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By Joe Puglia | July 23, 2009
I was mad as a hatter. I couldn’t believe that after 29 years of wandering in the wilds of the Rocky Mountains, taking students on adventures, teaching skills, history, philosophy and creating life- long memories, the college was pulling the rug out from under us. The dismal budget of the state of California had spoken. The National Field Studies class would receive no support. I was left standing on the beach with 14 able-bodied students packed and ready to go. Every door I tried to open wouldn’t open.
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By Ruth Longoria | August 21, 2008
An athlete, scholar and all around good kid, that?s how folks who know this week?s Valley Sun All-Star describe the 15-year-old La Cañada High School sophomore. Erick Lankey was nominated to be an All-Star by family friend, Anne Tryba of La Cañada. ?Erick is a terrific kid,? Tryba said. ?He?s talented, smart and a really nice kid.? He is the son of Jeff and Becky Lankey of La Cañada. He has a younger sister, Kara, 13, and a 4-year-old cat named Buttons. Erick played baseball with La Cañada Junior Baseball for nine years and also has been involved in AYSO soccer through much of his childhood.
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May 21, 2009
?To be civil?to behave, that is, in a manner that takes into consideration the feelings and comfort of others?means practicing the art of giving. By treating you the best way I know how, I appeal to the best in you urging you to do the same. The practice of civility is the applying of gentle force with the goal that everybody be a winner in the delicate game of social exchange.? Dr. P.M. Forni. ?Choosing Civility? ? ?Manners ?Joy ?Relationships ?Thoughtfulness ?
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By Joe Puglia | March 15, 2011
Everyone thought that Mr. Mealy was eccentric. He was a pack rat, a recluse. He saved everything. He had accumulated old books, tin cans, comics, old tools and toys, stamps, postcards—practically anything that people no longer wanted. His eccentricity sentenced him to a life of isolation. I was his only friend. He and I would spend countless hours together melting lead that we would cast into toy soldiers, meticulously painting them, giving them life. He gave them all to me. He was an intellect with a powerful mind; those who would listen would be treated to a verse from Whitman, Emerson or Thoreau.
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By Joe Puglia | July 5, 2007
Part One We're heading to Montana and with the pedal to the metal we are swift as we cut through the Colorado Plateau; each passing mile takes us deeper into this Montana adventure. Sitting in the back of the van with 13 college students and staring into open country I scribble my thoughts on loose pieces of paper; and the white lines of the road that quickly evaporate and then reappear seem to keep time with the rhythms of the highway, the wind and the grinding sounds where rubber meets the road.
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July 21, 2005
After packing houses in three states, Louise Reichlin & Dancers, a performing company of Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, brings its critically acclaimed production "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" to Pasadena's Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Memorial Park at the shell on July 27 at 7 p.m. Adapted from the original children's classic by L. Frank Baum, creator of "The Wizard of Oz," this magical, modern-day fable brings to life the adventures...
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By Joe Puglia | July 23, 2009
I was mad as a hatter. I couldn’t believe that after 29 years of wandering in the wilds of the Rocky Mountains, taking students on adventures, teaching skills, history, philosophy and creating life- long memories, the college was pulling the rug out from under us. The dismal budget of the state of California had spoken. The National Field Studies class would receive no support. I was left standing on the beach with 14 able-bodied students packed and ready to go. Every door I tried to open wouldn’t open.
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By Ruth Longoria | August 21, 2008
An athlete, scholar and all around good kid, that’s how folks who know this week’s Valley Sun All-Star describe the 15-year-old La Cañada High School sophomore. Erick Lankey was nominated to be an All-Star by family friend, Anne Tryba of La Cañada. “Erick is a terrific kid,” Tryba said. “He’s talented, smart and a really nice kid.” He is the son of Jeff and Becky Lankey of La Cañada. He has a younger sister, Kara, 13, and a 4-year-old cat named Buttons.
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