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January 24, 2014
[UPDATE 1:03 p.m.: Descanso Gardens officials estimate that the early morning blaze that ripped through a maintenance shed storing chemicals and gardening equipment may have cost at least half a million dollars in damage. ] The gardens remain closed Friday while crews work to investigate the cause and clean the area near the maintenance shed, which is off the main grounds, said Descanso Executive Director David Brown. "We've probably lost $10,000 or $20,000 worth of tools," Brown said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Carol Cormaci | November 22, 2007
With this state leading the way in the fight against global warming, as the governor later pointed out, it was somehow fitting that a vehicle with a distinctly California name — the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid — was named the 2008 Green Car of the Year last week by Green Car Journal. The announcement was made Nov. 15 during media days leading up to the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opened to the public the following morning and runs through Sunday at the Convention Center in downtown L.A. Other vehicles considered for the honor were the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, Mazda Tribute Hybrid, Nissan Altima Hybrid and the Saturn Aura Hybrid.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | September 27, 2007
A rash of stolen vehicles has hit the area in the past few weeks. ?We have had over ten in the last couple of weeks,? Det. Frank Diana of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station said Tuesday. On Wednesday, one more car theft was reported by a La Cañada woman whose vehicle was stolen from her residence while she made a one-day trip out of the area. The vehicles range from BMWs to Hondas and do not follow any time pattern for the thefts, Diana said. All the car theft incidents are still under investigation.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2007
A new exhibit opened at the Petersen Automotive Museum last weekend that features American convertibles. Called Going Topless In Style: The American Convertible, it will run through Oct. 7. Southern Californians have always considered convertibles the ideal vehicles for the area's mild climate and vast network of scenic roads. Going Topless in Style will celebrate our fascination with convertibles by presenting a wide variety of domestically produced ragtops that illustrate the development of the body type from the first versions built during the early twentieth century to modern times.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | August 6, 2009
Hide your valuables, lock your car and home doors and don?t leave your belongings in plain sight. That was Mayor Laura Olhasso?s message to the public after listening to a crime stats update given by Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Capt. Dave Silversparre at Monday night?s City Council meeting. ?You?ve got to not make yourself a victim,? Olhasso said. Although there were no rapes, homicides or aggravated assaults during July in La Cañada Flintridge, local law enforcement officials handled investigations of one robbery, four burglaries, six grand theft autos and 35 larceny/thefts.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | April 24, 2013
City officials may give residents who own recreational vehicles a grace period before they are required to pay to undergo a mandatory RV storage review. La Cañada Flintridge revised an ordinance earlier this year that requires RV owners who own and store vehicles at their homes to pay the city a one-time fee of $730 for a review, which would include the costs associated with notifying neighbors, holding public hearings and an environmental assessment. But after city officials and residents questioned that fee, that number may dip to $200, and then only after an amnesty period.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | August 14, 2008
Recycling metals is a big business for criminals. Evidence of that can be found in the recent copper and catalytic converter thefts in and around La Cañada Flintridge. According to Crescenta Valley Sheriff Det. Todd Sams, there have been nine catalytic converters stolen off vehicles in La Cañada and the Crescenta Valley area since June. ?Most recently the thefts have been in the early morning hours,? Sams said. The vehicles were parked either in the driveway or on the street in front of the residence.
NEWS
May 31, 2007
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST — In order to help the Angeles National Forest officials make decisions on currently unauthorized roads and trails, a field-checked, mapped inventory of existing routes within the forest that are currently used by wheeled vehicles has been completed. The officials are asking interested parties to review the maps as to their whether or not they are complete and accurate. Comments should be submitted by Tuesday, July 31. Inventory maps, guidelines and forms for reviewing the maps and submitting comments can be found on the Angeles National Forest website, www.fs.
NEWS
June 12, 2008
Letters to the Editor Proposed parking law excessive At the city council meeting of June 16 there will be discussion and possible adoption of an ordinance dealing with new 72-hour parking restrictions for all vehicles in La Cañada. There already exists a state law on parking vehicles for more than 72 hours and after that time the car can be moved 6 inches to be legal. It appears this is the city’s attempt to deal with cars that are abandoned or parked on the street for an excessive amount of time.
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January 24, 2014
[UPDATE 1:03 p.m.: Descanso Gardens officials estimate that the early morning blaze that ripped through a maintenance shed storing chemicals and gardening equipment may have cost at least half a million dollars in damage. ] The gardens remain closed Friday while crews work to investigate the cause and clean the area near the maintenance shed, which is off the main grounds, said Descanso Executive Director David Brown. "We've probably lost $10,000 or $20,000 worth of tools," Brown said.
