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By Mary O'Keefe | September 28, 2006
PART 3 of 4 The mind set of a juvenile who tags or spray paints graffiti is, for the most part, an attempt to call attention to themselves within their peer group. It has been compared by many interviewed for this series to the way dogs mark their territory. In part this may be true, but it is also a way for them to have their moniker stand out, for them to be known to others. Although their intent may be for only their friends to recognize their work, it is also a way for law enforcement to get to know them.
FEATURES
April 1, 2010
While working on a project suggested by the La Cañada Trails Council, members of the St. Francis High School Key Club painted out graffiti under the 210 Freeway. Working on the concrete walls adjacent to the trail that runs from the Devil’s Gate Dam area to Cherry Canyon, the students covered dozens of pictures and signs. This trail is used by joggers, hikers, and as a horse trail. The St. Francis High School Key Club, sponsored by the La Cañada AM Kiwanis, plans to make this a regular service project.
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By by mary o’keefe valley sun | February 28, 2008
There was an increase in certain crime categories, specifically burglaries, larceny, theft and graffiti last year in La Cañada Flintridge, the city council was notified earlier this month. Capt. Tim Peters, commander of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station released the crime statistics during the council?s first meeting of February. Despite the increases, Peters noted there were decreases in narcotics arrests. The largest increase reported by Peters was in the category of graffiti, but that does not mean that there is necessarily more graffiti in the area, Sgt. Ray Harley said in a telephone interview.
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By Mary O’Keefe | July 10, 2008
Community members throughout La Cañada and the Crescenta Valley are seeing less graffiti and a decrease in vehicle burglaries thanks to a cooperative effort between law enforcement agencies in the area. Vandalism due to graffiti began increasing several months ago when a group of juveniles who used the tag of ?211-C? (211 is the penal code for robbery; ?C? represents ?criminals?) targeted a variety of surfaces throughout the area. Quickly the graffiti, or ?tagging,? crew?s activities escalated from vandalism to burglaries and auto theft.
NEWS
February 28, 2008
2007 OFFENSES Homicide: 0 Robbery: 7 Rape: 1 Aggravated assault: 17 Burglary: 151 Larceny-Theft: 260 Grand theft auto: 21 Arson: 5 Total: 462   OTHER CRIMES Graffiti: 76 Non-graffiti: 128 Total vandalism: 204 Narcotics-resident: 11 Narcotics-non-resident: 53 Total narcotics: 64   2006 OFFENSES Homicide: 0 ...
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By Mary O'Keefe | September 14, 2006
PART 1 of 4 Editors note: This four-part series is not designed to scare, but to inform our community of the increasing gang presence in the foothill area. The goal is to make us aware what resources are available and how to best work ? together ? to eradicate this problem before it escalates . Gangs have been in existence for centuries. The term "thug" dates back to 1200 AD India, referring to a gang called "Thugz" that roamed the countryside.
NEWS
July 5, 2007
The following crime reports for the La Cañada Flintridge were taken from the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. Thursday, June 28 4463 Oak Grove Drive , a metal phone box located on the sidewalk at La Cañada High School was vandalized by graffiti tagging . Verdugo Boulevard at Hilldale Drive , someone spray-painted graffiti on several signs. 5600 block of Stardust Drive , someone entered a home and ransacked a bedroom and medicine cabinets in the bathroom.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2009
Ten Years Ago Following up on a suggestion from the Air Quality Management District to take advantage of available funding to put clean-burning buses into service to reduce emissions, the city of La Cañada Flintridge took delivery of a new, clean fuel shuttle bus. The vehicle carried a $211,612 price tag. Twenty Years Ago Members of a Paulette Place family were terrorized when two masked robbers broke into their home, bound...
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October 26, 2011
Having been a resident of “Old Town” La Cañada for many years, I've seen numerous changes in the immediate area - some good, some not so good. These changes, among others, are probably signs of progress, but now we are threatened by another sign next to the Armstrong Garden Center. That sign is going to read “7-Eleven.” I'd like to think it's only a bad dream, but the work has already begun with nary a warning to the local residents, only some understated references to “interest” in such a project.
