Fatal Crash Among Top 2019 Stories


For better or for worse, numerous developments throughout 2019 have left or will leave a lasting impact on the community of San Marino.
These impacts may be somber — as with The Outlook’s choice for biggest story. They may complement San Marino tradition. They might have unresolved questions — some of the stories have yet to reach a conclusion.
For the last issue of 2019, The Outlook has compiled a list of events that appear most likely to affect the future of the small and proud suburb or remain in the memories of its residents. Continue reading “Fatal Crash Among Top 2019 Stories”

LCF Resident’s Nobel Win Is 2018’s Top Story

Another busy year has come and gone in La Cañada Flintridge. The city celebrated some prized achievements among its distinguished residents, and paved the way for historic urban construction with the demise of the 710 Freeway Corridor tunnel project, funding for sound walls along the 210 Freeway and the arrival of one of the nation’s largest retailers at the Town Center.
Local schools continued to excel on a national level, sports milestones were achieved and deputies at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station worked hard to keep the town safe and sound.
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School Board Controversy Is Top Story of 2018

Another year is near an end, and for San Marino that year included a multitude of surprises, welcome developments, disappointments and some intriguing mileposts for the city’s proud residents, enthusiastic educators and diligent workers.
In observance of the approaching new year, The Outlook has highlighted 18 of San Marino’s biggest stories of 2018.

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A Look Back at 2017’s Top Stories in LCF

It was a busy year in La Cañada Flintridge. Residents came together to mourn losses and celebrate victories, they made their voices heard at the polls and in public hearings, they made history in real estate and sports, and, at La Cañada High School, students were instructed to try to get a little more sleep.
Here are the 17 most important local stories of 2017:

1. LCF Loses Dave Spence
Dave Spence suffered a fatal heart attack at his home May 16. The devoted city councilman and six-time mayor was 80.
In March, he’d been re-elected for a seventh term as a member of the City Council, on which he’d served since 1992: “In my opinion, La Cañada Flintridge is one of the greatest cities in this state,” Spence said during his last campaign.

Photos by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK
Mayor Michael Davitt speaks at the funeral of longtime City Councilman Dave Spence in May at La Cañada Presbyterian Church.

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LCF Turns 40; Sees Gains, Losses in 2016

As it celebrated its 40th anniversary of cityhood, La Cañada Flintridge saw some significant eras end in 2016. Sporting goods retail giant Sport Chalet closed up shop after getting its start in LCF 57 years ago, and, with membership waning, the Crescenta-Cañada Rotary Club disbanded after 76 years.
Local schools continued to be a focal point: La Cañada Unified School District students retained their impressive academic statewide standing; play got under way on a new football field; the girls’ basketball team made history and an accord was reached over teacher salaries after tense negotiations.

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