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June 9, 2000
Judy Seckler EDISON ELEMENTARY -- Edison Elementary School gave 82 sixth-graders a taste of the great outdoors on an educational field trip to Catalina Island's Camp White's Landing. For many students, it was their first time away from home. The journey lasted from May 31 to June 2. Students were kept busy with such activities as songs around the campfire, a nighttime astronomy hike, visiting fish andsnorkeling in wet suits. They kept journals of their time on the island.
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May 18, 2007
  Two high adventure crews from Boy Scout Troop 303 of La Crescenta backpacked the length of Catalina Island during their spring break. The excursion took place prior to the recent fires. The scouts, ranging in age from 13 to 17, hiked 24 miles from Two Harbors to Avalon over a three-day period. Along the way, they skirted herds of buffalo, dined on buffalo burgers at the Airport In The Sky and traversed the interior of the island. The scouts camped at the island’s Little Harbor and Black Jack campgrounds.
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April 11, 2008
In the spirit of the Glendale Unified School District-wide program Focus on Writing, the Valley Sun has invited all students to write about any school-related subject, anything from school trips to what they like about their school to what it is like to enter middle and high school. The stories may be edited and pictures are welcomed. Send to Mary.Okeefe@latimes.com.   The trip to Catalina was both invigorating and surreal. I was with my friends, and we were doing activities that were not only awesomely fun but educationally fun, too. We did many things: snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, rock-wall climbing, gardening and composting, and tide-pool investigations.
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January 21, 2003
Domino's Pizza in La Crescenta will host a pizza night next week to help Rosemont Middle School beef up its music program. The pizza night will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Domino's Pizza, 2712 Foothill Blvd. The event is open to the public. People who purchase pizzas and want donations to go to Rosemont must say so when ordering their food. Domino's will donate $1 per order to Rosemont, which would use funds to support its orchestra and choir.
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August 4, 2006
Spencer Nels Roberg, the son of Cindy and Carl Roberg, was born in Glendale on Dec. 12, 1988. He has two older brothers, Brandon and Kendall, both of whom are Eagle Scouts. Spencer also has an older sister, Stacy. He has lived his entire life in La Crescenta. He is currently a junior at Crescenta Valley High School, where he is a member of the Men's A'Cappela Choir. He started his scouting career as a member of Cub Scout Pack 310 at Lincoln Elementary School. He earned the Arrow of Light Award, the highest award in the Cub Scouts.
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July 27, 2007
A life-changing experience at a Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA camp set Mark Blair on a journey halfway around the world ? from Catalina Island to the central Asian nation of Kazakhstan. Blair, a 1973 graduate of Crescenta Valley High School, is a Christian missionary in Kazakhstan with wife Dayna. He will talk of his work during services this Sunday, July 29 while preaching at all three of La Cañada Presbyterian Church's worship services at 7:55, 9:25 and 10:55 a.m. Blair says his spiritual journey began while he was in high school, when he attended a summer camp on Catalina Island.
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July 3, 2000
Jenna Bordelon DOWNTOWN -- When Cy Battison wanted to wake up the kids at Camp Fox on Catalina Island, he knew how to get their attention. Every morning for 30 years, Battison would boom over the public address system: "Good morning, fellow Catalina campers... It is now time to get out of those warm little beds, open up those sleepy little eyes, wash those dirty hands and faces, comb that matted hair and brush those teeth before they rot and fall out..
NEWS
July 16, 2004
Ethel Marguerite Mannatt, born July 20, 1911, passed away Friday, July 9, at the age of 92. Ethel was born in Mexico City where her father worked for the railroad. She was raised locally in Highland Park where she met her husband, Frank, at St. Ignatius parish. She worked as a beautician until she and Frank married in 1940. The couple moved to La Crescenta in 1947 where they raised their family. She and Frank were married 53 years up until his death in 1993. Ethel was a founding member of St. James the Less Catholic Church in La Crescenta where she served two terms as president of the Women's Club.
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August 16, 2003
Golf tournament helps send kids to camp The YMCA of Glendale provides scholarships for about 300 youths from Southern California to attend Camp Fox on Catalina Island. In order to raise $40,000 to provide scholarships to help young people who need direction, but who can't afford to go to Camp Fox, the YMCA is hosting its ninth annual "Kids to Camp" Golf Classic fund-raiser at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale on Aug. 25. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The golf tournament, which is presented in association with the Glendale Motor Car Dealers, includes 18 holes of golf, prizes, lunch and dinner, a putting contest, and a shot at a three-hole "horse race" playoff.
