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By Cary Ordway | June 18, 2009
Sometimes the most unique getaways are off the beaten path a bit, and take a little extra effort to find. Such is the case with the Lazy Z Resort, a place well known by the families who have been visiting the resort since it opened in the 1940s, but not such a household name for most people. The Lazy Z is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills — Mark Twain country — where interestingly enough a small town was named after a couple of well-known writers: Twain and Brett Harte.
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May 24, 2007
Dance Production 2007 will be presented on Tuesday, May 29 through Sunday, June 3 in the Glendale Community College Dance Theatre, located in the Sierra Nevada Gym on campus. The annual dance production has been held at the college for 38 years and features a variety of styles including jazz and ballet. Professor Lynn McMurrey directs the event. Shows are on May 29 at 8 p.m.; May 30, May 31 and June 1 at noon and 8 p.m.; June 2 at 8 p.m.; and June 3 at 2 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 2007
Don Gale, Telly Award-winning photographer, will be the featured presenter at the Verdugo Hills Art Association meeting on Friday, Jan. 5. Gale's presentation, "Photography for the Artist," is open to the public for a $5 donation. The Verdugo Hills Art Association meeting begins at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Citibank Community Room, 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Gale is an avid hiker with a passion for capturing nature and wildlife and has received national acclaim for his Wilderness Series and breathtaking scenes of California's backcountry and the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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October 29, 2012
Rescue teams, including crews from the San Gabriel foothills, continued a multi-day search for missing hiker Larry Conn in the Sierra Nevada mountains on Monday. Mike Leum, a Los Angeles County Sherrif's Reserve chief, said that a Sierra Madre Search and Rescue team was dispatched on Saturday evening, and that another field team drove up to join the search on Sunday.  “It's very difficult terrain, very vertical, steep and icy,” said Leum. Conn, a 53-year-old attorney and experienced hiker from Pacific Palisades, began his trip on Oct. 19 at the Taboose Creek Trailhead in the Inyo Forest.
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December 3, 2009
Hugh Wayne High Hugh Wayne High, born April 29, 1923 in Venice, Calif., to Wayne High and Velma Myrtle Beamon, died Nov. 7 in Portland, Ore. As a young man he graduated from Venice High school, played violin in the Junior Philharmonic Orchestra of California and graduated with an associate of arts degree from Santa Monica City College. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in December 1942 and was sent to the University of Notre Dame for the officer candidate program. The war intervened and he was assigned as pharmacist mate third class, and served aboard the USS Lycoming APA-155 attack transport ship.
FEATURES
April 5, 2007
St. Bede's Boy Scout Troop 507 has awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in Scouting, to two local residents, Eric David Gustafson and Chad Philip Robinson . The Eagle Court of Honor took place on Sunday, April 1, 2007, at the JPL Von Karman Auditorium before a room packed with family and friends of the two young men, as well as public dignitaries and regional Scouting leadership. Gustafson joined scouting as a Tiger Cub in LCE Pack 512. He earned his Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouts, in 2000.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | June 30, 2010
Southland residents are being urged to continue water conservation efforts as climatologists predict a dry, La Niña year ahead. Rainfall last year, 16.63 inches, was just 8% higher than the annual average of 15.1 inches as measured in downtown Los Angeles from July 1, 2009, through this month, said Bill Patzert, a climatologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Rainfall in La Cañada Flintridge, as measured at Descanso Gardens, was 31.72 inches. Rainfall in the foothills is typically twice that in downtown L.A. because of the higher altitude, Patzert said.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 10, 2012
Forty years after he left a torn-off piece of lined paper on a mountaintop deep in the Sierra Nevada backcountry, Tim Taylor is about to get his note back. Taylor, who was raised in La Cañada Flintridge, was hiking in Sequoia National Park in August 1972 - his Boy Scout troop bivouacked a short distance away - when he wrote: “Tim Taylor climbed to this peak, Thursday, August 17, 1972. Age 13 yrs. Anyone finding this note please write.” Taylor placed the note in a metal film canister and left it on the 12,000-foot peak before rejoining his troop for trout fishing in a nearby lake.
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By Roy Leisure | November 5, 2009
Beer connoisseurs Peter Duncan, who resides in La Cañada, and Roy Leisure, who works in town, searched for the best local beer hole. Here’s what they found. At La Cañada’s Le Petit Vendome, Peter Duncan and I were eyeballing the latest bottled ales, lagers and stouts in the cold case and actually started a thought. And as this thought fermented within us we reached beyond the id and existentialism to formulate this chilling question: Where can you get a high-quality beer on tap in this town?
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By Joe Puglia | December 3, 2009
I’m attracted to historic roadside markers and broken down buildings filled with dusty old stuff, so the Shoshone museum just outside the southeast corner of Death Valley was a likely place for me to stop. Poking around the faded pictures and the rusty old things of people’s pasts can give one a sense of place. “Daddy,” Simone said, “who can live in such a lonely place? There’s nothing to do.” I wasn’t sure how to answer her because the physics of beauty has never been solved.
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By Cary Ordway | June 18, 2009
Sometimes the most unique getaways are off the beaten path a bit, and take a little extra effort to find. Such is the case with the Lazy Z Resort, a place well known by the families who have been visiting the resort since it opened in the 1940s, but not such a household name for most people. The Lazy Z is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills — Mark Twain country — where interestingly enough a small town was named after a couple of well-known writers: Twain and Brett Harte.
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