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By Mary O’Keefe | March 20, 2008
There is a new way for La Cañada residents to share their opinion on local and federal politics as well as social issues. The La Cañada Flintridge Virtual Town Square blog has been up and operating for a few weeks now and people have shared their thoughts on everything from presidential candidates to the state’s education budget. “I think that both Republicans and Democrats often talk amongst themselves and not to each other,” said Joe Mealey. That isolation is one of the reasons Mealey came up with the idea of the town blog.
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By Joe Puglia | April 13, 2006
A few weeks ago, I wrote some thoughts titled "Following False Gods". I tried to define the magnetic field of the "Moral Compass". In essence, what values should we as parents and mentors teach our children? Many of you responded seeking further clarification and some asked that I continue to write on such topics. I am humbled by your inquiry. Ok! Every so often I'll go down that road and try to intellectualize the essence of character. I am not a soothsayer; I hardly have all the answers.
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March 1, 2007
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting a women's conference, to which it is inviting all women in the community, on March 10. Several of the conference classes will be taught by La Cañada residents, including Melanie Ballard (organizational skills); Randy Bayard (shopping opportunities unique to Los Angeles) and Jeanne Broberg (genealogy 101). California Mother of the Year Dorothy DeVore, who is a La Cañada resident, will present a class on building positive relationships with adult children.
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April 27, 2006
Hillsides will celebrate and recognize youth and adults who have made a difference in their communities through service projects at its fourth annual Children Stand For Children Celebration Banquet on at 6 p.m. on May 4 at Hillsides' Auditorium, 940 Avenue 64 in Pasadena. Children Stand for Children ? Transforming the Next Generation through Service ? is an advocacy program sponsored by Hillsides, a residential and community treatment that creates safe places for children at risk and their families.
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July 18, 2013
Former state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino will discuss social issues in California on a new talk show. “Before I go back into politics I want to share as much information on hot topics as I can,” Portantino said in a statement. “Charter gave me the opportunity to probe current issues that I feel passionate about and to ask tough questions.” Portantino has already filmed two episodes of the program. The first focuses on HIV and AIDS, while the second is a discussion on Gov. Jerry Brown's prison realignment program.
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February 9, 2006
Girl Scouts -- Mt. Wilson Vista Council will present a special workshop, "Girl Talk Unplugged," for teen girls and adults on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. about personal, health and social issues that teen girls face today. "Girl Talk Unplugged" is part of the Council's new STUDIO 2B program, a "By Girls, For Girls" approach. The workshop will include three sessions: "Power to the Girl," which will encompass self-esteem enhancement, handling cliques and combating peer pressure; "Body Rock" will entail aspects of maintaining a healthy body, exercise and eating right; and "It's All About the Benjamin's" will address money matters.
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By Ruth Longoria Valley Sun | February 26, 2009
Concern for others, creative endeavors and plans for a career in communications consume much of the schedule of this week’s Valley Sun All-Star. The girl with the big heart and dreams is Elaine Park, a junior at Flintridge Preparatory School. Park is the daughter of Austin and Cecilia Park of La Cañada. She has a brother, William, 15, a student at La Cañada High School. She was born in Glendale, lived in Montrose, and attended Learning Castle in La Cañada and then first grade at Monte Vista Elementary School, before moving to La Cañada in time for second grade at Palm Crest Elementary School.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | September 22, 2010
When Francis Pollara, producer, founder and chief executive of Ladeson Productions, walks into a meeting, most people can't guess how young he is, or how much he's accomplished with a company he formed to help his fellow students. "I have a beard and most people think I'm between 25 and 28, so when I walk in the door people probably think, 'This guy is out of school and probably has his stuff together,'" Pollara said. "I do have my stuff together, but I'm not 28. " Pollara, or Pasadena, does look like he's pushing 30; but at 21, he's just old enough to order a drink.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | March 18, 2010
I haven’t left yet, but I’m already missing my husband. By the time you read this, I’ll be in Washington, D.C., to attend the annual American Jewish Public Affairs Committee policy conference with 25 other members of Adat Ari El Synagogue. There’s a couple of people attending from Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center, as well. The annual policy conference is the “go to” place for information on Israel and the Middle East. This year’s speakers will include: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Opposition Leader and head of the Kadima Party, Tzipi Livni, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland)
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By Mary O’Keefe | March 20, 2008
There is a new way for La Cañada residents to share their opinion on local and federal politics as well as social issues. The La Cañada Flintridge Virtual Town Square blog has been up and operating for a few weeks now and people have shared their thoughts on everything from presidential candidates to the state’s education budget. “I think that both Republicans and Democrats often talk amongst themselves and not to each other,” said Joe Mealey. That isolation is one of the reasons Mealey came up with the idea of the town blog.
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March 1, 2007
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting a women's conference, to which it is inviting all women in the community, on March 10. Several of the conference classes will be taught by La Cañada residents, including Melanie Ballard (organizational skills); Randy Bayard (shopping opportunities unique to Los Angeles) and Jeanne Broberg (genealogy 101). California Mother of the Year Dorothy DeVore, who is a La Cañada resident, will present a class on building positive relationships with adult children.
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By Joe Puglia | April 13, 2006
A few weeks ago, I wrote some thoughts titled "Following False Gods". I tried to define the magnetic field of the "Moral Compass". In essence, what values should we as parents and mentors teach our children? Many of you responded seeking further clarification and some asked that I continue to write on such topics. I am humbled by your inquiry. Ok! Every so often I'll go down that road and try to intellectualize the essence of character. I am not a soothsayer; I hardly have all the answers.
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