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By Fred Ortega | June 21, 2006
LA CA—ADA FLINTRIDGE ? Residents of southern La Cañada Flintridge will soon find out what type of sewer system would best serve their hillside homes. Whether such a system will be built, however, remains to be seen. The City Council unanimously approved a contract on Monday with Archer Engineers to conduct a feasibility study for alternative sewer systems for the proposed Sewer District 5. The contract would examine various sewer technologies ? including vacuum, pressure or hybrid systems ?
By By Tracey Laity | February 8, 2006
City Council joins petition of federal lawmakers to restore funding for review of Arroyo Seco.LA CA—ADA FLINTRIDGE -- The city will petition Congressional representatives for morefinancing for an environmental study of the Arroyo Seco , hoping to revive an initiative that foundered last year because of a lack of federal funds. The City Council agreed Monday to endorse the petition after Tim Brick, managing director of the Arroyo Seco Foundation, pleaded for council support to get the environmental study off the ground.
By By Vince Lovato | February 11, 2006
Aim is to help students' poise, presentation and debating skills.LA CA—ADA FLINTRIDGE -- Poise and presentation skills are often as important as knowledge of the subject matter, La Cañada Unified School District Board members believe. They expect to add a middle school Introduction to Public Speaking and Debate class in the fall to help students learn how to make their best first impression. "The teachers see the [students'] oral reports and see that there are skills they can benefit from," La Cañada Middle School Principal Wendy Sinnette said.
By By Tracey Laity | February 13, 2006
Refurbishments make Crescenta Cañada YMCA a fun place to be.LA CA—ADA FLINTRIDGE -- The Crescenta Cañada YMCA is in better shape than ever now that is has completed $385,000 worth of refurbishments, transforming the club from top to bottom. The club was badly damaged from torrential rain last spring. The roof leaked and water flooded the gymnasium floor, warping the wood and forcing the gym to close for two weeks, said development director Deborah Weirick. The YMCA board embarked on a major overhaul of the club, which included building a new roof, installing a new floor, draining the swimming pool and buying new exercise equipment.
By By Tania Chatila | December 31, 2005
La Cañada Flintridge residents Laura and Mike Schulte and son, Jack, are looking forward to riding the Wells Fargo stagecoach in the Rose Parade. LA CA—ADA FLINTRIDGE -- Come Jan. 2, an estimated 40 million people nationwide will turn on their televisions to watch the 117th annual Tournament of Roses Parade. Another estimated 1 million people will claim their spots along the parade route in Pasadena to watch the tradition close up. That has 9-year-old Jack Schulte, of La Cañada Flintridge, more than excited.
By By Tracey Laity | February 4, 2006
Residents want stop signs put on intersection they say is dangerous.FYI WHAT: La Cañada Flintridge City Council meeting WHEN: 7 p.m. on Monday WHERE: City Hall, 1327 Foothill Boulevard CONTACT: (818) 790 8880 LA CA—ADA FLINTRIDGE -- The City Council will consider a proposal to put more stop signs at the intersection of Highland Drive and Berkshire Avenue after residents complained that the intersection was dangerous. The Public Works and Traffic Commission voted unanimously in a public hearing in December to recommend that the stop signs, which would face in three directions, be put in place, after residents complained about a lack of visibility and speeding traffic.
By Tracey Laity | February 25, 2006
LA CA—ADA FLINTRIDGE ? Barring another violent winter storm, residents can look forward to enjoying a more reliable electrical service, following the completion of an intensive Southern California Edison upgrade, the utility provider said. Christine MacLeod, local public region manager for Southern California Edison, presented the City Council with the results of the company's intensive one-year reliability improvement projectTuesday night. Of all the cities served by Southern California Edison, La Cañada Flintridge had experienced the most frequent outages since 2000, McLeod said, largely due to the unique hillside terrain and interference from tree branches as well as native wildlife.
By By Tracey Laity | February 3, 2006
Cathy Sproule rewarded for her work in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.LA CA—ADA FLINTRIDGE -- A housewife was praised as a hero Thursday for her work as a Red Cross volunteer in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina at a fundraiser for the Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada Flintridge. Cathy Sproule, a disaster responder for the San Gabriel Pomona Valley chapter, enthralled her audience as she described her experiences on the field at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club.
By Vince Lovato | April 26, 2006
LA CA—ADA FLINTRIDGE ? Teenage drinking has become such an epidemic in La Cañada Flintridge that community leaders have called a summit meeting Saturday to devise a coordinated effort to cope with the problem. Members of the La Cañada Unified School District, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council and representatives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, private schools, churches and other community leaders are scheduled to attend the Community Prevention Council's Summit on Teen Alcohol and Substance Abuse from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at City Hall.
By By Fred Ortega | January 26, 2006
LA CA—ADA FLINTRIDGE -- The city is going to keep fighting to salvage its law regulating cell towers along its roadways, despite a decision last week by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that gutted portions of the ordinance. City officials announced Wednesday that they will seek a rehearing before the appeals court, which ruled on Jan. 17 that La Cañada Flintridge cannot regulate the placement of cell towers on public property based on aesthetics. The city's attorneys have until Jan. 31 to file a petition for rehearing.
