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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | December 22, 2010
Before the skies opened up a week ago, Caltrans was very close to completing repairs needed to open Angeles Crest Highway, which has been closed up to Mt. Wilson Road since January due to roadway washouts and other post-Station-fire storm damage. Officials hadn't announced an opening date, warning that wet weather could stall completion of paving efforts planned for Friday and Saturday at two spots — one approximately a mile north of the Angeles National Forest 's entrance from La Cañada Flintridge, the other approximately eight miles into the forest and three miles east of the Angeles Forest Highway junction, spokesman Patrick Chandler said.
NEWS
April 12, 2012
Stretches of Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road and Angeles Forest Highway will close late Thursday night in anticipation of icy and dangerous conditions caused by the storm expected to hit the area. Upper Big Tujunga will be closed from Angeles Forest to Angeles Crest Highway. Angeles Forest will be closed from Aliso Canyon Road to Upper Big Tujunga, according to the Los Angeles County Public Works Department. The closure goes into effect at 11:30 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service predicts heavy rain and snow in elevations above 4,500 to 5,500 feet in the storm to hit the region early Friday.
COMMUNITY
October 12, 2012
While parts of Southern California remained dry on Thursday, La Cañada Flintridge was pelted by hail and briefly swamped by powerful thunderstorms. On Thursday afternoon, lightning sparked tree fires that were quickly doused and briefly caused a power outage on Foothill Boulevard. A torrent of rain and hail from about 2:30 to 3 p.m. flooded streets, sent streams of water and mud down local channels and left some homes looking ready for Christmas, with a white blanket of hail on rooftops and lawns.
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February 19, 2013
Roads in the Angeles National Forest were closed early Tuesday because of an incoming storm expected to dump snow and rain across the Los Angeles region and bring cold weather and heavy winds. The storm is expected to descend on the region beginning Tuesday morning and last through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. "Due to the cold and unstable nature of this system, there is a possibility of thunderstorms, capable of producing brief heavy downpours, small hail and isolated waterspouts," the agency said in a statement.
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February 28, 2014
Despite the storm, everything was quiet in La Cañada as of Friday afternoon, according to officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Capt. Robert Taylor of Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 82 said that the department had increased staff and patrols earlier that morning to be safe and would likely remain on alert throughout the storm's duration. “We just beefed up our manning for the 24-hour period, and we may need more,” he said. “If they see more rain lingering, then they'll extend the staffing tomorrow.” Patrol trucks were seen traveling up and down sections of Foothill Boulevard.
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By Megan O’Neil | April 8, 2010
A spring storm dropped 1 inch of rain on the fire-scarred foothills Monday morning, causing more damage on the freeways than in the hillsides before giving way to a sunny afternoon. The storm, late for this time of year, was stronger than expected and dumped more rain than what is typical for the entire month of April, said Bill Patzert, a climatologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Local mountains also received between 6 and 12 inches of snow, he said. “This was definitely a surprise,” Patzert said.
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By Megan O'Neil | December 10, 2009
Residents in the Station fire burn areas are bracing for back-to-back rainstorms expected to hit the foothill communities starting tonight. The storms are to come after a 12-hour shower on Monday soaked the San Gabriel Mountains, but caused no damage. The National Weather Service is predicting a 70% chance of rain starting this evening, a 60% chance of rain on Friday and Saturday. A second storm is expected to roll in Saturday night. Katherine Markgraf, who lives in Paradise Valley, said she and her neighbors had done everything they could to prepare and were waiting to see what the storms bring.
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By Joe Puglia | November 1, 2007
Last week I wrote about the Bunters’ plot to storm City Hall. If you recall, the Bunters, a clandestine group of mountain bikers, were concerned about the city’s arbitrary parking restriction on the road leading to the trailhead at Cherry Canyon. What sent them over the edge was government’s non-response to their inquiries and no forum to debate the issue. It was like something Marie Antoinette would do. Pick up last week’s Valley Sun, if you haven’t read it yet, and continue in this woeful tale I tell.
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By Megan O'Neil | January 18, 2010
(UPDATE) A mandatory evacuation order for the Paradise Valley neighborhood was lifted at 5:30 p.m. Monday, according Los Angeles County Public Works officials. In addition, the Red Cross evacuation center, opened in the South Gym at La Cañada High School, was closed down for the evening. However, residents were being told to remain on alert as a second storm approaches the foothills. More rain, strong winds and thunder storms are expected overnight, according to the National Weather Service.
