Mosquito Concerns Surround Local Medians


Concerned citizens in and around La Cañada Flintridge have noticed the amount of standing water that remains in the newly constructed medians along the 1900 block of Foothill Boulevard. They have placed tongue-in-cheek signs stating “Mosquito Birthing Center. Hatching Soon.”

The apparent concern of those who placed the sign was the danger of mosquitoes that carry diseases like West Nile Virus.

La Cañada Flintridge City Manager Daniel Jordan said the city was aware of the issue of standing water. Public Works Dept. was out at the location on Tuesday to evaluate the draining issues.

“It is my understanding that whatever water was there has [filtered] through,” he said.

He added the fact that the water is gone now does not mean it will not be back with the next rain. The City is working on the filtration system and continuing its median project plan to plant drought-tolerant vegetation.

“We will be addressing this in a comprehensive way,” Jordan said.