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July 28, 2012
As long as Rep. Adam Schiff is asking questions of a federal agency related to the Station fire (“We need answers from Forest Service,” July 15), perhaps he can direct another question toward the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Does the USGS consider Los Angeles County's Department of Public Works storing of large amounts of storm debris, much of it from the Station fire, at canyon mouths of low risk to public safety? The Dunsmore Canyon sediment placement site is a good example of where an extensive residential area is located down slope.
By Gabriel Rizk | December 31, 2009
It may have been 11 on 11 on the field, but the Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer team was significantly outnumbered on Tuesday in its La Cañada Tournament pool-play match against Canyon. With four defensive starters sidelined by injuries or illness, the Rebels had little to nothing to work with in the way of a bench, while the Cowboys numbered 28 strong. Over the course of the match, the disparity took its toll, as the winded Rebels were downed, 5-0. “Missing three or four starters for our school is big,” said Prep Coach Esteban Chavez, whose team fell to 3-5-1 with the loss.
By Joe Puglia | May 20, 2010
“Don’t forget the ribbons,” Kaitzer warned. “Kaitzer, we’re going backpacking; why do we need ribbons?” My wife stared at me as though I had no clue. I had been backpacking for 50 years, and I couldn’t comprehend the utility of ribbons. “The girls want to tie ribbons on their backpacks,” she said. You gotta be kidding. How am I supposed to know all the idiosyncrasies of girls? Ribbons! Go figure! The members of Girl Scout Troop 889 were making their first backpack trip into the San Rafael Wilderness, northeast of Santa Barbara.
December 31, 2009
Spartans rolling in Winter Ball La Cañada girls? basketball beat Burbank, 47-25, and Fillmore, 46-30, in the La Cañada Winter Ball Classic. They played Chaminade late Wednesday after press deadline. If they won, they?ll play the winner later today. The Spartans are 11-2 on the season. ? LC rebounds after loss to Canyon Canyon seems to be beating everyone, these days. Canyon defeated La Cañada boys? soccer team, 1-0, in the first game of pool play of the La Cañada Tournament.
October 24, 2012
A hiker stranded in Eaton Canyon was rescued from a cliff by a Los Angeles County Fire Dept. rescue helicopter Wednesday afternoon. Officer Charles Youngstrom of the Altadena Sheriff's station said that the hiker was uninjured, but had gotten stuck on the cliff up near the second waterfall in the Altadena canyon at around 1 p.m. The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team and Pasadena Fire Dept. also assisted with the rescue operation. Youngstrom said that the helicopter extraction was completed at around 2:30 p.m., and the hiker was released at Eaton Canyon with only minor injuries.
June 12, 2008
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April 26, 2007
Students, parents and faculty at Paradise Canyon Elementary are among those getting ready for the Annual Fun Run 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk at the upcoming Medieval Faire on May 19th. The 5K race begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 1 Mile race starts at 8:30 a.m., with late registration available before the race. Registration forms are available in the school office or can be downloaded at the school website at . Participants who register by May 5 will receive a newly-designed Fun Run T-shirt.
December 21, 2011
Paradise Canyon Elementary School parent volunteers Lisa Dick, Christine Chant and Sandi Smith will join teachers Shaun Apffel, Edita Khanlarian and Kathy Selsor in accepting awards for service to their school when the La Cañada PTA Council holds its annual Founders Day ceremony on March 7. The Paradise Canyon honorees were named Friday during special events held on campus.    
By Andrew Shortall, | January 28, 2011
There wasn't a second of hesitation in Sarah Bhaskaran's voice. In a perfect, intentional rhythm, the sixth-grade Paradise Canyon Elementary student spelled out, "t-e-r-r-a-z-z-o" and it was all over. Sarah, 11, had won the 2011 La Cañada Unified School District Spelling Bee, which was held at the district's Round Building Thursday night. Sarah didn't pause to collect herself before spelling the word, even though she knew it was the deciding factor in who would be crowned the district's spelling-bee champion.
April 9, 2014
Ten Years Ago Deputies from the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station were inviting the public to be generous during their planned April 20, 2004 "Tip-A-Cop" event held at Hill Street Cafe. The law enforcement officials said they would donate all the tips they earned during shifts at the restaurant to benefit the Pasadena chapter of the Special Olympics. The previous year, in their first foray into serving tables for a cause, the local deputies had earned more than $3,000. Twenty Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge City Council established a senior needs assessment committee and gave it 18 months to prepare a report addressing the needs of the city's senior residents.
