The La Cañada Flintridge City Council has introduced an ordinance to require a permit and business license for sidewalk vendors, among other requirements, and also separately mulled the revenue implications of a program in which LCF can grant tax breaks to owners of historic properties to help them pay for upkeep. Continue reading “City Council Takes Steps to License Sidewalk Vendors”
La Cañada Flintridge once again has joined the ranks of the most expensive areas in the U.S., as measured by the median price for residential property sales in 2018.
The 91011 ZIP code placed 57th in an end-of-year ranking of the nation’s priciest locales, according to real estate database PropertyShark. Continue reading “LCF Ranks High for Pricey Real Estate”
Seniors can now find a listing of numerous services available to them in La Cañada Flintridge with a few taps on their computer keyboard or smartphone.
The Senior Resource Center database, which continues to evolve, has been posted to the city’s website at lcf.ca.gov/parks-rec/seniors with updates on services, said LCF Division Manager Arabo Parseghian. Continue reading “New City Database Gives Seniors Useful Information”
The potential removal of an approximately 65-foot coast live oak tree at a La Cañada Flintridge residence has led to discussion of the importance of such trees to the city’s identity and an appeal of a decision in the matter.
The city-protected tree located at 650 Georgian Road was slated to come down after the city’s planning department received a tree-removal permit application from property owner Alan Frank in early October. The permit was approved on Nov. 2. The city ruled that the protected tree is “so diseased or damaged that it is no longer viable or is a threat to cause damage to property or other protected trees.” Continue reading “Permit to Remove Protected Oak Prompts Appeals”
La Cañada Flintridge residents waiting for four proposed sound walls on the 210 Freeway will have to listen to noisy traffic awhile longer.
Design of the sound walls is set to begin in spring or summer 2019 and construction would take place 18 to 30 months later, Public Works Director Patrick DeChellis said in a recent phone interview. The reason for the holdup is because the proposed sound walls are a new program of California Senate Bill 1, which funds transportation projects. Continue reading “Sound Wall Project to Progress, but Not at Freeway Speed”
La Cañada Unified School District Superintendent Wendy Sinnette has expressed doubt that a petition to transfer the Sagebrush territory — located in La Cañada Flintridge’s western-most corner — into the school district will be granted, and said the long-running controversy surrounding the matter is likely to continue, even if the effort succeeds. Continue reading “School District Leader Foresees Further Sagebrush Turmoil”
It was a peaceful, even tranquil, scene far removed from wartime violence and suffering, as a single line of Girl Scouts carefully affixed ornaments bearing the names of La Cañada Flintridge veterans to a tree to commemorate the passage of 100 years since the end of World War I.
Nearly 90 people gave their full attention to the Armistice Day/Veterans Day ceremony at the Lanterman House on Sunday afternoon, including Jane Dutfield, who said her grandfather was a veteran of World War I and her father was a veteran of World War II. Continue reading “Armistice Day at Lanterman a Time for Reverence, Learning”
A group of La Cañada Unified School District parents is pressing to show the potential impact of the Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project to county, city and school officials, with emphasis on its concerns about pollution and health hazards that could be posed by trucks making hundreds of trips each day. Continue reading “Parents Push Forward With ‘Big Dig’ Health Concerns”
He may be engaged in the hunt for cold, hard facts about the universe in his expansive work for Jet Propulsion Laboratory, but Dave Gallagher is also a seeker of spirituality.
Gallagher, associate director for strategic integration overseeing strategy, technology and formulation at the NASA facility, shared his search for a greater good at the YMCA of the Foothills’ annual prayer breakfast, where food, faith and positive outreach are served up simultaneously. Continue reading “Faith Comes Easily to Explorer of Heavens”
Maggie Cripps, in her first year as an official Cub Scout, did a bit of trailblazing recently when she was awarded a couple of belt loops — steps toward earning a Wolf patch — by her Scout pack based in La Cañada Flintridge.
To celebrate her completion of the Call of the Wild and Running With the Pack adventures, Maggie, 7, was called upon during the pack meeting at Palm Crest Elementary School. Continue reading “Girl Cub Scouts Show They’re Up for Adventures”