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By Anita Susan Brenner | September 24, 2009
The hospital is different from all others. The staff is more dedicated because they view the patients as family. The patients are young, otherwise healthy, with strength of will. A few days into his third deployment, as a member of Seal Team One, Lt. Dan Cnossen stepped on a pressure plate IED. The device was underground and was designed to be activated when someone stepped on it. The Taliban generally surrounds the mine with rusty metal and human excrement to increase the risk of infection.
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By Joe Puglia | January 29, 2014
If you haven't seen the film “Lone Survivor,” you should. It's a story about the best of us and it details the best in us. I read the book and the story has inhabited me since. Some stories touch you and never quite leave you. On June 27, 2005, Lt. Michael Murphy and petty officers Danny Dietz, Matthew Axelson and Marcus Luttrell, Navy SEALs, were dropped into the mountains of the Hindu Kush to surveil the Taliban leader Ahmad Shan. Soon after their arrival, the mission was compromised by three goat herders.
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July 29, 2004
What do Lewis Carroll and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have in common? This summer, 48 fourth- and eighth-grade actors and 23 eight- and 12th-grade actors have made Lanterman Auditorium come alive with the music, dance, comedy and drama of these two classic writers. Both adaptations by director Koni McCurdy employ historical people to introduce the story. "Alice in Wonderland," adapted from Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," finds the real Alice, her sisters and school friends reading the book Mr. Dodgson wrote for them.
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By Joe Puglia | May 11, 2011
Shakespeare didn’t write in a vacuum. He didn’t sit passively creating whimsical stories. Shakespeare was a student of human behavior and scrutinized the moral and ethical quandaries of man. He believed that vengeance is the prerogative of heaven. Last week I read lots of commentary regarding the demise of Osama bin Laden. I am much too close to this occurrence to be rational about what went down in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Bin Laden attacked my city, murdered thousands of American citizens, many of whom were women and children, and engineered countless terrorist attacks throughout the world.
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By Ruth Longoria | January 17, 2008
They educate, volunteer, police our streets, provide news and information, teach responsibility and leadership to our young people, and give of themselves in a variety of ways. One dozen awards were presented the night of Jan. 10 to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the Foothill community. The awards were part of the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce?s 2008 Installation and Community Awards Dinner at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club.
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By Joe Puglia | January 29, 2014
If you haven't seen the film “Lone Survivor,” you should. It's a story about the best of us and it details the best in us. I read the book and the story has inhabited me since. Some stories touch you and never quite leave you. On June 27, 2005, Lt. Michael Murphy and petty officers Danny Dietz, Matthew Axelson and Marcus Luttrell, Navy SEALs, were dropped into the mountains of the Hindu Kush to surveil the Taliban leader Ahmad Shan. Soon after their arrival, the mission was compromised by three goat herders.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | September 24, 2009
The hospital is different from all others. The staff is more dedicated because they view the patients as family. The patients are young, otherwise healthy, with strength of will. A few days into his third deployment, as a member of Seal Team One, Lt. Dan Cnossen stepped on a pressure plate IED. The device was underground and was designed to be activated when someone stepped on it. The Taliban generally surrounds the mine with rusty metal and human excrement to increase the risk of infection.
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