Anthony J. Portantino

Residents push for withdrawal of drug rehab facility from La Cañada neighborhood

Residents push for withdrawal of drug rehab facility from La Cañada neighborhood

After learning a residential drug and alcohol detox center was being planned for a home on Green Lane, a group of neighbors complained to the La Cañada City Council Tuesday, only to learn the city’s hands are tied by state law.

In a packed council chambers, residents expressed their concern with the opening of Ridgeview Ranch III, a six-client residential detoxification center leasing a property at 915 Green Lane. Many learned of the new arrival after reading crime reports in local newspapers last week describing a July 24 burglary that had occurred in the still-vacant house.

Princess Anne Road homeowner Dan Khatchaturian assembled a group of about 40 residents, many of...

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