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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | April 23, 2014
Though a report released by the California Environmental Protection Agency shows water in La Cañada Flintridge has significant levels of toxicity , local water officials report that contaminant levels are well below maximum levels allowed by the state. A chart, showing various types of pollution by census tract , shows the majority of the community's drinking water had a score of 82.87, compared to 61.47 in a nearby neighborhood in Glendale. Scoring is based on the presence of 12 carcinogenic and seven noncarcinogenic contaminants, said Sam Delson, deputy director for external and legislative affairs for California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard.
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By Mary O’Keefe | March 19, 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, city of Pasadena and Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA held the groundbreaking ceremony for the Windsor Avenue Superfund treatment plant on Tuesday. The plant, scheduled for completion next year, is needed to remove pollutants that contaminated the underground water supply from fuel that had been used at JPL in the late 1950s when it did work on many military projects. The chemicals were volatile organic compounds, carbon tetrachloride, perchlorate and trichloroethylene.
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By Anita S. Brenner | December 11, 2013
Last week, Tiffany Kelly reported on community concerns about a proposed five-year-long project to remove debris and mud above Devil's Gate Dam . Kelly reported that neighbors have said that the project “could be environmentally destructive and affect the health of a neighborhood that includes several schools.” The real concern is not the traffic, not the dirt and not some imaginary worry about “the environment.” The elephant in...
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By Mary O’Keefe | September 20, 2007
Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists and engineers are used to having cameras explore the outer reaches of the universe. Now they are now receiving images with an inner world focus. A video camera will soon be exploring the underworld of pumping, following the pipeline in the outer region of the Windsor Reservoir in neighboring Altadena. The exploration is due to some contamination of ground water from the activities at JPL more than 50 years ago. NASA/JPL have been cleaning the area water at sites both on and off the JPL campus however recently officials have proposed a new treatment plant be built to increase the cleaning procedure.
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August 1, 2013
The Foothill Municipal Water District will embark on a $1.6-million project to replace emergency generators at pumping stations in La Cañada Flintridge and Pasadena later this year, the agency announced Wednesday. Trenching, concrete and installation work is set to begin in October and may result in intermittent lane closures along Berkshire Avenue in La Cañada Flintridge and Rosemont Avenue in Pasadena. The work is expected to wrap up in March. The pumping station at 540 Berkshire Ave. pumps imported drinking water into La Cañada and is operational 24 hours a day, according to a statement by the agency.
COMMUNITY
April 23, 2014
Members and friends of the Crescenta Cañada Rotary Club worked April 12 to clean up a stretch of Angeles Crest Highway the club adopted more than 20 years ago.  The recent activity was part of Rotary at Work Day, when Rotarians from across the country participate in community service projects. The local Rotarians donned orange vests, hard hats and gloves for their clean-up efforts along the highway. Crescenta Cañada Rotary was founded in the 1940s. It meets at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.
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By Charles Cooper | July 20, 2006
A total of 13 ballot issues, including billions of dollars in bond issues, will face state voters on the November ballot as the governor and the legislature join in flashing the state credit card to deal with infrastructure issues. The ballot also includes a number of initiative measures, with topics including abortion, eminent domain and public campaign financing. Measure 1B makes safety improvements and repairs to state highways, upgrades freeways to reduce congestion, repairs local streets and roads, upgrades highways along major transportation corridors, improves seismic safety of local bridges, expands public transit, helps complete the state's network of car pool lanes, reduces air pollution and improves anti-terrorism security at shipping ports by providing for a bond issue not to exceed $19.925 billion.
