February 2, 2006
Ten Years Ago ... Fifth grade classes at Palm Crest Elementary School welcomed two visiting students from Peru. Alvaro Serkovic and Diego Acosta learned firsthand about United States schools by spending several days in local classrooms. "The kids learned from each other," said then-Palm Crest principal Brent Noyes. Twenty Years Ago ... A 25-year-old La Cañada man, Chip Smith, was recognized as a hero when he was awarded the first medal of valor ever presented by the City of Glendale.
February 8, 2007
Evan Key has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by JPL Troop 509. He began his Boy Scout adventure 12 years ago in first grade as a tiger cub in Pack 515 at Palm Crest Elementary School. He was an energetic cub scout, earning numerous awards, including the Arrow of Light award. Key joined Troop 509 in February 2000 and has been one of the most active scouts in the troop. He participated on 67 outings and camped 104 nights with the troop, including summer camps at Lost Valley and Camp Cherry Valley five times.
March 2, 2006
The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada awarded the Terrific Kids award to students selected by their teachers at Palm Crest Elementary School. These awardees and their parents attending included: Carlos Ruano, accompanied by parents Guilmar and Lesvia Ruano, who was selected because he likes helping out his fellow students. He helps his younger sister with her school work and he also enjoys music. Carlos likes to cook, with the specialty of making pasta. He enjoys playing computer games and chess.
June 18, 2009
Ten Years Ago A casual, fast serve Rubio’s Mexican seafood restaurant and a camera store were the proposed tenants for a development planned for the northwest corner of Foothill Boulevard at Commonwealth Avenue, the developer told about 30 residents who gathered in City Hall for a community information meeting. Twenty Years Ago Three employees were locked in a storeroom and the manager threatened at gunpoint during a 12:50 a.m. armed robbery at Reflections Restaurant (where Dish is today)
March 22, 2007
The third annual 2nd Lt. Andrew Torres Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 9, at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. Torres, a 23-year-old Marine and graduate of Palm Crest Elementary School, Flintridge Prep and Annapolis who lost a two-year battle with a rare form of liver cancer on April 3, 2004, asked his parents and friends to help find a cure. Funds raised go directly to Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), an independent medical research non-profit in Pasadena, which is respected and renowned for its groundbreaking work in cancer research as well as research for other debilitating diseases.
July 3, 2008
While hundreds of elementary school children were plugging in video game systems, eating ice cream, and checking the pool temperature, demolition crews toppled Palm Crest Elementary School?s multipurpose room. On June 23, only days after school ended, work began to replace the aging facility. This project, funded by bonds from 2004, will result in a larger, more-practical multipurpose room. The new multipurpose room will be 51,000 square feet, and increase the amount of space for eating and plays.
July 6, 2006
Andrew Meeker, a fourth grader at Palm Crest Elementary School in La Cañada Flintridge, competed in the U.S. Track and Field Junior Olympic Regional Finals at the Home Depot Center on June 25. Meeker ran as a member of a Los Angeles Falcons Track Club's 4X400 meter relay team which won its heat, setting a new personal best time of 5:04, and finished seventh overall. Meeker and his teammates, Glendale residents Michael McLaughlin, Anthony Simeonov and Michael Allen, competed against top qualifying athletes from Southern California, Hawaii and Nevada.
July 13, 2006
A Glendale Unified School District assistant principal has been selected to serve as the new principal of Palm Crest Elementary School, it was announced Tuesday. The La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board approved of the appointment of Anais Ana Wenn to the Palm Crest post beginning Aug. 3. "Mrs. Wenn went through two separate interviews prior to site meetings by a visitation team as part of the selection process," said LCUSD Superintendent Jim Stratton. "We are extremely happy to offer her this position."
June 2, 2005
The 90-member 7/8 Band at La Cañada High School delighted the students at Palm Crest Elementary School, Paradise Canyon Elementary and after lunch at La Cañada Elementary with patriotic performances last Friday. "We are here for two reasons. One is to perform for your spirit rally and assembly. Secondly, to encourage those of you that play instruments to keep playing and practicing and invite you to come join us when you're in the seventh grade. Now let's have some music fun," said Susan Hamre-Addison, LCHS music teacher.