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By Andrew Shortall, | September 22, 2010
Applying for financial aid for college can be a scary and foreign experience, but Phillip Lew, author of the book, "Phillip Lew's College Planning System for Success," visited La Cañada to help families understand the process. Lew hosted two workshops at the La Cañada Public Library on Sept. 21 and 22 to teach people how to get the most money possible for college, and to discover opportunities for aid they may not know exist. The financial-aid process became Lew's passion when he was accepted into college but couldn't pay for it. He had been denied any monetary assistance after applying, even though he maintained a 4.4 grade-point average through high school and was being raised by a single mother who earned $50,000 a year to support both of her sons.
By Andrew Shortall, | November 10, 2010
More than 250 people dressed in their finest attire were greeted by high-school football players and cheerleaders as they made their way into the clubhouse at Oakmont Country Club for the La Cañada Spartan Boosters Club's auction dinner on Saturday night. The grand auction, benefit dinner is the largest fundraiser for the Boosters each year. "It's critical because it's probably half of the revenue we raise for the whole year," said Jim Moore, vice president of the Boosters Club.
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.
By Sara Cardine, | 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.
By Carolyn Neuhausen, Special to the Valley Sun | May 10, 2011
Dads were making pancakes and sausage during the early morning hours on Saturday, but they weren’t cooking in their own kitchens. Instead, fathers who are part of the YMCA’s Y-Tribes program served up breakfast for other parents, kids and community members at the 61st Annual YMCA Y Tribes Pancake Breakfast at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA on Foothill Boulevard. The local Y hosts the breakfast every year to help raise funds for the association’s Y-Tribes, a program where fathers and their kids, kindergarten age through third grade, can spend bonding time with each other.
August 2, 2007
The transportation bill just approved by the House of Representatives included $250,000 in funding for freeway sound walls in La Cañada Flintridge. Congressman David Dreier had requested $7 million for the project, but the funding was reduced along with the money for a number of other special projects, known as earmarks. City Manager Mark Alexander said the city isn't assured of receiving the money, since the bill must now go to a conference committee with the Senate. "We'll continue to explore other sources of funding, including grants, and state and federal transportation funds," Alexander said.
January 9, 2013
As a longtime volunteer in the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn., I feel I must respond to the letters written by Trent Sanders (Dec. 27) and Ellen Sherwood (Jan. 3) regarding our float designs. Standing Rule No. 1: Float Riders There will be no people identifiable as human beings riding on the float. Human power may be used to maneuver or cause figures of any description to have movement, but persons will not be displayed simply for the benefit of riding on the float.
March 31, 2012
The YMCA of the Foothills is reaching across the world to boost the organization's message of fellowship and community. The local Y, which has facilities in La Cañada Flintridge and Tujunga, recently provided $20,000 in locally raised funds for a YMCA in Spitak, Armenia. YMCA of the Foothills President Tyler Wright went to Spitak to consult with YMCA leaders there. “The local Armenian population is one of the fastest growing groups in the communities we serve locally,” Wright said in a statement.
April 11, 2013
Festive decorations, enticing prizes and a surprise bagpipe performance were hallmarks of this year's bingo luncheon organized by the Women's Council for the Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation. Twenty lucky participants won bingo games during the event, which raised nearly $3,200 for the hospital. The guest bagpiper was Dr. Karen McIlvena, an anesthesiologist at the hospital. -- Carol Cormaci, Follow on Twitter: @CarolCormaci .
By Charles Cooper | February 28, 2008
Pasadena has officially bought into the local supporters of a federal study of the future of the Arroyo Seco, joining La Cañada Flintridge and two other cities in providing local matching funds. Pasadena?s share of the funding will be $312,700 in cash and in-kind contributions. The city of Los Angeles will make the second largest contribution among cities, $272,109. County share is $534,798; La Cañada Flintridge, $99,650; and South Pasadena, $51,745. An in-kind contribution of $70,000 will come from the Raymond Basin Authority.
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