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By Ruth Longoria | December 27, 2007
From the fragrant, fingertip-size buds of the “Lutchuensis” and the pink with white-edge “Cinderella,” to the large, porcelain-white, ruffle-petaled “Alba plena” variety, there is a veritable bounty of beautiful blooms to be found in the coming weeks as camellia season blossoms at Descanso Gardens. Descanso Gardens — which is said to be the largest camellia plantation in North America — will host the Southern California Camellia Judges Symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, as well as holding several camellia shows this month and into March.
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March 29, 2007
CANCER SURVIVORS TO WALK FIRST LAP AT RELAY FOR LIFE — Continuing a tradition, the first lap of the 7th Annual Foothills Relay for Life 24 Hour Cancer Walk May 19-20 will be comprised of cancer survivors, people living with cancer, and their caregivers. They provide the inspiration for teams of walkers from the communities of North Glendale, Montrose, La Crescenta, La Cañada, Sunland and Tujunga, who will continue walking for 24 hours to raise funds to fight cancer. Wade Battley, survivor chairperson for this year's Foothills Relay, has planned activities, food, raffle prizes and a treasure hunt for cancer survivors.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | July 21, 2010
A Willy Wonka-esque adventure is well underway somewhere off the Southern California coast. Sport Chalet, in association with TUSA, Aqua Lung, Mares and Sea Pearls, has invited certified scuba divers to go searching for three gold bars, which are redeemable at any Sport Chalet. Each bar doubles as a Sport Chalet gift card, with values of $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000. This is Sport Chalet's first treasure hunt, and the La Cañada-based sporting goods chain plans to make it an annual event, said Jacqueline Collard, senior marketing manager.
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By Carolyn Neuhausen, Special to the Valley Sun | July 13, 2011
Avast mateys, pirates have landed in La Cañada and they’re here for a five-day stay. Camp Runamuk is a summer day camp offered by the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge and geared for children ages 5-8. The camp operates Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will continue through the week of Aug. 1. Each week the camp has a different theme, like “Outer Space Week,” “Rainforest and Reptiles” and “Eco Week,” with activities...
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 12, 2010
Summer is the time of year when kids can release all their pent-up energy after having been behind a desk for nine months. The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge has many camps, including Camp Runamuk, to help let the energy out. "Runamuk is a big theme here," said India Dastic, a camp director. "It's about just going crazy. We play a lot of games, and it's pretty free and flexible every day to what the kids want to do. " The directors and volunteer counselors are there to maintain order, but the campers rule the day, which starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m..
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By Sara Cardine | August 28, 2013
For decades, visitors to Descanso Gardens have strolled along winding paths, enjoying garden views as they learn about Southern California flora and marvel at the botanic collections showcased throughout the year. One thing they've not likely given much thought to, however, is the ground beneath their feet - the soil in which Descanso's beauty takes root, the rock that defines the slopes and curves of the 160-acre landscape and the earth that sustains it all. A new exhibit coming to the garden's Sturt Haaga Gallery aims to give visitors a chance to appreciate Descanso from the ground up. From Sept.
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September 18, 2008
ACTIVITIES Tour of Descanso’s Night Life — Sept. 19, beginning at 7:15 p.m . Descanso is a different world after dark. Animals become more active, familiar objects change form and color gives way to black and white. Docent Jim Jackson will lead an evening tour of Descanso Gardens on Friday, Sept. 19, beginning at 7:15 p.m. Space is limited so early registration is recommended. Fees: $15 ($10 Descanso members). To register, call (818) 949-7980. BOOK SIGNINGS John Bemelmans Marciano — Sept.
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By Ruth Longoria | December 27, 2007
From the fragrant, fingertip-size buds of the “Lutchuensis” and the pink with white-edge “Cinderella,” to the large, porcelain-white, ruffle-petaled “Alba plena” variety, there is a veritable bounty of beautiful blooms to be found in the coming weeks as camellia season blossoms at Descanso Gardens. Descanso Gardens — which is said to be the largest camellia plantation in North America — will host the Southern California Camellia Judges Symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, as well as holding several camellia shows this month and into March.
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