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”

LC Basketball Affected by New CIF Winter Playoff Groupings

Morgan Tsujihara, one of La Cañada’s returning guards, will be competing in Division 1 this winter.
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Morgan Tsujihara, one of La Cañada’s returning guards, will be competing in Division 1 this winter.

The CIF Southern Section unveiled its new winter playoff groupings last Friday, shaking things up in boys’ and girls’ basketball.
The La Cañada High School varsity girls’ basketball team was bumped up to Division 1 after competing in 2AA last season.
The placement of teams is based upon a formula that takes the past two seasons into consideration. A power ranking is created based on strength of regular season schedule results and playoff performance.
LCHS head coach Owen Keenan wasn’t surprised about the announcement. “The system still has kinks that they need to work out,” the second-year coach wrote in an email. “We beat Glendora and Valencia last year. That gave us a lot of points. I was not surprised we moved up. We’ll play the schedule in front of us and do the best we can.” Continue reading “LC Basketball Affected by New CIF Winter Playoff Groupings”

NASA-JPL, ‘Chernobyl’ Win Creative Arts Emmys

Team members from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Public Engagement and Digital News offices gathered on stage
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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.
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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”