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By Megan O’Neil | September 3, 2009
A friend of the Totta family, La Cañada resident Joe Wilson used to stop by the Totta & Sons garage on Foothill Boulevard and watch patriarch Pete Totta assemble classic cars. During one such visit in the late 1980s, a 1931 Ford Model A roadster pickup truck caught Wilson’s eye and he tried to buy it. It wasn’t until 2007, however, that Pete Totta would relinquish the keys. Within days of the transaction, Totta had died and his two sons closed the shop, the end of an era for the family-run business.
NEWS
September 9, 2004
I believe that I would have defeated the City's ASM but that would still have left me representing myself and solely financing complex Constitutional litigation in the public interest with me alone bearing the costs and risks of litigation not to mention the hundreds or thousands of hours of my time. Deep pockets win again. But all is not lost. There's an election in March 2005 when we can start the job of replacing this city council which treats us citizens so shabbily and we can vote to overturn the City ordinance requiring hookup to sewers.
NEWS
May 9, 2012
The beach bus is back. On Monday the La Cañada City Council agreed to spend nearly $13,000 next year to bring the popular beach shuttle back this summer. The service, offered by Los Angeles County Public Works Department, offers locals the chance to ride from Memorial Park to Santa Monica Pier for $3 each, $1.50 for seniors. The city agreed to a one-year deal with two additional one-year options. In 2011 La Cañada saw its highest use of the beach bus in the service's 12-year history, with 1,816 rides originating in La Cañada, about 36% of the total.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2010
Ten Years Ago Three people were killed and one seriously injured in a series of motorcycle accidents in the Angeles National Forest over the Labor Day weekend in 2000.   Twenty Years Ago Martin Lewis, well known for offering many local youths their first jobs, marked his 25th anniversary of ownership of the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in La Cañada Flintridge.   Thirty Years Ago A faulty water heater was blamed for a blaze that heavily damaged a home and destroyed two vehicles in the 5300 block of Crown Avenue late one night in September 1980.
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By Ruth Longoria | September 6, 2007
After nearly a week of near-recording breaking heat, some local folks sweltering through the three-day Labor Day weekend were wishing they were working in anair-conditioned facility. Attendance was down at local outdoor events over the weekend, including Descanso Gardens? annual event, Boddy?s Big Backyard Barbecue. ?They normally have at least a thousand people at these events, but it?s usually not this hot,? said Bill Spring, a Silverlake resident who spent Labor Day at Descanso Gardens with his wife, Jennifer Castle and their 2 ½-year-old daughter, Sadie Spring.
NEWS
August 30, 2007
City Council meets Tuesday The La Cañada Flintridge City Council will discuss plans for disseminating information to residents concerning the planned sewer district No. 5 during its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers of City Hall, 1327 Foothill Blvd. The regular Monday night meeting was rescheduled due to Labor Day. The Council also will listen to staff recommendations and public comments concerning the city’s animal control ordinance. Man arrested after caught trespassing According to a Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s report, a La Cañada man received a call from his daughter while driving to his Flintridge Avenue home at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
NEWS
September 12, 2012
Before the Crescenta Valley Water District, which serves some western La Cañada Flintridge households, draws the mistaken conclusion that residents support the soon-to-be-enacted 16.6% sewer rate hike because only 15 letters of protest were submitted, let's look at some of the reasons for the seemingly scant opposition. About a month ago the agency sent its customers a Public Notice of Proposed Increase in Wastewater Rates advising us that opponents “...may file a written protest of the proposed rate changes by sending a letter to CVWD (at its address on Foothill Boulevard)
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | March 6, 2008
The new Town Center ? which has been touted as the biggest project in the history of the city ? is coming along on schedule and should be ready for a grand opening on Labor Day. That?s the prediction of developer Darren Mattix, of Mattix Development Partners, LLC, who gave an update to the City Council at its Monday night meeting. Groundbreaking began one year ago on the about $50 million, privately funded, 13-acre Town Center at Angeles Crest Highway and Foothill Boulevard. In addition to seven retail and restaurant structures ranging in size from 7,300 square feet to 45,000 square feet, the complex will include a three-quarter-acre park.
