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May 26, 2005
by Carol Cormaci The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a $1.4 million grant to the city of La Cañada Flintridge to repair major road damage on Inverness Drive that occurred during the winters heavy rainstorms, it was announced Monday by Congressman David Dreier's office. It is estimated the repair work will carry a $1.8 million price tag, with the state of California and the city picking up the remaining 25 percent of the costs. According to Steve Castellanos, the city's director of public works, the grant is actually a reimbursement program.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | October 8, 2009
Low-income youths in the cities of La Cañada Flintridge, Glendale and Burbank will be given a boost in their efforts to find work, as the Glendale City Council on Tuesday allocated nearly $400,000 in state funding for employment programs. Most of the money, or $300,000, will go to the Glendale Youth Alliance, to be used to help 90 low-income youth in the three cities find work, according to the proposal. The Glendale Youth Alliance, a nonprofit established to provide employment opportunities for local at-risk residents youth ages 14 through 24, places clients in office and retail jobs, as well as and a summer brush clearance program where they youth work to clear overgrown hillsides as a fire prevention effort.
NEWS
By MEGAN O’NEIL | November 19, 2009
Through a combination of fund transfers, cash reserve spending, program reductions and staff reductions the La Cañada Unified School District will remain financially solvent through the 2012-13 fiscal year, according to a preliminary budget released this week. The district has been grappling with how to manage a year-over-year multimillion dollar reduction in funding, the result of the economic downturn and subsequent California budget crisis. Stephen Hodgson, a financial and budgetary consultant for the district, told the Governing Board Tuesday the district will have to tap into its reserves, spending as much as $3.36 million in savings to make in through the coming years.
NEWS
By Ralph Saenz | August 25, 2005
Bill Loose, La Cañada Unified School District deputy superintendent for fiscal and human resources, explained some of the intricacies of public school funding in a press release given out last week. There has been some confusion regarding certain aspects of the ongoing contract talks between the LCUSD and the La Cañada Teacher Association, particularly in terms of additional funding received by the district and the correct COLA (cost of living allowance) the teachers will be expected to receive in their new contract.
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By Jacqueline Chen | February 24, 2005
Even though the La Cañada Unified School District did not get its full share of Proposition 98 funds (see accompanying article), it was given cost of living adjustments (COLA) from the state. Local teachers, who are in protracted contract negotiations with the district, are questioning why the monies were not passed on to them. "This year the COLA is, I believe, 2.47 percent and the funded increase is 3.57 percent," said Mary Jane Hufstedler, past president of the La Cañada Teachers Association (LCTA)
NEWS
August 16, 2007
Red flag alert issued A red flag alert was issued by the National Weather Service on Monday afternoon and remained in effect through yesterday morning. The alert was issued due to high pressure aloft producing very warm and dry conditions for areas including the Angeles National Forest. Many of the affected locations suffered with single digit relative humidities and gusty winds, furthering concern. According to the service report, the combination of strong winds, low humidity and warm temperatures create “explosive” fire growth potential.
NEWS
February 12, 2014
It has been a privilege to serve our community as a member of the school board for 12 years. During this time, the state's chaotic and unreliable funding for education created immense challenges for La Cañada schools. Faced with cuts exceeding $17 million over the past five years, our district has been running at a deficit. To do their part, teachers and staff gave up cost-of-living increases and absorbed higher health-related costs. In addition, we were forced to deplete our reserves including deferred maintenance to keep the impact of funding cuts away from the classroom.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | June 19, 2008
On Friday, the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments held a summit to discuss the impact of gangs on communities. The meeting gathered together representatives from across the San Gabriel Valley to explore possible programs that would help change the cycle of gang membership and violence. La Cañada council member Dave Spence is president of the Council of Governments. He joined other leaders in commending those who work to solve the issue and to those on the front line that battle gang influence.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe and Valley Sun | December 20, 2007
The new president of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board, Susan Boyd, said in an interview this week she plans on continuing conducting the board’s business in the same way her predecessor, outgoing president Scott Tracy, established during his two-year tenure at the helm. “The board is a consensus group,” Boyd said. Boyd, elected president Dec. 11 during the annual rotation of officers, said decisions concerning the direction of the district and goals are made together with input from all members.
