Politics

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.

Deer draw sportsmen to La Cañada area

La Cañada trail enthusiasts are hoping the end of deer hunting season will ease concerns that have recently arisen over reports of archers scoping herds dangerously close to the city’s Cross Town trail.

Groups huddle on response to Devil's Gate Dam project

Groups huddle on response to Devil's Gate Dam project

City and school officials are racing against time to ensure their concerns about L.A. County Public Works Department’s plan to remove 2.4 million cubic yards of sediment...

Schiff, Gatto easily win their political races

Schiff, Gatto easily win their political races

Both Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and state Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) had resounding wins in their races to remain in office on Tuesday.

Polls open at 7 a.m. on election day

Tuesday is election day, with polling places open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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.

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