A Word, Please: It's not possible to badly split an infinitive

A Word, Please: It's not possible to badly split an infinitive

Not long ago while editing a series of articles, I noticed that the writer had strange ideas about where to put adverbs. Many were placed before the verbs and some before the subjects, too.

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Crime Report: Woman sought in identity, grand theft case

Crime Report: Woman sought in identity, grand theft case

La Cañada Flintridge

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Families come together early for Thanksgiving run

Families come together early for Thanksgiving run

Before the big meal, 1,070 registered runners burned off a 5K on Thursday morning for the Thanksgiving Day Fun Run and Food Drive.

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A seat at the Thanksgiving table

A seat at the Thanksgiving table

At 94, Charles Olsefky’s decision to head to this year’s Thanksgiving dinner at Salvation Army Glendale wasn’t to satisfy his hunger, but rather his appetite for getting out.

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Holiday shopping starts on Thanksgiving for some local stores

Thousands of deal seekers flocked to the Glendale Galleria on Thursday as Black Friday once again encroached on Thanksgiving with many stores opening as early as dinnertime.

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Parcels eyed for dog park

Parcels eyed for dog park

Trying to make peace between dog owners who want Fido to run free and those seeking stricter enforcement of the city's leash law, La Cañada officials are looking for places to put a dog park.

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Methodists mark Youth Sunday

At 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, La Cañada United Methodist Church will celebrate Youth Sunday. Members of LCUMC’s Youth Group will lead the service with a sermon by Nick Mayer, a videotaped dance by Christine Ecker, Intercessory prayer by Annabelle Mayer and a violin duet by Selina Cho and Elise Wu.

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Group partakes in holiday activities

Group partakes in holiday activities

The La Cañada Presbyterian Church Parent Education program collected more than 200 Operation Christmas Child boxes filled with gifts and personal letters to be shared with boys and girls in countries around the globe.

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St. Bede hosts speaker on disorder

St. Bede hosts speaker on disorder

Thalassemia disease, a genetic blood disorder that if left untreated can take the lives children under 5, was the topic of a recent gathering of the St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church Branch 374 of the Italian Catholic Federation.

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Glendale Community College foundation marks early gains

Glendale Community College foundation marks early gains

The Glendale College Community Foundation, responsible for raising funds to support academic programs, scholarships and facilities, recently reported its first-quarter donations compared to this time last year.

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Roosevelt Middle School forms a PTA

Theodore Roosevelt Middle School is one of Glendale Unified’s oldest schools in the district, having been built in 1922. However, for years it has been among a few of Glendale’s 30 schools without a Parent Teacher Assn. That is until last week.

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Glendale school officials look to expand boundaries to alleviate Balboa Elementary growth

Glendale school officials look to expand boundaries to alleviate Balboa Elementary growth

To alleviate an ongoing influx of students into Balboa Elementary, Glendale school officials are eyeing Mark Keppel and Benjamin Franklin elementary magnet schools and making plans to revert back to their former geographic attendance boundaries, which were larger.

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A call for the holiday spirit

Glendale police and fire officials are seeking donations to provide toys and gifts to needy children as part of their respective holiday programs.

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Petition to Disney aims to represent children with Down syndrome in animated films

Petition to Disney aims to represent children with Down syndrome in animated films

Six-year-old Jules and her 16-month-old sister Delaney, asleep in the stroller, were dressed as Disney princesses — Jules as Elsa, her favorite character from Disney’s animated film “Frozen,” and Delaney as Cinderella.

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Montrose Jewelers owner eyes his golden years

Montrose Jewelers owner eyes his golden years

Large windows allow passersby to peer into Montrose Jewelers on Honolulu Avenue. Wooden cases contain hundreds of rings, bracelets and necklaces, some that sparkle and others that hold treasured jewels like sapphires and black diamonds. And paired with those jewels, during the last 15 years, have been the store’s owners, brothers Jack and Henry Abadjian.

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Nutcracker soldiers call attention

Nutcracker soldiers call attention

The 32 oversized nutcracker soldiers along Brand Boulevard in honor of the holiday season received a personalized touch thanks to a group of local students.

