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February 27, 2014
Raffle tickets for a chance to win a new Toyota Prius C are now on sale for $50 each through the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation, which raises funds for La Cañada's public schools. The lucky winner will be announced at the 23rd annual Spring Gala on March 15, which is carrying the theme, "The Big Easy. " The winner need not be present to claim the top prize. To purchase a raffle ticket, call (818) 952-4268. For more information about the gala or to make a reservation, visit www.gala.lcfef.org . -- Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com Follow @CarolCormaci on Twitter.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | May 26, 2012
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE - Spring practice is a regular, annual routine most often characterized as a time for building team chemistry and familiarizing a football team with fundamentals and offensive and defensive schemes. For St. Francis High and longtime Coach Jim Bonds, this isn't your regular, annual spring, though. "It's the most I've ever experienced," said Bonds when asked about the amount of senior turnover he's dealing with. Last season's CIF Southern Section Western Division quarterfinalists were rife with talented seniors, many of them multi-year starters such as standouts Travis Talianko, Ryan McAleenan and Kristion Grbavac.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2004
Shirley's Sunshine by Shirley DeGrey For sure, it's spring again! There's no doubt about it. The planets and stars are brighter here and the night sky is a great show off of light. Days are also terrific. When you are out of doors, breathe as much of the beautiful and wonderfully clear air that you can. Dick [DeGrey] agrees. After our visit last week from the baby ducks and their mom on Chula Senda Lane, the ducks seem to be much more relaxed and truly adorable. But we are watching over them as they go along in the sunshine.
FEATURES
By Jane Napier Neely | March 18, 2010
Ah, the sun is shining and the air is warming up — it feels like spring — and two days hence it will be official. The spring equinox will occur at precisely 10:32 a.m. on Saturday. Rituals and traditions that herald the vernal equinox have been celebrated since the beginning of recorded history and even before that via the story tellers. It is a time of renewing and the beginning of the return of food sources sprouting from the earth. As I wandered about the Internet looking at various writings about the season, I was surprised to read that the early Egyptians built the Great Sphinx so that it points directly toward the rising sun on the day of the vernal equinox.
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By Seth Amitin | March 6, 2008
You can have your dewy meadows, your warm weather, your picnics in the park, your evenings at the Hollywood Bowl. Spring really only means one thing. Grass fields, dirt mounds, white chalk lines, spiked shoes, home runs, double plays and nine guys playing as one. That?s right, baseball is back and the 2008 La Cañada Junior Baseball Softball Association season begins with the opening ceremonies this Sunday at La Cañada High School. And with it comes the slogan of the faithful, so commonly associated with spring itself: hope springs eternal.
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By Gene Pepper | April 5, 2011
The stirring quote that always pops into my head after seeing spring flowers pop up in our yard is from Alfred, Lord Tennyson: “… in the spring, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. “ In truth, the young man reference doesn’t apply here any more, and the love part (since I’m OK in that department) applies, perhaps, to the love of taking a nap in the spring. However, along with the flowering azaleas and rapidly-fleeting wisteria, this season brings spring cleaning.
FEATURES
June 7, 2007
Madison K. Kilbride of La Cañada participated in an "Alternative Spring Break" as a hands on Gulf Coast volunteer in a hurricane-ravaged community. Kilbride is a first-year student and a 2006 graduate of La Cañada High School. Organized and financially supported by the Office of the Chaplain, this Bates volunteer corps assisted in the continuing cleanup and rebuilding of two sections of Biloxi, Miss. "Since Hurricane Katrina's devastation in 2005, hands on Gulf Coast volunteers have made a significant impact on coastal Mississippi," said Bates Chaplain Bill Blaine-Wallace.
NEWS
May 26, 2005
by Jacqueline Chen Last weekend's high temperatures were the topic of conversation all over La Cañada. Overheard at the check stands in Ralphs market was a customer saying she wanted to have a spring because the weather had changed from winter's cold and rainy to summer's red hot, all within the space of a few days. Mothers exchanging pleasantries at La Cañada High School's pick-up line said that a few weeks of spring would be nice. Local resident Boon Ueda, who has been waiting for spring to plant flowers in her garden, is wondering if she waited too long.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2004
Shirley's Sunshine By Shirley DeGrey Looking out our kitchen window on this beautiful light-blue spring morning, there are newly-green trees bouncing their bouncing their branches on the breeze, and this spirit of "get ready, there's action ahead" can be noticed instantly, with blossoms coming and fruit to follow. A row of daffodils folds yellow and orange cups up to the sunshine, and each flower seems to smile. Never mind that the garden around this display is covered with leafless tree branches that will soon be green and looking truly "gardenish."
