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March 4, 2013
A 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Loma Linda at about 3:17 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake was centered about one mile southeast of Loma Linda and three miles west-southwest of Redlands. The earthquake was felt as far away as Huntington Park and La Cañada Flintridge, according to "Did You Feel It?" responses on the USGS website. Many people reported feeling the earthquake in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. -- Kimi Yoshino, Los Angeles Times
NEWS
July 6, 2012
A small earthquake that struck Thursday was centered in Pasadena or La Canada Flintridge, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake, which measured 2.1 on the Richter scale, struck at 11:48 a.m. Thursday. The epicenter was within four-tenths of a mile of the 600 block of Seco Street in Pasadena, which is just south of the Rose Bowl. The movement originated aproximately 10.6 miles below the earth's surface. There have been no reports of damage or injuries related to the minor quake.
NEWS
July 29, 2008
On Tuesday morning a 5.4 magnitude earthquake rocked the foothill area. Centered in Chino Hills, the quake struck at 11:42 a.m. According to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, no local injuries or major damage were reported. Captain David Silversparre of the CV Station reported that his office had identified "critical facilities" (hospitals, schools) and deputies were in the process of checking these facilities for damage. The CV Sheriffs have been in touch with the Emergency Operations Bureau in Los Angeles, maintaining contact with that agency.
COMMUNITY
May 1, 2014
Ten Years Ago A change in weather patterns sent daytime temperatures to the 100-degree mark for a few days in late April 2004, surprising locals who had been experiencing daytime highs in the 70s. On the plus side, a Southern California Edison spokesperson reported that there were no heat-related power outages "or even rolling blackouts. " Twenty Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce directors voted to support then-Gov. Pete Wilson's letter to have the federal government foot the bill in controlling immigration.
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By Mary O’Keefe | June 25, 2009
It is almost a certainty that at least one, possibly more, earthquakes have shaken California today. They may not have been large, but they were all significant because these small quakes release pressure from faults. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a fault is a three-dimensional surface within Earth where rocks have broken. The rocks on one side of the fault have moved past the other side. A fault line is where the fault cuts the Earth?s surface. With the help of an airborne radar system, scientists at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge are studying these faults throughout the state to create a type of earthquake map that will allow them to get a better understanding of which faults are most active and which are more likely to have large earthquakes in the future.
FEATURES
By Michael Arvizu | March 25, 2010
With a big sigh, he begins. ?After the earthquake, I was utterly devastated and distraught.? Speaking to me by phone from his office in downtown Los Angeles was Andrew Devon Tashjian, a Mormon missionary who resides in La Cañada. I had the opportunity to speak to Tashjian Tuesday morning about the young adult?s experiences working in Haiti on the heels of the monstrous earthquake that hit the impoverished nation in February. ?I didn?t know who had lost their home; I didn?
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By by mary o’keefe valley sun | July 31, 2008
The broken glass in the stores have long been swept and La Cañada is back to normal after Tuesday?s 5.4 earthquake, but the late morning tumbler was a shaky preview of things to come. ?We need to look at it as an earthquake drill,? said Kate Hutton, seismologist at Caltech. Peter Castro, La Cañada city public safety coordinator, agreed with Hutton?s warning. ?It reminds us to be prepared,? he said. The earthquake was registered at a magnitude of 5.4, and could be felt throughout Southern California with reports of it being felt from as far as Arizona and Nevada.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | November 17, 2010
Palm Crest Elementary students and faculty responded to a non-existent earthquake the morning of Nov. 10. The school-wide earthquake drill had originally been planned to take place Oct. 21 as part of the Great California Shakeout, but inclement weather that week forced the local school to postpone its involvement until this month. Palm Crest's student body gathered on the school's playground for 45 minutes during the drill while staff and administration ran through emergency-preparedness scenarios.
COMMUNITY
July 24, 2012
Ten Years Ago The new corporate office building for Sport Chalet, Inc. was taking shape in the summer of 2002. About 100 employees were expected to move into the 27,000-square-foot building in the fall of the same year. Twenty Years Ago La Cañada Flintridge real estate executive Ray Dilbeck announced plans to construct his corporate and sales office at the southwest corner of Foothill Boulevard and Chevy Chase Drive. It was estimated that the new building would be ready for occupancy in the summer of 1993.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | February 25, 2010
A local specialist is hoping to help a growing number of Haitian amputees by sending prostheses to the nation, which was devastated by a magnitude-7.0 earthquake last month. Spencer Doty, president of New Mexico-based Active Life, which was founded in Glendale, was spurred on by reports about Haitian amputees. Doty’s collection efforts will end Friday as he hopes to send a shipment of used prosthetics equipment to the shaken nation, he said. While the need for prosthetics is expected to increase in Haiti as more amputations occur, parts for the devices are expensive, said Doty, whose organization specializes in prosthetics and orthotics.
