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Local ham-radio enthusiasts pull an all-nighter in national event

When the next big earthquake finally strikes the Los Angeles region, the phones may either be knocked out or overloaded. So, if the power grid goes down and cellphones won’t work, short-wave radios are widely considered the best solution. This past weekend at Verdugo Park, the Crescenta Valley...

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St. Francis football up early, building toward 2017

St. Francis football up early, building toward 2017

With its return to the friendly confines of Friedman Field, the St. Francis High football team commenced summer football practices amid an emerging heat wave. But for the Golden Knights, their daily practices have long since concluded by the time the summer heat rolls in. “It doesn’t have that...

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  • Tips for locals who might encounter burglars or home invasion suspects

    Many local residents are alarmed about the increase in burglaries occurring in the Foothills as of late, as well as the potential for home invasions. I am from England and a Hong Kong-trained Master of Wing Chun kung fu, which is a personal defense system developed by women. I have taught self-defense...

  • Casino Night a sure bet for those seeking fun, food and fabulous prizes

    Casino Night a sure bet for those seeking fun, food and fabulous prizes

    Unfortunately, too many La Cañada residents are unaware of a hidden little gem in their midst: our own nonprofit La Cañada Flintridge Community Center nestled away at 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, in the heart of our special neighborhood. The upcoming opening event of Fiesta Days, the May 26 Casino Night...

  • The Fate of the Furious: 30 days at the impound

    The Fate of the Furious: 30 days at the impound

    Recently, Los Angeles has seen a dramatic and alarming 43% increase in traffic-related fatalities, with 260 traffic deaths occurring in 2016. This rate is continuing to increase and in 2017 is already significantly higher than it was at this time last year. Unfortunately, these rising rates of...

  • Mailbag: La Cañada is not safe with only 2 cars patrolling streets

    Mailbag: La Cañada is not safe with only 2 cars patrolling streets

    I was disheartened by last week’s Crime Report, which on your website carried the headline “Three La Cañada homes hit in one night by burglars smashing second-floor glass doors.” That’s three more La Cañada homes burglarized on April 19 by what seem to be the same home invaders that burglarized...

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