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By Andrew J. Campa, | October 24, 2013
SOUTH PASADENA - While nothing is yet official, the Rio Hondo League boys' water polo race has become a foregone conclusion. That's why there was plenty of hand-slapping and jubilation on the side of La Cañada High and coinciding disappointing for host South Pasadena, as the Spartans rallied from an early three-goal deficit to defeat the Tigers, 13-7, on Thursday afternoon. With the victory, the CIF Southern Section Division III fourth - ranked Spartans (12-7, 5-0) swept the season series, 2-0, against runner-up No. 7 South Pasadena (12-9, 3-2)
By Nathan Cambridge | October 8, 2013
LA CAÑADA - To begin league play in boys' water polo, La Cañada High jumped straight into the deep end of the Rio Hondo League pool. In the league opener for both schools, the Spartans, ranked No. 3 in Division III, hosted rival South Pasadena, which came in ranked No. 8 and looks to be the chief competitor for the league title this season. PHOTOS: La Cañada vs. South Pasadena boys' water polo "South Pasadena is tough. I think we got started with one of the tougher teams, but I think we should win [league]
By Edgar Melik-Steplanyan, Special to the News-Press | October 8, 2013
LA CANADA - The members of the La Cañada High girls' volleyball team knew of the Spartans' storied history entering this season. La Cañada had won 10 straight league titles, including 68 consecutive wins in league and had been dominant along the way. The Spartans added a league victory this season to make it 69 consecutive wins, 59 of which came by a virtue of a sweep and only one of which went to five games. They knew adding another win Tuesday would be difficult against a tough South Pasadena squad.
August 28, 2013
Local synagogues and centers will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, next week. The celebration, from Sept. 4 through 6, marks the beginning of the High Holy Days. Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, begins on the evening of Friday, Sept. 13. Chabad Jewish Center in Glendale will hold a candle lighting and services on the evening of Sept. 4. A community dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. To RSVP to the dinner, email Morning services will be held at Hilton Glendale Sept.
By Tiffany Kelly, | August 22, 2013
Three candidates are running for the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees in the district that includes La Cañada Flintridge, West Pasadena and West Altadena. Dianne Philibosian, Alexander Keledjian and Ross Selvidge filed their nomination papers for a seat that is currently occupied by Geoffrey Baum, a Pasadena resident who is not seeking reelection. The election is Nov. 5.  Philibosian, who lives in Pasadena, is the director of the Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing at Cal State Northridge.
By Anita S. Brenner | July 3, 2013
By 1887, Catherine Banbury somehow had come into possession of 45 acres of prime La Cañada land. The parcel included most of the land south of Foothill down to Descanso Drive, described as: “All that portion of lot fourteen (14) of the Rancho La Canyada now owned by the said party of the first part, and bounded on the north by the public highway known as Michigan Avenue, on the east by the lands of William Banning, on the south by line of said rancho and on the west by the land of Mary C. Ball, formerly Mary C. Williams, and containing forty-five and two-fifths acres of land...” On May 6, 1887, Mrs. Banbury tried to sell the land to Delos Arnold, a well-connected civic figure in Pasadena.
By Tiffany Kelly, | June 20, 2013
A NASA-funded treatment plant in Pasadena has removed hundreds of pounds of toxic residue left over from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's early rocket-building days. The $8.5 million Monk Hill water treatment facility has removed 674 pounds of perchlorate from 7,773 acre-feet of water since it opened in 2011, said Steve Slaten, a NASA remediation project manager. Twenty-three pounds of trichloroethylene, an industrial solvent, have also been removed from the water supply. The space agency agreed to pay for cleanup after perchlorates from rocket fuel was detected in several area wells.
June 12, 2013
Ten Years Ago After weather delays, Spirit, the first of twin Mars rover missions managed by JPL, was launched from Cape Canaveral on June 10, 2003. The other rover, Opportunity, was launched later that same month. Although both were intended to explore the Red Planet for just 90 days, they far exceeded expectations. Spirit's work lasted until March 2010 and Opportunity continues to make discoveries.   Twenty Years Ago The Valley Sun's choice for the 1992-93 Athlete of the Year was La Cañada Flintridge resident Erik Heger, a senior at Pasadena Poly.
May 21, 2013
Newton R. Russell, a veteran state senator known as an expert on California's complex public pension system and a stickler for upholding legislative rules, died Saturday of lung cancer at his La Cañada Flintridge home, his family said. He was 85. A conservative Republican, Russell served 32 years in the Legislature, including 10 years in the Assembly and 22 years in the Senate, where he represented the communities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, San Marino, Temple City, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge and part of Pasadena.
By Carol Cormaci | May 8, 2013
It had been some time since we'd visited the Target store near Vroman's in Pasadena, so after a casual dinner the other night here at Magpie's, my husband and I ventured across the Arroyo in hunt of some bargains. Some might not call that a date night, but coming home carrying treasures like my new Mossimo ballet flats (only $12!) is the best kind of aphrodisiac known to this woman. Our arms were quite literally filled because we forgot to take any cloth grocery bags into the store with us, and because it is located in Pasadena, this particular Target does not package purchased items in plastic bags anymore.
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