By Charles Rich, | March 17, 2014
Before the season began in early December, the La Cañada High and Flintridge Prep girls' soccer teams had common goals of challenging for their respective league championships and possibly making a long run in the postseason. It certainly helped that the Spartans and Rebels could turn to experienced players to assist in the process and meet the objectives for their respective budding teams. In the process, the trio also caught the attention of opposing coaches throughout their divisions.
By Charles Rich, | February 17, 2014
After successfully getting through the regular season, three area girls' soccer teams are ready for the next plateau. La Cañada High, Flintridge Prep and Crescenta Valley each were selected to participate in the postseason after the CIF Southern Section office released the playoff pairings Monday. The Spartans and Rebels will host first-round playoff matches Friday, while Crescenta Valley will hit the road. All matches are scheduled for 3 p.m, unless a time change is mutually agreed upon.
December 26, 2013
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Thursday, Dec. 26. National Weather Service forecasters predict the high will be 78 and the low will be 46 in the Glendale-area. If you missed the latest headlines on your day off, catch up here:   After an early morning high-speed chase , two burglars wound up in the hospital after allegedly breaking into a car in Burbank and initiating a high-speed chase that ended with the stolen vehicle crashing on a freeway off-ramp.
By Brittany Levine, | April 26, 2013
The Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition plans to host a "Prescription Drug Take-Back Day" today to combat the rise in pharmaceutical drug abuse. "There is an alarming trend of pharmaceuticals being abused to substitute for illicit drugs," said Glendale Police Officer Joe Allen in a statement. "We want to remove some of these unused, expired medications from people's shelves in order to minimize their abuse or misuse. " Getting rid of unused medicine cuts off an easy access point to drugs for teenagers who may be raiding their home medicine cabinets - or those in their friends' homes, said Coalition Executive Director Suzy Jacobs.
By Sara Cardine, Special to the Valley Sun | August 23, 2011
There may be no mosque in La Cañada for practicing Muslim-Americans, but there is something just as strong. Operating since 2006, the Islamic Congregation of La Cañada Flintridge is an affiliation of local families interested in community service and uniting in Muslim fellowship. “We're like a virtual organization, a group of La Cañada neighbors,” said Levent Akbarut, an steering committee member who helped organize the dinner. “We're basically like the neighborhood church without the brick and mortar.” On Friday night, congregants gathered with friends, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge for a potluck dinner to mark the end of the day's fasting for Ramadan and to celebrate communitywide outreach and volunteer efforts.
By Dan Evans, | August 22, 2011
As I've mentioned before, my wife and I work for competing media outlets. In my role as Times Community News editor, I oversee the La Cañ ada Valley Sun in addition to the Pasadena Sun, the Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader. Donna is the local editor for the La Cañada Flintridge Patch, a local news website owned by AOL.  Like any couple, we have ground rules in place to keep conflicts from cropping up. So far, they've worked incredibly well. Even last night, when Donna and I trekked up to La Cañ ada for the next-to-last "Concert in the Park" show. Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic rocked out the stage in Memorial Park, while the two of us showed off our respective alliances.
March 31, 2011
Bridle trails and horses have been an important part of life for residents of La Cañada Flintridge since it was first subdivided in the 1920s. Over the years, many residents have kept horses on their properties and the Karig family, who bought a place on Woodleigh Lane in 1950 for $45,000, was no exception. The house itself was a small ranch house built in 1937, but the draw was the enormous backyard with lots of space and access to the riding trails for the four Karig children, explained Mary Karig Durso.
By Megan O'Neil | June 17, 2010
The parade of dump trucks that crowded Crescenta Valley and La Cañada Flintridge streets throughout the winter will return are coming back. Crews, contracted by Los Angeles County Public Works, will begin expanding the Pickens, Snover, Bigbriar, Mullally, Pinelawn and Starfall catch basins later this month, officials said. Residents near the affected basins were notified by flier, said county spokesman Kerjon Lee. Officials also followed up with a community meeting in Paradise Valley, one of the most at-risk neighborhoods.
By Megan O'Neil | June 12, 2010
The parade of dump trucks that crowded Crescenta-Cañada streets throughout the winter will return in the coming weeks, officials said. Crews contracted by the Los Angeles County Public Works Department will soon begin expanding six of the area's 28 debris basins, including Pickens, Snover, Big Briar, Mullally, Pinelawn and Starfall, officials said Thursday. Some concrete barriers, installed last year to divert debris flows, have already been removed to allow access. "We anticipate the work will begin this month," county spokesman Kerjon Lee said.
By Sharon Raghavachary | May 20, 2010
When I first served on the Crescenta Valley Town Council, I attended one of the early presentations from the California Department of Transportation on the beginning of the State Route 710 Geotechnical Study. At that time, it seemed inconceivable that a tunnel to connect the 710 Freeway to the Foothill (210) Freeway was even being considered, and no one in the valley seemed to take the plan seriously. We now know that Caltrans is determined to build this tunnel, no matter what.
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