War II. His uncle died during the war and his parents have since passed away. Dietel, himself an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1974-83, sees Memorial Day as a somber holiday. PHOTOS: Fiesta Days fireworks at Memorial Park   "It means a lot to me," said the 61-year-old. "It's wonderful to see the community spirit that comes together for Memorial Day. " In the shade under the gazebo in Memorial Park, Dietel, a former member of the La Cañada school board, joined other local veterans who were honored for their service along with fallen soldiers.
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By Joe Puglia | May 22, 2013
Col. Robert Gould Shaw was 24 years old when he took command of the 54th Massachusetts, a regiment of freed slaves. He brought them from the chains of bondage and turned them into Union soldiers. He gave them blue uniforms and then he gave them their dignity. In July 1863, the 54th Massachusetts was poised to attack Fort Wagner, a Confederate stronghold in South Carolina. The path that brought these men there had been a long one, born of idealism and fraught with difficulty. They succeeded in the face of bigotry and doubt because of the colonel who led them.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | May 22, 2013
Residents will take to the streets to celebrate the community's heritage and local businesses this weekend in the 40th annual Fiesta Days. The event, which honors La Canada Flintridge's Spanish roots, began in 1973 and has grown into a community-wide celebration that falls on Memorial Day weekend. This year's theme is "Neighbor to Neighbor" and the parade, which usually draws large crowds, will be led by Grand Marshal Allen Lund. The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Assn., which hosts the event, doesn't change Fiesta Days' main lineup much from year to year . The top attractions include a Saturday morning community breakfast with French toast and strawberries, a vintage car show, a fireworks show at Memorial Park and the Memorial Day parade.
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May 15, 2013
The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge will kick off the city's annual Memorial Day weekend celebration with a casino night. The High Roller event takes place on Friday, May 24 - the beginning of Fiesta Days. Activities include black jack, poker, roulette, craps and spin-to-win. Prizes will be awarded to winners. The event runs from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Visit  http://www.cclcf.org for more information. -- Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly .
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By Joe Puglia | June 22, 2012
I've kept journals since the eighth grade, recording memories that became treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood. I wrote my thoughts sparingly and only chose those aspects of life that were most impactful. I took my journals to Vietnam, hoping to write a story of my evolution into the heart of darkness. Both dreams were destroyed in an 82mm mortar attack. Only one journal survived. It was hard to begin again, but I did. Everybody needs their memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from knocking at your door.
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May 29, 2012
A decades-long tradition on a quiet La Cañada Flintridge street was struck by tragedy on Memorial Day when Emily Fu, 6, drowned in her family's pool during the neighborhood's annual block party. Fu was found submerged in the family's backyard pool at around 7:20 p.m. Efforts by paramedics to revive her failed and she was transported to Verdugo Hills Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to L.A. County Assistant Fire Chief Bill Niccum. On Tuesday, friends and family arrived to offer condolences and flowers at the Fus' Indianola Way residence.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | May 29, 2012
A La Cañada Flintridge family was struck by tragedy on Memorial Day when a six-year-old girl drowned in her home pool during a holiday block party. Emily Fu, a student at Paradise Canyon Elementary School, was found submerged in the family's backyard pool at around 7:20 p.m. Efforts by paramedics to revive her failed, and she was taken to Verdugo Hills Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to L.A. County Assistant Fire Chief Bill Niccum. Neighbors say the annual Memorial Day block party was rolling along uneventfully when Emily was discovered in the pool of her family's home on the 4900 block of Indianola Way. On Tuesday, friends and family arrived at the Fu residence to offer condolences and flowers.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | June 1, 2011
Applauding both community and country, thousands gathered in La Cañada Flintridge over Memorial Day weekend to paint the town red, white and blue during its 38th annual Fiesta Days celebration. Four days of family-friendly events organized by La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce under the theme “LCF: The American Dream” — a first-annual city bridge tournament on Friday, a vintage car show on Saturday and a spectacular Sunday night fireworks display — were capped off Monday by a solemn service to honor fallen veterans and the traditionally exuberant Fiesta Days Parade along Foothill Boulevard between Cornishon and Gould avenues.
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