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  • 2 noble-minded deeds, but just 1 expected ending

    2 noble-minded deeds, but just 1 expected ending

    “Excuse me!” The words came out of the blackness at the small parking lot next to the Angeles Crest fire station, a place where, at 6 in the morning, I had never heard a voice before. “Excuse me!” I heard again and only then made out the outline of a man behind a car parked at an odd angle. “I...

  • Rain reveals Arroyo Seco’s winter character

    Rain reveals Arroyo Seco’s winter character

    For months, as happens every year through the rainless season, the Arroyo Seco has been getting smaller and smaller, just as the vegetation around it has been getting drier and drier. It still gurgles cheerfully on, the only all-round stream in 50 square miles. But by last Sunday the weir a couple...

  • Official responds to residents’ concerns about burglaries

    As most of you are aware, there have been recent news articles concerning two home invasion robberies in La Cañada Flintridge. While alarming and causing great concern, it is important to clarify some of the facts and what is being done. It is the job of your Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department...

  • Senior housing project — great idea, wrong location

    The La Cañada Flintridge Planning Commission is expected to consider on Jan. 23 the approval of the proposed 72-unit, three-story, 59,000-square-foot development at the site of the current First Church of Christ, Scientist at 600 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. A senior housing development is a good...

  • Small, transient gesture means much to this father

    Small, transient gesture means much to this father

    It’s the simplest of tributes on the bench that memorializes my 7-year-old son, Nicholas, on the Mt. Lukens fire road. But it is also one of the most moving. Someone had just picked up some branches of wild sage and stuck them into the spaces between the back of the bench and the uprights: no tape,...


In Theory: Political endorsements remain a no-no for nonprofits

One change made to the GOP tax bill before the president’s signature late last year removed language that would have repealed the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits 501(c)(3) nonprofits including churches from making political endorsements. Such a change would have strengthened freedom of speech,...

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