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By Dan Killam | July 26, 2007
Softball is a highly nuanced, complex sport that has been embraced by girls across the country as their own. The La Cañada Spartan Softball Camp is dedicated to passing on the beloved pastime to the next generation of players. At the camp, LCHS junior varsity coach Lindsay Monroe and La Cañada Elementary educator Barb Drange teach these budding stars the basics of the game and show them the value of teamwork in the process. Girls from grades first to eighth and at all skill levels gathered together this week to learn from the masters.
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By Olivia Smith Valley Sun | June 19, 2008
Palm Crest?s last Spirit Rally of the year opened and ended to cheers, screams and applause which echoed around the playground on June 13. The Spirit Really began with the pledge of allegiance and the school song. ?I have two kids that attend LC schools and as a mom I see how the spirit rallies are fun for a lot of the kids and it?s been a great experience,? said P.E. aide Nancy Tinkham. Goodbyes to teachers moving or retiring were saved for the end. Coach Carol Jarzom Beck is moving to Texas, Rachel Bachmuth is moving to teach third grade at Paradise Canyon Elementary, district nurse Evy Hamm is retiring, kindergarten teacher Maggie Landau-Verkade is retiring and speech therapist Nancy Low is retiring.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Diana Olson | November 12, 2009
To parents: In my work on civility with my Association of Image Consultants International and Professor P.M. Forni of the John Hopkins Civility project, I came across an article by Anita M. Smith, vice president of the Institute for Youth Development, and I would like to share some of her words with you. I hope that you will read what she has to say. It may provide you with some guidelines in raising your children. They are not born with a manual, and we often do not recognize the fruits of our efforts for many years.
NEWS
By Joe Puglia | May 7, 2009
I’ve never been one to harbor regrets. Oh, I’ve had a few over the years; like turning down the lead role in the Saint Patrick’s Day play and selling my 1953 Ford truck. But there’s one regret that still haunts me today, and that was not making Eagle Scout. I was two weeks away, but I just couldn’t help being me. I can kick myself in the pants! If I knew then what I know now, I’d have done a few things differently; but like Frank Sinatra says, “Along the way, I’d did it my way.” And that’s made all the difference.
NEWS
December 29, 2005
The nomination deadline for the Los Angeles County Women of the Year Award has been extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4. The criteria and applications can be completed and downloaded from the Los Angeles County Commission for Women website, laccw.info. Applications can be mailed to 500 W. Temple St., Room 383, Los Angeles, CA 90012 or faxed to 213-633-5102. The Women of the Year Award recognizes 12 women who work to bring about societal changes to promote women's equality, serve as outstanding role models for women, volunteer on behalf of women's issues or demonstrate outstanding performance within their professions to further advocate women's rights.
NEWS
February 18, 2010
Martinet accepts honor for organization Kenneth E. Martinet, a parishioner of St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church and resident of Glendale, recently received a resolution from state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) on behalf of Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters, for which Martinet serves as president and CEO. The nearly 80-year old organization was recognized by the state Senate and the governor as well during National Mentoring Month in California due to their work pairing children ages 7-18 with adults who serve as their mentors, role models, and friends.
NEWS
October 26, 2006
Every adult knows that positive role models, a sense of safety, clear boundaries, and a value system based on integrity go a long way when it comes to helping a child thrive. Now, however, there is increasingly measurable evidence to back this up. The more developmental assets a child has, the less likely he is to participate in at-risk behavior as a teen. Committed to the value of fostering thriving youth in this community, all five PTAs in the La Cañada Unified School District are sponsoring a free event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Lanterman Auditorium.
FEATURES
September 28, 2006
La Cañada resident and La Cañada High School sophomore DeDe Mann has been recognized as one of 135 recipients of the 2006 Young Achiever award by the International Leadership Network. Mann is a member of the California Scholarship Federation, French and Young Musicians clubs, respectively, at La Cañada High. A flutist for six years, she is a member of the LCHS marching band, where she serves on the band council as a uniform manager. Mann has been a Girl Scout for 10 years and is decorated with the Bronze Award, Cadette Leadership Award, Silver Award, Senior Leadership Award and Community Service to Girl Scouts Award.
SPORTS
August 2, 2007
Thomas Forbes and Evan Synder were recently awarded second degree black belts in Korean Tae Kwon Do by their Master Lee Shin at the USA Martial Arts School in La Cañada. Both Forbes and Synder are recent high school graduates who have outstanding academic records and have demonstrated a remarkable dedication to training in the martial arts. "These two students are the role models of the USA Martial Arts School," said Master Shin. The two also received presidential fitness awards signed by President George Bush.
NEWS
August 29, 2012
As the working mother of three children, the proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child,” has always rung true for me. Coaches, Scout leaders, teachers, neighbors, family, friends - all of these people will shape and color my children, providing them with experiences, knowledge and role models that my husband and I alone could not offer. That's why raising children in La Cañada has always seemed like such a very special privilege - because this truly is a village and we depend on each other.
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By Diana Olson | November 12, 2009
To parents: In my work on civility with my Association of Image Consultants International and Professor P.M. Forni of the John Hopkins Civility project, I came across an article by Anita M. Smith, vice president of the Institute for Youth Development, and I would like to share some of her words with you. I hope that you will read what she has to say. It may provide you with some guidelines in raising your children. They are not born with a manual, and we often do not recognize the fruits of our efforts for many years.
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By Joe Puglia | May 7, 2009
I’ve never been one to harbor regrets. Oh, I’ve had a few over the years; like turning down the lead role in the Saint Patrick’s Day play and selling my 1953 Ford truck. But there’s one regret that still haunts me today, and that was not making Eagle Scout. I was two weeks away, but I just couldn’t help being me. I can kick myself in the pants! If I knew then what I know now, I’d have done a few things differently; but like Frank Sinatra says, “Along the way, I’d did it my way.” And that’s made all the difference.
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By Olivia Smith Valley Sun | June 19, 2008
Palm Crest?s last Spirit Rally of the year opened and ended to cheers, screams and applause which echoed around the playground on June 13. The Spirit Really began with the pledge of allegiance and the school song. ?I have two kids that attend LC schools and as a mom I see how the spirit rallies are fun for a lot of the kids and it?s been a great experience,? said P.E. aide Nancy Tinkham. Goodbyes to teachers moving or retiring were saved for the end. Coach Carol Jarzom Beck is moving to Texas, Rachel Bachmuth is moving to teach third grade at Paradise Canyon Elementary, district nurse Evy Hamm is retiring, kindergarten teacher Maggie Landau-Verkade is retiring and speech therapist Nancy Low is retiring.
SPORTS
By Dan Killam | July 26, 2007
Softball is a highly nuanced, complex sport that has been embraced by girls across the country as their own. The La Cañada Spartan Softball Camp is dedicated to passing on the beloved pastime to the next generation of players. At the camp, LCHS junior varsity coach Lindsay Monroe and La Cañada Elementary educator Barb Drange teach these budding stars the basics of the game and show them the value of teamwork in the process. Girls from grades first to eighth and at all skill levels gathered together this week to learn from the masters.
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