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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | August 1, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge City Manager Mark Alexander is quick to point out that City Council members drive decision-making and he's quick to give his staff the credit for jobs well-done. But legacies - even quiet ones - aren't built to be ignored. In June the San Dimas native became the longest-serving city manager in La Cañada's history - the first to hold the city's top post for a solid decade, and that on top of 15 additional years working for the city. Alexander took his first administrative staff position here in 1988, when he was 23 years old, and worked his way up through a variety of posts under three previous city managers.
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By Ruth Longoria | July 31, 2008
The state budget crisis may soon be trickling down to local municipalities, and could affect even the relatively strong fiscal budget of La Cañada Flintridge. In coming months, the city?s $11.358 million budget may see up to 5% of its General Fund dollars slide over to help fund the state budget. That?s because in 2004, the state Legislature agreed to allow the state to ?borrow? funds from local municipalities if authorized by two-thirds of the legislature as a ?severe state fiscal hardship.
COMMUNITY
May 30, 2013
Ten Years Ago With then-City Manager Jerry Fulwood poised to start a new job in Culver City, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council appointed Mark Alexander, who had served as assistant city manager, to step into Fulwood's post on an interim basis. Alexander said at the time we was giving serious consideration to applying for City Hall's top job on a permanent basis. Twenty Years Ago Officials at La Cañada High School received official notice from the U.S. Department of Education that it had been named a National Blue Ribbon School.
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July 24, 2013
Ten Years Ago Mark Alexander, who had served as an assistant to La Cañada Flintridge city managers since 1991, was given the top job in City Hall by the city council. Then 38, Alexander replaced Jerry Fulwood, who had accepted a post in Culver City. Twenty Years Ago The La Cañada High School varsity basketball team outscored rival Muir High during the four-game Fairfax Tournament in the summer of 1993, allowing the local team to go on to win the consolation title.
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July 10, 2008
Over the weekend I spoke with friends in Virginia and they said the news reports reaching them made it sound like all of California was on fire. They were hoping that the fires weren?t near me. I?m finding wood to knock on as I write this because we have been so fortunate that our own tinder-dry mountains have escaped. I pray that it stays just this way. Many years ago we were evacuated twice from our house on Rock Castle Drive as firestorms raged all around us. It was such a frightening time and one that I wouldn?
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By Mary O'Keefe | August 10, 2006
Whether the recent heat wave that La Cañada Flintridge residents suffered through is caused by global warming or a natural cyclical event, the push is now on reducing greenhouse gases and using energy-efficient technology. On July 31, Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced a climate change and clean energy collaboration. At a meeting at the Port of Long Beach, Blair and Schwarzenegger signed an agreement on a collaborative effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through working with businesses, research in cause and effect, education and sharing knowledge.
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August 2, 2007
The transportation bill just approved by the House of Representatives included $250,000 in funding for freeway sound walls in La Cañada Flintridge. Congressman David Dreier had requested $7 million for the project, but the funding was reduced along with the money for a number of other special projects, known as earmarks. City Manager Mark Alexander said the city isn't assured of receiving the money, since the bill must now go to a conference committee with the Senate. "We'll continue to explore other sources of funding, including grants, and state and federal transportation funds," Alexander said.
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October 5, 2006
The severely damaged Foothill wall just west of the local YMCA may now finally be repaired, City Manager Mark Alexander told the La Cañada Flintridge City Council Tuesday. Alexander said the Federal Highway Works Administration has signed off on the project, and the bids for the work are due back Oct. 11. The wall, located between Littleton Place and Lone Pine Lane, partly collapsed due to storm damage in winter of 2005. Estimated cost of the work is $550,000, and the city applied for federal funds through FEMA.
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August 1, 2013
Being born into the Trojan family recently took on new meaning at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, which last month celebrated its first newborn delivery under the university's management. Baby Nolan was born at 8:17 a.m. on July 16 to Altadena residents Doris Trujillo, 35, and Jeremy Willenborg, 36. The couple's second son, Nolan weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces, according to a statement by the hospital. After two years of merger talks, USC purchased Verdugo Hills in July with plans to invest $30 million into expanding the 158-bed hospital's obstetrics department and renovating its emergency room.
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By Megan O’Neil | February 4, 2010
The city of La Cañada Flintridge has made preliminary inquiries about a 55,000-square-foot property located at 600 Foothill Boulevard that is currently for sale, a real estate agent confirmed this week. The First Church of Christ, Scientist, which has been at the location for 50 years, put the property on the market in November. It is currently listed at $4,950,000. Stephen Baker, a real estate agent with Stevenson Realty, said he notified the city about the availability of the property and the city sent an architect to look at it. In addition, the property appeared as an agenda item for a closed session City Council meeting that took place this week.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | August 1, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge City Manager Mark Alexander is quick to point out that City Council members drive decision-making and he's quick to give his staff the credit for jobs well-done. But legacies - even quiet ones - aren't built to be ignored. In June the San Dimas native became the longest-serving city manager in La Cañada's history - the first to hold the city's top post for a solid decade, and that on top of 15 additional years working for the city. Alexander took his first administrative staff position here in 1988, when he was 23 years old, and worked his way up through a variety of posts under three previous city managers.
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July 24, 2013
Ten Years Ago Mark Alexander, who had served as an assistant to La Cañada Flintridge city managers since 1991, was given the top job in City Hall by the city council. Then 38, Alexander replaced Jerry Fulwood, who had accepted a post in Culver City. Twenty Years Ago The La Cañada High School varsity basketball team outscored rival Muir High during the four-game Fairfax Tournament in the summer of 1993, allowing the local team to go on to win the consolation title.
COMMUNITY
May 30, 2013
Ten Years Ago With then-City Manager Jerry Fulwood poised to start a new job in Culver City, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council appointed Mark Alexander, who had served as assistant city manager, to step into Fulwood's post on an interim basis. Alexander said at the time we was giving serious consideration to applying for City Hall's top job on a permanent basis. Twenty Years Ago Officials at La Cañada High School received official notice from the U.S. Department of Education that it had been named a National Blue Ribbon School.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | July 31, 2008
The state budget crisis may soon be trickling down to local municipalities, and could affect even the relatively strong fiscal budget of La Cañada Flintridge. In coming months, the city?s $11.358 million budget may see up to 5% of its General Fund dollars slide over to help fund the state budget. That?s because in 2004, the state Legislature agreed to allow the state to ?borrow? funds from local municipalities if authorized by two-thirds of the legislature as a ?severe state fiscal hardship.
NEWS
July 10, 2008
Over the weekend I spoke with friends in Virginia and they said the news reports reaching them made it sound like all of California was on fire. They were hoping that the fires weren?t near me. I?m finding wood to knock on as I write this because we have been so fortunate that our own tinder-dry mountains have escaped. I pray that it stays just this way. Many years ago we were evacuated twice from our house on Rock Castle Drive as firestorms raged all around us. It was such a frightening time and one that I wouldn?
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | August 10, 2006
Whether the recent heat wave that La Cañada Flintridge residents suffered through is caused by global warming or a natural cyclical event, the push is now on reducing greenhouse gases and using energy-efficient technology. On July 31, Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced a climate change and clean energy collaboration. At a meeting at the Port of Long Beach, Blair and Schwarzenegger signed an agreement on a collaborative effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through working with businesses, research in cause and effect, education and sharing knowledge.
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