It was 1964 when the Dodge automobile company released an ad campaign based around “The Little Old Lady From Pasadena.” The popular commercials featured a white-haired old woman speeding down the street in her Dodge before stopping to promote the vehicle. Later that year, the California surf music duo Jan and Dean released a song called “The Little Old Lady From Pasadena.” Her regional folk-hero status grew, and the character continued to appear in advertisements even after the original actress died in 1969. Continue reading “Mandel Lifted Pacific Clinics to New Heights”
Some students who are not enrolled in summer school this year have nonetheless been hanging around the speech and debate classroom at San Marino High School. They include Joey Kiang and Noah Wilson, who will be seniors next year and have a vested interest in what is transpiring between those walls. Continue reading “Top Effort by Speech/Debate”
The two San Marino residents swung by the Starbucks at Huntington Drive and San Marino Avenue early last Friday morning, seeking a cop rather than a cappuccino.
One, Greg Burdick, had had his house burglarized early this month when he stepped out during the day for a couple of hours. The other, William Hasbun, didn’t want to be next. Continue reading “So, Officer, I Have a Few Questions to Ask You”
In the hunt for an immediate replacement for John Schaefer, who is retiring as city manager at the end of July, members of the City Council found someone who is familiar with a wide range of city operations. And close at hand.
Cindy Collins, who served in several roles with San Marino city government from 2001 to 2011, including assistant manager, last week was named interim city manager. Collins had circled back to San Marino at the start of this year, filling in as director of the Recreation Department on an interim basis, and was on board throughout the fiscal year budget process this spring. Continue reading “A Familiar Face to Be Interim City Manager”
Residents can expect fewer truck trips over a longer time frame than initially planned, but the Los Angeles County’s Devil’s Gate Sediment Removal Project is expected to commence in earnest next April, according to Principal Engineer Keith Lilley, who spoke at Tuesday’s La Cañada Flintridge City Council meeting. Continue reading “Devil’s Gate Sediment Removal to Begin in Spring”
Ryan Zerbel caught his players peeking at their new football field as it was being installed last week. The second-year Spartans coach could tell they liked what they saw: the beginning of a striking, dual-tone surface similar to the field on which college football power Oregon plays its home games. Continue reading “Dazzling New Field Being Installed for LCHS Teams”
Members of the No 710 Action Committee have some successful “chipping away” to celebrate this week. Continue reading “710 Tunnel Opponents Receive Good News”
As a part of its annual budget review and adoption process, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council learned last week that the city, which continues to keep more than $17 million in reserve, is expecting to see about $17,000 less in sales tax revenue than in the past year. Continue reading “City Council Evaluates Budget, Which Has Healthy Reserves”
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department last month reported the arrests of 10 residential burglary suspects alleged to have been part of a “large-scale, sophisticated residential burglary crew” that operated throughout Los Angeles County, including in La Cañada Flintridge. Continue reading “Sheriff’s Investigation Disrupts Burglary Ring”
Water conditions in the state have improved enough that, starting this month, local water districts are being monitored according to whether they pass a stress test and not by specific conservation targets. Continue reading “FMWD Passes First Stress Test”