March 30, 2011
When I read the Rick Caruso representative's assessment of the Orange Street building they want to tear down to make way for a Nordstrom, I had to chuckle (“History may trip up Nordstrom plan,” March 29). How classic to claim “it never served any notable use.” As the article points out, it was previously used to assemble display racks, and then was used for almost three decades as a recording studio. In Caruso's world, light manufacturing and sound engineering are not notable, but selling socks and shoes is notable?
February 3, 2005
Enclosed is a copy of a letter I received yesterday from a Marine Unit in Iraq. The content is so explicit I could not file it away without sharing it. The story began sometime in November 2004 when I read an obituary in our Daily News of the death of Marine Lance Corporal Nick Anderson. I was not acquainted with Nick but was so touched by his obituary which included the mailing address for his unit in Iraq and a request to send certain items to his unit in Nick's memory in lieu of flowers.
October 23, 2008
Mary O'Keefe This week elementary school students throughout La Cañada were wearing red in recognition of Red Ribbon Week. The week is a time schools focus on making healthy choices. All elementary schools came up with creative and fun ways to help kids deal with a very serious issue. Students wore clothes backwards, to “turn their back on drugs” and crazy socks to “sock it to drugs.” La Cañada High School and 7/8 recognized Red Ribbon last week. Principal Damon Dragos said they chose to do this a week early before Homecoming.
December 17, 2009
Saturday’s rainstorm made for a particularly difficult day to get around, whether on the road or walking down the street. But for the students involved in Sock It to Me distribution on Saturday morning in Pasadena, it was just another day at work. Under the coordination of La Cañada High School 7/8 eighth grader and School 4 Vice President Jacob Brown and family, pillows, blankets, socks and gloves were delivered to the homeless living on the streets in Pasadena. The group also served the homeless breakfast.
June 26, 2008
Part 3 ? Tips for Wardrobe Coordination ? ??Suits: Try choosing colors that coordinate with your hair, such as black, gray, brown or camel. Darker or mid-tone colors and thin pinstripes are slimming. Choose single-breasted jackets, center vents, two-button suits. For narrow shoulders, add more padding. The lighter your coloring, the lighter the colors you may successfully wear. ??Shirts: Off-white or ivory is more flattering than bright white for most men. Never wear a white whiter than your teeth or your teeth will look dingy.
March 26, 2009
Barbie Butters , a 16-year senior girl scout with a La Cañada troop, received a certificate of appreciation for her contribution to Hathaway-Sycamores Foster and Adoption Agency. Barbie, a junior at Glendale High School, completed her Girl Scout Gold Award community service project by creating 50 Welcome Kits for newly-placed foster children with the Pasadena-headquartered agency. For the past six months, Barbie has been raising money — through donations from friends and local businesses including Hans Beauty Supply in La Cañada and a garage sale — for the Welcome Kits.
March 30, 2006
Registration for the spring 2006 YMCA indoor soccer program, Y-Winners, is now underway. The program will provide three separate leagues for grades one/two, three/four and five/six. The cost is $69 for YMCA members and $99 for basic members. The fees include full uniform, socks, trophies and awards. Financial assistance is also available. There are no tryouts and no cuts. All participants play at least half of each match. Skill assessment will be held this Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. in the gym at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd.