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By Andrew Shortall, | September 29, 2010
California Executive Escrow Services, Inc. has merged its La Cañada and La Crescenta offices into one site in La Cañada. The move means that the firm's two offices were centralized in one new office. The escrow company for 20 years had offices at 827 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada and at 2870 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. Now the company has set up shop in new digs at 707 Foothill Blvd. "We saw this relocation as a perfect opportunity to merge our two existing operations," said Cheryl Pitt, a co-owner of the firm.
By Tiger Cubs, Pack 519, PCY | November 13, 2008
Two dens of Tiger Cub Scouts from Paradise Canyon Elementary School visited the offices of the La Cañada Valley Sun on Friday, Nov. 7. The group consisted of 16 boys and seven adults. “I learned that paper is made out of wood,” said Justin Hershman. “First we played soccer, before going to the Valley Sun,” said Adam Burstine. The cubs also had lunch and walked from Memorial Park to the Valley Sun offices. The visit lasted just a short time because the cubs were eager to get on with their weekend fun. “We had fun visiting the Valley Sun,” said Aaron Smernoff.
December 10, 2009
Group seeks to brighten holidays for families in need Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services , a Pasadena-headquartered nonprofit organization that providestherapeutic and other support services to more than 11,000 children and families annually, is asking members of the community to help brighten the holidays for the youngsters they serve. “The kids in our care — many of whom have endured unimaginable trauma — deserve happiness, particularly during the holidays,” said Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ President and CEO William Martone.
March 25, 2010
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May 23, 2012
Von Karman Auditorium at JPL was the setting May 14 when the La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council held this year's Les Tupper Community Service Awards ceremony. Those presented the awards were Barbara Weber and Randy Strapazon for their individual, broad-based volunteer activities; La Cañada High students Kathryn Battaglia and Alex Keledjian; Jack Johnson, representing the La Cañada Baseball-Softball Assn. and Susan Azad, representing the Flintridge Riding Club. The evening also included the installation of officers.
By Mary O’Keefe | December 13, 2007
Tuesday night?s La Cañada Unified School District board meeting was a time of change. The first action taken was the changing, or perhaps in this case, renewing of the guard as governing board members Cindy Wilcox and Jeanne Broberg took the oath of office. And later, at the end of the meeting, another change as Scott Tracy, who had served as board president turned the gavel over to new president, Susan Boyd. Joel Peterson was elected vice president and Broberg was elected as clerk.
By Joe Piasecki, | October 5, 2011
Staffers for Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) gained some job security this week after the battle between their boss and Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) took a new turn. Pérez on Tuesday lifted orders requiring Portantino staffers to take unpaid furloughs later this month. All employees in Portantino's Sacramento and Pasadena offices had been told to stay home between Oct. 21 and Nov. 30. The Assembly Rules Committee initially ordered the furloughs in July, accusing Portantino of overspending his member budget.
By Andrew Shortall, | September 15, 2010
Eric Matejka, a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, is passionate about drug-abuse prevention. The school resource officer for the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station has spent $10,000 and more than 300 vacation hours on classes dealing with drug-abuse prevention. Although there isn't a huge drug problem in La Cañada schools, there are a few "isolated cases here and there" and it's something to keep an eye on, Matejka said at the Sept. 3 La Cañada Flintridge Youth Council meeting that focused on narcotics in the community and at La Cañada High School.
By Elaine La Marr | March 1, 2007
Members of the La Cañada Unified School District's Governing Board held a workshop Tuesday evening to discuss publicly their findings and gain input regarding dispensation of the former school district office adjacent to Palm Crest Elementary School. There were approximately 25 individuals in attendance to hear plans. Mike Leininger, assistant superintendent of facilities, presented a review of background information for those in attendance, including options and financial implications and discussed all methods that have been used to explore use of the site if it was kept in the district's land bank rather than sold.
By Sara Cardine, | February 26, 2014
With a March 4 election looming, La Cañada Unified School District officials and supporters are hopeful their efforts to convince the community of the need for a $450, seven-year parcel tax to maintain top-notch schools and programs have resonated with local voters. Residents within district boundaries have been asked to decide the fate of Measure LC in a mail-in ballot the Los Angeles County Registrar's Office recommends be mailed out by Thursday. The Yes on LC citizens' campaign has relied largely on people power to help garner support, with parents, teachers and community members calling in a volunteer phone bank and participating in a Feb. 1 precinct walk.
