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LCHS grad heads online to give students a lift out of college debt

LCHS grad heads online to give students a lift out of college debt

When it comes to choosing colleges and career paths, most La Cañada high school students are taught to dream big. But what many may not consider is that big dreams often come with big price tags.

Commission considers future of drive-thru businesses in La Cañada

Commission considers future of drive-thru businesses in La Cañada

Rather than reject outright the idea of allowing future drive-thru businesses in La Cañada, the Planning Commission on Tuesday instead mulled scenarios that might allow for such operations, including the creation of overlay zones and conditional use permits.

Weekend jump in gas prices expected to taper off

Weekend jump in gas prices expected to taper off

Los Angeles-area drivers saw a 40-cent increase in gas prices from Friday to Monday, but relief is coming.

Collection bins make appearance in La Cañada

Collection bins make appearance in La Cañada

On La Cañada Flintridge’s Foothill Boulevard, where businesses must adhere to strict guidelines written to maintain a certain aesthetic charm, some unlikely offenders have begun popping up.

After 45 years, St. George's Dragon Thrift Shop shuts its doors due to lack of volunteers

After 45 years, St. George's Dragon Thrift Shop shuts its doors due to lack of volunteers

After 45 years serving as a hub of charity and conviviality, St. George’s Dragon Thrift Shop on Foothill Boulevard closed its doors last week, to the surprise of many of its volunteers and patrons, as well as those who benefited from its goodwill.

Moratorium extended on massage parlor permits

Moratorium extended on massage parlor permits

Businesses offering massage services in La Cañada could be forced to wait up to 22 months to expand, hire or pull permits in the wake of a moratorium extended Monday by the La Cañada Flintridge City Council.

Pair of local hospitals receive improved marks in latest safety report

Pair of local hospitals receive improved marks in latest safety report

Two area hospitals improved their grades on a national report card this spring after receiving Cs last fall for their patient quality care.

Author's vision compels a search for late 'Nana'

Author's vision compels a search for late 'Nana'

For decades, the body of one Mildred Johnson lay nearly forgotten in a fallow field on the property of the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute, formerly the New Mexico Insane Asylum at Las Vegas.

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital nurses agree to new contract

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital nurses agree to new contract

An overwhelming majority of the 150 nurses at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital voted to approve a 14-month contract, a representative from the California Nurses Assn. said on Thursday, culminating a year of negotiations with hospital officials and administrators of USC’s Keck Medicine.

New parlors on hold as officials massage rules

New parlors on hold as officials massage rules

Businesses offering massage services will not be able to open or expand for at least 45 days, while officials figure out new rules to regulate them, according to an urgency ordinance passed Monday by the La Cañada Flintridge City Council.

Ex-Disney studio chief launches new Burbank-based entertainment company

Ex-Disney studio chief launches new Burbank-based entertainment company

In Hollywood's latest big-money deal with China, former Walt Disney studio chairman Dick Cook on Monday launched his own entertainment company ...

Rosarium's creators raise thorny questions

Rosarium's creators raise thorny questions

As Descanso Gardens considers whether to rebuild or reimagine its struggling rose garden, the site's original designers are concerned a demolition would destroy much more than flowers.

Diner orders the 'Juan Millionth Taco' at Los Gringos Locos

Diner orders the 'Juan Millionth Taco' at Los Gringos Locos

Following up on a promotional tool they’d used successfully in August 2006 when they sold their 500,000th taco, Los Gringos Locos restaurant drew a packed house to the Foothill Boulevard eatery last week with the promise that the “Juan Millionth Taco” was about to be sold and its...

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.

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