March 7, 2014
La Cañada's Public Works and Traffic Commission will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, March 19 at 6 p.m. to discuss issues surrounding traffic flow within the Town Center area and recommendations for how conditions might be improved. City officials are currently conducting a study to determine possible solutions related to traffic circulation, mobility and delay within the Town Center area. The study area includes Foothill Boulevard between Verdugo Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue, and Angeles Crest Highway from the Foothill (210)
March 5, 2014
Ten Years Ago Falling just short of receiving the two-thirds vote required, La Cañada Unified School District's Measure P for a three-year, $400 parcel tax, failed at the polls. Andy Beattie, then president of the school board, said the loss was a "huge disappointment" and that district personnel would have to be laid off as a result. Twenty Years Ago On being advised that La Cañada school board member Carole Siegler planned to move out of the area, her colleagues on the board decided not to hold a $25,000 election but to seek a replacement who would be willing to serve out the remainder of her term.
February 26, 2014
So far this fiscal year, the city has seen a net increase of $202,875 in general fund revenue and has spent $1,450 less than it was expecting to when the City Council passed the budget last June. But, with new projects on the books - including the construction of sound walls along the Foothill (210) Freeway, maintenance upgrades at Lanterman Auditorium and a project to prevent rock slides on Foothill Boulevard - the city must adjust its projections upward to the tune of $250,450.
February 13, 2014
Ten Years Ago A home in the 4100 block of Woodleigh Lane sold in the winter of 2004 for nearly $6 million, believed then by local experts to have been the highest price paid for a residential property in the community's history. “It looks like we're off to another good year of brisk sales,” said Realtor Rick Mueller. Twenty Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge City Council voted to remove the two-lane “angle parking demonstration” along Foothill Boulevard from Memorial Park west to Alta Canyada Road, as the project had generated a flood of complaints flowing into City Hall during its six-month trial period.
December 26, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Dec. 16 Reasonable cause burglary: Olive Lane and Grand Avenue, about 10 a.m. A 20-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested for possessing burglary tools after allegedly getting dropped off in the neighborhood and knocking on doors. Dec. 13 Petty theft: 600 block of Georgian Road, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. A package containing three gift cards was stolen from a package that was delivered and left on the porch of a home.
December 5, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Nov. 30 Criminal threats: 600 block of Foothill Boulevard, 9:55 a.m. A 60-year-old Burbank man was arrested for allegedly threatening another man and brandishing a knife during a confrontation at a cardboard collection site. Nov. 28 Residential burglary: 4300 block of Vista Place, between 6 and 8 p.m.. A women's gold watch and other miscellaneous jewelry items were stolen from a home. A sliding-glass door in the home had been smashed.
December 4, 2013
Ten Years Ago The theater arts department at St. Francis High School staged a production of a 20th century version of William Shakespeare's “Richard III” in its Degheri Performing Arts Center. Director Manny Eulalia said he was inspired to set the play in 1939, when Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party was on the rise, as the period reflected the same patterns of war and destruction as found during the times depicted in Shakespeare's play. Twenty Years Ago Conrad's Restaurant in Plaza de La Cañada received permission from the city to increase its facility by 618 square feet for construction of an outdoor patio dining area along Foothill Boulevard.
November 26, 2013
Ten Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. set up a “floatique” gift center at the Ralphs Fresh Fare market on Foothill at Gould to raise funds for “Cactus Practice,” its 2004 float entry in the Rose Parade. Items for sale included sweat shirts, T-shirts, pins, patches and other unique items depicting the La Cañada Flintridge float. Twenty Years Ago The manager of La Cañada's Pizza Hut was threatened by a knife-wielding robber on a Friday morning in November 1993 as he walked to his vehicle en route to the bank with the store's deposit.
November 21, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Nov. 3-4 Petty theft: 4400 block of Rockland Place, before 12 p.m. on Nov. 4. A canvas bag, portable CD player, Walkman device, flashlight and tennis shoes were stolen out of the back seat of an unlocked vehicle. Nov. 6 Petty theft: 2100 block of Foothill Boulevard, 5:45 p.m. A GPS device was stolen while a man was shipping a box of merchandise at a store. Nov. 9 Petty theft: 5000 block of Crown Avenue, 9:30 a.m. A leather handbag, purse, checkbook, credit card, gift cards and movie tickets were stolen from a woman's unlocked vehicle.
November 14, 2013
The La Cañada Junior Woman's Club is encouraging residents to shop local for their holiday gifts. The club is hosting a “shopping crawl” on Friday, Nov. 15. Shops along Foothill Boulevard will donate 20% of their sales to the club. The fundraiser will support the Ronald McDonald House and Haven House. Participating shops include The shops are located between the 1300 to 1400 block of Foothill.