Politics

While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some

While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some

When parties in the Austrian Parliament this week signed a declaration calling the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks that began in 1915 a genocide, the Republic of Turkey issued a statement saying it would leave “permanent stains on Turkish-Austrian friendship” and recalled its...

Water runoff alarms residents

Water runoff alarms residents

[UPDATED 4:39 p.m.] Several La Cañada residents were alarmed this week after witnessing mass quantities of water issuing from reservoirs near Alta Canyada Road and Harter Lane, both owned and operated by the La Cañada Irrigation District.

Outside City Hall, orange is the new alert

Outside City Hall, orange is the new alert

As California water officials met to determine how much cities will be forced to conserve in the coming year, Foothill Municipal Water District changed its own conservation status Tuesday to “orange,” warning residents of drier times ahead.

Crescenta Valley Water District puts limit on lawn irrigation

Crescenta Valley Water District puts limit on lawn irrigation

Facing pressure to cut back on water use from both the state government and one of its key suppliers, the Crescenta Valley Water District is restricting watering lawns to two days a week.

Council reluctantly adopts county code calling for rainwater capture

Council reluctantly adopts county code calling for rainwater capture

Developers and residents who plan to build large-scale projects will soon be forced to include plans for capturing rainfall, according to an ordinance reluctantly adopted Monday by the La Cañada Flintridge City Council.

Schiff reads names of Armenian Genocide victims on House floor

Schiff reads names of Armenian Genocide victims on House floor

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Wednesday took to the U.S. House of Representatives floor to read the names of 1,000 people killed during the Armenian Genocide.

New parlors on hold as officials massage rules

New parlors on hold as officials massage rules

Businesses offering massage services will not be able to open or expand for at least 45 days, while officials figure out new rules to regulate them, according to an urgency ordinance passed Monday by the La Cañada Flintridge City Council.

City, public provide feedback on proposed 72-unit senior community

City, public provide feedback on proposed 72-unit senior community

If Santa Rosa-based developer Oakmont Senior Living wants its plans for a 72-unit assisted living facility to take root in La Cañada, its going to have to think outside the box, residents and city staff agreed Thursday.

Bike helmet bill scaled back following opposition

Bike helmet bill scaled back following opposition

A bill that would have required all bicycle-riding adults to wear a helmet in California has been scaled back following wide opposition from numerous bicycling organizations.

Caltrans to hold public hearings on 710 home sale regulations

Caltrans to hold public hearings on 710 home sale regulations

Officials with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced in a press release Friday the agency will hold two public hearings next week to take comments on the proposed Affordable Sales Program regulations pertaining to the sales of surplus homes along the 710 Freeway corridor.

Rim of the Valley Corridor study released, recommends expansion over new park

Rim of the Valley Corridor study released, recommends expansion over new park

Following multiple delays and the urging of local lawmakers to publish its findings

Armenians praise Pope's comments

Armenians praise Pope's comments

Local leaders and community members are praising Pope Francis for his remarks from the Vatican this past weekend that categorized the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as the first genocide of the 20th century.

Olhasso, Voss honored for service

Olhasso, Voss honored for service

The city of La Cañada Flintridge recently honored former mayors Laura Olhasso and Don Voss by installing bronze plaques commemorating their service at Mayors’ Discovery Park.

LCHS cleaned up during annual Servathon event

LCHS cleaned up during annual Servathon event

On Saturday, April 4, members of the La Cañada High School community came together for the annual spring Servathon, where they pitched in to clean up the campus.

New garden at Descanso shows La Cañadans how to reduce water for landscaping

New garden at Descanso shows La Cañadans how to reduce water for landscaping

When it comes to using water in a period of statewide drought, La Cañadans are going to have to pay to play.

Bullock announces campaign plans for State Assembly

Bullock announces campaign plans for State Assembly

At the end of the school year, Dennis Bullock will step down as dean of students at Providence High School in Burbank in order to devote more time to his political career.

Parks and Rec commission meeting rescheduled

The regular meeting of the La Cañada Flintridge Parks and Recreation Commission, scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, has been cancelled and re-scheduled for a later date, according to city staff.

La Cañada City Council meeting cancelled

The regular meeting of the La Canada Flintridge City Council scheduled for Monday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 1327 Foothill Boulevard, has been cancelled due to a lack of business, the city clerk reported Thursday.

Rep. Schiff, System of a Down share goal of Armenian Genocide recognition

Rep. Schiff, System of a Down share goal of Armenian Genocide recognition

While the alternative rock band System of a Down plans to use the concert stage this month as a platform to push for formal recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the United States and Turkey, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), is using his influence as a legislator toward the same goal.

Forum to address proposed 710 Freeway extension

Forum to address proposed 710 Freeway extension

Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian will speak Monday at a public forum on the 710 Freeway extension at the Cal State Los Angeles campus....

Open seats on public safety, other boards

Open seats on public safety, other boards

The city of La Cañada Flintridge invites residents to submit applications for service on the Public Safety Commission.

Schiff honors LCF resident Ann Neilson as one of area's inspiring women

Schiff honors LCF resident Ann Neilson as one of area's inspiring women

Longtime La Cañada resident and civic volunteer Ann Neilson was among 14 individuals in the 28th Congressional District to be recognized as a "Woman of the Year" last week by Rep. Adam Schiff during a luncheon event held in Echo Park.

Schiff visits Burbank High students

Schiff visits Burbank High students

Not only did students learn about Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-Burbank) day-to-day experience as a congressman, they posed for pictures with him individually and many squeezed into one group “selfie” during his visit to Burbank High School on Friday.

City moves forward on traffic mitigation efforts near schools

City moves forward on traffic mitigation efforts near schools

Changes coming to the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Hampton Road later this month aim to alleviate traffic congestion, especially in the afternoon when five nearby schools let students out.

Water rationing may be in the pipeline

Water rationing may be in the pipeline

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California may be forced to restrict available wholesale water supplies to its 26 member public agencies as early as July, pending a vote next month from its Board of Directors, officials announced Wednesday.

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