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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...
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. A Rand...
Tags: Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times
La Caņada 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...
Tags: U.S. Army
When I worked for Wilbur F. “Bill” Littlefield, the head public defender for L.A. County, we never discussed the war. The war, his war, was World War II. Bill Littlefield had been a member of an elite intelligence unit that operated behind...
On a sunny Monday, hundreds of La Caņada Flintridge residents braved 80-degree heat to take in the colorful Fiesta Days parade after honoring La Caņada's fallen members of the military at a somber Memorial Day service. Residents turned out to line...
For the first time I am revealing to friends that I am a maquisard. They are amazed. During the German occupation of France in World War II, the maquisards, some of them very young, earned a reputation as implacable resistance fighters. They took...
Tags: Forestry and Timber, France
This week La Caņada Flintridge residents remembered former La Caņada Unified School Board member Dave Herrman for his dedication to local youth and charitable causes. Herrman, who was 88, died on March 27. Herrman, who worked at Jet Propulsion...
Valentine's Day is coming in a few days, and I'm cruising the stores in La Caņada, looking for appropriate cards for my valentine. While I thumb through the selection of large, heart-shaped cards, I think about the girls in my youth I considered to be my...
Tags: Dance, Harry James, Music, Entertainment Events, Music
Carlos Moorhead's death last week marked the end of an era. Amiable and gracious, as a congressman, Moorhead always was concerned with the welfare of his constituents. He was the epitome of across-the-aisle mediation and reconciliation. He looked for...
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...
If there is a more beautiful city in California than Santa Barbara, we have yet to find it. Broad beaches are set against lush vegetation and a hilly landscape that is nestled just in front of the picturesque Santa Ynez Mountains. An abundance of...
On our last day at the Marines’ Memorial Club in San Francisco, I glanced at the posted “Today’s Events” sheet inside of the elevator and was shocked to see a reference to a reception for the “Flintridge Assistance League.&...
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