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November 6, 2013
Now that the election has come and gone , it is important to me that I write to you regarding the rhetoric used in several social media sites as community members discussed the involvement of teachers in the political process. First, I want to share with you that we elected a group of teachers to interview all eight of the candidates. Using the same questions, we engaged in a discussion with each candidate. At the end of our interviews, we chose to endorse three candidates whom we believed would work hard for our students.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | November 20, 2013
Fewer than 30% of La Cañada Flintridge residents voted in the Nov. 5 election , according to data from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder. Of 13,187 registered voters, 3,580 cast ballots in the La Cañada Unified School District race. And 2,787 La Cañada residents voted to elect a new member to the District 1 seat on the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees. Updated election results were released on Tuesday and the numbers will be certified on Nov. 25. Two candidates who won seats on the La Cañada school board also switched places after an updated vote tally.
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By Stephanie Ghiya stephanie.ghiya@latimes.com | August 18, 2011
A fourth candidate - Ernest Koeppen - officially entered the ring for the Nov. 8 school board elections Tuesday, just a day before the filing period deadline.  _________________________ FOR THE RECORD: This version corrects a headline. And also reattributes a quote. _________________________ Koeppen, who ran for school board in 2009, joins his name to a list of candidates that includes newcomers Ellen Multari and Andrew Blumenfeld as well as incumbent Jeanne Broberg who will vie for the two board seats coming available in this election.  Motivated to run in this election cycle by his concern for the direction of La Canada schools under the financial pressures of the state economy, Koeppen feels that his expertise as a technologies in information systems and as a management consultant will lend a fresh take on how to finance and deliver education to La Canada children.  “Focusing resources, the scant resources we have, is key,” said Koeppen in an email.
NEWS
February 27, 2013
I am writing this letter to urge your readers to vote for a non-incumbent in the election for City Council. First off, the incumbent has had 20 years to serve us. That is long enough, in my opinion. It is time for us to move on. Let us give the seat of power over to somebody else. Democracy is about sharing of governing power. Let's give democracy a chance to work. Secondly, both of the two other people running are reasonable choices. One is more experienced than the other, but I believe this is where we should be making our choice.
NEWS
March 11, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge has released the final tally for the March 5 election in which voters picked two City Council members. Planning Commissioner Jon Curtis led the race with 2,294 votes, while incumbent Dave Spence took 2,212 votes. Accountant Joe Layton had 1,137 votes. Curtis will fill an open seat vacated by exiting Mayor Steve Del Guercio. Spence will retain his seat after a career on the council that has spanned over 20 years. The results are unofficial until approved at next week's City Council meeting.
NEWS
March 3, 2005
The upcoming city council election is very much about our future. That is why we are proud to support Steve Del Guercio and Dave Spence in the March 8 election. Our city has clearly been moving in the right direction, and a big part of that has been Steve and Dave's tireless work on behalf of La Cañada Flintridge. Dave has been an effective voice for our city in not only Los Angeles County and the State of California, but on the national scene as well. Steve brings to the council an unparalleled knowledge of city government as well as a positive perspective on cooperation between our schools and the city.
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By Mary O’Keefe | June 18, 2009
The recent election in Iran has been felt around the world including La Cañada. Nahid Ansari left Iran when she was a teenager with her parents and siblings and now lives in La Cañada with her husband and family. ?I am watching it with a lot of interest,? Ansari said. On June 12 presidential elections were held across Iran, although many polls showed strong support for challenger Mir-Hossein Mousavi he lost his bid for the office to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Since then Iranians supporting both men have taken to the streets in protest and the presidency is in dispute.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | August 28, 2013
If you have attended a school board or City Council meeting in the past year, you've probably seen at least one recent high school graduate in the audience, absorbing policy changes and city codes. It's not unusual for La Cañada Flintridge students to be active in the community; many get involved in several organizations and go on to top-tier colleges. But this year, a few have chosen to stay at home while attending a community college or returned home after graduating from a four-year college and are actively involved in civic affairs.
NEWS
By Carol Cormaci | July 30, 2009
Well, look at that: Those of us with homes in the La Cañada Unified School District boundaries will have a chance to vote in a school board election in November, after all. This, despite the awkward (or calculated, as columnist Lauren Oakes suggests today) phone call school board member Jeanne Broberg made a couple of weeks ago to candidate Neal Millard’s campaign co-chair, pointing out the high costs an election would bring if anyone were to challenge the three incumbents.
