2017 Academy Award nominations: The snubs, surprises and what happened to Scorsese?

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All-Area Boys’ Cross-Country Runner of the Year: Crescenta Valley’s FitzGerald embraced greatness

La Cañada History

La Cañada History: 'Family Ties' start helps YMCA fundraising effort

Ten Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge Planning Commission approved a parking variance to allow Big Mama's and Papa's Pizzeria Café to open in the shopping center anchored by a Big Lots store. The decision allowed the eatery to operate with six parking spots fewer than the 13 required by code. ...


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  • Commentary: Arroyo Seco becomes an arroyo furioso

    Commentary: Arroyo Seco becomes an arroyo furioso

    The Arroyo Seco is one of our area's most unusual features. Going upstream from JPL it moves in a mile or so into not only the pre-space technology era or even the pre-industrial revolution but also into pre-agriculture. It is a true wilderness, dense vegetation wherever water is found, scrub everywhere...

  • Op-Ed: A celebration of like-minded folks

    Op-Ed: A celebration of like-minded folks

    I vividly recall when the idea for the Women's March began in a not-so-secret Facebook group, Pantsuit Nation, a day after the election. Its goal and date not set, we discussed the importance of planning a large gathering to demonstrate that we are millions of women, united and concerned about...

  • Mailbag: Let the future have a say

    Re: “Portantino wants to put Obama on local map,” Dec. 29. Before agreeing to name anything public after anyone who is currently serving in an office (and did not donate millions of dollars for it) let’s first let future years tell us what kind of legacy he or she really left. What’s the rush?G....

  • Op-Ed: Ready to work for the California Dream

    Op-Ed: Ready to work for the California Dream

    Here we are — it is the beginning of a new year and the start of the 2017-18 Legislative Session. I want to formally introduce our team and myself as well as give you a few updates on my progress as your new member of the state Assembly. Thank you so much for allowing me this great opportunity...


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