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January 23, 2012
Two cars collided  shortly after 3 p.m. Monday on a rain - slickened Foothill Boulevard at Daleridge Road in La Canada, sending one of the drivers to a hospital. After-school traffic around St. Francis High School , St. Bede Elementary School and La Cañada High School slowed to a crawl, as the two cars waited in the roadway for tow trucks to arrive, blocking the westbound lane of Foothill . Deputy Will Agtual of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station said that one of the drivers was transported to Verdugo Hills Hospital after the crash, but that extent of their injuries could not be reported at this time.  The other driver, a middle-aged man who declined to give his name, said that he had been driving west on Foothill in his Honda Civic when the other driver, behind the wheel of a Chevrolet sedan, attempted to turn from Daleridge onto Foothill , heading east.
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By Anita S. Brenner | August 1, 2013
Foothill Boulevard is changing, and for the better. Last year, we faced a surfeit of 7-Elevens. (“And second prize is two 7-Eleven stores,” Around Town, Feb. 8, 2012). But now three new establishments will redeem our boulevard. Two are on the site of the old Cañada Camera, formerly at 930 Foothill Blvd. For decades, La Cañadans bought cameras, film, had their film developed and bought photo albums from the owners. With the advent of digital technology, the shop's days were numbered.
NEWS
August 26, 2012
A bear was struck by a car in La Canada Flintidge early Sunday morning. No one was hurt and the bear left on its own, according to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. The incident occurred around 7 a.m. near the corner of Foothill and Crown Avenue, according to the sheriff's department. -- Bill Kisliuk , Times Community News  
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | January 31, 2013
A new store catering to the owners of cats and dogs has opened up on Foothill Boulevard. Button Nose officially opened last week, marking the first ribbon-cutting of the year for the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Assn. Christina Lee owns the shop at 838 Foothill Blvd. Lee sells various items, from toys to rhinestone collars and healthy pet food. -- Follow Tiffany Kelly on Google+ and on Twitter @LATiffanyKelly .
NEWS
August 14, 2013
Los Angeles County will help pay for a study of how to improve traffic flow near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway. Reacting to complaints of long wait times, multiple stops and frequent traffic backups, La Cañada Flintridge City Council members voted Aug. 5 to examine whether to adjust the timing of traffic signals and consider physical roadway improvements. The $68,872 study by a consulting group will examine traffic patterns on Foothill between Verdugo Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue as well as on Angeles Crest between Foothill and the 210 Freeway ramps, said city Public Works Director Edward Hitti.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | February 27, 2013
Residents who drive or walk past an open dirt space on Foothill Boulevard will soon have a more pleasant view. A project to turn a Southern California Edison plot of land into park-like grounds is set to be completed next month. It will include trees, benches and parking spaces. It will also offer more appealing scenery for those using a trail link that traverses the property. Neighbors have long complained that the vacant lot was unattractive, said Ann Wilson, senior management analyst for the city.
COMMUNITY
September 4, 2013
Ten Years Ago A group of young local women created colorful warm blankets to be sold in a unique fundraiser to lend their support to the Booster Club of La Cañada High School, an organization that raises money for students' extracurricular campus activities. Twenty Years Ago An improvement project for the Ceramics Dept. at the La Cañada Youth House-Community Center was progressing during early September 1993. Prompted by an anonymous donation, the expansion included enlargement of the storage and glaze areas.
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By Seth Amitin | March 4, 2010
A rash of vehicle break-ins late February on Foothill Boulevard prompted the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce to send out an e-mail Tuesday asking local businesses and residents to be increasingly vigilant. . Capt. Dave Silversparre of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station noted the recent rise in burglaries at the City Council meeting Monday night, requesting the chamber use its contacts to get the word out. “We’ve had a series of burglaries in the past, but this series has occurred at gyms and businesses on Foothill Boulevard,” said Capt.
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By Ruth Longoria | April 24, 2008
If you?re tired of creeping slowly through the one-lane of traffic along Foothill Boulevard these days, the good news is ? construction is almost completed and most work should be finished by the end of May, city staff said during an update at Monday night?s City Council meeting. That?s really good news for John Yeghiaian, owner of Berge?s Sandwiches, which has lost between 30% and 40% of its business in the past few weeks while construction work continued on the boulevard, Yeghiasian said.
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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)
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COMMUNITY
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.
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By Sara Cardine,sara.cardine@latimes.com | 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.
COMMUNITY
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
COMMUNITY
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.
COMMUNITY
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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