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April 5, 2007
A 95-year-old Altadena woman was pronounced dead on arrival at Verdugo Hills Hospital on Friday, March 30, after being involved in an accident on Verdugo Boulevard just south of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada. According to investigators, witnesses reported that for some reason the woman's vehicle suddenly veered while traveling southbound on Verdugo Boulevard, then struck a tree. Emergency workers arrived at the scene and immediately transported her to the hospital. It appeared, according to a witness, that the woman had a medical emergency just prior to the collision that might have been the cause of her death.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lisa Dupuy | February 17, 2014
A few exits east of La Cañada Flintridge, in a mini-mall anchored by a security-bar-heavy liquor store, sits a little restaurant with a big heart. Pizza of Venice oozes neighborliness and a spirit of unbridled experimentation. The one long, communal table ensures you'll be making friends before the night is through. The atmosphere of "Try it! You'll like it!" will have you sampling pizzas you never dreamed existed. And the Buffalo Brussels Sprouts will clinch your return visit. Pizza of Venice (aka P.O.V.)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jane Napier Neely | June 22, 2011
Bob and Gregg Smith graciously accepted the accolades given to them when they were honored for their generosity and support of Five Acres and their efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect. Five Acres serves more than 4,500 children and their family members every year. The benefit, held June 11 at the San Gabriel Country Club, raised nearly $150,000 for the 123-year-old Altadena-based agency. Lorraine Reaume and Cathy Weber were the chairs of the fun and lively party, which was themed, “Eastside Boardwalk.” The invitation read, “Slip back in time to Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition, where you can sip on bubbly and enjoy an open bar, carnival games, a premium silent auction and an exclusive wine wall presented by redwhite+bluezz.” Many of the guests got into the ambience of the evening by wearing garb from the 1920s.
NEWS
November 16, 2006
Webster's Pharmacy of Altadena is holding its second Annual Day-After-Thanksgiving Christmas sale on Friday, Nov. 24, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in their Hallmark and Gift Department, at 2450 N. Lake Ave. in Altadena. The landmark store is bursting at the seams with great holiday merchandise. This special pre-holiday sale is limited to Webster's Pharmacy of Altadena's Hallmark Gold Crown Card and Gift shop only. Light refreshments will be served. "Come early and reserve your space in line," said Sue Webster Felt, president of Webster's Pharmacy of Altadena.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | May 14, 2009
This week the working relationship between Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station and Altadena station was highlighted with four arrests being made in two incidents. The first crime occurred at about 1 a.m. Monday at the La Cañada Pizza Hut parking lot in the 900 block of Foothill. According to Sgt. Ray Harley, two employees were walking through the parking lot to their cars when a gray Toyota Camry with tinted windows pulled out of a nearby alley. ?A suspect exited the vehicle and approached one of the employees,?
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By Mary O'Keefe | June 8, 2007
Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Battalion Chief Steve Martin is a 22-year veteran of the department and knows the foothill area well. He was born and raised in Monrovia and worked in the Altadena fire station for four years as an engineer. He is now battalion chief with three platoons to supervise from Altadena to Little Tujunga. "There are seven different fire stations in this area that I oversee," said Martin, whose office is in Station 82. He says he understands La Cañada's unique relationship to the Angeles National Forest.
NEWS
August 24, 2006
It's hot, hot, hot outside but cool things are in-store on these sizzling summer evenings. Kat Scrap Fever, Webster's Pharmacy of Altadena's popular new scrapbooking store is hosting its Hot August Nights 50's-theme Crop on Friday, Aug. 25, from 7 p.m. until midnight. Cost is $20 per person. Reservations are required, as space is limited. Light refreshments will be served. Arrive with your scrapping tote and a friend. "What better way to cool off and scrap this hot summer night away, " says Sue Webster Felt, president of Webster's Pharmacy of Altadena.
COMMUNITY
June 6, 2013
Four boys who graduated from Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services' El Nido campus in Altadena were feted in Pasadena. The boys wore caps and gowns during a ceremony held at Lake Avenue Church, which the Los Altos Auxiliary sponsored. Each student spoke about their experience at Hathaway-Sycamores and enjoyed a luncheon at Mijares Mexican Restaurant. The school offers educational and behavioral programs for students who have learning disabilities or suffer from emotional issues.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2006
Appearing Sun., May 28, WE FIVE returns to the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena. To the delight of fans who have followed the group for over 40 years to a wide range of venues including the newly renovated Hollywood Bowl (where they recently played for the Easter Sunrise Service), this show is guaranteed to please. The classic folk-rock sounds of WE FIVE performing in this unique concert club are sure to be a high-impact, up close and personal experience. In addition to their best known songs like You Were On My Mind, the original hit recording of Get Together, and tributes to many of their folk and rock contemporaries, the show will also feature songs from their Catch the Wind album that was first released in 1970, and just reissued on CD in January.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Lisa Dupuy | February 17, 2014
A few exits east of La Cañada Flintridge, in a mini-mall anchored by a security-bar-heavy liquor store, sits a little restaurant with a big heart. Pizza of Venice oozes neighborliness and a spirit of unbridled experimentation. The one long, communal table ensures you'll be making friends before the night is through. The atmosphere of "Try it! You'll like it!" will have you sampling pizzas you never dreamed existed. And the Buffalo Brussels Sprouts will clinch your return visit. Pizza of Venice (aka P.O.V.)
