Politics

La Cañada fields suggestions for park areas

La Cañada fields suggestions for park areas

When a USC graduate program in public administration put out a call for projects students could address, the city of La Cañada Flintridge answered. The result was a series of parks-related suggestions that will be implemented in coming months, particularly at heavily used Memorial Park.

San Gabriel Valley agency backs up from 710 Freeway project

San Gabriel Valley agency backs up from 710 Freeway project

The San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments recently removed the 710 Freeway tunnel from a list of projects first in line for funding should a new transportation sales tax should be passed by L.A. County voters in 2016.

La Cañada residents prompt city review of power poles

La Cañada residents prompt city review of power poles

When Philippe Hartley got a notice from Southern California Edison in June that his Flanders Road home would go dark while a nearby power pole was replaced, he figured there was nothing he could do.

State eyes land owned by Bob Hope Airport for high-speed rail project

State eyes land owned by Bob Hope Airport for high-speed rail project

California High-Speed Rail Authority officials said this week they plan to propose to Bob Hope Airport officials that the state agency purchase the nearly 60-acre “B6 parcel” — also known as the “Opportunity Site” — north of the airfield’s terminal, an...

La Cañada High senior helps draft e-cigarette regulations during summer internship

La Cañada High senior helps draft e-cigarette regulations during summer internship

While many teens returned to La Cañada High School Wednesday full of tales about fun summer plans and trips, only senior Doug Williams could boast of having drafted citywide regulations that could become law.

Antonovich voices interest in state Senate seat

Antonovich voices interest in state Senate seat

Stump speeches are common in politics, but this weekend when longtime Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced he’s running for California state Senate in 2016, he made what might be called a bumper speech.

Youth Council plans 'Beyond the Rainbow' color run benefiting homeless LGBTQ youngsters

Taking advantage of the national buzz that’s recently formed around marriage equality and Olympian Bruce Jenner’s transformation into Caitlyn Jenner, the La Cañada Flintridge Youth Council is in the process of organizing a local event to benefit homeless LGBTQ youth.

Comment window coming to a close for proposed 710 Freeway extension project environmental report

Comment window coming to a close for proposed 710 Freeway extension project environmental report

The opportunity for the public to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact on the SR-710 North will end Wednesday, closing a five-month comment window.

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.

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