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June 3, 2004
The San Gabriel Valley Junior All American Football Conference honored four former La Cañada Gladiator football players and two former cheerleaders with $1,000 scholarships at ceremonies on May 17. The scholarship program, which is unique among youth sports, was founded in 1972. Since that date, the program has awarded more that $218,750 to more than 250 college-bound students. To be considered for a scholarship, the graduating high school student must have participated in the conference as either a player or cheerleader for at least two seasons.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2007
This summer, the Pasadena Museum of History spotlights its Speakers Bureau in a series of 10 free noontime presentations. The presentations will take place in the archives/library of the Museum's History Center. Each hour-long lecture features projected images of historic photos from the Museum's collection of over one million photographs that illustrate the history of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. Admission is free, but reservations are requested due to limited seating.
FEATURES
July 17, 2008
Patrols participate in Camporee Two Patrols from St. Bede’s High Adventure Troop 507 each won a Presidential Award at the recently completed San Gabriel Valley Boy Scout Camporee held at Camp Trask. Forty-six patrols, from numerous Scout Troops from all over the San Gabriel Valley, particapted in two day annual event. Only the top six patrols were awarded the Presidential Ribbon. Troop 507’s Falcon Patrol, under the direction of Life Scout Grant Scholler , won first place among all 46 Patrols, along with the residential ribbon.
FEATURES
February 23, 2006
Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts -- Mt. Wilson Vista Council recently toured Golden Eagle Moving Services, Inc., a United Van Lines agent, where more than 1.2 million cookie boxes are stored for the 2006 Cookie Sale, now through March 26. The annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale is the country's premier business learning opportunity for girls and reinforces Girl Scouts' core values. The sale generates funds for quality programs, resources and opportunities for more than 9,000 San Gabriel Valley Girl Scouts and Girl Scouts -- Mt. Wilson Vista Council.
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By Mary O’Keefe | October 9, 2008
When voters go to the polls this November, a great deal of focus will be on the presidential choices, but there are some very important propositions and measures that will also be on the ballot that need an equal amount of scrutiny. One of those important measures, according to La Cañada Flintridge City Councilman Dave Spence, is Measure R, a 30-year tax plan that will generate $40 billion for traffic congestion relief projects in Los Angeles County. L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority are proponents of the bill.
FEATURES
April 13, 2006
Girl Scouts -- Mt. Wilson Vista Council received a $175,000 pledge from Edison International toward Today's Girls, Tomorrow's Future, the $3.9-million Capital Campaign for Girl Scouts. This campaign raises funds to renovate and upgrade three program centers, the administrative headquarters and provide a camping fund for girls in the San Gabriel Valley. More than 9,000 girls participate in Girl Scouting in the 23 San Gabriel Valley cities served by the council. Girls, ages five to 17, of all ethnicities, religions, socio-economic backgrounds and abilities are encouraged to join.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2007
The Arroyo Singers, a woman's choral group that has provided vocal entertainment in the San Gabriel Valley since 1961, will present their annual spring concert on Sunday, June 3 at 4 p.m. Directed by James Reitzell, the program includes vocal works from 15 countries, from an American folk song, to a Zulu chant. Traditional melodies from France, Spain, Italy, and Russia offer songs of the joy of spring; lilting melodies from China and the Pacific Islands provide a worldwide musical tour ranging in time from Purcell and Mozart.
NEWS
August 7, 2008
La Cañada High baseball players Eric Smith and Max Russell and St. Francis High players Kyle Wong and Ramiro Carreon played well this summer as members of the Arroyo Seco 16-18 All-Star team. The two Spartans and Golden Knights played well, winning the Southern California Babe Ruth Tournament by defeating two-time 16-18 World Series champions San Gabriel Valley in July. The tournament victory sealed their advancement to the Babe Ruth Regional Tournament in Watsonville, Calif., a week ago, getting the chance to play against eight teams from Nevada, Arizona and all over California.
COMMUNITY
May 14, 2013
Former state assemblyman Anthony Portantino has won the Marge Wyatt Advocacy Award for his work with families and children. The award was presented at an annual Policy Makers Breakfast presented by Options, a child-care and human services agency based in Los Angeles County. “Any time you can be associated with Marge Wyatt it's a blessing and honor,” said Portantino in a statement, adding that receiving the award was “humbling.” “I am very appreciative of all that Options does for families in the San Gabriel Valley and for this recognition,” he said.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | December 30, 2013
MONROVIA - In a battle of long-distance shooting versus slashing penetration, perhaps it was free throws that played the biggest difference for the St. Francis High boys' basketball team. The Golden Knights scored the final six points of Monday evening's neighborhood and CIF Southern Section Division III-A rivalry game in defeating La Cañada, 58-51, in the San Gabriel Valley Classic third-place contest at Monrovia High. “It's very difficult to play against a team like La Cañada under normal circumstances.
