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American Red Cross

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  • Slow recovery for Sport Chalet burn victims

    Slow recovery for Sport Chalet burn victims
    Nearly two weeks after a gas explosion rocked the La Cañada Flintridge Sport Chalet store, two employees who sustained severe burns in the incident find themselves in a slow recovery. Lauren Polzin, a 27-year-old who led the store's scuba department,...
  • Blood drive benefits Sport Chalet burn victims

    Blood drive benefits Sport Chalet burn victims
    Friends, family and co-workers of the two Sport Chalet employees who were severely burned in an explosion at the La Cañada Flintridge store earlier this month donated 64 pints of blood on Tuesday. The blood-drive event, held inside Sport Chalet's...
  • The Valley Line: Thursday Club looks to both past and future

    The Valley Line: Thursday Club looks to both past and future
    The bands have marched by, the music has faded and the fireworks are but a memory. It was another momentous Fiesta Days for La Cañada Flintridge. I hope you joined some of the many activities that occurred over the weekend. I really loved the fireworks...
  • Stations compete to donate blood on Wednesday

    Stations compete to donate blood on Wednesday
    The Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station will compete with other authorities on Wednesday to donate the most blood. American Red Cross is aiming to collect from 5,500 donors in Southern California. A mobile Red Cross vehicle will be parked at the...
  • Police and fire departments compete to collect blood

    Police and fire departments compete to collect blood
    Deputies and residents donated blood Wednesday in a regional "Battle of the Badges" competition. A Red Cross mobile station parked outside of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station collected blood from more than 20 people, said Deputy Jorge Valdivia....
  • La Cañada History: Wand children featured in Valley Sun for 1963 Valentine's Day

    La Cañada History: Wand children featured in Valley Sun for 1963 Valentine's Day
    Ten Years Ago La Cañada Flintridge resident Bernice Hardman celebrated her 100th birthday with a number of parties, large and small, around town. Asked for any longevity secrets she might pass along, she said she had none. But she also mentioned that...
  • La Cañada History: 4-H club starts at St. George's Episcopal Church

    La Cañada History: 4-H club starts at St. George's Episcopal Church
    Ten Years Ago A memorial tribute was held at La Cañada Presbyterian Church for John Kelsey, the retired choral director at La Cañada High who died at the age of 64 after a nine-month battle with cancer. Kelsey, who joined the local high school’s...
  • National Charity League sponsors blood drive

    National Charity League sponsors blood drive
    A Glendale organization that has several La Cañada Flintridge members is hosting a blood drive at Verdugo Hills Hospital this weekend. The local chapter of the National Charity League will sponsor an American Red Cross drive on Sunday, July 7 from 9 a....
  • Students raise their red hands

    Students raise their red hands
    La Cañada High School students were caught red-handed on campus Friday. It was all for Red Hand Day, a worldwide event commemorated annually on Feb. 12 with public acts that promote awareness about the use of child soldiers around the world. To mark the...
  • Verdugo Hills Hospital Board gets new chairman

    Verdugo Hills Hospital recently announced the appointment of Charles W. Mason as chairman of the hospital board. “As a member of the VHH Board of Directors for the past seven years, I have learned a great deal about what it takes to run Verdugo...
  • Betty F. Almassy

    Former longtime La Cañada resident Betty F. Almassy died Feb.27 at the age of 91. She came to California at the age of 2 and was raised in Glendale, graduating from Hoover High School in 1937. She attended Glendale College for two years and then...
  • Piece of Mind: La Cañada rallies behind Japan

    La Cañadans this week joined people across the world watching the news out of Japan, where Friday’s 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami set the country up for a possible nuclear meltdown of disastrous proportions. No sooner had word of the massive...