Mailbag

Letter: More ways to save water and energy

Having read last week's suggestion that we all send in tips to help everyone change our water habits, here is what we do:

Letter: Family has ties to LCF video store

We want to extend our thanks to Carol Cormaci for her tremendous article about La Cañada Video (“Video store's sad ending is full...

Letter: Eviction notice lacked class

Mr. Cabraloff's posting an eviction notice on the front door of Hamlet Shahbazian's video store for everyone to see was a low-class act. Surely he doesn't live in La Cañada, does he? That would be sad for our community.

Letter: Shelve the videos with the books?

Thank you for your article about La Cañada Video. I love that place. I wonder if there is any possible synergy with Flintridge Bookstore?...

Letter: A shock to the LCF's community spirit

Last week's editorial about the sad demise of La Cañada Video touched my heart. As a resident since 1949, before cityhood, the 210, La Ca&...

Letter: The culprit to video store's closure

One of the unique qualities of Hamlet Shahbazian isn't just his vast knowledge of movies, but his genuine kindness and natural ability to make you feel like you're a friend who just so happens to be renting a movie. After reading the article about the disrespectful eviction from his wonderful shop,...

Letter: There must be ways to keep store open

I was stunned to hear about our town's video store. This is disgraceful, and I think the strip mall owner is the problem here. He should be punished for pushing this neighborhood video store out of business. When my late husband lay dying, the offerings of this store were a big comfort to him in his...

Guest Column: A reflection on cycling in Europe

Guest Column: A reflection on cycling in Europe

Whether it should be considered an epic or simply an experience, I do know that it was the adventure of a lifetime. After having time to reflect on the two months of Belgian and European road racing, which I embarked on from the end of June to the beginning of August, I have found myself...

Letter: One easy way to conserve water

Since we're in a drought that's only going to get worse here in La Cañada Flintridge, and we'd be wise to change our water habits sooner rather than later, I think you would serve the community if you ran a small feature every once in a while on tips and hacks to save (and extend) water....

Letter: A single hauler could work just fine

Chuck Gelhaar's letter to the La Cañada Valley Sun about trash pickup generated a conversation between a couple of old businessmen who remember when cost was king in...

Letter: Tasting festival is returning Sept. 28

The 12th annual La Cañada Flintridge Wine and Gourmet Food tasting is almost here. On Sunday, Sept. 28 at the La Cañada Flintridge Memorial Park beginning at 3 p.m. the tastings begin.

Letter: More than one waste hauler for LCF?

On Monday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in City Hall, the City Council has an agenda item regarding the survey that will be taken about our solid-waste service.

Letter: '10-20-30' brought back memories

Re: The “Sixty Years Ago” entry in the Aug. 21 “10-20-30 Years Ago” history feature.

Letter: Future depends on a healthy ecosystem

We care deeply about our children. We support our public schools, sports teams and after-school programs, but overlook the most basic requirement for our children's welfare: healthy, functioning ecosystems.

Letter: Some reasons to repeal Obamacare

Obamacare's purpose was to expand healthcare to those who did not have it. The process included Democratic advocacy groups signing people up for coverage. It affected businesses that could not afford the insurance. People had their policies canceled. We still do not know how many people have...

Letter: Cost of high-speed rail is far too high

Big numbers are hard to comprehend, and Gov. Jerry Brown's $68 billion for a train boggles the mind. There are better ways to use the money. Here's an example: Instead of a train between L.A. and San Francisco, we could invest $68 billion in 30-year government bonds, today yielding an average of 3....

Letter: Pay little mind to FSHA detractors

I have lived in La Cañada for 43 years and have witnessed many changes in La Cañada, including the reluctant application of cityhood, which has brought on many non-common-sense rules to the community, but that is for another letter.

Letter: City needs to start saving water

Re: “Council considers task force on drought issues.” Aug. 7.

Guest Column: Rain draws a torrent of reflection

Guest Column: Rain draws a torrent of reflection

Aug. 3 — today, I heard a sound that I have not heard in months and didn't expect to hear for several more: rain. But not just rain — rain falling on a million leaves.

Letter: Judge's ruling isn't that complicated

Re: “Judge hands off Ferraro case,” July 31. I think a further explanation of the judge’s action in your article is needed. Judge Samantha Jessner’s action in...

Letter: City's moves show signs of disparity

I read the July 31 op-ed in your paper about the La Cañada city government proposing to allow electronic signs (“Sign rules should stay on message”), and then...

Op-Ed: Sign rules should stay on message

On Aug. 4, our City Council will consider allowing “electronic message centers” in La Cañada Flintridge. We think meddling with the city's long-standing ban on these signs will diminish the character of our community and create unnecessary risks for the people who live and work...

Letter: Drought not Edison's fault

Re: “Frustrations with power outages,” Mailbag, July 17. I will take full responsibility for at least two of them. On Sunday morning, July 13, we...

