The big picture is almost in focus. Architects for LPA Inc. are finalizing La Cañada Unified School District’s Facilities Master Plan, a document that will help the Governing Board identify upgrades and specific projects for the district’s needs.
The board will likely give highest priority to the projects that need to get done “no matter what,” Board President Dan Jeffries said. The district’s two most pressing concerns aren’t flashy, but they’re necessary, bond or no bond, he noted. Continue reading “Architects Finalizing LCUSD Facility Upgrades”
State Sen. Anthony Portantino’s legislation to name a segment of the 134 Freeway the “President Barack H. Obama Freeway” recently passed the Senate Transportation Committee with overwhelming support. Continue reading “‘Obama Freeway’ Proposal Passes Transportation Committee”
Juliann Rooke, chief operating officer at Descanso Gardens, has been selected to be the new executive director of the La Cañada Flintridge botanic garden. The announcement was made Tuesday by Amy Lamb, chair of the Descanso Gardens Guild board of trustees.
Rooke will step into the position on Sept. 1, following the retirement of current Executive Director David Brown on Aug. 31.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be selected as the next executive director,” Rooke said. “My heart and soul are rooted in Descanso Gardens. This is so much more than just a job.” Continue reading “Descanso Appoints Rooke Executive Director”
With one City Council change already in the books from last year’s ad hoc committee and citizen advisory group findings, more changes likely will be on the way as the city continues to streamline efficiency, members said.
The advisory group, composed of five residents, is looking forward to more changes and City Council’s review of its full report at Friday morning’s meeting. The meeting is slated to include recommendations from city staff as they relate to the committee’s findings. Continue reading “City Council to Review Ad Hoc Committee Findings”
The La Cañada High School varsity baseball team remained perfect in Rio Hondo League play, defeating host South Pasadena, 5-0, on Saturday and clinching the league championship outright.
The Spartans (18-5 overall record, 9-0 in league), who won their first title since 2013, jumped out to a four-run lead in the top of the first and added another run in the second. Continue reading “Spartans Baseball Win League Outright”
The La Cañada High School varsity softball team shut out host South Pasadena, 13-0, last Friday to clinch a share of its third consecutive Rio Hondo League championship. Continue reading “LC Softball Clinches 3rd Straight Crown”
Tennis athletes from La Cañada High School and St. Francis participated in the 117th annual Ojai Valley Tournament last weekend.
LCHS 8th-grader Ryan Morgan, ranked in the top five in the boys’ 14 USTA, made an unprecedented run in the 14-and-under singles tournament and defeated Takeyasu Sekiguchi, 6-4, 7-6 (4), to win the championship. Continue reading “Locals Compete in Prestigious Tennis Tournament”
It was the same story at the Prep League finals on Friday with the Flintridge Prep boys and Pasadena Poly girls dominating the meet to reclaim the league championships. Continue reading “Flintridge Prep Boys Recapture League Title”
The Flintridge Prep varsity boys’ and girls’ track and field teams didn’t take home any plaques after the Prep League Finals at Burbank Burroughs last Friday but the Rebels captured various individual championships and two MVP awards. Continue reading “Flintridge Prep Athletes Capture Track Titles”