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By Lauren Oakes | November 2, 2006
Last Sunday morning was one of those fabulous fall mornings when you wake feeling great and can't wait to get up and start your day. As I stretched carefully and quietly beside my still sleeping husbandI realized it was fall-back morning so it was really now an hour earlier than the clock showed. Even more fabulous! That's when I saw the spider. An inadvertent squeak escaped me and Royal was up in a flash. "What's wrong!?" he demanded. I apologized and pointed out the big, BIG brown arachnid up on the wall right below the crown molding.
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By Lauren Oakes | November 12, 2009
After the fires and then the wind that blew black gritty ash down over all of us, I decided I could put it off no longer and I took my long, bristled thingy-on-a-broom- handle, turned on my garden hose (with an auto shut-off nozzle) and began washing down my windows, walls and the ceiling of our veranda. About an hour into this I felt something tickling me and I looked down into the open neck of my shirt and was struck almost dumb with horror as I spied an enormous, brown/black spider right above my bra. Screaming didn’t help — although I tried it. Neither did slapping wildly at my shirt while bent over at the waist.
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By Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com | August 31, 2011
A huge housefly flew into the room and started buzzing around our heads in the den on Saturday afternoon, a day so hot outside that we had no choice but to while away our time indoors, hovering near the air-conditioning vents. Gil and I looked at each other and simultaneously wondered aloud if that room's resident spider, the one who is fond of creating fantastic webs on the wide windowsill, would take care of the fly so we wouldn't have to go to the trouble of swatting it ourselves.
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By Kristen Hansen Brakeman | December 13, 2007
Driving back to my house in the hills of La Cañada the other night, I couldn’t believe my good fortune of living so close to nature. The day started with a doe and her two fawns greeting me as I fetched the morning paper. I knew they were probably the culprits who had been eating my roses, but I didn’t mind. And later, as I turned the corner onto my street that evening, a skunk dashed in front of my car. I slammed on the brakes, but laughed it off. “That was a close one, buddy!
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 7, 2011
La Cañada Flintridge residents are noticing some new guests in their backyards and gardens as fall arrives - spiders, usually brown, with striped legs, that are stretching their webs all over the place. Leanne Lowden Mothershead, who has lived in La Cañada for five years, said that this summer the spiders have proliferated to the point of being a nuisance. “They come every summer, but this summer has been the worst since I've lived in La Cañada,” said Mothershead.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Charly Shelton | May 3, 2007
The third installment of the Spider-Man series, and the most expensive, fails to deliver a great Spider-Man movie. This time around, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), who has super spider powers, finds his Uncle Ben's real killer ? a now escaped convict named Flint Marko (Thomas Haden Church). When Marko escapes, though, he is caught in a sand molecular experiment and becomes the super villain Sandman. As Peter sleeps, he is engulfed by a black alien goo that feeds off his dark side. Remember when Luke Skywalker embraced the vengeance in his heart?
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By Charly Shelton | March 30, 2006
As visitors walk through the California Science Center in Los Angeles they will be transported into a world of comics and super heroes. Signs reading "With great power comes great responsibility," "Whatcha' lookin' at, bub," and "You won't like me when I'm angry," are on display. These sayings are familiar to those who know the classic world of comic books. The Marvel Super Heroes Science Exhibition makes its world premiere in Los Angeles. Developed by the Ontario Science Centre in collaboration with Yellowbrink Holman Exhibitions, the traveling exhibit starts off in LA, then moves to its hometown of Toronto.
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February 1, 2007
The Pasadena Junior Theatre will produce "the best American children's book of the last two hundred years," Charlotte's Web. Audition for the part of Wilbur, the irresistible young pig; Fern, a young tomboy fiercely protecting the animals; Charlotte, the extraordinary spider proving to be a good friend and a good speller; and many other characters in this classic tale. Students enrolled in a winter session at Pasadena Junior Theatre, ages 7-18 are eligible to audition from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. All roles are open.
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March 19, 2009
Since 1984, a question has been asked. Many searched for an answer. They searched page after page of graphic novel to find it. And last week, we got an answer. The question: Who watches The Watchmen? The answer? I did. At the 7:30 showing. First, a cautionary warning: THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT FOR CHILDREN. Please find a sitter. It?s rated R for a reason, folks. Already, this reporter has heard of, and seen first-hand, parents taking their kids to the next big super hero movie.
NEWS
March 3, 2005
By Chris Sutton The second graders at Paradise Canyon Elementary School agreed there was not a better way to spend a rainy Monday at school than to listen to stories and songs. For an hour, the students were mesmerized one moment and laughing the next as they listened to storyteller Leslie Perry and musician Robert S. Hilton from the Pasadena Symphony. Perry has been telling and acting out his stories for the last 30 years, saying, "I tell stories to try and keep them alive."
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 7, 2011
La Cañada Flintridge residents are noticing some new guests in their backyards and gardens as fall arrives - spiders, usually brown, with striped legs, that are stretching their webs all over the place. Leanne Lowden Mothershead, who has lived in La Cañada for five years, said that this summer the spiders have proliferated to the point of being a nuisance. “They come every summer, but this summer has been the worst since I've lived in La Cañada,” said Mothershead.
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By Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com | August 31, 2011
A huge housefly flew into the room and started buzzing around our heads in the den on Saturday afternoon, a day so hot outside that we had no choice but to while away our time indoors, hovering near the air-conditioning vents. Gil and I looked at each other and simultaneously wondered aloud if that room's resident spider, the one who is fond of creating fantastic webs on the wide windowsill, would take care of the fly so we wouldn't have to go to the trouble of swatting it ourselves.
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By Lauren Oakes | November 12, 2009
After the fires and then the wind that blew black gritty ash down over all of us, I decided I could put it off no longer and I took my long, bristled thingy-on-a-broom- handle, turned on my garden hose (with an auto shut-off nozzle) and began washing down my windows, walls and the ceiling of our veranda. About an hour into this I felt something tickling me and I looked down into the open neck of my shirt and was struck almost dumb with horror as I spied an enormous, brown/black spider right above my bra. Screaming didn’t help — although I tried it. Neither did slapping wildly at my shirt while bent over at the waist.
NEWS
By Kristen Hansen Brakeman | December 13, 2007
Driving back to my house in the hills of La Cañada the other night, I couldn’t believe my good fortune of living so close to nature. The day started with a doe and her two fawns greeting me as I fetched the morning paper. I knew they were probably the culprits who had been eating my roses, but I didn’t mind. And later, as I turned the corner onto my street that evening, a skunk dashed in front of my car. I slammed on the brakes, but laughed it off. “That was a close one, buddy!
NEWS
By Lauren Oakes | November 2, 2006
Last Sunday morning was one of those fabulous fall mornings when you wake feeling great and can't wait to get up and start your day. As I stretched carefully and quietly beside my still sleeping husbandI realized it was fall-back morning so it was really now an hour earlier than the clock showed. Even more fabulous! That's when I saw the spider. An inadvertent squeak escaped me and Royal was up in a flash. "What's wrong!?" he demanded. I apologized and pointed out the big, BIG brown arachnid up on the wall right below the crown molding.
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