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  1. Options for 710 Freeway extension discussed at public hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | La Canada Valley Sun

    Accommodating the traffic demands of a population that has swelled beyond the load limit of LA's freeway systems is proving to be a zero-sum game - at least in the case of the 710 Freeway extension project. On Wednesday, 126 residents attended a public hearing at La Caada High School to share their viewpoints on alternatives being considered by the California Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for connecting, or addressing the problems of, a 4.5-mile gap between the 710's two end points in Alhambra and Pasadena.


  2. Residents tour the arroyo for inaugural 'Seasons of the Hahamongna'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | La Canada Valley Sun

    Hikers, cyclists and equestrians explore Hahamongna Watershed Park on a daily basis, and slated future projects are bringing local groups together to educate residents. The Rose Bowl Riders hosted its inaugural "Seasons of the Hahamongna" on April 25, when about 20 residents walked the trail and flood basin up to the Arroyo Seco Canyon to watch an invasive plant cleanup.


  3. Caltrans to hold public hearings on 710 home sale regulationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | La Canada Valley Sun

    Officials with the California Department of Transportation announced in a press release Friday the agency will hold two public hearings next week to take comments on the proposed Affordable Sales Program regulations pertaining to the sales of surplus homes along the 710 Freeway corridor. Caltrans owns 460 properties related to 710 projects in Pasadena, South Pasadena and El Sereno.


  4. Sculptor holds herself to the highest standardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | La Canada Valley Sun

    "I want to say things in a contemporary voice," says La Caada sculptor Cindy Jackson, "but have the skills and craft to put it over." In this era of post-post-modernist art, standards of art and craft - let alone truth and beauty - barely exist.


  5. Forum to address proposed 710 Freeway extensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | La Canada Valley Sun

    Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian will speak Monday at a public forum on the 710 Freeway extension at the Cal State Los Angeles campus. The event is co-hosted by the Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs and the Pasadena League of Women Voters.


  6. Schiff honors LCF resident Ann Neilson as one of area's inspiring womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | La Canada Valley Sun

    Ann Neilson of La Caada Flintridge accepts a proclamation from Rep. Adam Schiff , who named her a 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year and honored her and other recipients at a luncheon in Echo Park on March 20. Longtime La Caada resident and civic volunteer Ann Neilson was among 14 individuals in the 28th Congressional District to be recognized as a "Woman of the Year" last week by Rep. Adam Schiff during a luncheon event held in Echo Park. Neilson said she first learned she was one of this year's honorees after receiving a telephone call from Schiff's office advising her she had been selected and inviting her to the March 20 celebratory lunch.


  7. Civic leaders reimagine 'mobility'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | La Canada Valley Sun

    But while residents pen lists of concerns with the report's findings and contracted consultants analyze the data therein, a newly formed cadre of elected officials is working with regional health, safety and transportation groups to develop what they believe will be a more effective and less harmful alternative to the options provided by Caltrans. Mayors and council members from La Caada Flintridge, Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena and Sierra Madre recently formed the Connected Communities Coalition to provide policy in a positive direction, instead of fighting a controversial dual-bore tunnel projected to cost taxpayers as much as $5.6 billion.


  8. Forum to discuss 710 EIR draft postponedRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2015 | La Canada Valley Sun

    A forum to discuss the EIR draft for the proposed 710 Freeway extension scheduled for today has been postponed to allow more time to gather materials after the release of the report, organizers of the event said. A new date is expected to be announced by the middle of the week, according to Raphael Sonenshein, executive director of Cal State Los Angeles' Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, the group co-hosting the event with the Pasadena League of Women Voters on the college campus.


  9. La Canada couple give $1M toward infant mental healthRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | La Canada Valley Sun

    Longtime La Caada Flintridge residents and philanthropists Mindy and Gene Stein, through their Tikun Olam Foundation, have made a $1 million gift to establish the Stein Tikun Olam Infant-Family Mental Health Initiative at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. "The terms mental health and mental illness sometimes have a stigma in our culture, and most people don't realize that mental health in infants and children is a real public health issue," Gene Stein said.


