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Rep. Schiff, System of a Down share goal of Armenian Genocide recognition

Rep. Schiff, System of a Down share goal of Armenian Genocide recognition

While the alternative rock band System of a Down plans to use the concert stage this month as a platform to push for formal recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the United States and Turkey, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), is using his influence as a legislator toward the same goal.

Diner orders the 'Juan Millionth Taco' at Los Gringos Locos

Diner orders the 'Juan Millionth Taco' at Los Gringos Locos

Following up on a promotional tool they’d used successfully in August 2006 when they sold their 500,000th taco, Los Gringos Locos restaurant drew a packed house to the Foothill Boulevard eatery last week with the promise that the “Juan Millionth Taco” was about to be sold and its...

Local ukulele players hit the right notes

Local ukulele players hit the right notes

It was at the Montrose Christmas Parade more than two years ago when a group of ukulele players first got together as a band and marched down Honolulu Avenue, but that ended up being their only gig on foot.

City Briefs: Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' opens at GCC; Deukmejian Wilderness Park nature education program

William Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” will be presented by the Glendale Community College’s Theatre and Arts Department Thursday, April 2 through April 12 in the college’s Mainstage Theatre.

Crime Report: Residential burglary occurs while boarder is at home

A man told deputies that he and his wife left their home at around 12:30 p.m. to get groceries. When they returned at 1:15 p.m., they noticed someone had cut open a sliding screen door.

Chamlian students commemorate Armenian Genocide with 100 forget-me-not flowers

Chamlian students commemorate Armenian Genocide with 100 forget-me-not flowers

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, eighth-graders and first-graders at Vahan & Anoush Chamlian Armenian School planted 100 forget-me-not flowers in garden beds on the La Crescenta campus.

Schiff names district's Women of the Year

Schiff names district's Women of the Year

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) recently honored three local women as Women of the Year in his district.

Crime Report: Home break-ins reported throughout the area

A man and his family left their secured home around 9:30 a.m. When they returned at 6 p.m., they noticed someone had forced open a kitchen window and a side door leading into a den, and ransacked three bedrooms and two bathrooms inside the house.

Library hosts event offering a lesson in Scottish culture, bagpipe performance

Library hosts event offering a lesson in Scottish culture, bagpipe performance

Nearly every child in the room raised their hand when asked if they knew what a bagpipe was, but all of them put their hands right back down when the follow-up question was whether they knew how the instrument worked.

Campaign HQ for council candidate, a former zoning admin, violates zoning rules, city says

Glendale officials are asking City Council candidate Edith Fuentes to close a campaign headquarters she set up in the heart of the Montrose Shopping Park because it violates zoning rules and is irking neighbors trying to keep politics out of the community, but she plans to keep it open through...

Daily High recognized by state as model school

Daily High recognized by state as model school

Daily High School is one of 480 continuation high schools in California, and, on Wednesday, it was recognized by state education officials as being a model school, becoming one of just 29 campuses statewide to earn that distinction.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Montrose-Verdugo Chamber of Commerce hosts poker tournament; Documentary screening

The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce will host a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at CV Insurance, 3156 Foothill Blvd.

Fundraising campaign targets new scoreboard for Crescenta Valley Little League

Fundraising campaign targets new scoreboard for Crescenta Valley Little League

It’s not uncommon for a baseball game to be rained out, but a storm in December went one step further and knocked down an entire scoreboard at Montrose Community Park.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Volunteers sought for monthly cleanup effort; Land-Use Committee meeting

The Crescenta Valley Land-Use Committee will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the community room at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.

Crime report: Check altered in mailbox

A woman reported that on Feb. 1, someone altered a personal check she¿d previously endorsed and placed in the post office mailbox.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Montrose-Verdugo chamber mixer; CV Alliance presentation

The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce will hold a mixer from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at Mardo K Fine Jewelry, 2269 Honolulu Ave., Montrose.

Workshop looks at 710 EIR

Workshop looks at 710 EIR

Locals put weekend plans on hold Saturday morning, crowding into La Cañada’s City Council chambers to learn how to harness people power in anticipation of the release of the California Department of Transportation’s proposed 710 Freeway extension project.

Boys' Swimming Preview: Can Crescenta Valley swimming maintain storied success?

Boys' Swimming Preview: Can Crescenta Valley swimming maintain storied success?

