District to Reopen Schools for Youngest Students

Nearly eight months after shuttering its campuses to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the La Cañada Unified School District is ready to reopen its doors to young learners after getting the green light from Los Angeles County.
Superintendent Wendy Sinnette notified parents late last week that county officials granted the district waivers that allow students in transitional kindergarten through 2nd grade to return to campus for limited in-person instruction. La Cañada, Palm Crest and Paradise Canyon elementary schools are set to reopen on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
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Cameras Help Net Local Arrests

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Deputies from the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station apprehended two suspected car thieves in La Cañada Flintridge this week, thanks in large part to alerts from the city’s recently installed Flock Safety cameras.

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested two suspects in the theft of a car and recovered the vehicle on Tuesday afternoon with the help of the city’s recently installed license plate-reading devices, known as Flock Safety Security cameras, which alert law enforcement to previously flagged vehicles.
At about 1:20 p.m., deputies were informed about a stolen white Nissan Sentra in the La Cañada Flintridge area, officials said, and Deputy Gregory Afsharian spotted the vehicle near Gould Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. He conducted a traffic stop as the car entered the Trader Joe’s shopping center.
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Flu Shots More Important This Year, Health Experts Say

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A local resident gets a flu shot during a recent drive-thru event at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. Experts are strongly urging people to get flu shots this year, especially because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, especially, is the time to make sure you get your flu shot, according to local experts.
It’s not likely that you’ll find a doctor who won’t urge a patient to get an annual flu shot in a normal year, mind you. However, the world has even more reason to keep hospital beds open at the moment because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Any way that we can prevent any kind of respiratory illness is important,” said Patricia Sung, manager of infection prevention at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. “Even under normal circumstances, it’s pretty important to get the flu shot.”
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LCHS Graduate Recalls Recent Stint With Alex Trebek, ‘Jeopardy!’

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Former La Cañada High School graduate Christina Tang-Bernas recently debuted on “Jeopardy!” with longtime game show host Alex Trebek, who died on Sunday.

As “Jeopardy!” fans around the world mourned the loss of the show’s longtime host Alex Trebek this week, La Cañada High School alumna Christina Tang-Bernas felt a particularly strange pang.
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Kiwanis Club Installs Officers and Directors

The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada recently held its 71st annual installation via Zoom in celebration of incoming 2020-21 officers and directors, as the gavel was virtually passed to new President Dennis Fors from Immediate Past President Michael Freed.
Club board member Michael Leininger served as master of ceremonies at an event attended by nearly 50 members and guests at which past officers and directors were congratulated for their work.
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Allen Lund Co. Provides Scholarship for Local Veteran

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Allen Lund Co. President Eddie Lund congratulates Maj. Jennifer Burghdorf, who received a scholarship from the company to participate in Leadership Pasadena’s development program.

Continuing its long history of supporting the country’s military veterans, the Allen Lund Co. is providing U.S. Air Force Maj. Jennifer Burghdorf a scholarship to participate in Leadership Pasadena’s comprehensive six-month community leadership development program.
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Kiwanis Donations Help Feed the Hungry

Ngy Si, owner of the Golden Donut Place, donates some of his doughnuts to Sydni Taylor, president of La Cañada/La Crescenta-AM Kiwanis.

For more than 30 years the La Cañada/La Crescenta-AM Chapter of Kiwanis has helped deliver food seven days a week to organizations that help those in need.
Through the generosity of food donations from Ralphs grocery stores in LCF and La Crescenta, individuals and families in the surrounding communities have been able to have a meal when they otherwise might have gone hungry.
Ngy Si, owner of the Golden Donut Place, at 504 Foothill Blvd. in LCF has contributed his donuts three times a week for the last 10 years to the Kiwanis organization. “I am proud to help those less fortunate,” said Si.
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