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By Jake Armstrong | January 20, 2005
The La Cañada Flintridge City Council on Tuesday asked city staff to further investigate ways to alleviate morning and afternoon traffic congestion near La Cañada Elementary School. Among the proposals to relieve the traffic created when parents pick up and drop off their children are the installation of sidewalks on La Cañada Boulevard north of the school and the creation of loading and unloading zones directly south of the school and on Foothill Boulevard at Memorial Park.
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June 23, 2005
La Cañada Boulevard has historically experienced a high degree of storm water runoff during rains. However, over the past several years, there has been a proliferation of private construction in the watershed area draining onto La Cañada Boulevard. This construction, consisting of decks, patios, walkways, driveways and larger roof lines has increased the runoff surface area and dramatically increased water runoff flowing down the street during rains. The city is proposing to install sidewalks and gutters without underground drains.
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By Charles Cooper | December 28, 2006
Neighbors on Chevy Chase Drive continue to have mixed feelings about a sidewalk project planned for their street between Foothill and Descanso. A number of residents were on hand last week for a public design workshop on the $280,000 project, which will be back before the City Council for contract award, with construction due in the spring. The workshop was held before the public works commission. Acting chair John Connolly made it clear the question of whether to build the sidewalks was not on the table.
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By Chris Sutton | November 24, 2004
After listening to several residents voice pros and cons to the installation of sidewalks along Chevy Chase Drive, the La Cañada Flintridge Public Works and Traffic commission turned down the project at its meeting last week. The vote was 4-1, with Commission Chairman Dawn Witte and colleagues Allen Koblin, John Connolly and Dana Hobart against and Commissioner Lucien LeBlanc in favor of the project. However, the commission did approve the installation of a four-foot-wide walkway path above the curb along the west side of Chevy Chase, as well as mid block "chokers" to act as a traffic safety measure.
NEWS
June 23, 2005
by Jacqueline Chen As part of ongoing efforts to better calm traffic near La Cañada Elementary School, the City Council Monday night gave unanimous approval for the installation of curbs and gutters on the east side of La Cañada Boulevard, and sidewalks, curbs and gutters on the west side of the same street, from Fairview Road to Olive Lane. They also approved the repaving of the stretch of La Cañada Boulevard that would be affected by the construction, and to a 180-foot extension of the existing La Cañada Elementary School (LCE)
NEWS
December 12, 2012
Re: " This could be a walk-friendly community ," Mailbag, Nov. 22: As a former LCF resident myself for over 30 years, as well as my relatives having been there for over 50 years, I feel I am qualified to speak about this issue. I can agree the traffic in some areas is faster on a regular basis than it should be, so contact the authorities with details about your issues. About adding sidewalks: I do not understand why people moving into an established community have to change things and make the community look like the community they just moved out of. You moved to a small community, so keep it that way. Do not install huge street lights, sidewalks, grocery stores, Targets, Walmarts, CVSs, etc., in every location on Earth.
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By Bianca P. Gallegos | April 5, 2007
A municipal code amendment regarding sidewalks and curb repair requirements was approved by the City Council Monday night. The approved ordinance will replace the existing municipal code regarding sidewalks, curb and gutter repair requirements. The new amendment further clarifies the responsibility of the property owner including repair of damaged sidewalks, curbs and gutters "for whatever reason, including tree roots." This amendment, the council said, is similar to the City of Pasadena's policy that the abutting property owner is responsible for sidewalk damage caused by city trees.
NEWS
September 23, 2004
FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK by Carol Cormaci You've no doubt heard outsiders comment that La Cañada is known for not having streetlights, sidewalks or sewers. It's all true, we tell them, with some exceptions where progress has triumphed over the long-held community-wide desire to keep this town as rural as possible. Although I've long abhorred our reliance on private septic systems, until today it's never particularly bothered me that our streets are dark at night. And, I guess I'm just used to the fact that if we're on foot, or riding a bicycle, we have to hug the curbs to keep safe from vehicles.
NEWS
November 21, 2012
Having recently moved to La Cañada because of its great public schools and family-friendly community, I have become quickly dismayed at the unfriendliness that greets me when I walk around the neighborhood. Granted, there are no sidewalks so pedestrians are forced to share the road with people in cars. I have been greeted with cars going far closer to 40 than 25. I have talked to two mothers, apprehensively at first, as I didn't want to come off as paranoid, who immediately agreed that they do not walk their children because they feel it is unsafe.
NEWS
June 9, 2005
Sidewalks Near LCE: To Build or Not to Build! There's an issue hotter than a biscuit in this town; whether to build or not to build the sidewalks on La Cañada Boulevard from Green Lane to Fernside. I have listened to the passionate arguments for and against and appreciate the perspective of both camps; safety of the children who use this thoroughfare en route to LCE, or maintaining the quaintness of old rural La Cañada. However, the issue of sidewalks is symptomatic of a greater concern.
