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NEWS
May 27, 2004
Remember Measure P? It would have added a $400 tax per property per year for three years in La Cañada Flintridge. Did you vote for the parcel tax on March 2nd? I did, as did 3,925 other voters. The parcel tax measure failed to receive the two-thirds majority needed for adoption, but what if we 3,926 voters send in our $400 per year for the next three years anyway? It would have a big impact on reducing the school district's budgetary shortfall - $1,570,400 per year, in fact.
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NEWS
February 3, 2005
The U.S. Forest Service has submitted a demolition plan to the Metropolitan Water District to remove all improvements from the former Forest Service site on the MWD property in Haha-mongna Watershed Park. Demolition is expected to take approximately nine months. According to the plan, demolition was scheduled to begin as early as Feb. 1. Why this is being done is unclear since throughout the long lease negotiation process between the City of Pasadena and MWD, Pasadena expressed an interest in retaining many of the buildings for, among other uses, an interpretive center.
FEATURES
February 18, 2010
TACH (Teens for the Advancement of Childrens Hospital) Club members made more than 60 blankets for homeless teenagers served by Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and helped deliver them on the streets of Hollywood. The students handed out blankets, water, hygiene kits, food and clothing to homeless people during their night of outreach. TACH members are hosting a huge rummage sale at the Community Center of LCF, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 6 to 11 a.m. They will be selling furniture, household items, decorations, appliances and more.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | August 11, 2010
La Cañada Flintridge will solidify in the coming weeks an agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that will allow the city to spend an estimated $2.8 million in Measure R funding to design 21 segments of sound wall, according to a city official. And $250,000 in federal funds earmarked for the project by Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas) will cover the design costs for two more segments. The agreement, expected to be finalized in September, is a coup for officials and residents who have spent years fighting to reduce noise pollution caused by traffic on the 210 Freeway.
NEWS
By Peter Day | August 25, 2012
Bells will ring in a new La Cañada Flintridge school year Tuesday, but state funding problems could transform the excitement into urgency as the year wears on. Last week administrators at La Cañada Unified School District campuses prepared for the new year, with Paradise Canyon and Palm Crest elementary schools welcoming new students and their families to ice cream socials Thursday evening. While district Supt. Wendy Sinnette looks forward to the new year, she is also eyeing Nov. 6, when California voters will weigh in on Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed tax hike to help fund public schools.
NEWS
By Carolyn Neuhausen, Special to the Valley Sun | July 13, 2011
Men and women sipped bottomless margaritas as they played craps, black jack and roulette Saturday at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge’s Second Annual Casino Night, held in the main room at the Chevy Chase Drive facility. Although Community Center board members and City Council members have voiced the need to earmark money for a new roof, and possibly a redesign of the center, money raised at the casino event will go toward expanding programs offered at the center, according to Community Center Executive Director Megan Nordvedt.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | June 20, 2012
Where state funding is falling short, La Cañada Flintridge residents are filling in. La Cañada Unified School District board members this week approved a $33.3-million budget for the 2012-13 school year. At the same time, they announced a record fundraising effort by the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation that will save more than jobs for temporary teachers and others. “We have received notification from the foundation that they have reached the $2-million mark, and perhaps have exceeded it,” Supt.
NEWS
June 23, 2005
Congressman David Dreier (R-San Dimas), chairman of the House Rules Committee, voted this week to approve a comprehensive bill funding JPL, which includes $1.4 billion for its programs, including $119 million for the JPL-managed Space Interferometry Mission, a $10 million increase over the president's request. Dreier expressed his support for the JPL programs and their contributions to the community. "[Congress] is offering strong support to JPL and their many important programs," he said.
NEWS
By Megan O’Neil | March 25, 2010
The La Cañada Flintridge City Council on Monday voted 3-0 to continue a local state of emergency. Council members Steve Del Guercio and Greg Brown were absent. The city first issued a local emergency declaration on Jan. 18 during a week of back-to-back storms that threatened to trigger debris flows in several La Cañada neighborhoods. The emergency came on Feb. 6 when the Mullally Debris Basin crested, sending mud and rocks flowing into the Paradise Valley community. The debris flow seriously damaged three dozen homes and two dozen vehicles.
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