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June 23, 2005
La Cañada Boulevard has historically experienced a high degree of storm water runoff during rains. However, over the past several years, there has been a proliferation of private construction in the watershed area draining onto La Cañada Boulevard. This construction, consisting of decks, patios, walkways, driveways and larger roof lines has increased the runoff surface area and dramatically increased water runoff flowing down the street during rains. The city is proposing to install sidewalks and gutters without underground drains.
NEWS
By Geghard Arakelian | December 29, 2005
A 23-year-old Los Angeles man who is suspected of leading police on a car chase and foot pursuit in La Cañada Flintridge Sunday was arrested by Los Angeles Police Department Officers on Monday during a car chase in L.A. At 11:36 p.m., Monday, LAPD officers determined Su Chung was driving a stolen blue Suburban in the Rampart Division of L.A., near the intersection of Kingsley Drive and Third Street. The chase ended with Chung's arrest, near the intersection of Vermont Avenue and Second Street, at 11:50 p.m. "They [officers]
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By Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com | March 4, 2014
La Cañada's foothill areas held their ground this weekend through a series of massive rainstorms that brought inches of rain to a previously parched landscape. Local officials returning to work on Monday reported all seemed to be well, adding that increased patrols and precautionary measures, along with improved foothill vegetation, likely spared the area from the brunt of the storm's damage. City Engineer Ying Kwan said Monday no emergency calls had come in over the weekend. “We had one drain back up at Chevy Chase [Drive]
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | July 6, 2011
La Cañada Flintridge City Council members concluded four days of budget hearings last week with a decision last Thursday to leave $14.1 million in the city’s general fund reserves for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. While many other Southern California cities were forced to raid reserves while simultaneously cutting back programs and services, La Cañada instead saw its rainy-day fund grow by $1 million last year — leaving an enviable current balance of $14.7 million, almost unheard of for cities its size.
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By Jake Armstrong | January 20, 2005
Collapsed roads, felled trees, mudslides and flooding from the recent record-breaking deluge caused over $1 million in damage in La Cañada Flintridge, officials said. The tally of the damages continued this week as the City Council on Tuesday formally declared a local state of emergency, making the city eligible for state disaster funds. Over the weekend, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger paved the way for the city to receive that assistance when he declared a state of emergency for Los Angeles County and six other Southern California counties partially ravaged after some 30 inches of rain pelted the region in two weeks.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | February 3, 2011
With a recent push by city officials and hillside residents, L.A. County Department of Public Works engineers are taking a fresh look at some old ideas for increasing the capacity of the Mullally debris basin. Located just east of the top of Ocean View Boulevard at the end of Manistee Drive, Mullally was never more noticeable than during the post-Station-fire storms of February 2010. Large rocks and other debris brought down from the hillside by heavy rains clogged the basin’s drainage system and sent a wall of mud into yards and homes.
NEWS
August 18, 2005
On the Lighter Side By Steve Browne, Official JPL Neighbor Using sophisticated computer programs and satellite imaging, experts have identified a dangerous but small black hole of intelligence near Hahamongna Park. The exact location of this anomaly is at the entrance of La Cañada High School near the administration office. Apparently parents who are dropping their children are affected the most by this mysterious force that renders drivers incapable of thinking. The most apparent symptom is a driver's inability to pull forward and let other people enter the parking lot. The affected drivers just stop and can only talk to their children and let them out. Students are also affected and can be seen walking in the parking lot oblivious to the cars driving around them, although some attribute this behavior to just being a teenager.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | June 19, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge plans to repair storm drains in three areas of the city, but residents in one neighborhood believe the project is costly and excessive. The $200,000 project is designed to address water runoff and drainage issues. At Fairmount Avenue and Palm Drive, one of the project's locations, water can overflow onto the east side of the intersection quickly. Officials plan to install underground storm drain pipes, catch basins and a parkway outlet drain. But neighbors seek an alternative solution.
SPORTS
By Nathan Cambridge, Special to the Valley Sun | February 21, 2014
LA CAÑADA - The Rio Hondo League-champion boys' basketball team from La Cañada High came out a little tight in its first-round CIF-Southern Section Division III-A playoff win, leading to some early misses from long distance. In the Spartans' second-round matchup Friday night hosting Lompoc, it could not have been more different. La Cañada rained three-point baskets down on the visiting Braves early and often, then never let up on the long-distance barrage, resulting in a 87-51 win. “They did a nice job. It was the exact opposite of the first game,” La Cañada Coach Tom Hofman said.
NEWS
December 9, 2011
City officials are urging La Cañada residents to clear their debris ahead of rainy weather at the beginning of next week. The city is cautioning that the rain could cause flooding, and that residents should remove all windstorm debris to ensure that storm drains aren't blocked. Residents can windstorm debris in green waste carts for trash hauler pick-up. Haulers will also take extra windstorm debris in bundles and private resident containers on regular pick-up days through December 16th.
