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    El Roble students gobble up funds for PE

    The El Roble Turkey Trot brought in quite the holiday cheer this year. The daylong fundraiser amassed just over $10,500 in donations, with all the money being invested in the school’s PE department, according to EL Roble PE teacher Debbie Foster. Throughout the day, the kids were tasked with running as many laps around the El Roble track as possible within 16 minutes. Students who ran the most laps got a prize, and those who brought in a can donation received a free lap. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving service comes to Temple Beth

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CALENDAR: Quartet euphoria, free bird walk, catch a dream, Latin dance and more

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Mai Elliott featured in Ken Burns' documentary series

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Goldie La just keeps winning, heads to CIF field of 32

Claremont High School freshman, Goldie La won three singles matches at the Claremont Club on Monday in the first rounds of the CIF individual singles tournament to advance to next week’s round of 32 competitors at Whittier Narrows Tennis Center in Whittier. Goldie was Claremont High School's number one singles player as a freshman and has not lost a match all year. Check out our complete story.

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