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NEWS
May 23, 2012
Several articles have appeared regarding bears being attracted to trash cans in various neighborhoods over the past couple of months. It would be a good thing to remind readers that an excellent way to avoid this problem is to practice trash etiquette. This means not putting smelly garbage into your trash can. How can you do this? Simple: Freeze smelly garbage in your freezer and only put it into your trash can on the morning of your trash pickup. This is simple and not a big deal.
NEWS
August 29, 2012
In a summer where bears are splashing into backyard pools, trashing garbage cans and - in one tragic case - crashing into a car, experts came to Eaton Canyon Nature Center Saturday to discuss interactions between humans and bears in the foothills. Kim Bosell, a natural-area administrator for the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, said people and bears try to steer clear of each other, but encounters are inevitable where the city meets the forest. “Black bears in this area aren't here to kill people,” she said.
NEWS
By Bill Kisliuk and Daniel Siegal, Times Community News | July 21, 2012
He's no Meatball, but La Cañada Flintridge's own bear - not nearly as famous as his relative from Glendale - made at least his second appearance this week on Pomander Place. On Thursday a gardener working at the home of Mark and Dee Martinez spotted the bear, a month to the day after the ursine's first visit. Mark Martinez said the bear knocked over a trash can and headed up the street between noon and 1 p.m. Martinez believes the bear is the same young adult that climbed a tree in his backyard on June 20. His theory is that the bear follows Flint Creek up from Hahamongna Watershed Park through the neighborhood.
BUSINESS
December 28, 2006
MacGregor Realty, Inc., spent the months of November and December collecting teddy bears and stuffed animals for the Center for Grief and Loss. The Center's mission is to provide a supportive environment to bereaved children who have lost a close family member. "I'm always so proud to participate in the collection of stuffed animals for this wonderful center," sais Sharyl Hutchison, manager on call at MacGregor Realty. "The kids are always so happy to see the animals and teddy bears that we have collected for them."
SPORTS
June 15, 2006
The La Canada Books and Toys' Battling Bears finished second in the La Canada Junior Baseball/Softball Association Girls' Rookie Softball League. Last Saturday, the Battling Bears lost to the Bad News Behrs, 7 -- 1. Kara Thompson pitched two scoreless innings to start the game. Kara Thompson drove in Kellyn O'Leary, for the Battling Bears' only run in the third inning. The Battling Bears left the bases loaded in the first inning, and left runners on second and third in the second inning.
SPORTS
June 15, 2006
The Bad News Behrs came ready to play in the La Cañada Junior Baseball/Softball Association Championship game against the La Cañada Books and Toys' Battling Bears. The Behrs were prepared with balloons, their mascot and their "Lucky Hat" which had been with them for their end of season run. The two teams were deadlocked at 0-0 after two innings of great pitching by Emily Develle for the Behrs and Kara Thompson for the Battling Bears. The Behrs got on the board in the third inning with a lead off walk by Shelby Hopkins.
NEWS
June 24, 2004
Pack 515 Cub Scouts held their annual Raingutter Regatta at Palm Crest recently. In addition to the racing, an advancement ceremony was held to mark the end of the scouting year. The following boys have progressed along the Cub Scout trail: Advancing from Tigers to Wolves: Ethan Angold, Harley Drange, Justin Koo, Jonathan Stewart, Patrick Watson and Austin Willis. Advancing from Wolves to Bears: Dominic Morris, Alec Richardson, Asheesh Batra, Christopher Madsen, Eric Miller, Jeffrey Miller, Brij Johnson, Ryan Witherspoon, Joshua Suh and Shayan Sheikhrezae.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2005
Herzog's 'Grizzly Man' Documents a Beautiful and Tragic Life By Lauren Sadja Otero, Special to the Valley Sun The documentary, "Grizzly Man," chronicles several consecutive summer expeditions in which Timothy Treadwell camps in the vast Alaskan wilderness. The amateur bear expert spends his days observing grizzly bears, often too close to the wild, unpredictable creatures. Herzog captures Treadwell's adventures in the scenic Alaskan Grizzly Maze and combines these images with clips of his family, friends, TV appearances and critics.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2006
Lynn Duvall When Margie Riewe remembers childhood summers, she recalls one day in particular — Aug. 14, 1945 or VJ Day. "It meant the end of the war," she said. "From the windows of the bus, I saw people lined up on the main street in San Gabriel, waving American flags." "There were no public swimming pools when I was a little girl in San Gabriel. We rode in school buses to a pool in Arcadia," Margie added. Margie's daughter Jennifer Allison, remembers swimming at La Cañada High School.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2006
When Margie Riewe remembers childhood summers, she recalls one day in particular ? Aug. 14, 1945 or VJ Day. "It meant the end of the war," she said. "From the windows of the bus, I saw people lined up on the main street in San Gabriel, waving American flags." "There were no public swimming pools when I was a little girl in San Gabriel. We rode in school buses to a pool in Arcadia," Margie added. Margie's daughter Jennifer Allison, remembers swimming at La Cañada High School.
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By Anita S. Brenner | October 10, 2013
Our canine companion, a Labrador retriever named Miss Audrey Hepburn, has a new love interest. Her first love was Dune, the deployment dog, who was temporarily assigned to La Cañada Flintridge during his mom's deployment to Afghanistan in 2007. Both Miss Hepburn and Dune were heartbroken when their sojourn concluded. Once separated, they moped for months. But now, in her dotage, Miss Hepburn has perked up. She has a crush on the star of the hit TV show, “Person of Interest.” Her new love is a canine actor named Graubaer's Boker, who plays the character Bear.
