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May 3, 2007
At a recent meeting La Cañada Kiwanis-AM were given an introduction to Ahead With Horses , a non-profit organization that works with severely disabled children. Established in 1968, Ahead with Horses helps children who do not respond to traditional forms of therapy by teaching them vaulting, which is gymnastics on the back of a horse. According to Kiwanian Joyce Davison , who is involved with Ahead With Horses, the unique aspects of the vaulting therapy are the immediacy of response and visibility of its effectiveness across multiple domains, from motor skills to social behavior.
NEWS
By Veronica RochaValley Sun | June 7, 2009
Four men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of trafficking more than $340,000 worth of heroin and cocaine, part of which police said was intended to supply a growing demand among teens in La Crescenta. Detectives discovered more than two pounds of powder heroin hidden inside the dashboard of a Sun Valley man¹s car, and found another two pounds of cocaine, a handgun and thousands of dollars in cash inside a North Hollywood home after following it there, Glendale Police Sgt. Scott Johnstone said.
FEATURES
October 25, 2007
Tricia Thompson, daughter of Mark Thompson and Patricia Evans, and granddaughter of Bonnie and the late Dr. Robert Evans of La Cañada Flintridge, will be married to Blake Dahlgren, son of Richard and Sandra Dahlgren of Sun Valley, Calif. Tricia is a second generation graduate of La Cañada High School (2003) and is a wedding and event planner working out of the Burbank area. Blake is a 2006 graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a dgree in law and society and a minor in sports management.
NEWS
February 20, 2014
Six local students are among 14 nominated this month by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) for appointments to U.S. service academies for the class of 2018. “Each one of these students has compiled an outstanding resume of accomplishments, excelled in extracurricular activities and sports and demonstrated excellence in academics,” Schiff stated in a news release announcing the nominations. He went on to say he is “confident they will be among the future leaders of our country.” The locals nominated include Shane Michael Bell of Sun Valley, a student at La Cañada High School who was nominated to attend the Merchant Marine Academy; Ricardo Antonio Francia, III, also of Sun Valley, who studies at St. Francis High School, nominated for the Air Force Academy; Joseph Chance Mahler, a Flintridge Prep student who lives in Hollywood Hills, nominated to both the Naval and Merchant Marine academies; Aaron Jeffrey Mellstrom, a La Cañadan who attends La Cañada High School and was nominated to the Military and Air Force academies; Collin Spenser Ramani, a La Cañada Flintridge resident who attends Loyola High School, nominated to the Naval Academy and Henry Keebo Sim of La Cañada Flintridge, a student at Crescenta Valley High School, nominated to the Military Academy.
NEWS
September 30, 2004
Sept. 18, 1930-Sept. 25, 2004 Virginia Irene Christie was born Sept. 18, 1930, into a working-class Irish family in Seattle. On Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, after an amazing life and just a week after celebrating her 74th birthday with her family, she died at home in Sun Valley, Idaho. She was a wife, a mom, a deadly putter. For the last dozen years of her life, she waged a courageous battle with breast cancer. Her father, Warren Taylor, delivered bread and baked goods in Seattle and Tacoma, and later in life, collected tolls on the Evergreen Floating Bridge.
NEWS
September 1, 2005
On the Lighter Side By Steven E. Browne - Obituary Proofreader Nev R. Goodenuf, the wealthy industrialist passed away last week. Several La Cañada families believe they are the Goodenufs. In an exclusive interview with his son, Fillinname, surprising revelations came about the highly talented man. "Nev worked very hard. He acquired great works of art, studied with the best, invented amazing machines and owned some impressive properties, but he was unsettled," sighed Fillinname, speaking from his small Sun Valley home.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2006
A day filled with activities for visitors of all ages is planned as a fundraiser for Ahead With Horses for Disabled Children. "Thank You Stan Gray Day" will be held on Sunday, June 11 at the Ahead With Horses facility at 9311 Del Arroyo Drive in Sun Valley. The event, which gets underway at 11 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m., will feature a special horseback demonstration by children with disabilities at 1 p.m. in tribute to Stan Gray, founder of Little League Baseball in the local valley.
NEWS
April 9, 2009
Bud Dandurand, born on June 2, 1934 in Los Angeles, left this world peacefully on March 5, 2009, surrounded by his family, including his wife of 52 years, Joyce, who works for Dilbeck Realtors. He leaves his five children, Lynn (Marty) Prescott of Granada Hills, Rosanne (Mike) Shannon of Huntington Beach, John (Margie) Dandurand of Moorpark, Gina (Jaime) Brockamp of Canyon Country and Lisa Herron of San Diego. He also leaves his grandchildren, Jessica and Jennifer Shannon; Tyler and Maddi Dandurand; Stacey, Corey and Jerry Brockamp; and Samantha and Matthew Herron.
SPORTS
March 15, 2007
THERMAL ? La Cañada residents Sarah Brown and Sachi Kawabata are dedicated equestrians. They spend hours each week training with Leslie Figge, a La Cañada High School graduate, at the Los Angeles Children's Riding Center in Sun Valley. For the past several years, both girls have competed in local hunter-jumper shows on ponies. This past January, Sarah was named as the champion pony and short stirrup rider for the Tri-Valley Horse Show Association. Recently, both girls purchased new horses in anticipation of moving up to compete over bigger fences at higher-rated shows sponsored by the United States Equestrian Federation.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2007
Native Plants — Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Discover the science and art of garden maintenance. Keep your garden healthy and looking good. How to diagnose cultural issues (too much water, or not enough?) as well as identify some common pests and diseases. $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. To reserve, call 768-1802. Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants, 10459 Tuxford Street, Sun Valley.   Ice Cream Social — Saturday, Aug. 18, 1 to 4 p.m. The Glendale library celebrates its centennial anniversary with an old-fashioned ice cream social.
