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November 16, 2006
Five Glendale Community College science students interning at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) will present research papers at the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) to be held Saturday, Nov. 18 at Occidental College. The students are Shirley Mims, Jessica Lotozinski, George Hernandez, Jessica Soler and Julia Torres. All are in the Student Independent Research Intern (SIRI) program and are the only community college students represented in the sciences at the conference.
FEATURES
June 21, 2007
"Midsummer Night's Garden Party," an alfresco celebration benefiting Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), will be held Sunday, June 24, at 6 p.m., at the Collins House Garden at Occidental College. With the vibrant garden in full bloom, guests will enjoy music, gourmet cuisine, fine wines and good cheer. Co-chairing the event are Antoinette Adams , Mary Blodgett , Eileen Stueck Leech and Jennifer Harris Sliskovich . Suggested dress is summer cocktail attire.
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By Nathan Cambridge, Special to the Valley Sun | January 29, 2014
LOS ANGELES - Before the season began, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team was upfront about its goal of finishing in the top three in the Mission League and earning a return trip to the postseason. At that same time, coach Cesar Hidalgo also conceded it was going to “be tough.” The coach's words have been prophetic. On Wednesday at Occidental College's Patterson Field, the going got even tougher, as Flintridge Sacred Heart scored first but could not hold the lead, falling, 3-1, to Alemany and putting the hopes of reaching the playoffs into serious jeopardy with four league contests to go. PHOTOS: FSHA vs. Alemany girls' soccer “Right now we have a very young team that need to learn how to play this game at this level.
FEATURES
January 26, 2006
Noel Agoston of La Cañada and Roberto Lopez-Freeman of Los Angeles exchanged vows on July 23 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montrose. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jozsef Agoston of La Cañada Flintridge. The bride graduated from Flintridge Preparatory School, earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Occidental College, and her master's degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. She is a practicing psychotherapist in Pasadena specializing in the treatment of children with mental illness.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2005
Music lovers who regularly attend concerts presented by the Pasadena Symphony and who read the program notes closely are well aware that the renowned orchestra has been without an official assistant conductor since Lois Johnson retired in 2004. The Pasadena Symphony decided to fill the vacancy this past season by inviting each candidate for the assistant conductor position to assist Music Director Jorge Mester at rehearsals for a particular concert. Since the number of candidates matched the number of performances - the Pasadena Symphony performs eight times yearly, October through May - the candidates took turns, in effect, auditioning' as interim assistant conductors.
NEWS
January 15, 2014
The next meeting of the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club will feature speaker Peter Dreier addressing the topic, “Is a New Progressive Movement Around the Corner?” The gathering will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the La Cañada home of Ellen and Anthony Portantino. Dreier is an urban policy analyst, author, and professor of politics at Occidental College. Also speaking at the meeting will be Patrick Gomez, entering the race for L.A. County Sheriff, and Ellen Portantino, who recently won an award for increasing PTA membership.
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May 30, 2013
Four La Cañada Flintridge high school students were named National Merit Scholarship winners on Wednesday. Brian Khin and Jeffrey Wang, seniors at Flintridge Preparatory School, both plan to study medicine this fall at USC. Tiffany Chen and Kelvin Zheng, seniors at La Cañada High School, plan to study medicine at USC and Occidental College, respectively. A senior at Crescenta Valley High School, Lauren Lee, was also named a National Merit Scholar. She plans to study mathematics at USC. The students are part of a group of 8,000 seniors who will receive scholarships for their undergraduate studies.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2009
On the afternoon of Sunday, June 7, the La Cañada-based Towne Singers will present their annual spring concert at Thorne Hall on the campus of Occidental College in Eagle Rock. The concert begins at 4:30 p.m. and will feature a Bach cantata and several Beatles tunes, along with an assortment of Broadway classics, designed to appeal to the broad range of musical interests that are characteristic of Towne Singers audiences, and to showcase the choir?s ever-expanding artistic range and depth.
SPORTS
From Staff Reports | March 7, 2012
SOFTBALL La Cañada 10, Alta Loma 0: Lauren Cox threw a one-hitter, striking out 11 batters Wednesday in the San Dimas Tournament. The Spartans offense put together an impressive game, too, with 15 hits. Jessica Ogden led the way with a three-for-four day at the plate. Annie Monroe and Michelle Grochow both had a pair of hits for La Cañada (2-0). BOYS' GOLF Flintridge Prep 225, Azusa 264: Jack Bouchard shot a five-over-par 39 to share medalist honors Wednesday in a nonleague match at Azusa Greens Country Club.
NEWS
October 28, 2004
A longtime resident of La Cañada, Mrs. Jeannette "Jane" Lamson passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 19, after a long fight with Alzheimer's disease. She leaves her husband Robert ("Bob") of 55 years. She also leaves a son, Robert Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Pleasant Hill; and a daughter, Nancy Wildy and her husband, Paul, of Seal Beach. Also left is a stepdaughter Kathleen Kusanovich of Grass Valley. Jane had three granddaughters, Andrea ("Annie"), Amanda, and Kerry. Jane was born in Atlanta, Ga. on Aug. 28, 1919, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Juett.
