April 26, 2013
Vince Vaughn has bought a house for $3.925 million in an area of Los Angeles one might not normally associate with actors - La Cañada Flintridge. And while it may not have the celebrity cache of Hollywood Hills, he can count actress Angela Bassett and a host of entertainment industry types among his neighbors. Plus, the schools are good. Still, it's a far cry from the three-level penthouse he had listed atop Chicago's Palmolive Building at $16.8 million until recently. Continue reading > > -- Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
April 17, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge City Council members are divided on whether to ban single-use plastic bags in the city. Several residents from La Cañada and neighboring communities showed up at Monday's meeting to ask officials to consider a proposal that would limit bags handed out to customers in grocery and convenience stores. They said such a law would save money for the city, as well as Los Angeles County, and would also protect wildlife, who sometimes mistake the bags for food. "I think that folks in this town would be receptive to this," said Lloyd Komesar, a La Cañada resident.
April 1, 2013
Thieves on Friday targeted three homes in La Cañada Flintridge , stealing $50,000 worth in antique silverware, plus jewelry, laptops and weapons, officials said. The incidents occurred between 9 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. in the 4700 block of La Cañada Boulevard, 4300 block of Oakwood Avenue and 4500 block of Loma Vista Drive, according to Lt. Brian Fitch of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. [ Editor's Note: an previous version of this article was updated with additional information.]
March 27, 2013
Farmer's markets are not just for farmers anymore. Many of them, such as the weekly La Cañada Flintridge Farmer's Market, play host to purveyors of artisanal and specialty foods . From canapes to coffee, you can fill your basket with every ingredient for dinner, not just for the salad. Things are buzzing right at opening time of 9 a.m. each Saturday at the LCFFM. The first thing you'll want to do is get a cup of coffee at Forge. They roast the beans in small batches every Friday night close by in the San Fernando Valley so you can be sure you're getting the absolute freshest coffee Saturday morning.
March 21, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge March 12 Possession of drug paraphernalia: Verdugo Boulevard at the Glendale (2) Freeway, 12:45 p.m. A 41-year-old Glendale man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a meth pipe. March 13-14 Residential burglary: 5100 block of Gould Ave., before 6:30 a.m. on March 14. Air compressors and tools worth more than $3,000 stolen from house undergoing a remodel. March 15 Mail theft: 2100 block of La Cañada Crest Drive, 3:50 p.m. A suspect stole mail and damaged the mailbox's lock.
March 20, 2013
Ten Years Ago The first La Cañada Flintridge All City Track Meet was held in March 2003 on the fields at the St. Francis and La Cañada high school campuses. St. Francis captured the overall competition with a decisive win. Other schools fielding teams were Flintridge Prep and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. Twenty Years Ago The La Cañada High School orchestra was preparing for its tour of Hawaii during spring break. The 30-member group had been holding fundraising activities to help defray the costs of the trip.
March 19, 2013
Exiting Mayor Steve Del Guercio was honored by friends, officials and local agencies for 14 years of service on Monday night before City Councilwoman Laura Olhasso was named the new mayor of La Cañada Flintridge. Olhasso was first elected in 2003 and has served two previous terms as mayor. Her last stint as the top elected official was in March 2009 to March 2010, a period that included the double-fatal truck crash at the base of the Angeles Crest Highway, the Station fire and some post-fire, storm-induced debris flows that destroyed properties in some of the city's neighborhoods.
March 13, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Feb. 1-15 Petty theft: 400 block of Starlight Crest Drive. Driver's license stolen from letter in mailbox. March 9 Petty theft: 4463 Oak Grove Drive, 3:50 p.m. Leather jacket and sweater stolen from unlocked vehicle at La Cañada High School. March 9 Drug possession: 1000 block of Foothill Blvd., 5:30 p.m. A 26-year-old Tujunga woman and a 26-year-old Los Angeles man who allegedly possessed cocaine, ecstasy and hashish were arrested.
March 7, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Feb. 19-26 Vandalism and petty theft: 5000 block of Louise Drive, between 9 a.m. Feb. 19 and 10 a.m. Feb. 26. Charter Communications reported that a cable equipment box had been broken into and batteries valued at $540 taken. Damage to the box totaled $130. Feb. 25 Burglary: 5400 block of Burning Tree Drive, between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Cash totaling $4,000, a PlayStation 3 valued at $300, and a Coach leather purse valued at $300 were reported stolen.