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May 1, 2014
Ten Years Ago A change in weather patterns sent daytime temperatures to the 100-degree mark for a few days in late April 2004, surprising locals who had been experiencing daytime highs in the 70s. On the plus side, a Southern California Edison spokesperson reported that there were no heat-related power outages "or even rolling blackouts. " Twenty Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce directors voted to support then-Gov. Pete Wilson's letter to have the federal government foot the bill in controlling immigration.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | April 4, 2013
The Women's Council of the Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation will host a luncheon on earthquake awareness. The luncheon will take place at the hospital on April 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. “Get Ready to ShakeOut” will explore future temblors and what how the community can prepare for a disaster. Mark Benthien, the director for communication, education and outreach at Southern California Earthquake Center's USC headquarters, will speak at the program. The luncheon is $15 per person.
NEWS
March 4, 2013
A 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Loma Linda at about 3:17 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake was centered about one mile southeast of Loma Linda and three miles west-southwest of Redlands. The earthquake was felt as far away as Huntington Park and La Cañada Flintridge, according to "Did You Feel It?" responses on the USGS website. Many people reported feeling the earthquake in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. -- Kimi Yoshino, Los Angeles Times
COMMUNITY
July 24, 2012
Ten Years Ago The new corporate office building for Sport Chalet, Inc. was taking shape in the summer of 2002. About 100 employees were expected to move into the 27,000-square-foot building in the fall of the same year. Twenty Years Ago La Cañada Flintridge real estate executive Ray Dilbeck announced plans to construct his corporate and sales office at the southwest corner of Foothill Boulevard and Chevy Chase Drive. It was estimated that the new building would be ready for occupancy in the summer of 1993.
NEWS
July 6, 2012
A small earthquake that struck Thursday was centered in Pasadena or La Canada Flintridge, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake, which measured 2.1 on the Richter scale, struck at 11:48 a.m. Thursday. The epicenter was within four-tenths of a mile of the 600 block of Seco Street in Pasadena, which is just south of the Rose Bowl. The movement originated aproximately 10.6 miles below the earth's surface. There have been no reports of damage or injuries related to the minor quake.
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By Anita Brenner | March 15, 2011
Back in the day, we always prepared for earthquakes. We were prepared because we had little kids. We had a trash container full of kids’ jackets, food and blankets. We had bleach bottles, washed 100 times, and filled with water. We had a first aid kit and a wrench to turn off the gas main. We had flashlights all over the place. We felt prepared. A few years later, I checked out the earthquake kit. The jackets were five sizes too small. The flashlight batteries were kaput, and the first aid kit looked a little dated.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | November 17, 2010
Palm Crest Elementary students and faculty responded to a non-existent earthquake the morning of Nov. 10. The school-wide earthquake drill had originally been planned to take place Oct. 21 as part of the Great California Shakeout, but inclement weather that week forced the local school to postpone its involvement until this month. Palm Crest's student body gathered on the school's playground for 45 minutes during the drill while staff and administration ran through emergency-preparedness scenarios.
NEWS
By Joe Piasecki, The Valley Sun | October 27, 2010
The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station went into disaster mode Thursday, if only for practice. As part of the Great California Shakeout — with more than 7 million participants statewide, the nation's largest earthquake safety exercise — the station drilled for a magnitude-7.0 earthquake. The exercise included a run-through of station evacuation, activation of its Emergency Operations Center and review of individual responsibilities there and in the field. It all started at 10:21 a.m. with participants reacting to Capt.
FEATURES
By Michael Arvizu | March 25, 2010
With a big sigh, he begins. ?After the earthquake, I was utterly devastated and distraught.? Speaking to me by phone from his office in downtown Los Angeles was Andrew Devon Tashjian, a Mormon missionary who resides in La Cañada. I had the opportunity to speak to Tashjian Tuesday morning about the young adult?s experiences working in Haiti on the heels of the monstrous earthquake that hit the impoverished nation in February. ?I didn?t know who had lost their home; I didn?
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | February 25, 2010
A local specialist is hoping to help a growing number of Haitian amputees by sending prostheses to the nation, which was devastated by a magnitude-7.0 earthquake last month. Spencer Doty, president of New Mexico-based Active Life, which was founded in Glendale, was spurred on by reports about Haitian amputees. Doty’s collection efforts will end Friday as he hopes to send a shipment of used prosthetics equipment to the shaken nation, he said. While the need for prosthetics is expected to increase in Haiti as more amputations occur, parts for the devices are expensive, said Doty, whose organization specializes in prosthetics and orthotics.
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