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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • U.S. Forest Service rejects firefighting aircraft study

    U.S. Forest Service rejects firefighting aircraft study
    The U.S. Forest Service is dismissing a study it commissioned that recommends a major overhaul in its approach to fighting wildfires, suggesting swapping out expensive retardant-dropping air tankers in favor of less costly water-scooping planes.
  • Around Town: Opening a window on 1940

    La Cañada Flintridge has finally arrived: We are listed in the free online index search of the 1940 United States Federal Census. On April 2, microfilms of the 1940 census sheets were released by the National Archives and Records Administration. The 1940...

    Around Town: It's almost Christmas: Have a cocktail

    Christmas arrived, suddenly, on the day after Thanksgiving. Over at Trader Joe’s, the entrance display included hundreds of fresh wreaths and garlands. The holidays are back, and so are cocktails. My personal repertoire consists of only three. They...

    Leonard Finch, Anita Monson

    Leonard J. Finch Jr. Leonard J. Finch Jr., a former president of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce, died July 1 at the age of 96. Born July 5, 1914 in Pasadena, Finch graduated from Hollywood High School, Los Angeles Junior College and USC'...

    Take flight to an air and space museum

    Take flight to an air and space museum
    People with a fondness for airplanes can find a lot to like when they visit Southern California, where there are plenty of opportunities to see historic aircraft up-close and personal. In some cases, they'll see a lot more than just aircraft. If you...