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FEATURES
April 1, 2010
While working on a project suggested by the La Cañada Trails Council, members of the St. Francis High School Key Club painted out graffiti under the 210 Freeway. Working on the concrete walls adjacent to the trail that runs from the Devil’s Gate Dam area to Cherry Canyon, the students covered dozens of pictures and signs. This trail is used by joggers, hikers, and as a horse trail. The St. Francis High School Key Club, sponsored by the La Cañada AM Kiwanis, plans to make this a regular service project.
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By Veronica Rocha | March 18, 2010
After 20 years of service, the Volunteers in Pride are hanging up their graffiti-removing paintbrushes due to a decrease in vandalism in the Crescenta Valley and Northeast Los Angeles. Police officials say the drop in vandalism incidents can largely be attributed to the group, which is made up of area residents who volunteered their time to paint over graffiti. “Graffiti has gone down since their inception,” Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The group’s founder, Peter Rosenthal, said volunteers used to paint over graffiti two to three times per week, but those numbers have dropped in the past year.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2009
Ten Years Ago Following up on a suggestion from the Air Quality Management District to take advantage of available funding to put clean-burning buses into service to reduce emissions, the city of La Cañada Flintridge took delivery of a new, clean fuel shuttle bus. The vehicle carried a $211,612 price tag. Twenty Years Ago Members of a Paulette Place family were terrorized when two masked robbers broke into their home, bound...
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | July 10, 2008
Community members throughout La Cañada and the Crescenta Valley are seeing less graffiti and a decrease in vehicle burglaries thanks to a cooperative effort between law enforcement agencies in the area. Vandalism due to graffiti began increasing several months ago when a group of juveniles who used the tag of ?211-C? (211 is the penal code for robbery; ?C? represents ?criminals?) targeted a variety of surfaces throughout the area. Quickly the graffiti, or ?tagging,? crew?s activities escalated from vandalism to burglaries and auto theft.
NEWS
July 3, 2008
Bramblewood Road in La Cañada, a bedroom was ransacked and several pieces of jewelry were stolen, along with cash from a residence in the 5600 block between the hours of 9:05 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday. Encinas Drive in La Cañada, two walls at La Cañada Elementary School were vandalized with spray-painted graffiti sometime between June 26-30. Lyans Drive in La Cañada, a woman reported that she heard a loud crash outside her home. She investigated and saw three men running from her vehicle that was parked in the home’s driveway.
NEWS
March 27, 2008
Pennsylvania Avenue and Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta, a 27-year-old La Cañada man was arrested for disorderly conduct and unlawful possession of a weapon after deputies found him swaying as he walked across the street. When interviewed, he had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol and was found to have brass knuckles in his possession at 3 a.m. on Monday. Pontiac Street in La Crescenta, a motorhome was vandalized by graffiti from a black marker in the 3100 block between 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on Saturday.
NEWS
By by mary o’keefe valley sun | February 28, 2008
There was an increase in certain crime categories, specifically burglaries, larceny, theft and graffiti last year in La Cañada Flintridge, the city council was notified earlier this month. Capt. Tim Peters, commander of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station released the crime statistics during the council?s first meeting of February. Despite the increases, Peters noted there were decreases in narcotics arrests. The largest increase reported by Peters was in the category of graffiti, but that does not mean that there is necessarily more graffiti in the area, Sgt. Ray Harley said in a telephone interview.
NEWS
February 28, 2008
2007 OFFENSES Homicide: 0 Robbery: 7 Rape: 1 Aggravated assault: 17 Burglary: 151 Larceny-Theft: 260 Grand theft auto: 21 Arson: 5 Total: 462   OTHER CRIMES Graffiti: 76 Non-graffiti: 128 Total vandalism: 204 Narcotics-resident: 11 Narcotics-non-resident: 53 Total narcotics: 64   2006 OFFENSES Homicide: 0 ...
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