Even without the star power and depth that carried Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ swimming team to three straight CIF Southern Section Division II top-three finishes from 2011-13, the Falcons still managed to stay in the top 10 with a seventh-place finish last year.

Crime Report: Vehicle burglary at LCHS

A woman reported that as she was walking toward her brother's car at about 7 p.m. she saw someone exiting it from the rear passenger door. At first she thought it might have been her brother.

Group's charity event aims to donate bikes to orphans

Group's charity event aims to donate bikes to orphans

In 2012, St. Francis High School’s Sebouh Bazikian made a promise to raise $5,000 to provide orphans in Kenya with bicycles that would get them to school safely and potentially change their lives forever.

Weather postpones Montrose Founders Day event

Weather postpones Montrose Founders Day event

Montrose recently turned 102, but the annual Founders Day event to celebrate the more than century-old community was postponed due to rain on Sunday.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: CVHS presents musical 'Hello, Dolly!'; Upcoming chamber mixer

Crescenta Valley High School will present the musical “Hello, Dolly,” this weekend in the school’s auditorium.

Verdugo Views: Community effort helped save Whiting Woods

Verdugo Views: Community effort helped save Whiting Woods

Back in 1979, a Whiting Woods homeowner went to a Glendale City Council meeting and handed over a check for $27,000.

New diagonal crosswalk installed in Montrose

New diagonal crosswalk installed in Montrose

There’s a new dimension to walking around in Montrose — diagonally.

Crime Report: Vandalism, hate crime reported at La Crescenta Walgreens

A shift supervisor at Walgreens said that sometime between 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 10:20 a.m. Feb. 16 someone had entered the men's restroom at the store and drawn a swastika with the words "white power" above the symbol and the numbers "666" beneath it on a bathroom stall.

Mandarin school marks first decade with Lunar New Year celebration

Mandarin school marks first decade with Lunar New Year celebration

La Cañada mom Hui Su remembers when Foothill Chinese School was just a series of after-school Mandarin lessons created for a clutch of students whose parents had a keen interest in preserving their family’s native tongue.

Local teen takes on liaison role for Special Olympics World Summer Games

Local teen takes on liaison role for Special Olympics World Summer Games

Several months from now, participants in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will descend on Glendale, which will serve as host to 100 athletes in the sporting event, and the event organizers have named 17-year-old Michael León as a global messenger.

Camellias to take center stage at Descanso Gardens

Camellias to take center stage at Descanso Gardens

Seventy-two years ago, newspaper magnate Manchester Boddy began planting 100,000 camellias underneath the old oak trees in his 150-acre La Cañada property.

Glendale, La Cañada school districts to continue discussion on potential Sagebrush transfer

As Glendale school officials prepare to meet with La Cañada school officials next week over the Sagebrush territory, Glendale Unified Supt. Dick Sheehan reminded residents that Glendale’s proposal over the territory is still active during a school board meeting on Tuesday.

Glendale breaks ground on affordable housing with artists in mind

Glendale breaks ground on affordable housing with artists in mind

Construction of a 70-unit affordable housing project for local artists got underway in downtown Glendale Tuesday following a groundbreaking ceremony.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Montrose celebrates Founders Day; CV Town Council meeting

Montrose will celebrate “Founders Day” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22 in the community’s downtown area along Honolulu Avenue.

 Tow company hit by arson

Tow company hit by arson

Arson investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are searching for suspects captured on video deliberately setting fire to a La Crescenta business early Monday that caused an estimated $450,000 in damages.

Crescenta Valley PTA: Monte Vista Elementary to hold 'Father-Daughter Dance'

Monte Vista Elementary: The school's "Father-Daughter Dance" will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in the auditorium. Contact the office for more information.

Report shows dip in single-family home prices

The median price for a Glendale home in January was slightly lower than the same time last year, while the first month of 2015 saw the second lowest number of homes sold in the past 12 months, according to the latest real estate report.

Crime Report: Multiple reports of identity theft

A man reported that he received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service questioning some information on his 2014 tax return. The victim said he was confused because he had not yet filed his 2014 return.

