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Nurses fall in line on possible strike at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital

Nurses fall in line on possible strike at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital

Nurses at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital took action in the face of contract negotiations that have dragged on since last May by taking a strike vote Thursday and Friday,...

USC-Verdugo Hills nurses vote on possible strike

USC-Verdugo Hills nurses vote on possible strike

Feeling thwarted in recent contract negotiations with administrators, nurses at USC-Verdugo Hill Hospital asked those among their ranks Thursday to vote on whether they’d be willing to go on strike.

Gas station to install alternative fuel pump

Gas station to install alternative fuel pump

Drivers will soon see more hydrogen-powered cars on Southern California roadways, thanks to statewide efforts to bring new technology to the pumps in cities like La Cañada Flintridge.

City to conduct survey on waste hauling, recycling services

City to conduct survey on waste hauling, recycling services

The La Canada Flintridge City Council has hired an independent polling firm to conduct a community-wide survey on residents’ views on solid waste and recycling services.

Music stores likely to take a hit due to Fender's move to direct customer sales

Music stores likely to take a hit due to Fender's move to direct customer sales

Fender's curvy Stratocasters, Telecasters and Jazz Basses have been must-have features of guitar shop walls for decades.

'Chick magnet' cooking blogger moves from the web to the grill

'Chick magnet' cooking blogger moves from the web to the grill

One of Montrose’s newest restaurateurs has a cooking blog named after his belief that the ladies love a man who can whip up a good meal.

Rental fees at Montrose Harvest Market rise

Rental fees at Montrose Harvest Market rise

For the first time in three years, the cost of renting a space for vendors at the weekly Montrose Harvest Market will go up following a decision on Thursday by the Montrose Shopping Park Assn. board of directors.

Home prices rise in La Cañada Flintridge

The median home price in La Cañada Flintridge rose to $1,604,956 last month, compared to $1,402,383 in December 2013, according to statistics compiled by Realtor Phyllis Harb with Dilbeck Real Estate in La Cañada.

Pedrini's to play itself out

Pedrini's to play itself out

A family’s nearly 70-year legacy in Glendale and La Crescenta is coming to an end as Pedrini Music will be going out of business at the end of next month.

Snow may not be enough for skiers

Snow may not be enough for skiers

A National Weather Service forecast of snow this week in the San Gabriel Mountains — including a prediction of Tuesday snow flurries in Glendale — may have locals wondering where they can go for a snow fix as this holiday season comes to a close.

Local shops get creative for holiday shopping season

Local shops get creative for holiday shopping season

Many La Cañada business owners sighed with relief this holiday season as consumer spending improved and the economy had its fastest-growing quarter in a decade.

State tax office moving to downtown Glendale

State tax office moving to downtown Glendale

The Van Nuys branch of the State Board of Equalization will be moving to a downtown Glendale office building on Dec. 15 and offer in-person services as well as new kiosks for customer use.

Drive-thru rules get a yellow light

Drive-thru rules get a yellow light

A business owner wishing to build a drive-thru in La Cañada may have to provide a study detailing how it would affect congestion, the Public Works and Traffic Commission...

Underwater portraits with Santa at Sport Chalet

Underwater portraits with Santa at Sport Chalet

Anyone looking for a fun alternative to the annual mall Santa portrait will find a welcome respite at La Cañada’s Sport Chalet on Dec. 6.

Jobless rates rise slightly in Burbank, Glendale

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank edged up last month with construction and specialty trade contractors reporting the most cutbacks across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

Online system for building, safety permits to go live

Online system for building, safety permits to go live

Homeowners seeking building and safety permits for construction projects will soon be able to forego print documents and scrolls, once Los Angeles County's Building and Safety Department rolls out a new electronic system later this month.

La Cañada's film ordinance is ready for close-up

La Cañada's film ordinance is ready for close-up

A year of debating, including four commission meetings, meetings with community groups and an untold staff hours, concluded Monday as revisions to La Cañada's film ordinance were...

Outpatient facility to change

Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California, owner of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, is partnering with a national company to handle the operations at a local outpatient surgical center in an effort to boost efficiencies.

LCF chamber says to local business leaders, Let's Connect!

The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce invites interested business owners and operators to participate in this month’s Let’s Connect meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the La Cañada Flintridge Library.

Book club shows, you can't judge a book by its reader

Book club shows, you can't judge a book by its reader

There's a new young adult book club in town. The only thing is, it's not for young adults.

Gatto discusses legislation, water bond during town hall forum

Letting local voters know he’s listening, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) made La Cañada Flintridge a destination on the campaign trail on the night of Oct. 9, speaking at a town hall forum at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA in advance of the Nov. 4 election.

City set to vote on heavily debated sign ordinance change

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council is expected to vote Monday night on whether to amend the city’s sign ordinance to allow for larger electronic message centers on two Foothill Boulevard school campuses.

Parking spot shortage at La Cañada farmers market

At the La Cañada Flintridge Farmers Market, you can get practically anything fresh, from flowers to fennel.

Housing prices on the rise in LCF

Housing prices on the rise in LCF

The median home price in La Cañada Flintridge rose to $1.28 million last month, from $1.22 million a year ago, according to statistics compiled by Realtor Keith Sorem with Keller Williams Realty in Glendale.

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