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May 15, 2013
As one who taught at PCC for 40 years, I was personally involved in the establishment of state-mandated shared government procedures (AB 1725) which require that faculty, staff and students be significantly involved in matters that affect them, including the presidential hiring process - and that presents a “problem” for the Board of Trustees. The board adheres to shared-governance law by creating a search committee representing a cross-section of the college as well as the community, but then entirely ignores the recommendations.
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By Al Restivo | January 3, 2008
Congratulations to Susan Boyd on being elected by her peers as president of the La Cañada school board. She joins a long line of leaders who have ensured that this city has one of the best school districts in the state of California. As a former elected school board member in my former hometown in New York, I’d like to offer Susan and her fellow board members a tip. I suggest that they should not be so quick to jump at “consensus.” Why? Because in theory it might sound like a good idea for everyone to be in “total and collective” agreement, but in reality it is not the way democracy operates.
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February 7, 2008
Former La Canada Flintridge mayor and current  Assemblymember Anthony Portantino announced today his intention to run for the position of Assembly Speaker. The Assembly Democratic Caucus set an election date of March 11.   “With the date now set by the Caucus, I would like formally announce my candidacy for Speaker of the Assembly.  I intend to meet with my Assembly Democratic colleagues to make my case on how to move California forward.  I believe my performance to date and my positive, consensus-building approach to tackling California’s challenges shows I have something to offer,” Portantino stated in announcing his bid. Current Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez will be term-limited out of office, opening the door for the local legislator to make his bid.  
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September 16, 2005
Alison MacCarley, a student at Paradise Canyon Elementary, has been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum. She will join a select group of students in Washington, D.C., April 3 to 9 to earn high school credit while studying leadership and exploring some of the United States' prominent monuments and institutions. MacCarley will examine the characteristics of American leadership during times of national challenge and prosperity. Forum delegates also will participate in small-group discussions and exercises to experience first-hand how successful leaders develop strategies, make decisions, build consensus and foster change.
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February 22, 2007
Letters to the Editor New School Discipline Policy The Los Angeles Board of Education's proposal for a new School-Discipline Policy might sound like a positive and excellent idea, but there are questions to be raised. What exactly does this new policy entail that has not been tried before in schools? How much of the responsibility should lie on the schools when it comes to discipline and how much of it that responsibility should be taken care of in the home?
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November 22, 2007
Local float group has parade tickets With Jan. 1 a mere six weeks away, tickets to the 119th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade are being sold by the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn., which is also busy readying its parade float entry, “Rainforest Fiesta.” The tickets for seats at 414 Colorado Blvd. (directly across from the Norton Simon Museum and below the KTLA Channel 5 booth) are for sale at $100 each, according to David Moffett, chairman of the ticket sale.
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By Chris Sutton | October 21, 2004
The consensus of the four classes of the Regional Occupational Program's culinary arts students at La Cañada High School was the veal parmigiana they prepared last week was superb. It took 80 pounds of chicken, six gallons of tomato sauce, plus the pasta to prepare the entrée for the 140 students. "Besides learning how to make this dish, as well as techniques of filleting and tenderizing the chicken, the students also learned how to sanitize it. The students are always enthusiastic to take these classes and I love teaching them a skill they can use the rest of their lives," said Karen Stattler.
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April 8, 2004
Cameron Amel, Nazila Nouri and Chris Reid have been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum. They joined a select group of students in Washington, D.C., March 29 through April 4 to earn high school credit while studying leadership and exploring some of our nation's most prominent monuments and institutions. From Capitol Hill to the Smithsonian Institute and from Colonial Williamsburg to the National Museum of American History, they examined the characteristics of American leadership during times of national challenge and prosperity.
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May 5, 2005
Five sixth grade students of Foothill Progressive Montessori in La Cañada participated in the People to People Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. They were selected for outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement, and leadership potential. Audriana Karbouchian, Marina Morales, Jeffrey Reid, Nina Guo and Stephanie Stanton joined a select group of students in Washington D.C. April 4 to 10 to earn high school credit while studying leadership and exploring the nation's most prominent monuments and institutions.
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May 15, 2013
As one who taught at PCC for 40 years, I was personally involved in the establishment of state-mandated shared government procedures (AB 1725) which require that faculty, staff and students be significantly involved in matters that affect them, including the presidential hiring process - and that presents a “problem” for the Board of Trustees. The board adheres to shared-governance law by creating a search committee representing a cross-section of the college as well as the community, but then entirely ignores the recommendations.
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By Al Restivo | January 3, 2008
Congratulations to Susan Boyd on being elected by her peers as president of the La Cañada school board. She joins a long line of leaders who have ensured that this city has one of the best school districts in the state of California. As a former elected school board member in my former hometown in New York, I’d like to offer Susan and her fellow board members a tip. I suggest that they should not be so quick to jump at “consensus.” Why? Because in theory it might sound like a good idea for everyone to be in “total and collective” agreement, but in reality it is not the way democracy operates.
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