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By Anita Susan Brenner | July 17, 2008
It was a muggy Saturday night in the Foothills. We were out for a walk, the dog and I. Silent lightning flashed beyond the Arroyo. An owl hooted. Miss Audrey Hepburn strained at her leash. Strange weather, I said to Miss Hepburn. Yes, came the unexpected reply. It was not Miss Hepburn. It was her. The Anonymous Source. The Source handed me a brown paper bag, smiled, and then she was gone. I opened the bag and saw a manuscript. The date was 1935. I looked again and realized it was pay dirt — W. D. Chawner’s Caltech master’s thesis on the Great Montrose Flood of 1934!
BUSINESS
July 19, 2007
This incredible estate property features an expansive lot of over 45,000 square foot on a very desirable street in La Cañada Flintridge. The sale price includes city approved plans by well known local architect Kurt Bednar for a 5,700-plus-square-foot traditional home, plus 1,300-square-foot basement or media room, and 1,277-square-feet of wrap-around covered porches. The property also includes a remodeled guest house featuring two bedrooms and one bath, with a comfortable great room highlighted by vaulted ceilings that is perfect to live in while building your dream home.
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May 1, 2008
Center drop-off point for Big Sunday The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is getting involved from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 in Big Sunday, the largest annual citywide community service event in America. The center will be the drop-off point for new and gently-used clothes, children’s books, furniture, bikes and luggage. Also welcome are brand new socks, underwear, sheets and towels. The Community Center will hold a “Drive-Thru Drop Off” in the parking lot, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada.
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May 11, 2006
The Angeles National Forest Fire Lookout Association is seeking individuals for its volunteer Fire Lookout Program. The group works to restore, maintain and staff historic fire lookout towers in the San Gabriel Mountains. Volunteers interpret the natural and cultural history of fire lookouts and the surrounding Forest lands for Forest visitors and help disseminate information on current fire conditions. "We're looking for people who love the outdoors and are responsible," said Pam Morey, president of the Fire Lookout Association.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2007
  Ten Years Ago Two 15-year-old La Cañada residents were safely returned to their families after being lost for several hours in the Angeles National Forest. The teens were found in good condition on the Edison Short Cut Road in the San Gabriel Mountains by a member of the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team.   Twenty Years Ago Donald Hingst was named principal of the soon-to-be reopened Palm Crest Elementary School, which had been out of use as a public school site for several years due to a 10-year decline in enrollment.
NEWS
June 23, 2012
Nobody moved to La Cañada Flintridge to live with concrete barriers lining their streets as though the family had chosen to bivouac at the edge of a battleground. But everybody who lives in La Cañada Flintridge knows or will likely come to know the glories and dangers of living at the edge of the wilderness. The San Gabriel Mountains send torrents of mud downhill on a regular basis. They did so when Los Angeles was just a little pueblo, and they will continue to do so for centuries.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | September 25, 2013
The view of the San Gabriel Mountains above La Cañada Flintridge can be striking, but a group of city commissioners don't think the scenery warrants any protection. Members of the city's Planning Commission decided Tuesday night not to move forward with the development of a view preservation regulation, although some said they would like to study the issue in the future. Such a measure would protect hillside properties that offer views of the mountains from obstructions like trees and vegetation.
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By Morgan Hartley | August 10, 2006
La Cañada Flintridge has been filled with trails since its founding. Many of those that we trod today have been in existence since before the model-T filled America’s highways. The foot and equestrian paths can be found anywhere, winding through the town and then disappearing up into the foothills that provide the scenic backdrop for La Cañada. The paths, which won the city the title of “Trail Town, USA” in 1996, can provide a quiet getaway, a short cut to friend’s house, or a challenging equestrian or running route.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | December 25, 2013
A La Cañada Flintridge couple has put their 12,000-square-foot home on the market for $13.3 million, setting a local record price. The property is expansive, offering clear views of the San Gabriel Mountains and a woodsy backyard with several bridges and an open space for entertaining. The driveway leading up to the house is filled with hand-cut Australian cobblestone, one of many touches that the owners have added. But Robin Dorman said the property has become too large for her and her husband, Rod Dorman, since they purchased it 14 years ago. The couple's two sons have grown up and moved into their own homes.
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By Reg Green | November 27, 2013
Fall has arrived in the local mountains with startling suddenness. Two weeks ago I took a leisurely hike along the backbone of the San Gabriel Mountains, sunning myself from time to time on the hot rocks, the desert haze on one side, the ocean haze on the other. Last week, at 9,000 feet, I had to walk warily around patches of hard ice - for a lone hiker even a sprained ankle up here could be big problem. To the south, fleecy autumnal clouds were building up over the ocean. To the north the desert air was scrubbed clean enough to clearly see the growth of habitation in what used to be the dreaded empty Mojave.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | September 25, 2013
The view of the San Gabriel Mountains above La Cañada Flintridge can be striking, but a group of city commissioners don't think the scenery warrants any protection. Members of the city's Planning Commission decided Tuesday night not to move forward with the development of a view preservation regulation, although some said they would like to study the issue in the future. Such a measure would protect hillside properties that offer views of the mountains from obstructions like trees and vegetation.
NEWS
June 23, 2012
Nobody moved to La Cañada Flintridge to live with concrete barriers lining their streets as though the family had chosen to bivouac at the edge of a battleground. But everybody who lives in La Cañada Flintridge knows or will likely come to know the glories and dangers of living at the edge of the wilderness. The San Gabriel Mountains send torrents of mud downhill on a regular basis. They did so when Los Angeles was just a little pueblo, and they will continue to do so for centuries.
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By Reg Green | May 6, 2010
A few days ago I got an e-mail from Italy, which said: “You’ve had fire, floods, drought, now an earthquake. What else?” It was from a friend, and I know the concern was genuine. But around the world there is surely a feeling that in Southern California we are getting payback for having been a little too smug about the climate. Of course, there is a lot to be smug about. Other e-mails that have come in recent months have talked of devastating floods in the East, snowstorms in Rome and trains immobilized in the tunnel under the sea between England and France because of freezing weather, not to mention those Himalayan villagers who, because of disagreement among the scientists, don’t know if their glaciers are receding or expanding.
NEWS
January 21, 2010
In November 1933, the Pickens Canyon Fire tore through 7,000 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains. Sound familiar? On Jan. 1, 1934, after a week of constant, heavy rain, a flash flood roared down Pickens Canyon, through parts of present-day La Cañada, La Crescenta and Montrose. Unlike our mudflows this week, back in 1934, the walls of water were 20-feet high. The debris pushed down into the town of Montrose. Giant boulders crashed into houses. Hundreds of people went missing. Their bodies were never found.
NEWS
May 1, 2008
Center drop-off point for Big Sunday The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is getting involved from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 in Big Sunday, the largest annual citywide community service event in America. The center will be the drop-off point for new and gently-used clothes, children’s books, furniture, bikes and luggage. Also welcome are brand new socks, underwear, sheets and towels. The Community Center will hold a “Drive-Thru Drop Off” in the parking lot, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada.
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By Mary O’Keefe | February 21, 2008
Cyclists in brightly colored jerseys will be racing through La Cañada at around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, provided snow doesn’t fall on their mountainous route. The Amgen Tour of California is an eight-day, 650 mile race that brings top professional cycling teams from around the world together. The tour was established in 2005; this will be the first time it will pass through La Cañada and end at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. “The last two years we ended in Long Beach,” said Meghan Abbott, spokeswoman for the tour.
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