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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | June 15, 2011
It may be doing so slowly, but the economy is picking up, says Claude Lilly, chairman of the Charlotte Branch of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and dean of Clemson University’s College of Business & Behavioral Science. By virtue of Clemson alumni connections, Lilly was a dinner guest Tuesday at the La Cañada Flintridge home of Alan Cade, owner of the L.A.-based construction project management firm DACM. In South Carolina, Lilly lives next door to businessman Larry Sloan, who at Clemson was a fraternity brother and member of the Tigers Marching Band with Cade.
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April 18, 2012
In responding to David Wilcox's letter [“Terrified of President Obama,” April 5], James Clark parrots familiar liberal talking points that are for the most part baloney [“A more direct threat to freedom,” April 12]. Clark starts with the claim that the Bush tax cuts wiped out the “huge Clinton era surplus and guaranteeing decades of red ink.” In fact, the last four Clinton budgets ending on Sept. 30, 2001 increased the national debt by $394.3 billion. The “huge” surpluses were a $450.4 billion decrease in Treasury debt held by the public, the result of the growth in intra-governmental held Treasury debt, mostly the Social Security fund, which grew by $844.7 billion.
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By Ruth Longoria | February 5, 2009
Despite the grim economy, spirits are high at the La Cañada Town Center as AT&T begins construction today (Thursday) on its store in the same building as the Chipotle Mexican Grill; and Sakura steak, seafood and sushi house is preparing for a mid-March opening. Representatives of a jewelry store and a juice store also have approached the city with inquiries about prospective projects there, said Fred Buss, senior planner for the city of La Cañada Flintridge, adding that no permits for either have yet been filed.
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By Christopher Cadelago | July 2, 2009
Seizing momentum of anti-tax Tea Parties where Americans vent their frustrations over government spending, Republicans from throughout the Southland descended on Jeffers? estate Saturday for an All American Rally. Dozens of fiscal conservatives gathered to oppose what they characterized as the Obama administration?s imprudent bailout of corporate America and the inclination of lawmakers to balance yawning budget gaps on the backs of taxpayers. ?Even Franklin Roosevelt never came close to deficit spending of the type that has been done already within a year after the pull of the trap door on this economy,?
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By Ruth Longoria | December 11, 2008
While other stores across the country may be struggling for lack of shoppers and sales due to the current recession, at least one La Cañada shop is seeing an increase in customers and purchases due also to the economic hard times. The many people choosing to spend their holiday and budgeted dollars on fine recycled items sold at St. George?s Dragon Thrift Shop on Foothill Boulevard excites staff at the local shop. ?I?ve heard it called a reverse economy, and we?re one of the businesses that is profiting from that,?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Beige Luciano-Adams | March 11, 2010
For those who have been lucky enough to enjoy a long, illustrious performance career, a turn behind the scenes can offer its own kind of magic. Jamie Nichols found that several decades in the spotlight was enough. The Glendale native relished her 23 years at the helm of Fast Feet dance company, earning numerous accolades in one year, including three prestigious Lester Horton awards, which are presented annually by the Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles. But then, said Nichols, at a characteristically vibrant clip, “I just didn’t feel compelled to continue.
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By Mary O’Keefe | March 19, 2009
In its largest donation to date — and despite a dismal economy — the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation recently presented the La Cañada Unified School District with a check for $1.29 million. The gift was slightly larger than the donation the LCFEF made to the district this time last year, $1.28 million, according to Deborah Weirick, foundation president. The check represents dollars raised through fundraisers like the jog-a-thon and the 2008 gala, before the recession began.
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By Ruth Longoria and Mary O’Keefe | January 15, 2009
It’s happening all up and down the boulevard. Signs going up for businesses going out of business and signs for buildings now for lease. Rumors are flying about empty buildings, as well as about the potential for future closures. All this, while city staff and chamber of commerce officials contend the cropping up of for lease signs and vacant structures are not a sign of the times — merely normal, healthy turnover in this otherwise affluent little town. “I think we do have a few more vacancies than normal, but not more than three are victims of the economy, the rest are natural turnover,” said Pat Anderson, president and CEO of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | July 13, 2011
Times might be tough, but for the second summer in a row, the La Cañada Unified School District is undertaking a variety of construction projects. It is in the process of renovating La Cañada High’s north gym and quad area, and it’s also renovating the library at Paradise Canyon Elementary. It also is installing security cameras district-wide. The funds for the four different projects, which total $886,327, are coming from a 2004 bond. The target date for completion of all the projects is August, before the 2011-12 school year begins.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | March 6, 2013
While other cities in the county operate on a deficit, La Cañada Flintridge remains financially stable. Seven months into the fiscal year that began July 1, the city picked up more than $1 million in sales tax revenue - a 5% increase compared to the same time last year. City officials said last week it's a sign that the retail sector is improving after the recession. “We are actually in a better position for the end of the year because the portion that was up is the tax revenue,” said Finance Director Daniel Jordan, “and that is back-loaded into the second portion of the year.” Overall, this year's budget was slightly higher because of better economic conditions.
