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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | May 22, 2013
The La Cañada Flintridge City Council named Jeffrey Scott McConnell as a new member of the city's planning commission on Monday night. McConnell, a resident of the city for four years, will fill an empty seat on the commission that was vacated when former commissioner Jonathan Curtis was elected to the City Council in March. On a three to two vote, McConnell narrowly edged out Joshua Cohen, another applicant. Mayor Laura Olhasso and Councilmen Michael Davitt and Dave Spence voted for McConnell.
NEWS
June 21, 2007
After conducting interviews with each candidate, the City Council on Monday evening appointed all three teens who applied for three open seats on the five-member La Cañada Flintridge Youth Council. Two of the new Youth Council members, Kandice Jung and Jeff Tobias , are students at Flintridge Preparatory School; the third, Robert Moldafsky , attends La Cañada High School. All three are incoming sophomores. Two regular two-year terms and a vacated, one-year term needed to be filled.
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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.
NEWS
January 21, 2005
Youth Council News by Melissa Richmond The La Cañada Flintridge Youth Council is currently planning several activities for youth in the community. A Teen Work Opportunity Resources & Community Ser-vice Faire will be held on Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. This Teen W.O.R.C.S. Faire is being hosted by the Crescenta Cañada YMCA, the Roger Barkley Community Center and the La Cañada Flintridge Youth Council and will be held at the Roger Barkley Community Center located at 4469 Chevy Chase Dr. in La Cañada.
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By Ruth Longoria | December 13, 2007
If you?re looking for a way to help support U.S. troops serving in Iraq or elsewhere overseas, the city of La Cañada Flintridge Youth Council is soliciting donations of cash and supplies to send as part of 50,000 care packages being sent this month to soldiers and other military personnel deployed overseas, in coordination with the California National Guard?s Operation Gratitude. The La Cañada group became involved in the activity a few weeks ago as a way to help the local community, said Kandice Jung, 15, a student at Flintridge Preparatory School and member of the Youth Council.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | July 3, 2013
Smoking in La Cañada Flintridge could soon become more restrictive in public places after officials showed strong support this week for an ordinance to curb second-hand smoke. The City Council considered the proposal by the city's Youth Council on Monday night, which would ban smoking at or within 20 feet of outdoor dining areas, city-owned property, shopping centers and public events. Smoking is already restricted in most enclosed public places, including places of employment, on trails and near playgrounds and government buildings.
NEWS
March 13, 2014
The city of La Cañada Flintridge is inviting interested residents to apply for several City Commission and Committee seats becoming available effective June 1. The deadline for submission is Monday at 5 p.m. Currently, three seats apiece will be vacant on the following panels: The Planning Commission; Design Commission; Investment & Financing Advisory Committee; Parks & Recreation Commission; Public Safety Commission; and Public Works & Traffic Commission....
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By Ruth Longoria | June 18, 2009
At the end of a four-hour-long City Council meeting Monday night, the council moved forward with voting and appointments to fill three Youth Council vacancies and one seat on the Investment and Financing Advisory Committee. From a list of three well-qualified applicants, the council selected longtime La Cañadan Gene Stein, 63, to the Investment and Financing Committee. Stein and his wife, Mindy moved to La Cañada from the west side of Los Angeles in 1983. He was born in Chicago, but grew up in La Cañada.
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By Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com | March 19, 2014
The city of La Cañada Flintridge is extending its application deadline for residents interested in filling several open City Commission and Committee seats to April 7. Three seats apiece will be vacant on the following panels effective June 1: The Planning Commission; Design Commission; Investment & Financing Advisory Committee; Parks & Recreation Commission; Public Safety Commission; and Public Works & Traffic Commission. The city is also seeking applicants for four seats on its Youth Council, open to residents ages 14 to 19 at time of service.
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By Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com | March 19, 2014
The city of La Cañada Flintridge is extending its application deadline for residents interested in filling several open City Commission and Committee seats to April 7. Three seats apiece will be vacant on the following panels effective June 1: The Planning Commission; Design Commission; Investment & Financing Advisory Committee; Parks & Recreation Commission; Public Safety Commission; and Public Works & Traffic Commission. The city is also seeking applicants for four seats on its Youth Council, open to residents ages 14 to 19 at time of service.
