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By Ruth Longoria | July 17, 2008
With high expectations and a few nervous giggles, four La Cañada youths were sworn in as the city?s newest council members during the July 9 Youth Council meeting in the council chambers at City Hall. The young people ? Lydia Kay, a student at Flintridge Preparatory School; Cole Kendall, a student at La Cañada High School; Kelly Wang, a student at Flintridge High School; and Lauren Kambe, a student at La Cañada High School ? will embark on a journey in the coming year that takes them, along with the council?
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By Ruth Longoria | June 18, 2009
It’s soon going to become more difficult for minors to obtain cigarettes in this town, thanks to a tobacco ordinance passed unanimously Monday night by the La Cañada Flintridge City Council. The ordinance was created by the city of La Cañada Flintridge’s Youth Council, after two years of research, drafting of the Tobacco Retail License ordinance, and through involvement in a city-wide sting operation that showed that seven of the 15 tobacco retailers in La Cañada, when approached by undercover youths — including the former Miss La Cañada — were willing to sell tobacco to underage youths.
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By Guadulesa Rivera | May 15, 2008
Although it has been illegal for more than 100 years, retailers in La Cañada Flintridge have been willing to sell tobacco to minors at an alarming rate. PC308(a), a state law prohibiting the sale of tobacco to youth under the age of 18, has been on the books for over 100 years. Yet, disregard for the law is affecting the long-term health of our children who may experiment with smoking, because their access to tobacco is being aided and abetted by the tobacco industry and the local retailers selling it to them.
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By Megan O’Neil | June 4, 2009
It was all smiles and handshakes at Tuesday?s La Cañada school board meeting as its members honored the leadership and athletic accomplishments of local students. Present at the meeting were members of the La Cañada High School boys? and girls? swimming and diving teams, who were given certificates for their outstanding performances in the pool. The boys? team were CIF champions for the fourth consecutive year. The girls? team made first runner up, their best finish ever. In addition, the board recognized the hard work of La Cañada High School senior Kirby Comstock.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | January 26, 2011
City Council members are less than impressed by a statewide American Lung Association effort to encourage La Cañada Flintridge and other cities to adopt stricter local tobacco-control ordinances. The organization's "State of Tobacco Control 2010" report graded California cities based on how far local ordinances go beyond state law to curb tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure. Though earning big points for its tobacco-retailer licensing program to prevent sales to minors, La Cañada received a "D" grade overall.
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By Mary O’Keefe | January 22, 2009
The American Lung Association recently released its annual State of Tobacco Control 2008 report that tracks progress on key tobacco control policies and the city of La Cañada Flintridge is not at the head of the class. In fact, the city received a overall grade of ?F.? The report looks at four categories: tobacco prevention and control spending, smokefree air, cigarette tax and cessation coverage. In recent years, the association has issued a local report card for cities and counties on local tobacco control laws.
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By Ruth Longoria | July 2, 2009
La Cañada Flintridge Youth Council members received recognition from Glendale Adventist Hospital during the council’s meeting last week, in the form of a Community Service Award to honor the young people’s work to protect other youths from illegal sales of tobacco in this city. Martha Rivera, outreach director of community services at Glendale Adventist Hospital, said she was impressed by the Youth Council’s perseverance, which recently was demonstrated through the passage by the La Cañada Flintridge City Council of the new Tobacco Retail License ordinance.
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By Ruth Longoria | July 3, 2008
Plans for regulations of tobacco sales and penalties for non-compliance of existing laws are some of the main goals expected to be discussed by the city of La Cañada Flintridge?s Youth Council next week, when the nine-member council meets for its first meeting Wednesday. This year?s Youth Council is expected to take up where previous council members left off in working with Glendale Adventist Medical Center in drafting a report on illegal tobacco sales to minors, confirmed Andrew Erlichman, city staff liaison for the Youth Council.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | January 26, 2011
City Council members are less than impressed by a statewide American Lung Association effort to encourage La Cañada Flintridge and other cities to adopt stricter local tobacco-control ordinances. The organization's "State of Tobacco Control 2010" report graded California cities based on how far local ordinances go beyond state law to curb tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure. Though earning big points for its tobacco-retailer licensing program to prevent sales to minors, La Cañada received a "D" grade overall.
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By Ruth Longoria | June 18, 2009
It’s soon going to become more difficult for minors to obtain cigarettes in this town, thanks to a tobacco ordinance passed unanimously Monday night by the La Cañada Flintridge City Council. The ordinance was created by the city of La Cañada Flintridge’s Youth Council, after two years of research, drafting of the Tobacco Retail License ordinance, and through involvement in a city-wide sting operation that showed that seven of the 15 tobacco retailers in La Cañada, when approached by undercover youths — including the former Miss La Cañada — were willing to sell tobacco to underage youths.
NEWS
By Megan O’Neil | June 4, 2009
It was all smiles and handshakes at Tuesday?s La Cañada school board meeting as its members honored the leadership and athletic accomplishments of local students. Present at the meeting were members of the La Cañada High School boys? and girls? swimming and diving teams, who were given certificates for their outstanding performances in the pool. The boys? team were CIF champions for the fourth consecutive year. The girls? team made first runner up, their best finish ever. In addition, the board recognized the hard work of La Cañada High School senior Kirby Comstock.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | July 17, 2008
With high expectations and a few nervous giggles, four La Cañada youths were sworn in as the city?s newest council members during the July 9 Youth Council meeting in the council chambers at City Hall. The young people ? Lydia Kay, a student at Flintridge Preparatory School; Cole Kendall, a student at La Cañada High School; Kelly Wang, a student at Flintridge High School; and Lauren Kambe, a student at La Cañada High School ? will embark on a journey in the coming year that takes them, along with the council?
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By Guadulesa Rivera | May 15, 2008
Although it has been illegal for more than 100 years, retailers in La Cañada Flintridge have been willing to sell tobacco to minors at an alarming rate. PC308(a), a state law prohibiting the sale of tobacco to youth under the age of 18, has been on the books for over 100 years. Yet, disregard for the law is affecting the long-term health of our children who may experiment with smoking, because their access to tobacco is being aided and abetted by the tobacco industry and the local retailers selling it to them.
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