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By Nathan Cambridge | January 23, 2013
LA CANADA - The La Canada High boys basketball team found some prime real estate downtown. Beyond the three-point line, that is. On Wednesday night at home against South Pasadena, the Spartans connected on 12 three-pointers. Eight of those came in the first half. Starting sophomore Brendan Hempstead hit on five long-range shots and freshman teammate Koko Kurdoghlian knocked down four. “I don't really know,” said Hempstead, who finished with 21 points. “Sometimes it just happens, you get hot.” Behind the barrage of threes, La Cañada defeated South Pasadena, 59-38, in Rio Hondo League play.
By Andrew Shortall, | January 10, 2013
SOUTH PASADENA - There was no panic from the La Canada High wrestling team after it saw the first three matches of Thursday's Rio Hondo League dual meet end with pins for South Pasadena. The Spartans had the luxury of knowing 18 free points were coming their way, as the Tigers didn't have wrestlers to fill the 152, 220 and heavyweight classes Thursday. With those forfeits, La Cañada had just enough to wrap up the 43-39 victory at home. Lucas Drill secured the win for La Cañada (1-1)
By Tiffany Kelly, | January 1, 2013
A Pasadena father-son team wore matching brown jumpsuits Tuesday morning as they made the final push to get a dinosaur down Colorado Boulevard. With the work of Dwight Crumb, 64, and his son Dustin, 37, and a host of other volunteers, the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. float, “Dino-Saur,” won the Tournament of Roses award for best animation. The float features a brontosaurus inspired by pterodactyls to attempt flight. His large wings are among the 38 moving parts in the float, the most of any entry in the 124th Rose Parade.
By Daniel Siegal, | December 19, 2012
A recent Eagle Scout project in Hahamongna Watershed Park improved a stretch of local trail, but it also gave rise to a border dispute between Los Angeles County and the city of Pasadena. On Dec. 8 members of La Cañada Flintridge Troop 507, their friends and family came out to help Makoto Inouye, 17, finish the Eagle Scout project he had planned with the help of county Parks and Recreation Department employee Ron Beltran. The volunteers repainted the concrete pedestrian and equestrian tunnel that passes under Oak Grove Avenue, added 130 feet of split-log rail fencing, put down decomposed granite to improve the trail and added a new sign.
By Daniel Siegal, | December 12, 2012
Alma Barba has been in La Cañada Flintridge for more than 50 of her 95 years. She's seen the arrival of the freeway and of cityhood, and continues to keep her hand in community affairs as a volunteer for the Assistance League of Flintridge. ”There's always activity if a person wants to do it, and it is a close community,” Barba said. Barba was one of roughly three dozen Assistance League aides feted Friday at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club for their role as retired service volunteers.
November 27, 2012
Six local nonprofits are getting extra contributions to their causes thanks to the annual Women in Business event sponsored by local lawmakers. State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) chose to direct donations to the YWCA Glendale Women and Girl's Financial Literacy Program as well as Women At Work Pasadena. “Managing personal finances and securing meaningful work are fundamental to leading an independent and fulfilling life,” Liu said in a statement. Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge)
October 30, 2012
The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy on Monday approved a $50,000 grant for the repair and improvement of La Cañada Flintridge's eroding Flint Wash Trail. La Cañada City Councilman Donald Voss, who is a member of the conservancy's Advisory Committee, said he and Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) spoke in favor of the grant at the agency's Oct. 29 meeting. In a statement, Portantino said that it was crucial that the trail be maintained to provide a link for hikers, bikers and equestrians between La Cañada and Hahamongna Park in Pasadena.
By Andrew J. Campa, | October 16, 2012
SOUTH PASADENA - Despite facing its first serious competition within the Rio Hondo League, there were so seismic shifts in the league standings and no upset Tuesday afternoon for the La Cañada High boys water polo team. The CIF Southern Section Division top-ranked Spartans started strong, overcame a power play disadvantage and held back a mini-rally from the host Tigers in a 14-8 victory. “There were way too many kickouts for my liking and that's definitely something that we've got to correct there,” Spartans Coach Devon Borisoff.
By Andrew Shortall, | October 16, 2012
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE - After the roller-coaster, five-game thriller that took place the last time the La Cañada and South Pasadena high girls' volleyball teams met, both sides expected a tightly-contested battle knowing full well a Rio Hondo League championship could hang in the balance. It was a strong start for the Spartans, who had seniors Micaela Anderson and Katie Pierce back in the lineup this time around, that put the Tigers in a two-game hole and proved too daunting to overcome in a 25-13, 25-16, 29-31, 25-17 La Cañada victory at home.
By Andrew Shortall | October 16, 2012
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE - With the end of the Rio Hondo League season just around the corner, the La Cañada High and South Pasadena teams were in very different positions when both squads faced off for the second time this year. The Spartans were looking to tighten their grasp on second place in the league standings with a victory, while the Tigers were experimenting and looking to see what pieces they can build on for the future. It wasn't enough to knock off La Cañada, though, which pulled out the 14-4 victory with another perfect 9-0 day in doubles.
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