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By Don Mazen | December 28, 2005
Before the incorporation of La Cañada Flintridge in 1976, "annexation" was a nasty word around these parts. As the community was considering cityhood for the three years prior to the successful election, three more nasty words appeared, this time from Sacramento: "Sphere of Influence." The State Legislature was proposing to confer more power on the L.A. County Local Agency Formation Commission, which deals in all annexation and incorporation matters. For example, Assembly Bill 813, introduced by Democrat John T. Knox in 1971, would place all unincorporated areas in L.A. County like LCF under a "sphere of influence" of neighboring cities.
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By Ruth Longoria | September 11, 2008
Confusion encircled a recent notice of public hearing sent out to some area residents; however, clarification is slowly filtering through about annexation of properties to the Consolidated Sewer Maintenance District of Los Angeles. First off, the notice ? which was sent out by the county to property owners of sewer district No. 2 ? told folks of a planned public hearing at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the hearing room of the Board of Supervisors, room 383 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple St. in Los Angeles.
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April 12, 2007
Ten Years Ago … Sister Mary Denis, a math and computer teacher at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, celebrated her Golden Jubilee in the Dominican Order, which she had entered as a teenager in 1945. In 1960, she earned a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Twenty Years Ago … A fire of suspicious origin destroyed a large storage building, consumed chemicals inside and partially burned a company pick-up truck at Your Pool Company, located on the northeast corner of Foothill Boulevard at Cornishon Avenue.
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By Charles Cooper | February 4, 2010
The Pasadena City Council Monday night approved the initial study and plan for the 30 acres of the Hahamongna annex, after years of community discussion and debate. The next step for the open space parcel located between Pasadena and La Cañada will be to identify projects and funding for the land, located above the Hahamongna Watershed Park. Some 35 speakers raised issues about the project site, which will house an outdoor education center, an equestrian center, the county fire camp and open space with trails and picnic grounds.
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By Charles Cooper | January 28, 2010
The Pasadena City Council Monday night will take up the plan for the 30-acre Hahamongna Annex at its meeting at Pasadena City Hall. The planning effort for the northern annex to the Hahamongna Watershed Park has been underway since 2005, when Pasadena purchased the property from the Metropolitan Water District. The work has included residents from Pasadena, La Cañada and Altadena who remain concerned about some aspects of the proposal. Mary Barrie, a trails advocate from La Cañada, said she objects to the removal of some 70 non-native trees from the annex, including some mature species such as stone pines, Chinese elms and California peppers.
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By Charles Cooper | April 5, 2007
The Hahamogna Annex advisory committee will meet April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army in Pasadena to discuss plans for the 30-acre parcel located between La Cañada Flintridge and Pasadena. The city of Pasadena has been working on a master plan for the property since a series of community design sessions last year. The meeting generally endorsed a continuation of the equestrian users on the site along with establishment of a forest/ecology center. The master plan was expected to come to the council before this, but Pasadena officials said discussions are continuing with the main equestrian tenant, Rose Bowl Riders, of which several La Cañadans are members.
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By Charles Cooper | May 3, 2007
La Cañada parks commissioner Mary Barrie called on the Pasadena City Council Monday to give this city and Altadena a place at the table in making future plans for the 30-acre annex the city is adding to the 300-acre Hahamognga Watershed Park in the upper Arroyo Seco. The council approved a tentative conceptual plan for the property, which borders the two cities. Pasadena Councilwoman Joyce Streator, who represents the area, said she "appreciates the fervor" shown by residents of the two communities, and hopes they will be ready to help finance improvements on the site.
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By Charles Cooper | January 17, 2008
The current timetable for a master plan addition to cover the Hahamongna Watershed Park annex calls for Pasadena City Council action around June, the advisory committee was told at its January meeting. The annex, which consists of 30 acres formerly owned by the Metropolitan Water District, is to the north of the main park, adjacent to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and near the boundary between La Cañada Flintridge and Pasadena. A planning process has been underway since then for the use of the property, which currently houses a county fire camp.
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By Charles Cooper | February 2, 2006
The city of Pasadena held an open house last weekend for the Hahamongna Annex, 30 acres of land that the city is adding to the watershed park that lies on the border of La Cañada Flintridge. The 30 acres was originally owned by Pasadena, but was sold to the Metropolitan Waster District in 1970 for use for a water treatment plant. After that project fell through, Pasadena leased the land back until MWD put the property up for sale. Pasadena bought the land back last year for $1.2 million.
