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Elections

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  • Local incumbents hold on strong, despite nationwide changes

    Republican Rep. David Dreier cruised to victory over his main challenger, Democrat Russ Warner, Tuesday night with 54.5% to 36.9%, according to the Los Angeles County registrar. Assemblyman Anthony Portantino trounced his main opponent, Republican...
  • Voters call for on-time budget

    California set the record for the latest budget in state history with its 2010 budget, which arrived 100 days after its supposed deadline. All the waiting seems to have gotten under the skin of voters as it looks as if Proposition 25, also dubbed the On-...
  • Legal threat adds to Windermere saga

    For Dr. Philip Merritt and a number of city officials, home — at least the one Merritt hopes to build — is where the headaches have been. More than four years after Merritt first submitted plans to construct a large two-story house on a...
  • Quick Hits

    Liquor store hearing delayed La Cañada Flintridge City Council members were ready on Monday to discuss whether to support the reopening of the former Foothill Liquor location for alcohol sales, but the new leaseholder was not. Melina Issakhanian, who...
  • Around Town: Think long

    Around Town: Think long
    Our mother ship, the Los Angeles Times, broke the story first. The Huffington Post picked it up. "An eccentric, globetrotting multibillionaire who doesn't own a home in California — or anywhere, for that matter; he says he has little use for...
  • From the Back Pew: The leadership competition

    From the Back Pew: The leadership competition
    I've been quite amused by the News-Press and Burbank Leader sports departments the last couple of weeks, as all eyes were locked on our little newsroom television as it showed images of various baseball competitions played to determine who would be the...
  • City turns right in election

    The number of registered Republicans in La Cañada Flintridge has been shrinking over the past six years, but local results for the Nov. 2 election suggest that voters who turned out to the polls were in a generally conservative mood. If election...
  • Brown to pass the torch

    The candidate nomination period for 2011 La Cañada Flintridge City Council races begins Monday, but veteran Councilman Greg Brown has already decided he won't be putting his name on that list. Brown, who has served since 2003, told the Valley Sun on...
  • Theater group gets challenge grant

    An anonymous Pasadena resident has pledged to match donations to help A Noise Within Classical Theatre Company complete its new venue in that city. Because of this pledge, the company is closer to reaching its fundraising goal of $13.3 million for...
  • In Theory: What is the role of religion?

    David Hartman, a Jerusalem-based rabbi and philosopher, recently sat down for an interview with CNN's Izzy Lemberg. In the interview, Hartman wonders whether religion is really helpful to the human condition. "There's a whole bunch of myths that religions...
  • Our Readers Write: Bad manners in the neighborhood

    In my wildest dreams, I would never have imagined that I would get "the finger" in La Cañada from what some would consider an attractive 40-something woman in a new-model SUV (or from anyone, for that matter). My family has lived in the area for 40...
  • Questioning the endorsements

    The Valley Sun on Feb. 3 reported that the La Cañada Flintridge Republican “committee” endorsed three City Council candidates (“Republicans endorse three for council” by Joe Piasecki). Al Restivo and his La Cañada Flintridge...