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NEWS
August 17, 2009
Letters to the Editor The Nov. school board race needed Anyone who is planning on voting in the November school board election should be very concerned by the comments of former school board member Ron Dietel. In his guest column last week [“Program not a ‘STEP’ ahead”] he described the STEP program that the current school board is so proud of. This program sacrifices time from study of important subjects like math, science and English to make room for teaching students how to play Hearts, do needle point, throw a Frisbee and how to cook.
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NEWS
By Michael J. Arvizu | August 13, 2009
When Olivia Warner goes to school in the morning at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in the hills above La Cañada, the skies over downtown Los Angeles are can sometimes be foggy. By the time she gets out of school at 3 p.m. it?s an entirely different story. ?As you?re turning down, you look over L.A. ? and even Pasadena ? and you see this thick layer of smog and dirt, and it?s just really gross to see. And you?re just like, ?I?m breathing that in.?? So she and her brother Hunter decided to start Students for a Cleaner La Cañada in an effort to clean up the environment.
FEATURES
By Ruth Longoria | April 2, 2009
He describes himself as “loud and rambunctious,” but this week’s Valley Sun All-Star is hardly a disturbance to those who respect the young man referred to by others as “sensitive,” “mature,” and an “all around great kid.” That all around great kid — this week’s Valley Sun All Star — is James Christensen, a senior at La Cañada High School. The 17-year-old is involved in sports, he’s a musician, enjoys hiking, is an avid fisherman, and he’s an expert sailor, his dad, Jay Christensen said, adding that his son also is a great person.
NEWS
January 15, 2009
Talks spotlight long-lasting rovers With the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity marking five years on what were originally expected to be three-month missions, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has scheduled special events. Mission leaders will give free presentations on the rover programs tonight in Beckman Auditorium on the Caltech campus and Friday in Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College, with tonight’s event streamed live online and archived at www.jpl.nasa.gov for later viewing.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | October 16, 2008
Two La Cañada representatives were among seven young women announced Monday morning as members of the 2009 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Rose Court. The names of Mary Gaule, 17, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, and Quinn Young, 16, La Cañada High School, were announced Monday morning as hundreds of family, friends, media and Tournament officials gathered on the grounds of Tournament House in Pasadena. The seven young women were selected from a group of 34, which had been announced Thursday afternoon.
NEWS
September 18, 2008
Tree planting ceremony held The Walden School held a Sept. 15 “tree baby” planting ceremony and a “tree baby sculptural necklace” commemoration by Joel Tauber as part of his ongoing public art and film project “Sick-Amour.” “Sick Amour” describes Tauber’s three-year-long love affair with a forlorn sycamore tree in Parking Lot K at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. In a 12-channel video installation and a series of photographs, Tauber chronicles how he first fell in love with this tree and then embarked on a quest to improve its living conditions, to make a museum in its honor, and finally to help it reproduce.
FEATURES
September 4, 2008
Award lunch to Honor Jack Scott Celebrating his commitment to the advancement of Pasadena City College and the greater Pasadena community, the PCC Foundation will honor state Sen. Jack Scott at the inaugural ?Building the Spirit of a Vibrant Community? Award Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The event will be held at the Westin Hotel in Pasadena. ?Through his tireless efforts as an educator and state legislator, Senator Scott?s unwavering support of education to all who seek it has made the San Gabriel Valley community a much better place,?
NEWS
June 19, 2008
Matthew “Mat” Steven Barker passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 10, 2008. Mat was born at Verdugo Hills Hospital on Sept. 30, 1987. He attended local Montessori schools for his elementary years, and then enrolled at La Cañada High School where he was a member of the 7/8 band, the marching band, and played water polo. Mat was in Cub Scouts, Pack 512, and earned the Order of the Arrow, the highest award a Cub Scout can earn. Mat graduated from La Cañada High School in 2006 and was currently a student at Pasadena City College.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | May 15, 2008
?I?m really excited about this new opportunity,? Jack Scott told the Valley Sun about his appointment last week as chancellor of the California Community College System. Scott, who represents La Cañada and other San Gabriel cities in the state Senate but is being term limited out, will start the new job Jan. 1, and has no timetable about how long he will serve. ?The initial contract is for three years, but there?s no term limit,? he said. Scott, who will be 75 in August, said his health is good and his energy high as he embarks on the assignment of overseeing the state?
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