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February 28, 2014
Despite the storm, everything was quiet in La Cañada as of Friday afternoon, according to officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Capt. Robert Taylor of Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 82 said that the department had increased staff and patrols earlier that morning to be safe and would likely remain on alert throughout the storm's duration. “We just beefed up our manning for the 24-hour period, and we may need more,” he said. “If they see more rain lingering, then they'll extend the staffing tomorrow.” Patrol trucks were seen traveling up and down sections of Foothill Boulevard.
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By Jason Wells | December 6, 2013
A cold weather system headed toward L.A. County is expected to push snow levels down to 3,000 feet Saturday , prompting road closure alerts and warnings that travel on the Grapevine could be affected, the Los Angeles Times reports . The storm system could bring 1 to 3 inches of snow to as low as 3,000 feet, and up to 6 inches above 4,500 feet, according to the National Weather Service. The snow, combined with wind gusts of up to 55 mph, is expected to make traversing the Grapevine a challenge, forecasters warned.
NEWS
February 19, 2013
Roads in the Angeles National Forest were closed early Tuesday because of an incoming storm expected to dump snow and rain across the Los Angeles region and bring cold weather and heavy winds. The storm is expected to descend on the region beginning Tuesday morning and last through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. "Due to the cold and unstable nature of this system, there is a possibility of thunderstorms, capable of producing brief heavy downpours, small hail and isolated waterspouts," the agency said in a statement.
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February 7, 2013
Officials will close roads leading to the Angeles National Forest as a storm approaches the region tonight. The Angeles Forest Highway from the Angeles Crest Highway to Aliso Canyon Road and the Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road from the Angeles Forest Highway to the Angeles Crest Highway will close at 9 p.m. Thursday. The roads will remain closed until the storm passes, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Updates on road conditions will be available online at www.dpwcare.org and on Twitter: @dpwCARE.
COMMUNITY
February 6, 2013
Ten Years Ago The Wall Street Journal reported that the real estate market in La Cañada Flintridge was one of the hottest in the nation, having seen a 23.4% increase in values during 2002 over the previous year. Twenty Years Ago City planning officials were given a look at a plan that would bring an eight-screen United Artists movie theater to La Cañada, to be built on the site of the former J. Craig Chevrolet dealership at 1919 Verdugo Blvd. The developer was Gary Zentmyer.
SPORTS
From Staff Reports | January 2, 2013
BOYS' SOCCER La Cañada 6, El Monte 0: Armand Bagramyan finished with four goals and two assists for the Spartans in La Cañada High Tournament action Thursday. Aidan Tourani and Andrew Meeker scored one goal each for La Cañada (8-0-2). Bagramyan has recorded 21 goals and nine assists on the season. Bagramyan had four goals and two assists Wednesday in a 6-1 tournament win over La Salle. Kaesler and Meeker scored one goal apiece for the Spartans. Hacienda Heights Wilson 3, Flintridge Prep 2: The Rebels suffered a defeat Thursday in the Ontario Christian Tournament after earlier notching a 4-0 victory against Crean Lutheran.
NEWS
December 11, 2012
Due to a forecast of snow and icy road conditions, the L.A. County Public Works Department is closing segments of the Angeles Forest Highway and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road starting at 10 p.m. Wednesday. Angeles Forest Highway will be closed from Aliso Canyon Road to Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road, which will be closed from that point to Angeles Crest Highway. Local access will not be permitted until the storm system passes and the roads have been inspected. Further updates can be found at www.dpwcare.org .  --  Daniel Siegal , Times Community News Twitter:  @ValleySunDan
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 17, 2012
Nearly three years after the Mullally debris basin overflowed, leading to heavy property destruction in the Paradise Valley neighborhood, a plan to run a drainage tunnel from the basin to Pickens Canyon is getting off the ground. Construction is set to begin in summer 2013, according to county officials. At a presentation to the La Cañada Flintridge City Council Monday night, project manager Grace Yu described the plan to construct a drainage tunnel 7 feet in diameter and 15 to 20 feet underground.
COMMUNITY
October 12, 2012
While parts of Southern California remained dry on Thursday, La Cañada Flintridge was pelted by hail and briefly swamped by powerful thunderstorms. On Thursday afternoon, lightning sparked tree fires that were quickly doused and briefly caused a power outage on Foothill Boulevard. A torrent of rain and hail from about 2:30 to 3 p.m. flooded streets, sent streams of water and mud down local channels and left some homes looking ready for Christmas, with a white blanket of hail on rooftops and lawns.
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