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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.
September 22, 2012
La Cañada Flintridge Sept. 3 Identity theft: 300 block of Corona Drive, 9:13 a.m. A woman's PayPal account was used to order a $2,422 Apple laptop computer while she was out of town. The theft was discovered Sept. 17. Sept. 11 Burglary: 4500 block of Leata Lane, before 3:50 p.m. Kitchen door window smashed, four watches and Louis Vuitton purse, reported as worth $7,200 total, stolen from a home. The neighboring home was also burglarized. Two watches and an iPad 2 were taken.
September 21, 2012
Paramedics extracted an injured woman from her car after she was involved in a two-car accident on Foothill Boulevard in La Ca ñ ada Flintridge around 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The woman's Honda Fit collided with an SUV in front of her just east of the intersection of Foothill and Angeles Crest Highway. Los Angeles County firefighters from Station 82 maneuvered the woman onto a stretcher and extracted her from the driver's side of the door before placing her in an ambulance. Eastbound traffic on Foothill was snarled by the accident.
By Brittany Levine, | September 12, 2012
Meatball the bear was an ursus non grata when he was in the local foothills, but now wildlife sanctuaries are fighting to house the 400-pound bruin. A sanctuary in San Diego County launched a major fundraising effort Monday to try to keep Meatball, also known by his Twitter handle Glen Bearian, while a Colorado sanctuary is suing to overturn the law that blocks it from bringing the black bear to the Rocky Mountain State. This summer California Fish and Game authorities twice sent Meatball deep into the Angeles National Forest after he was caught snacking on trash and swimming in pools in Glendale and La Crescenta.
September 1, 2012
The steady drumbeat of bear sightings in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains reached a crescendo last week, with two unusual incidents punctuating a season full of bear activity. Bear-turned-celebrity Meatball, aka Glen Bearian, saw his run in the sun come to an end. After several visits to residential neighborhoods above Glendale, the bear with 28,000 Twitter followers was lured into a trap by a McDonald's Happy Meal. Department of Fish and Game officials had grown weary of tranquilizing Glen Bearian and hauling him deep into the woods, only to see him return.
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  
By Bill Kisliuk, | August 25, 2012
Local water officials continue to push clients to use water conservation measures, offering an array of rebates to residents who upgrade fixtures and appliances or replace grassy lawns with less thirsty plants. The Foothill Municipal Water District is offering rebates to homeowners who place barrels under drain spouts to catch rain water for irrigation, install efficient lawn sprinklers and switch to low-flow toilets and washers, as well as to those who get rid of their turf. Nina Jazmadarian, Foothill's general manager, said the turf rebate has proven popular in La Cañada, with the utility using more than $25,000 in rebate set-asides last year and expecting to do the same this year.
By Daniel Siegal, | August 1, 2012
Residents of the Meadow Grove neighborhood who are looking forward to construction of sound walls between their properties and the Foothill (210) Freeway got their first look at models of the decibel-dropping barriers at a meeting Monday night. Design work and an environmental impact report are slated for completion in January, with construction expected to start in June 2013 and end a year later, project manager Terry Kelley, from management consulting firm Anderson Penna, said Monday.
July 18, 2012
Ten Years Ago A new dress code was approved for La Cañada High School that banned backless and strapless tops, gang-related clothing, and metal spikes or studs. It also stated that boxer shorts and bra straps were not to be visible and that midriffs could not be bare. Twenty Years Ago Anne Kursinski, who began her training at the Flintridge Riding Club as a child, was bound for Barcelona as a member of the U.S. Equestrian Team in the 1992 Summer Olympic Games. It was the third time she'd been named to the U.S. team since 1984, but not the last.
July 15, 2012
La Cañada Flintridge civic and business leaders have made it clear that they want a more walkable shopping district, which is something of a challenge when your commercial zone is in truth a single bustling boulevard. But it appears that a key step toward that goal will be reached in the coming months with a revamp of the La Cañada Flintridge Town Center, the four-year-old shopping center at the busiest intersection in the city. This week city officials approved new, larger signs for the center, but more importantly, Town Center owners IDS Properties unveiled plans for a courtyard fountain and gathering area - the missing link in the center - as well as other people-pleasing accents.
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