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By Megan O’Neil | May 28, 2009
A long-running animal nuisance dispute between two La Cañada property owners on Palm Drive has escalated into a lawsuit, both parties confirmed. Ron and Nancy Garret, who live in the 5400 block of Palm, filed suit against their neighbor directly to the south, Jennifer Merkel, on April 28 alleging that Merkel?s dogs bark loudly and incessantly, waking them at odd hours and prohibiting them from enjoying their backyard. The most egregious of the animals, the Garrets said, is Merkel?
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | February 8, 2011
La Cañada Flintridge City Council members voted unanimously Monday to declare medical marijuana dispensaries a public nuisance and permanently ban them from opening within city limits. Though no one has ever filed for a permit to open a pot clinic in La Cañada, Community Development Director Robert Stanley described the move as a pre-emptive measure because an existing medical marijuana dispensary moratorium was set to expire in April. Despite concerns over the often murky nature of state laws governing medical marijuana distribution and a plethora of past and pending legal action, council members said a ban was necessary to protect the safety and character of the city.
NEWS
February 3, 2011
City Council members are expected Monday to consider permanently banning medical marijuana dispensaries from ever opening in La Cañada Flintridge. Ubiquitous throughout parts of Los Angeles and other urban areas, pot clinics already are prohibited in La Cañada under a temporary moratorium enacted by council members in 2009. Two ordinances expected to come up at Monday’s City Council meeting would change municipal code to declare medical marijuana facilities a nuisance and rule out cultivation and sale of marijuana as a land-use option under the city zoning laws, said Community Development Director Robert Stanley.
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December 8, 2011
As a former reporter and editor of the La Cañada Valley Sun for 39 years, I can relate to the ongoing episode of the pesky wild peafowl in La Cañada Flintridge. They came in the early 1900s when Kansas Judge Edwin W. Sargent purchased a 90-acre piece of property above Vista del Valle in the Angeles Crest Highway area and found the birds there. Frank P. Doherty, a prominent L.A. attorney, then bought the acreage from Sargent in 1936. The birds killed and ate the rattlesnakes, as much of a problem for LCF residents as the peacocks.
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By Olivia Smith Valley Sun Intern | October 7, 2004
TP-ing, the act of throwing toilet paper in trees, has been going on in La Cañada for generations. Some see it as a harmless prank, where others may consider it an act of vandalism. Teens may think it's for popularity, while parents can find it a nuisance to spend hours cleaning up. The real question is can TP-ing amount to vandalism or does it remain undisruptive fun? "I consider it harmless fun 'cause it doesn't damage property; it's just toilet paper. I can understand why friends would do it to each other as a joke.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 7, 2011
La Cañada Flintridge residents are noticing some new guests in their backyards and gardens as fall arrives - spiders, usually brown, with striped legs, that are stretching their webs all over the place. Leanne Lowden Mothershead, who has lived in La Cañada for five years, said that this summer the spiders have proliferated to the point of being a nuisance. “They come every summer, but this summer has been the worst since I've lived in La Cañada,” said Mothershead.
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By Sara Cardine | February 5, 2014
Just when and how much noise will be tolerated in La Cañada could soon be reviewed by the City Council, after a routine discussion Monday on the organization of related regulations revealed some citizens may be lawfully abusing their right to make noise in residential areas. The talk came as the council was asked to vote at its regular meeting to consolidate chapters of the city's municipal code that all pertain to noise but are currently in separate sections. Residents are confused by rules that place different time restrictions on landscaping and construction noises and are located in different parts of the city and Los Angeles County codes, said Peter Castro, a senior management analyst for the city.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2007
Ten Years Ago A grass-roots neighborhood group calling themselves the Conservadores de Las Colinas announced a campaign to save the Rockridge Terrace acreage in the west side of town from development and to raise $150,000 toward that goal. They hoped to purchase the land from the University of Southern California. Twenty Years Ago The La Cañada Thursday Club celebrated its Diamond Jubilee anniversary in the fall of 1987. The club was founded by a pioneer in the community, Elizabeth (Mrs.
NEWS
December 21, 2011
Ten Years Ago Three new ramps - a spine, a quarter-pipe and a fun box - were installed at the La Cañada Skate Park. The Cornishon Avenue recreational facility, which had been open under a joint-use agreement between the city and the La Cañada school district for just five months, had 1,036 youths registered to use it.   Twenty Years Ago Work was taking place daily on the city's 1992 Rose Parade float entry called “Sherlock Hounds,”...
NEWS
June 12, 2008
Letters to the Editor Proposed parking law excessive At the city council meeting of June 16 there will be discussion and possible adoption of an ordinance dealing with new 72-hour parking restrictions for all vehicles in La Cañada. There already exists a state law on parking vehicles for more than 72 hours and after that time the car can be moved 6 inches to be legal. It appears this is the city’s attempt to deal with cars that are abandoned or parked on the street for an excessive amount of time.
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By Megan O’Neil | May 28, 2009
A long-running animal nuisance dispute between two La Cañada property owners on Palm Drive has escalated into a lawsuit, both parties confirmed. Ron and Nancy Garret, who live in the 5400 block of Palm, filed suit against their neighbor directly to the south, Jennifer Merkel, on April 28 alleging that Merkel?s dogs bark loudly and incessantly, waking them at odd hours and prohibiting them from enjoying their backyard. The most egregious of the animals, the Garrets said, is Merkel?
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