Montrose Harvest Market organizers consider audit of vendors

Montrose Harvest Market organizers consider audit of vendors

The board overseeing the Montrose Harvest Market is looking into hiring a firm to audit vendors selling various goods, following a recent discussion that had some board members questioning whether some vendors are turning in adequate amounts of returns from their sales on Sundays.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: CVHS alumnus graduates from Army basic training; CV Alliance presentation

Army Pvt. Joo Young Hong recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning, Ga.

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball knocks Glendale from first

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball knocks Glendale from first

LA CRESCENTA — With both the Crescenta Valley High and Glendale boys’ basketball teams on the verge of participating in the CIF Southern Section playoffs next week, the Falcons and Nitros spent Tuesday competing in the second head-to-head matchup of the season.

Glendale, La Cañada school districts to meet again on Sagebrush transfer

La Cañada and Glendale school officials will meet later this month to discuss the proposal Glendale Unified officials delivered late last year laying out terms for transferring the Sagebrush area of La Cañada Flintridge into the La Cañada Unified School District.

Commission accepting artwork proposals

The Glendale Arts and Culture Commission is accepting proposals from artists who would like to temporarily display artwork in the Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station. The deadline for entries is Feb. 17.

Students invited to join art contest

Area students are invited to participate in the fourth annual art contest sponsored by Foothill Municipal Water District, which carries the theme “Water is Life.”

Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo readies for postseason with impressive win

Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo readies for postseason with impressive win

LA CRESCENTA — Crescenta Valley High’s girls’ water polo team took an opportunity to play a top-flight opponent before the upcoming Pacific League Tournament by welcoming visiting La Serna to its pool Thursday afternoon in a nonleague contest featuring two teams both ranked in...

Making messages of love

Making messages of love

Since the start of this week, the Montrose and Chevy Chase libraries have set up tables so children can craft Valentine’s Day cards that will be delivered to seniors at the Sparr Heights Community Center next week.

Verdugo Hills Hospital nurses bring their case to COO

Verdugo Hills Hospital nurses bring their case to COO

Disgruntled employees from USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital on Wednesday marched to the office of the hospital’s chief operating officer, Paul Czajka, where they delivered a community petition bearing as many as 1,300 signatures collected in Glendale, Montrose and La Cañada.

Stengel Field stadium to be razed

Stengel Field stadium to be razed

The Stengel Field stadium that officials called “uninhabitable” is slated to be demolished this summer, though future plans for its reconstruction are still up in the air.

Off the ballot, GCC board candidate remains hopeful as write-in

Michael Miller, a Glendale resident seeking a seat on the Glendale Community College board of trustees, did not have the required number of valid signatures to appear on the April ballot, city officials said Tuesday.

Police investigate three home break-ins

Sheriff’s officials are investigating whether three home break-ins reported in La Crescenta last week may be related, officials said.

Crews to drill wells in CV County Park

Crews will begin drilling two monitoring wells in Crescenta Valley County Park on Monday as part of a feasibility study to determine if stormwater in the Verdugo Wash can be captured and put back into the ground to recharge the local groundwater basin, according to officials with the Crescenta...

Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Alliance hosts marriage, family therapist; CV chamber mixer

The CV Alliance will present “Communication and Setting Boundaries” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 in the library at Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave.

Authorities on the lookout for suspect in alleged gas station robbery

Authorities on the lookout for suspect in alleged gas station robbery

Sheriff’s officials are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a La Crescenta gas station and fled the scene Saturday evening, authorities said.

Inventory rises in housing market

After a lengthy string of increases, the median sale price for a single-family home in Glendale dropped slightly last month from the same time last year, and the number of homes sold climbed, according to the latest real estate report.

Tiles show common ground

Tiles show common ground

There’s a patch of land in La Crescenta that many people will have a stake in — at least a small stake.

GCC officials get a look at proposed trustee areas

GCC officials get a look at proposed trustee areas

Glendale Community College officials were presented with several drafts Tuesday night for various proposed voting districts as the college moves ahead with switching from its current at-large system.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Alliance presents parenting discussion; Vegan cooking demonstration for Valentine's Day

The CV Alliance will present “Parent or Friend? Finding the Balance” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 in the library at Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave.

Crescenta Valley High gears for science event

Crescenta Valley High School students spent this past summer meeting up to twice a week to study science facts and answer questions at a high rate of speed in preparation for a shot at competing in the National Science Bowl.

