Etiquette Expert Shares All Manner of Pointers

Jules Hirst explains proper dining practices to Los Angeles County librarian Nicholas Baker while Elias Kang and father Peter Kang listen.
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Jules Hirst explains proper dining practices to Los Angeles County librarian Nicholas Baker while Elias Kang and father Peter Kang listen.

Jules Hirst is on a mission to show that social and dining etiquette need never go out of style — and shouldn’t.
An etiquette expert who has appeared on “NBC Nightly News” and “Good Morning America” among other shows, Hirst hosted a free class titled “Adult 101 for Teens: Etiquette” recently at the La Cañada Flintridge Library that attracted about 10 attendees. The point of it all, she said, is to help people of any age present themselves confidently, even in situations that might make them uncomfortable. Continue reading “Etiquette Expert Shares All Manner of Pointers”

Spartans Place 3rd in Burbank Tournament

Claire Saydah
Photos courtesy Eric Danielson
Claire Saydah recorded 16 digs in La Cañada’s three-game sweep at Newhall Hart last week.

The La Cañada High School varsity girls’ volleyball team placed third in the Burbank Tournament last Saturday.
The Spartans (10-4 overall record) played seven matches and finished with a 5-2 record. La Cañada defeated Culver City in two sets to bring home the third-place trophy. The squad also recorded victories over Sherman Oaks Buckley, Burbank, Mission Hills Alemany and Los Angeles Immaculate Heart. LC suffered setbacks against Huntington Beach twice in the tourney.
La Cañada will travel to Los Angeles today to take on Immaculate Heart in a nonleague match at 5:30 p.m. The Spartans will play their home opener against Glendora on Monday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 p.m. Continue reading “Spartans Place 3rd in Burbank Tournament”

Brookey Keeps LCHS Choral Music Program Humming

La Cañada High School choral director Jeff Brookey leads the audition vocal ensemble for grades 9-12 as it performs warmups for the voice.
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La Cañada High School choral director Jeff Brookey leads the audition vocal ensemble for grades 9-12 as it performs warmups for the voice.

La Cañada High School students are so eager to raise their voices in song that their choral music director, Jeff Brookey, decided to create another audition choir this year because of the popularity of the program that now has more than 330 students. Continue reading “Brookey Keeps LCHS Choral Music Program Humming”

Rattlesnake Bite Injures Dog at Hahamongna Entry, Raising Concerns

Amateur herpetologist Chris DeGroof found and relocated this Southern Pacific rattlesnake, believed to be the one that bit a dog at the entrance of Hahamongna Watershed Park last weekend, just yards away from the parking lot and picnic tables.
Photo courtesy Chris DeGroof
Amateur herpetologist Chris DeGroof found and relocated this Southern Pacific rattlesnake, believed to be the one that bit a dog at the entrance of Hahamongna Watershed Park last weekend, just yards away from the parking lot and picnic tables.

A tranquil jaunt with her two dogs among the shady trees at Hahamongna Watershed Park, just across the street from La Cañada High School, turned into a nightmare on Saturday for local resident Bobbi-Lynn Caparella when her rescue husky was bitten by a venomous snake, just 15 yards from the parking lot. Continue reading “Rattlesnake Bite Injures Dog at Hahamongna Entry, Raising Concerns”

Survey Supports Parcel Tax Extension, LCUSD Board Is Told

The La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board received resounding support this week to forge ahead with a parcel tax measure renewal vote on the March 2020 ballot. The possible measure, which would be in effect until voters terminated it, would extend the tax that was passed in 2014 and is set to expire in June 2021. Continue reading “Survey Supports Parcel Tax Extension, LCUSD Board Is Told”

LCHS Receives an A+ Despite Slight Drop in Rank

Source: niche.com
Source: niche.com

Neighborhood research website Niche.com has listed La Cañada High School as the No. 7 public high school in Los Angeles County and No. 24 in California.
Those are enviable positions, but they represent a slight dip from LCHS’ status last year, when the website ranked LCHS No. 5 in the county and No. 18 in the state. Continue reading “LCHS Receives an A+ Despite Slight Drop in Rank”

Spartans Hope to Make Another Surprising Run

Sophia and Roxanna Razavi, Annabelle Kevakian and Natalie Son will be returning this season after helping the Spartans win the CIF-SS Division 2 title last year.
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Sophia and Roxanna Razavi, Annabelle Kevakian and Natalie Son will be returning this season after helping the Spartans win the CIF-SS Division 2 title last year.

The La Cañada High School varsity girls’ tennis team went on a surprising CIF Southern Section Division 2 championship run last season, bringing home the program’s first plaque since 1977.
The success placed the Spartans in Division 1, making it even more difficult for them to repeat as champions. However, longtime head coach Will Moravec is hopeful of surprising the division with a balanced group of experienced players and young talent. Continue reading “Spartans Hope to Make Another Surprising Run”

La Cañada Rallies Past Wilson, 17-14

LC junior wide receiver Justin Zoltzman caught a touchdown and helped the Spartans score 14 unanswered points to defeat Hacienda Heights Wilson, 17-14, last Thursday.
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LC junior wide receiver Justin Zoltzman caught a touchdown and helped the Spartans score 14 unanswered points to defeat Hacienda Heights Wilson, 17-14, last Thursday.

The La Cañada High School varsity football team overcame an 11-point deficit and edged host Hacienda Heights Wilson, 17-14, last Thursday.
The Spartans won their first season opener since 2016, which was Ryan Zerbel’s second and final year coaching the program. Continue reading “La Cañada Rallies Past Wilson, 17-14”