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September 28, 2006
This majestic home offers over 5,000 square feet of living space and sits on 22,000 square feet of land in La Cañada Flintridge. Old World charm is apparent beginning with a grand two story entrance and continues to the five large bedrooms and six bathrooms set with Venetian plastering, pristine hardwood floors, antiqued crown moldings, wainscoting and extensive custom stone and iron work throughout. The granite kitchen is accompanied by a large center island and eating area, Viking stove and huge built-in refrigeration system perfectly matched with custom designed stone tile.
NEWS
By Carol Cormaci | March 30, 2011
Did you hear the news? The drought is over, or so we figured out Tuesday when the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California issued a statement from General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger in anticipation of the state making just such an announcement. In his news release, Kightlinger — while cautioning us that long-term challenges are still ahead — said the storms we’ve had in recent months have “eased the short-term water management challenges” and that “tremendous conservation and water use efficiency efforts throughout the region” have allowed the MWD to boost the amount of water stored to a level that apparently eases concerns.
BUSINESS
December 28, 2006
Newly constructed in 2006, this beautiful, single level home offers five bedrooms and 5.5 baths. Walnut floors add warmth and two built-in aquariums create a calming atmosphere. There are two built-in LCD/HDTV flat screen televisions. A black granite fireplace is perfect to snuggle up to on these cold winter nights. The gourmet kitchen is outfitted with quality Viking appliances including two dishwashers, a built-in refrigerator, a gas six burner stove and a microwave. The granite counters mean easy cleanup.
NEWS
By Michael J. Arvizu | April 1, 2010
Ask recently appointed County of Los Angeles-La Cañada Flintridge Public Library Manager Mark Totten what drew him to come here, and he’ll say it is the community-wide support for the library. The library’s patrons have a great appreciation for the facility, Totten said. “We, the staff, don’t have to go out and sell our services. Sometimes in some communities, you have to go out and justify your existence, which here we don’t seem to have to.” A native of New York, Totten came to California to pursue a master’s degree after working in the entertainment industry as a prop maker, where he experienced a lack of job stability.
NEWS
August 17, 2011
Over the last 30 years, I've seen corporatism rise in our society. Be part of a team, the want ads would say. And thus, the team became important - while more and more, the customer's importance waned. Of course, in the old days, the customer came first and the watchphrase of many a thriving business was, “the customer is always right.” That watchphrase was the oil that kept the interchange workable. It might not always have been accurate, but it was prudent because it created a trust.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | November 1, 2007
On any given weekend, book lovers usually fill the La Cañada public library to borrow books that will take them on adventures or explain the known universe. But last Friday and Saturday, the opportunity was given to aficionados of the written page to purchase books at bargain prices. It was not uncommon to see people make three, sometimes four, trips between the book sale and their car as they stored up on books that they hoped to find time to read. The books varied from antique leather bound books to ?
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | March 21, 2012
More than 100 shoppers woke up early or altered their morning routines to be on hand for the grand opening of the Sprouts Farmers Market in La Cañada Flintridge Wednesday. The opening came two years after the announcement that the former Sport Chalet Sportland building at 920 Foothill Blvd. was going to be replaced by a Henry's supermarket. A year later, Henry's merged with Sprouts, an Arizona-based chain, delaying plans for the new store. Sprouts operates more than 100 stores in California, Arizona and Colorado, and has stores in Pasadena and Burbank.
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By Mary O’Keefe | November 15, 2007
A noon power outage affected La Cañada residents and businesses along Foothill Boulevard for a little over an hour on Monday. ?We responded, secured the area and waited for [Southern California] Edison to show up,? said Captain Rick Bodmer, from Los Angeles County Fire Department?s Station 19. Bodmer said that there was no fire at the scene when they arrived. Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s deputies also responded. Both deputies and firefighters departed after a Southern California Edison represented arrived.
NEWS
January 23, 2014
Foothill Municipal Water District officials are alerting customers to limit water consumption following Gov. Jerry Brown's drought emergency announcement last week.  Two consecutive dry years and the state's snowpack registering at only 20% of average water content prompted the area water board to change its conservation stage to “green,” according to a statement from Nina Jazmadarian, general manager at Foothill Municipal Water District.  ...
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | March 8, 2012
It's tough to keep a job for a decade, so for La Cañada Flintridge resident Katie Kirchner, being recognized for her 11 years at Vons supermarket is a special moment. But Kirchner, 31, isn't just a hard-working and enthusiastic employee. She also has Down syndrome, and is receiving a 2012 Voice Award from the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles. Kirchner will be given the award at the association's March 17 SunDown Select Spring Benefit, along with three other adults with Down Syndrome who are being recognized for their accomplishments.