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By Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com | March 4, 2014
La Cañada's foothill areas held their ground this weekend through a series of massive rainstorms that brought inches of rain to a previously parched landscape. Local officials returning to work on Monday reported all seemed to be well, adding that increased patrols and precautionary measures, along with improved foothill vegetation, likely spared the area from the brunt of the storm's damage. City Engineer Ying Kwan said Monday no emergency calls had come in over the weekend. “We had one drain back up at Chevy Chase [Drive]
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SPORTS
By Nathan Cambridge, Special to the Valley Sun | February 21, 2014
LA CAÑADA - The Rio Hondo League-champion boys' basketball team from La Cañada High came out a little tight in its first-round CIF-Southern Section Division III-A playoff win, leading to some early misses from long distance. In the Spartans' second-round matchup Friday night hosting Lompoc, it could not have been more different. La Cañada rained three-point baskets down on the visiting Braves early and often, then never let up on the long-distance barrage, resulting in a 87-51 win. “They did a nice job. It was the exact opposite of the first game,” La Cañada Coach Tom Hofman said.
NEWS
By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | June 19, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge plans to repair storm drains in three areas of the city, but residents in one neighborhood believe the project is costly and excessive. The $200,000 project is designed to address water runoff and drainage issues. At Fairmount Avenue and Palm Drive, one of the project's locations, water can overflow onto the east side of the intersection quickly. Officials plan to install underground storm drain pipes, catch basins and a parkway outlet drain. But neighbors seek an alternative solution.
NEWS
By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | July 6, 2011
La Cañada Flintridge City Council members concluded four days of budget hearings last week with a decision last Thursday to leave $14.1 million in the city’s general fund reserves for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. While many other Southern California cities were forced to raid reserves while simultaneously cutting back programs and services, La Cañada instead saw its rainy-day fund grow by $1 million last year — leaving an enviable current balance of $14.7 million, almost unheard of for cities its size.
NEWS
By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | February 3, 2011
With a recent push by city officials and hillside residents, L.A. County Department of Public Works engineers are taking a fresh look at some old ideas for increasing the capacity of the Mullally debris basin. Located just east of the top of Ocean View Boulevard at the end of Manistee Drive, Mullally was never more noticeable than during the post-Station-fire storms of February 2010. Large rocks and other debris brought down from the hillside by heavy rains clogged the basin’s drainage system and sent a wall of mud into yards and homes.
NEWS
By Geghard Arakelian | December 29, 2005
A 23-year-old Los Angeles man who is suspected of leading police on a car chase and foot pursuit in La Cañada Flintridge Sunday was arrested by Los Angeles Police Department Officers on Monday during a car chase in L.A. At 11:36 p.m., Monday, LAPD officers determined Su Chung was driving a stolen blue Suburban in the Rampart Division of L.A., near the intersection of Kingsley Drive and Third Street. The chase ended with Chung's arrest, near the intersection of Vermont Avenue and Second Street, at 11:50 p.m. "They [officers]
NEWS
August 18, 2005
On the Lighter Side By Steve Browne, Official JPL Neighbor Using sophisticated computer programs and satellite imaging, experts have identified a dangerous but small black hole of intelligence near Hahamongna Park. The exact location of this anomaly is at the entrance of La Cañada High School near the administration office. Apparently parents who are dropping their children are affected the most by this mysterious force that renders drivers incapable of thinking. The most apparent symptom is a driver's inability to pull forward and let other people enter the parking lot. The affected drivers just stop and can only talk to their children and let them out. Students are also affected and can be seen walking in the parking lot oblivious to the cars driving around them, although some attribute this behavior to just being a teenager.
NEWS
June 23, 2005
La Cañada Boulevard has historically experienced a high degree of storm water runoff during rains. However, over the past several years, there has been a proliferation of private construction in the watershed area draining onto La Cañada Boulevard. This construction, consisting of decks, patios, walkways, driveways and larger roof lines has increased the runoff surface area and dramatically increased water runoff flowing down the street during rains. The city is proposing to install sidewalks and gutters without underground drains.
NEWS
By Jake Armstrong | January 20, 2005
Collapsed roads, felled trees, mudslides and flooding from the recent record-breaking deluge caused over $1 million in damage in La Cañada Flintridge, officials said. The tally of the damages continued this week as the City Council on Tuesday formally declared a local state of emergency, making the city eligible for state disaster funds. Over the weekend, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger paved the way for the city to receive that assistance when he declared a state of emergency for Los Angeles County and six other Southern California counties partially ravaged after some 30 inches of rain pelted the region in two weeks.
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