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By Charles Cooper | August 13, 2009
A 30-acre parcel adjoining Pasadena and La Cañada, known as the Hahamongna annex, has been the topic for much debate over the nine years since Pasadena regained ownership of it. Pasadena sold the property to the Metropolitan Water District, and then bought it back for $1.2 million when MWD planners decided the property wasn?t needed for a settling basin. The 30 acres lying between the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Devil?s Gate Dam have been the subject of numerous meetings and planning sessions involving stakeholders from La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena and Altadena.
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By Charles Cooper | February 4, 2010
The Pasadena City Council Monday night approved the initial study and plan for the 30 acres of the Hahamongna annex, after years of community discussion and debate. The next step for the open space parcel located between Pasadena and La Cañada will be to identify projects and funding for the land, located above the Hahamongna Watershed Park. Some 35 speakers raised issues about the project site, which will house an outdoor education center, an equestrian center, the county fire camp and open space with trails and picnic grounds.
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By Charles Cooper | January 28, 2010
The Pasadena City Council Monday night will take up the plan for the 30-acre Hahamongna Annex at its meeting at Pasadena City Hall. The planning effort for the northern annex to the Hahamongna Watershed Park has been underway since 2005, when Pasadena purchased the property from the Metropolitan Water District. The work has included residents from Pasadena, La Cañada and Altadena who remain concerned about some aspects of the proposal. Mary Barrie, a trails advocate from La Cañada, said she objects to the removal of some 70 non-native trees from the annex, including some mature species such as stone pines, Chinese elms and California peppers.
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By Charles Cooper | August 13, 2009
A 30-acre parcel adjoining Pasadena and La Cañada, known as the Hahamongna annex, has been the topic for much debate over the nine years since Pasadena regained ownership of it. Pasadena sold the property to the Metropolitan Water District, and then bought it back for $1.2 million when MWD planners decided the property wasn?t needed for a settling basin. The 30 acres lying between the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Devil?s Gate Dam have been the subject of numerous meetings and planning sessions involving stakeholders from La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena and Altadena.
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By Ruth Longoria | September 11, 2008
Confusion encircled a recent notice of public hearing sent out to some area residents; however, clarification is slowly filtering through about annexation of properties to the Consolidated Sewer Maintenance District of Los Angeles. First off, the notice ? which was sent out by the county to property owners of sewer district No. 2 ? told folks of a planned public hearing at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the hearing room of the Board of Supervisors, room 383 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple St. in Los Angeles.
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By Charles Cooper | January 17, 2008
The current timetable for a master plan addition to cover the Hahamongna Watershed Park annex calls for Pasadena City Council action around June, the advisory committee was told at its January meeting. The annex, which consists of 30 acres formerly owned by the Metropolitan Water District, is to the north of the main park, adjacent to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and near the boundary between La Cañada Flintridge and Pasadena. A planning process has been underway since then for the use of the property, which currently houses a county fire camp.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | May 3, 2007
La Cañada parks commissioner Mary Barrie called on the Pasadena City Council Monday to give this city and Altadena a place at the table in making future plans for the 30-acre annex the city is adding to the 300-acre Hahamognga Watershed Park in the upper Arroyo Seco. The council approved a tentative conceptual plan for the property, which borders the two cities. Pasadena Councilwoman Joyce Streator, who represents the area, said she "appreciates the fervor" shown by residents of the two communities, and hopes they will be ready to help finance improvements on the site.
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By Charles Cooper | April 19, 2007
PASADENA ? The city of Pasadena's plan for the future reuse of the 30 acres of land adjacent to La Cañada known as the Hahamongna Annex will be unveiled at a public meeting at 6:30 tonight (Thursday, April 19) at the Salvation Army offices, 960 E. Walnut. The land, which houses a fire camp, forestry service officers and equestrian stables, was purchased by Pasadena from the Flood Control District. It was linked by name to the 1,300-acre Hahamongna Watershed Park, and the city promised to limit uses to recreation and open space.
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April 12, 2007
Ten Years Ago … Sister Mary Denis, a math and computer teacher at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, celebrated her Golden Jubilee in the Dominican Order, which she had entered as a teenager in 1945. In 1960, she earned a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Twenty Years Ago … A fire of suspicious origin destroyed a large storage building, consumed chemicals inside and partially burned a company pick-up truck at Your Pool Company, located on the northeast corner of Foothill Boulevard at Cornishon Avenue.
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By Charles Cooper | April 5, 2007
The Hahamogna Annex advisory committee will meet April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army in Pasadena to discuss plans for the 30-acre parcel located between La Cañada Flintridge and Pasadena. The city of Pasadena has been working on a master plan for the property since a series of community design sessions last year. The meeting generally endorsed a continuation of the equestrian users on the site along with establishment of a forest/ecology center. The master plan was expected to come to the council before this, but Pasadena officials said discussions are continuing with the main equestrian tenant, Rose Bowl Riders, of which several La Cañadans are members.
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