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By Megan O’Neil | May 13, 2010
La Cañada Valley Beautiful on Saturday will celebrate its most recent project — a 12,000-square-foot drought-resistant garden at the city’s library. The demonstration garden was designed by Cassy Aoyagi, founder of FormLA, a Tujunga-based landscaping firm, and was completed in two stages. The first stage in 2008 saw California-native species planted along Oakwood Avenue. A year later, Aoyagi installed Mediterranean plants in the parkway at the front entrance of the library.
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By Zain Shauk | October 15, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — A day after it gained control of St. Luke’s of the Mountains Church, the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles initiated a major property makeover. Landscape workers were busy early Tuesday, using a bulldozer to clear dead plants and tending to a garden that had fallen into poor condition in recent months, said the Right Rev. J. Jon Bruno, bishop of the six-county diocese. “It was sad for me yesterday when I saw how it had fallen into disarray,” said Bruno, who thought the grounds had not been well-managed as the diocese’s court-mandated date for taking over the church approached.
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By Larry Moss | June 23, 2010
This column is about landscape architecture and how we in La Cañada relate to its uses at home and the city we live in. We need to have passion to care enough about what we design and create for our neighborhoods and main thoroughfares — especially the central city that we see every day — and the compassion to want to do the best we can to create beauty. The common expression in City Hall, "You can't regulate taste; each to his own," is a copout. Certainly we should have a sense of style, encourage the uses of different materials and plant species and guide people to those who can provide explanations on how to correctly use them.
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By Megan O’Neil | January 14, 2010
In a neighborhood of crisp green lawns and colorful rose bushes, Don and Denise Hahn’s yard is a lesson in subtlety. Clumps of wild-looking grasses sit next to spiky aloe plants which rest under the shade of palo verde trees, all of which melts into the natural vista of the foothills. “I am just a regionalist,” Denise Hahn said. “Everything should look like it is in Southern California. I think it is ridiculous to waste water on sod that doesn’t want to be here in the first place.
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By Ruth Longoria | October 25, 2007
If you?ve driven down Oakwood Avenue in the last week, chances are you?ve seen a dramatic difference by the La Cañada Flintridge Public Library. But, don?t be distressed; the current dirt-scape will be replaced with far lovelier landscaping in coming weeks, said Linda Fults, president of La Cañada Valley Beautiful, the group responsible for the turf turning. About 400 square feet of what library staff called ?rat-infested ivy? and other brush and plants were removed this week in the first step of La Cañada Valley Beautiful?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2007
Trice Tolle, awarding winning fine artist, will be the featured presenter at the Verdugo Hills Art Association meeting on Friday, April 6. The Association meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Citibank Community Room, 2350 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose, and is open to the public for a $5 donation. Tolle's paintings reflect the beauty, harmony and mystery found in nature. Her works are intended to provoke a feeling or sense of place rather than the actual scene. To convey emotion she applies simple shapes and bright colors to her canvas.
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By Ruth Longoria | October 23, 2008
In addition to the peafowl debate, the City Council took on a flock of other issues during the Monday night meeting. Among those: landscaping issues at the La Cañada Town Center, the appeal of a planning commission decision of a non-permitted block wall between feuding neighbors, and results of a recent parking study. Despite arguments of Castle Road homeowners Charlotte Byron and Ayad Alinizi, their attorney and a petition signed by several other neighbors, the council voted unanimously against a city staff recommendation to overturn a previous planning commission decision.
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By Ruth Longoria | October 2, 2008
For fans of La Cañada artist Karen Winters, her upcoming showing at the Folk Tree gallery in Pasadena might seem a bit out of character. Winters — who is known for her watercolor and oil paintings of California landscapes — has branched out with her somewhat macabre creation “My Offering — My Confession” a watercolor scene of a woman making an offering in a cemetery. Winters’ artwork will be featured as part of the gallery’s 25th annual Day of the Dead Altars and Ephemera Exhibit, which begins with an opening from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., this Saturday at the Folk Tree, 217 S. Fair Oaks Ave. in Pasadena.
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By Ruth Longoria | April 23, 2009
Even if you haven’t had a chance to create the perfect garden oasis in your backyard, there’s no reason to miss out on reaping the benefits of the spring sunshine that has recently caused flowers and foliage to blossom. La Cañada Valley Beautiful’s annual Spring Garden Tour is from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, and features four local backyard beauties, as well as the new Mediterranean and California native plant gardens at the La Cañada Public Library. Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased at each of the locations on the day of the tour.
COMMUNITY
January 22, 2014
Stephen Baldonado, a residential landscape designer and lead lecturer with the community of tomato lovers known as Tomatomania, was the guest speaker during the January luncheon meeting of the La Cañada Thursday Club. Baldonado taught the audience how to grow their own vegetable gardens and provided them with a monthly planting guide. Club members there to learn about edible gardens also enjoyed an Italian-style lunch in the Woodleigh Lane clubhouse. Baldonado will be offering classes on the topic “How to grow perfect tomatoes in your own backyard” at Descanso Gardens on March 29 and 30, at 1 p.m. both days.