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April 18, 2012
In responding to David Wilcox's letter [“Terrified of President Obama,” April 5], James Clark parrots familiar liberal talking points that are for the most part baloney [“A more direct threat to freedom,” April 12]. Clark starts with the claim that the Bush tax cuts wiped out the “huge Clinton era surplus and guaranteeing decades of red ink.” In fact, the last four Clinton budgets ending on Sept. 30, 2001 increased the national debt by $394.3 billion. The “huge” surpluses were a $450.4 billion decrease in Treasury debt held by the public, the result of the growth in intra-governmental held Treasury debt, mostly the Social Security fund, which grew by $844.7 billion.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | August 17, 2011
Foothill Boulevard is filling up again. After a few years of recession-induced vacancies along the boulevard, La Cañada Flintridge is welcoming the arrival of new businesses in 2011 that are bringing the Foothill vacancy rate down. With the recently opened MD Appliances, and with Sprouts Farmers Market and Jane's Cakes opening later this year, the vacancy rate on Foothill is dropping. According to Robert Stanley, the city's director of community development, of the almost 300 units of non-residential property of Foothill Boulevard, the current vacancy rate has dropped below 10%. But when including properties that are in the permitting process or already are permitted but not completed, like the Sprouts market, the rate drops to around 6%. A 6% vacancy rate would put La Cañada Flintridge in line with, or ahead of, the vacancy rates in neighboring cities such as Pasadena.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | July 13, 2011
Times might be tough, but for the second summer in a row, the La Cañada Unified School District is undertaking a variety of construction projects. It is in the process of renovating La Cañada High’s north gym and quad area, and it’s also renovating the library at Paradise Canyon Elementary. It also is installing security cameras district-wide. The funds for the four different projects, which total $886,327, are coming from a 2004 bond. The target date for completion of all the projects is August, before the 2011-12 school year begins.
NEWS
By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | June 15, 2011
It may be doing so slowly, but the economy is picking up, says Claude Lilly, chairman of the Charlotte Branch of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and dean of Clemson University’s College of Business & Behavioral Science. By virtue of Clemson alumni connections, Lilly was a dinner guest Tuesday at the La Cañada Flintridge home of Alan Cade, owner of the L.A.-based construction project management firm DACM. In South Carolina, Lilly lives next door to businessman Larry Sloan, who at Clemson was a fraternity brother and member of the Tigers Marching Band with Cade.
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Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 25, 2010
Like every other school district, La Cañada Unified School District has been hammered by reductions in government funding. But it has had the luxury of being able to rely on two local organizations to help supplant those reductions in funding. The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation has donated more than $16 million to the district in its 32-year existence and the PTAs are seeing an increased fundraising role themselves. "The parents and families are very supportive in La Cañada," said Susan Dodge, president of the La Cañada PTA Council.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Beige Luciano-Adams | March 11, 2010
For those who have been lucky enough to enjoy a long, illustrious performance career, a turn behind the scenes can offer its own kind of magic. Jamie Nichols found that several decades in the spotlight was enough. The Glendale native relished her 23 years at the helm of Fast Feet dance company, earning numerous accolades in one year, including three prestigious Lester Horton awards, which are presented annually by the Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles. But then, said Nichols, at a characteristically vibrant clip, “I just didn’t feel compelled to continue.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | July 2, 2009
Seizing momentum of anti-tax Tea Parties where Americans vent their frustrations over government spending, Republicans from throughout the Southland descended on Jeffers? estate Saturday for an All American Rally. Dozens of fiscal conservatives gathered to oppose what they characterized as the Obama administration?s imprudent bailout of corporate America and the inclination of lawmakers to balance yawning budget gaps on the backs of taxpayers. ?Even Franklin Roosevelt never came close to deficit spending of the type that has been done already within a year after the pull of the trap door on this economy,?
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | March 19, 2009
In its largest donation to date — and despite a dismal economy — the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation recently presented the La Cañada Unified School District with a check for $1.29 million. The gift was slightly larger than the donation the LCFEF made to the district this time last year, $1.28 million, according to Deborah Weirick, foundation president. The check represents dollars raised through fundraisers like the jog-a-thon and the 2008 gala, before the recession began.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | February 5, 2009
Despite the grim economy, spirits are high at the La Cañada Town Center as AT&T begins construction today (Thursday) on its store in the same building as the Chipotle Mexican Grill; and Sakura steak, seafood and sushi house is preparing for a mid-March opening. Representatives of a jewelry store and a juice store also have approached the city with inquiries about prospective projects there, said Fred Buss, senior planner for the city of La Cañada Flintridge, adding that no permits for either have yet been filed.
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