LCUSD Board Chooses Former Member to Fill Seat

Andrew Blumenfeld

After reversing its decision to keep the seat vacant, the governing board for the La Cañada Unified School District selected former board member Andrew Blumenfeld to join its ranks.
Blumenfeld, a Princeton University alumnus who served on the board from 2011-15, was chosen unanimously on July 8 and sworn in on Tuesday. In a written statement that was submitted with his application, he said he would not run for election in November, which means he will only hold the position for about four months.
“I believe the vacancy should be filled by someone who can hit the ground running and add immediate value during this consequential time, while not further adding to the plate of the superintendent with the task of onboarding a new member,” he said in the statement.
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Portantino, 2 Other LCF Residents Seek State Office

The June 7 primary is approaching in a hurry, and La Cañada Flintridge has a presence in a pair of intriguing state races.
Anthony Portantino is no stranger in town: He previously served as mayor here before he was elected to the state Assembly in 2005, succeeding LCF’s Carol Liu. Now he is in the thick of a six-candidate race for the 25th state Senate District seat that will be vacated by Liu, who will term out. Continue reading “Portantino, 2 Other LCF Residents Seek State Office”