Flintridge Bookstore Building Sells for $4.9M

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Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse is expected to move to a new location on Foothill Boulevard in 2020, and the building will become the site of mortgage banking company HouseAmerica.

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, an iconic presence on Foothill Boulevard, will move to a new location in February after its current home was sold recently for $4.9 million, according to Peter Wannier, who owns the business with his wife, Lenora. Continue reading “Flintridge Bookstore Building Sells for $4.9M”

Swift Response Quells Brush Fire Near LCF Country Club

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Firefighters attacked a half-acre blaze behind the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club near Godbey Drive. Authorities received multiple 911 calls from residents regardinig the Nov. 14 fire.

The U.S. Forest Service is investigating the cause of a half-acre fire behind the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club that authorities said directly threatened one home and could have spread to 30-40 homes in the nearby area, prompting a second-alarm response. Continue reading “Swift Response Quells Brush Fire Near LCF Country Club”

Mayor’s Hike Removes Barriers Between Officials, Residents

Public Works Department senior management analyst Paddy Taber and LCF Mayor Leonard Pieroni lead a group of hikers at the fourth annual Mayor’s Hike on Saturday.
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Public Works Department senior management analyst Paddy Taber and LCF Mayor Leonard Pieroni lead a group of hikers at the fourth annual Mayor’s Hike on Saturday.

One of the main attractions of the annual La Cañada Flintridge Mayor’s Hike is the chance to connect with city officials in a low-key, relaxed trail environment rather than a formal, perhaps even tense sit-down meeting. Continue reading “Mayor’s Hike Removes Barriers Between Officials, Residents”

Next Testing of Big Dig Trucks Will Be in 2020

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Sediment removal from the controversial Devil’s Gate Dam project, begun on May 21, concluded on Nov. 15. Haul trucks will start again in the Spring.

Testing of emissions from haul trucks in the controversial Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project, also known as the Big Dig, will not happen this year.
City Councilman Greg Brown announced the news at a Joint Use Committee meeting last week that included members of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board as well as the council. Brown said the contractor had refused to take part in the tests but Los Angeles County officials were optimistic they could get the issue resolved. Continue reading “Next Testing of Big Dig Trucks Will Be in 2020”

Youngster’s Drive to Fund Library Speaks Volumes

Sofia Flores-Sirolli, 11, has made steady progress in her attempt to raise funds toward the construction of a library in Nicaragua.
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Sofia Flores-Sirolli, 11, has made steady progress in her attempt to raise funds toward the construction of a library in Nicaragua.

La Cañada High School 7th-grader Sofia Flores-Sirolli’s dream is to build a library in Nicaragua, and she’s approximately 75% of the way to raising the funds to achieve her goal. Continue reading “Youngster’s Drive to Fund Library Speaks Volumes”