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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | May 16, 2012
Saying she was improperly fired for taking pregnancy leave from her post, the former director of the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is suing the nonprofit for discrimination. Megan Nordvedt, who served as executive director of the center for four years and worked there for more than a decade, claims in her April 17 lawsuit that center officials shut her out of meetings after she returned from pregnancy leave in the fall of 2011 and then “advanced a false story” to explain why she was let go. Her suit seeks unspecified damages for emotional and physical distress and loss of income.
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By Ruth Longoria | October 2, 2008
It started as an organized group of young women dedicated to networking, socializing, and raising money to give back to the community. Although its mission has remained the same, the La Cañada Junior Women’s Club has evolved in its nearly 40 years of service to the community. In the past four decades, the membership has aged gracefully — some members moving on to join or lead other community organizations and others joining as a springboard to the La Cañada social and philanthropic scene.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2006
Verdugo Hills Hospital invites new parents to attend an Infant Care Workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Using life-like dolls, expecting parents can learn how to change diapers, bathe and hold their baby, take their temperature and basic First Aid. The cost is $30 for hospital couples and $35 for non-hospital couples. To register, call Teri Rice in the Family Education Office at 952-2272. Verdugo Hills Hospital is offering a free introduction to childbirth class, called Beginnings, on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The class covers topics such as baby growth and nutrition, dealing with the discomforts of pregnancy and includes a tour of the hospital's Birth Center.
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March 13, 2013
National AmeriCorps Week is March 9-17. AmeriCorps Week raises awareness and celebrates the contributions of the more than 80,000 AmeriCorps members nationwide who serve their communities through a wide range of programs. AmeriCorps is a national service program under the Corporation for National and Community Service whose members have made a commitment to serve critical needs of communities across the nation since 1994. AmeriCorps opportunities are offered to people of all backgrounds in a variety of service capacities including education, health, and environment.
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April 29, 2010
Students at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy put on an emotional performance for ?Steel Magnolias? last month in the high school?s auditorium. Kelly McKenzie, who played M?Lynn, gave a monologue at the end of the play that moved audience members to tears. Lead characters Truvy and Claire, played by Kiva Dykstra and Amarisa Robison, acted well as the comic relief when there was tension due to the tragedy that takes place. Two of the roles were double cast. Lauren Loadvine and Gracie Raymond played newcomer Annelle, while Nikki Zweiback and Nichola Marick played the outspoken Ouiser.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2006
  Residents are invited to attend a free informational seminar entitled "The Sandwich Generation: Taking Care of Your Parents and Children," at Verdugo Hills Hospital today, Nov., 9. James Spina, principal of Gamble, Jones, Morphy and Bent, will offer sound financial planning advice. The seminar will take place in Council Room B, from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 952-2226.     Verdugo Hills Hospital is offering a free introduction to childbirth class for parents, called Beginnings, on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The class covers topics such as baby growth and nutrition, dealing with the discomforts of pregnancy and includes a tour of the hospital's Birth Center.
NEWS
October 20, 2005
I read with great sadness the story about the death of a newborn baby found in a box near USC. It has since been determined to have been the child of a 21 year old USC student. However, if the proponents of Proposition 73 are successful, I am very concerned that we are very likely to see additional stories such as this one. Proposition 73 will do absolutely nothing to educate or protect teen girls, to strengthen family communication or to reduce teen pregnancy. Obviously, the proponents' only objective is to reduce the number of safe and legal abortions performed in California.
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May 26, 2005
Mary Jane "Janie" Kidd passed away on May 5, 2005 at the age of 86 in Montrose. She was born in Pasco, Wash. on May 29, 1918, and grew up in La Grande, Ore. She was graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor of arts degree. She met and married John B. Kidd during World War II, and enjoyed the next 30 years as the wife of an Air Force officer. She established homes over the years from Germany to Hawaii. Intensely devoted to the military, Janie was the "patriot of patriots."
FEATURES
September 14, 2006
The First Baptist Church of La Crescenta has announced that it has regretfully accepted the resignation of its senior pastor Rick Derbyshire. Pastor Derbyshire has accepted a call to a Baptist church in Littleton, Colo. In addition, his wife, Sue Derbyshire, has submitted her resignation as executive director of Avenues Pregnancy Center in Glendale so she can accompany her husband to his new position in Colorado. Pastor Derbyshire submitted his resignation at the church's board meeting last month.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | May 16, 2012
Saying she was improperly fired for taking pregnancy leave from her post, the former director of the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is suing the nonprofit for discrimination. Megan Nordvedt, who served as executive director of the center for four years and worked there for more than a decade, claims in her April 17 lawsuit that center officials shut her out of meetings after she returned from pregnancy leave in the fall of 2011 and then “advanced a false story” to explain why she was let go. Her suit seeks unspecified damages for emotional and physical distress and loss of income.
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By Ruth Longoria | October 2, 2008
It started as an organized group of young women dedicated to networking, socializing, and raising money to give back to the community. Although its mission has remained the same, the La Cañada Junior Women’s Club has evolved in its nearly 40 years of service to the community. In the past four decades, the membership has aged gracefully — some members moving on to join or lead other community organizations and others joining as a springboard to the La Cañada social and philanthropic scene.
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