CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2010 |
Much ado is made over roses in Pasadena, home to the world-famous Rose Queen and court. But, the winter-blooming camellia, currently at its seasonal peak, bears its own royal history in the area. The flower's regal tradition dates back more than 50 years to La Cañada Flintridge's Descanso Gardens, which boasts North America's largest camellia collection. Founder E. Manchester Boddy planted the first camellias in 1935 and built the collection throughout the 1940s by acquiring camellias locally and overseas.
November 28, 2009
Leaving Little Tokyo Re "Light at end of tunnel for Little Tokyo?" Nov. 22 There is no future for Little Tokyo because of me and my peers. I am a third generation American of Japanese descent. After World War II and into the early 1980s, Little Tokyo was the hub of the Japanese American community. Savvy businessmen and investors then started building Japanese supermarkets and restaurants outside of Little Tokyo, with easy access, free parking and no panhandlers.
November 15, 2009 |
After La Canada High's football team defeated host South Pasadena, 39-20, Friday night, the Spartans returned to their locker room and switched into their home jerseys. They had more football to play. A short time later, La Canada faced Temple City on the same field in an overtime-style playoff for the Rio Hondo League's third and final postseason berth. The Spartans won that too, 15-14, when quarterback Rocky Moore connected with Michael Arkfeld on a two-point conversion on the third overtime possession.
October 12, 2009
Re "The gloss is off the magazine industry," Oct. 6 How sad to read that Gourmet magazine was pruned by its parent company, Conde Nast. In the current corporate model, when a division or product line struggles, instead of rallying the business acumen needed to fix it, the company lops off that division or product. In doing so, it fails its employees; it fails its customers; it fails the history and tradition of the products we use; it fails to shepherd excellence. Conglomerate giants, with their witless slash-and-burn methods, have proved themselves too big not to fail.
September 27, 2009 |
The crowd wanted overtime. So did the players and coaches. It didn't matter. Arcadia High's nonleague football game against Temple City ended in a 28-28 tie Friday night after officials informed the coaches that there would be no extra period. That's not all they said, according to Temple City Coach Anthony White . As the officials left the field, White said Saturday, one said "something to the effect of, 'We don't get paid overtime, so we're not going to play overtime.
September 27, 2009
Re: " 'Strategic' defaults on loans increase," Sept. 20: It is very saddening to hear that people who intentionally abandon their mortgages have an almost perfect credit score when it comes to applying for a loan or another mortgage. It just shows how unjust the credit system really is. Most people in the U.S. are often denied a loan or mortgage due to simple things like a DVD that was returned late or a $50 cellphone bill that was overlooked. Yet people who choose to cheat the system are allowed to borrow more money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2009 |
Hundreds of delegates from Los Angeles-area religious, labor and community organizations gathered Sunday at Wilshire Boulevard Temple to propose that federal stimulus funds go toward helping homeowners avoid foreclosure and improving job training programs. The two-hour assembly organized by One LA-IAF, a network of congregations, schools, unions and other groups, was designed to press local political leaders to spend the federal money on issues that the organization considers the most pressing.