March 26, 2009
Ten Years Ago Cortney Adams, then a junior at La Cañada High School, was named Rio Hondo League Player of the Year in girls’ basketball. Her coach was Dennis Ballard. Twenty Years Ago Preliminary talks were taking place between LCF City Hall and the city of Pasadena on beautifying the Oak Grove Drive center divider in front of La Cañada High. Pasadena has jurisdiction over the northbound lanes and the center divider, with La Cañada having responsibility for the southbound lanes.
September 20, 2007
Locals named to nonprofit's board Three La Cañada Flintridge residents, Gregory Johnson , Michael J. Schulte and Robert Valencia , have been welcomed to the board of directors for Foothill Family Service, it was announced by the nonprofit Pasadena agency this month. Johnson is a senior vice president and portfolio manager at Capital World Investors, a global investment manager headquartered in Los Angeles. He is also involved the Yosemite Fund and Kidspace Children Museum in Pasadena.
April 8, 2004
1932-2004 Richard "Dick" Earl McCrea, 71, of Brookings, Ore., died unexpectedly at his home on March 14, 2004, of natural causes. He was born Oct. 4, 1932 in Pasadena. He attended parochial schools and graduated from John Muir College in Pasadena. He was in the U.S. Navy and stationed in the South Pacific during the mid-1950s. Following the completion of his naval service, he returned to Pasadena and was employed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory until 1969. He was partners with James Kuhl and then Joe Hancock in the La Cañada Mobil station, which was located at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.
May 25, 2006
Chad Robinson of La Cañada, a 10th grader at La Salle High School in Pasadena, recently completed his final community service project to become an eagle scout. Robinson and 17 fellow scouts from Troop 507, worked on May 13 at the Hathaway-Sycamores Pasadena Family Resource Center constructing, installing and stocking shelves to create a library. Robinson, and his crew including his father and uncle, stocked the shelves with 700 books collected at a book drive, and purchased through fundraising.
December 22, 2005
Gwynne Erin Yadley, daughter of Dr. Richard Yadley of Pasadena and Joy McCallum of Los Angeles, was recently married to Gabriel David Vandervort, son of Don and Bobbi Vandervort of La Cañada. The intimate outdoor ceremony took place on Oct. 23 overlooking Johnston's Lake in Pasadena. The groom's brother, Christian, was best man and the bride's best friend, Jolyn Curtis, was matron of honor. The reception was held immediately following the ceremony in the lush courtyard of the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena.
February 5, 2014
Everyone knows our property values here in La Cañada Flintridge are much higher than in Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, Eagle Rock and even the so-called Sagebrush area in our own city. Of course, this is because of the reputation of the La Cañada Unified School District. Most of our buyers come here for the schools. In fact, most of us realtors came here for the schools. Having one of the best school districts in the state gives us a tremendous advantage over our neighboring cities even though they are much more cosmopolitan than us. They have more restaurants, theaters, parks, shopping centers and points of interest than us. But you can't just build good schools.
March 28, 2013
Easter Sunday marks the 35th anniversary of the shooting of my late husband, Dr. Mervyn Isaacs. It is now 20 years since his death. He was shot down in a parking lot in Pasadena and survived, only to suffer much illness and, later, three liver transplants as a result of that shooting. My husband was a well-known anesthesiologist in Pasadena and an important part of this community. He had lived here since he was a child. At that time, violence from guns was almost unheard of in this area.
December 9, 2004
Despite its small size, the city of La Cañada Flintridge has plenty of local pride. After many years of being "robbed" by neighboring city Pasadena of the honor of being called the home of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the city recently sought to correct that error by placing a sign outside of Hahamongna Water-shed Park near the entrance of JPL that states, "Welcome to the City of La Cañada Flintridge: Home of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory."...
January 26, 2006
John Hancock, a nationally recognized management executive at major symphony orchestras in Milwaukee, Spokane and Toledo, and an accomplished musician as well, has been named executive director at The Pasadena POPS Orchestra. Hancock joins The POPS, which is under the musical direction of Maestra Rachael Worby, from The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, where he was vice president and chief operating officer. "The presence and leadership of John Hancock will have a profound effect on the evolution and growth of our orchestra," said Margaret Sedenquist, president of the board of The Pasadena POPS Orchestra.
November 4, 2013
The La Cañada Flintridge City Council has canceled tonight's meeting. The meeting was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Officials cited a lack of business items. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1327 Foothill Blvd. -- Tiffany Kelly, firstname.lastname@example.org Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly . ALSO: Second half stymies St. Francis High's upset bid of Serra Magazine publisher, Jack Bierman, dies at 71 La Cañada High football rallies to beat South Pasadena