Parents say Common Core standards don't add up

As the Glendale school district continues to implement the new Common Core standards and prepare students to take the first standardized exams this spring testing their proficiency, school officials are also grappling with parents' concerns regarding the math curriculum.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Alliance to host adults-only discussion 'Rehab and Relapse'

The CV Alliance will present “Rehab and Relapse” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 in the library at Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave.

Crescenta Valley PTA: 'Walk and Talk' event to be presented weekly

A “Walk and Talk” event will be held every Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Crescenta Valley Park, 3901 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta.

Music stores likely to take a hit due to Fender's move to direct customer sales

Music stores likely to take a hit due to Fender's move to direct customer sales

Fender's curvy Stratocasters, Telecasters and Jazz Basses have been must-have features of guitar shop walls for decades.

VIDEO: Hikers and dog airlifted from Angeles National Forest

VIDEO: Hikers and dog airlifted from Angeles National Forest

Three hikers and their dog were airlifted out of the Angeles National Forest on Saturday after they became stranded on top of a mountain.

Crime Report: Craigslist transaction results in threats to buyer

On Dec. 31, a man and his wife saw a Craigslist ad for a Neapolitan mastiff dog for sale named Duke.

Schiff decries proposal for high-speed rail tunnel below Angeles National Forest

Schiff decries proposal for high-speed rail tunnel below Angeles National Forest

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is speaking out against the proposed idea of having high-speed rail tracks run through underground tunnels beneath the Angeles National Forest to connect Palmdale and Burbank and calls the alternative a costly dead-end.

'Chick magnet' cooking blogger moves from the web to the grill

'Chick magnet' cooking blogger moves from the web to the grill

One of Montrose’s newest restaurateurs has a cooking blog named after his belief that the ladies love a man who can whip up a good meal.

Glendale Unified on track to spend $5.2M

Glendale school officials are nearing the end of their $5-million-plus plan to adopt a new curriculum currently being implemented by the majority of states across the country.

YouTube star Jacob Whitesides performs at Flintridge Prep for suicide prevention fundraiser

YouTube star Jacob Whitesides performs at Flintridge Prep for suicide prevention fundraiser

Hundreds of teenage girls shivered in the rain on Saturday — some since 5 a.m. that day — to have YouTube singing sensation Jacob Whitesides croon to them.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Volunteers sought for cleanup; CV Alliance hosts discussion on teen anxiety, depression

The La Crescenta Library will host a “Family Play Date” from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, for children up to 5 years old with an adult caregiver.

School burglary under investigation

School burglary under investigation

Sheriff’s officials are investigating a school burglary in which thieves stole cash from teachers’ desks and ransacked several classrooms at La Crescenta Elementary School, police reports state.

Rental fees at Montrose Harvest Market rise

Rental fees at Montrose Harvest Market rise

For the first time in three years, the cost of renting a space for vendors at the weekly Montrose Harvest Market will go up following a decision on Thursday by the Montrose Shopping Park Assn. board of directors.

Pedrini's to play itself out

Pedrini's to play itself out

A family’s nearly 70-year legacy in Glendale and La Crescenta is coming to an end as Pedrini Music will be going out of business at the end of next month.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Judging underway for La Crescenta photo contest; Expanded library hours

The Montrose Shopping Park Assn. will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8 in Glendale Community College’s Professional Development Center, 2340 Honolulu Ave., Montrose.

Kepler mission passes milestone with verification of eight new exoplanets

Kepler mission passes milestone with verification of eight new exoplanets

NASA’s Kepler Space telescope — developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge — passed a milestone with the verification of eight new planets in the Milky Way Galaxy, bringing the total number of exoplanets to 1,004.

Two arrested in connection with La Crescenta home burglary

Two arrested in connection with La Crescenta home burglary

Two men were arrested Monday afternoon in connection with a home break-in in La Crescenta, authorities said.

Actor transforms Montrose Martial Arts studio into theater

Actor transforms Montrose Martial Arts studio into theater

Montrose is about to gain a new venue for live theater in a space that’s usually home for a martial arts studio on Honolulu Avenue.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: La Crescenta photo contest opens; CV Chamber's installation luncheon

Entries are being accepted for a photo competition called “Discover La Crescenta: Photography Contest.”

