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April 18, 2012
Rattlesnakes have been spotted near Gleneagles Place in La Cañada Flintridge, another sign that a warm spring is causing more early encounters between foothills residents and wildlife than usual. Neal Peterson, a Gleneagles resident since 1975, said he encountered a baby rattlesnake Wednesday morning, and others before the most recent rainstorm. “That's pretty early for us,” said Peterson. “They usually don't start coming out until it gets hot, but we've had some warmer weather.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2011
Chris Waldheim received the 2010 Pat Aho Volunteer of the Year Award on Sunday when the YMCA of the Foothills held its annual recognition night in the Boddy House at Descanso Gardens. More than 70 community members attended the event, including volunteers, board members, community leaders and Y staff members. The award was established in 1989 and dedicated to Pat Aho, a former staff member and volunteer. Aho was in attendance Sunday to congratulate Waldheim. “It is truly an honor to help make an impact with the Y and there are so many others who have contributed as well,” Waldheim said.
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
June 10, 2013
A shuttle that transports residents from the foothill communities to Santa Monica every summer resumes service next week. Beach-goers who live in La Cañada Flintridge,  Montrose and La Crescenta can hop on board the Los Angeles County line on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from June 18 to Sept. 2. It departs at 9:45 a.m. from La Cañada Flintridge for the Santa Monica Pier, returning to Memorial Park on Foothill Boulevard around 4:55 p.m. There are other pick-up and drop-off locations in the Crescenta Valley, including Two Strike Park, the La Crescenta Public Library and  the southeast corner of Montrose Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard.  The bus will be in service through Labor Day. Round trip fare is $3 for children and adults and $1.50 for seniors and disabled passengers.
NEWS
October 11, 2012
The skies over La Cañada Flintridge and surrounding cities erupted with thunder, lightning and a brief hailstorm on Thursday afternoon. Weather forecasters issued a flash flooding alert until 4:45 p.m. as the storm passed overhead, bringing with it hail, lightning and periodic downpours across the region, including in Glendale and Pasadena. The National Weather Service reported more than an inch of rain within 30 minutes at a monitoring station in Pasadena. Fast-moving water flowed down Ocean View Boulevard and into the nearby Mullaly flood control basin, but there appeared to be little mud or debris coming down from this hillsides, Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station Sgt. Debra Herman said around 3 p.m. Herman also said there appeared to be a transformer or tree fire in La Cañada, possibly caused by a lightning strike, and another in Altadena.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jane Napier Neely | November 23, 2011
Some folks around our burg might think the cloudy, cooler days are inclement. I think they are wonderful. I'm at last catching the autumn spirit. The liquidambar trees are dotting our landscape with their rich colors of burgundy, orange and gold. The damp air makes their leaves even more brilliant. I'll be celebrating this Thanksgiving with daughter Heather and grandchildren Catherine and Ryan. Son Chris and his family are still in England, so they are inviting about 20 of their Brit friends to share this American custom with them.
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.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | March 5, 2009
The most important issue to the majority in the large audience at Tuesday night?s school board meeting was not whether or not the board would go forward with a parcel tax (that decision is reported on page 1) but instead the fate of the special education Foothills School. Parents and staff from the school spoke to the board during public communications on the importance of keeping the school at its present 4490 Cornishon Ave. location. The district was made aware last week of the possibility that the Foothills School would be closed and the students moved to a larger Burbank facility, Magnolia Park School.
NEWS
February 8, 2007
Almost a dozen teams from local businesses, high schools, churches and community organizations in the Foothill communities of La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, North Glendale and Sunland-Tujunga have already formed to walk in the 7th Annual Foothills Relay for Life 24-Hour Cancer Walk, which will take place May 19-20. Those area residents and business leaders interested in forming or sponsoring a team are invited to attend the first team captains' meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at J's Maintenance Service, 3550 Foothill Blvd.
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COMMUNITY
April 17, 2014
Children attending Crescenta-Cañada Nursery School watched recently as their caterpillars morphed into butterflies. Busy Bears (4-year-olds) and Darling Ducklings (3-year-olds) gathered at Memorial Park to set their butterflies free with school director Nita Imm. The school has been teaching and caring for preschool aged children for more than 55 years. As a cooperative, it is guided by a volunteer board of directors. Parents join together to manage the day-to-day activities and maintenance of the school.
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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.
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.
NEWS
February 28, 2014
Debris basins in the Paradise Valley neighborhood of La Cañada - devastated by mudflows in 2010 - held up in the rainfall on Friday, residents and police officials said. According to the National Weather Service, the Foothills regions were expected to see rain in excess of an inch an hour, and a flood advisory in effect until Saturday morning. Pat Anderson, a homeowner in the area and president of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce, said the debris basin had been cleared out prior to the storms and seemed to be handling the heavy rainfall.
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 19, 2014
The YMCA recently commissioned a consumer survey to measure how Americans view quality of life in their communities nationwide. The survey was based on several factors, such as community-member involvement and the quality of a community's services, ranging from education to public safety. Interestingly, the survey revealed a 30% gap between what people say is most important in creating a strong community and how satisfied they are with their own communities in those areas. For example, Americans report that a safe environment for children and assistance for struggling community members (job training, food pantry, etc.)
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.
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