City Council Candidates Address Issues at Forum

Photo by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK
Moderator Peter Bachmann (left) and City Council candidates Rick Gunter, Terry Walker and Keith Eich participate in a recent forum at Flintridge Prep.

Three candidates for La Cañada Flintridge City Council tackled topics including residential burglaries, trash trucks and permits at a candidate forum last week. Continue reading “City Council Candidates Address Issues at Forum”

Musker Is the Very Picture of Animated Movie Success

Photo by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK
John Musker (above) and collaborator Ron Clements recently received lifetime achievement awards.

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”

LCF Scientist Takes Lead on Mars Mission

Photos by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK  La Cañada Flintridge resident Brian Muirhead, the chief architect for NASA’s Mars Sample Return operation, said the mission is in keeping with JPL’s adventurous spirit.
Photos by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK
La Cañada Flintridge resident Brian Muirhead, the chief architect for NASA’s Mars Sample Return operation, said the mission is in keeping with JPL’s adventurous spirit.

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”

Navigating Wildfire Risk Amid Insurance Uncertainty

Photo courtesy Anita Nardine
Flames loom ominously behind a ridge along Ocean View Boulevard during the destructive Station Fire in 2009.

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”

Heart Health Movement Is Aimed at Women

Photo courtesy USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
La Cañada Flintridge residents Gillan Frame, Shawn Sheffield and Jenn Worley are taking part in the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement.

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”

City OKs Purchase of Cameras That Read License Plates

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”