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By Joe Puglia | June 7, 2007
Without question, I thought the sentimental favorite was Lucy Newcombe, a little girl no more than 9 years old. I watched her hands as she clutched her helmet. Her grip was not excessively tight and seemed to mesh with gentle eyes that showed more determination than fright. With a concerted effort, she wiggled into a defined and narrow cockpit; then, with two eyes barely peering over a plastic frame, she took one deep breath, steadied her gaze, and tightened her grip around a feeble steering wheel.
May 3, 2007
Mark your calendar for June 2, when the Greater Los Angeles Soap Box Derby returns to La Cañada Flintridge. This annual event will be held on "Michigan Hill", the eastern-most portion of Foothill Boulevard, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. This is the only day of the year where unlicensed drivers can speed down Michigan Hill, exceeding the speed limit with no worries about the sheriff's deputies stopping them. There will also be an opportunity for licensed drivers to speed down the hill with impunity.
By Carol Cormaci | March 28, 2012
We'd all been told it could happen, that members of the very rarest of species, pedestrianus lacanadanus, could make regular appearances on Foothill Boulevard. But I was chief among the doubters. Oh, sure, we'd see one or two bipeds along the main drag every now and again, but they were usually attached to skateboards. Or, they were the church-going variety, dashing from the sidewalk in front of La Cañada Presbyterian across the street to the Plaza shopping center, where they'd left their cars for the duration of a Sunday service.
October 29, 2009
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Two causes of the LCHS traffic snarls Afternoon traffic at LCHS continues to be a nightmare. Despite the obvious fact there are too many vehicles trying to access too little an area, and ongoing construction on campus, two main causes still remain contributing greatly to traffic problems. 1) The passenger loading zone continues to be clogged every afternoon with at least half a dozen unattended cars, despite numerous signs posted: “No Parking 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM.” The school and/or the sheriff need to form an action plan to keep these vehicles from reducing everyone else’s access to the loading zone.
March 25, 2010
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By Joe Piasecki, | December 13, 2010
A Panorama City man who investigators believe may have committed numerous vehicle burglaries earlier this year along Foothill Boulevard was arrested last week by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies. Fingerprint evidence from at least one vehicle burglary in April led to the Dec. 8 arrest of 21-year-old Nshan Darbinyan following a search of his home, said Det. Todd Sams of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. While Darbinyan is currently charged with just the one count of felony burglary, more charges are expected to follow pending completion of the department's investigation.
July 20, 2006
The Petersen Automotive Museum invites children to a fun-filled four-day camp! Children will explore the Museum's exhibitions and collections through fun activities and hands-on projects based on art & science. Summer Camp at the Pete! is a truly unique one-of-a-kind experience in that children will explore abundant examples of state-of-the art automobiles that manifest innovative thinking, artistic expression, and application of cutting-edge automotive technology. Children express their own ideas and dreams through arts & crafts workshops.
July 18, 2012
Ten Years Ago A new dress code was approved for La Cañada High School that banned backless and strapless tops, gang-related clothing, and metal spikes or studs. It also stated that boxer shorts and bra straps were not to be visible and that midriffs could not be bare. Twenty Years Ago Anne Kursinski, who began her training at the Flintridge Riding Club as a child, was bound for Barcelona as a member of the U.S. Equestrian Team in the 1992 Summer Olympic Games. It was the third time she'd been named to the U.S. team since 1984, but not the last.
By Joe Piasecki, | December 14, 2011
A recent increase in burglaries of La Cañada Flintridge homes has stalled, but thefts from vehicles remain on the rise. There were five thefts from vehicles in the city on Dec. 10 and another on Dec. 11, according to reports on file at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. Four thefts from vehicles occurred in La Cañada on Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 despite the arrest of three men connected to at least five earlier break-ins to cars. The Dec. 11 theft occurred before 8 a.m. on the 800 block of Milmada Drive, with stolen property including two briefcases and cuff links valued at $1,000.
By Daniel Siegal, | December 7, 2011
Sheriff's deputies arrested a trio of alleged car burglars in La Cañada Flintridge last Friday, and now they're looking to find the rightful owners of the burglars' loot. Detective Rodger Burt said that the three men were caught in a car on Ocean View Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. Dec. 2 after the suspects committed a rash of vehicle burglaries and thefts. Burt said that he was able to link the men to two burglaries and five thefts through property recovered from their vehicle, but he thinks there are victims he has yet to identify that are still missing property.
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