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  • School board chooses student representative

     School board chooses student representative
    Every year, the La CaƱada Unified Governing Board allows one high school senior to serve as a voice for the student population, and a touchstone of how board members' decisions affect the lives of the youth they serve. This year, the honor belongs to...
  • Achieving 'The Impossible' Possible

    The story about retired schoolteacher Vivian Stancil conquering her fear of water and becoming an accomplished swimmer later in life was certainly inspiring [Sept. 10, Living, "Game Changer"]. Years ago I worked as a swim instructor at the old YMCA in...
  • Letters: The Ray Rice story is part of a bigger problem

    Letters: The Ray Rice story is part of a bigger problem
    So I saw the disturbing video of Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious and sat with it for a few days. Vicious. Then I asked myself what was really bothering me. Apathy. The victim? Blames the media for re-victimizing her. The NFL? Two games,...
  • Reader feedback for Sept. 13: Lottery winner, Bond villain dies, bank robbery arrested

    Virginia lottery game winner A Newport News woman has won $100,000 from a Virginia Lottery scratcher game. Angela Kilgo won the game's top prize after buying an Amethyst Purple Jewel 7 ticket at Citgo Mart on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News,...
  • Art exhibition for RYMCA

    POMFRET- An art exhibition and fundraiser called "It takes a Village, People…To Build a YMCA" will run from Sept. 13 through Oct. 25 at Celebrations, 330 Pomfret St. The exhibition will showcase an eclectic selection of original artwork by twenty-...
  • YMCA has big plans, even as 'visionary' leader to step down

    YMCA has big plans, even as 'visionary' leader to step down
    When Jim Ferber came to interview for the job of leading the YMCA across six Central Florida counties, recruiters pressed him for an opinion of the facilities. He hesitated. "On the record?" he asked, trying to gauge whether they'd be offended by the...
  • Steve Coleman, a made-in-Chicago jazz master, wins a MacArthur

    Steve Coleman, a made-in-Chicago jazz master, wins a MacArthur
    Steve Coleman took up the alto saxophone when he was a freshman at South Shore High School and within a few years inevitably was drawn into the orbit of one of Chicago's greatest jazzmen: Von Freeman. It was Freeman, a tenor saxophone giant who died two...
  • Letter: YMCA's Camp Fox is still going strong

    Camp Fox has been the location for the YMCA of Glendale summer youth camps since 1926. Many have experienced the magic of Catalina Island through a week of summer camp at Fox. The location is ideal for capturing the interest of the many aged youth campers...
  • Quarterback Club: Transportation issues can't stall Crescenta Valley football team

    Quarterback Club: Transportation issues can't stall Crescenta Valley football team
    GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 72nd year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the second meeting of the year. FALCONS REMAIN HOT IN HEAT It took a pair of school buses to successfully...
  • Signs of hope as Uptown struggles with violence

    Signs of hope as Uptown struggles with violence
    After more than 20 years living on North Magnolia Avenue in Uptown, Victoria McGhee had had enough. “I felt like every time I hear gunfire, I have to run outside and check where my kids are,” she said. “I can’t get comfortable...
  • Allentown jazz saxophonist wins MacArthur Fellowship

    Allentown jazz saxophonist wins MacArthur Fellowship
    Steve Coleman took up the alto saxophone when he was a high school freshman and within a few years inevitably was drawn into the orbit of one of Chicago's greatest jazzmen: Von Freeman. It was Freeman — a tenor saxophone giant who died two years...