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February 2, 2006
Temple Sinai of Glendale will hold its annual Tu B'Shevat Seder and Dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the temple, 1212 Pacific Ave. The holiday, also known as "New Year for Trees," was originally created as a way of calculating the age of fruit trees. Thus, it is customary to celebrate by enjoying fruits grown in the Holy Land during biblical times, such as figs, grapes, dates and olives. In modern times, Tu B'Shevat has come to symbolize the Jewish commitment to protecting the earth and its bounty.
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April 12, 2007
A new exhibit opened at the Petersen Automotive Museum last weekend that features American convertibles. Called Going Topless In Style: The American Convertible, it will run through Oct. 7. Southern Californians have always considered convertibles the ideal vehicles for the area's mild climate and vast network of scenic roads. Going Topless in Style will celebrate our fascination with convertibles by presenting a wide variety of domestically produced ragtops that illustrate the development of the body type from the first versions built during the early twentieth century to modern times.
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October 22, 2009
Richard Brookhiser, in his book, “Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington,” wrote, “All modern manners in the western world were originally aristocratic. Courtesy meant behavior appropriate to a court; chivalry comes from chevalier — a knight.” At the age of 16, George Washington was inspired by a book, “110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation.” This book was written in 1595 by French Jesuits, and then translated into English in 1640.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | April 2, 2009
We live in the digital age. Some of you read these words online at lacanadaonline.com lacanadaonline.com . Or you might have your TV tuned to CNN. Or your radio tuned to XM satellite. Or your cellphone is about to ring. Meanwhile, Twitter, Facebook, Earthlink or Gmail collect your messages. You’ll read them later, when you are ready. I am a child of the digital age. That’s why, on a recent Sunday night, Len and I caught a cool new show on NBC. The show is called “Kings.
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By Fereva | December 7, 2006
Clutter, stuff, baggage — "A rose by any other name," as Shakespeare wrote, although in modern times, I feel up to my neck in thorns. Some of this clutter is self induced, such as my proclivity for acquiring holiday ornaments. I may need to move out of my home soon and use it for seasonal storage next year. The holiday season begins with Halloween for me, although with a daughter in college, I confess I don't carve pumpkins any more. Instead, I have those scarily realistic looking faux pumpkins with the itty bitty night light/candle inside.
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By Mary O'Keefe | March 1, 2007
The chance that an asteroid is somewhere out in space with our name on it has fueled Hollywood plot lines and countless novels. The idea that a brave soul would climb into a spacecraft, land on the asteroid and blow it up with bravery, conviction and a plucky sidekick may not be exact science however real scientists are looking at viable ways to stop an Earthbound asteroid. Donald Yeomans, manager of NASA's Near Earth Object office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, looks out into space for any and all dangers that may be heading our way. "We are hit by at least 100 tons of [space]
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March 8, 2007
Duke was a family friend, a gentle, average-sized guy with a large family. He and his wife had just purchased a new refrigerator and stocked it with groceries. Then their house caught fire. After all the kids got out safely, Duke ran back inside and, with his senses heightened, he picked up the new, fully-stocked refrigerator and carried it outside. The fire was put out and their home was salvaged. A day later, when it was time to move the fridge back inside it took three strong men to move it back in. Stay with me, this is more than a story about a man who really, truly hates to waste food.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | August 12, 2010
A California federal judge struck down Proposition 8, the state's law that prohibits same-sex marriage, last week. What are your thoughts on this ruling?   Judge Walker needs to address our concern that his own sexual orientation clouded his judgment. Nonetheless, the will of the people is clear; marriage must not be redefined. Marriage is by definition a heterosexual prerogative, not simply any imaginative variation. If two men want to pretend one is the feminine counterpart, then let them pretend they have an actual marriage, and do so in the closet and away from thinking society.
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December 2, 2010
The busiest weeks of the year are approaching, as people hustle and bustle to get ready for the holiday season. Then there is Lobsang Tenzin Negi, a former Buddhist monk who presides over a Buddhist monastery in Atlanta. He teaches a form of meditation that he says enhances certain skills like compassion, attention, love. It is called compassion meditation, a type of meditation that is at the heart of contemplative practice. As we approach the holiday season, what tips can you offer such that we become more contemplative so that we don't run the risk of getting caught up in the rush?
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October 22, 2009
Richard Brookhiser, in his book, “Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington,” wrote, “All modern manners in the western world were originally aristocratic. Courtesy meant behavior appropriate to a court; chivalry comes from chevalier — a knight.” At the age of 16, George Washington was inspired by a book, “110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation.” This book was written in 1595 by French Jesuits, and then translated into English in 1640.
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April 12, 2007
A new exhibit opened at the Petersen Automotive Museum last weekend that features American convertibles. Called Going Topless In Style: The American Convertible, it will run through Oct. 7. Southern Californians have always considered convertibles the ideal vehicles for the area's mild climate and vast network of scenic roads. Going Topless in Style will celebrate our fascination with convertibles by presenting a wide variety of domestically produced ragtops that illustrate the development of the body type from the first versions built during the early twentieth century to modern times.
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February 2, 2006
Temple Sinai of Glendale will hold its annual Tu B'Shevat Seder and Dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the temple, 1212 Pacific Ave. The holiday, also known as "New Year for Trees," was originally created as a way of calculating the age of fruit trees. Thus, it is customary to celebrate by enjoying fruits grown in the Holy Land during biblical times, such as figs, grapes, dates and olives. In modern times, Tu B'Shevat has come to symbolize the Jewish commitment to protecting the earth and its bounty.
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