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By Mary O’Keefe | November 1, 2007
The Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation is $1,035 closer to their goal of purchasing a digital mammography machine thanks to the Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union. ?It was a donation from the corporate office in La Cañada,? said Margaret Kean, foundation president at Verdugo Hills Hospital. ?It meant a lot to us.? Kean said the donation was not solicited but the members decided to contribute because they knew how important the purchase of the machine was for woman?s health.
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April 19, 2013
Don't cut planetary science funding, members of Congress urged NASA on Friday. In a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden , Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), urged the space agency to maintain funding levels for missions to Mars and the outer planets that were allocated by Congress this spring -- and not to react to budget pressures by making disproportionate cuts to the science budget. "While we fully understand that the funding levels ... are subject to change to reflect across-the-board and sequester cuts, we expect that the balance among programs will remain consistent with the structure directed by Congress," they wrote.
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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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By Megan O’Neil | January 15, 2010
Public school students in La Cañada Flintridge will take education funding into their own hands Friday as they lap the track at La Cañada High School as part of the annual La Cañada Educational Foundation Jog-a-thon. The fundraiser, which will involved LCHS 7/8 students, follows on the heels of a similar event that took place at the district’s three elementary schools in November. The elementary school jog-a-thon raised more than $160,000, committee chair Craig Miller said, a slight increase from the previous year.
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By Charles Cooper | February 19, 2009
The city of La Cañada Flintridge is in line for funding through transportation sales tax Measure R, but it might take awhile before the money reaches a significant amount. Ann Wilson, speaking for city manager Mark Alexander, said the best estimate is the city will get about $100,000 per year from the one-cent sales tax. She said the city is still trying to get a ruling on whether the money can be used for soundwalls, high on the city?s list for desire projects. The soundwalls cost figure is estimated at a minimum of $1 million per segment, with 27 segments identified within the city walls.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | March 25, 2010
Cassini/Hyugens project scientist Dr. Linda J. Spilker at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory grins when she talks about the discoveries made by the Hyugens probe as it nears its sixth year on the surface of Titan, one of Saturn’s moons. “It’s just totally amazing,” said Spilker, referring to the probe’s early exploration of Titan. “Here are some of these pictures coming back, and they’re showing what looks like we’re landing in, perhaps, a streambed or something.
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By Charles Cooper | March 29, 2007
The 710 tunnel to the 210 Freeway got a boost last week when the Metropolitan Transit Authority board voted to allocate $5 million in scarce transportation funds for further study of the tunnel proposal to bring the 710 Freeway through to the 210 in Pasadena. The MTA has already spent $550,000 on a preliminary study of the concept, which got a lukewarm reaction from many cities along the route. The $5 million in MTA funds will be added to $5 million from the state and $3.4 million in federal funding to further study the 4.5 mile tunnel through South Pasadena and Pasadena.
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By RAINA MARTINEZ and RALPH SAENZ | March 18, 2004
Hopeful after learning that some $350,00 raised at a gala Saturday night was earmarked to save teachers in the La Cañada Unified School District, the school board decided Tuesday how to allocate funds sent their way by such private efforts. Following the failure of Measure P on the March 2 ballot, private fund-raising has been determined as an option to alleviate budget cuts in services and staffing recently announced, including the 21.1 certificated positions that were expected to be eliminated or not filled.
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By Mary O'Keefe | April 6, 2006
NASA will reinstate the Dawn Mission, which is managed by JPL. The mission was canceled by NASA on March 2, five months after being put on hold . The mission, first announced in December 2001, was scheduled to lift off in June. The Dawn Mission has undergone many reviews since its conception. In October the Science Mission Directorate advised a "stand down" of the Dawn Mission, citing "technical and programmatic problems and associated cost overruns." JPL appealed the March 2 decision four days later.
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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