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  • La Caņada History: New local theater group prepared its inaugural production

    La Cañada History: New local theater group prepared its inaugural production
    Ten Years Ago A new local theater group, The Foothill Musical Theatre founded by Marlys Marsteller and Lance Merrill was preparing its inaugural production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Into the Woods,” which would be staged...
  • Scott Tracy looks back on his LCUSD tenure

    Scott Tracy looks back on his LCUSD tenure
    On a rainy morning, La Caņada Unified Board President Scott Tracy opens the front door of his Woodleigh Lane house, unique from neighboring homes in that it is below road level and perched atop a stream that cuts a natural course through the backyard...
  • Glendale police attend autism workshop

    After several challenging encounters with people with autism, Glendale police officers are learning to identify symptoms of the disorder and diffuse tense situations involving autistic people. About 18 months ago, officers responding to a robbery call...
  • La Caņada History: Church of the Lighted Window dedicated a two-story building

    La Cañada History: Church of the Lighted Window dedicated a two-story building
    10 Years Ago Verdugo Hills Hospital (now USC Verdugo Hills), held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly expanded emergency department, which boosted the number of private treatment rooms from seven to 12. 20 Years Ago A La Caņada resident whose...
  • Learning Matters: Stories remain vivid from long-ago workshop

    Learning Matters: Stories remain vivid from long-ago workshop
    Of all the very informative training sessions and workshops I’ve attended in my years as a PTA parent and while serving on the school board, some of the best were the programs of the National Conference for Community and Justice. The conference...
  • Learning Matters: Lessons for life, lessons for all

    Learning Matters: Lessons for life, lessons for all
    Whether or not we all agree on the importance of curriculum standards (I'm on record as supporting the Common Core goals), I expect most of us could list a few things we'd like more children to learn in school or elsewhere before they become adults....
  • Op-Ed: The nation's schools must address mental health

    There is no question that there are problems in our public schools that our politicians, teachers, and parents are not willing to address. With another school shooting in Littleton, Colo. and gun-safety laws going nowhere, the need for increased funding...
  • GUSD plan to increase enrollment and expand dual-language program ignites debate

    A Glendale Unified School District plan to increase enrollment at La Crescenta-area elementary schools to allow for the expansion of dual-language immersion programs has ignited an intense debate among foothill neighbors regarding potential changes to...
  • Glendale resident posts his objection to student social media monitoring

     Glendale resident posts his objection to student social media monitoring
    A grandfather of five stood up to castigate Glendale school officials for their decision to pay a company to monitor students' public posts on social networks, calling it an unconstitutional overreach. Tony Passarella, whose two daughters graduated from...
  • La Caņada school board candidate forum is set

    The eight candidates vying for three open seats on the La Caņada Unified School District board are expected to discuss their positions at an election forum next month. The La Caņada PTA Council and the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area are hosting the...
  • Date set for LCUSD school board election forum

    The eight candidates vying for three open seats on the La Caņada  Unified School District board are expected to discuss their positions at an election forum next month. The La Caņada PTA Council and the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area are hosting...
  • Midday La Caņada School Board candidate's forum scheduled at Descanso Gardens

    A midday candidate's forum for the upcoming Nov. 5 La Caņada school board election will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 in Van de Kamp Hall in Descanso Gardens. The forum is open to the public; those who would like to eat...