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By Charles Cooper | December 13, 2007
The long-debated proposal to study the Rim of the Valley Corridor for possible addition to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area has passed the House of Representatives. The principal advocate of the study is Rep. Adam Schiff. His bill was folded into a larger measure ordering the Department of the Interior to study various areas for possible preservation. Schiff, who has been fighting for the study for the past several years, agreed to its inclusion in HR 3998, authored by Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva.
FEATURES
By Charles Cooper | May 8, 2008
Congressman Adam Schiff is convinced his seven-year battle to order a federal study of including local hillside land in the Santa Monica Mountains recreation areas has come to a close. A bill including his proposed study of the Rim of the Valley corridor has been sent to President George W. Bush. “I think he’s going to sign it,” Schiff told the Valley Sun. The local congressman launched his effort seven years ago to have the corridor studied for possible preservation efforts.
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By Reg Green | December 28, 2011
Since it is the time of year for making resolutions to become a better person, I have decided to make a public confession. At the beginning of last summer I became an addict. It began as an exploration for a new sensation, as so many wrecked lives do, and I thought I would have kicked the habit at least by the fall. But it is winter already and I am caught in the toils of something much bigger than I am. That something is the Angeles National Forest. Going there every day has become as much of a compulsion as any fix. One day, when the warm weather started, I decided to get up while it was still dark, take a hike and watch the sun come up. It was wonderful and I did it again the next day. Six months later, it still is. A lot has changed, of course, but all the essentials are still there: the perfect quiet and the sense of having that entire ring of mountains to yourself, the long, long views and the glorious moment when the sun peeps over the horizon and floods the mountain tops in an orange glow.
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By Joe Puglia | July 23, 2009
I was mad as a hatter. I couldn’t believe that after 29 years of wandering in the wilds of the Rocky Mountains, taking students on adventures, teaching skills, history, philosophy and creating life- long memories, the college was pulling the rug out from under us. The dismal budget of the state of California had spoken. The National Field Studies class would receive no support. I was left standing on the beach with 14 able-bodied students packed and ready to go. Every door I tried to open wouldn’t open.
THE818NOW
October 30, 2012
The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy on Monday approved a $50,000 grant for the repair and improvement of La Cañada Flintridge's eroding Flint Wash Trail. La Cañada City Councilman Donald Voss, who is a member of the conservancy's Advisory Committee, said he and Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) spoke in favor of the grant at the agency's Oct. 29 meeting. In a statement, Portantino said that it was crucial that the trail be maintained to provide a link for hikers, bikers and equestrians between La Cañada and Hahamongna Park in Pasadena.
NEWS
By Chris Sutton | January 27, 2005
The city's newest trail, the Conservancy Trail, was dedicated Saturday morning, with over 65 people attending the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremonies. Repre-sentatives from the City of La Cañada Flintridge, the Santa Monica Mountains Conserv-ancy, the Trails Council and the Junior Trails Council hosted the event. The dedication was held on the fire road above the trail, providing a spectacular view of the city. Mayor Laura Olhasso welcomed everyone, saying the ceremony was really a celebration of the city and community's partnership with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, who actually provided the labor for the new trail, and the Trails Council.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | November 15, 2007
Congressman Adam Schiff believes his proposal for a study of the Rim of the Valley corridor, to consider adding protected lands to the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area, has a realistic chance of passing this session. The bill just was approved by voice vote in the Natural Resources Committee. ?In the past we had problems with a chairman who kept the bill from coming to the floor,? Schiff told the Valley Sun Tuesday. ?We have new leadership now.? Schiff has been introducing the legislation since 2003, but it?
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | April 5, 2007
Congressman Adam Schiff is reviving his proposed bill to study a nature conservancy zone around the Rim of the Valley trail, which stretches in concept from the Arroyo Seco to the Conejo Valley. Schiff said he has hopes for more success with the bill this session. "This is our third or fourth time around," he said. "It passed the Senate before, and one time got through committee." The legislation directs the secretary of the interior to study the feasibility of expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the mountains and canyons in Southern California that are part of the Rim of the Valley Corridor, as designated by the State of California.
NEWS
May 31, 2007
The newly fabricated steel, 155-foot-long Flint Wash Bridge in Hahamongna Watershed Park will be dedicated and crossed for the first time at 10 a.m. this Saturday, according to the city of Pasadena, in which the park lies. The bridge was assembled in one day with the help of cranes. It connects the east and west sides of the park with walking, bicycling and horseback riding trails, and access for emergency vehicles. Two previous bridges have stood in the same location. The first was destroyed by fire in 1937 and the second was put out of use and removed in the mid-1980s due to safety concerns.
NEWS
April 27, 2006
Mayor Greg Brown has handed out assignments for the coming year to his colleagues on the City Council to represent La Cañada on various boards and bodies. Brown will represent the city on the Arroyo Verdugo Steering Committee, the League of California cities and as the representative with the Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Pro Tem Dave Spence will represent La Cañada with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments and the Southern California Association of Governments. Councilmember Laura Olhasso will be the delegate to the Business Support Development Committee, and the North Corridor Cities MTA representative.
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THE818NOW
October 30, 2012
The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy on Monday approved a $50,000 grant for the repair and improvement of La Cañada Flintridge's eroding Flint Wash Trail. La Cañada City Councilman Donald Voss, who is a member of the conservancy's Advisory Committee, said he and Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) spoke in favor of the grant at the agency's Oct. 29 meeting. In a statement, Portantino said that it was crucial that the trail be maintained to provide a link for hikers, bikers and equestrians between La Cañada and Hahamongna Park in Pasadena.
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By Reg Green | December 28, 2011
Since it is the time of year for making resolutions to become a better person, I have decided to make a public confession. At the beginning of last summer I became an addict. It began as an exploration for a new sensation, as so many wrecked lives do, and I thought I would have kicked the habit at least by the fall. But it is winter already and I am caught in the toils of something much bigger than I am. That something is the Angeles National Forest. Going there every day has become as much of a compulsion as any fix. One day, when the warm weather started, I decided to get up while it was still dark, take a hike and watch the sun come up. It was wonderful and I did it again the next day. Six months later, it still is. A lot has changed, of course, but all the essentials are still there: the perfect quiet and the sense of having that entire ring of mountains to yourself, the long, long views and the glorious moment when the sun peeps over the horizon and floods the mountain tops in an orange glow.
NEWS
By Joe Puglia | July 23, 2009
I was mad as a hatter. I couldn’t believe that after 29 years of wandering in the wilds of the Rocky Mountains, taking students on adventures, teaching skills, history, philosophy and creating life- long memories, the college was pulling the rug out from under us. The dismal budget of the state of California had spoken. The National Field Studies class would receive no support. I was left standing on the beach with 14 able-bodied students packed and ready to go. Every door I tried to open wouldn’t open.
FEATURES
By Charles Cooper | May 8, 2008
Congressman Adam Schiff is convinced his seven-year battle to order a federal study of including local hillside land in the Santa Monica Mountains recreation areas has come to a close. A bill including his proposed study of the Rim of the Valley corridor has been sent to President George W. Bush. “I think he’s going to sign it,” Schiff told the Valley Sun. The local congressman launched his effort seven years ago to have the corridor studied for possible preservation efforts.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | December 13, 2007
The long-debated proposal to study the Rim of the Valley Corridor for possible addition to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area has passed the House of Representatives. The principal advocate of the study is Rep. Adam Schiff. His bill was folded into a larger measure ordering the Department of the Interior to study various areas for possible preservation. Schiff, who has been fighting for the study for the past several years, agreed to its inclusion in HR 3998, authored by Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva.
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