NASA-JPL, ‘Chernobyl’ Win Creative Arts Emmys

Team members from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Public Engagement and Digital News offices gathered on stage
Photos courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech
Team members from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Public Engagement and Digital News offices gathered on stage with those of the Mars InSight mission and with JPL Deputy Director Larry James at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy awards last weekend, where they won for outstanding original interactive program. The awards were held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

La Cañada Flintridge’s influence was clearly on display at the Creative Arts Emmy event last weekend. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory won an Emmy for outstanding original interactive program for NASA’s InSight Mars mission on NASA TV, while LCF resident Craig Mazin’s HBO drama “Chernobyl” took home seven awards. Continue reading “NASA-JPL, ‘Chernobyl’ Win Creative Arts Emmys”

LCPC Parent Education Starts 41st Year With Welcome Tea

Parent Ed relies on the efforts of people, including Heather Ehrhart (front row, from left), Paige Thatcher, Amanda Baughman, Maggie Mason, Cathy Steward, Debbie Barsom and Katie Enney. Middle row: Jina Khachik, Betty Bredemann, Tracy Tobias, Jan Roberts, Sarah Montes, Mikki Weightman and Charlotte Miller. Back: Jana Van Dyck, Monica Skeehan, Paula Giboney, Katy Riddell, Stephanie Ferguson, Sloan Walsh, Paige Dunbar, Barbara Stratte, Melanie Frey, Vicki Rekedal and Kathy Kovalcik.
Photo courtesy Barbara Stratte
Parent Ed relies on the efforts of people, including Heather Ehrhart (front row, from left), Paige Thatcher, Amanda Baughman, Maggie Mason, Cathy Steward, Debbie Barsom and Katie Enney. Middle row: Jina Khachik, Betty Bredemann, Tracy Tobias, Jan Roberts, Sarah Montes, Mikki Weightman and Charlotte Miller. Back: Jana Van Dyck, Monica Skeehan, Paula Giboney, Katy Riddell, Stephanie Ferguson, Sloan Walsh, Paige Dunbar, Barbara Stratte, Melanie Frey, Vicki Rekedal and Kathy Kovalcik.

By Katie Enney
Special to The Outlook


La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education program has kicked off its 41st year, continuing a legacy of quality education for parents whose children range from newborns to 18-year-olds. Parent Ed offers 16 weekly classes from September to May, along with the evening Parent Express program that offers monthlong classes for parents who cannot attend during the day. Continue reading “LCPC Parent Education Starts 41st Year With Welcome Tea”

Big Dig Sediment Removal Is Still on Pause

Trucking operations at the controversial Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project, also known as the Big Dig, remain stalled over ongoing dust issues, and the date of the vehicles’ return is not yet known.
L.A. County Public Works Assistant Deputy Director Steve Burger said in a phone interview on Tuesday that officials are working with the contractor to come up with a plan that includes two proposed tire washes at the project’s exit to eliminate dust from the tires of the sediment-hauling trucks. Continue reading “Big Dig Sediment Removal Is Still on Pause”

Trump Appoints Former LCF Man

Former longtime LCF resident Robert O’Brien (left) was appointed as President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser on Wednesday.
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Former longtime LCF resident Robert O’Brien (left) was appointed as President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser on Wednesday.

Former La Cañada Flintridge resident Robert C. O’Brien made waves locally on Wednesday after being named President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, taking over the post for recently-fired John Bolton.
The news coincided with Trump’s ongoing visit to California, when he tweeted the announcement and held an informal press conference with O’Brien on the Los Angeles International Airport tarmac. Continue reading “Trump Appoints Former LCF Man”

NASA Aircraft Flies Over LCF, Collecting Air Pollution Data

A DC-8 that recently swooped over the Los Angeles Basin carried scientists who collected air samples used to assess air pollution and develop air quality standards.
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A DC-8 that recently swooped over the Los Angeles Basin carried scientists who collected air samples used to assess air pollution and develop air quality standards.

A NASA DC-8 recently flew low over La Cañada Flintridge and the rest of the Los Angeles basin to collect air samples to assess how air pollution is affected by changes in emissions, a process that helps in the ongoing development of national ambient air quality standards. Continue reading “NASA Aircraft Flies Over LCF, Collecting Air Pollution Data”

LCF at Odds With Water District Over Foothill Boulevard Damage

The city of La Cañada Flintridge recently filed a complaint in a Los Angeles Superior Court against the Foothill Municipal Water District, saying the wholesaler’s failure to properly maintain a water pipe under Foothill Boulevard caused the street to sink and could lead to further damage in a wet winter.
In a complaint filed on Aug. 20, the city said it seeks damages from the water agency in an amount to be proved at trial. Continue reading “LCF at Odds With Water District Over Foothill Boulevard Damage”

Dust Issues Force Halt in Big Dig Trucking Operations

Trucking operations at the site of the Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project were suspended last Thursday, but could resume as early as the end of this week, a county spokesman said.
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Trucking operations at the site of the Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project were suspended last Thursday, but could resume as early as the end of this week, a county spokesman said.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has temporarily stopped trucking operations for the Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project over ongoing dust issues, with work expected to resume as soon as the end of this week or early next week, officials said recently. Continue reading “Dust Issues Force Halt in Big Dig Trucking Operations”