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By Zain Shauk | September 10, 2009
Authorities are cautioning residents to beware of animals fleeing burned areas of the Angeles National Forest and moving into neighboring communities. With more than a quarter of the forest burned, animals displaced by the Station fire may find their way into nearby streets and homes as they search for food and comfortable surroundings, officials said. ?If you see a wild animal, be safe and keep your distance and keep your pets away from it until it leaves,? Jonathan Fielding, Los Angeles County?
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By Lauren Oakes | December 1, 2005
I cannot believe this! Another mouse/rat in the pantry! Royal just suggests I have a meaningful chat with the cat regarding his practice of bringing the outdoors IN. This time there is nothing the creature can get into, so it is shredding the cardboard sleeve on a can of English Plum Pudding. I was trying to explain rat poison to the French kid -- how it is the same chemical used to thin the blood when people get older. Warfarin/cumidin. He fixed me with that particularly French look and asked dryly, "You give this to the mouse to make it old or to your old people to kill them?"
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July 29, 2004
by Olivia Smith, Student Intern Over the past year rats have been plaguing La Cañada High School, according to students and some faculty members. Summer school is in session until tomorrow. In addition to students attending classes, campus renovations are underway. Fresh paint covers the school, but there's also quite a bit of garbage. Many believe that the large amounts of food left behind by students attract the rodents. "Kids just don't take the time to throw away their trash," admits LCHS sophomore Katie Applebaum.
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By Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com | April 17, 2014
On your marks, get set - roll! That was the call Saturday afternoon at La Cañada's Petco, where local hamster lovers raced their pets in the store's 2014 Hamster Ball Derby. Tiny rodents competed from inside clear plastic balls arranged on rows of plastic tracks. A checkered finish line marked the goal. The first to make it down the track won his or her bracket, plus a few edamame beans for a treat, before moving onto the next round. Although nine hamsters were registered, only a few owners mustered the courage to show.
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By Mary O'Keefe | April 12, 2007
In recent days some La Cañada Flintridge residents have called the Valley Sun to report sightings of wildlife in their neighborhoods. Athel Herman, who lives on Knight Way just west of Gould shared her story of a bobcat visit in last week's paper. One of her neighbors called this week to report a similar encounter. "It was in my front yard on [Monday] around 4:30 [p.m.]," said resident Kitty Petti, who lives near the intersection of Crown Avenue and Knight Way. Petti said she and her children returned from shopping in the afternoon.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 21, 2011
La Cañada Flintridge residents welcomed a visit from yet another member of the animal kingdom last Sunday when a bobcat took a stroll down Melinda Thompson and Bill Scherkey's front porch on the 1400 block of Flanders Road. With multiple bear sightings of coyotes and bears already having occurred this year, bobcats are just the latest critter to make appearances here. Glenn Houser of the 5000 block of Jarvis Avenue also encountered a bobcat on the morning of Aug. 9. Ricky Whitman of the Pasadena Humane Society said that bobcats are a common sight in foothill areas.
NEWS
July 22, 2004
Southern California Edison is looking at ways to reduce or eliminate power outages that have temporarily dimmed La Cañada Flintridge in recent months, utility officials said. In what is being called the "perfect storm" for power outages, squirrels birds and growing trees in La Cañada have been the causes of several outages, said Christine McLeod, Southern California Edison region manager. The utility has assembled a team of members from various Edison departments to look at the situation and devise a solution, said Joe Hall, designing and planning manager for the utility.
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By Mary O’Keefe | May 7, 2009
As the temperatures rise it is time again for La Cañada residents to be reminded that they share there community with wildlife, as young rattlesnakes begin to open their little eyes and slither through yards, walking paths and driveways. Mark Goddard, a resident who lives in the Starlight Mesa area, wants the community to be aware that rattlesnakes are here. He encountered a rattler about two weeks ago near his home. “People need to know about this,” he said. “They are out and about now.” “They begin coming out in late March,” said Randy Strapazon, president of the La Cañada Flintridge Trails Council.
FEATURES
By Ruth Longoria | March 19, 2009
Turning 18 is an important milestone and combined with the excitement of college preparations, it can be a time of mixed emotions for most any young person at this time of year. However, for three La Cañada High School students there’s a bit more than typical amount of jitters setting in as they consider leaving home and their childhood friends. This week’s Valley Sun All-Stars — the Stathatos triplets Suzanne, Dan, and Sean — have shared toys, music, studies and even friends in the past almost 18 years since they were born, each one-minute apart, on March 26, 1991 at Pasadena’s Huntington Hospital.
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By Carol Cormaci | February 1, 2012
It was the squirrel that broke the restaurateur's back. And that of his next-door neighbor. There may soon be a citizens revolt. Taylor's Steak House proprietor Bruce Taylor reports that he lost business Jan. 25 when electrical power went out in La Cañada just as customers were settling in for lunch. Because we were struck by an outage at the same time here, I can attest that there was no warning, no blinking of lights. Just that unnerving silence that comes when darkness comes suddenly and TVs, radios and computers shut down.
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By Zain Shauk | September 10, 2009
Authorities are cautioning residents to beware of animals fleeing burned areas of the Angeles National Forest and moving into neighboring communities. With more than a quarter of the forest burned, animals displaced by the Station fire may find their way into nearby streets and homes as they search for food and comfortable surroundings, officials said. ?If you see a wild animal, be safe and keep your distance and keep your pets away from it until it leaves,? Jonathan Fielding, Los Angeles County?
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By Lauren Oakes | December 1, 2005
I cannot believe this! Another mouse/rat in the pantry! Royal just suggests I have a meaningful chat with the cat regarding his practice of bringing the outdoors IN. This time there is nothing the creature can get into, so it is shredding the cardboard sleeve on a can of English Plum Pudding. I was trying to explain rat poison to the French kid -- how it is the same chemical used to thin the blood when people get older. Warfarin/cumidin. He fixed me with that particularly French look and asked dryly, "You give this to the mouse to make it old or to your old people to kill them?"
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