Devil’s Gate Sediment Removal Meetings Scheduled

The L.A. County Public Works department will update the public on its plans for a more sustainable Devil’s Gate Reservoir Sediment Removal and Management Project in a pair of informational meetings.
The first will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30, at the Ramona Hall Community Center (4580 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles).
The second will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens (570 West Ave. 26, Los Angeles).
Public Works officials will share current information on the sediment removal plans at the reservoir and provide an update on the ongoing Arroyo Seco Ecosystem Restoration Study.
For more information, visit Community members can also emaildevilsgateproject@dpw.lac

Spring Home Tour Benefits LCHS

Photo courtesy Jennifer Fox
Committee members of the La Cañada Spring Home Tour, who are gearing up for the April 27 fundraiser, include (front row, from left) Sharon Grey, Karyn Perez, Cathy Steward, Leanne Forshager, Gillan Frame, Suzanne Jensen, Maral Chatoyan, Mindy DiPaolo, Apala Parikh, Tamar Tujian and Lisa Dick. Back: Jill Chapman, Jennifer Ferry, Sue Auther, Frances Delgatty, Lee Chumo, Christine Chant, Laura Buchanan, Pam Heiberg and Jill Weinlein. Not pictured: Jennifer Fox, Jennifer Jewell, Heather Scherbert, Donna Burdick, Laila Stroben, Stephanie Wiley, Lori Beagle, Hayley Dziak, Betsy Asher Hall, Nicole York Bogen, Heather Ehrhart, Christina Conwell and Stuart McKinney.

The La Cañada Flintridge community has an opportunity to tour a variety of beautifully appointed homes during the upcoming La Cañada Spring Home Tour on Friday, April 27. Tours of four homes are from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Attendees can shop at the all-day Marketplace in the gardens of a fifth home. Food trucks will be at this home during the lunch hours. Afternoon tours resume from 3:30-6 p.m. In the evening, a sixth home opens for a festive outdoor reception featuring live music, food and drinks from 6-8 p.m. This annual fundraiser benefits programs for La Cañada High School grades 7-12.
To pre-purchase tour tickets or business and family sponsorships, go to

LCUSD’s Mathematics Battle Rages On

La Cañada Unified School District 4th- through 6th-grade students are diligently preparing for the fifth annual Mathzilla competition from 4:45-7:30 p.m on Thursday, May 3, at Palm Crest Elementary School.
About 200 students will vie for medals in the individual competition, which consists of a speed round and a problem-solving test.
After the individual competition, teams from each of the district’s three elementary schools will compete in the always exciting team relay competition. Palm Crest Elementary hopes to defend its title and the coveted Mathzilla team trophy on its home turf.
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Local Jump Rope Team Competes at Regional Tournament

 Foothill Force Jump Rope Team

The La Cañada Flintridge-based Foothill Force Jump Rope Team recently sent 12 jumpers to the USA Jump Rope Region 8 Tournament in Tucson, Arizona. The team competed in seven speed events and three freestyle events, such as 30-second speed, 3-minute speed, double-Dutch speed relay, single rope freestyle, pairs freestyle and double-Dutch freestyle. There were several teams competing from California and Arizona with a total of 91 jumpers. This tournament was a qualifier for the USA Jump Rope National Championship to be held in Wisconsin at the end of June.
The Foothill Force Jump Rope Team is a co-ed competition and performance team comprised of athletes across the San Gabriel Valley. Foothill Force promotes health and fitness through the growing sport of jump rope. Their website is

LCHS Announces Franey as Girls’ Basketball Coach

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Jordan Franey

La Cañada High School has officially found the coach to take over its varsity girls’ basketball program after the La Cañada Unified School District approved the hiring of Jordan Franey on Tuesday.
Franey succeeds Sarah Beattie, who resigned as varsity girls’ basketball coach last month after three successful seasons.
Dean of Athletics Kristina Kalb said Franey’s knowledge of the school and community gave her an edge over the other candidates.
“It amazes me what people don’t know going into an interview,” Kalb said. “She was smart and had seen us in tournaments. She knew who we were and what makes us special and different. That’s important because not all schools are the same. What she shared with us matches our own vision of where we see the program going.”
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Chocolate Race to Benefit CHLA on May 6

Photo courtesy Soo Kim Choi
Members of the Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital include (front row, from left) Savonia Angelica, Karen Hopper, Adrienne Clune, Sharon Grey, Soo Kim Choi, Debbie Post, Melinda Gillman, Sue Berta, Teresa Salvo and Patty Dwyer. Back: Lisa Dick, Mary Anne De Briyn, Donna Nickoloff, Maureen Railsback, Yvonne Slaught, Kimberly Kessler, Jennifer Hull, Nancy Hong, Sandy Ahn, Patti Kriste, Delia Cotter and Randy Stanislawski.

The Great Chocolate Race, which will take place on Sunday, May 6, at Memorial Park in La Cañada Flintridge, is just weeks away. The 2.5k/5k walk/run begins at 9 a.m.
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St. George’s Preschool Hosts ‘Dragon Faire’ April 28

Photo courtesy St. George’s Preschool

St. George’s Preschool will present its fun-filled, annual Dragon Faire on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Faire will include pony rides, dragon snacks, game booths and prizes, a 50/50 Raffle as well as an inflatable maze. Bacari GDL will be serving up some delicious food.
Proceeds from this event benefit the preschool by supporting programs such as music, sports and the library as well as providing supplies for the classroom and new equipment for the outdoor yards. This community event is fun for the whole family.
St. George’s preschool is located at 808 Foothill Blvd.

Elizabeth House Gala is April 28

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Bill and Noli Caswell, Susan and Bruce Dodge, and Kristen and Dave Mickelson were among those who enjoyed a previous Elizabeth House Gala. This year’s event is being held on Saturday, April 28

Elizabeth House, based in Pasadena, is hosting its annual gala on Saturday evening, April 28, at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. The reception and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m.; the dinner and program are at 7 p.m.
Dr. Lisa Masterson of “The Doctors” television show will be the honoree at this 15th annual gala.
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YMCA Hosts Drug Drop-Off on April 28

Anyone wishing to safely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription pills, ointments or drops can do so from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at any of the following locations: Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA (1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge); Verdugo Hills Family YMCA (6840 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga); or Crescenta Valley Family YMCA (3931 Lowell Ave., La Crescenta).
The event is being held in partnership with the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Department, the Glendale Police Department, the L.A. Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
For more information, visit or email