For decades, La Cañada Flintridge resident John Musker has illustrated, directed, written or produced animated Disney films, leaving his imprint on works like “Moana,” “Aladdin” and “The Little Mermaid.” Continue reading “Musker Is the Very Picture of Animated Movie Success”
La Cañada Flintridge resident Brian Muirhead, the chief architect for NASA’s Mars Sample Return operation, has his eyes set on the Red Planet.
The Mars Sample Return, according to the NASA-JPL website, is a proposed mission to bring samples from the surface of Mars to Earth. The mission would use robotic systems and a Mars ascent rocket to collect and send samples of Martian rocks, soils and atmosphere to Earth for detailed chemical and physical analysis. Continue reading “LCF Scientist Takes Lead on Mars Mission”
The California State Historical Resources Commission recently approved Descanso Gardens to be designated on the National Register of Historic Places list. Continue reading “Descanso Gardens to Be Named on Historic Places Register”
Shirley Chung has lived in the Angeles Crest region of La Cañada Flintridge for more than 20 years and never had a problem obtaining homeowner insurance, until she was suddenly dropped from her plan last year amid the perceived fire risk in the area. Continue reading “Navigating Wildfire Risk Amid Insurance Uncertainty”
La Cañada Flintridge resident Donna Franklin was surprised when she sustained a heart attack last year, because she was not found to have cardiac health issues during two pre-surgical screenings. Continue reading “Heart Health Movement Is Aimed at Women”
The La Cañada Flintridge City Council voted to approve funding for 37 Flock Safety cameras — including 10 on Foothill Boulevard — with the source of the money to be identified during the midyear budget process next month. The cameras, which can read vehicles’ license plates, have been viewed recently as a possible public safety enhancement amid a spate of local residential burglaries. Continue reading “City OKs Purchase of Cameras That Read License Plates”
The La Cañada Flintridge City Council is slated to consider in the coming month a recommendation to locally ban short-term rentals and the advertising of such rentals. Continue reading “City Council Due to Consider Banning Short-Term Rentals”
Construction of a new traffic light near La Cañada High School that began this week is expected to take seven weeks to finish, officials said at a recent meeting of the local Joint Use Committee. Continue reading “Building of Traffic Signal Near LCHS Is Underway”
A Lunar New Year celebration at the La Cañada Flintridge Library had hundreds of people learning Chinese calligraphy, eating rice cakes and watching a dragon perform. Continue reading “Library Hosts Lunar New Year Festivities for Hundreds”
Actor Alfred Molina, a La Cañada Flintridge resident whose parade of screen roles includes memorable appearances in “Spider-Man 2” and “Boogie Nights,” never stops trying to find the authenticity in every character he portrays.
“There’s always a process for every character,” Molina said in a recent phone interview. “You want to present a story that’s believable and a story the audience engages with. So yes, it’s more than just learning the lines. … It’s also about not misrepresenting the character. Even if you’re the absolute villain or a heroic character, you have to be honest to the nature of the character … you’ve got to play it like it is. Every choice you make has to be based on truth in the character or in the text.” Continue reading “Veteran Actor Molina Gets Meaty Role — and Short Commute”