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NEWS
September 12, 2012
Before the Crescenta Valley Water District, which serves some western La Cañada Flintridge households, draws the mistaken conclusion that residents support the soon-to-be-enacted 16.6% sewer rate hike because only 15 letters of protest were submitted, let's look at some of the reasons for the seemingly scant opposition. About a month ago the agency sent its customers a Public Notice of Proposed Increase in Wastewater Rates advising us that opponents “...may file a written protest of the proposed rate changes by sending a letter to CVWD (at its address on Foothill Boulevard)
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NEWS
May 9, 2012
The beach bus is back. On Monday the La Cañada City Council agreed to spend nearly $13,000 next year to bring the popular beach shuttle back this summer. The service, offered by Los Angeles County Public Works Department, offers locals the chance to ride from Memorial Park to Santa Monica Pier for $3 each, $1.50 for seniors. The city agreed to a one-year deal with two additional one-year options. In 2011 La Cañada saw its highest use of the beach bus in the service's 12-year history, with 1,816 rides originating in La Cañada, about 36% of the total.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2010
Ten Years Ago Three people were killed and one seriously injured in a series of motorcycle accidents in the Angeles National Forest over the Labor Day weekend in 2000.   Twenty Years Ago Martin Lewis, well known for offering many local youths their first jobs, marked his 25th anniversary of ownership of the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in La Cañada Flintridge.   Thirty Years Ago A faulty water heater was blamed for a blaze that heavily damaged a home and destroyed two vehicles in the 5300 block of Crown Avenue late one night in September 1980.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Megan O’Neil | September 3, 2009
A friend of the Totta family, La Cañada resident Joe Wilson used to stop by the Totta & Sons garage on Foothill Boulevard and watch patriarch Pete Totta assemble classic cars. During one such visit in the late 1980s, a 1931 Ford Model A roadster pickup truck caught Wilson’s eye and he tried to buy it. It wasn’t until 2007, however, that Pete Totta would relinquish the keys. Within days of the transaction, Totta had died and his two sons closed the shop, the end of an era for the family-run business.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | March 6, 2008
The new Town Center ? which has been touted as the biggest project in the history of the city ? is coming along on schedule and should be ready for a grand opening on Labor Day. That?s the prediction of developer Darren Mattix, of Mattix Development Partners, LLC, who gave an update to the City Council at its Monday night meeting. Groundbreaking began one year ago on the about $50 million, privately funded, 13-acre Town Center at Angeles Crest Highway and Foothill Boulevard. In addition to seven retail and restaurant structures ranging in size from 7,300 square feet to 45,000 square feet, the complex will include a three-quarter-acre park.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | September 7, 2007
After nearly a week of near-recording breaking heat, some local folks sweltering through the three-day Labor Day weekend were wishing they were working in anair-conditioned facility. Attendance was down at local outdoor events over the weekend, including Descanso Gardens’ annual event, Boddy’s Big Backyard Barbecue. “They normally have at least a thousand people at these events, but it’s usually not this hot,” said Bill Spring, a Silverlake resident who spent Labor Day at Descanso Gardens with his wife, Jennifer Castle and their 2 ½-year-old daughter, Sadie Spring.
NEWS
September 6, 2007
Carol Cormaci My husband, Gil, was incredulous when I told him of my plans to drive up the ’Crest Monday afternoon to check out traffic conditions there. “Why would you do that? You’d be putting your life in peril,” he said, as loudly as his soft-spoken nature allows. On our last trip up the highway several months ago we’d had vehicles of all descriptions riding up on our back bumper, regardless of the speed we maintained, and motorcyclists coming head-on into our lane, a little too close for comfort, more than once.
NEWS
August 30, 2007
City Council meets Tuesday The La Cañada Flintridge City Council will discuss plans for disseminating information to residents concerning the planned sewer district No. 5 during its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers of City Hall, 1327 Foothill Blvd. The regular Monday night meeting was rescheduled due to Labor Day. The Council also will listen to staff recommendations and public comments concerning the city’s animal control ordinance. Man arrested after caught trespassing According to a Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s report, a La Cañada man received a call from his daughter while driving to his Flintridge Avenue home at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
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