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”
The City Council liked what it heard about the Climate Action Plan, giving a figurative thumbs up to the first draft of a long-range guide to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in La Cañada Flintridge. Continue reading “City Cheers First Draft of Climate Action Plan”
Just days before prom, and with graduation right on the horizon, five members of the La Cañada High School peer-counseling bridge class recruited their parents to take the stage and publicly imagine the worst. They put themselves through the brutal exercise in an effort to drive home a message to students about the dangers of drunk driving. Continue reading “Parents Offer Real-Life Lessons by Imagining the Worst”
The Tour de France is not for another two months, but La Cañada Flintridge recently received its own taste of cycling competition when the annual Amgen Tour of California passed through the city on Monday afternoon.
After beginning at the Rose Bowl, professional cycling teams pedaled al Continue reading “Amgen Tour of California Cycles Through LCF”
La Cañada High School is set to challenge the entire idea of success. That will be the goal this fall when a group of LCUSD representatives, including principals, teachers, students and parents, travel up to Stanford University to attend the 13th Challenge Success Conference. Continue reading “LCUSD Seeks Volunteers to ‘Challenge Success’”
The Foothill Municipal Water District reported that its customers used 29% less water overall last month than they did in April 2013, the benchmark year used by the state to determine water conservation tallies.
In La Cañada Flintridge, Valley Water Co. notched a 26% reduction, missing its state-mandated 34% mark. Mesa Crest Water District customers saved 30%, exceeding their goal of 25%. Continue reading “Water Conservation Efforts Continue”