La Cañada High School graduate Dieuwertje “D.J.” Kast has won a lot of awards, but the latest — from the Rossier School of Education at USC — is one she and her family won’t forget. Continue reading “LCHS Alumna, Now at USC, Adds to Trove of Awards”
A prominent city official is part of a group spurring a new plan to build a senior housing complex at a Foothill Boulevard site where a previous outfit hoped to construct housing for older people before the effort fizzled. Continue reading “Councilman Hopes to Build Senior Housing on Foothill Boulevard”
Paving the way for a parcel tax proposal to be placed on the March ballot is among La Cañada Unified School District Superintendent Wendy Sinnette’s top goals for 2019-20, the administrator said Tuesday at a meeting of the schools’ Governing Board. Continue reading “Preparing for Parcel Tax Campaign Among Superintendent’s Top Goals”
Parking bumpers recently installed near Paradise Canyon Elementary School have a group of homeowners upset with the La Cañada Flintridge Public Works Department. At a Joint Use Committee meeting last week, some residents complained about the 36 parking bumpers installed in mid-September in the center median of Gould Avenue at Knight Way.
“Where I live, an emergency vehicle would have a great deal of difficulty getting to us,” said resident Don Manning, who said he lives in the 5000 block of Gould, a private drive that has four homes located on the north side of the school. “I’m very aware we’re making it safer for the kids, but I’ve gone out there and watched kids jaywalk across the street and parents trying to call their kids and that has not changed with this — it’s worse. It’s a just a matter of having a lot more cars [backing up on Gould] than there were before. Safety hasn’t improved and it has made our life very difficult.” Continue reading “Homeowners Upset Over Bumpers Installed in Center Median”
Homegrown in La Cañada Flintridge, Emilie Risha bloomed before elated locals this week as she was named to the Tournament of Roses 2020 Royal Court, earning distinction as one of seven young women who will serve as ambassadors of the storied organization.
A senior at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Risha credited growing up in LCF as an important step in her journey to being chosen for the Rose Court honor.
The 17-year-old LCF resident went to the local public elementary and middle school before attending FSHA as a high schooler.
“I think being in La Cañada and the Sacred Heart community has really helped uplift me, and the faculty members are so devoted to students at both schools — in La Cañada and Sacred Heart — that I just feel so supported and loved and raised up in my respective communities,” Risha said. Continue reading “FSHA Teen Wins Coveted Place on Rose Court”
The La Cañada Flintridge City Council has adopted a resolution establishing emergency authority to correct street drainage on Foothill Boulevard between El Camino Corto and Cypress Drive because of possible flooding from future rainstorms. Continue reading “Wary of Storm Runoff, City Moves to Fix Foothill Blvd.”
After nearly two hours of discussion on Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization voted 6-3 to transfer the Sagebrush area from the Glendale Unified School District to the La Cañada Unified School District. Continue reading “County Panel Approves Sagebrush Transfer, Public Vote Could Follow”
La Cañada Flintridge resident and “Chernobyl” creator Craig Mazin struck Emmy gold last weekend, picking up two trophies for the HBO drama that altogether collected 10 of the statuettes, including seven Creative Arts Emmys the show received the previous weekend. Continue reading “LCF’s Mazin Wins Emmy Acclaim for ‘Chernobyl’”
The Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization’s staff is recommending the denial of a proposal to transfer the Sagebrush area into the La Cañada Unified School District. Continue reading “County Staff Opposes Sagebrush Transfer as Committee Meeting Looms”
A Los Angeles County official said this week that haul trucks used for the Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project would restart on Monday and would be able to use two wheel washers to address dust issues that shut down the diesel vehicles for about three weeks. Continue reading “Big Dig Trucks Due to Restart Monday”