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Burroughs High boys, Burbank High's Candela Fernandez make way to state

For most of the cross-country season, the local narrative circled around the Burroughs High boys’ cross-country team, Burbank High junior Candela Fernandez and then everyone else.

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Thanksgiving supplies delivered to families in need

Employees who work in an office that oversees mental-health counseling for Glendale Unified students have put together 100 bags of food and gift cards for families in need this Thanksgiving.

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Boys' Soccer Preview: Added depth might return Crescenta Valley back to top of Pacific League

Competition has been at a high during the last couple of weeks at practice across the Crescenta Valley High soccer field.

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Sports Notebook: Reid, Kansas City Chiefs brace for first-place showdown with Denver Broncos

The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.

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Crescenta Valley High senior Jordan Lobianco leads the Falcons with nine interceptions. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Lobianco is everywhere for Crescenta Valley High football

Lining up at slot receiver and cornerback while both fielding punts and kickoffs, there aren’t many positions where Crescenta Valley High football’s Jordan Lobianco isn’t comfortable.

People wait in line for the shelter to open at Ascencia in Glendale for the Glendale Winter Shelter Program on Monday, December 2, 2013.

Shelter finds no room for the homeless

With no luck in finding a new space for housing the homeless overnight, Glendale will go without a winter shelter this year.

Crescenta Valley High's Boston Lakin (left) has the ball just out of reach in versus Harvard-Westlake at Glendale High on Nov. 14. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley High football faces La Serna with championship berth on line

When the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division pairings were announced, it was only natural that many a local eye looked toward a fortuitous semifinal showdown between fourth-seeded Crescenta Valley High and top-seeded St. Francis.

Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station detectives are seeking information on a woman who stole a wallet from a shopper at a La Canada Ralphs Nov. 21 and used the victim's identity to make a $2,000 cash advance in Montrose.

Woman sought in La Cañada grand theft

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman suspected of grand theft after stealing a wallet from a shopper at the La Canada Flintridge Ralphs grocery store on Nov. 21.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Madeline Dulcich (left) figures to have a bigger role with the Tologs this season. (File Photo)

Girls' Water Polo Preview: La Cañada High eyeing Rio Hondo League title

In the mind of La Cañada High girls’ water polo Coach Davey Brown, he can’t help but be excited about the prospects of the upcoming season.

Dressed as turkey triplets for the 2004 Thanksgiving Run for the Hungry at Memorial Park were, from left, Becky Muhs, Becky Childs and Amiee Crouse. It was the 11th annual event sponsored by the Community Center and it drew more than 1,100 participants.

La Cañada History: Runners, walkers take part in annual Run for the Hungry

Ten Years Ago

Ghapama  is a traditional Armenian delicacy which consists of a pumpkin stuffed with raisins, apricots, walnuts, cinnamon, honey and rice.

Intersections: Sitting down to tradition and reflection

Thanksgiving is a complicated holiday — on the one hand, I dream all year long about the food I will come to eat on the last Thursday of November, even as a vegetarian. On the other hand, the fact that it simplifies and paints over the pain, genocide and conquest that Native Americans endured by colonists makes me nervous and uncomfortable.

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: NatureBridge program provides learning opportunity

I have various medals, most of which I’ve earned from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. They signify a young man’s bravado and the misplaced intentions of the nation’s preoccupation with an ism it didn’t understand.

Flintridge Prep's Diego Delgado winds up for a shot against Pasadena Poly in a Prep League water polo match at Flintridge Prep on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

Flintridge Prep's Delgado tabbed All-Prep League Most Valuable Player

Diego Delgado wanted to make his senior season a memorable one with the Flintridge Prep boys’ water polo team.

Around Town: 'The talk' can serve as an effective tool

La Cañada teens are fairly sheltered. Our town has a low crime rate. Yes, there are drugs, but no nightlife. Yes, there’s booze, but except for hurried drivers, the streets are fairly safe. If you run out of sugar, you can safely jog to the grocery store, coyotes and bears notwithstanding.

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