Cannabis compound found to help child with seizures

Cannabis compound found to help child with seizures

Misty Harlan's 3-year-old daughter, Novalee Perez, was born with a disorder where she had seizures, up to 100 a day. Now, Harlan has found a medication that has drastically reduced the number of seizures her daughter must endure, leading to a better life for her.

New online system allows theft victims to file reports with faster results

Victims of thefts or property losses valued under $950 will now be able to file a police report at the push of a button, thanks to a new Web-based program launched last month by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Heavy winds cause tree to fall on La Crescenta home

Heavy winds cause tree to fall on La Crescenta home

Heavy winds Tuesday evening knocked a “very large” tree onto a single-family home in La Crescenta, authorities said.

Crime Report: Izzy Cycles burglarized again

Deputies responded to an alarm that sounded at the store at 10:22 p.m. The store has been burglarized more than once recently, so its owner had fortified the rear door with wood and had placed a heavy metal cabinet in front of it.

Santa dines with families in need

Santa dines with families in need

More than 100 families in need from throughout the county turned out in Crescenta Valley Park on Saturday to have breakfast with Santa Claus.

'The Interview' to screen locally

'The Interview' to screen locally

On Christmas Day, MGN Five Star Cinema in Glendale will show “The Interview,” the Sony Pictures comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, which sparked a cyber-attack on the studio and threats of violence from hackers.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: 'Discover La Crescenta' photo contest opens; Chamber installation luncheon

Entries are being accepted for a photo competition called “Discover La Crescenta: Photography Contest.”

Election change in Glendale to be placed on ballot

Glendale voters will be asked this spring if the city should switch from its long-standing at-large voting system to individual districts after the City Council voted on Tuesday to place the question on the April ballot.

Utility gets OK to tap part of Rockhaven site

Utility gets OK to tap part of Rockhaven site

The Crescenta Valley Water District was given the go-ahead Tuesday to start pumping water from an underground well on the grounds of the Rockhaven sanitarium, treating it and then delivering it to customers.

Crescenta Valley's Lobianco hauls in Pacific League Player of the Year

Crescenta Valley's Lobianco hauls in Pacific League Player of the Year

In a season of historical brilliance that was Crescenta Valley High football’s undefeated run to a CIF Southern Section Southeast Division title, it all started with a dominant seven-game tour de force through the Pacific League.

Compassionate Cerritos Elementary students rewarded with gifts

Compassionate Cerritos Elementary students rewarded with gifts

During a morning assembly on Wednesday, more than 400 students at Cerritos Elementary School applauded their classmates who were being recognized by teachers for showing compassion and being good friends to others.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Town Council meeting Thursday; Library collecting gifts

The Crescenta Valley Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 in the community room of the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.

Flight tracker goes online

Flight tracker goes online

A new online tool allows users to file noise complaints and track flight movement, air traffic patterns and noise measurements around Bob Hope Airport in near real-time.

Agency hired in effort to rebrand Bob Hope Airport

In a continuing effort to help associate the Bob Hope Airport geographically with Hollywood and the Los Angeles area, airport officials awarded a contract asking a marketing firm to develop a new brand for the airport.

Sen. Carol Liu urges community involvement

Sen. Carol Liu urges community involvement

State Sen. Carol Liu urged local business owners, residents and others on Friday during a CV Alliance meeting to join a committee to help guide Glendale school officials on how and where they should spend their money.

Empty storefronts, open questions at Montrose Shopping Park

Empty storefronts, open questions at Montrose Shopping Park

While working at Once Upon a Time bookstore in Montrose, there’s a question employee Romy Griepp hears every day.

Local Homenetmen chapter awards scholarships

Local Homenetmen chapter awards scholarships

More than $26,000 in scholarships were handed out to 19 college students from Glendale and surrounding areas last Sunday by the Homenetmen Glendale Ararat Chapter at Phoenicia restaurant.

Glendale school board eyes voting change

The Glendale Unified school board unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night initiating the school district’s formal request to the City Council to ask voters this spring whether they want to amend the city charter and let school district officials conduct elections as they please.

Glendale council asks developer to scale back Glenoaks project

Glendale council asks developer to scale back Glenoaks project

The Glendale City Council on Tuesday sided with concerns about a proposed 74-unit mixed-use development on the site of a former Bob’s Big Boy near a residential neighborhood and directed the developer to scale back the project’s size and scope.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Town Council committee to meet; Discussion on teen dating

The Crescenta Valley Town Council Land-Use Committee will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 in the community room at La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.