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By Nathan Cambridge, Special to the Valley Sun | January 29, 2014
LOS ANGELES - Before the season began, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team was upfront about its goal of finishing in the top three in the Mission League and earning a return trip to the postseason. At that same time, coach Cesar Hidalgo also conceded it was going to “be tough.” The coach's words have been prophetic. On Wednesday at Occidental College's Patterson Field, the going got even tougher, as Flintridge Sacred Heart scored first but could not hold the lead, falling, 3-1, to Alemany and putting the hopes of reaching the playoffs into serious jeopardy with four league contests to go. PHOTOS: FSHA vs. Alemany girls' soccer “Right now we have a very young team that need to learn how to play this game at this level.
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NEWS
January 22, 2014
A former banking and Hollywood executive testified in court Tuesday that he was not under the influence of bath salts when, as he claims in his use-of-force lawsuit, he was badly beaten during a confrontation with two Los Angeles police officers. La Cañada resident Brian Mulligan, the former vice chairman of Deutsche Bank and former co-chairman of Universal Pictures, who sued the LAPD, testified in the first day of his trial that an encounter with Officers James Nichols and John Miller in Eagle Rock in 2012 left him with 15 broken bones in his face and 54 stitches and required several surgeries, the Los Angeles Times reports . But Denise Zimmerman, an attorney for one of the officers, told jurors Mulligan was snarling and thrashing and stiffened his finger like claws.
NEWS
January 15, 2014
The next meeting of the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club will feature speaker Peter Dreier addressing the topic, “Is a New Progressive Movement Around the Corner?” The gathering will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the La Cañada home of Ellen and Anthony Portantino. Dreier is an urban policy analyst, author, and professor of politics at Occidental College. Also speaking at the meeting will be Patrick Gomez, entering the race for L.A. County Sheriff, and Ellen Portantino, who recently won an award for increasing PTA membership.
SPORTS
From Staff Reports | January 15, 2014
BOYS' BASKETBALL La Cañada 51, South Pasadena 47: The Spartans' goal of reclaiming a Rio Hondo League championship took a positive first step as La Cañada held on for a league home victory Wednesday evening. The Spartans improved to 11-5 in notching the triumph in the opening game of league play, while coach Tom Hofman picked up win No. 601. St. Francis 54. Crespi 48: Kyle Leufroy finished with 24 points and Noah Willerford added 18 on Wednesday to lead the visiting Golden Knights to their first Mission League win. “Kyle continues to display his shooting skills and Noah made some big outside shots,” said St. Francis co-Coach Ray O'Brien, whose team improved to 11-5, 1-2 in league.
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By Jon Stein | December 21, 2013
LOS ANGELES - It would be easy to look at a roster that features as many freshmen - three - as it does seniors, and conclude the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team is lacking in experience. But the Tologs showed from the start on Saturday afternoon at Occidental College that the new faces aren't having any trouble integrating with the veterans. Freshman Sophia Saldivar found senior captain Casey Basso on the other end of a 36-yard free kick in the eighth minute and Basso sent the ball up and over St. Lucy's goalkeeper Victoria Perez to spur Flintridge Sacred Heart to a 1-0 victory.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 7, 2013
After La Cañada High wrestling lost its coach, who had more than a decade of history with the program, the Spartans turned to a familiar face. Justin Luthey, who wrestled under and assisted alongside last year's coach, Gavin Williams, has been tabbed to take over the program after being approved at a La Cañada Unified School Board meeting Tuesday night. “We're fortunate to have somebody that knows La Cañada, knows the kids, knows the culture,” La Cañada High Athletic Director Craig Franzen said.
NEWS
May 30, 2013
Four La Cañada Flintridge high school students were named National Merit Scholarship winners on Wednesday. Brian Khin and Jeffrey Wang, seniors at Flintridge Preparatory School, both plan to study medicine this fall at USC. Tiffany Chen and Kelvin Zheng, seniors at La Cañada High School, plan to study medicine at USC and Occidental College, respectively. A senior at Crescenta Valley High School, Lauren Lee, was also named a National Merit Scholar. She plans to study mathematics at USC. The students are part of a group of 8,000 seniors who will receive scholarships for their undergraduate studies.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 11, 2013
Over the past few seasons, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer program has learned all too well of the trials and tribulations that come with venturing south to face off with Orange County foes that make up the majority of CIF Southern Section Division I soccer. Last season, the Tologs lost in the opening round of the playoffs after a trip down south. This time around, Flintridge Sacred Heart will welcome an Orange County foe to the Tologs' confines of Occidental College and the home team is plenty happy about the situation.
SPORTS
From Staff Reports | March 7, 2012
SOFTBALL La Cañada 10, Alta Loma 0: Lauren Cox threw a one-hitter, striking out 11 batters Wednesday in the San Dimas Tournament. The Spartans offense put together an impressive game, too, with 15 hits. Jessica Ogden led the way with a three-for-four day at the plate. Annie Monroe and Michelle Grochow both had a pair of hits for La Cañada (2-0). BOYS' GOLF Flintridge Prep 225, Azusa 264: Jack Bouchard shot a five-over-par 39 to share medalist honors Wednesday in a nonleague match at Azusa Greens Country Club.
FEATURES
By Max Zimbert | January 28, 2010
The grassroots effort to block a proposed underground tunnel connecting the Long Beach (710) and Foothill (210) freeways coalesced on stage last weekend when a number of elected officials and scholars panned the project as wasteful and unwanted. Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) delivered a keynote address Occidental College against the proposed extension and said there’d likely never be enough money to fund the project. “Shoving tunnels down the throats of the people is shortsighted,” he said before his speech.
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