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Former JPL mathematician Solomon Golomb dies at 83

Former JPL mathematician Solomon Golomb dies at 83

Solomon Golomb, a mathematician and engineering professor at USC who made key breakthroughs in digital signal design, died May 1 at his home in La Cañada Flintridge. He was 83. The cause was not disclosed. Golomb, who worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, developed systems for making digital...

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The Valley Line: Getting ready for Red Nose Day

I stopped by Walgreens in La Crescenta the other day to buy a red nose so I could get my "silly" on. What is that, you might ask? Today, May 26, is Red Nose Day, a fundraiser to make a difference for kids who need our help the most. My red nose cost $1. All the funds raised through the sale of...

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Organizations: Docent training slated for Lanterman House

Organizations: Docent training slated for Lanterman House

Training classes will be held this summer for individuals interested in becoming a docent at Lanterman House, La Cañada's historical museum. Docents will be given at least four training sessions in July and August. Topics covered will include the history of the Crescenta-Cañada Valley, the pioneering...

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La Cañada History: Third annual Fiesta Days Parade held

Ten Years Ago The La Cañada Kiwanis Club, gearing up for the seventh annual Greater Los Angeles Soap Box Derby to be held May 27, 2006, announced that instead of writing about the event, L.A. Times sports writers and local residents Sam Farmer and Bill Plaschke would be featured as celebrity racers....

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Education

  • La Cañada Unified reaches tentative deal with teachers on salary increase

    La Cañada Unified reaches tentative deal with teachers on salary increase

    The La Cañada Unified School District has reached a tentative agreement with its teachers union, agreeing to pay a 4.25% salary increase retroactive to the beginning of this school year that will be applied to a new salary schedule taking effect July 1. The restructured salary schedule in the tentative...

  • Meetings may add up to decision on math textbook

    La Cañada Unified School District's discussion in a May 10 meeting about potential adoption of the Common Core K-5 math textbook "Everyday Math" was a heated one, with parents weighing in against the book and questioning the openness of LCUSD's textbook selection process. Now, as an online petition...

  • La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation names new executive director

    La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation names new executive director

    A La Cañada resident with experience in corporate finance has been named the new executive director of the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation, it was announced Wednesday. Marilyn Yang will begin her new job in July, according to the announcement. She replaces Deborah Weirick, who earlier...

  • La Cañada Unified cafeteria prices scrutinized

    With the 2015-16 La Cañada School District cafeteria costs exceeding revenues, the school board on Tuesday heard a proposal to increase the cost of lunch for elementary school students to $3.50 per meal and the cost for middle and high school students to $4.50 per meal. In years prior the cafeteria...

  • La Cañada board, teachers remain at odds in contract negotiations

    La Cañada board, teachers remain at odds in contract negotiations

    Tension between the La Cañada Teachers Assn. and La Cañada Unified School District over contract negotiations continued to grow during last week's regular meeting of the district's governing board. Continuing a new, pre-meeting tradition that began in March, dozens of LCTA members stood at the...

Religion

In Theory: Can religious ceremonies work online?

The Church of Scotland will be looking into the possibility of conducting baptisms, Communion and other Christian sacraments online. A committee of the church, which has seen attendance drop by nearly a third in an 11-year period, is pushing for "a wide-ranging review of practice and procedure...

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