Politics

Foundation to sue L.A. Public Works over sediment removal plan

Foundation to sue L.A. Public Works over sediment removal plan

Representatives of the Arroyo Seco Foundation and the Pasadena Audubon Society announced Dec. 10 they will file a lawsuit challenging a Los Angeles County Department of Public...

'Balance' of film ordinance produces new controversy

'Balance' of film ordinance produces new controversy

Fourteen months of negotiations among residents, movie executives and weary public officials ended Monday, when the La Cañada Flintridge City Council approved a new set of regulations governing filming inside city limits.

La Cañada city engineer Ying Kwan retires

City officials bid a fond farewell to city engineer Ying Kwan, who’s worked on numerous citywide projects since joining the payroll in 2002.

Council hears update from Carol Liu

Updating the public on the year’s activities in Sacramento, Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) delivered a presentation on the state of the state at Monday's City Council meeting. She shared the triumphs and trials of the 2013-14 legislative season, which ended in August, and...

LCF council hopefuls to get a seat

LCF council hopefuls to get a seat

Candidates running to fill three upcoming openings on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council — Mayor Mike Davitt, Planning Commission...

La Cañada, Glendale board members to meet over transfer

La Cañada, Glendale board members to meet over transfer

La Cañada Unified School District officials will soon return to the negotiating table with Glendale Unified to see if any agreement can be reached regarding a possible transfer of the Sagebrush territory...

Officials present route options for high-speed rail

It could be the largest infrastructure project in the United States — the first high-speed rail system in the country — and it's expected to come to Burbank.

Glendale Adventist begins new holiday tradition

Glendale Adventist begins new holiday tradition

A Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at Glendale Adventist Medical Center helped ring in the holidays, but the evening saw a solemn moment as more than 100 people lit candles to remember those they've lost over the past year.

Owner of Zina's, planning commissioner in legal dispute

Owner of Zina's, planning commissioner in legal dispute

A business dispute between the owner of a La Cañada take-out and a property-owning city official has spilled into the courthouse, with accusations being leveled on both sides.

City taps marketing firm to boost social media presence

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council voted Monday to approve a six-month contract with communications firm Tripepi Smith and Associates to help beef up the city's brand with a stronger social-media presence.

Gatto introduces 'transparency' bill, aims to amend rules on financial disclosures

Gatto introduces 'transparency' bill, aims to amend rules on financial disclosures

Public officials in California would have to disclose more about their investments and who they do business with under a state Assembly bill introduced Monday as the legislature began a new session.

Parcels eyed for dog park

Parcels eyed for dog park

Trying to make peace between dog owners who want Fido to run free and those seeking stricter enforcement of the city's leash law, La Cañada officials are looking for places to put a dog park.

Drive-thru rules get a yellow light

Drive-thru rules get a yellow light

A business owner wishing to build a drive-thru in La Cañada may have to provide a study detailing how it would affect congestion, the Public Works and Traffic Commission...

Schiff reaffirms support for cameras on police officers following Ferguson riots

Schiff reaffirms support for cameras on police officers following Ferguson riots

In response to the violence and rioting that erupted Monday night in Ferguson, Mo., following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued a statement Tuesday, calling for an end to the unrest and...

City Council looks at unpermitted construction issue

City Council looks at unpermitted construction issue

Unpermitted construction in La Cañada has become an increasing drain on the city's time and resources, forcing city officials to find ways to prevent it and ratcheting up punishments to fit the crime.

City Council denies neighbors' claims over home construction

A saga over construction at a Normandy Drive home inched toward resolution Monday after the La Cañada Flintridge City Council denied a neighbor's claim the homeowner misled the city while Planning Department staff accepted and disseminated inaccurate plans.

County board certifies Devil's Gate plan

County board certifies Devil's Gate plan

Opponents of a five-year plan to remove debris from the Devil’s Gate Dam say they will maintain vigilance in the coming years, after the project was certified Nov. 12 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

GOP fares well among LCF voters

GOP fares well among LCF voters

La Cañada voters bucked the statewide trend to vote Democrat and instead largely backed GOP candidates in the Nov. 4 General Election, according to results posted by the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters office.

Controversy lingers on Devil's Gate

Controversy lingers on Devil's Gate

After a brief informational tour that ended with a meeting last week in La Cañada, an EIR was approved for the Devil's Gate Dam sediment-removal project. 

Following reelection, Schiff talks to LCHS government students

Following reelection, Schiff talks to LCHS government students

Two days after being reelected to U.S. Congress representing the 28th District, Rep. Adam Schiff on Nov. 6 visited La Cañada High School to speak with more than 300 students, many of whom are studying world history and American government this semester.

Filing period to begin for council hopefuls

Filing period to begin for council hopefuls

The filing period for the March 2015 La Cañada Flintridge City Council election will open on Nov. 10, according to City Manager Mark Alexander.

Area demand for water has dropped

Nearly one year after Gov. Jerry Brown urged all California residents to reduce their water use by 20%, Foothill Municipal Water District reports that locally, demands are continuing to drop this year, compared to figures from 2013.

Online system for building, safety permits to go live

Online system for building, safety permits to go live

Homeowners seeking building and safety permits for construction projects will soon be able to forego print documents and scrolls, once Los Angeles County's Building and Safety Department rolls out a new electronic system later this month.

City Council begins streaming meetings

On Monday, for the first time ever, La Cañada residents were able to watch the inner workings of their city government from the convenience of their computers after the city officially launched online video streaming coverage of all City Council meetings.

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