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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.

Prop. 8 plaintiffs 'elated and excited' by Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling

Prop. 8 plaintiffs 'elated and excited' by Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling

With the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage anticipated Friday, two of the plaintiffs in the landmark case that struck down California’s voter-approved same-sex marriage ban Proposition 8 in 2013 were waiting with the TV on, laptops and iPad at the ready.

La Cañada's finances look solid

La Cañada's financial picture looks bright for the foreseeable future, with 2015-16 anticipated revenues exceeding expenditures to the tune of more than $1.5 million, according to preliminary information made public Tuesday during the first of a series of budget hearings.

MTA's report on 710 Freeway gap project accused of tunnel vision

MTA's report on 710 Freeway gap project accused of tunnel vision

For months, elected officials and local activists have asked the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for a cost-benefit analysis of five project alternatives being put forth as potential solutions to addressing a 4.5-mile gap in the 710 Freeway between Alhambra and Pasadena.

Management of Angeles National Forest will be focus of upcoming meeting

Management of Angeles National Forest will be focus of upcoming meeting

The Angeles National Forest will hold a public meeting at the Pacific Community Center in Glendale Monday for residents wishing to weigh in on or learn more about the development of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Management Plan.

Retiree called out as a noisemaker by neighbor addresses council

After being outed as a noisy neighbor in several La Cañada Flintridge City Council meeting discussions pertaining to a citywide noise...

Federal aviation officials to discuss adjustments to airspace, flight paths over Southern California

Federal aviation officials to discuss adjustments to airspace, flight paths over Southern California

Federal officials will be in Burbank next month for a public meeting to discuss a draft document, released last week, that outlines potential environmental impacts of a project to improve the management of airspace over Southern California.

With hydrogen fuel station, ARCO and La Cañada look to the Mirai

With hydrogen fuel station, ARCO and La Cañada look to the Mirai

The city’s first hydrogen fuel cell station at the Foothill Boulevard ARCO station could soon be up and running, as installers iron out the final aesthetic details with the Design Commission and await building permit approval.

Work to improve Foothill (210) Freeway surface expected to be completed spring 2018

Work to improve Foothill (210) Freeway surface expected to be completed spring 2018

A three-year effort to make surface improvements on the Foothill (210) Freeway is already underway and will cause periodic ramp and lane closures, a engineer for the California Department of Transportation told the La Cañada Flintridge City Council Monday.

L.A. County Supervisor Antonovich considering state Senate run

L.A. County Supervisor Antonovich considering state Senate run

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said Thursday that he is considering a run for the state Senate seat held by Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge), the Los Angeles...

Council recommends mediation to residents sounding off on noise ordinance

Council recommends mediation to residents sounding off on noise ordinance

Hopes that a new noise ordinance would resolve an ongoing neighbor dispute over a high-decibel hobby were dashed Monday when the City Council instead suggested mediation.

Moratorium extended on massage parlor permits

Moratorium extended on massage parlor permits

Businesses offering massage services in La Cañada could be forced to wait up to 22 months to expand, hire or pull permits in the wake of a moratorium extended Monday by the La Cañada Flintridge City Council.

Coalition hopes to pave the way for alternative to 710 Freeway tunnel

Coalition hopes to pave the way for alternative to 710 Freeway tunnel

A coalition of organizations and elected representatives from Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena and South Pasadena announced Thursday a transportation initiative they hope has enough merit to unseat plans for a multibillion-dollar 710 Freeway tunnel.

La Cañada Flintridge to purchase recycled water from Glendale to irrigate median plants

La Cañada Flintridge to purchase recycled water from Glendale to irrigate median plants

Not content to let city trees die amid state mandates banning the use of potable water for street medians, La Cañada Flintridge is securing truckloads of recycled water from the city of Glendale to get the job done.

City to talk sharing consultant cost

As La Cañada school officials continue to negotiate with their counterparts in Glendale the terms by which students living in the city’s western edge might be peaceably transferred into LCUSD boundaries, city officials are considering how they might help.

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.

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