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  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: The Christmas truce

    Only through a poet’s verse do we understand what happened the first Christmas night. John Milton’s poem, “The Hymn,” paints a picture of what must have been. “… No war, or battle's sound, was heard the world around;¿...
  • Senior Living Q & A: Making Christmas special for mom

    Q. I’m concerned about how to involve my mom in the holiday festivities without overwhelming her. Do you have any suggestions? Try to include her in some holiday preparations. Give her something to do that is within her abilities and that will make...
  • The Valley Line: Ringing it in with a Dickens Dinner

    The Valley Line: Ringing it in with a Dickens Dinner
    Santa, that man who wears a red suit and carries a bag chock-full of toys, is getting ready for his yearly mad dash around the world in just two days. My grandchildren are very excited. They wrote their letters to him weeks ago and are hoping that they...
  • Piece of Mind: Hard questions, disappointing answers

    What reading material is on your bedside table this December week? I’d like to be able to recommend a recent release that came into my hands the other day, but it’s a real snooze. The 80-page report issued by the United States Government...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Rescuing Charlie

    Two weeks have lapsed since Charlie Kamar was whisked away to undergo sensitivity training in Madison, Wisc. Remember? Charlie was greeting his customers with a hearty “Merry Christmas!” Someone was offended and complained to the political...
  • Businesses get the gift of sales

    Businesses get the gift of sales
    The gift of strong sales came to La Cañada Flintridge’s business community this holiday season, as several local businesses reported sales that matched or exceeded last year’s. While lines testified to customers from across the Southland...
  • The Valley Line: Dancing their way home for Christmas

    The Valley Line: Dancing their way home for Christmas
    I hope you had memorable holiday celebrations. I certainly did, as we celebrated with my sister, Nubby (don’t ask — the explanation is too long), at her home in San Clemente. It was a stunning day, with the islands of Catalina and San Clemente...
  • Devout mark start of Lent

    Christians crowded into local churches Wednesday, joining their counterparts around the world to mark the start of Lent with the traditional application of ashes to the forehead. The 40-day Lenten season is regarded by Roman Catholics and others as...
  • Taking a great chance on Chance

    We got our new dog, Chance, from the pound when we lost our other dog to age. We went to the county animal control shelter in Downey. When we got there at 4:30 p.m. they said there was one dog in the back that no one had visited for 12 days. We went...
  • Lofgren to perform at Jax

    Lofgren to perform at Jax
    Bruce Lofgren is a stone jazz cat. His guitar sidles along at a decidedly hep angle, with a warm, sensual tone and a strategically relaxed plan of attack, one that allows him to pull the listener in and really communicate some purely emotional psychic...
  • Southland may experience record high Christmas temperatures

    Christmas just might bring record high temperatures to the Southland, the Los Angeles Times reports. It's so warm and dry that forecasters have issued a red flag fire warning through Thursday evening for much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The...
  • Krampus Rumpus spices up the season

    Krampus Rumpus spices up the season
    It can get a lot worse than a lump of coal in your stocking. According to Germanic folklore, old St. Nick has a demonic sidekick named Krampus whose job is to punish all the children who were naughty this year. When he's not spanking children, he's...