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  • Reader encourages locals to give to Community Center

    Yesterday I received a color glossy flier from the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge. I am so glad that CCLCF leadership has reached out and asked for financial support and to invite community members to visit and see what’s up. I hope you will read on — I want you to consider giving. And...

  • 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...

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