By Sara Cardine, | March 13, 2014
Among the 14 local students who participated Sunday in La Cañada Unified School District's TEDx event, where students shared their hopes, dreams and ideas with the community, one speaker caught the attention of the audience - 10-year-old Ray Wipfli. The Paradise Canyon Elementary School fifth-grader explained in his talk, "The Game of Life," how a recent trip to Africa helped him realize the power that global sports, like soccer, have to unite people from different backgrounds and cultures.
KTLA | February 6, 2014
Two men were rescued by a search team Thursday after getting lost 12 hours earlier while hiking in the Eaton Canyon area above Pasadena. Assisted by a deputy who descended by rope from a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department helicopter, the men were individually hoisted up to the aircraft before being whisked away to the nearby Eaton Canyon Nature Center. The department's Altadena station received a call at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday from one of the two 24-year-old men saying they were "OK" but had become lost, sheriff's Deputy Daniel Page told KTLA-TV Channel 5. The men, described as fit but inexperienced hikers, were believed to have started their trek about noon, Page said.
December 26, 2013
Ten Years Ago La Cañada High School 7/8 students who were interested in planes and flying were attending meetings of a new group on campus, the Aviation Club, which formed in December 2003. Activities included building model planes and learning the ins and outs of how a plane operates. The club adviser was science teacher Tom Traeger, a licensed pilot. Twenty Years Ago The La Cañada boys' varsity basketball team got revenge on rival St. Francis and captured the championship of the third annual La Cañada Ticket Palace Holiday Classic.
By John A. Moreno and By John A. Moreno | December 6, 2013
A missing 19-year-old woman was found Friday morning in Eaton Canyon and airlifted to safety via helicopter, KTLA reports . Bora Kim, a Pasadena City College student, was found by an L.A. County sheriff's search-and-rescue team, Robert Diaz of the Los Angeles County Fire Department told KTLA. A county fire helicopter was summoned at 6:53 a.m., Diaz said. KTLA's Sky5 video showed the helicopter hovering over Eaton Canyon, where rescue officials on foot had made their way to Kim's location.
November 27, 2013
Nina Lidar, 10-year-old La Cañada resident, first place in the annual Valley Sun Thanksgiving Art Contest with her work executed in colored markers that judges deemed best captured the essence of the overall theme, “Thanksgiving in the United States.” Nina is a student in Mr. Hajek's fifth-grade class at Paradise Canyon Elementary School. Her entry was one of 162 hand-drawn and colored works received by the paper, which saw participation not only from her school, but also from La Cañada and Palm Crest elementary schools.
By Tiffany Kelly, | July 17, 2013
Longtime local trails advocate Liz Blackwelder expressed gratitude Monday as a celebration was held to mark the completion of a rest area in Cherry Canyon that provides waters for humans and horses. The Ultimate Destination Point, which offers views of the San Gabriel Valley and La Cañada Flintridge, was also outfitted with benches and oak trees so hikers can take a break in the shade. A pedestal was installed to help horse riders mount. The bubbler water fountains offer drinking water to thirsty trail users and their horses.
By Tiffany Kelly, | March 15, 2013
LLiz Blackwelder said friends teased her years ago when she proposed a rest area on a La Cañada Flintridge trail that would offer water for both hikers and horses. But in a couple of months, her vision will become a reality. Officials broke ground on Thursday for the Ultimate Destination Point, a scenic lookout in Cherry Canyon that will include water fountains and native oak trees when it is complete. Blackwelder, 93, said she thought of the project one day while riding her horse on a trail.
By Peter Day | February 6, 2013
Volunteers spent half a day Saturday removing recently planted ivy seedlings from the Owl Trail entrance in Cherry Canyon and replacing them with sage, currant, lilac and other native plants. The effort was spearheaded by Lisa Novick, director of outreach and K-12 Education for the Sun Valley-based Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants. Volunteers from the La Cañada Flintridge Trails Council, Arroyo Seco Foundation and Boy Scouts also participated in the hillside replanting.
By Daniel Siegal, | December 5, 2012
It turns out the $157,000 fix for the Flint Canyon Trail is just the beginning. City officials found out this week that the cost to fully repair erosion on the trail may add up to as much as $4.5 million and involve several state agencies. While the city is prepared to go ahead with a $157,000 fix to shore up the trail as it nears the Foothill (210) Freeway, it is also looking for help with the long-term safety of the trail. “We're not going to abandon that trail, we're going to minimize deterioration,” Director of Public Works Edward Hitti told the City Council on Monday.
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