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NEWS
May 16, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge May 10 Burglary: 4900 block of Alta Canyada Road, 8:26 a.m. Woman saw intruder, described as a Latino male, enter her home. She ran to her bedroom and called authorities, but the intruder was not found on the premises. May 12-13 Burglary/vandalism: 1919 Verdugo Road, before 12:15 a.m. on May 13. Sunglasses, iPod dock and driver- and passenger-side mirrors stolen from car. The lock on the driver's-side door was damaged. La Crescenta May 9 Burglary: 2600 block of Ridgepine Drive, 1:41 p.m. Sliding door damage; no items reported missing.
NEWS
By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | April 24, 2013
City officials may give residents who own recreational vehicles a grace period before they are required to pay to undergo a mandatory RV storage review. La Cañada Flintridge revised an ordinance earlier this year that requires RV owners who own and store vehicles at their homes to pay the city a one-time fee of $730 for a review, which would include the costs associated with notifying neighbors, holding public hearings and an environmental assessment. But after city officials and residents questioned that fee, that number may dip to $200, and then only after an amnesty period.
NEWS
April 11, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge March 1-13 Vandalism: Gould Canyon Trail, before 12:57 p.m. on March 13. A city employee reported that several signs, rocks and a concrete wall along the trail were covered with graffiti. The rocks and signs vandalized are worth about $1,100. March 26 Possession of a controlled substance: 1100 block of Foothill Blvd., 2:34 a.m. A 29-year-old Los Angeles woman was arrested for possessing methamphetamine and marijuana. April 1 Burglary: 663 Foothill Blvd., 3:15 p.m. Two women stole several purses and shoes from the T.J. Maxx store, worth $5,740.
NEWS
March 27, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge March 8 Vehicle burglary: 4700 block of Orange Knoll Ave., between 10 and 11 p.m. Apple iPod, Ray-Ban sunglasses and calculus paperwork stolen from locked car. Side window and door damaged. March 14 Vehicle burglary: 5000 block of Ocean View Blvd., between 6:20 and 9 a.m. Louis Vuitton handbag, baby bag and two strollers stolen from locked car. Side window smashed. March 20 Residential burglary: 4700 block of Ocean View Blvd., between 7:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Apple MacBook laptop, diamond necklace and $90 in cash stolen from home.
NEWS
November 23, 2011
Area 1 2300 Block of Florencita Avenue: A Motorola cell phone and a Garmin GPS device were stolen from a locked Chevy Van sometime between 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 and 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. There was no sign of forced entry to the van. 3000 Block of Fairesta Street: An XM satellite radio was stolen from a locked Jeep Cherokee after its driver's side window was smashed sometime between 11 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 16 and 7 a.m....
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | June 28, 2011
A Los Angeles Department of Water and Power truck teetered on the edge of a steep hillside in the Angeles National Forest last weekend after part of a fire road gave way underneath it. La Cañada Flintridge resident Reg Green was out for a hike on Sunday when he spotted the truck about three quarters of a mile into the dirt path, which begins at a gate near the Angeles Crest Forest Fire Station roughly three miles above the city along Angeles Crest...
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | December 18, 2010
Though rainfall on Friday and Saturday has so far had little effect on Station fire burn areas at risk for debris flow, forecasts of continued downpours throughout the weekend have prompted officials to order parking restrictions in hillside neighborhoods north of Foothill Boulevard. Residents in Station fire burn areas have been ordered not to leave vehicles parked on the street or risk having them towed away by law enforcement. The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station issued the parking restrictions Saturday through a reverse 911 message to residents in burn areas and are now patrolling the hillsides to make sure vehicles have been moved, said Sgt. Debra Herman.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | July 7, 2010
The La Cañada Flintridge City Council on Tuesday approved changes to the LCF Shuttle route that would connect riders to the Montrose Shopping Park. The LCF Shuttle currently makes its westerly turnaround by traveling north on Ocean View Boulevard, east on Cross Street and south on Castle Road before returning to Foothill Boulevard, said Carl Alameda, a senior management analyst with the city. After receiving complaints from residents, staff began working with the city of Glendale Traffic and Transportation Division to explore alternative routes, Alameda said.
NEWS
By Seth Amitin | February 25, 2010
A stolen car that was used as a getaway vehicle for an armed burglary on Foothill Boulevard on Feb. 21 has been recovered and two suspects have been arrested, officials said. On Feb. 21, the Acura sedan was spotted as a getaway car during an armed burglary at a Del Taco in the 6200 block of Foothill Boulevard, police said. The car was spotted hours later on Marcus Avenue and Apperson Street in Tujunga with a man matching the description of the suspect from the burglary. ?During the burglary, the Del Taco employee behind the counter got the license plate of the car,?
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