Op-Ed: Community involvement is key to FSHA success

Op-Ed: Community involvement is key to FSHA success

Last month, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (FSHA), families and friends joyously congratulated another group of young women who will walk confidently into the next chapter of their...

Letter: Homeowners have right to defend themselves

Re: “More guns won’t stop the violence

Letter: Reader expresses frustration with power outages

This past weekend we experienced four power outages in our neighborhood. On Saturday, July 12, I spoke with Southern California Edison and the representative estimated the outage to 342 homes in the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club area would last from approximately 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. On...

Letter: New standards, test have common link

Common Core national standards, as dictated by the federal government and adopted by states, have been implemented in California. The control of academic content, standards and testing through our state and local policy makers have been relinquished. There has also been a change in the Scholastic...

Letter: Our trees need stronger protection

It is extremely important that, as a community, we citizens get involved with something as important as protecting our trees. We are moving in that direction, but much to the delight of the City Council, we’re not moving fast enough.

Letter: Some answers to the rise in crime

I am a Boy Scout and a resident of La Cañada. I am concerned about the rise in crime in our city. I feel we need to take more precautions against crime.

Letter: Old farmhouse will be missed

Re: “Farmhouse not long for this world,” Piece of Mind column, June 26. Thank you for the nice article in the...

Letter: Signs would change the character of LCF

We were dismayed to learn that there is a proposal to permit digital signage at Flintridge Prep and St. Francis. Among those institution’s stated missions is to...

Letter: Take advantage of the area's trails

I have been a trail user in our town, for more than 20 years and I have to say that the trails have never looked better! We are so fortunate to live in a community that has over 22 miles of multiple-use trails. Now is a great time to get out and explore those trails, the weather is pleasant, there...

Letter: More guns won't stop the violence

I moved to La Cañada with my family four years ago for a number of the usual reasons — trees, schools, hiking, etc. What I did not move here for was its enlightened and progressive social views. Anyone coming here expecting those just hasn't done their research. But even so, my...

Letter: GOP voter is stuck in a nostalgic past

David C. Wilcox's June 12 letter regarding Tim Donnelly's election loss is the latest example of...

Letter: June 3 election turnout was dismal

Letter: June 3 election turnout was dismal

Buried on page 2 of the June 5 Valley Sun was the La Cañada voter statistics for the Tuesday, June 3 primary election. Of the 14,519 registered voters, only 2,856 bothered to vote. That's only 19.67%. Fewer than 20% of La Cañada's registered voters actually voted.

Guest Column: Memories of a noble gift that was taken for granted

"Doc, it's Pete Davis. My brother, Jim, shot himself straight through his right shoe. We've been deer hunting. He's bleeding bad."

Letter: Filming projects need regulation

The Public Safety Commission has held four meetings amending Section 6.04 of the filming ordinance. City staff presented their latest revisions on May 28. The commissioners asked that more criteria be included; the revised ordinance will go to a sub-committee made up of two commissioners and city...

Letter: Reader disappointed with Donnelly's loss

Oh my, how times have changed in La Cañada Flintridge!

Letter: Farmers Market becoming political

When did the La Cañada Farmers Market become a platform/location for individuals or groups with a political agenda to publicize their views?

Letter: Membership has multiple benefits

Forty dollars. To some, this is a small amount, but $40 can make a tremendous impact.

Letter: City appears to OK illegal construction

This is an important warning for the residents of La Cañada Flintridge.

Letter: Many thanks for a smashing Fiesta Days

What a wonderful Fiesta Days weekend!

Letter: Don't fall for current smear campaign

As Ronald Reagan would say, “there you go again.” So-called “moderate” Republicans Pete Wilson, Darrell Issa and others are taking out all the stops in sliming gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly.

Letter: Clarification of the Park & Ride

I am the developer referred to in James Stoker’s letter to the editor last week. The reasons the city chose to enter into an agreement with me to develop the Park & Ride in 1995...

Letter: The tree canopy makes LCF special

We stand with Larry Moss in support of La Cañada trees! The trees of La Cañada are such an integral part of our lives that we often overlook...

Letter: Time to say bon voyage to Mary Boger?

I live in the western edge of La Canada Flintridge, support the schools territory transfer and participated in the recent Glendale Unified School District-...

Letter: On teachers unions and climate change

Last week’s edition of the Valley Sun contained a letter from Deborah Kong, president of Early Edge California, strongly urging passage of Assembly Bill 1444...

Letter: Act would threaten parents' rights

The Strong Start for America's Children Act, SB 1697 will be using federal dollars to create universal preschool programs. In addition, money would be used to fund the “Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program,” which was created in the Affordable Care Act. What is the...

Letter: Times editorial had it wrong

Last Sunday the L.A. Times ran an editorial which distorted and glossed over the facts of the April 28 federal court's decision regarding the Adventure Pass requirements for visitors to our Angeles National Forest. To set the record straight, the Adventure Pass Fee legislation is very explicit in...

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