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NEWS
By Anita S. Brenner | February 26, 2014
Last week, local historian Michael Patris reminded me that Sun Valley used to be called “Roscoe.” Sun Valley was called Roscoe from 1896 to 1948. Patris said that Sun Valley got the name Roscoe because of a train robbery. He said that the term “roscoe” is slang for a gun and guns were used in the robbery. But first, journalistic ethics require several disclaimers. Patris is the co-author with photographer Steve Crise of “Pacific Electric Railway (Then & Now)” and “Mount Lowe Railway (Then and Now)
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NEWS
February 20, 2014
Six local students are among 14 nominated this month by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) for appointments to U.S. service academies for the class of 2018. “Each one of these students has compiled an outstanding resume of accomplishments, excelled in extracurricular activities and sports and demonstrated excellence in academics,” Schiff stated in a news release announcing the nominations. He went on to say he is “confident they will be among the future leaders of our country.” The locals nominated include Shane Michael Bell of Sun Valley, a student at La Cañada High School who was nominated to attend the Merchant Marine Academy; Ricardo Antonio Francia, III, also of Sun Valley, who studies at St. Francis High School, nominated for the Air Force Academy; Joseph Chance Mahler, a Flintridge Prep student who lives in Hollywood Hills, nominated to both the Naval and Merchant Marine academies; Aaron Jeffrey Mellstrom, a La Cañadan who attends La Cañada High School and was nominated to the Military and Air Force academies; Collin Spenser Ramani, a La Cañada Flintridge resident who attends Loyola High School, nominated to the Naval Academy and Henry Keebo Sim of La Cañada Flintridge, a student at Crescenta Valley High School, nominated to the Military Academy.
NEWS
By Veronica RochaValley Sun | June 7, 2009
Four men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of trafficking more than $340,000 worth of heroin and cocaine, part of which police said was intended to supply a growing demand among teens in La Crescenta. Detectives discovered more than two pounds of powder heroin hidden inside the dashboard of a Sun Valley man¹s car, and found another two pounds of cocaine, a handgun and thousands of dollars in cash inside a North Hollywood home after following it there, Glendale Police Sgt. Scott Johnstone said.
NEWS
April 9, 2009
Bud Dandurand, born on June 2, 1934 in Los Angeles, left this world peacefully on March 5, 2009, surrounded by his family, including his wife of 52 years, Joyce, who works for Dilbeck Realtors. He leaves his five children, Lynn (Marty) Prescott of Granada Hills, Rosanne (Mike) Shannon of Huntington Beach, John (Margie) Dandurand of Moorpark, Gina (Jaime) Brockamp of Canyon Country and Lisa Herron of San Diego. He also leaves his grandchildren, Jessica and Jennifer Shannon; Tyler and Maddi Dandurand; Stacey, Corey and Jerry Brockamp; and Samantha and Matthew Herron.
FEATURES
October 25, 2007
Tricia Thompson, daughter of Mark Thompson and Patricia Evans, and granddaughter of Bonnie and the late Dr. Robert Evans of La Cañada Flintridge, will be married to Blake Dahlgren, son of Richard and Sandra Dahlgren of Sun Valley, Calif. Tricia is a second generation graduate of La Cañada High School (2003) and is a wedding and event planner working out of the Burbank area. Blake is a 2006 graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a dgree in law and society and a minor in sports management.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2007
Native Plants — Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Discover the science and art of garden maintenance. Keep your garden healthy and looking good. How to diagnose cultural issues (too much water, or not enough?) as well as identify some common pests and diseases. $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. To reserve, call 768-1802. Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants, 10459 Tuxford Street, Sun Valley.   Ice Cream Social — Saturday, Aug. 18, 1 to 4 p.m. The Glendale library celebrates its centennial anniversary with an old-fashioned ice cream social.
NEWS
May 3, 2007
At a recent meeting La Cañada Kiwanis-AM were given an introduction to Ahead With Horses , a non-profit organization that works with severely disabled children. Established in 1968, Ahead with Horses helps children who do not respond to traditional forms of therapy by teaching them vaulting, which is gymnastics on the back of a horse. According to Kiwanian Joyce Davison , who is involved with Ahead With Horses, the unique aspects of the vaulting therapy are the immediacy of response and visibility of its effectiveness across multiple domains, from motor skills to social behavior.
SPORTS
March 15, 2007
THERMAL ? La Cañada residents Sarah Brown and Sachi Kawabata are dedicated equestrians. They spend hours each week training with Leslie Figge, a La Cañada High School graduate, at the Los Angeles Children's Riding Center in Sun Valley. For the past several years, both girls have competed in local hunter-jumper shows on ponies. This past January, Sarah was named as the champion pony and short stirrup rider for the Tri-Valley Horse Show Association. Recently, both girls purchased new horses in anticipation of moving up to compete over bigger fences at higher-rated shows sponsored by the United States Equestrian Federation.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2006
A day filled with activities for visitors of all ages is planned as a fundraiser for Ahead With Horses for Disabled Children. "Thank You Stan Gray Day" will be held on Sunday, June 11 at the Ahead With Horses facility at 9311 Del Arroyo Drive in Sun Valley. The event, which gets underway at 11 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m., will feature a special horseback demonstration by children with disabilities at 1 p.m. in tribute to Stan Gray, founder of Little League Baseball in the local valley.
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