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By Daniel Siegal | November 14, 2012
With erosion threatening the Flint Canyon Trail, La Cañada Flintridge officials are hoping a $157,000 effort to stabilize an adjacent slope will save a part of La Cañada's loop trail and a key connection to Pasadena. The two-mile trail runs through the Flintridge area in the southeast part of the city, connecting Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on the east with Cherry Canyon on the west. The Flint Canyon Trail also connects to the Arroyo Seco trail, which leads north to the Gabrielino Trail and Angeles National Forest.
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NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | July 21, 2012
The La Cañada Unified School District is taking a new tack in its long-standing efforts to improve the pool at La Cañada High School. After years of discussions about building a new pool to be financed in part by the city and used by both the school and the community at large, the district is exploring a less expensive and less ambitious option. The plan calls for the existing L-shaped pool to be filled out into a full rectangle, and for a private-sector lender to pay upfront costs the district will then repay.
NEWS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | December 22, 2010
Pasadena City College wants to be known as the premiere transfer school in California, sending more students to four-year universities than any other community college in the state. An educational master plan unveiled on Dec. 7 after being in the making for 18 months is aimed at guiding the local community college toward its goal. "We really want to be No. 1 — the top community college in the state," said Pasadena City College President Mark Rocha, who took stepped into his job on July 1. "The metaphor I've used is that the master plan is a road map for how to move the college forward.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Nicole Charky | April 29, 2010
Ken Stratford isn’t trying to shock and awe with his paintings. He is simply a dad who likes to paint while he raises his four sons. The artist’s figurative gentleman jazz series is on display at Penelope’s Cafe in La Cañada. The 48-year-old Mission Viejo resident fell back into painting more frequently as his children grew up. “I’ve been painting since I was young,” he said. “It’s been a lifetime thing. I took quite a few years off just because I’ve been raising kids.
NEWS
April 29, 2010
Arlene N. Anderson Arlene N. Anderson died on April 20. Born in Pasadena on May 11, 1929, to Adeline and Arleigh Brewer, Arlene was a longtime resident of La Cañada and Pasadena. After attending Pasadena schools and graduating from Pasadena City College, Arlene obtained her bachelor’s degree and lifetime teaching credential from Whittier College. Arlene married Karl H. Anderson in 1951. Arlene taught at Andrew Jackson Elementary School for five years. With the addition of Gail and Janet in 1958 and 1960, Arlene became a full-time mother.
FEATURES
February 4, 2010
Young musicians to be showcased at PCC As longtime devotees of the Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO) are well aware, the orchestra has a history of showcasing its members as soloists. But on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 3:30 p.m. at Sexson Auditorium on the campus of Pasadena City College, PYMO will expand that role by shining the spotlight not only on its own talented young musicians, but on nearly 300 high school and college students participating in three other youth orchestras as well.
NEWS
By Michael J. Arvizu | October 15, 2009
La Cañada High School senior Rocky Moore, 18, is dating a princess. His girlfriend, Michelle Louise Van Wyk, also a student at La Cañada High School, was one of seven princesses named to the 2010 Rose Court on Monday. The first thing he did when he reunited with her post-announcement was lift her up in the air to give her a kiss as friends — cheering and hollering — surrounded the couple. “I was just amazed,” said Moore, as his classmates — mostly girls — continued to cheer and holler at the top of their lungs behind him. Moore was red in the face due to all the attention he was suddenly receiving.
FEATURES
By Jane Napier Neely | October 1, 2009
How lovely it was when we had two autumn-like mornings in a row. Even before daylight came through my window I knew there was a different feel and scent to the air. It was quite divine, actually. As we move further into this usually vivid month, there are events to talk about so I shall charge ahead and report the social news of the day. In spite of the record heat last Thursday, more than 250 people braved the elements and gathered at the beautiful Pasadena home of Cathy Cathy and Bob Woolway to honor Ardella and Bill Horsfall for their continued support and dedication to Hathaway-Sycamores (HS)
FEATURES
September 10, 2009
Baum to kick off campaign in LCF Pasadena City College trustee Geoffrey L. Baum will kick-off his re-election campaign with a community pizza party on Saturday, Sept. 12. The party is from 3 to 5 p.m. at Roundtable Pizza, 502 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Pizza and soft drinks will be served. Cost is $25 per adult, kids are admitted free. The party is open to the public. First elected in 2001, Baum represents Trustee Area 1, which includes La Cañada Flintridge, west Pasadena neighborhoods and western portions of Altadena.
NEWS
By Megan O’Neil | August 20, 2009
With budget cuts threatening the viability of local schools, two individuals hoping to provide leadership are competing to represent trustee area No. 1 on the Pasadena City College?s Governing Board. Incumbent Geoffrey Baum and challenger Steven Gibson have both filed with the Los Angeles County Registrar for the Nov. 3 election. A third candidate, Robert Cody, also filed but later withdrew. The governing board is composed of seven trustees, and four of the seven seats are up for election this year.
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