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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | February 20, 2013
One more neighborhood in La Cañada Flintridge is slated to get a little quieter. Last year, officials announced that construction would begin this year for two sound walls to be placed between homes and the Foothill (210) Freeway, near the Meadow Grove neighborhood and St. Francis High School. But after engineers looked at ways to cut costs, they found funding for an additional noise blockade. Construction for all three walls is expected to start in October. Voters in Los Angeles County approved a Measure R transportation tax four years ago, which provides funds for the sound-wall project.
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NEWS
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 .
COMMUNITY
By Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com | January 24, 2013
A Chaplain Services orientation night for those interested in learning more about the Chaplain Services program offered by YMCA of the Foothills will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd. Last year, the local YMCA launched the program, making it available to all community members who could use encouragement and support. It is led by Chaplain Mark Yeager. For more information, contact Yeager at (818) 790-0123, Ext. 206 or at chaplain@ymcafoothills.org .
NEWS
By Valley Sun Staff | December 27, 2012
“We're safe on Mars.” La Cañada Flintridge's connection to the heavens made for a sensational story in 2012, as Jet Propulsion Laboratory safely landed the NASA rover Curiosity on the Red Planet. JPL engineer Al Chen made the announcement to hollers and high-fives at JPL's Mission Control Center at 10:32 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5. The landing featured new technology including a parachute to slow the rover from 13,000 mph and a “sky crane” suspended in the Martian air to ease the impact of the craft's touchdown in the Gale Crater.
COMMUNITY
December 6, 2012
Ten Years Ago A man armed with a handgun robbed the La Cañada branch of Washington Mutual Bank and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. The robber paused to write his hold-up note in the teller's presence, then handed it across the counter to her. Twenty Years Ago Lutheran Church in the Foothills celebrated its 45th anniversary by honoring its founding pastor, Dr. John Stump, and his wife, Christa. Stump served the church from 1947 to 1959. Thirty Years Ago Winds gusting to 100 mph battered the foothills, knocking trees across power lines and causing outages to 26,000 Southern California Edison customers.
NEWS
November 15, 2012
La Cañada Flintridge Nov. 1 Auto burglary: 4700 block of Hayman Avenue, 6:30 p.m. A resident discovered that sometime in the two days prior, a locked Hyundai sedan had been entered, a wallet had been taken and several charges had been made to debit card in wallet. Burglary: 5800 block of Briartree Drive, between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Rear sliding glass door shattered, two gold bracelets taken. Theft: 4800 block of Crown Avenue, 10 p.m. or later. A cellphone, sunglasses and leather portfolio were taken from an unlocked Mercedes sedan.
THE818NOW
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | November 14, 2012
Forty years ago, more than 1,000 La Cañada Flintridge residents set foot on the Foothill (210) Freeway for the first and likely only time, toasting the completion of the highway. They danced, dined and drank on the roadway during the fundraiser hosted by the Assistance League of Flintridge. Decades later, those party-goers remember the freeway's arrival as a major change to life in La Cañada - but mostly as a good one. To build the stretch of freeway connecting the 210 at Berkshire Avenue on the east with the Glendale (2)
COMMUNITY
November 7, 2012
Ten Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge Planning Commission approved extensive plans for an expansion and remodeling project at the Vons Plaza de La Cañada shopping center, which first opened in the late 1960s. Among other improvements, the plans called for the demolition of a former Bank of America building at the northeast corner of Foothill Boulevard and Oakwood Avenue to make way for more parking at the site. Twenty Years Ago A grand-opening celebration was held for the new T.J. Maxx store in La Cañada on Nov. 8, 1992.
NEWS
October 17, 2012
Primary construction on the Jessen Drive Bridge and approaching roadways is complete and estimates are that final construction on the project will end in the first week of November, according to city Public Works staff. Work currently taking place on Foothill Boulevard at Verdugo Boulevard is a Southern California Edison infrastructure upgrade project, and does not have a set completion date but must be finished before a moratorium expires in November. ALSO: Fairview Drive getting new parking restriction La Cañada approves first Mills Act contract -- Daniel Siegal, Times Community News Twitter: @ValleySunDan  
COMMUNITY
October 17, 2012
Ten Years Ago Three young women attending high schools in La Cañada were named to the 2003 Tournament of Roses Royal Court. Two of them, Glynn-Helene Joseph and Katherine Berber, were students at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, while the third, Danielle Yamamoto, was a senior at La Cañada High. Twenty Years Ago The Jet Propulsion Laboratory was added to the list of sites around the country that were contaminated by toxic waste and scheduled for cleanup under the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund National Priorities List.
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