Politics

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.

Pilgrimage through historic Armenia stirs emotions

Pilgrimage through historic Armenia stirs emotions

Earlier this month, 30 people, many of them local Armenians belonging to the diaspora, explored historic western Armenia, land that now belongs to Turkey, where many of their grandparents had been born and raised before they were driven out of the area or massacred during the 1915 genocide.

City officials to discuss social media policy in advance of Facebook page release

Locals may soon be able to officially “like” the city of La Cañada Flintridge on Facebook, or respond to city tweets online through Twitter, as officials contemplate creating a social-media presence as part of a wider communications and outreach plan.

Op-Ed: Sign rules should stay on message

On Aug. 4, our City Council will consider allowing “electronic message centers” in La Cañada Flintridge. We think meddling with the city's long-standing ban on these signs will diminish the character of our community and create unnecessary risks for the people who live and work...

Nurses picket outside USC-Verdugo Hills

Nurses picket outside USC-Verdugo Hills

About 70 nurses and 40 of their supporters rallied outside of USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital on Wednesday afternoon as they called for the hospital’s administration to bring their working conditions up to par with the university’s other hospitals.

Schiff to host forum on identity theft

On Monday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host a forum on identity theft protection at the L.A. Zoo’s Witherbee Auditorium at 7 p.m. intended to teach constituents how to better protect themselves from fraud and what to do in the event that their personal information is used without their...

818 Roundup: Judge relinquishes case involving student suicide to Burbank; Sagebrush residents cry foul

818 Roundup: Judge relinquishes case involving student suicide to Burbank; Sagebrush residents cry foul

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Wednesday, July 30. Weather for the Glendale area is expected to reach a high of 87 degrees and a low of 70, with a partly cloudy forecast for the evening.

City imposes stiff penalties for removing trees in public right of way

City imposes stiff penalties for removing trees in public right of way

Anyone who removes or critically damages a tree in the city’s public right-of-way could face stiff penalties — up to $18,000 — after the La Cañada Flintridge City Council recently determined restitution amounts for such violations.

Zoning is main topic at LCF council meeting

Zoning dominated Monday's La Cañada Flintridge City Council meeting, as members considered accommodating a new church parking lot and looked at how to comply with laws requiring cities to make land available for the construction of homeless shelters.

Telephone fraud scam targets La Cañada area residents

For La Cañada resident Allen Koblin, what started last week with a voice mail message — ostensibly from the IRS — quickly turned into threats and a demand for $5,400 to fix years of alleged tax oversights.

Amid Sagebrush talks, LCUSD revises student transfer process

Some students in La Cañada’s Sagebrush area whose parents work in the city will be allowed to attend school in the La Cañada Unified School District this fall, after officials agreed Thursday to change how they accept transfer applications.

Gatto gains support for "Yellow Alert" hit-and-run bill

Gatto gains support for "Yellow Alert" hit-and-run bill

A proposed state bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would utilize digital signs along freeways typically used for displaying Amber Alerts in order to help identify hit-and-run suspects earned support from the Los Angeles City Council.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy files EIR with planning board

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy files EIR with planning board

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy filed a draft Environmental Impact Report Monday with the La Cañada Flintridge Planning Department regarding a series of campus improvements and expansions, including a 99,000-square-foot parking structure.

LCUSD board meeting to consider Sagebrush transfer priorities

LCUSD board meeting to consider Sagebrush transfer priorities

The La Cañada school board will hold a special meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss whether changes should be made to the process in which applications for transfer into the district are accepted.

Assemblymen boost success at pet shelter

The Pasadena Humane Society saw 132 pets go home with families on its first ever Pet Adoption Day, when all adoption fees were waived for the day.

Schiff co-sponsors amendment to research energy-saving technologies

Schiff co-sponsors amendment to research energy-saving technologies

An amendment to secure $20 million of additional funding for a program to assist the private sector in creating high-impact, energy-saving technologies passed the House of Representatives on Thursday with a 216-206 vote.

Split vote stalls action on new signboard rules in La Cañada

After a lively debate late Tuesday on whether the city's sign ordinance should be tweaked to allow two Foothill Boulevard private schools to install electronic...

Groups weigh whether to roll camera or call cut in La Cañada

Groups weigh whether to roll camera or call cut in La Cañada

When the movie "Jersey Boys" opened in theaters late last month, viewers watched as music phenom Frankie Valli was brought to life on screen.

La Cañada officials talk neighborhood aesthetics

Faced with a light summer agenda Monday night, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council sought to refine city development standards alongside Planning Commission members and later denied a Glendale resident's claim the city violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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