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NEWS
October 18, 2013
Cindy Wilcox brought up an interesting subject in her article in the Mailbag section of the Valley Sun. Is incumbent school board member Joel Peterson really a resident of La Cañada Flintridge ? When asked to explain his education business in an interview with reporter Tiffany Kelly in the same Valley Sun issue, Peterson refused to answer the question. This caused me to wonder. I thought that one had to be a resident of our fair city to run for a local office like the LCUSD Governing Board.
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NEWS
September 13, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Sept. 10 Possession of an unregistered, concealed, loaded firearm in vehicle: Angeles Crest Highway at second turnout, 2:51 a.m. A 20-year-old man from Van Nuys was arrested after authorities approached him and his girlfriend in a car parked in the turnout. The man claimed he found the weapon near a trash can in the area, according to a sheriff's report. Sept. 8 Vehicle burglary: 600 block of Knight Way, before 11 a.m. Cash was stolen from two unlocked vehicles that were parked in the resident's driveway.
NEWS
By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | September 11, 2013
An outdated shopping center across the street from Ralphs on Foothill Boulevard is set to receive a makeover that will help the shops in the strip mall appear to be separate buildings. In a rendering of the design by Pasadena firm McKently Malar Architects, shops in the center, which include Round Table Pizza, Subway and La Cañada Pool and Patio, have completely new exteriors highlighted by different earth-toned paint colors and burgundy awnings. A monument sign will also be placed at the entrance of the shopping center, on Foothill at Gould Avenue.
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.
NEWS
By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | September 4, 2013
It's a Saturday afternoon at Foothill Records and the regular clientele is starting to trickle in: local music enthusiasts looking for a rare used vinyl record, or maybe even a CD. Carol Schofield sits in a chair behind the register, shouting out to customers to ask how they're doing. Most seem to know what they're looking for, and one regular informs her that he's going to look in the back room of the store. A young man drops a Doors LP onto the countertop and waits for her to inspect it. Price labels are absent from the majority of the stock, and Schofield typically makes a deal with the customer once they bring their purchases to the front.
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.
NEWS
August 8, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge July 31 Grand theft: 400 block of Foothill Boulevard. A man reported losing his wallet in a local restaurant at about 9:45 a.m. and believes he was a pickpocket victim. Aug. 1 Computer crime: 5100 block of La Cañada Boulevard. A man called deputies at 8 a.m. to report an unauthorized digital transfer of funds from his bank account to another account. Aug. 1 Vehicle burglary: 1900 block of Verdugo Boulevard. A man reported the third-row seat of his Chevy Tahoe stolen after it was broken into while parked between 7:40 and 9:55 p.m. at the United Artists Theatre lot. Aug. 5 Residential burglary: 4300 block of Oak Drive.
NEWS
August 3, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge City Council members will meet Monday at City Hall to discuss several topics of interest to residents. In response to numerous complaints about the frequent stops, long red lights and traffic delays that drivers face at and around the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway, the council will consider funding a $68,000 study on how to improve traffic flow. Another road-related contract up for approval, this one closer to a $250,000, would widen Alta Canyada Road as part of bikeway improvement efforts there and on Foothill.
NEWS
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
July 2, 2013
The newly renovated park-like space on Foothill Boulevard that connects to trails in the city now has a name. Winery Channel Trailhead --- named for a channel that a nearby flume crosses --- will greet residents at the corner of Indiana Avenue and Foothill.  The 1.5-acre Southern California Edison property was bare and desolate before its $252,000-makeover earlier this year. The city used $150,000 from a Proposition A grant to partially fund the project. Electrical towers still stand in the back of the new space, but crews have planted trees, installed benches, tables and parking spaces in an effort to beautify the area.
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