Politics

Fate of sign, a local landmark, in limbo

Fate of sign, a local landmark, in limbo

No one knows exactly when the pole sign in front of La Cañada Imports Pizza and Deli was first erected, but one thing is certain — having been built in the city's public right-of-way, it has to go.

Council weighs new rules to help stem unpermitted construction with liens, higher fines

Council weighs new rules to help stem unpermitted construction with liens, higher fines

La Cañadans will want to think twice about breaking ground without proper permits, as the city imagines new ways to punish offenders who waste hundreds of city...

Proposed station in Burbank could serve as hub for California high-speed rail

Proposed station in Burbank could serve as hub for California high-speed rail

There may come a day when a business professional hops on the Metro Orange Line at Warner Center at 7 a.m. and travels to San Francisco for an 11 a.m. meeting without stepping foot on a plane or in a car.

Drive-thru idea heads to next window

Drive-thru idea heads to next window

To essentially ban drive-thru businesses in La Cañada's Downtown Village Specific Plan is "a waste of time and energy," one Planning Commission member said Tuesday night, when the panel agreed to take a more in-depth look at the concept.

Schiff will not run for Senate seat held by Barbara Boxer

Schiff will not run for Senate seat held by Barbara Boxer

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced Tuesday he will not enter the race for retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer’s seat.

Options for 710 Freeway extension discussed at public hearing

Options for 710 Freeway extension discussed at public hearing

Accommodating the traffic demands of a population that has swelled beyond the load limit of LA’s freeway systems is proving to be a zero-sum game — at least in the case of the 710 Freeway extension project.

Council meetings to return to Tuesdays

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council passed a resolution Monday changing the day and time of its regular meetings to the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. The move comes after the departure of former Councilman Don Voss, whose service on another panel conflicted with the...

La Cañada welcomes new resident to 'Tree City USA'

La Cañada welcomes new resident to 'Tree City USA'

In keeping with a tradition befitting an official "Tree City USA," Mayor Dave Spence and other officials planted a tree Tuesday in a ceremony recognizing May 5 as Arbor Day in the city of La Cañada Flintridge.

Residents voice complaints over homeless near freeway bridge

A group of residents living on Indiana Avenue near Curran Street is asking the city to take action against a group of homeless people on and near their properties.

LCF City Council fills vacant seats

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council voted Monday to fill three vacancies on various city commissions, selecting from among 10 aspiring applicants.

Caltrans, Metro to host public hearing on 710 Freeway extension project

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will hold a public hearing Wednesday evening at La Cañada High School to seek community feedback on a draft environmental report for the 710 Freeway extension project.

Residents weigh in on Rim of the Valley expansion options at town hall

Residents weigh in on Rim of the Valley expansion options at town hall

A town hall forum in La Cañada Monday asked residents to weigh in on a recent National Park Service report that calls for potentially expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley corridor of regional mountains.

Memo reveals ineligible votes cast in election for Democratic delegates, prompts ballot redo

As the California Democratic Party prepares for its convention next month in Orange County, an internecine squabble about delegates from the La Cañada, Burbank and Glendale areas has pulled back the curtain on local allegiances and power struggles.

June 30 deadline for tax exemption forms

Property owners within the La Cañada Unified School District boundaries who want to submit a senior citizen or contiguous parcel exemption form for the 2015 tax year can do so until June 30. Forms are available from the LCUSD’s Fiscal Services Office, 4490 Cornishon Ave., or...

Voting irregularities mar Democratic committee election

Democratic officials in Sacramento Monday ordered a redo of the election of local delegates, ruling about 15% of voters were not qualified to cast a ballot.

Schiff to host Rim of the Valley town hall

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host a town hall meeting Monday night about the National Park Service’s draft report for the Rim of the Valley Study, which was released two...

While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some

While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some

When parties in the Austrian Parliament this week signed a declaration calling the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks that began in 1915 a genocide, the Republic of Turkey issued a statement saying it would leave “permanent stains on Turkish-Austrian friendship” and recalled its...

Water runoff alarms residents

Water runoff alarms residents

[UPDATED 4:39 p.m.] Several La Cañada residents were alarmed this week after witnessing mass quantities of water issuing from reservoirs near Alta Canyada Road and Harter Lane, both owned and operated by the La Cañada Irrigation District.

Outside City Hall, orange is the new alert

Outside City Hall, orange is the new alert

As California water officials met to determine how much cities will be forced to conserve in the coming year, Foothill Municipal Water District changed its own conservation status Tuesday to “orange,” warning residents of drier times ahead.

Crescenta Valley Water District puts limit on lawn irrigation

Crescenta Valley Water District puts limit on lawn irrigation

Facing pressure to cut back on water use from both the state government and one of its key suppliers, the Crescenta Valley Water District is restricting watering lawns to two days a week.

Council reluctantly adopts county code calling for rainwater capture

Council reluctantly adopts county code calling for rainwater capture

Developers and residents who plan to build large-scale projects will soon be forced to include plans for capturing rainfall, according to an ordinance reluctantly adopted Monday by the La Cañada Flintridge City Council.

Schiff reads names of Armenian Genocide victims on House floor

Schiff reads names of Armenian Genocide victims on House floor

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Wednesday took to the U.S. House of Representatives floor to read the names of 1,000 people killed during the Armenian Genocide.

New parlors on hold as officials massage rules

New parlors on hold as officials massage rules

Businesses offering massage services will not be able to open or expand for at least 45 days, while officials figure out new rules to regulate them, according to an urgency ordinance passed Monday by the La Cañada Flintridge City Council.

City, public provide feedback on proposed 72-unit senior community

City, public provide feedback on proposed 72-unit senior community

If Santa Rosa-based developer Oakmont Senior Living wants its plans for a 72-unit assisted living facility to take root in La Cañada, its going to have to think outside the box, residents and city staff agreed Thursday.

Bike helmet bill scaled back following opposition

Bike helmet bill scaled back following opposition

A bill that would have required all bicycle-riding adults to wear a helmet in California has been scaled back following wide opposition from numerous bicycling organizations.

Advertisement
Advertisement