LCHS Alumna, Now at USC, Adds to Trove of Awards

Dieuwertje “D.J.” Kast (right) receives the USC Rossier Second Century Alumni Award from Karen Symms Gallagher, dean of the university’s Rossier School of Education.
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Dieuwertje “D.J.” Kast (right) receives the USC Rossier Second Century Alumni Award from Karen Symms Gallagher, dean of the university’s Rossier School of Education.

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”

Councilman Hopes to Build Senior Housing on Foothill Boulevard

A new senior housing complex is scheduled to be proposed at 600 Foothill Blvd., currently the site of First Church of Christ, Scientist that will vacate the location.
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A new senior housing complex is scheduled to be proposed at 600 Foothill Blvd., currently the site of First Church of Christ, Scientist that will vacate the location.

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”

Homeowners Upset Over Bumpers Installed in Center Median

Traffic bumpers in the center median of Gould Avenue at Knight Way near Paradise Canyon Elementary School have upset some residents.
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Traffic bumpers in the center median of Gould Avenue at Knight Way near Paradise Canyon Elementary School have upset some residents.

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”

FSHA Teen Wins Coveted Place on Rose Court

Emilie Risha, a senior at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, was named to the 2020 Tournament of Roses Royal Court this week.
Photo courtesy Rachel Russell / Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Emilie Risha, a senior at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, was named to the 2020 Tournament of Roses Royal Court this week.

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”

County Panel Approves Sagebrush Transfer, Public Vote Could Follow

Tom Smith (third from left), chair of UniteLCF, is all smiles as he stands with his fellow Sagebrush supporters because the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization voted 6-3 on Wednesday to transfer the Sagebrush area from the Glendale Unified School District to the La Cañada Unified School District.
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Tom Smith (third from left), chair of UniteLCF, is all smiles as he stands with his fellow Sagebrush supporters because the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization voted 6-3 on Wednesday to transfer the Sagebrush area from the Glendale Unified School District to the La Cañada Unified School District.

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”

LCF’s Mazin Wins Emmy Acclaim for ‘Chernobyl’

The team from “Chernobyl,” including La Cañada Flintridge resident Craig Mazin (at microphone), accepts the award for outstanding limited series or movie at the Emmy Awards on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Photo courtesy Phil McCarten / Invision for the Television Academy / AP Images
The team from “Chernobyl,” including La Cañada Flintridge resident Craig Mazin (at microphone), accepts the award for outstanding limited series or movie at the Emmy Awards on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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’”

Big Dig Trucks Due to Restart Monday

About 50 people listen to LCF 4 Healthy Air’s Elizabeth Krider present information about the Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project during a Tuesday night meeting at La Cañada Unified School District headquarters.
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About 50 people listen to LCF 4 Healthy Air’s Elizabeth Krider present information about the Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project during a Tuesday night meeting at La Cañada Unified School District headquarters.

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”