| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Local synagogues and centers will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, next week.
The celebration, from Sept. 4 through 6, marks the beginning of the High Holy Days. Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, begins on the evening of Friday, Sept....
| Sep 7, 2012
| 7:05 PM
The Jewish High Holidays begin next week with the sound of the Shofar, or ram's horn. Rosh Hashana begins on the evening of Sept. 16. There will be dinners and celebrations. Family gatherings.
The holiday concludes 10 days later on Yom Kippur, a day of...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 6:54 PM
Thursday at sunset signified the start of Ramadan. During this month, observing Muslims around the world fast by abstaining from food and drink from dawn to sunset. Fasting in Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islamic faith, along with belief in the...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 5:13 PM
In hopes of demonstrating how similar the values are that are shared by Muslims and non-Muslims, the Islamic Congregation of La Caņada Flintridge again will host an interfaith Ramadan potluck dinner.
The event will be held Friday, July 27, at the...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Officers of the La Caņada High School Kiwanis Builders Club recently joined members of the Noon Club to report on recent charitable activities.
The students collected nearly 300 pounds of canned food items during its Thanksgiving Food Drive to help stock...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Oh my, just five more days and it will be Christmas Day. I can hardly believe that it is almost here. Except for a few sundry items, my shopping is done! Of course, I still have to do the work of wrapping the surprises.
Yes, the community is abuzz with...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 7:08 PM
Mrs. Testa was an old curmudgeon. She lived alone on the fifth floor of my building; rarely did she leave her apartment. It was rumored that she once was a beautiful countess in Milano. She may have been; I know she was very wealthy. It was sad that no...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:23 PM
Poof, in a blink of an eye Santa and his magical day has evaporated. Of course the toys that he brought will be played with each day throughout the year.
The little children in my family were bedazzled as they placed the cookies they had baked from their...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 11:05 AM
On Saturday night, Dec. 1, the historic La Caņada Thursday Club House on Woodleigh Lane, built in 1927, was aglow with the soft light of candles and festive good cheer.
Members and guests were celebrating the club's 100th anniversary with a beautiful...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Hanukkah is here. Christmas is coming. The cross-cultural lights are lit at Memorial Park. In this red-state-blue-state, micromarketing era of niche demographics, it's good to recognize common values.
One song we have in common is “Ma'or Tzur,&...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:07 PM
Our burg is looking so festive, with twinkling lights of all colors etching houses and trees. It is such a lovely time of year as community dwellers celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas.
Along with the glitter are people coming together to celebrate the...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 7:47 PM
The scent, spirit and foliage of the holidays came early to the Crescenta-Caņada Family YMCA this year, with the Nov. 30 opening of the Y’s Christmas tree lot. Proceeds from the sales of trees and lawn ornaments will benefit the Y’s Youth...