A bear spotted on the streets of La Cañada Flintridge wound up in a tree on Jarvis Avenue for several hours Wednesday, and was still there as of press time.
At 4:30 p.m., the official Twitter account of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife reported: “[Helicopters] left and she almost came down. [Helicopters] came back and bear settled down. Still in the tree. Long night ahead.” Continue reading “Bear in Tree Captures Local Attention”
It was a pizza party for the ages last week at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge.
Wendy Hobson starred as friends and fellow bridge players gathered around on June 2 to celebrate her 100th birthday. Continue reading “100th Birthday Celebrated With Pizza Party”
After more than 90 hours at the negotiating table, representatives from the La Cañada Unified School District and the La Cañada Teachers Association reached an agreement last week that will boost the pay of the district’s teachers. Continue reading “Teachers, District Reach Accord on Salary Levels”
For an hour and a half Monday, La Cañada Flintridge took a break from its annual four-day-long fiesta to mark the most solemn of holidays with song and speech in tribute to American service members lost in the nation’s wars. Continue reading “Festivities and Solemnity at LCF’s Fiesta Days”
When my three daughters were young, we occasionally reviewed the “Family Fire Escape Plan.” The girls each had easy-to-open windows in their bedrooms, which were on the ground floor. The simple plan consisted of “Open your window, jump out and we’ll meet on the backyard grass.” Earthquakes were similar: Gather on the stairs under the steel beam (the one the engineer/architect said was “strong enough to hold up a parking structure”). Continue reading “Helping Children Cope With Disaster, Part 1”
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”
They’re still talking.
“Still working on the numbers,” as La Cañada Teachers Association President Mandy Redfern put it in an email Wednesday.
Representatives of the LCTA and the La Cañada Unified School District continued to negotiate teacher pay this week. The two sides met on Monday and Tuesday, according to LCUSD Superintendent Wendy Sinnette.
Last week, she said they engaged in a bargaining session that lasted until after 2 a.m. on May 18. Continue reading “Talks on Teachers’ Pay Continue”
California’s drought is not over, but because it’s considered less severe than it was a year ago, the State Water Resources Control Board was compelled last week to adopt a different approach to encourage water conservation among the state’s residents. Continue reading “LCF Urged Not to Get Complacent on Water Use”
When the group of strangers came barging in this week, cameras in tow, the classes they interrupted were in the midst of starting work on a math packet, passionately reciting Shakespeare, studying spelling words.
None of the teachers, who had to take a timeout mid-lesson, was expecting the visit.
“He had no idea we were coming,” La Cañada High School Principal Ian McFeat promised Andy DiConti’s students, “right?”
“Haven’t a clue,” agreed the LCHS 7/8 visual arts teacher, adding, in jest, “in general.” Continue reading “Seniors Give Tribute to Inspiring Teachers”
Talks between representatives for the La Cañada Unified School District and the La Cañada Teachers Association continued in earnest this week as representatives wrangle over teacher compensation. Continue reading “Negotiations Continue Over Teachers’ Pay”