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John Muir

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  • Class takes students to church

    Rabbi Richard Flom stood on the bema — the raised platform at the front of the synagogue and proceeded with a crash course in conservative Judaism. Addressing 115 John Muir Middle School students, he explained the 12 tribes of Israel, the ark, the...
  • John D. Olmsted dies at 73; naturalist preserved open space in Northern California

    John D. Olmsted dies at 73; naturalist preserved open space in Northern California
    John D. Olmsted, a naturalist who led efforts to preserve Northern California nature areas, open space and trails, died of liver cancer March 8 at his home in Nevada City, Calif. He was 73. Inspired by conservationist John Muir, Olmsted spent more than...
  • What happened 10-20-30 years ago?

    Ten Years Ago In mid-March 2001, liquidation sales began at Super Crown bookstores across the nation, including La Cañada Flintridge. The company announced it expected to complete its “Going Out of Business Sale” events within 12 weeks.  ...
  • Friendly area competition

    Bits and pieces from the local sports scene: Finding out who is the city's best: There will be a large group of youngsters running and jumping around at Burbank High today, that is, if the weather cooperates. But the boys and girls will be scampering...
  • Academic performance scores released

    Academic performance scores released
    As state standardized testing wraps up this week, the California Department of Education has given local school officials something new to chew on, releasing base academic performance scores and comparative school rankings. The base Academic Performance...
  • Sun shines on Mayor's Cup charity golf tourney

    We have had some very interesting weather lately. One day the temperature shoots up to the 80s, and the next day, we are freezing. But April 29 turned out to be a gorgeous day with the sun shining brightly on the Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Mayor’s...
  • Suspended coach gets support from John Muir alumni

    Ken Howard, facing battery charges for allegedly slamming a teenager against a row of lockers, is receiving a show of support from John Muir High alumni, who are selling t-shirts in support of the embattled football coach. The Pasadena Star-News reported...
  • Covering the Sierra High Route by ski

    Covering the Sierra High Route by ski
    After Barry Ohm met mountain guide Dave Beck, Ohm knew he had to ski across the Sierra. Ohm, a seasoned climber who was living in South Lake Tahoe in 2009 when he took a winter survival class from Beck, was enthralled with Beck's tales of skiing in...
  • "I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet"

    "I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet"
    Famed naturalist and writer John Muir (a founder of the Sierra Club) once observed that if it ever came down to a war between the races, he would side with the bears. That remark inspired the title of this compelling collection of short fiction...
  • Mailbag: Parental education not biggest factor in API scores

    As a former teacher in a very low-income Santa Ana school with very poorly educated parents, I agree with Tom Egan's commentary ("Like it or not, parental education influences API scores," Nov. 30) that parent education is a factor in poor Academic...
  • Yosemite's back-country hikers have seen the light

    Yosemite's back-country hikers have seen the light
    John Muir understood that the best way to see his beloved "Range of Light" is to travel light. His packing advice couldn't have been simpler: "Throw a loaf of bread and a pound of tea in an old sack and jump over the back fence." That's what I've done...