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February 27, 2014
The body of a man found on the Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena early Wednesday was identified as 40-year-old La Cañada Flintridge resident Jeremy Hill, according to the county coroner's office. The death was ruled as a suicide from multiple traumatic injuries, according to Lt. David Smith with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. Hill's body was discovered in the roadway at about 3 a.m. on the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway at Windsor Avenue and appeared to have been struck by at least one car, California Highway Patrol officer Francisco Villalobos told the Los Angeles Times . It was unclear if he was dead before he was struck, Villalobos added.
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.
NEWS
By Joe Puglia | April 9, 2009
The corner of Foothill and Angeles Crest will forever bear a sinister aura. I’m compelled to walk the street and pass what was once a bookstore. I do this not for voyeuristic inclinations. Instead, it helps me find closure when there is no closure. I am drawn to the flowers, the pictures, and memories of the little girl, Angelina Posca, who senselessly perished with her dad Jorge at this corner. I stare in silence at Angelina’s image and the epitaphs left by friends.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | May 1, 2008
Some say she?s almost omnipresent. Wherever community activities and needs exist, longtime La Crescenta resident Mary Gant is there, lending a calming hand to ensure the event?s success. Gant, who has assumed leadership roles in myriad volunteer positions throughout the Foothill communities for the past 45 years, will be honored as La Cañadan of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada during a luncheon next Wednesday in Van de Kamp Hall at Descanso Gardens. Gant was selected for the honor by past Kiwanis Club presidents, despite the fact that she?
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | March 27, 2008
?You go north on the Glendale [2] Freeway and you?re coming along at 65 miles per hour. Then all the sudden you have to slam on your brakes, wait for the light, and then you?re supposed to roll onto the Foothill [210] Freeway ? it?s utterly ridiculous.? That was the response of longtime La Crescenta resident Diane Bularz to the new metered traffic signal recently installed at the intersection of the Glendale [2] and Foothill [210] Freeways. The meters are expected to be activated this summer.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | September 21, 2006
The city's design commission will take another look this morning at Building B, the single remaining issue in the design of the proposed La Cañada Flintridge Town Center. The building, to be constructed at the corner of Foothill and a new south-north road into the project, has produced concern among council members because of its lack of pedestrian attraction at Foothill. The building as designed has a wall at Foothill, with building access further back on the connector road.
NEWS
July 27, 2006
Mosquito control services ? The Greater Los Angeles Vector Control District provides mosquito abatment servies to the city of La Cañada Flintridge. City residents with mosquito concerns should call the District at 562-944-9656. Foothill wall restoration ? Bids have been received for repairing the keystone wall on Foothill that was damaged in the winter of 2005. The city council is expected to award a contract for the project at an upcoming meeting. Jessen bridge ?
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | February 23, 2006
The city is delaying the planned traffic enhancement project on Angeles Crest Highway and Chevy Chase Drive to coordinate efforts with the Downtown Village Center proposed by La Cañada Properties. Public Works Director Steve Castellanos said the city had planned to award the contract the first of March, but it was put on hold to coordinate with traffic plans for the downtown project. The Angeles Crest street project started out as an intersection modification at Foothill.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2010
Ten Years Ago: Carol Liu of La Cañada Flintridge was sworn in as a freshman legislator in the state Assembly. At a meeting later the same day, her former colleagues on the City Council declined to appoint a temporary replacement for Liu, whose seat on the local panel was set to expire in the spring of 2001. Twenty Years Ago: JPL received an award from a Southland commuter transportation group and the Southern California Assn. of Governments for its effective employee ride-share program.
FEATURES
February 5, 2009
‘Crazy Talkers’ visit USS Ronald Reagan The La Cañada Indian Guides “Crazy Talkers” tribe, headed by Chief Shawn Broes, recently enjoyed an educational and fun-filled weekend. The group, comprised of mostly second grade boys and their dads, headed down to San Diego, where they took an exclusive tour of the USS Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carrier. The group then headed down to Old Town San Diego for some authentic Mexican cuisine, and then on to Sea World, where they were treated to an after hours tour of the park, complete with shows and the making of shark tooth necklaces.
