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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.

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.

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