May 31, 2007
One week off its usual pace the Greater Los Angeles Soap Box Derby will take place this Saturday, June 2, on the 'Michigan Hill' (along the easternmost portion of Foothill Boulevard) in La Cañada. The annual event was previously staged during the long Memorial Day weekend, but this year was moved to June to accommodate commencement exercises for the Class of 2007 at St. Francis High School, which is adjacent to the hill. The Derby will be staged from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's the only day of the year when drivers ?
June 7, 2007
On Saturday, June 23, the Desi Geestman Foundation presents Roundup at Los Rios, a cowboy chuckwagon dinner and concert featuring the "Bard and the Balladeer" -- Don Edwards and Waddie Mitchell. Held under the stars at historic Los Rios Rancho in Oak Glen, the Roundup offers an evening of cowboy songs and tales of the trail, performed by America's premier cowboy singer and its number one buckaroo poet. Before the concert, Riley's at Los Rios Rancho will serve guests an authentic western dinner, right off the tailgate of an 1880s chuckwagon.
November 18, 2004
The 2004-2005 Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Auditions finals will be held at Bovard Auditorium at USC on Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. The program will showcase some of the most promising young opera singers in the West. Finalists will compete before a panel of distinguished judges from the world of opera. This year's judges include Martina Malas, New York City voice teacher; Brad Woolbright, artistic administrator, Santa Fe Opera; and Harry Silverstein, stage director, De Paul Opera Theater.
April 22, 2010
Portantino bill passes committee The California Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee on Monday passed a bill that would provide expedited state tax relief for residents across nine counties who suffered property damage due to natural disasters. Assembly Bill 1662, authored by Assemblymen Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and Kevin Jeffires (R-Lake Elsinore), was originally intended to benefit victims of the Station fire. It has since been expanded to encompass damage incurred during severe winter storms, including debris flows that dogged the Crescenta-Cañada area.
April 22, 2010
St. Francis Mountain Bike Team on a roll The St. Francis Mountain Bike Team has had some success this season. In its second year, the team has attracted more than 20 students who have been training and racing since early December. With weekly rides and skills clinics, many students who had never raced a mountain bike are now experienced enough to compete against other high school students. Coaches Lee Bird, Patrick Donovan and Nick Gualtieri have educated the team about bicycle mechanics, racing skills, nutrition and effective athletic conditioning in preparation for the races.
August 14, 2008
As the newly appointed director of communications for the Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles, Terry Bankston of La Cañada Flintridge plans to make an impact on people’s lives by promoting literacy in the Los Angeles area. “The number of adults who can’t read in the Los Angeles area is close to 4 million, that’s 53%. These individuals cannot read or write well enough to help their child with homework, manage a bank account or complete a job application.
May 5, 2005
Students of music instructor Marilyn Schram Reynolds will perform in a recital at the La Crescenta Women's Club campus, 4004 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crecenta, on May 7 at 3 p.m. Oboists from La Cañada and Crecenta Valley high schools, Monte Vista and Paradise Canyon elementary schools, and Rosemont and Wilson middle schools will perform. The recital also features the premiere of an original work by Jordan Edberg titled Short Rhapsody in E Minor. Edberg will play the English horn for this piece, and Reynolds will accompany on clarinet.
February 27, 2013
Three Los Angeles men were arrested in La Cañada Flintridge Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of stealing a camera and possessing burglary tools, authorities said. Deputies stopped Daniel Marroquin, 36, Carlos Avelar, 30, and Edvin Alvarado, 31, around 12:30 p.m. near Foothill Boulevard and Hampton Road for a traffic violation, said Lt. Angela Shepherd of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. They were arrested after deputies discovered the men possessed a camera that was stolen in a commercial burglary in San Bernardino County, said Shepherd.
May 27, 2004
Violinist Kyle Chen, 14, was the Grand Prizewinner at the 39th annual National Solo Competition by American String Teachers Association in Greater Los Angles Division at Cal State Fullerton May 22. The final Grand Prizewinner competes with all top-prize winners from seven areas in Ventura, San Fernando, L.A., San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties on different string categories in violin, viola, cello and bass. Chen, winner from Area 6, performed "Symphonie Espagnole" by Lalo to earn this final competition.
March 4, 2010
The Foothill Communities Reforestation Committee is inviting volunteers to participate in a training event this weekend at the Lytle Creek Ranger Station in the San Bernardino National Forest. The one-day session, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, will prepare participants to supervise citizen replanting efforts in the Angeles National Forest. The Foothill Communities Reforestation Committee, established in the wake of the devastating Station fire, is leading a grass roots effort to raise funds and attract volunteers as part of the reforestation of local hillsides.