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By Mary O'Keefe | July 7, 2005
La Cañada Flintridge residents will presumably be glad to know their water is safe to drink, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the California Department of Health Services (DHS). Many local residents have already found their annual water reports in June's water bill; if not, they will find them in this month's statements. Customers of Mesa Crest Water who would like a copy of the report can call the water office at 790 2071. Other companies that supply water throughout La Cañada are La Cañada Irrigation, Valley Water Company, and Crescenta Valley Water District (CVWD)
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April 24, 2012
Reserve Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies with the Montrose Search and Rescue Team deployed Sunday to come to the aid of a dog injured while hiking with his owner in the Switzer Falls area of the Angeles National Forest, above La Cañada Flintridge. Truman, a 4-year-old golden retriever, had cut his paws and became dehydrated during an afternoon hike, according a statement from the sheriff's department. Rescue workers responding to the owner's 6:30 p.m. call to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station placed Truman on a gurney and wheeled him out of the forest.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | April 23, 2014
Though a report released by the California Environmental Protection Agency shows water in La Cañada Flintridge has significant levels of toxicity , local water officials report that contaminant levels are well below maximum levels allowed by the state. A chart, showing various types of pollution by census tract , shows the majority of the community's drinking water had a score of 82.87, compared to 61.47 in a nearby neighborhood in Glendale. Scoring is based on the presence of 12 carcinogenic and seven noncarcinogenic contaminants, said Sam Delson, deputy director for external and legislative affairs for California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard.
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COMMUNITY
April 23, 2014
Members and friends of the Crescenta Cañada Rotary Club worked April 12 to clean up a stretch of Angeles Crest Highway the club adopted more than 20 years ago.  The recent activity was part of Rotary at Work Day, when Rotarians from across the country participate in community service projects. The local Rotarians donned orange vests, hard hats and gloves for their clean-up efforts along the highway. Crescenta Cañada Rotary was founded in the 1940s. It meets at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.
NEWS
By Anita S. Brenner | December 11, 2013
Last week, Tiffany Kelly reported on community concerns about a proposed five-year-long project to remove debris and mud above Devil's Gate Dam . Kelly reported that neighbors have said that the project “could be environmentally destructive and affect the health of a neighborhood that includes several schools.” The real concern is not the traffic, not the dirt and not some imaginary worry about “the environment.” The elephant in...
NEWS
August 1, 2013
The Foothill Municipal Water District will embark on a $1.6-million project to replace emergency generators at pumping stations in La Cañada Flintridge and Pasadena later this year, the agency announced Wednesday. Trenching, concrete and installation work is set to begin in October and may result in intermittent lane closures along Berkshire Avenue in La Cañada Flintridge and Rosemont Avenue in Pasadena. The work is expected to wrap up in March. The pumping station at 540 Berkshire Ave. pumps imported drinking water into La Cañada and is operational 24 hours a day, according to a statement by the agency.
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By Mary O’Keefe | March 19, 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, city of Pasadena and Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA held the groundbreaking ceremony for the Windsor Avenue Superfund treatment plant on Tuesday. The plant, scheduled for completion next year, is needed to remove pollutants that contaminated the underground water supply from fuel that had been used at JPL in the late 1950s when it did work on many military projects. The chemicals were volatile organic compounds, carbon tetrachloride, perchlorate and trichloroethylene.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | September 20, 2007
Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists and engineers are used to having cameras explore the outer reaches of the universe. Now they are now receiving images with an inner world focus. A video camera will soon be exploring the underworld of pumping, following the pipeline in the outer region of the Windsor Reservoir in neighboring Altadena. The exploration is due to some contamination of ground water from the activities at JPL more than 50 years ago. NASA/JPL have been cleaning the area water at sites both on and off the JPL campus however recently officials have proposed a new treatment plant be built to increase the cleaning procedure.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | July 20, 2006
A total of 13 ballot issues, including billions of dollars in bond issues, will face state voters on the November ballot as the governor and the legislature join in flashing the state credit card to deal with infrastructure issues. The ballot also includes a number of initiative measures, with topics including abortion, eminent domain and public campaign financing. Measure 1B makes safety improvements and repairs to state highways, upgrades freeways to reduce congestion, repairs local streets and roads, upgrades highways along major transportation corridors, improves seismic safety of local bridges, expands public transit, helps complete the state's network of car pool lanes, reduces air pollution and improves anti-terrorism security at shipping ports by providing for a bond issue not to exceed $19.925 billion.
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By Mary O'Keefe | July 7, 2005
La Cañada Flintridge residents will presumably be glad to know their water is safe to drink, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the California Department of Health Services (DHS). Many local residents have already found their annual water reports in June's water bill; if not, they will find them in this month's statements. Customers of Mesa Crest Water who would like a copy of the report can call the water office at 790 2071. Other companies that supply water throughout La Cañada are La Cañada Irrigation, Valley Water Company, and Crescenta Valley Water District (CVWD)
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