La Verne native makes Kings history

first_imgOf course, the Kings’ exclusion from the postseason – for the fourth consecutive season – has long since been a foregone conclusion, so they were able to enjoy a moment of California hockey history. With his first-period goal, winger Noah Clarke became the first California-born player to ever score a goal for the Kings. Clarke, a native of La Verne, was playing in his 15th NHL game. Kings goalie Mathieu Garon, winless in six starts since Jan. 6, earned the victory. Michael Cammalleri scored two goals as the Kings broke a five-game losing streak. Rob Blake, who had missed four games with a strained groin, returned and had a goal and two assists. The Oilers, expected to be a Stanley Cup contender this season, have fallen into 11th place in the West and have lost eight consecutive games, so they were the perfect prey for the young Kings. The Kings had some shining moments Monday. The first one came just 2:05 into the game. Dustin Brown whiffed on a shot from the left of the net but the puck slid to Clarke, who fired a shot from the middle of the faceoff circle. Clarke’s shot, to the far post, cleanly beat Edmonton goalie Jussi Markkanen to give the Kings a 1-0 lead. The Kings extended their lead at the 5:27 mark when Aaron Miller took a slap shot from near the right boards. The long rebound came to Alexander Frolov, who slapped in a one-timer for a two-goal lead. Cammalleri’s neutral-zone turnover led to Toby Petersen’s shorthanded goal in the first period, but Cammalleri scored his first goal of the game 9:39 into the second period to give the Kings a 3-1 lead. [email protected] (818) 713-3611 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Despite their 5-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, in front of an announced crowd of 16,954 at Staples Center, the Kings had officially been eliminated from playoff contention before the third period. By virtue of Calgary’s shootout victory over St. Louis, the Kings became the first team in the NHL to have their playoff hopes dashed this season. With 12 games remaining in their season, the Kings can finish with no more than 83 points, and the Flames, in eighth place in the West, already have totaled 84. center_img LOS ANGELES – Do you believe in miracles? If you’re a Kings fan, don’t bother. At least not this season. last_img read more

Duncan Cran aspires to build portable greenhouse for entire community

first_img“I really think that students should get back to nature and have the soil in their hands, and learn how to grow and plant their own food,” says Vice Principal of Duncan Cran Christine Todd. “We’ve been learning a lot about energy and our ecological footprint, and growing food locally or buying food locally and how that makes a difference in our energy use.”Todd says this year’s project will be benefit more than just Duncan Cran if it’s fully completed.“When we do activities and challenges like this, I like to think school-wide or community-wide just so it’s not affecting a small group of people,” Todd goes on to explain. “We as a school, we’re trying to decide what would be the most beneficial for the community – so that’s how we kind of got on this portable greenhouse idea.”- Advertisement -Todd hopes the portable greenhouse would be shared with different local schools – perhaps even for an entire year – as well as attending different community events like the Farmers’ Market. She’s also considering the idea of having small planters and a couple seeds given away to anybody who visits the greenhouse.The portable greenhouse is only in its initial phase of conception, according to Todd.“There are a couple ideas about where to actually get a physical school bus, and now it’s kind of ‘Do you have the money to backup what your project is?’” says Todd. “And then the next would be sitting down with the board office and developing it more because we don’t want it to be something that the board office has to be responsible for coming up with the money. We want it to be something that can kind of sustain itself and isn’t a burden on a particular group of people.”Advertisement This is the fourth year Duncan Cran is participating in the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge – a partnership between Shell Canada and Canadian Geographic. They so far have won the past three years.Duncan Cran has 227 votes at the time of publication and hopes to garnish more so they can be accepted into the Top 10.Follow this link to watch the video and vote.Todd anticipates the winner will be announced sometime in mid-May.Advertisementlast_img read more