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April 7, 2005
Magician John Gabriel will perform his "Magic Redefined" magic show at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale, on April 7 at 8 p.m. While most kids were sitting in front of the television, eyes locked on cartoons, John Gabriel was making magic. Today, his fascination with the art of illusion has made him a spectacle to watch on network television, from opening an NBC television special at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to spectacular live shows. His romantic double levitation was also featured on NBC and was given the name by the industry as the "Greatest Illusion of the Year."
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By Timithie Gould | September 25, 2008
A group of suit and tie-clad students hovered on the steps to Degheri Theater at St. Francis High School in La Cañada on the morning of Sept. 17, eagerly anticipating the arrival of a very special guest speaker: actor Kelsey Grammer. Grammer, a five-time Emmy Award winner for his work on television shows “Frasier” and “The Simpsons,” visited the campus as part of the school’s Visual and Performing Arts Guest Speaker Series organized by theater teacher Michael Tucci.
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March 25, 2010
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By Steve Brown Special to the Valley Sun | August 4, 2005
High Definition signals reach La Cañada Flintridge by one of three routes. There are antennas that broadcast our local stations' digital signals, some of which contain HD programs. There are HD channels that arrive here through Charter Communications' Cable system, and HD can be acquired through satellite providers (Dish and DirectTV). HD looks and sounds great because it has up to four times the picture information of regular TV. The audio is usually a six-channel, high quality configuration called Dolby 5.1. It contains five separate channels and a subwoofer channel.
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May 12, 2005
Recent headlines remind me of July 17,1955 when Disneyland opened, and Bill Dryer was ABC-TV's video control engineer for the broadcast. It started us reminiscing about his career at ABC, which began in 1949 and spanned nearly 40 years. Working his way up to director of engineering, he saw many changes and was a central figure in the technological advancement of television entertainment and news in Southern California. Early on, Bill worked with Louella Parsons, Walter Winchell, Groucho Marx and Steve Allen, household names then.
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October 5, 2006
As mentioned in last week's column, I am vacationing in Arizona visiting family and friends. When visiting family, I always stay with my aunt and uncle in their elegant and vast Tucson home. At the moment, however, I'm playing with friends in Phoenix into whose artsy but cramped home I would be welcome ? but I reckon we all breathed a relaxed sigh when I opted for a hotel instead. Here is what the hotel has which keeps me fascinated during those hours I spend in my room: a TV. I've pretty much lived without TV for the last three years (no, I'm not a Communist)
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June 24, 2010
La Cañada district schools are getting ready for their close-ups. But instead of a Hollywood camera crew, officials hope to install a Closed Circuit television system during the summer months, a move they said would improve security at LCUSD's four campuses. The district's Governing Board unanimously approved a policy allowing for the cameras June 22, paving the way to making it a reality. "In cases where security needs warrant monitoring, La Cañada Unified School District may implement a close circuit television camera surveillance system at each facility throughout the district," the new policy states.
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By Seth Amitin | March 11, 2010
The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge will attempt to build the world’s largest Rice Krispie treat this week. The event will be filmed as the pilot for a new television program on TLC, called Mega Bites, with the treats being sold on Sunday as part of a fundraiser. “The Center has to get $100,000 every year [through fundraisers and grants],” said La Crescenta resident Wendy Alane Smith, whose two children have attended classes and camps at the center.
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By Stephanie Ghiya | November 24, 2005
Dr. Armand Dorian prefers to work in the Emergency Room at Verdugo Hills Hospital because he likes living on full adrenaline. Millions of television viewers will have the opportunity to watch Dorian reenact four of his adrenaline-inducing emergency room cases on this season's episodes of "Untold Stories of the ER," which airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. on The Learning Channel. "They routinely e-mail ER physicians for story ideas, looking for new show material," Dorian said. "One night there was a really sad case, and I was really upset and frustrated afterwards so I sat down that night and wrote the story and sent it in."
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May 31, 2007
Television star Meshach Taylor will add Hollywood glitter as the master of ceremonies at Five Acres' 4th Annual "Swingin' on a Star" benefit gala Sunday, June 3 (6-10 p.m.) at the One Colorado Courtyard in Pasadena. Taylor, one of the stars of the hugely popular "Designing Women" TV series, will preside at an evening themed "Stars Over Havana," with the Courtyard transformed into an exclusive casino in the Cuban capital in the opulent style of a bygone era. A longtime supporter of Five Acres, Taylor, who currently co-hosts the daily TV show "Living Live!
