LCF Sister Cities to Celebrate 5th Anniversary

Photo courtesy LCF Sister Cities
LCF Sister Cities Board and Leadership Team, pictured at the organization’s early 2020 annual meeting, included (front row, from left) Sheri Morton, Katherine Loevinger, Vicki Schwartz, Gina Ricci, Pam Knapp, Diane Moldafsky, Stephanie Kambe and Ellen Portantino. Back: Gabriela Mendham, Grace Wang, Don Voss, Mary Serles, Melissa Mazin and Elysa Del Guercio.

The La Cañada Flintridge Sister Cities Association will celebrate its fifth anniversary this year, holding true to its mission to foster understanding among the citizens of our community and other cultures of the world. The organization will showcase its many achievements at its annual meeting on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. and invites the community to participate by becoming a member and by participating in the virtual gathering. The annual meeting is open to the public at no charge, but advance registration is required.
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Exchange Students Get a Sister City Welcome in LCF

Photo by Mirjam Swanson
City Councilman Jonathan Curtis, Mayor Pro Tem Terry Walker, Daniel Fernández Multigner, Jack Applebaum, Mayor Michael Davitt, Catherine Condit, Eva Perez Prieto and City Councilman Len Pieroni display proclamations and artwork associated with La Cañada Flintridge’s first Sister City agreement with Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain.

City Council members greeted exchange students brought to La Cañada Flintridge from its first sister city, Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain, at the council meeting Wednesday, July 5.
“Hopefully, you’re going to enjoy your time here. I know there are all sorts of activities planned,” LCF Mayor Michael Davitt told the first participants of a new La Cañada Flintridge Sister Cities Association. Continue reading “Exchange Students Get a Sister City Welcome in LCF”

Barbershop Owner Named Grand Marshal for Fiesta Days

Whenever he rides out of town, Frank Ruiz will be doing it in style.
After opening Paco’s Barber Shop in La Cañada Flintridge 57 years ago, Ruiz is trying to sell the establishment to another barber. As a thank-you — and perhaps a parting gift — for all he’s meant to the community, the good-natured, 83-year-old Air Force veteran has been named grand marshal of the 43rd Fiesta Days Parade, said Pat Anderson, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading “Barbershop Owner Named Grand Marshal for Fiesta Days”