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LCUSD students earn well-above-average marks on Common Core-focused exams

La Cañada Unified students earned top marks in CommonCore-focused standardized tests administered last spring, according to results issued by the state Wednesday, outperforming most other school districts and even improving upon last year's stellar scores. California Assessment of Student Performance...

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Music Preview: Singer-guitarist Lee Harper mixes first-rate skills with decades-long musical chops

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  • Mailbag: Season of shredding

    Mailbag: Season of shredding

    Summer is winding down, days are getting shorter, students are heading back to classes. It’s also time to move your box of old documents to the garage, nearer your car or truck.The annual community shredding event at the annual EXPO, put on by the La Cañada Flintridge, Crescenta Valley and Montrose-Verdugo...

  • Mailbag: Picking up on trash topic

    I was so pleased to see volunteer Public Works and Traffic Commissioner Charles Gelhaar’s letter to the editor two weeks ago — “Too many trash haulers” — and I couldn’t agree more. My neighbors have had to put up with six noisy behemoths rumbling up into our tight little cul-de-sac every Thursday...

  • Op-Ed: The benefits of capturing stormwater

    Our local groundwater supplies are critically important to the communities of La Cañada Flintridge, Altadena and Pasadena. On average, they comprise about half of our drinking water and usually are the cheapest source of supply. The current drought has impacted these groundwater levels, and they...

  • Mailbag: Talking trash competition

    Mailbag: Talking trash competition

    Re: “Too many trash haulers,” Mailbag, July 21. I was surprised to see a letter to the editor in the July 21 Valley Sun by Charles Gelhaar, soliciting residents to complain about too many trash trucks. Mr. Gelhaar chairs the Public Works & Traffic Commission. I quote: “If you agree with me, [then]...

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