City Leaders Back Plan for Four More 210 Sound Walls

State Sen. Anthony Portantino
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State Sen. Anthony Portantino discusses various types of sound walls to the La Cañada Flintridge City Council at a recent meeting.

A plan to build four more sound walls along the north side of the 210 Freeway was approved this week by the La Cañada City Council and will be submitted for approval by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The council OKd the proposal Tuesday night at its regularly scheduled meeting. A request that will be sent to Metro will state the locations of the latest noise-dampening barriers the city would like to have designed and built. Continue reading “City Leaders Back Plan for Four More 210 Sound Walls”

LCF Mayor Reflects on Event-Filled Year

Michael Davitt

Michael Davitt said he’ll remember his second go-round as La Cañada Flintridge mayor for the city’s purchase of a new City Hall building, for the traffic jams spurred by the 210 Freeway resurfacing project, for the long-sought approval of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s Master Plan — but, most of all, for the loss of fellow councilman and friend Dave Spence, who suffered a fatal heart attack in May.
Over scrambled egg whites recently at Magpie’s Grill, Davitt discussed some of the key events in 2017 and previewed some of what he’s excited about in 2018.
Highlights of that conversation follow:

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Firefighters Make Quick Work of LCF Brush Fire

Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK
Area firefighters got a handle on a brush fire Friday along the 210 Freeway within minutes.

Firefighters needed only about 15 minutes to douse a brush fire along the westbound 210 Freeway on Friday afternoon, according to L.A. County Fire Department Station 82 Capt. Adrian Murrieta.
He said it’s unknown what sparked the fire beside the freeway on-ramp at Angeles Crest Highway, but firefighters from his station were on the scene within 90 seconds of receiving the call reporting it.
“Obviously, the quicker we can get there, the quicker we can put water on it and keep it from spreading,” Murrieta said. Continue reading “Firefighters Make Quick Work of LCF Brush Fire”

Extended Overnight 210 Closures to Slow Traffic

Drivers should expect continued slow going along the 210 Freeway, along which the eastbound Berkshire Place on-ramp and Arroyo Boulevard off-ramp will remain closed through June.
In an April 21 news release, Caltrans also detailed numerous of planned nighttime closures associated with the $148.5-million pavement rehabilitation project.
Residents can learn more and share their thoughts at a 6 p.m. City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 2, to which the city has invited Caltrans representatives.
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Caltrans, Public Invited to May 2 City Council Meeting

La Cañada Flintridge motorists affected by ramp and lane closures because of the California Department of Transportation’s work on a pavement rehabilitation project on the 210 Freeway surface can learn more and share their thoughts at a City Council meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2. The city has invited Caltrans representatives, who attended a previous meeting, to return to this May 2 meeting. Continue reading “Caltrans, Public Invited to May 2 City Council Meeting”