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News | By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | April 8, 2013
This post has been updated. A stolen SUV was found over the side of the Angeles Crest Highway near La Cañada Flintridge Monday morning, authorities said. The abandoned gray Yukon was found near mile marker 31 at about 11:48 a.m. Monday, said Lt. Angela  Shepherd of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. PHOTOS: Vehicle found over cliff in Angeles National Forest Montrose Search and Rescue deputies, the California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the scene, but no individuals were found, said Shepherd.
NEWS
By Stephanie Ghiya stephanie.ghiya@latimes.com | August 31, 2011
School board members, PTA moms and representatives of Lundgren Management huddled together in the newly renovated girl's locker room showers at La Cañada High School Monday, first to cut the ribbon and then to formally unveil the updated boys and girls gym locker room facilities. The renovation project, which came it at just under $740,000, was funded by available bond monies, according to Mike Leininger, La Cañada Unified School District's assistant superintendent for facilities and operations.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | February 1, 2012
A dozen years after La Cañada residents Harold “Skip” Tillman and his wife, Joni, were found buried in remote graves, investigators say they have new developments regarding the murders, but are staying tight-lipped about any details. “There are some things that we're working on, but it's not anything I can divulge right now,” said Det. Ryan Ford of the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department Cold Case Homicide Division. “It's definitely a case that we have open and we're actively seeking out additional leads and information.” Skip Tillman, an accountant, and Joni, a homemaker, were last seen dining at J.J. Steakhouse in Pasadena on Feb. 6, 2000.
NEWS
By Joe Puglia | April 1, 2010
Capt. Clark extended his hand. “Take a seat left-tenant,” he said. I did, opposite him on an 81-Mike-Mike ammo crate. He brought me up to speed on enemy movements, their strength, weaponry and combat readiness. We were operating 20 clicks from Phouc Tuy, and the intelligence would prove to be fortuitous. With devilish good looks, Clark was an image from a Kipling novel. He was an Aussie, SAS (Strategic Air Service). The Viet Cong called them ma rung , phantoms of the jungle.
NEWS
August 16, 2007
Red flag alert issued A red flag alert was issued by the National Weather Service on Monday afternoon and remained in effect through yesterday morning. The alert was issued due to high pressure aloft producing very warm and dry conditions for areas including the Angeles National Forest. Many of the affected locations suffered with single digit relative humidities and gusty winds, furthering concern. According to the service report, the combination of strong winds, low humidity and warm temperatures create “explosive” fire growth potential.
NEWS
February 9, 2006
Applications for Assistance League of Flintridge Summer School teachers and classroom aides will be available beginning tomorrow, Feb. 10, at all La Cañada Unified School District offices and at Assistance League of Flintridge. Teachers must have their California teaching credential and classroom aides must be at least 19 years old or have completed at least one year of college. Assistance League of Flintridge Summer School is scheduled for five weeks from June 26 through July 28, Monday through Friday except for the July 4 holiday.
FEATURES
June 22, 2006
Kirsten Fossan Newquist of La Cañada has been named to the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Pasadena. Newquist is vice-president of Copia Associates, a private investment firm based in San Ramon. She has also been vice-president of corporate development for Ancora Capital and Management Group, San Fernando. She received her bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and her MBA from UCLA's Anderson School. She and her husband are the parents of four children.
SPORTS
May 14, 2009
Baseball Babe Ruth Cubs 11, A?s 1 The Cubs used strong pitching, solid defense and a methodical offense to overpower the A?s, 11-1. Justin Cohen started and pitched two innings, allowing just one run, then Scott Moulin and Sean Bird came in to complete the victory with three shutout innings. On offense, the Cubs scored in every inning but the fourth. Kevin Stoner continued his power surge with a triple, two doubles and a walk, scoring twice. Ben Whitefield hit a booming double to left and was on base four times.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | March 5, 2009
Very few La Cañadans turned out at City Hall Tuesday night as tallies of La Cañada Flintridge precincts came in from the City Council election. However, voters of this city made a not-too-bad showing at the polls, with 22% of residents casting their votes. That’s opposed to the only about 15% of voters who cast their ballots in nearby Los Angeles, according to L.A.’s City Clerk’s office. Up for grabs in La Cañada were two of the five seats on the council. Those seats were retained in a decisive victory for incumbents: Mayor Steve Del Guercio and Councilman Dave Spence.
SPORTS
September 27, 2007
The La Cañada Gladiator teams faced off against the Temple City Rams last weekend in several displays of skill and teamwork. The Midget team played the Claremont Wolfpack in an equally impressive performance on the field. ? JR. GREMLIN CARDINAL The La Cañada Gladiator Cardinal team arrived in Temple City ready to play the Rams last Sunday morning. The offense drove the ball effectively behind quarterbacks Noah Kim and Andrew VanGinkel . The offensive line of Julian Martinez, Connor McGoldrick, Ian Goodstein , Kyle Ramirez, Jake George, Henry Alvarez, Miles Haxton , and Collin Saydah had a near perfect game, keeping the Rams well behind the line of scrimmage and opening up large holes for running backs Will McConnell , Bobby Gazmarian, Kudzai Kachingwe and Myles Webb . Both Gazmarian and Webb had impressive touchdown runs.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | March 13, 2008
Tal Shoemake was surrounded by hot dog stands as a youth growing up in Sherman Oaks. Many folks from the East Coast had moved to the San Fernando Valley, desiring the same choices they previously had from sidewalk hot dog vendors, Shoemake said. That’s why businesses such as the Wiener Factory and other popular fast food restaurants sprouted up offering steaming hot brats, chili-dogs, kraut-dogs, New York-style dogs, and a variety of other wiener choices. But, that’s what was missing when Shoemake decided to make La Cañada home, he said.
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