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By Seth Amitin | March 26, 2009
She?s no Odysseus, but the five-month long journey around the world came to an end this past week for La Cañada junior Katie Hansen as she wrapped up the luge season with a sixth place showing at the U.S. Senior Nationals. The 2008-09 season was tumultous, but ultimately a good one for Hansen. ?In October she placed fourth in the race offs to determine the U.S. Senior Team,? said her father, John Hansen. ?By finishing fourth she qualified for the US Senior Women?s Team. She went with the Senior Team to Vancouver to train on the new Olympic track.
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February 4, 2010
Runaway driver trial remains on hold The attorney for the driver in the runaway truck accident in La Cañada last April held a status meeting Monday with representatives from the district attorney’s office, but the trial remains on hold until the California 2nd District Court of Appeals returns with a decision on whether or not to reinstate murder charges. Marcos Barbosa Costa, 44, was originally charged with two counts of murder, two vehicular manslaughter and three felony reckless driving charges for the April 1 accident that took the lives of Palmdale residents Angel Posca and his 12-year-old daughter.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | February 18, 2010
Susan Young opened a massage therapy business in La Cañada earlier this month with a ribbon-cutting event attended by La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce officials, including the chamber’s board chairman, Joel Peterson. The Susan Young Massage Therapy studio, incorporated into the massage studios of Hailey Paton Pilates & Physical Therapy at 542 Foothill Blvd., features ashiatsu Oriental bar therapy, an ancient form of massage first practiced by Buddhist monks that involved use of the massage therapist’s feet.
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By Ruth Longoria | November 27, 2008
The benefits of massage took on a new dimension this month as La Cañada massage therapist Susan Young found a way to make her healing hands help a family on the other side of the globe. In an effort to share some of her financial blessings with those in need, Young decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from her therapy sessions to the purchase of a cow for a family in Rwanda. Young said she decided to purchase the cow for Costazia Mahigigi and her family in an effort to not only benefit the family, but in order to inspire others in her own community to think of others as the holiday season approaches.
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FEATURES
February 26, 2009
Valentine?s with a Lesson on ?Balance? The Women?s Council of Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation hosted a Valentine?s luncheon on Feb. 12 at the hospital, welcoming one of VHH?s physical therapists, Bill Hartley , who spoke about fall prevention and balance. The talk was followed by a guided tour of the physical therapy department, where Council members had an opportunity to see the balance equipment used to treat balance problems. Hartley, who has been working at VHH since 1980 and is board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association, talked about the hospital?
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December 23, 2004
Anna Jackson, daughter of Tina and Bryan Jackson of La Cañada, will travel to Quito, Ecuador Dec. 28 to spend more than a month volunteering in orphanages. Jackson graduated in 2003 from La Cañada High School attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah that summer. Jackson will travel with other volunteers through Orphanage Support Services Organization (OSSO), a nonprofit humanitarian organization that sends volunteers on a regular basis to help in local orphanages in both Cuenca and Quito, Ecuador, two of the country's largest cities.
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December 28, 2006
'Tis the season for giving, and members of the Caduceus Club at Verdugo Hill's Hospital have gotten into the spirit of the month by donating $46,737 to the hospital for the purchase of much-needed medical equipment. The donation will pay for five blood pressure machines, three cardiac chairs for the Intensive Care Unit, one Stryker eye gurney, one cautery machine for the Surgery Department, one physical therapy lift and medical charting supplies. Leo Berkenbile, M.D., the hospital's chief of medical staff, said he and his fellow physicians are thrilled to be able to make such a difference to patients at the hospital.
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By Nancy Turney | March 18, 2010
Q. I thought that Medicare would pay for three months in a convalescent hospital, but my husband is being discharged after only two weeks. I thought that Medicare would pay for three months in a convalescent hospital, but my husband is being discharged after only two weeks. Martha, La Cañada ? Your confusion arises because of the difference between ?skilled care? and ?custodial care.? Skilled care is health care given when you need skilled nursing or rehabilitation staff to manage, observe and evaluate your care.
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By Elaine La Marr | November 27, 2008
Several members of the Don José Verdugo Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, traveled to Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base recently to participate in a program, Dining With The Wounded Warriors, where they served hamburgers, roasted corn and ice cream to 20 soldiers who are in various stages of recovery from injuries. “When we learned about this great program during the California State Society NSDAR Conference last March we decided as a Chapter to sponsor one of the meals,” said Lisa Harley, second vice regent of the Don José Verdugo Chapter.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | February 18, 2010
Susan Young opened a massage therapy business in La Cañada earlier this month with a ribbon-cutting event attended by La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce officials, including the chamber’s board chairman, Joel Peterson. The Susan Young Massage Therapy studio, incorporated into the massage studios of Hailey Paton Pilates & Physical Therapy at 542 Foothill Blvd., features ashiatsu Oriental bar therapy, an ancient form of massage first practiced by Buddhist monks that involved use of the massage therapist’s feet.
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February 4, 2010
Runaway driver trial remains on hold The attorney for the driver in the runaway truck accident in La Cañada last April held a status meeting Monday with representatives from the district attorney’s office, but the trial remains on hold until the California 2nd District Court of Appeals returns with a decision on whether or not to reinstate murder charges. Marcos Barbosa Costa, 44, was originally charged with two counts of murder, two vehicular manslaughter and three felony reckless driving charges for the April 1 accident that took the lives of Palmdale residents Angel Posca and his 12-year-old daughter.
SPORTS
By Seth Amitin | March 26, 2009
She?s no Odysseus, but the five-month long journey around the world came to an end this past week for La Cañada junior Katie Hansen as she wrapped up the luge season with a sixth place showing at the U.S. Senior Nationals. The 2008-09 season was tumultous, but ultimately a good one for Hansen. ?In October she placed fourth in the race offs to determine the U.S. Senior Team,? said her father, John Hansen. ?By finishing fourth she qualified for the US Senior Women?s Team. She went with the Senior Team to Vancouver to train on the new Olympic track.
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By Ruth Longoria | November 27, 2008
The benefits of massage took on a new dimension this month as La Cañada massage therapist Susan Young found a way to make her healing hands help a family on the other side of the globe. In an effort to share some of her financial blessings with those in need, Young decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from her therapy sessions to the purchase of a cow for a family in Rwanda. Young said she decided to purchase the cow for Costazia Mahigigi and her family in an effort to not only benefit the family, but in order to inspire others in her own community to think of others as the holiday season approaches.
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