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December 3, 2009
Mr. and Mrs. James VonDerheide of La Cañada Flintridge announce the engagement of their son Evan VonDerheide to Katherine (Katie) Martin. Evan is a 2003 graduate of La Cañada High School. Upon graduating he attended Purdue University and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in hospitality and tourism management. Katie is a 2003 graduate of Moorpark High School. She graduated from Sonoma State University with a bachelor of art degree in history. After graduating, Evan went to work for the Fairmont Hotel and Resorts starting in their management and leadership training program at their Miramar property in Santa Monica.
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July 8, 2010
Evan VonDerheide and Katherine "Katie" Martin were married April 24 on a bluff in Malibu, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Rev. Wayne Walters of Burbank First United Methodist Church performed the pre-sunset ceremony, which was followed by dinner and dancing. The bride is the daughter of Russ and Florence Martin, and Christopher and Diane Olson; the groom is the son of La Cañada Flintridge residents Jim and Lisa VonDerheide. The bride appeared in an Oscar de la Renta gown and carried a bouquet of white roses, blue and white hydrangea, cornflowers, freesia and gardenias, accented by lily grass.
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August 30, 2007
Longtime La Cañada resident Elfred John Roschke passed away peacefully while he slept at 4:50 a.m. on Aug. 11, due to complications from lung cancer. He was 76 years old. His family is saddened, but relieved that he will no longer suffer. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. John was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Nov. 19, 1930, to parents the Rev. Elfred Ludwig Roschke and Meta Martha Roschke (nee Groh). His undergraduate degree was completed at the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in Rolla.
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December 23, 2004
Jan. 21, 1928-Dec. 13, 2004 William Edson Bachman passed away Dec. 13, 2004 at Verdugo Hills Hospital of respiratory failure, after a yearlong illness. Bill, a longtime resident of La Cañada, retired in 1996 from Jet Propulsion Labor-atory of the California Institute of Technology. Bill was born in South Bend, Ind. on Jan. 21, 1928. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in the Philippine Islands where he taught teletype repair at a Signal Corps Training Center near Manila.
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By Sara Cardine, Special to the Valley Sun | August 10, 2011
At JPL, there is no shortage of doctorates and intellectual pedigrees among the facility's 5,000 employees. But what is rare, anyone there can tell you, is a truly good manager. Enter David Gallagher, a La Cañada resident recently appointed by JPL to head the directorate of Astronomy, Physics and Space Technology, one of five operational divisions. Gallagher is modest about his high-ranking position, indicating with a chuckle that he's come all this way on “just” a bachelor's degree in engineering from Purdue University and his ability to organize diverse groups of people.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2007
Anytime a fat envelope shows up in my mailbox from the National Pork Board, I can't get it open fast enough. Make no mistake. I love my beef. If the folks who promote beef mailed me packets as intriguing as those the pork people send, I'd share them with you. But they don't. Centered in Iowa, the pork board announces every year that barbecue season opens on Memorial Day, in spite of the fact that one of their studies showed that a small percentage of Midwesterners are so fond of grilling that they claim that they have barbecued outside during snowstorms.
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | July 29, 2010
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — While most people opted to sleep in Saturday morning, more than 100 young athletes crawled out of bed around 7 a.m. to hone their football skills. Athlete development company Beyond 2000 Enterprises, or B2G, which is short for beyond two grand, teamed up with AOS Medical Center to provide the second annual Free Youth Football Skills Camp for football players from ages of 8 to 18. The camp was held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Francis High School.
NEWS
April 5, 2011
Q. Romans 14:17 says, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,” but that message appears to be missed by some. A study by Northwestern University claims there is a link between regular church attendance by young people and obesity in middle age. The study tracked 2,433 men and women for 18 years and found that, of those aged 20-32 years with a normal body weight who attended a religious function at least once a week, 50% were more likely to become obese by their 50s than those who were not religious.
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