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September 7, 2006
Who knew you could learn the alphabet in nature? Authors Krystina Castella and Brian Boyl, careful observers of the world around them, discovered it almost by accident. Then they began an adventure to find the entire alphabet in the natural world, and compiled the results into a family-friendly, photo-filled book Discovering Nature's Alphabet. The authors will be at Descanso Gardens from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, to share the adventure and give adults and children a chance to learn or rediscover the alphabet in a new way, through nature's subtle hints.
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January 24, 2008
David Brown speaks at NCL luncheon David Brown , executive director of Descanso Gardens Inc. was the guest speaker at the National Charity League Inc., Glendale Chapter Annual Luncheon, held Jan. 17 at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. Brown spoke about the garden?s history, telling the group ?We are all gardeners now,? and asking each one to think about our place as part of the natural world. National Charity League strives to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization dedicated to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.
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By Grace Farag | April 6, 2006
In March of 1923, when the New York Times asked British explorer George Mallory why he wanted to climb Mt. Everest, Mallory replied, "Because it's there." In May this year, La Cañada Flintridge resident Tony Carenzo will tackle another mountain peak, but his motivation goes beyond the summit's mere existence - he wants to give underprivileged and at-risk teens a chance at the experience of a lifetime later on this summer. On Memorial Day weekend, May 26 through 28, Carenzo and six teammates will climb northern California's 14,162-square-feet Mt. Shasta as part of a benefit-climb series, "Summit for Someone," which raises funds for non-profit Big City Mountaineers.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2006
June will host fun family programs including Sun. afternoon concerts under the oaks, classes, garden tours and refreshing hours in a tranquil setting of exceptional beauty. June also is the month of Descanso's annual "In Full Bloom" benefit to support the Gardens' growing role as an outdoor classroom to thousands of students. Unless noted, events are free with Gardens admission. All fees include Gardens admission. Thurs. or Fri., June 15 - July 21: Toddler Treks with Acorn Bear 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. The Gardens are a great place for children, who are born naturalists.
NEWS
May 10, 2007
Lynn Pahner Christie, 76, died at her Cambria home Monday, April 16, 2007. Born in November 1930 in Pasadena, Lynn was the only child of Irene Cowley Pahner and Kenneth Porter. She attended Glendale High School and graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont in 1952. After working as a reporter for the Valley Times in Burbank, she married Phil Christie, the love of her life. Phil was stationed at the U.S. Army base in Ulm, Germany, where the newlyweds lived for a year, and had their first child.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | March 9, 2011
The vehicle for all of life's variety and complexity has found a new driver in La Cañada's Frances Arnold. In her laboratories at Caltech, Arnold is harnessing the evolutionary process to create new proteins and enzymes that have the potential to wean the world off of fossil fuels, advance doctors' understanding of disease and addiction and solve other pressing social problems. Like an animal breeder working at the molecular level, Arnold manages the growth and reproduction of microscopic life-forms to reshape them for practical scientific purposes - a yeast that could effectively convert plants into jet fuel or plastics, for instance, or a microbe with the power to help map the human brain.
FEATURES
May 14, 2009
SEEDS at Descanso Gardens With its theme of “Enchantment: A Magical Evening Under the Stars,” Descanso Gardens’ SEEDS annual fundraiser on June 6 is a time for Southern Californians to dress up in elegance and enjoy the Gardens after hours with dinner, dancing and a live auction hosted by NBC Channel 4 weathercaster Fritz Coleman. But beyond the glamour of the evening, SEEDS is a fundraiser that has its roots firmly in the ground. Literally. Now in its ninth year, SEEDS — which has raised nearly $1 million overall — is an integral part of how Descanso is committed to providing local and inner schoolchildren a place to experience the wonders of this “outdoor classroom.
NEWS
By Anita Susan Brenner | October 2, 2008
Every year, I make the same mistake. Every year, I resolve to correct it. Every year, I miss the mark. I recognize my mistake in early October. That’s when I notice the pumpkins growing on the parking lot side of the Dish restaurant. We go inside Dish for lunch. That’s when I notice new items on the menu. Maybe a pumpkin souffle or a pumpkin tart. Maybe a pumpkin bread or a pumpkin soup. But by then, it’s too late. By the time the pumpkins appear at the Dish restaurant on Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge, it’s too late.
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January 24, 2008
David Brown speaks at NCL luncheon David Brown , executive director of Descanso Gardens Inc. was the guest speaker at the National Charity League Inc., Glendale Chapter Annual Luncheon, held Jan. 17 at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. Brown spoke about the garden?s history, telling the group ?We are all gardeners now,? and asking each one to think about our place as part of the natural world. National Charity League strives to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization dedicated to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.
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September 7, 2006
Who knew you could learn the alphabet in nature? Authors Krystina Castella and Brian Boyl, careful observers of the world around them, discovered it almost by accident. Then they began an adventure to find the entire alphabet in the natural world, and compiled the results into a family-friendly, photo-filled book Discovering Nature's Alphabet. The authors will be at Descanso Gardens from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, to share the adventure and give adults and children a chance to learn or rediscover the alphabet in a new way, through nature's subtle hints.
NEWS
By Grace Farag | April 6, 2006
In March of 1923, when the New York Times asked British explorer George Mallory why he wanted to climb Mt. Everest, Mallory replied, "Because it's there." In May this year, La Cañada Flintridge resident Tony Carenzo will tackle another mountain peak, but his motivation goes beyond the summit's mere existence - he wants to give underprivileged and at-risk teens a chance at the experience of a lifetime later on this summer. On Memorial Day weekend, May 26 through 28, Carenzo and six teammates will climb northern California's 14,162-square-feet Mt. Shasta as part of a benefit-climb series, "Summit for Someone," which raises funds for non-profit Big City Mountaineers.
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