Carefree and innocent childhoods are sometimes unfortunately interrupted by natural disasters, accidents, and other unusual circumstances that require parents to provide an extra measure of reassurance and security for their children.
Children are observant and impressionable, and they rely on their parents to make sense out of occurrences that are frightening or that they’ve never been exposed to previously. Continue reading “Reassure Kids in Disasters, Part 2”
Not by any stretch of the imagination is Joyce Davison a horse person. “I’m honestly afraid of them; one ran away with me when I was in college,” she said.
And yet, since 1981 the La Cañada Flintridge resident has dedicated herself to a local riding club. Continue reading “Saddling Up to Make Progress in Their Disabilities”
Voters in California’s primary election Tuesday decided that Anthony Portantino’s campaign for the state Senate seat in the 25th district will extend into November. The La Cañada Flintridge resident will face off against Michael Antonovich, who will term out of his post as Los Angeles County 5th District supervisor this year. Continue reading “Portantino Gains Senate Runoff; Two Others Fall”
DJ Kurs didn’t fathom that his theater company’s reinvention of “Spring Awakening” would outlive its initial run in the intimate, 99-seat venue of Inner-City Arts’ Rosenthal Theater. Continue reading “‘Awakening’ to Tony Award Success”
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a temporary moratorium on any permits issued for the Sport Chalet store — the only such soon-to-be-vacant facility in the city that fits the bill as an establishment with a gross floor area greater than 10,000 square feet. Sport Chalet is 45,000 square feet. Continue reading “City Considers Use of Sport Chalet Space”
A bear spotted on the streets of La Cañada Flintridge wound up in a tree on Jarvis Avenue for several hours Wednesday, and was still there as of press time.
At 4:30 p.m., the official Twitter account of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife reported: “[Helicopters] left and she almost came down. [Helicopters] came back and bear settled down. Still in the tree. Long night ahead.” Continue reading “Bear in Tree Captures Local Attention”
It was a pizza party for the ages last week at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge.
Wendy Hobson starred as friends and fellow bridge players gathered around on June 2 to celebrate her 100th birthday. Continue reading “100th Birthday Celebrated With Pizza Party”
After more than 90 hours at the negotiating table, representatives from the La Cañada Unified School District and the La Cañada Teachers Association reached an agreement last week that will boost the pay of the district’s teachers. Continue reading “Teachers, District Reach Accord on Salary Levels”
For an hour and a half Monday, La Cañada Flintridge took a break from its annual four-day-long fiesta to mark the most solemn of holidays with song and speech in tribute to American service members lost in the nation’s wars. Continue reading “Festivities and Solemnity at LCF’s Fiesta Days”
When my three daughters were young, we occasionally reviewed the “Family Fire Escape Plan.” The girls each had easy-to-open windows in their bedrooms, which were on the ground floor. The simple plan consisted of “Open your window, jump out and we’ll meet on the backyard grass.” Earthquakes were similar: Gather on the stairs under the steel beam (the one the engineer/architect said was “strong enough to hold up a parking structure”). Continue reading “Helping Children Cope With Disaster, Part 1”