The 46th annual Fiesta Days made history last weekend as rain struck the slice-of-Americana celebration — for the first time in about two decades — during a music and fireworks show but skipped the traditional memorial service and parade. Continue reading “City Parades Its Fiesta Days Spirit, Never Mind the Rain”
As has long been a cherished staple of life in La Cañada Flintridge, residents came together to celebrate their community with a multi-day party this past weekend for the 45th edition of Fiesta Days.
Together, neighbors enjoyed a host of activities, including fireworks, food, music and, on Memorial Day, thousands showed up to watch or participate in the colorful, patriotic parade.
But before that, as has been tradition since 1976, a couple hundred people took a pause from the festivities to pay tribute to sacrifices made by U.S. military personnel in the line of duty, including the 29 with LCF roots who died in combat and whose names adorn plaques in Memorial Park. Continue reading “LCF Commemorates Memorial Day With Fiesta, Tribute”
La Cañada Flintridge partied this past weekend, but it also paused to reflect.
For the 44th consecutive year, thousands got together in LCF for the annual four-day fiesta that culminated Monday morning with a somber memorial service followed by a lively, patriotic parade.
The Memorial Service honored not only the 29 LCF residents whose names are engraved on plaques at Memorial Park for having given their lives in military service, but all American service members, former and current, who have made great sacrifices on behalf of their fellow citizens. Continue reading “A Day of Remembrance and Festivities at LCF’s Fiesta Days”
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”
Ten years ago, amid the war veterans and public officials parading down Foothill Boulevard on Memorial Day was a local starlet on the verge of superstardom. She was the person whom Sofia Miera, then 5 years old, was there to see.
Miley Cyrus has been nearly impossible to miss since then, when she was best known as Hannah Montana, the character she played opposite her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, on the Disney Channel hit show. Continue reading “The Day Miley Cyrus Rode in LCF Parade”
Whenever he rides out of town, Frank Ruiz will be doing it in style.
After opening Paco’s Barber Shop in La Cañada Flintridge 57 years ago, Ruiz is trying to sell the establishment to another barber. As a thank-you — and perhaps a parting gift — for all he’s meant to the community, the good-natured, 83-year-old Air Force veteran has been named grand marshal of the 43rd Fiesta Days Parade, said Pat Anderson, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading “Barbershop Owner Named Grand Marshal for Fiesta Days”