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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.

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.

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