| Apr 16, 2014
| 1:51 PM
For the past year, Jamie Lewsadder has led La Cañada Unified School District’s foray into a new technological era. As IT director, she’s worked with a small team of employees to upgrade the district’s infrastructure and prepare it for...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Glendale school and city officials are reevaluating where crossing guards are assigned throughout the city due, in part, to concerns raised by parents.
Since the beginning of the school year, several parents of children who attend Balboa Elementary have...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 1:48 PM
The annual Taste of Montrose, to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 4, is a wonderful opportunity to sample the culinary delights offered by an array of participating Montrose restaurants and support an important student program.
Tickets are $20...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Ten Years Ago
A new local theater group, The Foothill Musical Theatre founded by Marlys Marsteller and Lance Merrill was preparing its inaugural production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Into the Woods,” which would be staged...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Susan Boyd, a former member and past president of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board, has been selected by the district's administrative team to receive the 2013-14 Golden Apple Award.
Sponsored by the Assn. of California School...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:08 PM
The new Common Core State Standards and computerized state exams that students will begin taking in upcoming weeks were up for discussion Tuesday night at the La Cañada home of Glendale Council PTA President Sandy Russell, where State Supt. Tom...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 6:36 PM
State Supt. Tom Torlakson was in town on Wednesday, but not to speak at a large rally.
He was in a much more intimate setting — the home of Glendale Council PTA President Sandy Russell, where he fielded questions from about 10 local parents about...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 3:02 PM
On a rainy morning, La Cañada Unified Board President Scott Tracy opens the front door of his Woodleigh Lane house, unique from neighboring homes in that it is below road level and perched atop a stream that cuts a natural course through the backyard...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Of all the very informative training sessions and workshops I’ve attended in my years as a PTA parent and while serving on the school board, some of the best were the programs of the National Conference for Community and Justice.
| Nov 28, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Whether or not we all agree on the importance of curriculum standards (I'm on record as supporting the Common Core goals), I expect most of us could list a few things we'd like more children to learn in school or elsewhere before they become adults....
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:46 PM
There is no question that there are problems in our public schools that our politicians, teachers, and parents are not willing to address. With another school shooting in Littleton, Colo. and gun-safety laws going nowhere, the need for increased funding...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 11:13 AM
A Glendale Unified School District plan to increase enrollment at La Crescenta-area elementary schools to allow for the expansion of dual-language immersion programs has ignited an intense debate among foothill neighbors regarding potential changes to...