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January 22, 2014
Stephen Baldonado, a residential landscape designer and lead lecturer with the community of tomato lovers known as Tomatomania, was the guest speaker during the January luncheon meeting of the La Cañada Thursday Club. Baldonado taught the audience how to grow their own vegetable gardens and provided them with a monthly planting guide. Club members there to learn about edible gardens also enjoyed an Italian-style lunch in the Woodleigh Lane clubhouse. Baldonado will be offering classes on the topic “How to grow perfect tomatoes in your own backyard” at Descanso Gardens on March 29 and 30, at 1 p.m. both days.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | October 23, 2013
A landscaping ordinance designed to make the process of conserving water easier and cheaper for La Cañada Flintridge homeowners was approved Monday night by the City Council. The ordinance, which only applies to new homes, regulates landscaping on large properties and is in compliance with state water conservation requirements, city officials said. It will go into effect next month. Under the law, developers seeking to install a landscape area of at least 2,500 square feet and homeowners who have a landscape project of at least 5,000 square feet must present their plans to the city.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 10, 2012
For the first time in nearly two decades, Descanso Gardens is expanding - planning a four-acre collection of native oaks, shrubs and grasses. “It's almost what Descanso was before humans started cultivating plants here,” said Brian Sullivan, Descanso's director of horticulture. “What we're creating is the feeling of the landscape before people moved in.” The proposed woodland area has been closed to the public for decades and until recently was invaded by non-native eucalyptus trees.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | August 17, 2011
Landscapers and gardeners in La Cañada Flintridge won't be working overtime with their mowers and leaf blowers anymore, as the City Council approved an ordinance to reduce the permitted hours for landscape maintenance activity. Under the new ordinance, landscape maintenance equipment can be used from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Thursday; and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Friday to Sunday. Previously, the municipal code's permitted hours were 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Councilman Donald Voss said the ordinance was a reaction to a citizen's suggestion.
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By Joe Piasecki, The Valley Sun | October 21, 2010
The latest chapter in Dr. Phil Merritt's efforts to build a new two-story home on an empty one-acre lot between Hampstead Road and Inverness Drive started Monday night with Mayor Donald Voss lifting a small a mountain of paperwork onto the council dais. "This has become bigger than life, and this stack of documents proves it," Voss would say hours later after the council upheld, with new conditions, the Planning Commission's decision to allow Merritt's project to move forward.
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By Larry Moss | June 23, 2010
This column is about landscape architecture and how we in La Cañada relate to its uses at home and the city we live in. We need to have passion to care enough about what we design and create for our neighborhoods and main thoroughfares — especially the central city that we see every day — and the compassion to want to do the best we can to create beauty. The common expression in City Hall, "You can't regulate taste; each to his own," is a copout. Certainly we should have a sense of style, encourage the uses of different materials and plant species and guide people to those who can provide explanations on how to correctly use them.
NEWS
By Megan O’Neil | May 13, 2010
La Cañada Valley Beautiful on Saturday will celebrate its most recent project — a 12,000-square-foot drought-resistant garden at the city’s library. The demonstration garden was designed by Cassy Aoyagi, founder of FormLA, a Tujunga-based landscaping firm, and was completed in two stages. The first stage in 2008 saw California-native species planted along Oakwood Avenue. A year later, Aoyagi installed Mediterranean plants in the parkway at the front entrance of the library.
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By Megan O’Neil | January 14, 2010
In a neighborhood of crisp green lawns and colorful rose bushes, Don and Denise Hahn’s yard is a lesson in subtlety. Clumps of wild-looking grasses sit next to spiky aloe plants which rest under the shade of palo verde trees, all of which melts into the natural vista of the foothills. “I am just a regionalist,” Denise Hahn said. “Everything should look like it is in Southern California. I think it is ridiculous to waste water on sod that doesn’t want to be here in the first place.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | October 15, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — A day after it gained control of St. Luke’s of the Mountains Church, the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles initiated a major property makeover. Landscape workers were busy early Tuesday, using a bulldozer to clear dead plants and tending to a garden that had fallen into poor condition in recent months, said the Right Rev. J. Jon Bruno, bishop of the six-county diocese. “It was sad for me yesterday when I saw how it had fallen into disarray,” said Bruno, who thought the grounds had not been well-managed as the diocese’s court-mandated date for taking over the church approached.
NEWS
By Seth Amitin | July 16, 2009
After months of work and years of planning, the La Cañada Parks and Recreation Committee Tuesday night finally unveiled the newly refurbished Glenhaven Park at 1918 Parkdale Place, complete with a ribbon-cutting by La Cañada Mayor Laura Olhasso. ?We had our [parks and recreation meeting] here today because of the big renovation,? said Carl Alameda, city management analyst. ?This is the fun part of being mayor,? Olhasso said, moments after slicing the ribbon. ?We started in January and it?
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