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Petitioning residents hope to curb proposed street improvements near PCY

All La Cañada schools seem to draw traffic troubles during drop-off and pick-up hours, and Paradise Canyon Elementary School is no exception. For years, the city has eyed nearby Gould Avenue and Knight Way for improvements that would keep congestion in check and aid pedestrians in their foot travel...

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Boys' Basketball Preview: City trio wants to surpass last season's success

Boys' Basketball Preview: City trio wants to surpass last season's success

Talk centered around league championships, postseason berths and continued success for the city of La Cañada Flintridge’s three boys’ basketball teams as the start of the season nears. La Cañada High, St. Francis and Flintridge Prep have high aspirations to surpass last season’s results. For La...

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  • Beloved barber ‘Paco’ pens his thanks; reader asks for drought-tolerant gardening tips

    Beloved barber ‘Paco’ pens his thanks; reader asks for drought-tolerant gardening tips

    This is Paco, and I’m so very, very sorry to inform all of you about Paco’s Barber Shop closing up on Saturday, Nov. 18. I would like to extend a most sincere and heartfelt “thank you” for 57 years of having the honor and privilege to serve you. When the shop opened in September 1960, you children...

  • Gloomy clouds belie the Technicolor sky above

    Gloomy clouds belie the Technicolor sky above

    When forced to read the poems of T.S. Eliot at school, one of the lines that stuck was: “You had such a vision of the street as the street hardly understands.” When I think of it now, what comes to mind is looking out of the window of a hotel in a grimy industrial city in the early morning as people...

  • ‘Beautiful’ La Cañada gardens should not include this invasive plant

    ‘Beautiful’ La Cañada gardens should not include this invasive plant

    A current La Cañada Valley Beautiful Award has prompted this letter. Front and center in the landscape are clumps of fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum), classified as an invasive non-native plant (www.cal-ipc.org). Fountain grass is harmful in many ways: Its copious amounts of seed spread by...

  • Voters need full disclosure on Measure LCF

    Several of us friends have discussed just how little we know about Measure LCF on the Nov. 7 ballot. We fully support our schools and local community. It is our sincere hope that La Cañada voters can gain some insight from the following points to arrive at an informed decision. 1. These bonds essentially...

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