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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.
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NEWS
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.
COMMUNITY
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, carol.cormaci@latimes.com Follow on Twitter: @CarolCormaci .
NEWS
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.
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
Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 25, 2010
Like every other school district, La Cañada Unified School District has been hammered by reductions in government funding. But it has had the luxury of being able to rely on two local organizations to help supplant those reductions in funding. The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation has donated more than $16 million to the district in its 32-year existence and the PTAs are seeing an increased fundraising role themselves. "The parents and families are very supportive in La Cañada," said Susan Dodge, president of the La Cañada PTA Council.
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.
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