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THE818NOW
May 16, 2012
Hikers along the Owl Trail in Cherry Canyon usually enjoy the shaded tranquillity of the ravine before emerging into the open chaparral of the trails above. But this week they were greeted by something more than squirrels dashing around under the oaks. A rock formation just off the trail was tagged with a graffito reading “Prom?” Hiker Anne Karayan took a picture of the scene and hopes to discourage people from defacing the trail again. “Every morning I walk along the trail with my dog. It's beautiful under the oaks, an escape from the city into a natural paradise.
NEWS
May 30, 2012
Panda Express in La Cañada Flintridge will donate 25% of its profits on Friday, June 1 to No Worries Now, a nonprofit that holds proms for teens with life-threatening illnesses. The funds raised will go directly to the organization's sixth annual prom, which will host 500 ill teens on June 6 in Los Angeles. “For many attendees, the No Worries Now Prom is the one night a year they can just be kids,” Marta Belcher, No Worries Now's executive director and a 2008 La Cañada High School graduate, said in a statement.
NEWS
February 9, 2006
The Friends of CASA are sponsoring their 5th Annual Glamour Gowns project and are searching for new or gently used prom dresses. These dresses are needed for girls currently in the Los Angeles County foster care system who might not be able to accept an invitation to their upcoming proms without someone's generosity. CASA volunteers are trained and appointed by judges to advocate for the best interests of abused or neglected children. Confidence is an important builder of self-esteem in children, particularly teenage girls.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Veronica Rocha | May 6, 2010
For small businesses looking to broaden their customer base, events like Sunday’s Taste of Montrose have helped boost sales during the prolonged recession. La Cañada Flintridge-based Food Art Catering & Events had relied on word of mouth for five years, which co-owner Sharon Giragosian said had worked out great for the business. “But this year, unfortunately, we found the need to start advertising,” she said. When she and her husband found out two weeks ago about the food-tasting event, they got on board in hopes of expanding their clientele, Giragosian said.
NEWS
November 30, 2006
LA CRESCENTA — Crescenta Valley High School's Prom Plus committee has announced that they will be rescheduling their home tour to Feb. 24. The tour has become an annual holiday tradition, but according to organizer Robin Goldsworthy, had to be postponed after one of the four featured homes had to withdraw on short notice. "We felt we couldn't provide the high quality event that the community has come to expect," she said, adding that securing the homes during the holidays has become more and more challenging over the years.
NEWS
December 11, 2008
Family Day coming up at ‘Y’ tree lot The Christmas tree lot at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., will be the venue for Family Day on Sunday, Dec. 14 when, from 1 to 3 p.m., visitors can shop for the perfect tree, enjoy hot chocolate and decorate cookies with family members. The Youth and Government teen leadership program is the beneficiary of the tree lot’s sales, which continue through Dec. 21. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.   Public meeting on Sayre fire impacts A public meeting hosted by the Angeles National Forest will be held at Sylmar High School, 13050 Bordone Ave., Sylmar at 6 p.m. today (Thursday)
NEWS
August 6, 2009
In a break from years past, Glendale fire and police officials fanned out across the city for separate neighborhood events as part of a nationwide showing of community over crime. Glendale?s National Night Out events, from Verdugo Hills Hospital to Adams Hill, unfolded against the backdrop of brush fire that consumed 60 acres near Glenoaks Canyon, sapping resources from at least four area fire departments with water-dropping helicopters buzzing back and forth from refills at Silver Lake in Los Angeles.
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By Carol Cormaci | April 24, 2008
High school juniors and seniors are gearing up for prom season in the Foothills. Good-looking kids (naturally, they’re ours !), great clothes, food, dancing, and private parties afterward where things can really get revved up. And that’s when our kids — our beautiful, smart, talented, full-of-life teens — find themselves in potentially dangerous situations because they’re offered an alcoholic beverage or two,...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2008
Wellness center to host ?Prom? event The Wellness Community-Foothills will celebrate its 18th anniversary with a special ?Prom? celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. This special event will include entertainment by comedian and cancer survivor Mack Dryden , art displays by Wellness Community participants, volunteer recognition, food, fun and friendship. For the potluck, guests with last names ending in A-L are asked to bring a side dish; M-Z, a main dish.
FEATURES
By Krishna Rajagopalan | March 26, 2010
More than 240 people — 200 of them students and the others PTSA members — turned out at La Cañada High School March 21 for the annual campus clean-up called the Servathon. The morning started off with an all-you-can-eat breakfast in the school’s cafeteria put on by the Junior ASB to get volunteers energized to beautify the campus. Funds raised will go toward this year’s prom expenses. Jobs given in the Servathon included washing lockers, planting flowers, putting bark in flower beds, sprucing up the campus grounds and cleaning the school’s library’s windows.
