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March 3, 2005
Candlelight vigils and flowing tears one would have thought that we were paying tribute to a fallen hero. Instead, this was a gathering to memorialize the demise of a tiger. An animal captured from its native habitat and brought here to be a pet or to be put on display. A wild animal confined to a cage. Do not feel sorry for this big cat because he is now free. The three weeks that he roamed the wild were the best days of his life since his arrival to this strange land. He would not have wanted to be captured and returned to a life in cages - a prisoner of man. He needed to be free or die. He is now free at last.
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July 26, 2007
It's the story that ties us to a place; the countless memories of family, friends, church, community and school; but at the vortex, the geography of our past is always interwoven with a human connection. It's people who give life to our stories. Stories are built over time and their meaning is a product of duration touched by the human hand. That's how we develop a sense of place; by living life, making memories, and building relationships. It's difficult to escape from places.
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January 27, 2005
Thoughts From Dr. Joe by Dr. Joe Puglia It was an event of 'Sheer Pageantry.' Envisioned and orchestrated by Myra del Valle, The La Cañada Elementary World's Fair 2005 brought Armenia, Austria, China, India, Israel, Italy, Peru, Russia, Germany, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Poland and Switzerland into the school cafeteria; and these distant lands brought a kaleidoscope of costume, tradition, food, color and ethnic influence. It was a sight to see! Fueled by a passion to understand the alchemy of the melting pot, and tempered by her immigrant experience, Myra del Valle brought her vision of cultural understanding to fruition and obviously has planted the seed in our children that we are not islands separate to ourselves.
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By Fereva | February 8, 2007
A few weeks ago, I wrote a column describing my encounter with teenage drug addicts. One young woman, Alice, said she'd been "using" since the age of 12. Now 19, she desperately wanted to get sober, but couldn't visualize what life without drugs might look like. She had no concept of a natural adult high. I thought of Alice last weekend while hiking with a friend. When I told Alice what I did for fun, such as long walks in the San Gabriels with good company and a picnic lunch, she replied that she hated the sun. Hmm. My friend and I passed many fellow hikers, all freckled, tanned or sunburned, in spite of various hats.
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July 26, 2007
It's the story that ties us to a place; the countless memories of family, friends, church, community and school; but at the vortex, the geography of our past is always interwoven with a human connection. It's people who give life to our stories. Stories are built over time and their meaning is a product of duration touched by the human hand. That's how we develop a sense of place; by living life, making memories, and building relationships. It's difficult to escape from places.
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March 3, 2005
Candlelight vigils and flowing tears one would have thought that we were paying tribute to a fallen hero. Instead, this was a gathering to memorialize the demise of a tiger. An animal captured from its native habitat and brought here to be a pet or to be put on display. A wild animal confined to a cage. Do not feel sorry for this big cat because he is now free. The three weeks that he roamed the wild were the best days of his life since his arrival to this strange land. He would not have wanted to be captured and returned to a life in cages - a prisoner of man. He needed to be free or die. He is now free at last.
NEWS
January 27, 2005
Thoughts From Dr. Joe by Dr. Joe Puglia It was an event of 'Sheer Pageantry.' Envisioned and orchestrated by Myra del Valle, The La Cañada Elementary World's Fair 2005 brought Armenia, Austria, China, India, Israel, Italy, Peru, Russia, Germany, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Poland and Switzerland into the school cafeteria; and these distant lands brought a kaleidoscope of costume, tradition, food, color and ethnic influence. It was a sight to see! Fueled by a passion to understand the alchemy of the melting pot, and tempered by her immigrant experience, Myra del Valle brought her vision of cultural understanding to fruition and obviously has planted the seed in our children that we are not islands separate to ourselves.
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