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By Veronica Rocha | September 11, 2009
As the Station fire continued its advance uncontrolled, immediate mandatory evacuation notices were issued via the reverse 911 system late Friday and early Saturday for several neighborhoods in La Cañada Flintridge, according to Kevin Chun, the city's director of administrative services. NEW EVACUATIONS ORDERED: At 11:14 a.m. Saturday the city announced residences "generally" east of Palm Drive at Ravista Lane, north of Vista del Valle and west of Angeles Crest Highway must be evacuated.
NEWS
May 10, 2012
Teachers should be angry and La Cañada citizens outraged at Scott Tracy's op-ed piece attacking California teachers (“Teacher protections can interfere with education,” May 3). In spite of his professed love for teachers, in reality he's just a local version of Wisconsin's governor Scott Walker. He wants to destroy a public employee union. Tracy clearly wants to move public education in the direction of privatization. It's unfortunate that Tracy's mentality is such that he so willingly adopts the concept that public education must, inevitably, be downsized because of funding cuts.
NEWS
August 21, 2008
County awards bridge contract The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Tuesday awarded a contract to T.B. Penick and Sons of Ontario for seismic strengthening of two existing bridges on Oak Grove Drive over the Arroyo Seco. Penick was the low bid of eight received on the project, at $3.48 million. The bid was well under the engineer’s estimate of cost, at $3.72 million. Construction is expected to begin in October and run through July of 2009. Of the total funding, 88% is coming from the federal government, with the remainder coming from the state.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2008
Ten Years Ago The La Cañada Junior Women’s Club presented the fire stations in La Cañada (Stations 82 and 19) with an $18,000 thermal imaging camera to assist in finding victims in smoke-filled conditions. Twenty Years Ago Anne Kursinski, who trained at Flintridge Riding Club, was named to the U.S. Equestrian Show Jumping Team of five riders for the XXIV Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. She was expected to compete on her mount, Starman. Thirty Years Ago A knife-wielding man attempted to kidnap a 22-year-old female Sport Chalet employee who was preparing to drive home after the store closed.
NEWS
December 22, 2005
Holiday decorations give your home just the right festive touch, but they also pose a fire hazard. "Unless you deck your tree, halls and walls safely, the season could be memorable for the wrong reasons," said John Drengenberg, manager of consumer affairs at Underwriters Laboratories Inc., a not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization. Each year, hospital emergency rooms treat about 12,500 people for injuries related to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees.
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By Jennifer Berry | May 26, 2005
Fire demonstrations Monday at a Los Angeles County Fire Department fire camp near the entrance of Jet Propulsion Laboratory showed that multi agency cooperation is key to knocking down blazes fast. Firefighters from local, state and federal agencies combined forces to extinguish mock fires, using everything from intelligence-gathering devices and helicopters to fire lines and foam to put out flames fast. "It was a very, very good and interesting demonstration. The purpose was to show the cooperation and coordinated strength of the California fire service and how we can respond together and work efficiently on each other's fires," said Jim Wright, deputy chief of fire protection for the California Department of Forestry.
NEWS
January 10, 2008
Letters to the Editor Float group says ‘thanks’ to all On behalf of all those involved in the creation and production of “Rainforest Fiesta,” our 30th float in the Rose Parade, we very much appreciate the enthusiasm and support offered by the entire La Cañada Flintridge community. We particularly thank all of the following for their donation of goods and/or services: Allen Lund Company, Allied Waste Services, Arbor Crest Catering, Assistance League of Flintridge, Atlas Foam Products, Berendsen Fluid Power, Berge’s Sandwiches, Blendtec, Brushes Unlimited, Cakery Bakery, Citizens Business Bank, city of La Cañada Flintridge, Conrad’s Restaurant, Consultant-Alliance, Container Industries, Coral Industries, County of Los Angeles Fire Dept.
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By Megan O’Neil | December 24, 2009
Fallout surrounding firefighting tactics used during the Station fire intensified this week as Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) joined Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich in calling for a federal investigation. “I think there have been sufficient questions raised about whether the early stages of the fire could have been handled differently that may have resulted in a much better outcome, and that a federal investigation is warranted,” Schiff said Tuesday. Inquiries center around whether the U.S. Forest Service was sufficiently aggressive in its tactics during the first 48 hours of the fire — specifically, whether a targeted aerial attack might have subdued the blaze before it grew out of control.
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By Veronica Rocha | August 28, 2009
The Station fire above La Cañada Flintridge continues to burn out of control, with more than 1,200 acres charred as of midday Friday, fire officials said. Click here to see the photo gallery As smoke continued to blacken the sky and force outdoor event cancellations, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency for Los Angeles County because of four wildfires now burning in the foothills of Angeles National Forest. One person has been injured by the Station fire, said Jorge Segura, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
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By Mary O'Keefe | February 15, 2007
Los Angeles County Fire Station 19 is now driving a shinny new fire engine. "We received it February 1," said Captain Tom Sullivan. The 2007 engine replaces their 1989 truck. Sullivan said the old truck was still in working condition however it was getting old. "It had over 150,000 miles," he said. "The LA County Fire Department became proactive and purchased the new 2007 [engine]," Sullivan said. The fire engines are part the county fire replacement plan, said Inspector Jason Hurd, spokesman for the department.
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By Veronica Rocha | September 11, 2009
As the Station fire continued its advance uncontrolled, immediate mandatory evacuation notices were issued via the reverse 911 system late Friday and early Saturday for several neighborhoods in La Cañada Flintridge, according to Kevin Chun, the city's director of administrative services. NEW EVACUATIONS ORDERED: At 11:14 a.m. Saturday the city announced residences "generally" east of Palm Drive at Ravista Lane, north of Vista del Valle and west of Angeles Crest Highway must be evacuated.
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