Council briefed on hauler survey

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council heard Monday results from a recent survey conducted to gauge public satisfaction with the multiple waste-removal services operating in the city, and possible support for a switch to a single-hauler contract.

Hoover High wrestler Edmen Shahbazyan finished fourth at the CIF Southern Section Wrestling Masters Meet on Saturday at 195 pounds.

Hoover High's Edmen Shahbazyan looks to continue historic run at state

A wild and perhaps unexpected run for Hoover High senior Edmen Shahbazyan will both continue and end at this weekend’s 43rd annual CIF State Championship Wrestling Tournament at Bakersfield’s Rabobank Arena.

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball's Dante Fregoso, the reigning All-Area Player of the Year, hits a serve into play at practice on Monday, March 1, 2015. Fregoso, who suffered a back injury while playing for the school's basketball team in the winter, will likely be eased back into things, according to Coach Sean Beattie.

Boys' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Prep appears poised to challenge for another league title

Before the first serve of the season took place, the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team had been bestowed with a top-10 ranking in the CIF Southern Section Division IV preseason poll.

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Recalling a former Black Cow patron

I don’t view myself as a creature of habit but I have become susceptible to routine. Table 10 in the café was occupied; subsequently, I decided to sit at table 11. Since Nate Neven, the morning barista, created the perfect café latte, the Black Cow Café in Montrose was a comforting respite on a cold Monday morning.

Around Town: The best way to learn a language

Following the recent dust-up over teaching Mandarin in the local high school, the La Cañada Unified School District should note that there are a lot of smart people in this town with free advice, even though the U.S. Department of Education just announced that “more than $63.3 million” was awarded to colleges and universities to strengthen global competitiveness through international studies and World Language Training.

A mobile crane, big enough to lift men to the top of this tower, its front wheels jacked up three feet off the ground, its rear wheels prevented from slipping by thick wooden chocks, has a notice on the driver⿿s door: ⿿Death or serious injury will result from contact with the load, the crane or the vehicle if the boom or loadline should become electrically charged.⿝ The hazards are everywhere, writer Reg Green notes.

Guest Column: Lines of cable run through it

The circling helicopters that added an intriguing element to life in La Cañada last week have gone, and the cables that double the capacity going into Gould Mesa substation are in place to bring electricity from windmills in the Tehachapi hills to the California grid.

Bicyclists from Crescenta Valley, Clark Magnet and St. Francis high schools prepare for the start of the second annual Bike-A-Thon/Hike-A-Thon fundraiser at the Glendale Sports Complex on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Cyclists roll out for charity

A charitable effort started by local teens has quickly gathered downhill speed and is giving orphans around the world greater access to brighter futures.

818 Roundup: Education challengers outpace incumbents in fundraising; Council, school board candidate forums

818 Roundup: Education challengers outpace incumbents in fundraising; Council, school board candidate forums

Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, March 5, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 78 degrees and a low of 48 degrees with mostly clear skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Los Angeles police fatally shot a man who led them on a car chase that ended when the cars collided in this Burbank cul-de-sac near West National and Pass avenues.

Driver of stolen vehicle dies after police shoot at pursuit's conclusion

Two-time reigning All-Area Girls' Swimmer of the Year Kirsten Vose.

Girls' Swimming Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has newer, bigger goals

The finish line for the 2015 season has been pushed back and there will be considerable reward for those who have enough for the extra mile.