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September 23, 2004
Oct. 10, 1919-Sept. 17, 2004 Pasadena attorney John Howard Whatley, prominent in the legal, philanthropic, and religious community for more than half a century, died at his Pasadena home on Sept. 17, 2004 of complications from leukemia. He was a resident of La Cañada Flintridge from 1950 until he moved back to Pasadena in 1993. Born October 10, 1919 in Alabama, John received his bachelor of laws degree from the University of Alabama in 1941, enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private in 1941, and served in the South Pacific and the Philippines as a captain in the anti-aircraft artillery until his discharge in 1946.
By Joe Piasecki, | May 31, 2011
A local Americorps volunteer working with the Red Cross returned recently from aiding victims of April’s devastating tornados in Alabama, following a career path inspired while she was a student at La Cañada High School. Jennifer Lazo, 24, helped coordinate emergency outreach and relief efforts throughout northeastern Alabama for two weeks following the April 27 storms, which that leveled neighborhoods and claimed more than 200 lives. She worked to provide ready-to-eat meals and services referrals at various relief centers and also canvassed neighborhoods to identify victims’ needs.
By Charles Cooper | February 7, 2008
Voters in the two local Congressional districts followed the state trend in supporting Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary, and John McCain in the Republican. In the 26th District that includes La Cañada Flintridge, represented by Republican David Dreier, Clinton received 54% of the Democratic vote, to 40% for Barack Obama. Sen. John Edwards, who just dropped out of the race, received 3.4%. Among Republicans, McCain received 44%, to 36.5% for Mitt Romney. Mike Huckabee received 10.5%.
April 29, 2010
Area 1 3100 block of Foothill Boulevard : Someone smashed the right passenger window of a Toyota Rav4 that was parked in a parking lot April 21 between noon and 2 p.m. The suspect stole a Balenciaga handbag. The loss was valued at $800. 3100 block of Foothill Boulevard : The window of a BMW parked in a parking lot was smashed April 21 between 12:52 p.m. and 2:09 p.m. A laptop, credit cards and a computer bag were stolen. 3000 block of Alabama Street : A Ford Windstar parked on the street in front of a private residence was broken into overnight April 21-22 between 10 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. The suspect ransacked the center console and glove compartment, and stole a digital camera and CD player.
May 10, 2007
African American quilts from the Robert and Helen Cargo Collection, a traveling exhibition developed by the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will be on display in the History Center Galleries at the Pasadena Museum of History from May 12 through August 5. The exhibit features 30 quilts from the southeastern USA by quilters Dennis Jones, Mary Maxtion, Lureca Outland, Martha Jane Pettway, Sarah Mary Taylor, Yvonne...
September 14, 2012
La Cañada Flintridge Sept. 7 Burglary: 1900 block of Foothill Boulevard, 10:30 a.m. Car door pried open, credit cards stolen out of a wallet left in a pickup truck parked in front of the YMCA. Burglary: 5000 block of Hill Street, between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. A Tiffany-brand silver necklace, worth $1,200, and possibly other items were stolen from a home entered through an unlocked window. La Crescenta/Montrose Aug. 27 Burglary: 2200 block of Florencita Avenue, 8 a.m. An iPhone 4S and an iPad 2 stolen from the AT&T Service building during the weekend.
April 13, 2012
La Cañada Flintridge April 7 800 block of Wiladonda Drive: Attempted vehicle burglary, 2:25 a.m. A man heard his car alarm going off and went outside to find the door of his unlocked Honda minivan open and the alarm on his Honda SUV set off. Nothing was stolen. No suspects were seen. La Crescenta April 9 2400 block of Rockdell Street: Drunk in public, 7:22 p.m. Two 18-year-olds, a boy and a girl, were yelling and screaming at sheriff's deputies, and both gave off a strong smell of alcohol.
By Sara Cardine | February 19, 2010
The Obama administration proposed 2011 budget for NASA, which includes a $6 billion boost for earth science and related projects, could bode well for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, despite massive spending and personnel cuts to manned space missions being conducted at NASA facilities in Alabama, Texas and Florida. The proposal would increase spending over the next five years for earth science-related research and robotic precursor programs to the moon, Mars and beyond.
May 3, 2007
The following crime reports for La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta were taken from the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. Tuesday, May 1 5500 block of Pinecone Road, La Crescenta , someone entered a home and ransacked several rooms. A woman was caring for the home while the owners were on vacation. She had last been at the home the evening prior to the burglary. On her return, she found the front door open and it appeared to have been kicked in. A list of missing items had not yet been reported as of press deadline.
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