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December 22, 2005
La Cañada resident Laura Schulte will ride atop one of two Wells Fargo stagecoaches participating in the 2006 annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on Monday, Jan. 2. Schulte, Wells Fargo Western Region president, will ride alongside Brenda Ross-Dulan, Los Angeles Crossroads Community Banking regional president for Wells Fargo. "Having the opportunity to represent our more than 150,000 Wells Fargo team members nationwide at the Rose Parade is a wonderful honor," stated Schulte.
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By Bea Abbey | February 16, 2006
The stories of the Old West are priceless gems. The following is a good example, I think. Yes, you may have read it some time ago. We all know that California was an extremely popular state during the Gold Rush days. Ray Reynolds of "California the Curious" did his research well. Some 250 express companies operated stage coaches between 1849 and 1852. The competition had consequences. The following notice appeared in a San Francisco newspaper in 1852: "Fast riding Mr. William Hamler, riding for Gregory's Express, was reported to have come up Washington Street on Thursday night like a streak of lightning.
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April 5, 2007
Ted Ashby , a history buff from Eagle Rock Kiwanis, made a well-received presentation to the Kiwanis-AM group on the forming and operation of the Pony Express. When the Gold Rush hit California in 1849, California was quickly made into a state to make sure the gold did not end up in the wrong hands, Ashby said. The total population on the West Coast was only 500,000, and it could take weeks for news from the East to reach them by stagecoach. With Civil War threatening, Californians were eager to know what was going on, and people in the East wanted to know if they should drop everything and head West where the streets were paved with gold.
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By Anita S. Brenner | January 2, 2013
When we moved to La Cañada in 1976, our 83-year-old neighbor, Hazel Castevens, told us that the Wells Fargo Pony Express once had a route past what is today the west end of the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA parking lot. The street was called Michigan Avenue. It was later renamed Foothill Boulevard. Defects in Hazel's story, while not obvious to us, were obvious to others. The Pony Express route was from St. Joseph, Mo., to Sacramento. The route went nowhere near La Cañada. Also obvious to others were the dates.
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By Anita S. Brenner | December 19, 2012
When we moved to La Cañada in 1976, our neighbor, Hazel Castevens, regaled us with historical anecdotes. Hazel was a retired pharmacist. When we first met, she was a spry 80-year-old who liked to fix the neighbors a “Midwestern supper,” consisting of baked chicken, mashed potatoes, a salad, lemonade and coffee, with an ice cream dessert made from a secret recipe. Hazel rented out her house and guest house. She lived on the property in her trailer. The trailer would have been an illegal mobile home, but for the four wheels and towing hitch.
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By Anita S. Brenner | December 26, 2012
In the 1970s, our neighbor, Hazel Castevens, told us that in the 1880s, the Wells Fargo Pony Express dropped off the mail at what today is the west end of the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA parking lot, right near the entrance to Rancho Canyada Road. A few weeks ago, my husband, Len, and I visited the Wells Fargo & Co. Museum on Montgomery Street in San Francisco, where a historian named Marianne Babel burst our bubble. Babel is the vice president of Wells Fargo Historical Services.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2007
Fifty years ago, Irene and Downs McCloskey celebrated their first Valentine's Day together. They'd married the previous fall and Irene was expecting a baby. "That was Helen, our first child. Tom came the next year. I got a year off and then Robin was born," Irene recalled. "We lived in Santa Maria," Downs added. "I think we went out for dinner on Valentine's Day at the Santa Maria Inn. My parents spent their wedding night at the Inn and we often went there for special occasions."
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September 16, 2004
If you're looking for the Wild West, you could do no better than to go to a place that was once the home of Mark Twain and even memorialized in one of his short stories. Lucky for California residents, Calaveras County is a reasonable drive from both north and south and puts a lot of Gold Rush history all within a few square miles. Students of Mark Twain will remember the "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," a short story that was actually Twain's first published work and what eventually made him famous.
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By Elaine La Marr | May 31, 2007
There was no need for La Cañadans to travel away from town to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend and thousands of them opted to stay in their own hometown and participated in old-time traditional American festivities including a croquet tournament, French toast breakfast, family barbecue, Memorial Day service, Korean cultural celebration, music and fireworks show, 5K event and the largest Memorial Day Parade in the 34 year history of the event boasting 120...
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March 30, 2011
Q. A growing number of evangelical churches are embracing Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as a way of attracting and converting young men. Pastors of these churches say that they're using MMA not only to toughen up the message of Christ, but also to combat their fear that churches have become too feminized, with too much emphasis on kindness and compassion and not enough on responsibility and strength. Some of the churches not only hold gatherings to watch televised MMA fights and give lectures using the bouts to explain Christ's battle for his beliefs, they also host fight nights between members of their congregations and claim the mix of faith and fighting is intended to promote Christian values.
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By Bea Abbey | February 16, 2006
The stories of the Old West are priceless gems. The following is a good example, I think. Yes, you may have read it some time ago. We all know that California was an extremely popular state during the Gold Rush days. Ray Reynolds of "California the Curious" did his research well. Some 250 express companies operated stage coaches between 1849 and 1852. The competition had consequences. The following notice appeared in a San Francisco newspaper in 1852: "Fast riding Mr. William Hamler, riding for Gregory's Express, was reported to have come up Washington Street on Thursday night like a streak of lightning.
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December 22, 2005
La Cañada resident Laura Schulte will ride atop one of two Wells Fargo stagecoaches participating in the 2006 annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on Monday, Jan. 2. Schulte, Wells Fargo Western Region president, will ride alongside Brenda Ross-Dulan, Los Angeles Crossroads Community Banking regional president for Wells Fargo. "Having the opportunity to represent our more than 150,000 Wells Fargo team members nationwide at the Rose Parade is a wonderful honor," stated Schulte.
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