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By Charles Cooper | June 18, 2009
The City Council will begin deliberations today at 8:30 a.m. for a general fund budget of $10.23 million for the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1. Hearings will continue next Monday through Wednesday. The budget reflects a $657,000 cut from the current year, mainly reflecting a cut in state funding, according to a preamble written by City Manager Mark Alexander that accompanies the budget package provided to the council. La Cañada is expecting a $464,825 reduction in state funds, which might be more if further cuts are approved in Sacramento.
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August 5, 2004
Thoughts from Dr. Joe by Dr. Joe Puglia I enjoy Penelope's Café in La Cañada. I do a little reading, and writing, chat with Penny, Jane and staff, and sip on a chi latte. Last week, I was finishing an essay for the Valley Sun and stole a reflective moment. My focus drifted about the patio. The locals enjoying their coffees and cappuccinos seemed engrossed in conversation and the enjoyment of the moment. How ironic, I thought! As we sit here, somewhere out there an American Soldier fights in distant lands.
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By Bianca P. Gallegos | September 28, 2006
Acting on a request from the city manager, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council this week unanimously approved entering into negotiations to lease additional space for City Hall. The lease is for a building at 1313 Foothill Boulevard, just west of City Hall, where 866 square feet is available that is suitable for the city's building and safety department. Currently his staff is experiencing space constraints such as inefficient usable workspace, lack of conference meeting space and storage including insufficient privacy, City Manager Mark Alexander reported during the council's regular meeting Monday night.
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April 8, 2010
Burn area to get 500,000 new trees The South Coast Air Quality Management District will provide $1.5 million to plant new trees in the burn area of the Station fire, officials said. The money comes from the El Segundo Chevron plant, which paid $1.5 million as a carbon emissions fee for impending expansion plans. Officials with the district announced on Friday the money will go to planting about 500,000 trees in the burn area. The plan will take a year to plant the seeds and then install the trees into the burn area.
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By Charles Cooper | July 6, 2006
The City Council reached a balanced budget on June 29, with a number of projects remaining on the "to do" list. "I was satisfied with the way things went," Mayor Greg Brown said. "We didn't have enough money to do everything, but we never do." The $9.6 million spending program will come back to the council for approval on July 17, and many of the delayed projects will be back for a second look mid-year. As is usually the case, the council tried to make capital project decisions based on what could reasonably be done in the coming year.
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By Ruth Longoria | February 19, 2009
While other businesses around the country may be closing their doors due to the recent economic crunch, one La Cañada business owner optimistically opened her store doors this past week. Tanya Pereira, owner of The Closet Exchange, a children?s new and gently-used resale clothing outlet, is confident she?s offering a product that will benefit young families and offer its own form of stimulus to area parents. ?Everybody needs clothes, and we?ve all got so many things our kids outgrow that are still quality items, we wonder what to do with them.
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July 8, 2004
Two brothers from a La Cañada family are currently serving in combat together in the 1st Squad Cavalry Regiment, 5th Brigade Combat Team in Baghdad, Iraq. By sheer coincidence, 1st Lt. Matthew Wehri was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas-the same unit as his older brother, Capt. Christopher Wehri. They were both later deployed to Iraq. Both brothers share a mutual desire to serve their country through the military as officers. "Growing up we moved around a lot because of my dad, who worked in England during the time the Berlin Wall fell," said Capt.
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By Joe Piasecki, The Valley Sun | October 22, 2010
Against a backdrop of cloudy skies and light rainfall, hillside residents gathered Tuesday night at La Cañada Flintridge City Hall to hear from county officials how best to prepare for the rainy — and in their case, potentially muddy — season. Topping the agenda were some new sources of information in time of trouble and before it starts. Those living near last year's Station fire burn areas are encouraged to bookmark dpwcare.org on their computers. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works' Coordinated Area Recovery Effort website is an information clearinghouse that includes progress updates for flood control basin cleanouts, guidance for protecting homes from debris flows, contact information for a variety of public agencies and, when necessary, breaking safety condition alerts.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | June 20, 2012
More than 30 La Cañada Flintridge residents let the city know Monday that they hate the concrete barriers placed on their neighborhood streets, but the City Council refused their request to move the barriers until federal authorities deem the area safe from mudslides. Residents of Big Briar Way and Haskell Street said Monday that they want the K-rails, which were installed the winter after the 2009 Station fire, taken out because they are ugly, create hazards and hurt property values.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | May 16, 2012
Showing a strong volunteer spirit, 23 La Cañada Flintridge residents have applied for just a handful of openings on the city's seven advisory bodies. Some candidates, such as Kiwanis Club La Cañadan of the Year Terry Walker or schools booster and Chamber of Commerce volunteer Charlie Kamar, jump at the opportunity to take public service to a higher level. Others - including WorleyParsons engineer Leonard Pieroni and Glendale Water & Power civil engineer Patrick Hayes - want to put professional expertise to broader public use. “I think these folks genuinely have an altruistic feeling about their community.
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By Charles Cooper | June 18, 2009
The City Council will begin deliberations today at 8:30 a.m. for a general fund budget of $10.23 million for the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1. Hearings will continue next Monday through Wednesday. The budget reflects a $657,000 cut from the current year, mainly reflecting a cut in state funding, according to a preamble written by City Manager Mark Alexander that accompanies the budget package provided to the council. La Cañada is expecting a $464,825 reduction in state funds, which might be more if further cuts are approved in Sacramento.
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August 5, 2004
Thoughts from Dr. Joe by Dr. Joe Puglia I enjoy Penelope's Café in La Cañada. I do a little reading, and writing, chat with Penny, Jane and staff, and sip on a chi latte. Last week, I was finishing an essay for the Valley Sun and stole a reflective moment. My focus drifted about the patio. The locals enjoying their coffees and cappuccinos seemed engrossed in conversation and the enjoyment of the moment. How ironic, I thought! As we sit here, somewhere out there an American Soldier fights in distant lands.
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