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By Sara Cardine,sara.cardine@latimes.com | February 27, 2014
Greg Foley had a vision in mind last year when he began ripping out the beautifully green grass in the frontyard of his La Crescenta home. Neighbors were leery, but he had a mission to replace the water-wasting sod with something more suitable to California's dry climate - succulents. "I was raised in the Midwest, where everybody has green grass," Foley explained. "Here, that's crazy. We live in a desert. Why are we wasting all this water?" He replaced half his lawn with drought-tolerant plantings, and is now working on completing the project.
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NEWS
January 23, 2014
Foothill Municipal Water District officials are alerting customers to limit water consumption following Gov. Jerry Brown's drought emergency announcement last week.  Two consecutive dry years and the state's snowpack registering at only 20% of average water content prompted the area water board to change its conservation stage to “green,” according to a statement from Nina Jazmadarian, general manager at Foothill Municipal Water District.  ...
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By Sara Cardine | January 15, 2014
For years La Cañadans have gone to the post office, sometimes rushing to get in a last-minute request before closing time. Now, in an effort to be more accessible to postal customers, the post office has come to them. A new Village Post Office (VPO) recently opened in Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse for people who want to purchase Forever stamps or mail U.S. Postal Service pre-priced Priority Mail Flat Rate parcels. The limited-service counter, set up in the stationery section of the store, will operate during store hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. PHOTOS: First Village Post Office within 35,000 sq. miles opens in La Cañada It's part of a larger plan to make the post office a more viable option for people who can't make it to the brick and mortar location, said La Cañada Flintridge Postmaster Rosslyn Strawther.
NEWS
September 30, 2013
Last Wednesday, during the Community Expo at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital sponsored by the local chambers of commerce, we offered a document-shredding service to residents and businesses as a community service. Everyone was so grateful to have a local, secure, method to dispose of old financial records to avoid documents falling into the wrong hands. The response was so great that the truck was filled within 90 minutes and we had to turn people away. We didn't want to accept documents that we could not shred on-site.
COMMUNITY
September 18, 2013
Ten Years Ago The City Council approved its long-awaited wireless communications facility ordinance which, among other things, required that property owners within a 400-foot radius of a proposed microcell facility site would receive notice that such an installation was under consideration. The law was the product of about two years of study and recommendations by a committee. Twenty Years Ago Following months of study and discussion, the La Cañada school board in September 1993 approved the curriculum developed by the science department at La Cañada High School for teaching the prevention of Human Immuno-deficiency (HIV)
NEWS
July 3, 2013
Foothill Municipal Water District customers who use high efficiency toilets and rain barrels or remove their lawns are eligible for rebates, the agency announced this week. The rebates are being offered to encourage limited use of the imported water provided to La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and other nearby communities. The agency doled out more than $30,000 in rebates to customers over the last year. Customers will receive $50 for replacing their old toilet with a high efficiency toilet with a capacity to flush 1.28 gallons of water or less.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 19, 2012
La Cañada High School students had a short and sweet school day Monday, as a power outage prompted administrators to turn students loose at 11 a.m. A nearby transformer failed at about 12:30 a.m. Monday, according to Southern California Edison, knocking out power to the school and more than 1,200 other customers. Power to all customers except one returned by 11 a.m. Monday. Electricity was restored to the last customer, a residence, at around 9 p.m. La Cañada High School Principal Ian McFeat said the power outage made life difficult in myriad ways, prompting the decision to go to a shortened schedule.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 17, 2012
La Cañada High School students had a short and sweet school day Monday, as a power outage prompted administrators to turn students loose at 11 a.m. A nearby transformer failed at about 12:30 a.m. Monday, according to Southern California Edison, knocking out power to the school and more than 1,200 other customers. Power to all customers except one returned by 11 a.m. Monday. Electricity was restored to the last customer, a residence, at around 9 p.m. La Cañada High School Principal Ian McFeat said the power outage made life difficult in myriad ways, prompting the decision to go to a shortened schedule.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | March 21, 2012
More than 100 shoppers woke up early or altered their morning routines to be on hand for the grand opening of the Sprouts Farmers Market in La Cañada Flintridge Wednesday. The opening came two years after the announcement that the former Sport Chalet Sportland building at 920 Foothill Blvd. was going to be replaced by a Henry's supermarket. A year later, Henry's merged with Sprouts, an Arizona-based chain, delaying plans for the new store. Sprouts operates more than 100 stores in California, Arizona and Colorado, and has stores in Pasadena and Burbank.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | March 8, 2012
It's tough to keep a job for a decade, so for La Cañada Flintridge resident Katie Kirchner, being recognized for her 11 years at Vons supermarket is a special moment. But Kirchner, 31, isn't just a hard-working and enthusiastic employee. She also has Down syndrome, and is receiving a 2012 Voice Award from the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles. Kirchner will be given the award at the association's March 17 SunDown Select Spring Benefit, along with three other adults with Down Syndrome who are being recognized for their accomplishments.
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