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Flag to honor sergeant saluted 3-1 by La Cañada Planning Commission

Flag to honor sergeant saluted 3-1 by La Cañada Planning Commission

Several Jarvis Avenue neighbors of the family of the late Army Staff Sgt. Scott Studenmund turned out for the Planning Commission meeting Tuesday night to support his mother Jaynie’s variance request to build a 25-foot flagpole in his honor on their property.

La Cañada Flintridge City Council weighs bump in Mills Act tax cap

La Cañada Flintridge City Council weighs bump in Mills Act tax cap

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council discussed Tuesday increasing the cap on property tax reductions guaranteed by the Mills Act, a state incentives program designed to encourage the restoration and preservation of historic, privately owned properties.

Foothill residents are using less water

Foothill residents are using less water

Water use among customers in Foothill Municipal Water District’s service area dropped to the lowest level in more than 21 years, according to a release issued Tuesday by the retail water agency.

La Cañada Flintridge City Council OKs home project

Putting to bed long-standing issues over an Inverness Drive home city staff says was not constructed in compliance with city mandates, La Cañada Flintridge City Council members ruled Tuesday the project does substantially conform to previously approved plans.

Local Democrats to redo delegate election after review finds improper ballots cast

Local Democrats to redo delegate election after review finds improper ballots cast

Democrats will redo an election of local delegates Sunday, after party officials in Sacramento ruled that about 16% of voters in an election earlier this year had improperly cast ballots.

Council may look into complaints regarding camera-equipped, flying drones

Council may look into complaints regarding camera-equipped, flying drones

Anyone looking skyward in La Cañada recently may have noticed, among the birds and planes, occasional curious visitors whose physical presence amounts to not much more than a child’s toy, but whose ethical and safety implications loom much larger.

La Cañada Flintridge City Council meetings to switch to Tuesdays

La Cañada Flintridge City Council meetings to switch to Tuesdays

The next meeting of the La Cañada Flintridge City Council, set for Tuesday, July 21, at 6 p.m., will be the first to reflect the new meeting time and day approved by council members in May.

Army Corps of Engineers board approves $1.3-billion proposal to restore LA River

Army Corps of Engineers board approves $1.3-billion proposal to restore LA River

A plan to spend $1.3 billion or more restoring the Los Angeles River and redeveloping nearby land inched forward Thursday as a federal review board agreed to let the proposal proceed.

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.

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.

Lanterman Auditorium undergoes gradual makeover

Lanterman Auditorium, a destination for local music and theater lovers, has been undergoing a slow but gradual makeover in recent years, and those heading the improvements believe the end result could someday be a boon to city coffers.

Local water consumption declines 27%

Local water consumption declines 27%

As local water agencies await specifics on fines and punishments that could be levied by the state against wasters and districts failing to meet reduction mandates, officials are hopeful recent increased efforts to educate consumers will hold water.

Critics of proposed 710 Freeway tunnel plan to march

Critics of proposed 710 Freeway tunnel plan to march

Opponents of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposed 710 Freeway tunnel will convene in South Pasadena Saturday morning to take part in the city’s “7-4 Day,” and rally public support behind a recently unveiled campaign against the tunnel, “Beyond the 710.&...

Council grants $295K in funding to community organizations

On Monday, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council granted a combined $295,725 to help nine local organizations build or maintain projects and community programs intended to enrich the lives of La Cañada youths, adults and seniors.

La Cañada adds plug-in hybrid to its car fleet

La Cañada adds plug-in hybrid to its car fleet

La Cañada will soon see its small fleet of city-owned vehicles grow by one, when a 2016 Chevy Volt arrives from a Sacramento dealership after its purchase was approved by the City Council at a budget hearing last week.

Prop. 8 plaintiffs 'elated and excited' by Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling

Prop. 8 plaintiffs 'elated and excited' by Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling

With the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage anticipated Friday, two of the plaintiffs in the landmark case that struck down California’s voter-approved same-sex marriage ban Proposition 8 in 2013 were waiting with the TV on, laptops and iPad at the ready.

La Cañada's finances look solid

La Cañada's financial picture looks bright for the foreseeable future, with 2015-16 anticipated revenues exceeding expenditures to the tune of more than $1.5 million, according to preliminary information made public Tuesday during the first of a series of budget hearings.

MTA's report on 710 Freeway gap project accused of tunnel vision

MTA's report on 710 Freeway gap project accused of tunnel vision

For months, elected officials and local activists have asked the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for a cost-benefit analysis of five project alternatives being put forth as potential solutions to addressing a 4.5-mile gap in the 710 Freeway between Alhambra and Pasadena.

Management of Angeles National Forest will be focus of upcoming meeting

Management of Angeles National Forest will be focus of upcoming meeting

The Angeles National Forest will hold a public meeting at the Pacific Community Center in Glendale Monday for residents wishing to weigh in on or learn more about the development of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Management Plan.

Retiree called out as a noisemaker by neighbor addresses council

After being outed as a noisy neighbor in several La Cañada Flintridge City Council meeting discussions pertaining to a citywide noise...

Federal aviation officials to discuss adjustments to airspace, flight paths over Southern California

Federal aviation officials to discuss adjustments to airspace, flight paths over Southern California

Federal officials will be in Burbank next month for a public meeting to discuss a draft document, released last week, that outlines potential environmental impacts of a project to improve the management of airspace over Southern California.

With hydrogen fuel station, ARCO and La Cañada look to the Mirai

With hydrogen fuel station, ARCO and La Cañada look to the Mirai

The city’s first hydrogen fuel cell station at the Foothill Boulevard ARCO station could soon be up and running, as installers iron out the final aesthetic details with the Design Commission and await building permit approval.

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