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COMMUNITY
October 29, 2013
Ten Years Ago Having been in the planning stage for a full year, the La Cañada Flintridge Farmers Market debuted for a six-month trial period. The stalls for the first market were set up on Beulah Drive, in front of Sport Chalet headquarters. Twenty Years Ago Although La Cañada remained unscathed beyond the arrival of wind-carried smoke and ashes, wildfires devastated several Southern California areas during the final two weeks of October 1993, with the worst started by a transient's campfire in Altadena's Eaton Canyon on Oct. 27. More than 2,100 firefighters were called to fight the blaze, which ultimately destroyed 5,700 acres and 121 homes in Altadena and Sierra Madre.
NEWS
August 27, 2013
FOX 11 announced that the man who was found dead in Angeles National Forest was Martin Burns , an investigative writer and producer at the station, according to www.myfoxla.com . A hiker spotted his body in a ravine on Sunday afternoon near Inspiration Point above Altadena, authorities said. Members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Air Rescue 5 unit located the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene before he was airlifted to Farnsworth Park in Altadena, according to the Los Angeles Times . A preliminary coroner's examination determined that he died from trauma sustained during a fall from a steep trail.
COMMUNITY
June 6, 2013
Four boys who graduated from Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services' El Nido campus in Altadena were feted in Pasadena. The boys wore caps and gowns during a ceremony held at Lake Avenue Church, which the Los Altos Auxiliary sponsored. Each student spoke about their experience at Hathaway-Sycamores and enjoyed a luncheon at Mijares Mexican Restaurant. The school offers educational and behavioral programs for students who have learning disabilities or suffer from emotional issues.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 14, 2011
Residents of La Cañada Flintridge can choose the company that hauls their trash, but in doing so, they might be choosing higher prices. Even with Athens Services and Allied Waste Services competing, and new hauler NASA soon to be offering its services as well, La Cañada residents are paying more than Altadena residents. The Los Angeles County Public Works Department on Sept. 1 entered its new exclusive contract for service in unincorporated Altadena with Athens, which charges $54 a quarter for basic three-can service, compared to quarterly prices of $89.68 for Allied and $91.11 for Athens in La Cañada.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jane Napier Neely | June 22, 2011
Bob and Gregg Smith graciously accepted the accolades given to them when they were honored for their generosity and support of Five Acres and their efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect. Five Acres serves more than 4,500 children and their family members every year. The benefit, held June 11 at the San Gabriel Country Club, raised nearly $150,000 for the 123-year-old Altadena-based agency. Lorraine Reaume and Cathy Weber were the chairs of the fun and lively party, which was themed, “Eastside Boardwalk.” The invitation read, “Slip back in time to Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition, where you can sip on bubbly and enjoy an open bar, carnival games, a premium silent auction and an exclusive wine wall presented by redwhite+bluezz.” Many of the guests got into the ambience of the evening by wearing garb from the 1920s.
NEWS
Anytime Fitness will open this summer at Town Center | February 28, 2011
A 24-hour gymnasium that also features chiropractic care has been cleared to open this summer in La Cañada Flintridge. Planning Commission members voted Wednesday to grant Anytime Fitness, part of an international franchise with more than 1,500 locations, a conditional use permit to occupy a currently vacant 5,000-square-foot unit at La Cañada Town Center. The gym is expected to be fully operational from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily but also allow 24-hour keycard access to members, with security systems taking the place of employee supervision during overnight hours.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | September 2, 2010
Three days a week, at 4:30 a.m., Glendale resident Sue Feehan rolls out of bed, pulls on her workout clothes and heads to the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA. She does 30 minutes of circuit training, 30 minutes of free weight training and an hour swim before heading home. She is done before some people are even out of their pajamas. "You feel in the clear," Feehan said of her early exercise routine. "It is done for the day. You fit it in, and you can [focus on] your work and your priorities.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2010
Ten Years Ago: Pasadena Humane Society animal control officers made four trips to La Cañada yards to retrieve and relocate rattlesnakes in the first week of April 2000, signaling the return of the annual rattlesnake season. “They’re coming out real early this year,” said a Humane Society spokesperson. Twenty Years Ago : Nearly 25 years after serving the foothills as a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reserve deputy on the Montrose Search and Rescue Team, Michael I. Quinn was promoted from lieutenant to captain, becoming the station commander for the Crescenta Valley and Altadena sheriff’s stations.
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