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By Ruth Longoria | January 15, 2009
La Cañada Variety store will close its doors at the end of the month after 60 years of supplying La Cañada residents with assorted novelty gift items, from team throw covers to aprons, scrapbook supplies, ceramic items and stuffed toys. The economy didn?t play a part in the store?s closure, said Pam Glynn, who has owned the store for the past 20 years and runs it with the help of her husband, Pete. ?We?ve had loyal customers that have sustained us, so no, it?s not the economy,?
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May 10, 2007
The Pasadena Ronald McDonald House will host its annual fundraising extravaganza "Tea and Tiaras" in celebration of the three years that the house has been helping the families of seriously ill children who are being treated at nearby hospitals. Two La Cañada homes are opening their doors for Tea and Tiaras, where young ladies will become "official" princesses and experience a day like no other. This is an afternoon filled with novelty drinks and tea, a boutique, specially prepared finger foods and tantalizing treats, amazing and unusual entertainment, unbelievable décor, raffles, live auction, a fabulous and funky fashion show and a princess coronation officiated by the 2007 Tournament of Roses Royal Court.
FEATURES
March 16, 2006
LCE's annual spring See's Candy fundraiser is off to a sweet start ? this time, with a charitable twist. This year, the LCE Student Council is selling chocolate bunnies and springtime treats through March 23 for the City of Hope's cancer patients. LCE students support charitable causes throughout the year, with events such as a winter food drive and a collection for Hurricane Katrina victims. But this is the first time the students have linked their springtime See's Candy fundraiser to support a charitable cause.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Nancy Turney | November 9, 2011
My friend recently heard you speak about brain fitness at Verdugo Hills Hospital. I wasn't able to be there. Could you summarize what you said? First of all, brain fitness is closely integrated with body fitness. Healthy nutrition and physical exercise are good for your brain, as well as your body. As we age, all body systems slow down and become less efficient, including thinking and problem-solving. The speed of learning and recall decreases, so it may require more time to learn new things and/or retrieve information.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2004
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences salutes the year 1904 and its developmental contributions to motion pictures with a program of selected films, "A Century Ago: The Films of 1904," in the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood on Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. (Fittingly, this will also mark the centennial of special effects pioneer Linwood Dunn's birth.) After years as a technological novelty, interest in the motion picture had waned until the release in 1903 of several popular narrative films, most notably Thomas Edison's "The Great Train Robbery," as well as the important introduction of copyright protection for films that same year.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2004
To get "in the mood" of the upcoming Hep to the USO at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, '40s period clothing and swing dancers in the audience are welcome. So says Candyce Columbus, founder of the "Totally Hep" musicians who will present Hep to the USO on April 4, at 7 p.m. "Totally Hep" will bring back memories of the swinging tunes made popular by the Andrews Sisters, along with timeless ballads and ever-popular World War II novelty tunes. Columbus appears as Aunt Evelyn Whiffle, Andrea Saldana as Wendy Whiffle, and Tania Obteshka as Sadie Whiffle.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2005
Easter egg hunts, happy music and fabulous family brunches will make Easter Weekend bright at Descanso Gardens. The tram and train will be running and thousands of flowers are blooming in celebration of this holiday weekend and of Descanso's annual Spring Festival of Flowers. Egg Hunts Children, armed with baskets and high expectations, will join the popular Easter egg hunt on March 26, every 45 minutes, starting at 9:30 a.m. A chance to grab a basket and join the hunt is $3. Tickets will be sold that morning at 9 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | March 2, 2011
Saturday’s storm left a parting gift, dusting parts of La Cañada, La Crescenta and Burbank with snow and sending families streaming outdoors for some winter fun. Jet Propulsion Laboratory climatologist Bill Patzert described the snowy weather as “more curiosity than catastrophe. “The problem was that the rain, instead of arriving with the cold front, arrived in front of the cold front,” Patzert said. “So we got a little treat here and there but we didn’t get the real deal.
NEWS
July 8, 2004
Colorado Adventure, Part II Well, the good Lord was willing and the creek didn't rise. I'm back! Here's more about this Colorado adventure. If you read me last week, you'll remember my students and I were heading toward the Rocky Mountains to learn about western history themselves, and how to survive on the land. Driven by the love of novelty, Colorado opened its doors and we lumbered into the primitive wilderness of the San Juan range. The rain had dampened everything but our spirits.
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July 15, 2004
Colorado Adventure, Part III With a sigh, I scribble my final writings about This Colorado Adventure, an odyssey for students studying history, themselves and survival. Last week, we had just finished a seven-day pack trip. So, let me continue my story. Well, I did survive those college kids in that wild cowboy town, Durango. Did you think I wouldn't? When they start falling off their horses, I'll be the last to go! I rounded up my students from the El Rancho Saloon, we pulled our pistols and shot our way out. They packed their memories of rodeos, parades, fireworks, and street dancing; an accumulation of wonderment.
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By Ruth Longoria | January 15, 2009
La Cañada Variety store will close its doors at the end of the month after 60 years of supplying La Cañada residents with assorted novelty gift items, from team throw covers to aprons, scrapbook supplies, ceramic items and stuffed toys. The economy didn?t play a part in the store?s closure, said Pam Glynn, who has owned the store for the past 20 years and runs it with the help of her husband, Pete. ?We?ve had loyal customers that have sustained us, so no, it?s not the economy,?
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