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March 13, 2014
The city of La Cañada Flintridge is inviting interested residents to apply for several City Commission and Committee seats becoming available effective June 1. The deadline for submission is Monday at 5 p.m. Currently, three seats apiece will be vacant on the following panels: The Planning Commission; Design Commission; Investment & Financing Advisory Committee; Parks & Recreation Commission; Public Safety Commission; and Public Works & Traffic Commission....
NEWS
October 24, 2013
After two years working for the city of La Cañada Flintridge, Christopher Castruita has taken a role in South Pasadena. Tuesday was Castruita's last day as a management intern. He is now a management aide for the city of South Pasadena. Castruita, 30, said his experience in La Cañada prepared him well for his new role. He worked with the city's Youth Council on a number of issues, most recently on the revised smoking ordinance. The measure, which further limits smoking in public areas, was passed by the City Council.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | August 9, 2013
Smokers soon won't be able to light up in or near parks, restaurants patios and other public places in La Cañada Flintridge. The City Council approved an ordinance on Monday night that bans smoking at or within 20 feet of city-owned property, outdoor dining areas, shopping centers and public events. The law also prohibits smoking on recreational trails. The law is scheduled to go into effect in September. The city's Youth Council proposed the smoking ban to the council in July, which is intended to reduce second-hand smoke in La Cañada.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | July 3, 2013
Smoking in La Cañada Flintridge could soon become more restrictive in public places after officials showed strong support this week for an ordinance to curb second-hand smoke. The City Council considered the proposal by the city's Youth Council on Monday night, which would ban smoking at or within 20 feet of outdoor dining areas, city-owned property, shopping centers and public events. Smoking is already restricted in most enclosed public places, including places of employment, on trails and near playgrounds and government buildings.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | May 22, 2013
The La Cañada Flintridge City Council named Jeffrey Scott McConnell as a new member of the city's planning commission on Monday night. McConnell, a resident of the city for four years, will fill an empty seat on the commission that was vacated when former commissioner Jonathan Curtis was elected to the City Council in March. On a three to two vote, McConnell narrowly edged out Joshua Cohen, another applicant. Mayor Laura Olhasso and Councilmen Michael Davitt and Dave Spence voted for McConnell.
NEWS
By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | May 16, 2012
Showing a strong volunteer spirit, 23 La Cañada Flintridge residents have applied for just a handful of openings on the city's seven advisory bodies. Some candidates, such as Kiwanis Club La Cañadan of the Year Terry Walker or schools booster and Chamber of Commerce volunteer Charlie Kamar, jump at the opportunity to take public service to a higher level. Others - including WorleyParsons engineer Leonard Pieroni and Glendale Water & Power civil engineer Patrick Hayes - want to put professional expertise to broader public use. “I think these folks genuinely have an altruistic feeling about their community.
NEWS
By Megan O’Neil | May 20, 2010
The City Council on Monday filled 18 seats on four city commissions and one committee. The city twice extended the application deadline due to a lack of applicants for positions on the Design, Parks and Recreation, Planning and Public Works and Traffic commissions and the Investment and Financing Advisory Committee. The city eventually received 29 applicants for 18 seats, said City Clerk Sylvia Baca. ?We are appreciative of those who take the time to apply,? Mayor Donald Voss said.
NEWS
By Carol Cormaci | April 1, 2010
What’s keeping you occupied on weeknights? Relaxing at the end of a long day may be just the ticket for you, but maybe you’re someone who wouldn’t mind spending one or two nights a month at City Hall. And you’d be welcomed with open arms. Apparently the notice for scheduled vacancies on the various commissions has been overlooked — or worse, ignored — by most La Cañada residents. At Monday night’s City Council meeting they extended the deadline for applications to April 16 and asked us to give our readers a nudge toward applying to take on one of these civic assignments.
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By Ruth Longoria | September 3, 2009
Concern for others and a caring heart are a few of the notable characteristics of this week’s La Cañada Valley Sun All-Star Lydia Kay, 18, a 2009 graduate of Flintridge Preparatory School. Kay has lived in La Cañada since she was 5 years old. Prior to that, she lived with her parents in Montrose, and she was born in Manhattan Beach. She attended St. George’s Pre School and then the Learning Castle in La Cañada through the sixth-grade, followed by Flintridge Preparatory School from seventh-grade on. She is the daughter of Terry and Jeanie Kay, and has a 16-year-old sister, Charlotte, who is a junior at Flintridge Prep.
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