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February 14, 2014
Voters in the La Cañada Unified School District have until Monday, Feb. 17, to register for the special parcel tax election that takes place March. 4, according to Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan.  Measure LC is a seven-year, $450 parcel tax. The current $150 parcel tax sunsets in June.  As this is a vote by mail election, residents within the district who register to vote by Monday's deadline will receive a sample ballot booklet and ballot that must be returned by March 4. Multilingual assistance can be received by calling (800)
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | November 20, 2013
Fewer than 30% of La Cañada Flintridge residents voted in the Nov. 5 election , according to data from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder. Of 13,187 registered voters, 3,580 cast ballots in the La Cañada Unified School District race. And 2,787 La Cañada residents voted to elect a new member to the District 1 seat on the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees. Updated election results were released on Tuesday and the numbers will be certified on Nov. 25. Two candidates who won seats on the La Cañada school board also switched places after an updated vote tally.
NEWS
November 6, 2013
Now that the election has come and gone , it is important to me that I write to you regarding the rhetoric used in several social media sites as community members discussed the involvement of teachers in the political process. First, I want to share with you that we elected a group of teachers to interview all eight of the candidates. Using the same questions, we engaged in a discussion with each candidate. At the end of our interviews, we chose to endorse three candidates whom we believed would work hard for our students.
NEWS
September 13, 2013
The eight candidates vying for three open seats on the La Cañada  Unified School District board are expected to discuss their positions at an election forum next month. The La Cañada PTA Council and the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area are hosting the event on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at La Cañada High School. The candidates are: incumbent Joel Peterson, educator and parent Kaitzer Puglia, Los Angeles school counselor Karyn Riel, Los Angeles prosecutor Dan Jeffries, Warner Bros.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | August 28, 2013
If you have attended a school board or City Council meeting in the past year, you've probably seen at least one recent high school graduate in the audience, absorbing policy changes and city codes. It's not unusual for La Cañada Flintridge students to be active in the community; many get involved in several organizations and go on to top-tier colleges. But this year, a few have chosen to stay at home while attending a community college or returned home after graduating from a four-year college and are actively involved in civic affairs.
NEWS
By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | August 1, 2013
This post is corrected. See details below.  The latest resident to announce a campaign for one of three open seats on the La Cañada Unified School District board isn't all that far out of the classroom - a place where he thinks board members should get more involved. Kevork Kurdoghlian, who served as senior class president for the La Cañada High School class of 2012 and was editor of the school's newspaper, is the fifth person to pull papers in a race that so far includes no incumbents.
NEWS
July 19, 2013
Another candidate has  said he has plans to join  the La Cañada school board race . Joe Layton, a 24-year-old resident who unsuccessfully ran for a seat on the City Council in March, said on Friday that he has started the paperwork to run for a seat on the board. The election is Nov. 5. The decision came after community members nudged Layton to start a campaign, he said. “I've kind of been inspired by how supportive the community has been and how receptive they've been.” Layton never attended La Cañada schools.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | July 17, 2013
With three seats opening on the La Cañada school board this year, two of the incumbents have said they will not seek reelection while a third is still weighing his options. La Cañada Unified school board members Scott Tracy and Susan Boyd have announced that they will not seek reelection in November, while board member Joel Peterson is undecided. Tracy joined the school board 12 years ago and is the current president. He said in an email on Tuesday that he will not seek reelection.
NEWS
March 11, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge has released the final tally for the March 5 election in which voters picked two City Council members. Planning Commissioner Jon Curtis led the race with 2,294 votes, while incumbent Dave Spence took 2,212 votes. Accountant Joe Layton had 1,137 votes. Curtis will fill an open seat vacated by exiting Mayor Steve Del Guercio. Spence will retain his seat after a career on the council that has spanned over 20 years. The results are unofficial until approved at next week's City Council meeting.
NEWS
March 6, 2013
Dave Spence retained his seat on the La Cañada City Council, and will be joined by Planning Commissioner Jonathan Curtis following Tuesday's vote. Mayor Steve Del Guercio, whose term ends in May, did not seek reelection, leaving two seats up for grabs. Preliminary results early Wednesday morning showed Curtis received the most votes -- 2,007. Spence received 1,933 votes while newcomer Joe Layton came in third with 974 votes. The three candidates watched the election results roll at City Hall Tuesday night before heading off to parties at local venues.
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