Politics

City gets grant for rubberized asphalt

The city of La Cañada Flintridge recently won a $123,500 grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery’s Rubberized Pavement Program for rubberized asphalt, known for its durability and noise-dampening qualities, to be installed through its annual street...

Developer bids to build senior housing facility

Developer bids to build senior housing facility

A Santa Rosa senior housing developer recently announced its intentions to build a 72-unit assisted-living facility on La Cañada's heavily zoned Foothill Boulevard, a move so far being met with more cheers than jeers.

'Good news' after midyear budget review

'Good news' after midyear budget review

A little more than halfway into fiscal year 2014-15, La Cañada has seen a net increase of $97,675 in general fund revenue and a $35,325 decrease in spending since the budget was passed last June, allowing officials to fund more projects citywide.

City to host workshop on 710 EIR comments

City to host workshop on 710 EIR comments

The city of La Cañada Flintridge is hosting a free workshop Saturday to help residents learn how to submit effective comments and responses to the draft environmental impact report for the 710 Freeway extension project, anticipated to be released as early as this month.

Program offers free energy assessments

From now through September, La Cañada residents are eligible for free home-energy assessments through CivicSpark, an AmeriCorps program offered through the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments.

City manager's report shows uptick in free shuttle use, revenue from Lanterman Auditorium

City manager's report shows uptick in free shuttle use, revenue from Lanterman Auditorium

La Cañada City Manager Mark Alexander gave residents a peek behind the civic curtain Tuesday when he released his annual report on La Cañada's inner workings in 2014&...

Commissions have open seats available

The city of La Cañada Flintridge is accepting applications from residents interested in open seats on the Planning and Public Works and Traffic commissions. The vacancies will occur on March 16.

La Cañadan kicks off her campaign for judgeship

La Cañadan kicks off her campaign for judgeship

Los Angeles County Deputy District Atty. and La Cañada resident Debra Archuleta has announced plans to run for Los Angeles County Superior Court judge next year, a move she hopes will bring new challenges to her law career, now in its 24th year.

SCE reports private contact in 2013 with PUC head Michael Peevey

SCE reports private contact in 2013 with PUC head Michael Peevey

A growing scandal about improper communications between power companies and state regulators  -- including former PUC president and La Cañada Flintridge homeowner Michael Peevey -- has spread to the...

Council recognizes youth football champions

City Council members celebrated the La Cañada Gladiators Midgets football team Monday as San Gabriel All-American Football Conference champions, honoring individual players with certificates of recognition.

Council briefed on tree ordinance

Council briefed on tree ordinance

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council received a progress report Monday on the city’s tree ordinance, which met with some controversy after its...

President proposes $5 million for earthquake warning system backed by Schiff, Feinstein

President proposes $5 million for earthquake warning system backed by Schiff, Feinstein

President Obama has proposed spending $5 million in the upcoming federal budget on the West Coast’s earthquake early warning network, which would be a significant boost to the...

Gatto proposes law relating to blood samples

Gatto proposes law relating to blood samples

Seeking to give Californians more say in how their blood samples are used if held in the state’s biobank of DNA, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) has proposed a law to strengthen the notice requirements given to parents when dried blood samples are taken from newborns.

After probe of PUC president's LCF home, emails between PUC, PG&E released

After probe of PUC president's LCF home, emails between PUC, PG&E released

A trove of emails between the Public Utilities Commission and the state's largest utility was released Friday as state and federal investigations focused on the close and complex relationship between the regulator...

Planners ask staff to research hedge rules

The La Cañada Flintridge Planning Commission considered Tuesday whether restrictions on residential hedge height would be helpful or burdensome, after a fed-up homeowner broached the matter before city officials. Longtime La Cañada resident John Spencer claims homeowners and developers...

State searches home of Michael Peevey, former PUC president

State searches home of Michael Peevey, former PUC president

State law enforcement officials reportedly searched the La Cañada Flintridge home of former Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey this week and seized computer equipment and...

Residents' water use lessens in December

Residents' water use lessens in December

Local water usage among customers decreased by 33% last month compared to December 2013, according to Foothill Municipal Water District officials. The reduction is the largest in the district and is thought to be attributable to wetter weather conditions inspiring residents to turn off their...

La Cañada school board head eyes Gatto seat

La Cañada school board head eyes Gatto seat

Andrew Blumenfeld, president of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board, has announced his plans to run for California's 43rd Assembly District in 2016.

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.

Community Block Grant program approved

The city of La Cañada Flintridge will continue to assist moderate- and low-income residents with housing needs and repairs, now that City Council members voted Tuesday to approve two ongoing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs for the upcoming fiscal year.

 LCF City Council candidates seated by appointment

LCF City Council candidates seated by appointment

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council canceled on Tuesday a March 3 general election to fill three open seats for its next term, instead passing a resolution confirming the appointment of incumbent Mike Davitt along with council newcomers Terry Walker and Len Pieroni.

Adam Schiff ponders Senate run

Adam Schiff ponders Senate run

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said Thursday that he is seriously considering running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Barbara Boxer, who announced she will retire after her term ends in 2016.

Council says film rules are ready to roll

Council says film rules are ready to roll

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council approved a revised filming ordinance Tuesday, amid protests from a group of local residents who claim the new regulations favor households that frequently film over their production-weary neighbors.

Schiff decries proposal for high-speed rail tunnel below Angeles National Forest

Schiff decries proposal for high-speed rail tunnel below Angeles National Forest

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is speaking out against the proposed idea of having high-speed rail tracks run through underground tunnels beneath the Angeles National Forest to connect Palmdale and Burbank and calls the alternative a costly dead-end.

Group eyes lawsuit aimed at Devil's Gate sediment removal plan

Group eyes lawsuit aimed at Devil's Gate sediment removal plan

As the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works prepares to begin a five-year sediment haul at Devil's Gate Reservoir in the fall, some La Cañadans are rallying...

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