| 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...
| 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.
| May 1, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Former La Cañada Mayor Steve Del Guercio, retired teacher and Boy Scout leader Harriet Hammons and Kyla Bradley, a high school student dedicated to making the area's homeless feel loved, are among this year's winners of the Les Tupper Community Service...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:05 AM
It's May, the month for celebrating Mother's Day, Teachers Appreciation Day and Classified Staff Appreciation Day.
For many local PTA leaders, it's also the month for the California State PTA convention, when PTA representatives from many of our schools...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Wilson Middle School, 1221 Monterey Road, will be the location for this year’s Glendale Solar Discovery Faire from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
This free event is open to the public. Sponsored by the nonprofit Rahus Institute, demonstrations will...
| 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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Did you know that alcohol and marijuana are the most widely used drugs among youth ages 12 to 17? Nationwide statistics show that 73% of youth report that at least one of their four closest friends used alcohol in the past year and 60% of youth report...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 1:50 PM
The La Cañada PTA Council was honored at the First District PTA Awards dinner and meeting on March 24 at the Castaway restaurant in Burbank.
The event, organized by First District PTA was given the theme “Go for the Gold” and honored PTA...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:01 PM
As regular readers may have noticed, I’ve written a number of columns on school-to-career education. In another part-time job, I’ve also been assisting with an effort to extend and “articulate” career pathways to high-wage, high-...