Public Safety Commission Gets Update on LCF Crime Prevention Efforts

An update regarding the city’s crime prevention efforts was given after community members voiced concerns about residential burglaries at a recent Public Safety Commission meeting.
There have been 46 home burglaries this year through June, compared with 28 during the same period last year, according to statistics from the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station. Continue reading “Public Safety Commission Gets Update on LCF Crime Prevention Efforts”

Equestrian Show Jumper Clears Significant Hurdle

Sloan Elmassian
Photo courtesy Captured Moment Photography
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy graduate Sloan Elmassian, an LCF resident who gained recognition as a student athlete from her university, is shown riding her horse Centurion.

Sloan Elmassian, a 2017 graduate of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy who grew up in La Cañada Flintridge, is redefining the notion of the student athlete at the University of San Diego while remaining passionate to educate others about equestrian events such as show jumping, in which she specializes.
Elmassian is a professional equestrian who was able to get the university to revise its policy to include members of her sport — and others who qualify — as student athletes if they are able to produce a letter from a training federation recognized by the Olympics to qualify for that famed athletic competition. Continue reading “Equestrian Show Jumper Clears Significant Hurdle”

Parent Ed Honors Erskine, Young Families at Year-End Celebration

Chris Erskine (third from left), Jack Erskine and George Young
Photo courtesy Dorothy Chen
Chris Erskine (third from left), Jack Erskine and George Young were honored by La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education program during a recent celebration. They are pictured with (from left) Nancy Stoner, Parent Ed director Anne Bierling and Lynne Graves (far right).

By Amanda Baughman
Special to The Outlook


La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Program recently had its annual Year-End Celebration at Ashley Barrett’s home, wrapping up its 40th anniversary year. In addition to showing gratitude to the program’s 44 team members, the event honored the Young and Erskine families for the memorials they donated to Parent Ed over the past year. Continue reading “Parent Ed Honors Erskine, Young Families at Year-End Celebration”

Big Dig Court Hearing Could Have a Notable Impact

Devil’s Gate Dam
Photo courtesy Los Angeles County Public Works
Los Angeles County is continuing its process of removing about 1.7 million cubic yards of sediment from behind Devil’s Gate Dam at Hahamongna Watershed Park. The countywide flood control district is involved in a lawsuit brought by the Arroyo Seco Foundation and Pasadena Audubon Society over the project and is currently in negotiations.

The Arroyo Seco Foundation and Pasadena Audubon Society are currently in negotiations with the Los Angeles County Flood Control District over the controversial Devil’s Gate Dam project in the wake of a judge’s ruling regarding the nonprofit groups’ December 2017 lawsuit over the so-called Big Dig. Continue reading “Big Dig Court Hearing Could Have a Notable Impact”

Local Resident Takes Rose Bowl Stage to Inspire Young Women

La Cañada Flintridge resident and Western Asset Management COO Jennifer Murphy (right) joined Alibaba Pictures President Wei Zhang
Photo courtesy Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation
La Cañada Flintridge resident and Western Asset Management COO Jennifer Murphy (right) joined Alibaba Pictures President Wei Zhang and other leading women executives at the Rose Bowl Women’s Empowerment Symposium last week.

Facing fears, confronting naysayers and seizing opportunities, as well as harboring doubts and insecurities about self-worth and appearance, were just a few of the enlightening and intimate experiences nearly 40 top women industry leaders shared recently with about 100 young female students at the Rose Bowl Women’s Empowerment Symposium. Continue reading “Local Resident Takes Rose Bowl Stage to Inspire Young Women”

Orangetheory Fitness Has Green Light to Open in LCF

Orangetheory Fitness
Photos Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK
A conditional use permit allowing an Orangetheory Fitness center to open in a building at 639 Foothill Blvd. was recently approved by the La Cañada Flintridge Planning Commission.

An Orangetheory Fitness studio will set up shop at the Plaza De La Cañada Shopping Center.
The studio, offering what Orangetheory describes on its website as a “science-backed, technology-tracked, coach-inspired group workout to produce results from the inside out,” received the go-ahead at a recent La Cañada Flintridge Planning Commission meeting. Continue reading “Orangetheory Fitness Has Green Light to Open in LCF”

Mazin’s ‘Chernobyl’ Earns 19 Emmy Nominations

Craig Mazin (center), creator of HBO’s “Chernobyl,” consults with director Johan Renck and executive producer Jane Featherstone.
Photo courtesy Liam Daniel / HBO
Craig Mazin (center), creator of HBO’s “Chernobyl,” consults with director Johan Renck and executive producer Jane Featherstone.

The widely praised HBO drama “Chernobyl,” created by La Cañada Flintridge resident Craig Mazin, this week earned an impressive 19 Emmy nominations, including a nod to Mazin for outstanding writing.
In a statement, executive producer Mazin said he was “thrilled” about the honors for his five-part miniseries about the 1986 Chernobyl event in Soviet Ukraine, the worst nuclear plant disaster in history. Continue reading “Mazin’s ‘Chernobyl’ Earns 19 Emmy Nominations”

Palm Crest Elementary Gets New Principal

The La Cañada Flintridge Unified School District Governing Board voted on Wednesday to approve Cory Pak as the new principal at Palm Crest Elementary School.
Pak has worked in public education since 1997 and most recently has been an administrator in the Saugus Union School District in Santa Clarita, serving as principal for three schools — Rosedell Elementary School from 2005-10, West Creek Academy from 2010-17 and Charles Helmers Elementary School since 2018. Continue reading “Palm Crest Elementary Gets New Principal”

City Council Opts to Wait on Regulating Scooters, E-Bikes

By Christian Leonard
and Wes Woods II
The Outlook


La Cañada Flintridge City Council members expressed doubts this week about the current need for the regulation of motorized scooters, electric bikes and other shared mobility devices, leaving the matter to the state.
Carl Alameda, LCF’s director of administrative services, raised the subject during Tuesday night’s council meeting at City Hall. He explained that the city staff had found a potential option to address concerns, raised in a February council meeting, that the devices could present safety hazards to the public or that some areas could be oversaturated with them. Continue reading “City Council Opts to Wait on Regulating Scooters, E-Bikes”

Young Imaginations Run Free at Library’s Creation Station

Susan Van Valer and her granddaughter Makayla
Susan Van Valer and her granddaughter Makayla, both of La Cañada Flintridge, select materials to construct a house at a recent Kids Creation Station event at the LCF library.

Makayla, 4, was grinning as she used green markers to color a small, wooden house and happily guided its resident — a small piece of wood to which a pair of large eyes had been affixed — with her hand.
One seat over at the La Cañada Flintridge library, Susan Van Valer joined in the fun with her granddaughter. Continue reading “Young Imaginations Run Free at Library’s Creation Station”