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By Ron Kaye | May 20, 2011
Nobody was ever delusional enough to think Arnold Schwarzenegger was some kind of saint, but the disclosure of his love child with his housekeeper and how she remained part of the family household for a decade shatters what little was left of his public image after the pathetic end of his political career. Incredibly, there are people who thought of Osama bin Laden as some kind of holy man, an apostle of moral righteousness, and not the fanatical murderer he was. It turns out he not only was shacked up in secluded luxury with three wives, but the owner of a vast collection of pornography — fuhsha in Arabic — to keep things lively.
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March 23, 2011
Arnold Giesbret On March 17, 2011, Dr. Arnold Giesbret, 85, passed away peacefully at home.  He was born June 11, 1925 in Dermanke [Kiev], Russia.  The Russian revolution eventually drove his parents, Elfrieda and Karl Giesbrecht, to bribe their way out of Russia with he and his brother Richard.  They immigrated to Winnipeg, Canada in late 1929 [a sister and brother died earlier].  In his early years, Arnold worked on relative’s farms, in his father’s foundry and excelled at scholastics.  He attended Luxton Public School and St. Johns High School.  He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.Sc.
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By Michael J. Arvizu, michael.arvizu@latimes.com | June 29, 2010
At Glendale YMCA's annual summer day camp, summer means getting out of the house and hitting the park on Fridays or going to Raging Waters, the Santa Monica Pier, El Capitan and Universal Studios on Wednesdays, in addition to activities at the campus. "Our camp is three days indoor, two days outdoor," said camp Director Saleh Saleh. "It's a different environment. They get to actually be here and do what they want to do. Being in school all year, some of these kids don't come to the parks often.
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By Mary O’Keefe | February 13, 2009
Montrose Search and Rescue team members Capt. Janet Henderson, Lynda Daniels and Mike Leum responded to a call on Feb. 5 for help in searching for a missing aircraft, its pilot and two passengers. The Montrose team was among the search and rescue teams that found the bodies on a Catalina Island mountaintop the morning of Feb. 6. Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has identified the victims as pilot Mark Hogland, 48, from Dana Point, and his passengers Marshall D. Goldberg, 39, from Lithia, Fla. and Amy Marie Judd, 25, from Boise, Idaho.
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By Anahid Yahjian | December 10, 2008
In 1989, Sam Engel was interviewed to be the city’s first Neighborhood Services administrator. Two hours after getting hired, he left his post at the city of Covina and rolled his sleeves up in 100-degree heat for a committee meeting at John Muir Elementary School. Nineteen years later, Engel hasn’t slowed down — on land, at least. Up until having to sell his boat a year and a half ago, Engel took breaks from his fast-paced career by sailing.   How long did you sail before selling your boat?
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By KATHERINE YAMADA | September 12, 2008
Ralph Walroth was one of the first campers at Camp Fox, the YMCA camp on Catalina Island, which opened in the late 1920s. ?I doubt rather strongly that there are any people still in Glendale who experienced life at Camp Fox before me,? Walroth said. Walroth, who grew up on Santa Anita Avenue in Burbank and graduated from Burbank High School in 1933, has great memories of his time at Catalina, courtesy of both the Glendale and Burbank YMCAs. ?Since Burbank was small, we had no YMCA building, just an office over a drug store on Olive Avenue and San Fernando Road,?
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By Maddison Hardin Special to the Valley Sun | April 18, 2008
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April 11, 2008
In the spirit of the Glendale Unified School District-wide program Focus on Writing, the Valley Sun has invited all students to write about any school-related subject, anything from school trips to what they like about their school to what it is like to enter middle and high school. The stories may be edited and pictures are welcomed. Send to Mary.Okeefe@latimes.com.   The trip to Catalina was both invigorating and surreal. I was with my friends, and we were doing activities that were not only awesomely fun but educationally fun, too. We did many things: snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, rock-wall climbing, gardening and composting, and tide-pool investigations.
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By Ruth Longoria | February 29, 2008
La Cañada resident Barbara Potter recalls taking the ?big white boat? to Catalina Island when she was a child. It was a great family memory, she said, adding she enjoyed seeing the ?flying fish? jumping out of the water. Potter, 57, will be reliving that memory soon as the winner of a free drawing for attendees at last Saturday night?s Kiwanis Club of La Cañada Travelogue series film ?Hollywood?s Magical Isle ? Catalina.? Potter won a trip for her and one guest to spend a night on the island, as well as a van tour of the island for her and up to four guests.
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