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Assembly candidate to address local Republicans

Alvaro Day, the Republican candidate for the 44th Assembly District, will be the principal speaker at the monthly general meeting of the La Cañada Flintridge Republican Committee on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. Day is opposing incumbent Democrat Anthony Portantino.

Day was born in Lima, Peru and came to the United States when he was 11. After graduating from Temple City High and completing his general education courses at Pasadena City College, Alvaro earned a bachelor's degree in political science and history at UCLA.

The meeting begins at 6:30 with a no-host bar, followed by a special seafood buffet at $24 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (818) 952-3252 or by e-mail at Diane@oaktreeassociates.com.


'Race to Nowhere' movie screening

La Cañada Presbyterian Church is screening the award-winning documentary film, "Race to Nowhere," on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. The film tells the stories of young people who are pushed to the brink, burned-out educators and frustrated parents.

First-time filmmaker Vicki Abeles was inspired to make "Race to Nowhere" after seeing the school-related pressure and stress being placed upon her three young children. "Race to Nowhere" is a film that explores what is happening to children as a result of current educational policies and practices obsessed with testing, performance and competition.

The film is a call to action, challenging assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.

Tickets for the film are $15 at the door and $10 in advance. A portion of the proceeds will benefit La Cañada Presbyterian Church's Parent Education program.

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