Swift Response Quells Brush Fire Near LCF Country Club

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Firefighters attacked a half-acre blaze behind the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club near Godbey Drive. Authorities received multiple 911 calls from residents regardinig the Nov. 14 fire.

The U.S. Forest Service is investigating the cause of a half-acre fire behind the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club that authorities said directly threatened one home and could have spread to 30-40 homes in the nearby area, prompting a second-alarm response. Continue reading “Swift Response Quells Brush Fire Near LCF Country Club”

Mayor’s Hike Removes Barriers Between Officials, Residents

Public Works Department senior management analyst Paddy Taber and LCF Mayor Leonard Pieroni lead a group of hikers at the fourth annual Mayor’s Hike on Saturday.
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Public Works Department senior management analyst Paddy Taber and LCF Mayor Leonard Pieroni lead a group of hikers at the fourth annual Mayor’s Hike on Saturday.

One of the main attractions of the annual La Cañada Flintridge Mayor’s Hike is the chance to connect with city officials in a low-key, relaxed trail environment rather than a formal, perhaps even tense sit-down meeting. Continue reading “Mayor’s Hike Removes Barriers Between Officials, Residents”

Next Testing of Big Dig Trucks Will Be in 2020

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Sediment removal from the controversial Devil’s Gate Dam project, begun on May 21, concluded on Nov. 15. Haul trucks will start again in the Spring.

Testing of emissions from haul trucks in the controversial Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project, also known as the Big Dig, will not happen this year.
City Councilman Greg Brown announced the news at a Joint Use Committee meeting last week that included members of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board as well as the council. Brown said the contractor had refused to take part in the tests but Los Angeles County officials were optimistic they could get the issue resolved. Continue reading “Next Testing of Big Dig Trucks Will Be in 2020”

Tigers Edge Rowland, Capture First CIF Crown Since 1981

Head coach Gene You guided Westridge to its first CIF tennis title in 38 years.
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Head coach Gene You guided Westridge to its first CIF tennis title in 38 years.

As a sixth-grader, Caroline Lopez entered Westridge School’s gym and hoped to one day see a banner with her name on it. It took five years but she accomplished that mission last Friday as she helped the Tigers defeat Rowland, 11-7, in the CIF Southern Section Division 4 championship match at the Claremont Club. Continue reading “Tigers Edge Rowland, Capture First CIF Crown Since 1981”