The Early Edition – La Cañada Valley Sun

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Jacquie Townsend, left, and Jody Platisa, members of the La Canada Thursday Club, prepare pink bows in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Thursday club will host a Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon on Oct. 15. (Megan O'Neil/Valley Sun)

Jacquie Townsend, left, and Jody Platisa, members of the La Canada Thursday Club, prepare pink bows in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Thursday club will host a Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon on Oct. 15. (Megan O'Neil/Valley Sun)

Seeing pink
On Oct. 18, 2001, La Cañada resident Suzanne Tutt was both excited and nervous. She was preparing to conduct her first meeting as president of the La Cañada Thursday Club. Then, at 10 a.m. she got a call from her doctor telling her that a mammogram exam indicated that she had breast cancer. The anxiety, she said, was terrible.

Candidates talk budget, revenue streams
The La Cañada Unified School District’s looming budget deficit took center stage Tuesday night at the Governing Board candidates forum with the incumbents arguing that the district has been well managed and the challengers calling for alternative streams of revenue.

Green family still champions organ gifts
On a fall evening in 1994, Eleanor Green was tucked in the back seat of a rental car with her 7-year-old brother, Nicholas. The siblings were on vacation with their parents, Reg and Maggie Green, touring southern Italy.

School board candidates to be spotlighted
As the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board race heats up, voters will have the opportunity to meet with and pose questions to the six competing candidates at two upcoming candidates forums.

Spartans, Tologs turn in big days
At the 42nd running of the annual Barnes/Staub Invitational cross-country meet on Saturday at Crescenta Valley Park, for two of the top girls’ programs in the area the day served to reaffirm their positions as hopeful division powerhouses.

This is serious business
No sooner had we seen the bright orange flames of the Station fire crest over the San Gabriels in late August than we veteran Southlanders began chattering about the potential for mudslides and debris flow we’d endure during the next rainstorm.

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Written by Times Community News

October 8, 2009 at 10:59 am

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