La Cañada High School’s Susan Moore was included this week among the 22 speech and debate coaches to be named winners of the Diamond Coach Award by the National Speech & Debate Association.
Dr. Andrew John “Drew” Meyer, who served as La Cañada High School’s principal from 1986-89, passed away surrounded by his family on Oct. 29. He was 72.
Meyer, who also served as president of the La Cañada Kiwanis Club in 1992-93, had been in failing health for more than a year and entered into the critical stage of illness six months ago, according to his son. He was a resident of Idaho Falls, Idaho.
After serving as LCHS principal, Meyer served as assistant superintendent of business in the La Cañada Unified School District from 1989-94. He then moved to become superintendent of San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District.
Continue reading “Obituary: Dr. Drew Meyer”
Even before the first of two scheduled public hearings about the proposed Sagebrush territory transfer took place Wednesday evening at the La Cañada Unified School District, representatives on both sides of the matter dug in.
The LCUSD Governing Board on Monday voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to redistrict. Continue reading “Both Districts Resolute Before Sagebrush Hearings”
City Councilman Dave Spence recalls the day, a couple of decades ago, when he took his teenage nephew visiting from Florida on a hike up Cherry Canyon: “We were walking up this trail at 7 in the morning, and about five or six deer were on top of this hill up here. My nephew said, ‘Uncle Dave! I thought we were in Los Angeles!’ Continue reading “Historic Hike with the Mayor”
The day after the third and final presidential debate last week, the co-presidents of La Cañada High School’s elite speech and debate team took time from their busy teenage lives to critique the arguments made by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Continue reading “LCHS Students Critique Debate”
A couple of small children nodded shyly when Lisa Dutton asked if they were scared, so she asked them to think of their favorite superhero. Then she instructed them to stand tall, as that character would — the way she was, with hands on hips and back arched. Continue reading “Hunt for Demon Outlaw Brings Hundreds to CV Sheriff’s Station”
Pumpkins are popping up on porches, football games are becoming regular weekend fare, trees are hinting at tinting color, and the weather is beginning to de-sizzle. Fall is officially underway.
Whether the weather is cool or warm, a pleasant place for children to spend some “down time” — which they desperately need in their often overly scheduled week —- is in a calm art gallery. Continue reading “Add Quiet Art Museum to Weekend Activities List”
Spoiler alert: There aren’t any dancing teacups in Don Hahn’s documentary film, “The Gamble House.”
There is, however, careful attention paid to the purposeful way the light moves through the leaded art-glass windows, to the intimacy of the dining area, to the delightfully Edwardian office — and, most of all, to unpacking all the inspiring history belonging to the landmark Pasadena home. Continue reading “At Historic House, Hahn Took a Gamble on a Film”
For now, the latest campaign in a four-decade-long push to include the Sagebrush area in the La Cañada Unified School District will continue to inch forward. Continue reading “Sagebrush Petition Will Continue Forward, Judge Says”
It’s become an annual tradition: the La Cañada Educational Foundation delivering a huge check to its city’s school district. Continue reading “LCFEF Donates $2M to Schools”