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By Ruth Longoria | March 13, 2008
He never imagined when he graduated from St. Francis High School 20 years ago that he’d be returning to La Cañada Flintridge as this city’s new finance director. Dan Jordan made an impression on city staff during an internship with the city about 15 years ago, and his subsequent academic and career accomplishments garnered him the position as the city’s first director of finance. “I’m really excited about having Dan here,” said City Manager Mark Alexander, who was also Jordan’s boss during that previous internship.
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By Megan O'Neil | December 11, 2009
An ongoing battle over the city’s peafowl population escalated at the La Cañada Flintridge City Council meeting on Monday during which one resident hinted he wanted to shoot the birds and another called for the removal of the neighbors rather than her feathered friends. Mayor Laura Olhasso, Mayor Pro Tem Don Voss and Councilman Steve Del Guercio hesitantly decided to continue with the city’s peafowl management plan, rather than remove the flock from the area entirely.
NEWS
January 14, 2010
City’s cable channel changes for La Cañada subscribers Households generally east of Angeles Crest Highway who subscribe to Charter Communications cable service can now find the city’s government bulletin board, public information videos and coverage of City Council meetings on Channel 3. Previously this area of the city was served by Channel 55. The change was made as part of Charter’s systemwide programming modifications, many...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2009
Ten Years Ago In response to an emergency room doctor’s request, then state Assemblyman Jack Scott joined local law enforcement personnel at a press conference near a forest ranger station to announce the formation of a task force aimed at increasing safety on Angeles Crest Highway. The Corridor Safety Program was funded by a $100,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The goal was to reduce fatal and injury accidents by 15%.   Twenty Years Ago Sport Chalet’s La Cañada and Huntington Beach stores held their first “Rock ’Til You Drop” climbing competition, consisting of three rounds.
NEWS
By Megan O’Neil | April 12, 2010
A spring storm dropped 1.2 inches of rain on the foothill communities overnight Sunday but failed to trigger significant debris flows in the Station fire burn areas, officials said. “April showers bring May flowers,” said Bill Patzert, a climatologist with Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “That is pretty corny but it is definitely apropos. The rain rates were not high enough to caused any more damage below the fire areas and it didn’t happen during the [traffic]
NEWS
By Carol Cormaci | January 1, 2009
La Cañadans here and across the globe are sure to be watching today to see how the city’s float in the Rose Parade is faring. Our contribution to the parade, “Mechanical Melodies,” got a great place in the line-up — it’s the sixth entry and just the third float that will glide past the reviewing stands. Although our whimsical float is officially the city’s 31st entry in the extravaganza, some might be surprised to learn it’s actually the 33rd Rose Parade float to represent La Cañada.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2010
Ten Years Ago La Cañada Flintridge City Hall welcomed a new staff member, Lillian Hare, who was hired as city clerk following the retirement of Pat Anderson. Hare said her first goal was to begin posting meeting agendas on the city’s website. Twenty Years Ago A gas station attendant working at the Arco station on Foothill at Woodleigh was held up at gunpoint by two robbers who emptied the cash drawer of $200. The 10:49 p.m. crime was interrupted when a customer drove into the station, prompting the suspects to flee on foot.
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SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | May 2, 2014
TEMPLE CITY - Any time the La Cañada High softball team has Olivia Leyva on base, it's a good sign. That again proved to be the case Friday, when La Cañada met host Temple City in a Rio Hondo League contest. Leyva had two hits, stole three bases and scored two runs to help La Cañada pick up a 7-3 win. “Olivia brings everything to us, from being steady on offense and defense to providing leadership,” said La Cañada Coach KC Mathews, whose team improved to 14-7, 7-2 and is trailing Monrovia (8-1)
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SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | April 16, 2014
LA CAÑADA - With San Marino High pitching ace Jeff Bain not in the lineup, the prospects, if not odds, certainly seemed in favor of the La Cañada baseball team at the onset of its Rio Hondo League home game Friday afternoon. Yet, fortune was not on the side of the Spartans, who ran into a buzz saw in the form of San Marino No. 2 pitcher Miles Glazier. The junior left-hander was direct with his fastball and economical with his pitch count, which spelled doom for a La Cañada squad that didn't capitalize on its opportunities and fell, 6-0. “The difference was we just didn't get key hits,” Spartans Coach Alex Valadez said.
