A review of San Marino’s budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year strayed into some familiar and thorny territory at last week’s City Council meeting: staffing on the city’s fire engine and whether it’s advisable to reduce it. Continue reading “Fire Department Staffing Proves to Be Hot Topic”
When the group of strangers came barging in this week, cameras in tow, the classes they interrupted were in the midst of starting work on a math packet, passionately reciting Shakespeare, studying spelling words.
None of the teachers, who had to take a timeout mid-lesson, was expecting the visit.
“He had no idea we were coming,” La Cañada High School Principal Ian McFeat promised Andy DiConti’s students, “right?”
“Haven’t a clue,” agreed the LCHS 7/8 visual arts teacher, adding, in jest, “in general.” Continue reading “Seniors Give Tribute to Inspiring Teachers”
Talks between representatives for the La Cañada Unified School District and the La Cañada Teachers Association continued in earnest this week as representatives wrangle over teacher compensation. Continue reading “Negotiations Continue Over Teachers’ Pay”
The City Council liked what it heard about the Climate Action Plan, giving a figurative thumbs up to the first draft of a long-range guide to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in La Cañada Flintridge. Continue reading “City Cheers First Draft of Climate Action Plan”
Just days before prom, and with graduation right on the horizon, five members of the La Cañada High School peer-counseling bridge class recruited their parents to take the stage and publicly imagine the worst. They put themselves through the brutal exercise in an effort to drive home a message to students about the dangers of drunk driving. Continue reading “Parents Offer Real-Life Lessons by Imagining the Worst”
The Tour de France is not for another two months, but La Cañada Flintridge recently received its own taste of cycling competition when the annual Amgen Tour of California passed through the city on Monday afternoon.
After beginning at the Rose Bowl, professional cycling teams pedaled al Continue reading “Amgen Tour of California Cycles Through LCF”
La Cañada High School is set to challenge the entire idea of success. That will be the goal this fall when a group of LCUSD representatives, including principals, teachers, students and parents, travel up to Stanford University to attend the 13th Challenge Success Conference. Continue reading “LCUSD Seeks Volunteers to ‘Challenge Success’”
The Foothill Municipal Water District reported that its customers used 29% less water overall last month than they did in April 2013, the benchmark year used by the state to determine water conservation tallies.
In La Cañada Flintridge, Valley Water Co. notched a 26% reduction, missing its state-mandated 34% mark. Mesa Crest Water District customers saved 30%, exceeding their goal of 25%. Continue reading “Water Conservation Efforts Continue”
There are certain circumstances in life when numbers speak louder than words, when explaining a dire situation through a quantitative lens can illuminate the plight. It is estimated that about 33% of all children in Pasadena are members of what the government designates as low-income families. This statistic represents a segment of the population, but it also signifies the tremendous challenge that many area parents face when it comes to providing their children with access to high-quality healthcare. For the third year in a row, Young & Healthy is attempting to reverse the stigma attached to that number with its 33 for 33 campaign, a fundraising effort focused on advancing the nonprofit’s mission of offering medical assistance to those who need it most. Continue reading “Annual Young & Healthy Campaign Makes a Difference”
The concept materialized in Ingrid Kuo’s mind not long after she attended a friend’s birthday party in Pasadena about six years ago. It was at that gathering that the daughter of a successful Nebraska restaurateur literally got her first taste of Nothing Bundt Cakes, a bakery franchise that specializes in — you guessed it — Bundt cakes. Continue reading “Local Bakery Makes Sweet Connection With Pasadena Nonprofits”