Friday, January 2, 2009

La Cañada Valley Sun: Around Town:Pop quiz:

Published Thursday, January 1, 2009 4:10 AM PST
Around Town:
Pop quiz: have pencil and paper handy?
By Anita Susan Brenner

Once, the Foothills were designated as a flood zone. In that spirit, here is our antidote to creeping urbanization, the Second Annual Year-End News Quiz:

1) Which Valley Sun columnist learned at a Planning Commission meeting that the city’s new floodplain maps redesignated his or her property at a lower risk?

A. Anita Susan Brenner

B. Joe Puglia

C. Carol Cormaci

D. Jane Neely

2) How much was the retroactive refund on flood insurance, but only on written request?

A. $2,000

B. $1,500

C. $1,450

D. $2,320

3) How much press coverage has their been of this new flood insurance refund potential?

A. This column

B. Just this column.

C. This column.

D. Word of mouth

4) Who doesn’t live here any more?

A. Deputy Smith

B. Deputy Smith

C. Deputy Smith

D. All of the above

5) The new La Cañada Town Center is a landmark because:

A. “The opening of the new 45,000-square-foot Sport Chalet in the La Cañada Town Center, after more than a decade of community debate and discussion, marks a major landmark in the history of La Cañada Flintridge.”

B. The parking lot is emptier than Trader Joe’s.

C. There are no final occupancy permits.

D. Even though the Sport Chalet structure originally was built for and used as a grocery store, the city’s Downtown Village Specific Plan now limits the size of food markets allowed in sub-area No. 1, the three-lot parcel at Beulah Drive and Foothill Boulevard currently owned by the Olberz family/La Cañada Properties.

6) The main difference between La Crescenta and La Cañada is that La Cañada:

A. Prohibits roosters on single family dwellings on lots smaller than 15,001 feet.

B. Permits roosters at the discretion of La Cañada’s administrative services director on a case-by-case basis.

C. Allows limited registration of roosters, when properly neutered by a licensed veterinarian.

D. Allows roosters in all single family dwellings in increments of three, up to a maximum of 20 chickens or a mix of farm fowl. Residents of all single family dwellings to have a minimum of three chickens, with larger lots

E. Awarded an $18, 419 contract with Fairbank, Maslin & Associates to fund a survey of a sampling, about 300 of the city’s residents to determine if current solid waste and recycling is meeting customer service needs and expectations.


ANITA SUSAN BRENNER’S columns appears weekly in the Valley Sun. E-mail your answers to They will be judged by a highly partial panel for selection for recognition in future columns.La Cañada Valley Sun

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