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SPORTS
By Robert Fulton, Special to the Valley Sun | December 28, 2013
MONROVIA - With double-digit victories already this season, there's no doubt that the La Cañada High boys basketball has the means to win a ton of ball games. But if a team gets physical with them like Upland did Saturday night, the Spartans struggle. “We just weren't physical enough,” said La Cañada Coach Tom Hofman. “We're very young and I think that showed. Every time we play a really physical team, we back down.” Upland defeated La Cañada, 57-37, in the semifinals of the San Gabriel Valley Holiday Classic hosted by Monrovia High.
SPORTS
From Staff Reports | December 27, 2013
BOYS' BASKETBALL La Cañada 52, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 51: Koko Kurdoghlian hit a go-ahead field goal with 10 seconds remaining and Notre Dame missed at the buzzer as the Spartans walked out with a bracket victory in the San Gabriel Valley Classic on Friday evening. Daniel Jun led the Spartans (8-2) with 15 points, while Kurdoghlian added nine points and Grant Arthur and Jacob Brown added eight points each. La Cañada earned advancement to the tournament semifinals on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Monrovia versus Upland.
COMMUNITY
May 14, 2013
Former state assemblyman Anthony Portantino has won the Marge Wyatt Advocacy Award for his work with families and children. The award was presented at an annual Policy Makers Breakfast presented by Options, a child-care and human services agency based in Los Angeles County. “Any time you can be associated with Marge Wyatt it's a blessing and honor,” said Portantino in a statement, adding that receiving the award was “humbling.” “I am very appreciative of all that Options does for families in the San Gabriel Valley and for this recognition,” he said.
NEWS
September 24, 2012
State Assemblyman Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park) offered his support for a study of a tunnel extending the Long Beach (710) Freeway on Sunday, countering a letter Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) sent to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority late last week. Eng's district includes Alhambra, which has long supported plans to extend the 710 to the Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena. The 710 now ends at Valley Boulevard, leading to heavy traffic on surface streets in Alhambra.
FEATURES
March 18, 2010
Council to celebrate BSA Centennial Exactly 100 years ago, in 1910, Scouting moved to the United States from its birthplace in England and was incorporated as Boy Scouts of America by William D. Boyce. In 1911 a 34-year-old Washington, D.C. attorney, James E. West became the first Chief Scout executive and Norman Rockwell was hired as illustrator of Boys Life Magazine. Cub Scouting was launched in 1930. As of 2009 more than 2 million young men nationally have successfully advanced and become recipients of the Eagle Scout Award, of which an impressive number have succeeded just within the Verdugo Hills Council . According to Jon Maeda , Council executive director, “There is much for which the Verdugo Hills Council, founded in 1922, can be proud and celebrate this Centennial having so many members each year with so many achieving high ranks of recognition.
NEWS
November 26, 2009
Edward M. Fox Edward M. Fox passed away at his home in La Cañada on Nov. 24, 2009, after a six-month battle with brain cancer. Ed was born on April 24, 1933, in Evanston, Ill., and he grew up in Rockford, Ill. He attended Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, Wis., where he excelled in athletics and academics. He took pride in being a ?Double Domer,? as he held both a bachelor?s degree and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., known for its campus?
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | June 18, 2009
Recent action by the MTA Board of Directors to identify $10 million in funding for the Gold Line Foothill extension will provide a major contribution to the San Gabriel Valley, La Cañada city councilman Dave Spence said this week. The funding will come out of Measure R revenue, the half-cent sales tax increase approved by voters last year. Spence represents the San Gabriel Council of Governments on an MTA committee which oversees the San Gabriel service area, with bus routes as well as rail service.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | May 28, 2009
She met him about a year ago. He was a bit skittish and had some major trust issues. But, he?s starting to come around, and is ready for a forever home. Cadbury, the small, black rescue kitten, has lived with Carrie Stubstad of Pasadena for the past year. He?s one of more than two dozen kittens the 32-year-old Caltech employee and business grad student has fostered in the course of the past two years for La Cañada?s Happy Strays Cat Rescue. ?It?s very gratifying, and very entertaining,?
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | April 23, 2009
In light of recent tragedies, it’s more important than ever to consider the need for local emergency trauma units. Perhaps that’s why the Flintridge La Cañada Guild of the Huntington Memorial Hospital is seeing an overwhelming response to purchase tickets for events at this weekend’s 88th annual Children’s Horse Show, despite national economic concerns, said Horse Show Chair Stephanie Sepulveda. Sepulveda grew up in La Cañada and rode in the Children’s Horse Show as a child, she said.
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