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By Carol Cormaci | February 12, 2009
When you turn your thoughts to the upcoming city council election, do you consider party politics? I ask because, although the council is a nonpartisan body, one of our readers sent me a note last week asking why, in our news coverage, we don’t mention which political party each of the candidates has registered with. Until she asked me that question, it didn’t occur to me that more of you might be wondering the same thing. Here’s an excerpt from her e-mail: I do think as we elect people to join the political arena, we should know UP-FRONT what party and idealism they bring to the table.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Carol Cormaci | November 1, 2007
For the past five years Linda Stepanian has been focused on building a collection of the works of renowned French Armenian artist Jean Carzou (1907-2000); this month she will share them with the public at her La Cañada art gallery, Stephanie?s. The show evolved after Stepanian met the late artist?s son, the writer Jean-Marie Carzou, and became intrigued with the idea of displaying original Jean Carzou oil paintings, watercolors and drawings locally. ?I was very honored to meet with his son and do this project together with him,?
NEWS
March 22, 2007
The confession "I Can't Draw a Straight Line" is progressively becoming ancient history, according to educator and fine artist Larry Gluck , founder of Mission: Renaissance Fine Art Studios , the world's largest fine art program. His art studios in La Cañada and Glendale teach children and adults the lost principles of fine art while developing talent in those previously deemed "untalented." Gluck's mission continues to succeed in spite of political views who consider art education a frill as witnessed by the decline in federal funding at the National Endowment for the Arts, where appropriations have been declining steadily from 176 million in 1992 to 124 million in 2006.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2008
Already well established as a Southern California cultural institution, the Distinguished Speakers Series of Pasadena has again lined up an all-star array of presenters for the upcoming 2008-2009 season. Now in its thirteenth year at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, this season’s speakers include Thomas Friedman , Bob Newhart , Anderson Cooper , Liberia President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf , John Bolton , Ken Burns and Greg Mortenson . The Series is sold in subscription packages ranging from $371 for all seven presentations to $214 for a mini-package of four.
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By Carol Cormaci | October 30, 2008
Two years of political wrangling will come to an end Tuesday, assuming contested poll tabulations don’t prolong the presidential election in the same painful way they did eight years ago. I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait for the unrelenting rhetoric to stop. And I’m especially unimpressed, frankly, with the party I registered with at the tender age of 19, when I enthusiastically cast my first presidential vote for Richard M. Nixon’s second term.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Diana Olson | December 9, 2010
Part Two: While this year's political contests seemed especially bitter because personal attacks seemed to outnumber discussions of issues, history suggests that false accusations have been part of American political contests since the early 1800s. The challenge for both parties to work together may be more difficult than previously because of the recent negative campaigns, and the political culture of aggression and hostility that values winning at any cost risks leaving important legislation undone.
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By Diana Olson | December 2, 2010
Part One: I was visiting a friend recently. The conversation at dinner turned to my expressing an opinion about concern over the involvement of the government and the direction our country was heading. She stood up and showed an anger that I had never experienced in our 40-year friendship. Her comment was that since we had a difference in opinion, we could never have a discussion together about politics. I was stunned at her emotional rejection of my opinion and lack of her emotional restraint.
NEWS
October 21, 2004
Thoughts from Dr. Joe by Dr. Joe Puglia Fridays are my easy days, so I head to Penelope's Café and enjoy a chi latte. I brought my copy of "The Odyssey" and vowed to finally get through it. Attempting to avoid the ramblings of Homer which lately have taken me nowhere; I picked up a copy of the Valley Sun and read "Election Tensions" and "Report Vandalism" by Lisa Walker and Celina Lew (Our Readers Write?Or Wrong). Lisa and Celina spoke of a recent wave of flagrant intolerance directed toward their right to express their political views as evidenced by stolen yard signs, and vandalism toward their property.
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By Jane Napier Neely | June 10, 2004
La Cañadans will join mourners across the nation tomorrow, when a state funeral is held in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and a final farewell given to Ronald Wilson Reagan, this country's 40th president, who died Saturday, June 5. Most state and county offices, as well as federal entities such as U.S. Postal Service branches - will be closed. Local public schools and LCF City Hall offices will remain open, as will banks and businesses in the community. For one month, flags will be flown at half mast across the nation.
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By Carol Cormaci | February 12, 2009
When you turn your thoughts to the upcoming city council election, do you consider party politics? I ask because, although the council is a nonpartisan body, one of our readers sent me a note last week asking why, in our news coverage, we don’t mention which political party each of the candidates has registered with. Until she asked me that question, it didn’t occur to me that more of you might be wondering the same thing. Here’s an excerpt from her e-mail: I do think as we elect people to join the political arena, we should know UP-FRONT what party and idealism they bring to the table.
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