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By Michael Bruer | February 13, 2014
A local sous chef who competed on the Food Network's weekly competition, "Chopped," participated in a question-and-answer session Sunday night after patrons of his workplace, the Flintridge Proper , watched the program on a TV there. Though he placed second in the competition, Eli Irland said he gained some valuable knowledge and a fellow food expert in his kitchen, along the way. Originally hailing from Wayne, Maine, Irland learned his cooking skills initially at Paragon, an elite culinary school in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | December 6, 2012
Friends and La Cañada Flintridge neighbors turned out at La Cañada Presbyterian Church on Monday to bid farewell to resident Don Rhymer, a noted television and movie writer who chronicled his bout with cancer on his own humorous and insightful blog, “Let's Radiate Don.” Rhymer, 51, died of cancer on Nov. 29 at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, according to friends. Rhymer wrote for several television shows, including the comedies “Valerie” and “Hearts Afire,” before moving onto movies and having success with the “Big Momma's House” series of comedies, “The Santa Clause,” “Rio” and several other films.
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December 1, 2012
Don Rhymer, 51, a prolific writer for television and movies, whose credits include the animated hits "Rio" and "Surf's Up," died Wednesday of cancer at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, said longtime friend Dave Gallagher. Born in Union, S.C., on Feb. 23, 1961, Rhymer began working in television in the early 1980s, after graduating from Virginia's James Madison University, where he majored in English and communications. One of his first credits was writing an episode of the ABC family sitcom "Valerie.
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By Anita Brenner | March 23, 2011
Local Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) did a good thing last week. On Friday, he chaired an informational hearing at the Pasadena City Hall concerning tax credits for the film industry. Until the late 1990s, California’s entertainment industry stimulated our regional economy with local film shoots and local production. Incentive programs in other states and in Canada have lured away a lot of that business. A recent report in “Variety” notes that due to tax breaks, “the recent box office hit ‘Battle: Los Angeles’ was shot almost entirely in Louisiana, because rebuilding the Santa Monica pier was more affordable than filming on-location.” Assemblyman Portantino wants to extend an existing California tax credit for the entertainment industry; the credit is currently due to expire in two years.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | February 9, 2011
La Cañada High School students on Tuesday were offered the chance to star on a televised game show, volunteer for the Special Olympics of Southern California or work at local skate store Billy’s Board shop. The offerings were presented during the sixth annual Teen MOVE Fair hosted in La Cañada High’s quad. The goal of the event each year is to bring volunteer and job opportunities to La Cañada High students and the rest of the community. The fair is sponsored by the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, the La Cañada High School PTSA and the city’s youth council.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | February 9, 2011
An episode in a Discovery Channel series about the military-style rescue of kidnapping victims around the globe will on Saturday spotlight a local man’s efforts to recover children from sexual exploitation and abuse by human traffickers. But part of what makes former bodyguard Ty Ritter’s story unique is that his missions to South America, the Middle East and other faraway lands are all-volunteer efforts funded primarily through donations to a nonprofit organization. “We fill a gap. Traffickers are operating like the drug cartels do. It’s an epidemic,” said Ritter during an interview at Taylor’s Steakhouse in La Cañada Flintridge, where over the years he’s made the social connections necessary to found and operate his La Crescenta-based nonprofit Project Child Save.
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January 12, 2011
Q. The Parents Television Council has released a report in which it claims prime-time TV shows sexualize the young girls portrayed in them. The report is based on a content analysis of the most popular television shows for viewers aged 12-17 in the 2009-2010 season and states, "when underage female characters appear on screen more sexual content is depicted; the teen girls show next to no negative response to being sexualized; and more sexual incidents...
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | December 10, 2010
Alexander Tyson takes great care of his prized possession, surrounding it in bubble wrap inside the box it was mailed in about six weeks ago. Most people have a hard time believing it's an Emmy until he pulls it out of its protective shell, Tyson said. The 21-year-old La Cañada High School graduate won the 2009-10 Northern California Area Emmy from the San Francisco/Northern California chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his work as an assistant editor on Mark Kistler's "Imagination Station" — a public television show that taught kids how to draw in 3-D. "I went into it without really thinking it was actually going to make it," said Tyson, a junior at Columbia College Hollywood in Tarzana said.
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By Carol Cormaci | September 22, 2010
The 49ers/Saints game, the season opener of "Dancing with the Stars," or Mayor Don Voss and the La Cañada Flintridge City Council meeting. What were your TV viewing priorities Monday night? Decisions, decisions. I was planning to settle in early for a game of football (I'm a longtime 49er fan) but arrived home later than expected. Just as I entered the house, the phone rang. I tripped over the one-eyed cat (who was hovering expectantly near his dinner plate) to grab the receiver.
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June 24, 2010
La Cañada district schools are getting ready for their close-ups. But instead of a Hollywood camera crew, officials hope to install a Closed Circuit television system during the summer months, a move they said would improve security at LCUSD's four campuses. The district's Governing Board unanimously approved a policy allowing for the cameras June 22, paving the way to making it a reality. "In cases where security needs warrant monitoring, La Cañada Unified School District may implement a close circuit television camera surveillance system at each facility throughout the district," the new policy states.
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