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April 17, 2014
With the La Cañada Spring Home Tour coming up, the LCHS 7/8 PTA committee charged with making it a success set up a contest among all three elementary school sixth-grade classes to see which one could sell the most tour tickets and sponsorships. Katie Budde's sixth-grade class at Paradise Canyon Elementary School won the contest and enjoyed a pizza party for their efforts. The home tour is the primary fundraiser for the LCHS 7/8 PTA and is a great opportunity for the community to explore four distinctive local homes.
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By Anita S. Brenner | March 26, 2014
Spring break is here, so it's time for the Around Town annual reading list. 1. If your kid has escaped to Valley Forge this week, don't miss the “Memoirs of Joseph Plumb Martin.” Plumb Martin enlisted in the Connecticut militia in 1775, then joined the Continental Army. He was at the battles of Brooklyn, White Plains, Fort Mifflin, Monmouth and the Siege of Yorktown. He also lived through Valley Forge. He published his memoirs in 1830 to draw attention to the plight of Revolutionary War veterans, whose benefits had been cut by the U.S. government.
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By Michael Bruer | March 19, 2014
The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation raised about $500,000 while entertaining hundreds of guests Saturday at its annual spring gala. Community supporters turned out in force at the event, held at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. There they bid on auction items that included everything from gardening help and floor seats to a Justin Timberlake concert, tickets to the Ellen Degeneres Show and iTunes gift cards. Sold out more than a week ahead of time, the event, themed “The Big Easy,” was complete with New Orleans-style band and a few funky outfits.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | March 17, 2014
No doubt buoyed by the overwhelming popularity gained by Kate Hansen during and following her Winter Olympics debut, USA Luge announced via email Monday afternoon it will bring its USA Luge Slider Search to La Cañada Flintridge. On May 31-June 1, the slider search, which is the same program that began Hansen's involvement with the sport, will take place on Foothill Boulevard, according to an email from Gordy Sheer, the USA Luge marketing director. “I'm so excited to have a slider search in La Cañada,” said Hansen, who is set to attend the clinic.
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By Anita S. Brenner | March 5, 2014
Winter will soon be behind us and spring will come. All over town, restaurateurs and mixologists are planning for their spring comeback. My first choice for a good meal is Café Sole, because the new owners, Salvatore and Alessandra Attanasio are lovely and the new menu is top notch. Salvatore bakes fresh bread several times a day. Sporadic specials include osso buco, Italian meatloaf and wonderful pastas. Great service. The Flintridge Proper introduced a daily Happy Hour, launched four new spring cocktails and posted most of the recipes online at www.theproper.com.
COMMUNITY
February 27, 2014
Raffle tickets for a chance to win a new Toyota Prius C are now on sale for $50 each through the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation, which raises funds for La Cañada's public schools. The lucky winner will be announced at the 23rd annual Spring Gala on March 15, which is carrying the theme, "The Big Easy. " The winner need not be present to claim the top prize. To purchase a raffle ticket, call (818) 952-4268. For more information about the gala or to make a reservation, visit www.gala.lcfef.org . -- Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com Follow @CarolCormaci on Twitter.
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | June 12, 2013
LA CAÑADA - When the La Cañada High football team's 2012 season ended earlier and more discouragingly than hoped, Spartans Coach James Sims set the bar higher. In order to qualify for the La Cañada varsity team, Sims required his players be able to bench press 200 pounds and squat 300. Sims, who's preparing for his second year with the Spartans, had one player when he first set the mark in November, now he has 28. "At first, people didn't expect anyone to get in," said Marshall Clark, a returner at middle linebacker and tight end that's been named one of three senior tri-captains.
NEWS
May 8, 2013
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has emerged from its "spring break" and is back to work, officials at Jet Propulsion Laboratory said this week. Up next on the agenda: Drilling the second target at Yellowknife Bay. The Mars Science Laboratory mission made big news shortly before its break, turning up key evidence of life-friendly environments in its first drill sample, said mission deputy project scientist Ashwin Vasavada. The revelation came just in time. Mars slipped behind the sun during the month of April, in a phenomenon known as solar conjunction.
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April 24, 2013
Tickets are on sale now for the annual La Cañada Spring Home Tour, which this year takes place on Friday, May 3 and features local properties in a variety of architectural styles. “We have four terrific homes lined up for our guests to tour this year,” stated Pati Patao, chairman of this year's event. “Each of the homes has its own unique style and character with beautiful décor and architectural details. Everyone who attends will enjoy seeing the vision and workmanship of many talented architects, designers, and homeowners.
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