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Community news: Las Candelas lights up its holiday gala, Crescenta Valley High School graduating class has 50th reunionMembers and husbands gathered for the Las Candelas annual Holiday Party on Dec. 16 at the Valley Hunt Club. The theme of the gala event was “It's the Hap-Happiest Time of the Year!” The festive evening included caroling by the Towne Singers...
If you ever tried to spot the Glendale Rose Parade float on television on New Year’s Day, you know you had to stay glued to your set and never blink — you only get a passing glance. So what do you think would happen if you put the highest-...
Frankly, I’m fed up with politicians telling me, “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good,” when they really mean you better not get in the way of them serving some special interest at the public expense. I’m dismayed...
Every child who has attended elementary school in the U.S. can without a doubt recall the famous “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue” rhyme. Though the rest of the poem is a distant memory, as adults, many of us have been exposed to...
One of Glendale's major thoroughfares will be transformed into an international street fair aimed at celebrating the city's cultural diversity this Saturday. The annual Unity Fest will take over Brand Boulevard between Wilson and California avenues from...
It may be too obvious an intro, but filmmaker Todd Solondz — whose new film “Dark Horse” opens next week — could himself be considered a dark horse. His films have a strong following at festivals and in art houses, but they are too...
Tags: Mike Leigh, Animals, Selma Blair, Mia Farrow, Abusive Behavior
A Good Samaritan helped authorities prevent an alleged shoplifter from getting away earlier this week by trying to yank her from her car and removing her keys from the ignition, police said. The alleged shoplifter, Sarah Ann Costello, was spotted placing...
Tags: Human Interest, Google Inc., Theft
Already one of the most decorated individual high school swimmers in area lore in his first two years at Crescenta Valley High, the one achievement that had eluded Young Tae Seo was a CIF Southern Section Division II team championship. It wasn't for lack...
Tags: College Sports, Ethics, Human Interest, Values, Track and Field
Once upon a time there was a word that meant “a male or female child.” One day, people started using it wrong. For some reason, they started using it to mean only a female child. Suddenly, a term that had long included males meant “...
Tags: Periodicals, Racism
Recently in this space, I touched on two widespread grammar myths that just won't die: the so-called split infinitive and the dreaded sentence-ending preposition. An astounding number of people think these are grammar no-nos, even though they never were....
A couple of weeks ago I was in the Glendale Galleria when I heard a little boy utter one of the most sinister phrases of the holiday: “There is no such thing as Santa Claus!” As soon as I heard that terrible string of words, I knew I had to...
Editor's note: While Patrick Caneday takes some time off, we’re running some of his choices for re-publication. This column was first published Dec. 5, 2009. Let me say something that may deeply offend many of you —something so insidious...
Tags: Nazareth, Jerusalem (Israel), Winter Solstice, Festivus, Kwanzaa
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