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  • La Cañada history: LCF teen prepared for 1954 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

    La Cañada history: LCF teen prepared for 1954 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
    Ten Years Ago Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Alice C. Hill, a resident of La Cañada Flintridge, was named the 2004 Judge of the Year by the San Fernando Valley Bar Assn. Twenty Years Ago Mary Brosius was named rose curator for Descanso Gardens'...
  • La Cañada history: Local pilot died in plane crash

    La Cañada history: Local pilot died in plane crash
    Ten Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge City Council awarded a $792,000 contract to Pima Construction to build a park on a former Caltrans lot on the south side of Foothill Boulevard near the Glendale (2) Freeway entrance. The transportation-themed...
  • Burroughs High PTA homework survey leads to push for quality over quantity

    After a local PTA conducted a survey of parents, the results sparked district officials to move forward with guidelines that emphasize quality over quantity when it comes to students’ homework — and state PTA officials are taking notice....
  • GUSD plan to increase enrollment and expand dual-language program ignites debate

    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...
  • Op-Ed: The nation's schools must address mental health

    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...
  • Learning Matters: Stories remain vivid from long-ago workshop

    Learning Matters: Stories remain vivid from long-ago workshop
    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. The conference...
  • Learning Matters: Lessons for life, lessons for all

    Learning Matters: Lessons for life, lessons for all
    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....
  • Scott Tracy looks back on his LCUSD tenure

    Scott Tracy looks back on his LCUSD tenure
    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...
  • La Cañada History: New local theater group prepared its inaugural production

    La Cañada History: New local theater group prepared its inaugural production
    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...
  • Board campaign budgets vary widely

    Board campaign budgets vary widely
    This post was updated with correct information. The ballot for the Nov. 5 La Cañada Unified school board election is crowded: Eight candidates are vying for three open seats, with some of the candidates choosing to run their campaigns on shoestring...
  • La Cañada History: New local theater group prepared its inaugural production

    La Cañada History: New local theater group prepared its inaugural production
    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...
  • Board campaign budgets vary widely

    Board campaign budgets vary widely
    This post was updated with correct information. The ballot for the Nov. 5 La Cañada Unified school board election is crowded: Eight candidates are vying for three open seats, with some of the candidates choosing to run their campaigns on shoestring...