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By Megan O’Neil | February 12, 2009
Despite objections from neighboring residents, the La Cañada Flintridge Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a new 8,032-square-foot house at 5180 Princess Anne Road. The unusual configuration of the lot screens the property from the street, city planner Chris Gjolme said in his report. “In general the site has a somewhat isolated and secluded character, a product of its location at the far end of a quiet residential street and the visual buffering afforded by the mature trees in the front,” Gjolme told the commissioners.
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By Leticia Cheng | July 12, 2007
The latest frozen yogurt craze has arrived in La Cañada. The hip and trendy Pinkberry, the franchise that brought back the dessert that has exploded into a cultural phenomenon, will be opening a branch in La Cañada by the end of the year. The hard- to-miss bright pink building began interior construction earlier this week at the site next to Chocolate Box Café previously occupied by Cute-Clothes.com. The Korean owned and operated Pinkberry sought out the city for architectural and business approvals two months ago in hopes of launching a store in LCF. The city played no role in bringing in Pinkberry.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | October 9, 2013
The future is no longer hazy for clairvoyants who'd like to set up shop in La Cañada Flintridge. Council members voted 4-0 Monday, with Councilman Don Voss absent, to include fortunetellers, palm readers, astrologists and psychics among businesses permitted to operate in La Cañada under the city's zoning code. Zoning rules previously didn't address such businesses, leaving them in a limbo of being neither allowed nor barred. The new rules allow self-styled forecasters of the future to apply for city permits to do business in commercial areas along Foothill Boulevard west of Memorial Park and on Verdugo Boulevard near the United Artists Theatre plaza, city planner Chris Gjolme said.
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By Charles Cooper | January 11, 2007
La Cañada Flintridge has a new city planner, to the relief of department staff faced with a growing caseload. Patrick Johnson is familiar with many of the hillside and single-family issues he will be facing, as he formerly worked in Pasadena and South Pasadena. "Every city's planning issues are different," said Johnson, who was also on staff for the city of Santa Monica. La Cañada is still looking for an assistant planner, a recruitment effort that has gone on for awhile.
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By Megan O'Neil | September 29, 2009
The La Cañada Flintridge Planning Commission last week unanimously approved a multilevel, 2,313-square-feet expansion of a hillside residence located at 4168 Dover Road. The existing house and garage, which sit on the sloping piece of property between Berkshire Avenue and Dover Road, is 3,132-square-feet and, like many of the neighboring residences, is of a modern, international architectural style. The proposal, as approved by the commission, calls for the construction of an additional 1,014-square-feet on the first floor, and 1,299-square-feet on the second floor.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | July 7, 2012
St. Francis High School wants to replace its signboard with a new electronic model - a common sight at high schools in the region - but fitting the request into local regulations has the La Cañada Flintridge City Council divided. The council decided Monday to launch an effort to rewrite city law to OK St. Francis' so-called e-reader board, despite concerns from two council members that allowing signs with a scrolling display of multicolored words and images might change the face of the city.
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January 28, 2010
Commission approves Flintridge modified decorative entryway Planning commissioners Tuesday approved by a vote of 3-1 modified construction plans for a 6-foot-tall solid pedestrian entryway for a property located at 890 Flintridge Ave. Plans for the entryway have been in process since September 2007, and the structure is now largely complete. However, the decorative wall was not executed in accordance with approved plans and steps were built 12 inches into the public right-of-way.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | October 23, 2013
A landscaping ordinance designed to make the process of conserving water easier and cheaper for La Cañada Flintridge homeowners was approved Monday night by the City Council. The ordinance, which only applies to new homes, regulates landscaping on large properties and is in compliance with state water conservation requirements, city officials said. It will go into effect next month. Under the law, developers seeking to install a landscape area of at least 2,500 square feet and homeowners who have a landscape project of at least 5,000 square feet must present their plans to the city.
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By Megan O’Neil | April 1, 2010
Education and public outreach topped a list of recommendations introduced Monday by the La Cañada Flintridge Green Task Force as it explores ways to promote environmentally friendly practices within the city. The task force was established by Mayor Laura Olhasso early last year, and its nine members have spent months researching environmentally friendly options for city agencies, businesses and residents. Cities and counties must comply with state environmental laws establishing regional emission-reducing goals, said city planner Patrick Clarke.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | August 4, 2010
The city of La Cañada Flintridge is planning to join local water agencies in an aggressive public education campaign designed to promote water conservation in the foothills. The city last year launched its Blue Ribbon Water Committee, a 16-member panel of water experts and public officials, to research and develop an action plan in response to the state's ongoing water shortage. According to the report, 87% of water in La Cañada is imported from the Metropolitan Water District, leaving the community vulnerable to rationing and rate hikes.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | October 9, 2013
The future is no longer hazy for clairvoyants who'd like to set up shop in La Cañada Flintridge. Council members voted 4-0 Monday, with Councilman Don Voss absent, to include fortunetellers, palm readers, astrologists and psychics among businesses permitted to operate in La Cañada under the city's zoning code. Zoning rules previously didn't address such businesses, leaving them in a limbo of being neither allowed nor barred. The new rules allow self-styled forecasters of the future to apply for city permits to do business in commercial areas along Foothill Boulevard west of Memorial Park and on Verdugo Boulevard near the United Artists Theatre plaza, city planner Chris Gjolme said.
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By Megan O’Neil | February 12, 2009
Despite objections from neighboring residents, the La Cañada Flintridge Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a new 8,032-square-foot house at 5180 Princess Anne Road. The unusual configuration of the lot screens the property from the street, city planner Chris Gjolme said in his report. “In general the site has a somewhat isolated and secluded character, a product of its location at the far end of a quiet residential street and the visual buffering afforded by the mature trees in the front,” Gjolme told the commissioners.
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By Leticia Cheng | July 12, 2007
The latest frozen yogurt craze has arrived in La Cañada. The hip and trendy Pinkberry, the franchise that brought back the dessert that has exploded into a cultural phenomenon, will be opening a branch in La Cañada by the end of the year. The hard- to-miss bright pink building began interior construction earlier this week at the site next to Chocolate Box Café previously occupied by Cute-Clothes.com. The Korean owned and operated Pinkberry sought out the city for architectural and business approvals two months ago in hopes of launching a store in LCF. The city played no role in bringing in Pinkberry.
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