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By Carol Cormaci | June 19, 2008
Driving around a bend in the country club area one day last week I got a long-familiar rush: the sight of several blossoming yucca plants on a hillside. Most of the year I find our native yuccas kind of, well, homely. And having hiked La Cañada’s hillsides extensively throughout my youth (before my knees started misbehaving) I clearly remember their pointed, sword-like leaves attacking my skin as I’d brush past them. Dead stalks from the previous season’s blooming period were often still attached and presented a rather forlorn image.
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By Reg Green | June 22, 2011
The Angeles Crest Highway has claimed all the publicity in the reopening of huge stretches of the Angeles National Forest that have been closed since the Station fire almost two years ago. But it is the hiking trails that provide the revelation. Virtually every tree is still gaunt and blackened, except for the startling white of an occasional young yucca. But the flowering shrubs — yellow, purple and orange — have grown so high and dense that in many places, you can’t see over, or through, them.
SPORTS
February 23, 2006
The La Cañada girls' varsity basketball team built up a 22-5 lead in the first quarter of its CIF Southern Section Division III-AA second round upper bracket game against visiting Yucca Valley last Saturday and never looked back. The Spartans, who improved to 21-5 overall, downed the Trojans, 72-52, and advanced to the quarterfinals. La Cañada, which tied for the Rio Hondo League title with Monrovia with a 9-1 record, hosted Anaheim Magnolia yesterday (Wednesday) at 7 p.m., but results were not available at press time.
SPORTS
February 13, 2012
With a trio of La Canada Flintridge boys' soccer teams earning spots in the CIF Southern Section playoffs, the road to the CIF championship begins Tuesday, but it's a road vastly different for the trio. Flintridge Prep begins play Tuesday in a wild-card match, St. Francis takes to the road in the first round of the Division I playoffs on Thursday, while La Canada awaits an opponent that it will host in the first round. The Spartans, fresh off winning the Rio Hondo League title, will host a Division V opener on Thursday.
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | December 23, 2010
The La Cañada High boys' soccer team flexed its muscle last weekend in the Ayala Bulldog Classic Tournament. The Spartans came in as favorites to win the tournament and they didn't disappoint, winning the first three games with ease before facing a test in the final. Barry Ritson said his Cañada squad is better this year than it was last season, when it came three wins away from a winning a CIF Southern Section championship. "This group is more complete than the group last year.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2008
Ten Years Ago A new Internet station was dedicated at La Cañada Flintridge Library on Oakwood Avenue. The new station, the library’s second such desk, was funded by a grant from the Glendale Foundation and included a PC, monitor, printer and computer furniture, as well as books and videos explaining Internet use. Twenty Years Ago Rehearsals were set to begin for Meredith Willson’s classic, “The Music Man,”...
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By Leticia Cheng | August 2, 2007
Residents on the normally quiet street of Forest Green Drive near La Cañada Flintridge Country Club were surprised to discover a torrent of water heading down their block on Saturday night, shortly before 10 p.m. The mini deluge came from a rain gutter located near the top of the road by a water reservoir operated by Mesa Crest Water Company. Neighbor Robin Elmassian, who lives across the street from the structure, contacted the fire department who later came by to investigate the issue.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 17, 2014
In the always-arduous Mission League, St. Francis basketball struggled down the stretch. But those struggles certainly didn't hinder the Golden Knights' playoff seeding, as they drew the No. 2 seed in the CIF Southern Section Division 3-A playoffs. However, as an at-large team out of the Mission League, the Knights are headed on the road, while La Cañada, Crescenta Valley and Flintridge Prep will all host first-round games, as pairings were released on Sunday by the CIF offices.
SPORTS
April 29, 2012
Jeff Becker, Senior, Forward, La Cañada All-Rio Hondo League first team and All-CIF Division V third-team pick had eight goals and 13 assists. Smail Belhamra, Junior, Forward, Pasadena All-Pacific League first-team honoree had 15 goals and six assists, including a score in Pasadena's 2-1 victory over Los Altos in the Division IV wild-card round. Matthew Bracht, Junior, Defender, Crescenta Valley All-Pacific League second-team selection was rock solid on the backline in helping Falcons march to CIF Southern Section Division IV crown.
COMMUNITY
August 22, 2012
Ten Years Ago A 26-year-old Arleta man lost for 11 days in the Angeles National Forest above La Cañada was rescued following a 911 call from hikers who came across him. The man said he fell 25 to 40 feet off of a cliff while attempting to walk home after his car, which had been parked at the Switzer campground, failed to start. He was ultimately discovered below Big Tujunga Dam, a considerable distance from his car and from the area rescuers had been searching. Twenty Years Ago The owner of Plaza de La Cañada unsuccessfully sought from City Hall a tree removal permit that would have allowed him to remove most of the trees in the shopping center (jacarandas, sycamores and yucca)
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By Reg Green | June 22, 2011
The Angeles Crest Highway has claimed all the publicity in the reopening of huge stretches of the Angeles National Forest that have been closed since the Station fire almost two years ago. But it is the hiking trails that provide the revelation. Virtually every tree is still gaunt and blackened, except for the startling white of an occasional young yucca. But the flowering shrubs — yellow, purple and orange — have grown so high and dense that in many places, you can’t see over, or through, them.
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By Carol Cormaci | June 19, 2008
Driving around a bend in the country club area one day last week I got a long-familiar rush: the sight of several blossoming yucca plants on a hillside. Most of the year I find our native yuccas kind of, well, homely. And having hiked La Cañada’s hillsides extensively throughout my youth (before my knees started misbehaving) I clearly remember their pointed, sword-like leaves attacking my skin as I’d brush past them. Dead stalks from the previous season’s blooming period were often still attached and presented a rather forlorn image.
SPORTS
February 23, 2006
The La Cañada girls' varsity basketball team built up a 22-5 lead in the first quarter of its CIF Southern Section Division III-AA second round upper bracket game against visiting Yucca Valley last Saturday and never looked back. The Spartans, who improved to 21-5 overall, downed the Trojans, 72-52, and advanced to the quarterfinals. La Cañada, which tied for the Rio Hondo League title with Monrovia with a 9-1 record, hosted Anaheim Magnolia yesterday (Wednesday) at 7 p.m., but results were not available at press time.
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