Politics

LCF gets the dirt on Devil's Gate Dam project

LCF gets the dirt on Devil's Gate Dam project

City leaders got a clearer picture Monday of exactly how the Los Angeles County Flood Control District plans to remove 2.4 million cubic yards of sediment...

Leash patrol puts owners on notice

Leash patrol puts owners on notice

A few times each week, La Cañada dog owner Scott Heaton grabs a leash and heads for the city's Cross Town Trail with companion Sole, an 8-year-old retriever, in tow.

White House will display Armenian Orphan Rug next month

White House will display Armenian Orphan Rug next month

The White House will be displaying the Armenian Orphan Rug, also known as the Ghazir Rug, as part of an exhibit at the White House Visitors Center from Nov. 18 to 23, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced on Wednesday.

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.

Realtor Wes Seastrom to fill Public Safety Commission seat

Realtor Wes Seastrom to fill Public Safety Commission seat

Wes Seastrom, a Realtor known for his leadership on the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA boards, has been selected to serve on the Public Safety Commission.

No changes made to La Cañada sign ordinance

No changes made to La Cañada sign ordinance

A years-long debate on whether electronic message centers perform a community service or are a potentially distracting nuisance was settled Monday night after a heated discussion among a...

Obama to announce national monument designation for portion of San Gabriel mountains

Obama to announce national monument designation for portion of San Gabriel mountains

President Obama plans to announce Friday that he will set aside roughly half of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument, bringing stronger federal protections to the range to...

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.

Brown signs Liu's foster-care bill

Among the items considered by Gov. Jerry Brown this week — as he worked to meet a Sept. 30 deadline to take action on legislation — was a bill by state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge), which he signed on Monday.

Conservation issues take center stage

Conservation issues take center stage

A potential California mega-drought, global warming and what La Cañadans can do today to reduce their carbon footprint were up for discussion in a Tuesday evening speaking engagement sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Verdugos.

Social-media bill dealing with student activity signed into law

Social-media bill dealing with student activity signed into law

Students' public posts on social media collected by school officials must be discarded within a year after a student leaves the district and parents must be notified that school officials are analyzing social-media posts under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Monday.

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.

Conservancy works to preserve Cottonwood Canyon

Conservancy works to preserve Cottonwood Canyon

On a modest stretch of Linda Vista Avenue near the La Cañada Flintridge-Pasadena border lies a nondescript piece of land whose dry shrubs and trees thinly veil a rich biodiversity of life teeming within.

Schiff signs on to request for camera funding

Schiff signs on to request for camera funding

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Friday urged the Department of Justice to help fund body-worn video cameras for local police agencies nationwide, which he said would increase transparency, improve community relations and create a record of events.

Governor signs bill tripling funding for film tax-credit program

Governor signs bill tripling funding for film tax-credit program

David Dowell likes living in Glendale. He likes eating at local restaurants with his wife, a school teacher. He likes riding his bike to work about 5.5 miles from his home.

Terry Walker, Planning Commission chair, to vie for City Council seat

Terry Walker, Planning Commission chair, to vie for City Council seat

A longtime local resident and civic volunteer who served three terms as president of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce board is the first to announce her candidacy in the March 3 City Council election, when three seats will be decided.

Flintridge Circuit to receive upgrade

Flintridge Circuit to receive upgrade

Southern California Edison plans to upgrade the infrastructure of the city's Flintridge Circuit, replacing 12,900 feet of power lines and nearly 30 transformers, and officials want residents to know about maintenance outages that could continue throughout the year.

Electrical utility to host meeting

Southern California Edison (SCE) will hold a neighborhood meeting on Sept. 11 to inform residents about upcoming electrical work planned throughout La Cañada Flintridge throughout the remainder of the year.

Proposal for rail corridor through Angeles National Forest draws fire

Proposal for rail corridor through Angeles National Forest draws fire

A recent proposal to study cutting a high-speed rail corridor through the Angeles National Forest is drawing fire from San Fernando Valley communities near the preserve's southwest boundary, the Los...

LCF home prices show slight decline

The median price of a home in La Cañada Flintridge declined slightly to $1.28 million last month, from $1.3 million a year ago, according to statistics compiled by Realtor Keith Sorem with Keller Williams Realty in Glendale.

NASA's 'flying saucer' test project deemed a success

NASA's 'flying saucer' test project deemed a success

Scientists and engineers convened at La Cañada’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Friday to share findings of a recent test project that could help NASA deposit bigger, heavier payloads and spacecraft on the Martian surface.

La Cañada considers zoning for drive-thrus

La Cañada considers zoning for drive-thrus

La Cañada Flintridge City Council members wrestled Monday with how they might allow businesses to offer drive-thru services to convenience drivers without diminishing the walkability of the city’s Town Center.

'Elaborate' parking-lot project approved in La Cañada

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council approved on Monday a bid from the Sylmar-based FS Construction Company to upgrade the Caltrans overpass parking lot across from Memorial Park, the current home of the weekly La Cañada Farmers Market.

City's $11.9M operating budget maintains surplus

The city of La Cañada Flintridge recently passed its annual budget for fiscal year 2014-15, reporting annual expenditures of $11.9 million and a general reserve fund of $14.3 million, or 120% of the total operating budget.

La Cañada City Council considers task force on drought issues

Just days after a statewide mandate to conserve water in extraordinary drought conditions took effect, members of the La Cañada Flintridge City Council decided to reconvene a blue ribbon task force to coordinate local conservation efforts.

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