It’s still sinking in: President-elect Donald Trump.
Like the majority of Californians, La Cañada Flintridge residents voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton to be president of the United States in last week’s general election, casting 4,259 votes for Clinton and 2,855 for Donald Trump, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.
Patty Compeau said she hates being bored, but it’s hard to believe her.
When has this woman ever been bored?
Instead of heading to their respective practice arenas during sixth period to lift weights or execute drills, the majority of La Cañada High School’s 800 energetic student-athletes crammed into the bleachers last week in the Hotchkin Family Gymnasium for a workshop about becoming true dual threats — better athletes and people.
Jean Taylor, the La Cañada Flintridge Community Center’s beloved ceramics instructor, celebrated her 90th birthday Friday with more than 80 of her friends — many of whom have been her students for decades.
Fifty years ago, Taylor kickstarted the ceramics program that has become the center’s anchor. A native of Britain, she still teaches part-time, often using Uber to get to the facility from her home. For her birthday, the staff and board of directors at the community center pitched in to get her a gift certificate to the ride-sharing service.
“She is absolutely inspirational,” said Maureen Siegel Sprowles, a student of Taylor’s and a member of the community center’s board. “She knows everything and she can do everything; she’s just a bright light.”
She drew nearly 80 people to two parties last week at the center, where there was homemade food and champagne on a purple tablecloth, set up to match one of her favorite colors for her ceramic pieces.
“They’re being very, very kind to me,” said Taylor, who turned 90 on Nov. 10. “Very generous and, of course, a lot of these people I’ve known for many, many years. This is my second home.”
Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Capt. Bill Song told the City Council that a recent arrest by the Los Angeles Police Department netted a trio of burglary suspects who allegedly struck in La Cañada Flintridge.
A well-coiffed crowd will gather for a celebration of cityhood next week at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, reveling high on the hillside overlooking its city, which on Nov. 30 will turn 40 years old.
As the crowd continued to grow at his election night party at Pasadena’s Armenian Cultural Foundation, Anthony Portantino made the rounds, embracing supporters and posing for photos as the early results of his state Senate race were projected onto a screen.
The nearly half-century-old Sagebrush debate raged on at Crescenta Valley High School last week during the second and final public hearing about the most recent proposal for the school territory transfer from Glendale Unified to La Cañada Flintridge Unified.
The La Cañada Unified School District’s oversight committee met recently to make sure it is properly monitoring progress on both local and state goals to improve and maintain education excellence.