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December 12, 2012
Re: " This could be a walk-friendly community ," Mailbag, Nov. 22: As a former LCF resident myself for over 30 years, as well as my relatives having been there for over 50 years, I feel I am qualified to speak about this issue. I can agree the traffic in some areas is faster on a regular basis than it should be, so contact the authorities with details about your issues. About adding sidewalks: I do not understand why people moving into an established community have to change things and make the community look like the community they just moved out of. You moved to a small community, so keep it that way. Do not install huge street lights, sidewalks, grocery stores, Targets, Walmarts, CVSs, etc., in every location on Earth.
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November 21, 2012
Having recently moved to La Cañada because of its great public schools and family-friendly community, I have become quickly dismayed at the unfriendliness that greets me when I walk around the neighborhood. Granted, there are no sidewalks so pedestrians are forced to share the road with people in cars. I have been greeted with cars going far closer to 40 than 25. I have talked to two mothers, apprehensively at first, as I didn't want to come off as paranoid, who immediately agreed that they do not walk their children because they feel it is unsafe.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | April 26, 2011
A westbound segment of Foothill Boulevard near Gould Avenue was briefly shut down at around 4 p.m. Tuesday after a wrong-way driver collided with two cars and ran over the sidewalk near La Cañada Tire Center. According to a witness and another individual involved in the crash, the apparently elderly driver of the white Mercedes C220 sedan turned left from Gould into oncoming traffic on the wrong side of a traffic median. . Continuing against traffic, the Mercedes scraped the front right fender of a black Volkswagen Jetta that was in the left lane, then smashed the front right fender of a silver Toyota Matrix in the right lane before ending up on the sidewalk.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | August 11, 2010
LCF Merchants will host a citywide sidewalk sale Saturday intended to stimulate business in the typically quiet month of August. The sale will include discounted retail prices, free food and drink samples and an opportunity to meet and mingle with local business owners, said Sue Stranger, owner of Adobe Design and head of the LCF Merchants. More than 30 businesses will participate, Stranger said. "It is [an effort] to create a little stimulus for the merchants because August tends to be dark," Stranger said.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | September 6, 2007
A half-dozen La Cañada youths delivered a Planter?s peanut can filled with $92.67 to Mayor David Spence during Tuesday?s City Council meeting. This came after the kids raised the funds earlier this summer with a ?lemonade stand for sidewalks.? The children and their parents devised the fund-raising project in the hope of spurring the city to continue grant-writing efforts to put sidewalks along La Cañada Boulevard from La Cañada Elementary School to Olive Lane. ?The sidewalks are needed for the children?
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By Charles Cooper Valley Sun | August 10, 2007
With the new school year soon to get underway, a project to install sidewalks on La Cañada Boulevard between Olive Lane and Salisbury Road is awaiting action on possible state funding, City Manager Mark Alexander said this week. The project was originally coupled with construction of a student loading zone at La Cañada Elementary School, but that part of the project was completed in December at a total cost of $159,000. The sidewalk project, first proposed in 2004, has drawn a mixed reaction from residents along the route.
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By Steven E. Browne | May 31, 2007
We've all have heard of currency inflation, tire inflation and midriff inflation. There's also political inflation and résumé inflation. However, the first case of sidewalk inflation was discovered in front of the Chevron station on Foothill Boulevard. For some unknown reason, the sidewalk at this particular location has grown and stretched out into the boulevard. To add to the mystery, two park benches suddenly appeared. "I think it's great," said pedestrian Peter Walkalot.
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By Bianca P. Gallegos | April 5, 2007
A municipal code amendment regarding sidewalks and curb repair requirements was approved by the City Council Monday night. The approved ordinance will replace the existing municipal code regarding sidewalks, curb and gutter repair requirements. The new amendment further clarifies the responsibility of the property owner including repair of damaged sidewalks, curbs and gutters "for whatever reason, including tree roots." This amendment, the council said, is similar to the City of Pasadena's policy that the abutting property owner is responsible for sidewalk damage caused by city trees.
NEWS
February 8, 2007
Letters to the Editor What Problem? La Cañada has entered its "silly season" once again. Like cabin fever, it seems that every year about this time someone gets bored and tries to create a "problem" where none exists. This year it's the "chicken" problem. How silly. Was it last year when it when one individual proposed to ban all night time on-street parking in our fair city? But it had never been a "problem." And before that it was the woman who'd championed for curbs, gutters, sidewalks and street lights for every street in town?
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By Charles Cooper | December 28, 2006
Neighbors on Chevy Chase Drive continue to have mixed feelings about a sidewalk project planned for their street between Foothill and Descanso. A number of residents were on hand last week for a public design workshop on the $280,000 project, which will be back before the City Council for contract award, with construction due in the spring. The workshop was held before the public works commission. Acting chair John Connolly made it clear the question of whether to build the sidewalks was not on the table.
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