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NEWS
May 30, 2012
Panda Express in La Cañada Flintridge will donate 25% of its profits on Friday, June 1 to No Worries Now, a nonprofit that holds proms for teens with life-threatening illnesses. The funds raised will go directly to the organization's sixth annual prom, which will host 500 ill teens on June 6 in Los Angeles. “For many attendees, the No Worries Now Prom is the one night a year they can just be kids,” Marta Belcher, No Worries Now's executive director and a 2008 La Cañada High School graduate, said in a statement.
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THE818NOW
May 16, 2012
Hikers along the Owl Trail in Cherry Canyon usually enjoy the shaded tranquillity of the ravine before emerging into the open chaparral of the trails above. But this week they were greeted by something more than squirrels dashing around under the oaks. A rock formation just off the trail was tagged with a graffito reading “Prom?” Hiker Anne Karayan took a picture of the scene and hopes to discourage people from defacing the trail again. “Every morning I walk along the trail with my dog. It's beautiful under the oaks, an escape from the city into a natural paradise.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Veronica Rocha | May 6, 2010
For small businesses looking to broaden their customer base, events like Sunday’s Taste of Montrose have helped boost sales during the prolonged recession. La Cañada Flintridge-based Food Art Catering & Events had relied on word of mouth for five years, which co-owner Sharon Giragosian said had worked out great for the business. “But this year, unfortunately, we found the need to start advertising,” she said. When she and her husband found out two weeks ago about the food-tasting event, they got on board in hopes of expanding their clientele, Giragosian said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2010
CHILDREN’S CLASSES Artists in the Garden — May 4 to May 25, 4 to 5 p.m . Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. Youngsters in grades three through five will explore the basic principles of art in a natural garden setting, using a variety of media. $50, $40 Descanso members. (818) 949-7980 or visit www.descanso gardens.org .   EVENTS Taste of Montrose — May 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m . Crescenta Valley High School Prom Plus presents “Taste of Montrose,” allowing participants to taste offerings in booths and restaurants along Honolulu Avenue.
FEATURES
By Krishna Rajagopalan | April 1, 2010
More than 240 people ? 200 of them students and the others PTSA members ? turned out at La Cañada High School March 21 for the annual campus clean-up called the Servathon. ?It felt really good doing something to make the school look better,? said Kevin Hurlbutt, a LCHS senior. The morning started off with an all-you-can-eat breakfast in the school?s cafeteria put on by the Junior ASB to get volunteers energized to beautify the campus. Funds raised will go toward this year?
FEATURES
December 3, 2009
The Renal Support Network will host a charity accessory sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 1311 N. Maryland Ave. in Glendale. All proceeds will benefit RSN’s 11th Annual Renal Teen Prom, held yearly for Southern California teens with kidney disease. A large variety of high-quality accessories will be on sale, including designer pieces. Donated new or gently used accessories such as purses, jewelry, scarves, belts, hats, ties and more are also needed for the unique fundraiser.
NEWS
August 6, 2009
In a break from years past, Glendale fire and police officials fanned out across the city for separate neighborhood events as part of a nationwide showing of community over crime. Glendale?s National Night Out events, from Verdugo Hills Hospital to Adams Hill, unfolded against the backdrop of brush fire that consumed 60 acres near Glenoaks Canyon, sapping resources from at least four area fire departments with water-dropping helicopters buzzing back and forth from refills at Silver Lake in Los Angeles.
FEATURES
By Ruth Longoria | July 16, 2009
He’s touted as an amazing young man with a positive attitude and a spectacular smile. This week’s Valley Sun All-Star is Robert Moldafsky, a senior at La Cañada High School. Moldafsky was recently elected as the Associated Student Body senior class president. He served as the ASB prom commissioner this past year. “Robert is a tremendous person. He’s liked by everyone and he’s a very positive kid — I’ve never seen him frown and he handles stress very well,” said Cynthia Hayes, ASB advisor and advanced placement teacher at La Cañada High School.
NEWS
May 21, 2009
Do you live in La Cañada and plan to attend your high school prom (or have you already attended it)? Please send us your favorite photo documenting the evening and identifying people from left to right. Tell us which school you attend and where your prom was held. E-mail your best shot to photos@valleysun.net . In the subject line put ?Prom night photo.? Deadline is 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 26. We?ll choose the best shots for inclusion in the issue that publishes May 28. Questions?
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