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COMMUNITY
March 26, 2014
Ten Years Ago La Cañadans living in the foothills near JPL reported encountering several rattlesnakes in March 2004, with longtime resident Mark Goddard telling of one that was about 7 feet long. The reports prompted the oft-repeated advice from public safety officials: keep a healthy distance from the reptile and call 911 if one strikes you. Twenty Years Ago Local developer Gary Zentmyer held a press conference at 1919 Verdugo Blvd. to announce his plans to build a 2,128-seat movie complex in his hometown, on a site formerly home to an automobile dealership.
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NEWS
March 17, 2014
The Foothill Municipal Water District is calling for students' entries for its Third Annual K-12 "Water is Life" Student Art Contest. This fun, educational project is designed to inspire student creativity while engaging young people in the tenants of environmental stewardship and conservation. The contest is open to all students attending a K-12 school located within the service area of a member water agency served by the local water district. Artwork from students outside the Foothill service area will not be accepted.
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By Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com | March 5, 2014
Former La Cañada resident Sue Finch Schecter, who served as the founding president of the Lanterman House museum's board of directors, died Feb. 17 shortly after settling into a new apartment in Fairfield, Calif., according to family members. She was 83; the cause of death was heart failure. Schecter began a career as an elementary school teacher in the early 1950s, leaving that field when she became a mother. She returned to the workforce in the late 1970s, first as a substitute teacher and then as executive director of the Pasadena Historical Museum.
NEWS
February 27, 2014
The body of a man found on the Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena early Wednesday was identified as 40-year-old La Cañada Flintridge resident Jeremy Hill, according to the county coroner's office. The death was ruled as a suicide from multiple traumatic injuries, according to Lt. David Smith with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. Hill's body was discovered in the roadway at about 3 a.m. on the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway at Windsor Avenue and appeared to have been struck by at least one car, California Highway Patrol officer Francisco Villalobos told the Los Angeles Times . It was unclear if he was dead before he was struck, Villalobos added.
NEWS
February 26, 2014
Authorities were investigating a body found on the Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena early Wednesday. The victim, who was not immediately identified, was discovered in the roadway about 3 a.m. on the westbound 210 Freeway at Windsor Avenue, California Highway Patrol Francisco Villalobos told the Los Angeles Times . He was described as possibly in his 30s and was "struck by at least one car," Villalobos told The Times.  It was unclear...
COMMUNITY
January 31, 2014
Emelita S.L. Bituin, vice president and manager of Citizens Business Bank in La Cañada, recently presented a $6,500 check to Tyler S. Wright, president and chief executive of YMCA of the Foothills and Kim Beattie, director of financial development for the organization. The funds were raised during the Second Annual Region 3 Citizens Business Bank Charity Golf Classic held at Oakmont Country Club in the fall. Also receiving donations from proceeds of the event were Nancy Painter House, Glendale College Foundation and Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles.
NEWS
January 23, 2014
Foothill Municipal Water District officials are alerting customers to limit water consumption following Gov. Jerry Brown's drought emergency announcement last week.  Two consecutive dry years and the state's snowpack registering at only 20% of average water content prompted the area water board to change its conservation stage to “green,” according to a statement from Nina Jazmadarian, general manager at Foothill Municipal Water District.  ...
NEWS
By Sara Cardine | January 22, 2014
Elizabeth Blackwelder, a lifelong equestrian and trails conservationist whose dogged persistence and love of nature led to the creation of a complex and beautiful network of trails throughout the Foothills, passed away in her home in the early morning hours of Jan. 15. She was 93. Her death came after a long period of illness, through which Blackwelder continued to work to build and improve the city's trails system, according to her daughter, Glendale...
COMMUNITY
By Sara Cardine | December 25, 2013
Anyone who has ever truly felt the Christmas spirit knows the essence of gratitude is giving and sharing with others, and fostering the human connection to which the holiday's namesake dedicated the full force of his life. On Wednesday, several fathers from in and around La Cañada got to share that magic with their own children, while across town kids they'd never met opened gifts under Christmas trees and families sat down to holiday meals that had been provided courtesy of their kindness.
NEWS
December 19, 2013
City officials broke ground this week on the site of one of three sound walls that will be constructed to shield noise from the Foothill (210) Freeway. The ceremony took place on Monday, Dec. 16 on Curran Street, near where one of the sound walls will be built.  The sound walls, which are expected to reduce sound by a few decibels, will feature a design that represents the outlines of mountains.  -- Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly . ALSO: Residents protest dirt removal project at Devil's Gate Dam Around Town: City involved in affordable housing debate Dining Out: Goodie Girls cupcakes are the surprise of the season  
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