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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | March 21, 2011
A woman who allegedly used forged prescriptions to illegally obtain large amounts of opiate pain medication was arrested on Friday morning after quick-thinking employees of a La Cañada Flintridge pharmacy unraveled the apparent scam. Pharmacist Sonal Patel and pharmacy technician Belle Cruz of Flintridge Pharmacy & Medical Supply said they had become suspicious of multiple prescription drug orders for a single patient last week and after some digging surmised that the orders were coming from a fictitious medical office.
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By Erna Taylor-Stark | March 6, 2008
And the glory of angels was all around. The Bible describes angels as being mediums of God’s power who execute God’s will, revealing themselves to individual humans and sometimes to a whole nation as on the night of Christ’s birth. For Lorraine Watkiss of La Crescenta, the first angel came to her one evening in the midst of great pain, according to her husband, John Watkiss. She witnessed a golden glow on the ceiling of her bedroom. The glow transformed into an angelic face, framed by an elaborate rose petal headdress.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | November 2, 2011
When La Cañada Flintridge resident Nancy Illian went to the doctorseven and half years ago with concern over an issue with her menstrual period, she knew she wasn't just wasting time. Forty-eight at the time, Illian had been the opposite of a hypochondriac up to that point in her life, only visiting the doctor when absolutely necessary. Her doctor told her not to worry, so she went home. However, after finding herself uncomfortably bloated, Illian went back, only to have the doctor tell her to do some sit-ups to relieve the problem.
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By Ruth Longoria | May 15, 2008
Seven years after his first wife, Mary, died of cancer, Glendale school board member and past president Chakib “Chuck” Sambar, a resident of La Cañada Flintridge, is facing the disease again with his current wife, Lois. But, though he calls it a “terrible, tragic disease,” Sambar is hopeful for the future and confident strides in cancer research have progressed in recent years. Those strides are a direct result of public support through donations and participation in fund-raising efforts, such as the upcoming Foothills Relay for Life, Sambar said.
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December 25, 2008
Ruth Deborah Barber Ruth Deborah Barber is the daughter of Doctors Donald and Barbara Barber, and the granddaughter of Mary Barber and the late Dr. Donald Barber, and the late Zoltan and Eva Batyka. She is a senior at La Cañada High School. Ruth is a National Merit Semi-Finalist and a member of the National Honor Society and the California Scholastic Federation. She has been involved in her school band and choral programs for the past four years. She is currently co-president of the band and section leader of the pit. Ruth is alto section leader for the Chamber Singers, president of the film club, and has participated in the mock trial team for three years.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | March 21, 2011
A woman who allegedly used forged prescriptions to illegally obtain large amounts of opiate pain medication was arrested on Friday morning after quick-thinking employees of a La Cañada Flintridge pharmacy unraveled the apparent scam. Pharmacist Sonal Patel and pharmacy technician Belle Cruz of Flintridge Pharmacy & Medical Supply said they had become suspicious of multiple prescription drug orders for a single patient last week and after some digging surmised that the orders were coming from a fictitious medical office.
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By Erna Taylor-Stark | March 6, 2008
And the glory of angels was all around. The Bible describes angels as being mediums of God?s power who execute God?s will, revealing themselves to individual humans and sometimes to a whole nation as on the night of Christ?s birth. For Lorraine Watkiss of La Crescenta, the first angel came to her one evening in the midst of great pain, according to her husband, John Watkiss. She witnessed a golden glow on the ceiling of her bedroom. The glow transformed into an angelic face, framed by an elaborate rose petal headdress.
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