St. Francis High School Hosts Yard Sale


St. Francis High School in La Cañada is hosting a giant yard sale, rain or shine, in the school gym on Saturday, April 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Among the items for sale will be furniture, household items, kitchenware and dishes, sport equipment, clothing and accessories, holiday and seasonal decorations and more.

St. Francis is located at 200 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada.




Sunland Elementary PTA Hosts Annual ’50s Family Fun Night


It’s time to shake, rattle-n-roll at Sunland Elementary School’s annual ’50s Family Fun Night on Friday, April 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This is the school’s seventh year bringing the school community together while raising money for the classrooms. This is open to the whole community. The event will have food trucks provided by Pena’s Tacos and B&R Burgers, ’50s music, sno cones, popcorn, root beer floats, nachos, cotton candy and much more.

Classic cars provided by Road Kings, swing dancers by Dance Now and jive dancers by Aletheia will also be featured. There will be activities, games, prizes and entertainment for families to enjoy. Guests will have an opportunity to help raise money for the school by participating in raffles with chances to win great things from spa services to food to tickets to Aquarium of the Pacific and more. Purchase tickets on the day of the event. Most items are only $1.

This is a ’50s themed event, so attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their ’50’s attire – just grease back your hair and grab your poodle skirt.

Sunland Elementary is located at 8350 Hillrose St. in Sunland.




Electronics Recycling Event


Valley View Elementary School is having an electronics recycling event April 16 and April 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bob Smith Toyota, 3320 Foothill Blvd. (south lot) in La Crescenta.

Computers, monitors, televisions, cellphones, CD players, ink & toner cartridges, printers – most all electronics will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit Valley View Elementary School.




Foothill MWD Opens K-12 Student Art Contest


Foothill Municipal Water District (Foothill MWD) is conducting its fifth annual K-12 student art contest with the theme of competition adhering to the phrase “Water Is Life.” This is a fun and educational project that serves to inspire student creativity while considering the stewardship of our precious water resources. The contest is open to all students K-12 attending a school located within the Foothill MWD service area, including all schools located in the City of La Cañada Flintridge.

Art must be submitted on 12-inch x 18-inch white poster board or drawing paper with a one-inch blank space or white area left on all four sides of the artwork. Artists may use the following art media: crayons, markers, pencil, paints, watercolors, pastels, cut paper or fabric. Photography or computer generated artwork is not permitted.

This event is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and all winning entries will be submitted to MWD for a second round of competition to be included in the 2017 “Water Is Life” Student Artwork Calendar.

Deadline for entries is April 1, including postmarked submissions. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of Foothill MWD.  For further information about the contest, including all rules, judging criteria, and other prizes, please visit and click on 2016 Water Is Life Student Art Contest on the main page.



Scholarships Available


The Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada Flintridge (CSF) has announced that the 2016 scholarship applications are now available. Fulltime students who attend a pubic or private school located within the city of La Cañada Flintridge, as well as Crescenta Valley High School, regardless of home residency, are eligible to apply for scholarships. Additionally, students receiving services associated with Hathaway Sycamores and Hillsides Pasadena are also eligible.

All required school and financial documentation, along with reference reports must be received by April 30.

Scholarship applications can be downloaded from the CSF’s website at, or obtained at the college counseling offices of La Cañada High School, Flintridge Preparatory School, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Hillside School and Learning Center, Saint Francis High School, Crescenta Valley High School, Hathaway Sycamores, and Hillsides Pasadena.


The Cañada Auxiliary of Professionals of Assistance League of Flintridge, known as CAP, is offering scholarships to further the education of La Cañada Flintridge resident students. This year CAP is extending the reach of the scholarships to those students who live in the adjacent cities of La Crescenta and Montrose.

CAP Scholarships will be granted to students who will be attending a two-year college or an accredited occupational program in the fall of 2016.

Applications can be downloaded or a sample is available from counselors and/or scholarship staff at La Cañada High School, Crescenta Valley High School, St. Francis High School, Hillside Learning Center, Village Christian School, Glendale Community College, and Pasadena City College, or from Assistance League® of Flintridge, 4607 Oakwood Avenue, La Cañada after April 1, 2016. Applications must be returned to Assistance League® of Flintridge no later than Sunday, May 1 along with a one-page personal essay, verification of grades, résumé, and two sealed letters of recommendation. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For additional information, call Assistance League® of Flintridge at (818) 790-1328 or visit Application forms may be downloaded from this site.