Politics

Study: Traffic issues near LCF Town Center tough to fix

Despite ongoing grumblings from frustrated La Cañada drivers, traffic in and around the city's Town Center area is about as good as it's going to get, according to the findings of a monthslong traffic study heard Monday by City Council.

Metropolitan Water District examines Descanso Gardens' water use

Metropolitan Water District examines Descanso Gardens' water use

Officials at Descanso Gardens gave Metropolitan Water District a look under the hood Friday morning, participating in a free irrigation survey designed to pinpoint spots where water efficiency upgrades could be made.

New EPA map: High levels of toxicity revealed in LCF, Burbank, Glendale drinking water

New EPA map: High levels of toxicity revealed in LCF, Burbank, Glendale drinking water

The California Environmental Protection Agency released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution and it appears the Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge areas have one major source of pollution: high levels of drinking water toxicity. 

Kiwanis Club names its 'La Cañadan of the Year'

Kiwanis Club names its 'La Cañadan of the Year'

When Pat Anderson, chief executive and president of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce, learned she'd been named Kiwanis Club's 2013 "La Cañadan of the Year," she was a little more than surprised.

Atwater named to SoCal water board

Atwater named to SoCal water board

The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) announced last week the appointment of Foothill Municipal Water District (FMWD) Director Richard Atwater to its Southern California Board of Directors. Atwater replaces James Edwards, who served as a FMWD representative to the board for 15 years before...

Davitt named mayor of LCF

Davitt named mayor of LCF

Mike Davitt was named the new mayor of La Cañada Flintridge Monday, accepting the ceremonial gavel from outgoing Mayor Laura Olhasso in the City Council's annual rotation meeting.

 Neighbors fear tree removal may lead to loss of 'forest feel'

Neighbors fear tree removal may lead to loss of 'forest feel'

For years, La Cañada has worn the mantle of "Tree City USA," a title bestowed by the national Arbor Day Foundation upon communities that support tree preservation, in part, by maintaining a comprehensive tree ordinance.

Gatto to host town hall meeting

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) will be taking questions and suggestions from the community during a town hall meeting from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at the Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive.

Political Landscape: 'Women of the Year' selections announced; Violent crime report bill receives supporting vote

Two local lawmakers recently announced their picks for “Women of the Year” and they all come from a variety of professional and community-advocacy backgrounds.

LCF mayor's speech addresses the state of the city

LCF mayor's speech addresses the state of the city

Last year was a busy one for the city of La Cañada, residents learned as Mayor Laura Olhasso delivered her annual State of the City address Wednesday to a roomful of Kiwanis Club members at Descanso Gardens.

La Cañada leaders attend national city forum

La Cañada leaders attend national city forum

Last week, as City Hall went about its business, two elected officials took that business to the nation’s capital, representing La Cañada in the National League of Cities (NLC) Conference in Washington, D.C.

Council receives Devil's Gate Dam updates

Council members were updated Monday on conditions at Devil’s Gate Dam and Reservoir and how the facility weathered recent heavy rainfall.

Application deadline for La Cañada commission and committee seats extended to April 7

The city of La Cañada Flintridge is extending its application deadline for residents interested in filling several open City Commission and Committee seats to April 7.

Renovated La Cañada home must return to previous form

A resident who made several costly renovations to his Greenridge Drive home without acquiring the necessary building and safety permits was denied a last-ditch effort to keep...

New emergency generator installation to prompt street closures in La Cañada on Wednesday

Crews plan to install a 30,000-pound standby diesel generator for potential earthquakes and wind events on Wednesday, prompting upcoming street closures in the La Cañada area, officials said.

Final numbers released in La Cañada parcel tax

La Cañada Unified School District's Measure LC parcel tax has officially passed, garnering 68.12% of the...

Schiff says planetary science funding insufficient

Schiff says planetary science funding insufficient

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama released his $3.9 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2015. The plan sets aside $1.28 billion for planetary exploration — an amount one elected official is calling a far cry from what will be required to get JPL missions to Mars and Europa off...

La Cañada editing local filming ordinance

The city of La Cañada Flintridge is editing its local filming ordinance, most recently discussing the matter with stakeholders Monday in a Public Safety Commission meeting.

La Cañada Flintridge invites residents to apply to commission seats

The city of La Cañada Flintridge is inviting interested residents to apply for several City Commission and Committee seats becoming available effective June 1. The deadline for submission is Monday at 5 p.m.

Unemployment numbers rise in Glendale, Burbank area

January was a month of ups and downs for local unemployment rates as Glendale's figures saw an uptick of nearly a percentage point from the previous month, while Burbank experienced a decrease, according to a new labor report.

Officials want public feedback on traffic flow in La Cañada's Town Center area

La Cañada’s Public Works and Traffic Commission will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, March 19 at 6 p.m. to discuss issues surrounding traffic flow within the Town Center area and recommendations for how conditions might be improved.

Former La Cañada mayors get their bronze due

Former La Cañada mayors get their bronze due

Bronze plaques commemorating two former mayors of this city were unveiled Monday at Mayors’ Discovery Park on Foothill Boulevard.

Upgrades to La Cañada home must come down

Upgrades to La Cañada home must come down

A local couple will have to demolish several costly building upgrades made to their Greenridge Drive home without permits from the city’s Planning Commission, after losing an appeal before the La Cañada Flintridge City Council Monday night.

La Cañada joins city alliance to study 710 Freeway tunnel project

La Cañada joins city alliance to study 710 Freeway tunnel project

The city of La Cañada Flintridge has joined four other cities — Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena and Sierra Madre — in an alliance designed to respond quickly and efficiently to the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) underway by Metro and Caltrans related to the 710 Freeway...

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