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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.
May 27, 2004
The La Canada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Association, in partnership with the City of La Cañada Flintridge, is in the final planning stages for Fiesta Days 2004! For more than 28 years businesses, residents, community organizations, schools, clubs, government officials, policemen and firemen have come together in small town fashion to pay tribute to our veterans, and coordinate a weekend in their honor. It is a perfect example of what makes our town so special: Not only because it is a fun-filled family weekend, but more importantly because of the spirit of community behind all the festivities.
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.
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.
By Megan O'Neil, | 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.
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.
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.
Andrew Shortall, | 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.
By Megan O'Neil, | 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.
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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