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Over at the Frontrunner at Santa Anita Park, we were all rooting for Goldencents. His jockey, Kevin Krigger, and trainer, Doug O'Neill, are local favorites. It was raining at Churchill Downs. We could see the rain on the big screen. The track was muddy....
On Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m., Palm Crest Elementary School will host a science fair in its multi-purpose room. The purpose of a science project is “to find out something that you didn’t know before.” When the notice went out parents all...
I've had a blast working on “In the Shadow of Greatness,” a nonprofit book co-written by U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2002. Required disclaimer: I am one of 33 contributors to the book. My activities are all pro bono. The authors and editors...
This post has been updated. See note below. Right after Yom Kippur, we headed to our country's Naval Academy on a red-eye flight, or, as Virgin America puts it, “a midnight journey.” The stars were bright as we crossed the country. The...
La Cañada Flintridge resident Andrew Torres was a member of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2002, which was preparing for a military career when the 9/11 terror strikes occurred. Many of his classmates went on to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan....
Tags: Cancer, Book, Liver Cancer, September 11, 2001 Attacks
When the young editors of “In the Shadow of Greatness” (Naval Institute Press 2012) asked me to help with their October California book tour, I was happy to help. I am one of 33 contributors to the book, a collection of first-hand accounts...
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The election is over, but the campaign has just begun. La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board members Susan Boyd, Scott Tracy and Joel Peterson face the following assignment: What will they do with newly-elected members Ellen Multari and Andrew...
In a recent column, Joe Puglia asks, “Are we too sensitive?” (“Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Sensitivity and Gabrielle Leko,” Nov. 24) He argues that “Brother Cyprian, my freshman English teacher, was a cross between Genghis Khan...
Some of my friends don't understand why I signed up for the Camp Pendleton Mud Run. My husband did not sign up. Our daughter did not sign up. Some days, I have trouble remembering why I signed up. The Marines describe the "world-famous" mud run as "a...
In 2004, our son, 2nd. Lt. Andrew Torres, USMC, died of cancer. He was 23 years old. Andrew was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy (Class of 2002), a Marine and a fine person. In the hours before his death, he asked us, his family and friends,...
Attention, high-school juniors: The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., is now accepting applications for its annual Summer Seminar. Summer Seminar is an action-packed six-day program that exposes high-school students to life at the Naval...
In the midst of La Cañada’s up-and-down summer school programs (See Valley Sun, 1/12/2011, “Summer-school class hour measure tabled” and 1/27/2011, “Foundation continues with summer school program”), there’s another...
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