How can anyone be opposed to a school bond? Well, a hundred million here and a hundred million in interest can add up to real money. Check our website for some background information on these bonds: bit.ly/NoLCUSDBond.
Most voters didn’t know about this school bond proposal until they got their sample ballots and saw signs around town. But this is a major proposal: $149 million in bonds, with a cost of $268.2 million to pay them back with interest. This money will be owed by every property owner in La Cañada and will appear on property tax bills for 30 years. Bonds are not free money. Continue reading “Measure LCF: What You Should Consider – Vote NO”
The La Salle High School varsity football team’s overall record is back at .500 after defeating host John Muir High, 21-20, in a nonleague nail-biter last Friday.
Riding high off of stellar performances from freshman quarterback C.J. Montes, La Salle’s offense was firing on all cylinders. The young standout threw three touchdowns and finished just shy of 200 yards passing to help the Lancers improve to 2-2 on the season.
“[Montes] is special,” said LSHS head coach Russell Gordon. “He’s smart [and] he’s a great student. I believe everything starts in the classroom, and then it comes out to the field. He represents our school very, very proudly.” Continue reading “La Salle Hangs On to Defeat Muir, 21-20”
During the second half, the St. Francis High School student section loudly sang “Sweet Caroline,” A fitting song because Golden Knights football never seemed so good as the varsity team cruised to a 48-21 victory over visiting Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach last week.
In the first half, new quarterback Darius Perrantes, a junior transfer from Encino Crespi, initially started off slow but everything started to click after his first touchdown. Near the end of the first quarter, senior Greg Dulcich broke away from the Mira Costa corner, and Perrantes completed a 38-yard touchdown pass, and there was no looking back for the St. Francis offense.
The Mustangs (0-1 overall) quickly responded with a touchdown pass of their own, and it seemed as if both teams were evenly matched.
On the ensuing drive, Perrantes completed another touchdown pass to Dulcich and later connected with Isaac Cordova for a 64-yard touchdown.
The Mustangs didn’t give up and kept the game within reach after a touchdown midway through the second quarter, cutting St. Francis lead to 21-14 at the half. Continue reading “Perrantes Leads St. Francis to Victory in Season Opener”
In 1969, I moved to La Cañada Flintridge with my wife and three children looking for great schools, a great church and a safe place to raise a family — the same reasons most of the new younger residents are currently moving to La Cañada Flintridge. Continue reading “Guest Column: Dave Spence”
One of the main reasons my wife and I moved to this city was because of the great school district and the strong sense of community. As the father of three children who will soon be entering our public school system; I am acutely aware of how important our schools and the families who attend our schools are to our community. Continue reading “Guest Column: Keith Eich”
I am honored to currently serve as mayor of La Cañada Flintridge after first being elected to the La Cañada Flintridge City Council in 2013 and after having served on the City’s Planning Commission for five years. Continue reading “Guest Column: Jonathan Curtis”
San Marino resident Ron Havner has been elected to Huntington Hospital’s board of directors, it was announced this week.
Havner serves as chairman and CEO of Public Storage, the largest self-storage company in the world. He joined Public Storage in 1986 and has held a variety of senior management positions until his appointment as CEO in 2002.
He is also a director of PS Business Parks Inc., AvalonBay Communities Inc. and California Resources Corporation. In addition, Havner is the former chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.
He and his wife LeeAnn, who have three grown children, have worked closely with Huntington Hospital through the years, including supporting the expansion of the Emergency and Trauma Center and participation in the Fall Food and Wine Festival.
“The challenges facing healthcare and nonprofit hospitals require strong, dynamic leadership,” said Stephen A. Ralph, Huntington Hospital’s president and CEO. “Ron … will bring great expertise to the Huntington Hospital board, as we continue to provide high quality, compassionate care to our community.”