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NEWS
May 13, 2013
At least two children in a pool in La Cañada Flintridge got the scare of a lifetime Monday afternoon when a bear lumbered over the backyard fence, sending them scurrying indoors. Paradise Canyon Elementary School and Flintridge Prep were temporarily put on lockdown as television news footage from overhead helicopters showed the bear move from yard to yard. The ursine was spotted about 2 p.m. near Viro Road and Crown Avenue, said Lt. Brian Fitch of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station.
NEWS
By Jason Wells and Tiffany Kelly and By Jason Wells and Tiffany Kelly | May 13, 2013
A bear spotted in a La Cañada Flintridge Monday sent swimmers scurrying indoors as it lumbered from yard to yard, apparently seeking a respite from the hot afternoon sun. Using helicopters to track its movements, officials were able to tranquilize the bear shortly after 3:30 p.m., more than an hour after it was first reported near Viro Road and Crown Avenue. PHOTOS: Bear sedated in La Cañada Flintridge Television news footage showed the bear - which officials described as a 1-year-old female - move lazily across the neighborhood, stopping briefly out of sight under trees as officials moved in. At least two swimmers were seen bolting for the house from their pool after the bear popped over their backyard fence.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | January 2, 2013
William Johnson has been fighting for several years to keep his small farm alive, but the General Plan the city of La Cañada is getting ready to adopt won't do him any favors. It appears likely Johnson will be forced to shut down his operation, and perhaps tear out a 475-tree persimmon grove. Johnson has owned his 67-acre parcel along Angeles Crest Highway in the hills above La Cañada since about 1997. He also makes use of 11 acres owned by Southern California Edison. Fred Buss, the city's Senior Planner, said the current draft of the city's General Plan does not allow for agricultural activity on the land where the persimmons are planted.
NEWS
By Valley Sun Staff | December 27, 2012
“We're safe on Mars.” La Cañada Flintridge's connection to the heavens made for a sensational story in 2012, as Jet Propulsion Laboratory safely landed the NASA rover Curiosity on the Red Planet. JPL engineer Al Chen made the announcement to hollers and high-fives at JPL's Mission Control Center at 10:32 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5. The landing featured new technology including a parachute to slow the rover from 13,000 mph and a “sky crane” suspended in the Martian air to ease the impact of the craft's touchdown in the Gale Crater.
NEWS
By Robert Lang | December 12, 2012
Thanks to good management and deep pockets, the city of La Cañada Flintridge has amassed a healthy budget surplus. But like the California budget surpluses of the 1990s, it will vanish in a heartbeat if strong action is not taken now to protect us from public sector retirement liabilities and costs. A review of La Cañada's current operating budget shows that the state pension crisis is hitting La Cañada hard and fast. Our town's direct payments to CALPERS in fiscal year 2011-2012 were $457,000 but are expected to rise above $535,000 in 2012 -20123, an increase of almost 17%. Additionally, La Cañada paid a total of $2.587 million for public safety (police and fire)
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall | October 4, 2012
TEMPLE CITY — With the decision well in hand by halftime, La Cañada High boys' water polo Coach Devon Borisoff gave the Spartans another game within the game with Temple City to win. In the driver's seat with a nine-goal lead, the first-year Spartans coach said he didn't want the Rams scoring two goals the rest of the way. La Cañada couldn't meet Borisoff's goal, but still impressed with a 20-5 victory at Temple City Thursday. "I try to give them little goals like that otherwise we're up by 15 goals and they can lose focus pretty easily,' said Borisoff, whose team improved to 9-6, 2-0 in league.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | September 12, 2012
Meatball the bear was an ursus non grata when he was in the local foothills, but now wildlife sanctuaries are fighting to house the 400-pound bruin. A sanctuary in San Diego County launched a major fundraising effort Monday to try to keep Meatball, also known by his Twitter handle Glen Bearian, while a Colorado sanctuary is suing to overturn the law that blocks it from bringing the black bear to the Rocky Mountain State. This summer California Fish and Game authorities twice sent Meatball deep into the Angeles National Forest after he was caught snacking on trash and swimming in pools in Glendale and La Crescenta.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 5, 2012
Though Meatball, the celebrity foothills bear, has moved on, La Cañada Flintridge residents aren't lacking for ursine encounters. Christina and Jaime Corvalan found that out Saturday night when the security system at the couple's Hampstead Road home caught footage of a large black bear prowling their property before raiding their trash bins for a late-night snack. Christina Corvalan said she and her husband heard a commotion outside at around 10:30 p.m., then saw on their multi-camera home security system that they had an unexpected visitor.
NEWS
September 1, 2012
The steady drumbeat of bear sightings in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains reached a crescendo last week, with two unusual incidents punctuating a season full of bear activity. Bear-turned-celebrity Meatball, aka Glen Bearian, saw his run in the sun come to an end. After several visits to residential neighborhoods above Glendale, the bear with 28,000 Twitter followers was lured into a trap by a McDonald's Happy Meal. Department of Fish and Game officials had grown weary of tranquilizing Glen Bearian and hauling him deep into the woods, only to see him return.
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