Businesses to Get Grants, Outdoor Space

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La Cañada Flintridge’s city manager told council members he would give an order making it easier for local businesses, particularly restaurants, struggling due to the pandemic to expand outdoor seating.

La Cañada Flintridge will offer grants to a few local small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, giving up to $10,000 to three entities.
The City Council approved the funds, which the city received from the Department of Housing and Urban Development through the CARES Act, during its meeting on Tuesday. The program will include a stipulation that the businesses cannot already have received COVID-19 recovery funds.
The $35,925 the city is eligible for is enough to give grants of up to $10,000 to three businesses. The remaining money could then be awarded to a fourth, according to a staff report submitted to the City Council by Senior Management Analyst Lisa Brancheau.
The money, which does not have to be repaid, can be used for payroll, operational expenses and the purchase of protective equipment.
Council members acknowledged that the money was not enough to help every business that needed it, but said they would try to get additional funding.
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Residents Drop by for Coffee and Chat With Sheriff’s Captain

Ara Aslanian, president of the Community Center of LCF board, tells Sheriff’s Capt. Todd Deeds about the center’s course offerings. Deeds met with local residents during “Coffee With the Captain” at the center.
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Ara Aslanian, president of the Community Center of LCF board, tells Sheriff’s Capt. Todd Deeds about the center’s course offerings. Deeds met with local residents during “Coffee With the Captain” at the center.

The mood was laid-back but the topics were undeniably serious when the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station commander briefed La Cañada Flintridge residents this week on his deputies’ priorities. Continue reading “Residents Drop by for Coffee and Chat With Sheriff’s Captain”

Public Safety Commission Gets Update on LCF Crime Prevention Efforts

An update regarding the city’s crime prevention efforts was given after community members voiced concerns about residential burglaries at a recent Public Safety Commission meeting.
There have been 46 home burglaries this year through June, compared with 28 during the same period last year, according to statistics from the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station. Continue reading “Public Safety Commission Gets Update on LCF Crime Prevention Efforts”

CV Sheriff’s Station Ramps Up Facebook Page

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In an example of a recent post on the CV Sheriff’s Station Facebook page, Lt. Mark Slater shared information about a citizen’s role in a DUI arrest.

The Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station stepped up local patrols — and its social media presence.
Visitors to the station’s Facebook page — @CrescentaValleySheriffsStation — will find news about a DUI arrest on Monday night, a car that overturned early Sunday and wound up on somebody’s lawn, as well as information about street closures related to Saturday’s Amgen Tour of California Bicycle Race.
“Society being so social media-minded, we want to make sure we engage with the community on the same level they’re communicating on a daily basis,” Lt. Mark Slater said. Continue reading “CV Sheriff’s Station Ramps Up Facebook Page”

CV Sheriff Seeks Help IDing Persons of Interest

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s investigators are seeking to identify two people of interest who might have witnessed a road rage incident on March 8 at the second turnout on Angeles Crest Highway, Det. Edmundo Perez said.
“We are not sure if it was a road rage incident or not,” Perez said. “The victim’s story is that the vehicle pulled up and was doing doughnuts, so [the victim] tried to stop them. He confronted the driver and was attacked by the passenger. He fought back and both the passenger and the driver teamed up on him and beat him up and then left the location.” Continue reading “CV Sheriff Seeks Help IDing Persons of Interest”

Live Camera Feed Helps Deputies Nab Suspected Burglars

Deputies worked through the night, but their efforts were rewarded with the arrest of five suspected residential burglars this week.
The nabbing was thanks to a vigilant resident in the 400 block of Paulette Place, whose home security system was triggered at 8:19 p.m. on Tuesday while he was away and prompted him to remotely check the live feeds of his home’s security cameras. He saw two juvenile boys searching through his home, and he called the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station. Continue reading “Live Camera Feed Helps Deputies Nab Suspected Burglars”