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  • Letter: Praise for trio of city officials

    Letter: Praise for trio of city officials

    I am writing to express my heartfelt thanks to three La Cañada city officials: Mayor Pro Tem Jonathan Curtis, City Manager Mark Alexander, and Director of Administrative Services Carl Alameda. Here’s the story.I have been hiking the Cross-Town trail for the last 30 years. Before the last few years,...

  • Letter: Thanks for a well-written story

    Letter: Thanks for a well-written story

    Re: “A family feel keeps things moving at Allen Lund Co.” Feb. 4.I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the article about our 40-year anniversary. It was definitely one of the best articles ever written about the company. You were able to convey what we are about and the values we...

  • Letter: Library opens doors to improvements

    Letter: Library opens doors to improvements

    La Cañada Flintridge Library has new automatic sliding doors that make library access easier and safer. The old, extremely heavy doors caused many accidents over the last 45 years, particularly to small children. The doors were also a barrier that many adults with wheelchairs and walkers wouldn't...

  • Letter: Lively and dry at the Community Center

    Most probably can’t remember a fierce storm that came into town July 2015, but the Community Center won’t forget.We got flooded throughout our entire facility from the constant downpours that included lightning and thunder. We had to utilize a professional company to remove most of the water. The...

  • Letter: Need for a VA clinic is a pressing one

    Re: “When will local VA clinic be built?” Around Town, Dec. 31. Let me add some more thought to Anita Brenner’s column on the proposed veterans clinic to be housed on the Pasadena City College campus. As one of many veterans who’ve attended various local patriotic events, I have heard nothing but...

  • Letter: Thoughts are with the Lin family during this difficult time

    The Arcadia Unified School District family offers our deepest condolences to the Lin family, their friends and loved ones. We are beyond saddened to learn of the death of the Lin brothers, William and Anthony, who attended Arcadia High School. The loss of William and Anthony will be felt by the...

  • Letter: Disconcerting near miss near schools

    Last Thursday night a woman was struck by a car as she was crossing the street from St. Bede's School to St. Francis High School for a meeting or event. The driver of the vehicle reportedly paused for a moment and then left. The woman was transported to the hospital for head injuries she sustained.I...

  • Letter: Fond memories of Frank Beemer

    Re: “LCE remembers late teacher Frank Beemer,” Dec. 24. Great story on Mr. Beemer. I grew up in La Cañada right around the corner from LCE and went through the La Cañada schools from kindergarten to senior at La Cañada High School (Class of ’79).I had Mr. Beemer for a teacher in fifth grade. I...

  • Op-Ed: The key to a brighter future isn't fear

    My phone is buzzing. I’m teaching my fifth graders a lesson on the solar system at the 24th Street Learning Center in South Los Angeles. My phone keeps buzzing. Without stopping, I circulate toward my desk to glance at my phone, in case it is something important. But then I stop. It’s a message...

  • Letter: Ease up on days off, start school later

    La Cañada Unified schools were out for the entire Thanksgiving week. I wonder at the reasoning of that, instead of starting the school year later than midsummer. Starting school in the hottest part of the year — with little regard for the families so strongly opposed to it — feels disrespectful.The...

  • Letter: Community Center's multitude of thanks

    The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in our 22nd annual Thanksgiving Fun Run & Food Drive. This event is the biggest fundraiser that the Community Center puts on and all of the proceeds from the event keeps our programs moving...

  • Letter: Community Center seeks donations to replace flood-damaged floor

    There is a global event that makes people aware of Black Friday, then Cyber Monday and now Giving Tuesday – Dec 1. Here at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge we have joined this movement of Giving Tuesday.  This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and for a cause. We...

  • Letter: Tech could assist patient monitoring

    Re: “Average grade at hospital,” Nov. 12. It has long been said in the business world that you can’t control an organization unless you can measure its activities and outcomes. True statistics can present different stories, depending on their interpretation. How does the saying go? Figures can...

  • Letter: Tips on maintaining certain lawn types

    It's that time of the year when gardeners like to seed St. Augustine and Bermuda lawns — both of which naturally begin to go dormant this time of the year, turning more brown than green as the weather turns cooler. In the process, gardeners lay a fair amount of manure down to help the temporary...

  • Letter: Equestrian ride captured history

    More than 120 horses and riders rode along the trails of La Cañada Flintridge on Oct. 18. The “Trail Dusters Ride and Barbecue” was sponsored by the L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation and the city of La Cañada Flintridge. The Flintridge Riding Club graciously hosted the event.As the...

  • Letter: Note to politicians -- taxes are taxing

    Flat tax, round tax, gotcha tax ideas are coming out of Washington these days. If the politicos really wanted to help poor folks they would eliminate the sales, property and business taxes. The sales tax falls disproportionately on the poor and middle class folks. In California, eliminating the...

  • Letter: Benefit's end has ramifications

    Current employees will most likely become retirees someday, and so they will not receive this expected benefit as well! One can be sure that the benefit of medical coverage after retirement was in each employee’s evaluation when they applied for their job at the city of Glendale. Given the forecasts...

  • Letter: JPL needs a better system for visitors

    JPL should consider enacting a reservation system, perhaps stretching its open house across several Saturdays. Our clogged freeway and streets — progressively worse each year — ought to provide ample motivation.This outstanding La Cañada facility definitely deserves the attention and popularity....

  • Letter: The time is now to plan for El Niño

     Following most recent catastrophes there have been a lack of drinkable water and electricity. Electrical failures can affect drinking water sanitation. It may still come out of the tap, yet be contaminated. Are there communications for this eventuality? During a hurricane in New York there was...

  • Letter: There's another source for free mulch

     In case you can’t make it to Descanso Gardens free mulch giveaway on Oct. 3, there is still hope. For the past several years I’ve been taking advantage of the city of Los Angeles’ Free Mulch Give-Away program. The city’s bureau of sanitation provides free quality mulch in 11 different locations...

  • Letter: An uneducated vote isn't prudent

    I read Ardy Kassakhian's piece in the News-Press about making voter registration automatic with the application for a driver license. I think the effort to make participation in our democracy is admirable. I wish Kassakhian would also champion some kind of educational standard for voter registration...

  • Letter: Crescenta Valley Park's history is nothing to salute

    It's interesting to see how the Historical Society of Crescenta Valley has attempted to “clean up” the history of the Crescenta Valley Park by calling it a “gathering place for German Americans.” Far from being a place of “cultural celebrations,” the former Hindenburg Park was Southern California's...

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