The goal is to provide a comfortable experience discussing a topic that no one would normally consider comfortable. Continue reading “Suicide Prevention Conference Sept. 10”
Los Angeles Sheriff’s homicide detectives recovered a silver Honda CRV connected to Kimberly Blum, a 47-year-old La Cañada High School graduate, on Aug. 23. She has been missing since June 5, 2014. Continue reading “Car, Remains Point to Missing LCHS Grad”
It’s a Sunday morning in August and the Robinson Park Recreation Center on North Fair Oaks Avenue is bustling with activity. Inside the facility’s gymnasium and community room, which have been temporarily outfitted with barber chairs, hundreds of young children start their final day of summer by receiving free haircuts and backpacks filled with school supplies. Known as the Michael Bryant Free Haircut and Back-to-School Event, the program seeks to prepare underserved Pasadena Unified School District students — both academically and physically — for a new year of classes. Continue reading “Local Bookstore Helps in Backpack Drive”
The second batch of online testing results released this week again placed La Cañada Unified School District’s students among the best-scoring in the state.
The annual California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress system ranked LCUSD’s 5th-, 6th- and 8th-graders tops in the state in English language arts/literacy, while its 6th-graders also rated first in math, according to mean scale score performance data reported by Lindi Dreibelbis, chief director of assessment.
Continue reading “LCUSD Among Best in State Assessment Tests”
Rick Remender has a habit of quitting other people’s dream jobs because he just can’t give up on his own designs. Continue reading “Comic-Book Fantasy Nears TV Reality”
It’s a Saturday morning tradition the comedian Jerry Seinfeld would toast to: His recent project, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” has Seinfeld — yes, you’ve got it — going out for coffee with other comedians in vintage cars. Continue reading “Local Early Rodders Are Comrades in Cars”
Water use in the local service area last month was down 16% compared with usage levels during July 2013 and 2014, but usage rose by 25% compared with last June, when mandatory conservation requirements were in place and local water suppliers were tasked with cutting back by as much as 36%. Continue reading “Local Water Conservation Slows”
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La Cañada High School is well-regarded for many things: academics, choral arts, speech and debate. Football isn’t one of them. Continue reading “New Look, Fresh Start for LCHS Football”
The state has gotten serious about curbing absenteeism, creating a new accountability system to replace the former Academic Performance Index. The new system will include factors ranging from assessment results to graduation rates and, yes, chronic absenteeism, which is defined as a student being absent for 10% or more of the school year. Continue reading “New Attendance Policy Limits Make-Up Work”
Though the conversation centered on the delicate topic of race relations, the dialogue Sunday remained respectful and orderly — or, as guest speaker Harlan Redmond put it, they “kept it Presbyterian.” Continue reading “In Discussion on Race, a Plea for Understanding”