Beautification Group Leaves Its Mark on the Local Landscape

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La Canada Valley Beautiful board members Susan Goddard, Linda Fults, Joellen Yundt, Carolyn Hanna, Barbie Eland, Janice Croft, Betsy Bazdarich, Sandy Erickson, Alice Ryan, Liz Argue, Chris Holmes and Barbara Kuhl. Not pictured: Eva Macho and Barbara Schembari.

She’s been a loyal, veteran volunteer, yet La Cañada Valley Beautiful President Betsy Bazdarich had a negative impression of the group when she moved to La Cañada Flintridge in 1980.
Bazdarich at first thought the nonprofit organization, founded in 1964 to improve and beautify LCF, was the female version of a good ol’ boys club — a notion she soon discarded upon realizing that it consisted of hard-working people from a variety of backgrounds. Continue reading “Beautification Group Leaves Its Mark on the Local Landscape”

La Cañada Valley Beautiful Busy With Re-Landscaping

Image courtesy La Cañada Valley Beautiful This sketch shows La Cañada Valley Beautiful landscaping plans around the deodar tree at the headquarters of LCUSD.
Image courtesy La Cañada Valley Beautiful
This sketch shows La Cañada Valley Beautiful landscaping plans around the deodar tree at the headquarters of LCUSD.

La Cañada Valley Beautiful has taken on the project of re-landscaping the grounds of Lanterman Auditorium and the La Cañada Unified School District’s headquarters using a low-water, low-maintenance approach.
“We are not using any new water, just amending the current irrigation system,” said Carolyn Hanna, project manager for La Cañada Valley Beautiful, the nonprofit organization that has been encouraging a beautiful, clean community since 1964. Continue reading “La Cañada Valley Beautiful Busy With Re-Landscaping”