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NEWS
April 16, 2014
Your story about the new school computer labs ( April 10, “Schools tap into tech with iPads” ) incorrectly reported that funding from the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation opened and furnished the high school's iMac lab. The lab was paid for with $75,000 from the LCHS 7/8 PTA and 9-12 PTSA. This money was raised over several years through the hard work of PTA volunteers and the generous support of parents and local businesses. A major PTA fundraiser is the 7/8 Home Tour, this year on May 2 featuring four beautiful La Cañada homes, a catered lunch, a marketplace and music.
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By Sara Cardine,sara.cardine@latimes.com | March 19, 2014
Hair today, gone tomorrow - that was the case for five teachers and 15 students at La Cañada High School Monday afternoon, who went under the razor for a worthy cause. Members of the Bridge Program, an on-campus peer counseling group, held a head-shaving event to raise funds for pediatric cancer research through the nonprofit St. Baldrick's Foundation. PHOTOS: St. Baldrick's Day head-shaving at La Cañada High School In front of the North gym, students set up four chairs on a white drop cloth, each with its own electric razor.
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By Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com | March 13, 2014
Earlier this month, President Barack Obama released his $3.9 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2015. The plan sets aside $1.28 billion for planetary exploration - an amount one elected official is calling a far cry from what will be required to get JPL missions to Mars and Europa off the ground by 2020. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said in a news release last week the overall outlook of planetary science funding appears better than years past but is still insufficient to meet priorities laid out in NASA's decadal survey.
NEWS
February 12, 2014
In the past several weeks, I frequently have been asked, “What does it cost to educate a student in the La Cañada Unified School District?” It is an important question and one that I want to openly answer for the entire community. The cost per pupil for the District's educational program in the 2013-14 school year is $9,320. (For purposes of comparison, the 2011 National Average in public school per pupil spending was $11,864.) The 2013-14 total amount of per pupil revenue allocated to LCUSD from the state of California and from federal funding is $7,327.
NEWS
February 12, 2014
It has been a privilege to serve our community as a member of the school board for 12 years. During this time, the state's chaotic and unreliable funding for education created immense challenges for La Cañada schools. Faced with cuts exceeding $17 million over the past five years, our district has been running at a deficit. To do their part, teachers and staff gave up cost-of-living increases and absorbed higher health-related costs. In addition, we were forced to deplete our reserves including deferred maintenance to keep the impact of funding cuts away from the classroom.
NEWS
By Sara Cardine | November 13, 2013
The La Cañada Unified School District is working with a deficit of $671,704 according to Ruben Rojas, the chief business and operations officer for the district who presented the first interim budget to the school board Tuesday night. The interim budget reflects recent changes made since a $36-million budget for the 2013-14 school year was adopted in August. “These figures actually represent the structural deficit the district is currently operating under,” Rojas told board members.
COMMUNITY
By Jane Napier Neely | October 24, 2013
This past weekend I escaped from our peaceful community to a different adventure. I packed up my fuzzy white dog, Lola, and we went to Santa Barbara to visit my sister, Elaine, and her husband, Larry. Ah, it was sublime. The days were fair and sunny and you could see the Channel Islands clearly etched at the horizon's edge. It couldn't have been more beautiful. Twice we walked the breakwater path that protects the harbor. Lola, a very sociable dog, was in her glory as she met dozens of people who had their canine companions on leash.
NEWS
By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | October 16, 2013
A professor at Pasadena City College for 16 years, Kaitzer Puglia is familiar with being inside a classroom. Now she wants a say in policy decisions at the La Cañada Unified School District. The 51-year-old mother of two teenage daughters is one of eight candidates running for a seat on the board in the Nov. 5 election. At her home in La Cañada, she discussed her campaign. What is your motivation for running? It was what was coming ahead for the district. Looking and seeing what is happening from the statewide level, funding-wise, looking about the national level.
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By Joe Puglia | October 10, 2013
In 1962 my brother Fred started a band called the Perfections. They were rockers. When the heat and the beat got up on a Saturday night, he brought the house down and the East Cost Swing dancers would take off and hit the moon. I was a 15-year-old punk conscripted as an indentured servant, schlepping equipment for the band. They had a gig at Glen Island Casino, the biggest musical venue in New York. They were playing for a benefit sponsored by the New York Yankees, raising funds to refurbish Frankie Frisch Field on Mosholu Parkway in the Bronx.
COMMUNITY
September 18, 2013
La Cañada Congregational Church will hold a fundraiser later this month to support the Music Fund of the church. The event will take place at a Glendale home on the evening of Sept. 28. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children and include a meal and an auction. For more information, call (818) 790-1185 or email musicfundsept28@yahoo.com . -- Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly .
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