May 21, 2013
Newton R. Russell, a veteran state senator known as an expert on California's complex public pension system and a stickler for upholding legislative rules, died Saturday of lung cancer at his La Cañada Flintridge home, his family said. He was 85. A conservative Republican, Russell served 32 years in the Legislature, including 10 years in the Assembly and 22 years in the Senate, where he represented the communities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, San Marino, Temple City, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge and part of Pasadena.
August 18, 2009
A 2.9 magnitude quake with an epicenter three miles north of La Cañada struck the area today at 3:58 p.m., according to the United States Geological Survey office in Pasadena. The quake was small, but close to the surface. "The preliminary depth is shallow, that explains why it was felt," said USGS Scientist Susan Hough. People from North Hollywood to Monrovia reported feeling the tremor. "With a quake that small," Hough continued, "it’s hard to say which fault it is, but this one was close to the Sierra Madre fault.
January 11, 2007
Congressman David Dreier (R) today announced the names of his nominees to the United States Air Force, Military, Naval and Merchant Marine academies. Among the nominees to the numerous institutions, was Paul Park of La Cañada Flintridge to was nominated to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Other close by nominees include Mark Beeman and Matthew Anderson of Monrovia, Kyle Delahooke and Katharine Leigh Barber of Sierra Madre to the Air Force Academy; Matthew Anderson of Monrovia to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; Rhett Cory Barke of Altadena, Kyle Delahooke and Kevin Kuhn of Sierra Madre and Spencer Feliciano-Lyons of Arcadia and Jonathon Yenny of Monrovia to the U.S. Naval Academy.
March 12, 2009
The Prep League has announced that five Flintridge Prep players were named to the All League Girls Soccer team for the 2008-09 season. Making the first team were sophomore Brooke Elby and freshman Connell Studenmund. Elby, a sophomore from Sierra Madre, led the team in scoring with 10 goals and five assists. Studenmund, a defender from Pasadena, anchored a strong defense that allowed only seven goals in nine league games (the second fewest in the league). Making the second team were forward Alex Baptiste, a senior from Pasadena; midfielder Alina Okamoto, a sophomore from Altadena; and freshman midfielder/defender Kate Lyon, a freshman from Pasadena.
June 5, 2008
The Gillespie Insurance Purple Sharks won a 1-0 thriller over the Kovacs & Associates team Tuesday night to take the Super Senior Division Championship. Stephanie Bathke and K&A starter Lauren Cox battled pitch for pitch combining for 30 strikeouts, but in the fifth inning, Joelle Martinez doubled to right and Gracie Kenny hit the next pitch for a double of her own to knock in the winning run. Becca Stoker and Koko Tavera also had hits to pace the Sharks. Bathke threw a one-hitter and went the seven-inning distance to get the big win for the Sharks.
February 23, 2006
Four Shillings Short return to the West Coast after two years. They will be making appearances in Altadena and Sierra Madre, February and April. The Celtic, Folk and World music duo Four Shillings Short are just what California and Ireland sound like when they're married together with the influences of India and the Renaissance. Living as modem day gypsies on a perpetual tour since 1997, the duo of Aodh Og O'Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Californian Christy Martin have just returned to California after two years touring the rest of the US and Ireland.
February 19, 2014
In the midst of this record-breaking drought, emerald green lawns blight our landscape. Block after block, there are lawns lavished with so much water it runs off the surface, down the street and into storm drains. This wastefulness and self-absorption are harming our economy and ruining natural habitats across the West. Being able to pay for profligate water use doesn't make it right, just as being able to pay for cocaine or prostitutes doesn't make those things right either. Financial resources cannot excuse wrongdoing and this should extend to watering lawns in a drought.
June 30, 2005
In its first game on June 18, the La Cañada Girls' 8 and Under Team lost to Simi Valley Silver, 15 to 3. Missy Horner and Olivia Lam had solid hits. Alyllsa Stolmack, Kellyn O'Leary and Erin Kim scored runs after they walked. Kylie Brakeman, Kellyn O'Leary and Tiffany King also had walks that did not result in scores. Missy Horner, Kathleen Rodick and Niamh James were each hit by the pitcher, but powered on, and continued to play. In the team's second game, La Cañada Girls' 8U ran into a buzz saw, losing to Westlake-Agoura (WAGS)
May 17, 2007
The Board of Directors of Women At Work is pleased to announce that they have recently hired a new executive director, Robin McCarthy. Robin McCarthy, a resident of Pasadena, brings more than 15 years of non-profit management experience, with emphasis in marketing, technology and development with her to enhance our program. Her background includes many years with two of the largest non-profits in the country; the YMCA (Crescenta-Cañada Valley Chapter and American Red Cross (San Gabriel Valley Chapter)