  10. Comment period extended for 710 extension projectRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2015 | La Canada Valley Sun

    The offices of two California assemblymen announced this week that the California Department of Transportation has decided to extend the public comment period on the still-unreleased Environmental Impact Report for its 710 Freeway extension project. News releases - one Tuesday from Rep. Chris Holden and another Wednesday from Rep. Mike Gatto - stated that Caltrans will offer the public 120 days to comment on the project, as opposed to a previously mentioned 90-day period.


  11. LCHS Spring Festival Concert to take place ThursdayRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2015 | La Canada Valley Sun

    La Caada High School's Choral Music Program will hold its annual Spring Festival Concert this Thursday, featuring its ensembles, choir and chamber singers. The program will include a variety of classical choral music from the Renaissance to the 21st Century, performed by the 7/8 Women's Ensemble, 7/8 Vocal Ensemble, Women's Ensemble, Men's Ensemble, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and student soloists.


  12. Southland leaders urge release of Rim of the Valley Corridor study draftRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | La Canada Valley Sun

    In a letter sent yesterday, Rep. Adam Schiff , along with Reps. Judy Chu and Ted Lieu , urged the National Park Service to release the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study draft, stating the report was completed months ago, but is stuck in "bureaucratic limbo."


  13. Forum to address the media's role in governmentRead the original story

    Feb 28, 2015 | La Canada Valley Sun

    League of Women Voters Pasadena Area will present a free public forum on March 5 titled "The Importance of Media to Open Government." The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Women's City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena.


  14. La Canada High boys' basketball shoots way to co-league championshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | La Canada Valley Sun

    As the three-point shots rained down for the La Caada High boys' basketball team, the Spartans took on a different appearance. A squad that was struggling only a week earlier suddenly looked unstoppable on offense, stout on defense and hungry in spirit to perhaps make a deep run in the CIF Southern Section divisional playoffs, which begin next week.


  15. La Canada resident named president of Pasadena Bar Assn.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | La Canada Valley Sun

    Callahan is a partner in the Pasadena personal injury law firm of Thon, Beck, Vanni, Callahan & Powell and has exclusively represented people suffering from serious injuries related to defective products, construction site accidents, premises liability, dangerous conditions of public property and automobile/trucking accidents.


  16. Volunteers help keep 'To the Rescue' afloatRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | La Canada Valley Sun

    "To the Rescue," the whimsical depiction of an underwater misadventure - a shark trapped in a sunken ship who relies on some help from friends - was all set Wednesday night to roll down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena this morning as La Caada Flintridge's float entry in the Rose Parade. But float makers found themselves seeking extra help from friends of their own to make it happen.


  17. Float builders get ready for Rose ParadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2014 | La Canada Valley Sun

    Like elves working nimbly before the big day, La Caada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. float builders are fast at work readying this year's creation for the finishing touches - seeds, plants and thousands of flowers - to be installed beginning tomorrow.


  18. Angels pitcher Cesar Ramos' wife Melanie has beaten tough foe: CancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | La Canada Valley Sun

    Little Addison Ramos , a 5-month-old bundle of coos and giggles, sits on her father's lap and gnaws on the hand that feeds her, turning the thumb of recently acquired Angels reliever Cesar Ramos into a teething toy. She has her father's dark hair, her mother Melanie's blue eyes and a disposition that shines as she bats her long eyelashes and grins at a visitor on the backyard patio of the family's La Crescenta home.


  19. Ross named director of district service areaRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2014 | La Canada Valley Sun

    Foothill Municipal Water District announced last week the appointment of Kathy Ross as director of Division 5 of its service area. A graduate of Bucknell University, the La Crescenta resident holds both her bachelor's and master's degree in general engineering.


  20. SPCA lowers fees to celebrate 'Cat-Mas'Read the original story

    Dec 18, 2014 | La Canada Valley Sun

    As part of a special holiday adoption promotion, the Pasadena Humane Society is celebrating the "12 Days of Cat-Mas" by offering special discounts on feline adoptions through Dec. 24. The Humane Society & SPCA serves residents in nine area cities, including La Caada Flintridge. The program began on Dec. 11, when the adoption fee for cats was $12.


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