Liberty Utilities Takes Over LCF’s Mesa-Crest Water Co.

Liberty Utilities Park Water Corp. has bought La Cañada Flintridge-based Mesa-Crest Water Co., which serves about 500 connections, or approximately 700 residents, in LCF.
The purchase price was $2,984,000, and the new owner plans to spend $2.5 million in capital investment over five years, said Frank Heldman, Liberty director of operations, in an email. Continue reading “Liberty Utilities Takes Over LCF’s Mesa-Crest Water Co.”

‘Angst’ Documentary, Panel Discussion at LCHS Tackle Anxiety

Jim Cartnal, Melissa Johnson, Paul Royer and Rachel Zooi discuss anxiety as part of a small panel discussion
Photo by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK
Jim Cartnal, Melissa Johnson, Paul Royer and Rachel Zooi discuss anxiety as part of a small panel discussion after a recent screening of the film “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety” at the La Cañada High School auditorium.

La Cañada High School senior Ashlyn Oh owns a laptop computer — but not a smartphone. Even so, she said, she experiences stress and escapism through technology just like other teenagers do.
Oh, who plans to double major in psychology and neuroscience at Williams College, is specifically interested in seeing how technology affects one’s mind and how that correlates with a rise in depression and anxiety. Continue reading “‘Angst’ Documentary, Panel Discussion at LCHS Tackle Anxiety”

Meeting to Discuss Sagebrush Transfer on June 5 Canceled; No New Date Set

La Cañada Unified School District Superintendent Wendy Sinnette said it is unclear when a meeting might take place between school district officials and the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization to discuss the possible transfer of the Sagebrush territory into the LCUSD. A scheduled June 5 meeting has been canceled. Continue reading “Meeting to Discuss Sagebrush Transfer on June 5 Canceled; No New Date Set”

City Parades Its Fiesta Days Spirit, Never Mind the Rain

Participants enjoy the feeling of riding in the 46th annual Fiesta Days parade route.
Photos by Mary Emily Myers / OUTLOOK
Participants enjoy the feeling of riding in the 46th annual Fiesta Days parade route.

The 46th annual Fiesta Days made history last weekend as rain struck the slice-of-Americana celebration — for the first time in about two decades — during a music and fireworks show but skipped the traditional memorial service and parade. Continue reading “City Parades Its Fiesta Days Spirit, Never Mind the Rain”

LCF Resident Helps Pilot Disneyland’s New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Photo courtesy Walt Disney Co.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set to open this Friday at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. Walt Disney Imagineering Portfolio Creative Executive Scott Trowbridge, a La Cañada Flintridge resident, oversaw its development.

Walt Disney Imagineering Portfolio Creative Executive Scott Trowbridge, a La Cañada Flintridge resident who has guided the development of the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge experience, just wants to tell stories.
Taking its theme, of course, from the media franchise, the attraction at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim covers 14 acres and is set to open to the public this Friday, May 31. The version at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, is scheduled to open in late August. Continue reading “LCF Resident Helps Pilot Disneyland’s New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge”

Local Sheriff’s Station Gets New Captain, Interim Leader to Retire

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has named an officer at its East Los Angeles station to take over as captain at the Crescenta Valley station, whose deputies serve La Cañada Flintridge.
Todd Deeds will start his new duties on Sunday, said Lt. Mark Slater, interim captain at Crescenta Valley. Slater held the post after the previous captain, Chris Blasnek, received a promotion several months ago and moved to an office in downtown Los Angeles. Continue reading “Local Sheriff’s Station Gets New Captain, Interim Leader to Retire”

Sediment Removal Begins at Devil’s Gate Dam

Devil’s Gate Dam
Photo courtesy Los Angeles County Public Works
The process of removing about 1.7 million cubic yards of sediment from behind Devil’s Gate Dam at Hahamongna Watershed Park got underway Tuesday.

Removal of sediment in connection with the controversial Devil’s Gate Dam project began on Tuesday after a delay of about two weeks because of rainy weather and other concerns.
The project is expected to include as many as 425 daily round trips, by approximately 95 diesel trucks, through the intersection at Berkshire Place and Oak Grove Drive and onto the 210 Freeway — all part of a Los Angeles County effort to take away 1.7 million cubic yards of sediment from behind the dam at Hahamongna Watershed Park. Continue reading “Sediment Removal Begins at Devil’s Gate Dam”