NEWS
April 9, 2014
Not being a big fan of xeriscaping (I much prefer English cottage gardens), but wanting to seriously reduce my outdoor landscape watering, I discovered a wonderful source of free mulch through the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation's Lopez Canyon Environmental Center located at 11950 Lopez Canyon Road, at the east end of Paxton Street, off the 210 Freeway in Lake View Terrace. For more information, log on to lacitysan.org/srpcd/MC_lopezCanyon.htm . There you'll find information on the entire process with a link to the 11 locations where people can pick up as much free mulch as they can haul away.
COMMUNITY
April 9, 2014
The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada (Noon) sets aside one day each year to honor all of the clergy of the city and single out one member of the clergy for special honors. This year the club will honor Father Tony Marti, OFM, Cap., the president of St. Francis High School. The event will take place at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, in Van de Kamp Hall at Descanso Gardens. Former state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino will serve as master of ceremonies. This year's honoree has had an unusual career.
NEWS
By Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com | March 27, 2014
Last year was a busy one for the city of La Cañada, residents learned as Mayor Laura Olhasso delivered her annual State of the City address Wednesday to a roomful of Kiwanis Club members at Descanso Gardens. Giving updates on major projects - from sound walls along the Foothill (210) Freeway to sediment removal at Devil's Gate Dam - and recent changes to city ordinances on filming, tree removal and housing, Olhasso acknowledged the progress made in her third term as mayor. That term officially ends April 7, when Olhasso is expected to hand the gavel to Mayor Pro Tem Mike Davitt at the next City Council meeting.
NEWS
By Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com | March 20, 2014
Last week, as City Hall went about its business, two elected officials took that business to the nation's capital, representing La Cañada in the National League of Cities (NLC) Conference in Washington, D.C. The annual event allows some 1,500 local representatives to network and speak to members of Congress and heads of federal agencies about issues relevant to their communities. This year, City Council member Dave Spence and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Davitt headed to the Hill to seek ideas and relationships that could be of local benefit.
NEWS
By Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com | March 19, 2014
A resident who made several costly renovations to his Greenridge Drive home without acquiring the necessary building and safety permits was denied a last-ditch effort to keep his home office Monday night, when the La Cañada Flintridge City Council adopted a resolution dictating the return of the home to its pre-existing condition. The resolution was the result of a March 3 appeal hearing held at the last council meeting, in which members discussed which parts of homeowner Shaker Eissa's years-long illegal renovations would be allowable and which would have to be undone.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa | March 12, 2014
As the La Cañada High, Flintridge Prep, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and St. Francis track and field programs prepared for their just-commenced seasons, goals and expectations for 2014 varied. Perhaps the lone similarity is a commitment from the quartet for improvement this season. La Cañada The entire Spartans program numbers near 100, which 12-year coach Casey Mollett credits through a word-of-mouth campaign. "This season, we have a lot of kids coming from different programs like wrestling, volleyball, basketball and football," Mollett said.
NEWS
By Sara Cardine,sara.cardine@latimes.com | March 5, 2014
Parents who use residential side streets when picking up La Cañada High School students can no longer park there from 2 to 4 p.m. on school days, after the City Council voted Monday to enact a "no stopping" restriction in response to noise and traffic complaints. The decision to ban afternoon parking along Viro and Alveo roads, Lamour Drive and parts of Belita Lane came after a series of discussions between city officials and homeowners fed up with their street fronts doubling as parking lots.
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