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By Megan O’Neil | November 12, 2009
The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board last week banned the installation of septic systems in central and eastern Malibu due to concerns about seepage and contamination. Malibu and La Cañada Flintridge have long been the only cities in the county of Los Angeles where septic tanks remain legal and widely used. The decision came at a meeting on Nov. 5 that lasted 10 hours and drew hundreds of people on both sides of the issue to Metropolitan Water District of Southern California headquarters in Los Angeles.
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By Charles Cooper | July 19, 2007
The La Cañada Flintridge City Council was briefed in a workshop held Monday on a low flow sewer system to be offered for homeowners in proposed District 5, south of Foothill Boulevard. The council will make final decisions on the proposal at a special meeting July 30, and will present it at a public meeting in September. The District 5 sewer system has been widely debated for the past several years. A gravity system such as was used elsewhere in the city was more considerably more expensive for the Flintridge area and was rejected in an informal poll of its residents.
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July 28, 2005
About five months ago a few local citizens began a labor of love to solicit donations of much-needed supplies for our troops in Iraq - necessities such as toothbrushes, paste, floss, lip balm, socks, T-shirts, instant coffee, tea, cocoa powder, instant oatmeal, granola bars, deodorant, and on and on. A detailed list is available in the lobby of Citizens Bank in La Cañada (as well as a big box to receive donated items). Lists are also available at Gopher Construction (cesspools, septic tanks)
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By Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com | December 19, 2013
The old oaks that arch so gracefully over Commonwealth Avenue north of the boulevard still appear to be thriving, despite the protests of those who were opposed to the installation of sewers in Sewer Assessment District 2 (the neighborhood my husband and I call home) in about 2002. One of their key concerns, these worried citizens said, was that if septic tanks disappeared, so would some of the groundwater the trees relied upon and we would lose these aging beauties. It would seem the trees adapted when the sewer advocates won the day and the septic systems were abandoned, doomsday predictions aside.
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By Jake Armstrong | May 6, 2004
Owners of La Cañada Flintridge properties that have septic tanks could be forced to pay as much as $1,800 each year for a permit for septic systems, if the regional water quality control board and the county are unable to negotiate an agreement that would allow the county to continue permitting septic systems. Under the current agreement, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board has been issuing to homeowners waivers stating that septic systems did not need a permit from the WQCB since the Los Angeles County Health Department was the agency providing permits, Jenny Newman of the WQCB said.
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By Megan O’Neil | April 8, 2010
Council members on Monday unanimously elected Donald Voss mayor of La Cañada Flintridge. Voss, who previously served as mayor pro tem, replaces Laura Olhasso. Olhasso’s one-year term was among the most challenging in recent memory, officials said, marked by a fatal traffic accident, the devastating Station fire and ongoing debris flows. She remains on the council. Councilman Greg Brown was elected mayor pro tem. Voss previously worked as a commercial banker with First Interstate Bank and Wells Fargo.
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By Megan O’Neil | October 22, 2009
City Council members unanimously agreed Monday that, in light of a decisive vote by property owners to reject a new sewer assessment district, it is time to ?give it a rest.? On Oct. 5, homeowners in Districts 5, 6E and 6J, which include properties from the south side of Berkshire Avenue to the city?s southern border, as well as pockets near the Glendale (2) Freeway, rejected, by a vote of 313 to 142, a $40 million project that would have brought a low-pressure sewer system to the area.
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By Ruth Longoria | December 25, 2008
After the 2007 City Council election was canceled because no potential candidates opted to run against then-incumbent council members, and Don Voss was appointed to replace Anthony Portantino, who won the fall 2006 election to the state Assembly, La Cañada resident Vance Haemmerle stood up at a council meeting voicing concern at what he perceived as apathy in the community. Haemmerle was told by then-Mayor David Spence to consider running for a seat on the council in a future year.
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By Carol Cormaci and Megan O’Neil | October 15, 2009
A $40 million project to bring low-pressure sewer systems to 680 households in three sections of the city south of Foothill Boulevard has been rejected by voters who refused to form the necessary assessment district. Homeowners in Districts 5, 6E and 6J, which included properties from the south side of Berkshire Avenue to the city?s southern border, as well as pockets near the Glendale (2) Freeway, had been asked if they wanted to form one proposed district, No. 09-1. The ballots went out to the affected property owners on Aug. 21 and were due in City Hall by the close of a public hearing Oct. 5. Proposed assessments ranged from $40,145.
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By Kent Schmidt | October 4, 2007
On Oct. 12 the city will be mailing an information packet to proposed Sewer District No. 5 homeowners, all homes south of Foothill, that will include the schedule for public workshops and the survey vote, as well a description of the proposed low-pressure system and frequently asked questions. The survey to be sent Oct. 18, one per household, will ask if homeowners support the La Cañada Flintridge City Council moving forward with the design stage plans for low-pressure sewers. The survey results will guide the council in their decision to fund this plan.
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By Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com | December 19, 2013
The old oaks that arch so gracefully over Commonwealth Avenue north of the boulevard still appear to be thriving, despite the protests of those who were opposed to the installation of sewers in Sewer Assessment District 2 (the neighborhood my husband and I call home) in about 2002. One of their key concerns, these worried citizens said, was that if septic tanks disappeared, so would some of the groundwater the trees relied upon and we would lose these aging beauties. It would seem the trees adapted when the sewer advocates won the day and the septic systems were abandoned, doomsday predictions aside.
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By Megan O’Neil | November 12, 2009
The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board last week banned the installation of septic systems in central and eastern Malibu due to concerns about seepage and contamination. Malibu and La Cañada Flintridge have long been the only cities in the county of Los Angeles where septic tanks remain legal and widely used. The decision came at a meeting on Nov. 5 that lasted 10 hours and drew hundreds of people on both sides of the issue to Metropolitan Water District of Southern California headquarters in Los Angeles.
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By Charles Cooper | July 19, 2007
The La Cañada Flintridge City Council was briefed in a workshop held Monday on a low flow sewer system to be offered for homeowners in proposed District 5, south of Foothill Boulevard. The council will make final decisions on the proposal at a special meeting July 30, and will present it at a public meeting in September. The District 5 sewer system has been widely debated for the past several years. A gravity system such as was used elsewhere in the city was more considerably more expensive for the Flintridge area and was rejected in an informal poll of its residents.
NEWS
July 28, 2005
About five months ago a few local citizens began a labor of love to solicit donations of much-needed supplies for our troops in Iraq - necessities such as toothbrushes, paste, floss, lip balm, socks, T-shirts, instant coffee, tea, cocoa powder, instant oatmeal, granola bars, deodorant, and on and on. A detailed list is available in the lobby of Citizens Bank in La Cañada (as well as a big box to receive donated items). Lists are also available at Gopher Construction (cesspools, septic tanks)
NEWS
By Jake Armstrong | May 6, 2004
Owners of La Cañada Flintridge properties that have septic tanks could be forced to pay as much as $1,800 each year for a permit for septic systems, if the regional water quality control board and the county are unable to negotiate an agreement that would allow the county to continue permitting septic systems. Under the current agreement, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board has been issuing to homeowners waivers stating that septic systems did not need a permit from the WQCB since the Los Angeles County Health Department was the agency providing permits, Jenny Newman of the WQCB said.
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