Politics

LCUSD steps back from Sagebrush transfer costs proposed by GUSD

LCUSD steps back from Sagebrush transfer costs proposed by GUSD

The La Cañada Unified School District is no longer willing to discuss with Glendale school officials the financial aspects of negotiations regarding the transfer of Sagebrush territory into its boundaries, according to statements made at Tuesday night’s school board meeting.

Pieroni announces City Council bid

Pieroni announces City Council bid

Leonard Pieroni III announced this week he is launching his campaign for one of three seats that will be open on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council in the March election.

La Cañada's film ordinance is ready for close-up

La Cañada's film ordinance is ready for close-up

A year of debating, including four commission meetings, meetings with community groups and an untold staff hours, concluded Monday as revisions to La Cañada's film ordinance were...

Contenders face off in House race

Contenders face off in House race

Opponents for the local congressional election next week offered their views on issues facing the area and the nation, from bipartisanship to gun control.

Gatto, Royal differ on plans

Gatto, Royal differ on plans

While the two contenders for the state Assembly seat in the 43rd District are opposites on party lines, each has his own vision on how to cut red tape in order to help small business owners save money and boost the economy.

La Cañada Public Safety Commission to discuss heavily edited film ordinance

The La Cañada Flintridge Public Safety Commission will discuss on Monday revisions to the city’s film ordinance, a topic that has been debated among residents who want stricter guidelines and area production companies seeking easier access to desirable locations.

LCF Council takes steps toward citywide historical preservation plan

Members of the La Cañada City Council discussed Monday steps that could be taken to come up with methods for preserving historical buildings and points of interest throughout the city.

La Cañada hears sound advice

When city staff sat down at the beginning of the year to discuss consolidating chapters of La Cañada's municipal code pertaining to noise for ease of reference, Helga Ohannesian saw her chance and took it.

LCF gets the dirt on Devil's Gate Dam project

LCF gets the dirt on Devil's Gate Dam project

City leaders got a clearer picture Monday of exactly how the Los Angeles County Flood Control District plans to remove 2.4 million cubic yards of sediment...

Leash patrol puts owners on notice

Leash patrol puts owners on notice

A few times each week, La Cañada dog owner Scott Heaton grabs a leash and heads for the city's Cross Town Trail with companion Sole, an 8-year-old retriever, in tow.

White House will display Armenian Orphan Rug next month

White House will display Armenian Orphan Rug next month

The White House will be displaying the Armenian Orphan Rug, also known as the Ghazir Rug, as part of an exhibit at the White House Visitors Center from Nov. 18 to 23, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced on Wednesday.

Gatto discusses legislation, water bond during town hall forum

Letting local voters know he’s listening, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) made La Cañada Flintridge a destination on the campaign trail on the night of Oct. 9, speaking at a town hall forum at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA in advance of the Nov. 4 election.

Realtor Wes Seastrom to fill Public Safety Commission seat

Realtor Wes Seastrom to fill Public Safety Commission seat

Wes Seastrom, a Realtor known for his leadership on the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA boards, has been selected to serve on the Public Safety Commission.

No changes made to La Cañada sign ordinance

No changes made to La Cañada sign ordinance

A years-long debate on whether electronic message centers perform a community service or are a potentially distracting nuisance was settled Monday night after a heated discussion among a...

Obama to announce national monument designation for portion of San Gabriel mountains

Obama to announce national monument designation for portion of San Gabriel mountains

President Obama plans to announce Friday that he will set aside roughly half of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument, bringing stronger federal protections to the range to...

City set to vote on heavily debated sign ordinance change

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council is expected to vote Monday night on whether to amend the city’s sign ordinance to allow for larger electronic message centers on two Foothill Boulevard school campuses.

Brown signs Liu's foster-care bill

Among the items considered by Gov. Jerry Brown this week — as he worked to meet a Sept. 30 deadline to take action on legislation — was a bill by state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge), which he signed on Monday.

Conservation issues take center stage

Conservation issues take center stage

A potential California mega-drought, global warming and what La Cañadans can do today to reduce their carbon footprint were up for discussion in a Tuesday evening speaking engagement sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Verdugos.

Social-media bill dealing with student activity signed into law

Social-media bill dealing with student activity signed into law

Students' public posts on social media collected by school officials must be discarded within a year after a student leaves the district and parents must be notified that school officials are analyzing social-media posts under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Monday.

Housing prices on the rise in LCF

Housing prices on the rise in LCF

The median home price in La Cañada Flintridge rose to $1.28 million last month, from $1.22 million a year ago, according to statistics compiled by Realtor Keith Sorem with Keller Williams Realty in Glendale.

Conservancy works to preserve Cottonwood Canyon

Conservancy works to preserve Cottonwood Canyon

On a modest stretch of Linda Vista Avenue near the La Cañada Flintridge-Pasadena border lies a nondescript piece of land whose dry shrubs and trees thinly veil a rich biodiversity of life teeming within.

Schiff signs on to request for camera funding

Schiff signs on to request for camera funding

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Friday urged the Department of Justice to help fund body-worn video cameras for local police agencies nationwide, which he said would increase transparency, improve community relations and create a record of events.

Governor signs bill tripling funding for film tax-credit program

Governor signs bill tripling funding for film tax-credit program

David Dowell likes living in Glendale. He likes eating at local restaurants with his wife, a school teacher. He likes riding his bike to work about 5.5 miles from his home.

Terry Walker, Planning Commission chair, to vie for City Council seat

Terry Walker, Planning Commission chair, to vie for City Council seat

A longtime local resident and civic volunteer who served three terms as president of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce board is the first to announce her candidacy in the March 3 City Council election, when three seats will be decided.

Flintridge Circuit to receive upgrade

Flintridge Circuit to receive upgrade

Southern California Edison plans to upgrade the infrastructure of the city's Flintridge Circuit, replacing 12,900 feet of power lines and nearly 30 transformers, and officials want residents to know about maintenance outages that could continue throughout the year.

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