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By by mary o’keefe valley sun | April 17, 2008
La Cañada High School Principal Damon Dragos and 7/8 Principal Wendy Sinnette shared their plan for the canine drug detection pilot program that will soon begin at the high school. ?At the beginning of this year there was increasing concern from parents about substance abuse at the 7/8 grade level,? Sinnette said. ?We had some issues and concerns where parents brought things forward.? She added that the turning point that made staff decide to look into the pilot program was when students met with her and told her there were problems with abuse.
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By Steven E. Browne | April 5, 2007
After months of being without a close by toilet facility, the LCHS varsity softball field now has two competing portable facilities. Both located in the parking lot near the field, each company claims they are more popular with the locals. In a new survey released just last week, it appeared that the use of the low tech plastic latrines was at an all time high. In the survey where 15,000 adults across the country were asked about the competition, most of the respondents hung up. "Andy Gump certainly has an advantage," said P. N. Dawind, a local sports fan. "Andy has a recognizable name, a much better location and he's a nice guy. The Gump family, including Bubba and Forest, work very hard."
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By Charles Cooper | November 25, 2005
A proposal to sell a portion of Oak Grove Drive to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory wasn't greeted with much enthusiasm by either the Public Works Commission or speakers at a recent meeting. JPL wants to acquire the street between the current temporary checkpoint for visitors and the lab entrance, for increased security purposes. The lab has had the temporary guard station in place since 2002, with the city's permission. JPL wants to buy 26,120 square feet of the street, extending from 100 feet south of the current checkpoint to the lab entrance.
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By Ralph Saenz | July 28, 2005
An example of people and groups working together to benefit everyone in the La Cañada Flintridge community occurred on Monday at Oak Grove Field. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the installation of lights on the field, located behind the Child Educational Center, which will enable local youths to begin playing sports at night in the fall. The lights, which will cost from $150,000 to $200,000 to install, were made possible through contributions from both the City of LCF and several youths sports groups who use the field.
COMMUNITY
February 6, 2013
Ten Years Ago The Wall Street Journal reported that the real estate market in La Cañada Flintridge was one of the hottest in the nation, having seen a 23.4% increase in values during 2002 over the previous year. Twenty Years Ago City planning officials were given a look at a plan that would bring an eight-screen United Artists movie theater to La Cañada, to be built on the site of the former J. Craig Chevrolet dealership at 1919 Verdugo Blvd. The developer was Gary Zentmyer.
COMMUNITY
March 12, 2013
Ten Years Ago La Cañada resident Michael R. Peevey was confirmed by the state Senate as president of the Public Utilities Commission. Peevey, the husband of current state Sen. Carol Liu, was appointed to the commission by former Gov. Gray Davis in 2002 and still serves on it today. Twenty Years Ago The state Regional Quality Control Board approved a $3.8 million loan that would allow the city of La Cañada Flintridge to move ahead on a sewer project that would include the construction of a main trunk line along Foothill Boulevard.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | February 11, 2011
Early-morning commuters heading to La Cañada High School were faced with traffic nightmares in recent weeks, but it appears they’ll have easier going now that a public works project is nearing completion. Vehicles were backed up along Oak Grove Drive, Foothill Boulevard and Berkshire Avenue because half of Oak Grove Drive was blocked off to allow work on a Los Angeles County Sanitation District sewer-construction project. It got so bad that some students began ditching their cars and heading to class on foot to avoid being late to their finals during the week of Jan. 24-28.
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COMMUNITY
March 12, 2013
Ten Years Ago La Cañada resident Michael R. Peevey was confirmed by the state Senate as president of the Public Utilities Commission. Peevey, the husband of current state Sen. Carol Liu, was appointed to the commission by former Gov. Gray Davis in 2002 and still serves on it today. Twenty Years Ago The state Regional Quality Control Board approved a $3.8 million loan that would allow the city of La Cañada Flintridge to move ahead on a sewer project that would include the construction of a main trunk line along Foothill Boulevard.
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COMMUNITY
February 6, 2013
Ten Years Ago The Wall Street Journal reported that the real estate market in La Cañada Flintridge was one of the hottest in the nation, having seen a 23.4% increase in values during 2002 over the previous year. Twenty Years Ago City planning officials were given a look at a plan that would bring an eight-screen United Artists movie theater to La Cañada, to be built on the site of the former J. Craig Chevrolet dealership at 1919 Verdugo Blvd. The developer was Gary Zentmyer.
NEWS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | February 11, 2011
Early-morning commuters heading to La Cañada High School were faced with traffic nightmares in recent weeks, but it appears they’ll have easier going now that a public works project is nearing completion. Vehicles were backed up along Oak Grove Drive, Foothill Boulevard and Berkshire Avenue because half of Oak Grove Drive was blocked off to allow work on a Los Angeles County Sanitation District sewer-construction project. It got so bad that some students began ditching their cars and heading to class on foot to avoid being late to their finals during the week of Jan. 24-28.
NEWS
By by mary o’keefe valley sun | April 17, 2008
La Cañada High School Principal Damon Dragos and 7/8 Principal Wendy Sinnette shared their plan for the canine drug detection pilot program that will soon begin at the high school. ?At the beginning of this year there was increasing concern from parents about substance abuse at the 7/8 grade level,? Sinnette said. ?We had some issues and concerns where parents brought things forward.? She added that the turning point that made staff decide to look into the pilot program was when students met with her and told her there were problems with abuse.
NEWS
By Steven E. Browne | April 5, 2007
After months of being without a close by toilet facility, the LCHS varsity softball field now has two competing portable facilities. Both located in the parking lot near the field, each company claims they are more popular with the locals. In a new survey released just last week, it appeared that the use of the low tech plastic latrines was at an all time high. In the survey where 15,000 adults across the country were asked about the competition, most of the respondents hung up. "Andy Gump certainly has an advantage," said P. N. Dawind, a local sports fan. "Andy has a recognizable name, a much better location and he's a nice guy. The Gump family, including Bubba and Forest, work very hard."
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | November 25, 2005
A proposal to sell a portion of Oak Grove Drive to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory wasn't greeted with much enthusiasm by either the Public Works Commission or speakers at a recent meeting. JPL wants to acquire the street between the current temporary checkpoint for visitors and the lab entrance, for increased security purposes. The lab has had the temporary guard station in place since 2002, with the city's permission. JPL wants to buy 26,120 square feet of the street, extending from 100 feet south of the current checkpoint to the lab entrance.
NEWS
By Ralph Saenz | July 28, 2005
An example of people and groups working together to benefit everyone in the La Cañada Flintridge community occurred on Monday at Oak Grove Field. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the installation of lights on the field, located behind the Child Educational Center, which will enable local youths to begin playing sports at night in the fall. The lights, which will cost from $150,000 to $200,000 to install, were made possible through contributions from both the City of LCF and several youths sports groups who use the field.
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