LCF Trainer Baffert Doubles His Triple Crown Fun

Photo courtesy Coglianese Photos / Adam CoglianeseWith his victory Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, Justify became the 13th horse to claim the Triple Crown. Trainer Bob Baffert (right), a La Cañada Flintridge resident, celebrates his second Triple Crown with Justify’s jockey, Mike Smith, and members of the ownership team.
Photo courtesy Coglianese Photos / Adam Coglianese
With his victory Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, Justify became the 13th horse to claim the Triple Crown. Trainer Bob Baffert (right), a La Cañada Flintridge resident, celebrates his second Triple Crown with Justify’s jockey, Mike Smith, and members of the ownership team.

Impressively, Bob Baffert made the rarest of feats seem almost normal last weekend when, for the second time since 2015, a racehorse he trained won the Triple Crown.
In hardly a ho-hum achievement, Justify became just the 13th horse in the sport’s history to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and finally, on Saturday, the Belmont Stakes. Continue reading “LCF Trainer Baffert Doubles His Triple Crown Fun”

Local Author Reveals His Real ‘Daditude’

Photo courtesy Chris Erskine Together, the Erskine family — (from left) Jessica, Chris, Cathy, Emily, Christopher and Jack — celebrated Emily’s high school graduation in 2009.
Photo courtesy Chris Erskine
Together, the Erskine family — (from left) Jessica, Chris, Cathy, Emily, Christopher and Jack — celebrated Emily’s high school graduation in 2009.

As a humor columnist who’s made a bountiful career mining the rich terrain of marriage, fatherhood and life in La Cañada Flintridge, Chris Erskine has always had a darn good “daditude.” Even now, in the most trying of times, the local writer keeps smiling, and keeps giving others reason to do the same.
For nearly two decades, his self-deprecating, wisecracking weekly chronicle of family life has resonated with L.A. Times readers, including Prospect Park Books publisher Colleen Dunn Bates. Continue reading “Local Author Reveals His Real ‘Daditude’”