By Richard Winton | January 24, 2014
A federal jury on Friday found that two Los Angeles police officers did not use excessive force when they arrested a one-time bank and Hollywood executive they believed to be under the influence of the drug bath salts, the Los Angeles Times reports. Brian Mulligan, 54, sued the Los Angeles Police Department and two of its officers, James Nichols and John Miller, in federal court. He alleged they violated his civil rights, used unreasonable force and committed battery during a May 16, 2012, arrest.
By Sara Cardine | January 15, 2014
For years La Cañadans have gone to the post office, sometimes rushing to get in a last-minute request before closing time. Now, in an effort to be more accessible to postal customers, the post office has come to them. A new Village Post Office (VPO) recently opened in Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse for people who want to purchase Forever stamps or mail U.S. Postal Service pre-priced Priority Mail Flat Rate parcels. The limited-service counter, set up in the stationery section of the store, will operate during store hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. PHOTOS: First Village Post Office within 35,000 sq. miles opens in La Cañada It's part of a larger plan to make the post office a more viable option for people who can't make it to the brick and mortar location, said La Cañada Flintridge Postmaster Rosslyn Strawther.
November 6, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge Nov. 4 Multiple vehicle burglaries were reported in the 2100 block of La Cañada Crest Drive: Between 1 and 7 a.m. A women's handbag, wallet, cash in various denominations, a California driver's license, a Social Security card, debit card and other items were stolen from a car. Before 7:30 a.m. Window on vehicle was smashed. A handbag, a ring, earrings, a bracelet, theater tickets and a California driver's license were stolen from the vehicle.
By Daniel Siegal, and Tiffany Kelly, | July 3, 2013
A former assemblyman and a Pasadena councilwoman have announced plans to run for a state Senate seat in the 25th district currently held by Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge). The seat will open up in 2016 when Liu must leave office due to term limits. The district, established during last year's redistricting, includes La Cañada Flintridge, Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena. Anthony Portantino, a Democrat, said Friday that he is getting back into politics because people in his district want him to keep pushing for transparency in government and funding for education.
By Tiffany Kelly, | June 26, 2013
Will fortunetellers and psychics be allowed to open shop in highly sought areas of La Cañada Flintridge? The answer might require a crystal ball. For now, the city's Planning Commission has recommended that such businesses be treated as office spaces. The state Supreme Court in 1985 ruled that fortunetelling falls under the category of free speech and cannot be banned. The practice of foreseeing events into the future or predicting information about a person's life, therefore, must be permitted somewhere within the city.
By Jane Napier Neely | June 11, 2013
The "tween" social season (between spring and summer) has been so busy it would make most people's heads spin. It certainly has my brain buzzing. Where do I begin? I'll just jump in with talking about Las Candelas, an amazing organization that raised $90,000 for emotionally disturbed children under the direction of Monica Sierra , who was president for the past two years. The group volunteered nearly 400 hours to organizations Hathaway-Sycamores, Hillsides, Glendale Healthy Kids, Glendale YWCA and the Didi Hirsch Center.
By Tiffany Kelly, | February 13, 2013
A former Deutsche Bank executive has filed a suit against the Los Angeles Police Department, alleging that two officers dragged him to a motel last year and severely beat him when he tried to escape. Brian C. Mulligan, a resident of La Cañada Flintridge, is seeking $20 million in damages from the May 15 incident in Highland Park, in which he suffered a fractured nose and broken shoulder blade. The lawsuit, which was filed on Feb. 6, also names the city of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Protective League as defendants.
By Daniel Siegal, | November 7, 2012
Crescenta Valley sheriff's deputies on Tuesday arrested a man in Banning on suspicion of identity theft, the culmination of an investigation that began when he allegedly used a La Cañada Flintridge resident's personal information to open several credit accounts in June. Sgt. Debra Herman, head of the Crescenta Valley detective bureau, said she couldn't reveal the man's name because the investigation is ongoing, but said he had been linked to identity theft crimes as far north as the Bay Area.
By Michael Bruer, Special to the Sun | October 13, 2012
The many faces of public safety were on display in La Crescenta on Saturday, as the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station hosted an open house. The sheriff's arson and explosive unit was on hand, as were California Highway Patrol officers and volunteers with Montrose Search and Rescue, the Crescenta Valley Community Emergency Response Team and the Wildlife Way Station. Patrol vehicles, animals with law enforcement roles and other tools of the public safety trade were available for inspection by the public.
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