La Crescenta Library to launch photo contest

Whether attached to a phone or a digital camera, a press of the button capturing images of La Crescenta could mean honors for photographers.

Montrose Christmas Parade to be televised

Montrose Christmas Parade to be televised

From the sidewalk to the living room, there’s a place to watch the annual Montrose Christmas Parade on Saturday.

From seizures to the gridiron

From seizures to the gridiron

About this time last year, doctors cut open the skull of Bostin Lakin, a Crescenta Valley High School football player, whose major hope was that brain surgery would relieve him from suffering any more seizures and he could return to his normal life as a teenage athlete.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Woman's Club presents 'Breakfast with Santa;' Montrose Christmas Parade

Members of the La Crescenta Woman’s Club are selling tickets for their annual “Breakfast with Santa,” which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 6.

Father-son combination coordinating Crescenta Valley football success

Father-son combination coordinating Crescenta Valley football success

With rain falling and a slight chill in the air early Sunday evening, Dennis and Hudson Gossard were busy breaking down game film inside the comfort of their homes.

Montrose Jewelers owner eyes his golden years

Montrose Jewelers owner eyes his golden years

Large windows allow passersby to peer into Montrose Jewelers on Honolulu Avenue. Wooden cases contain hundreds of rings, bracelets and necklaces, some that sparkle and others that hold treasured jewels like sapphires and black diamonds. And paired with those jewels, during the last 15 years, have...

Thanksgiving supplies delivered to families in need

Thanksgiving supplies delivered to families in need

Employees who work in an office that oversees mental-health counseling for Glendale Unified students have put together 100 bags of food and gift cards for families in need this Thanksgiving.

Nutcracker soldiers call attention

Nutcracker soldiers call attention

The 32 oversized nutcracker soldiers along Brand Boulevard in honor of the holiday season received a personalized touch thanks to a group of local students.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Montrose Old-town Christmas returns; YMCA Christmas tree lot

The Third Church of Christ, Scientist, located at 2406 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, will hold a Thanksgiving Day service at 10 a.m.

Shelter finds no room for the homeless

Shelter finds no room for the homeless

With no luck in finding a new space for housing the homeless overnight, Glendale will go without a winter shelter this year.

New ad campaign takes flight at Burbank Bob Hope Airport

Burbank Bob Hope Airport officials are following a marketing playbook that they hope will help raise awareness of the airport by targeting college sports fans throughout the country with bowl season around the corner.

Vendor sales boost Prom Plus fundraiser

Vendor sales boost Prom Plus fundraiser

Lance and Terri Tucker have made pit stops at swap meets and flea markets a tradition for more than 20 years. It’s no surprise their daughters, 18-year-old Kiriahna and 16-year-old Poni, tag along.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Town Council meeting; SAT exam practice

The Crescenta Valley Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 at the Crescenta Valley Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.

Vehicle strikes, injures pedestrian

Vehicle strikes, injures pedestrian

A pedestrian was hospitalized with unknown injuries after being struck by a car in Glendale Wednesday, police said.

La Cañada school board meets over GUSD's Sagebrush pitch

Still reeling from sticker shock after receiving a $23-million proposal from Glendale Unified for the transfer of Sagebrush students to La Cañada Unified, backers of the move are hoping for the best but planning for the worst.

Bus service may ease I-5 worries

As road construction continues on the Golden State (5) Freeway, expanded bus service closing the “transit gap” between the cities of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena could ease traffic impacts in the region, local officials say.

Suspect in custody after shooting outside Glendale residence

Suspect in custody after shooting outside Glendale residence

[UPDATE 11/19 3:13 p.m.] Police on Wednesday arrested a suspect who allegedly shot a 34-year-old man multiple times outside a single-family Glendale residence Wednesday, leaving him in critical condition, authorities said.

Crescenta Valley PTA: Mountain Avenue to host PTA meeting, Reflections awards

Mountain Avenue Elementary: The PTA meeting and Reflections awards begin Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

Dance instructors take steps to raise money

Dance instructors take steps to raise money

A little more than a year ago, Ryan Zermeño and his wife, Alexandra, rented a small studio in Montrose to practice a dance they’ve loved since their youth. A well-known traditional art form from southern Spain, the flamenco remains a staple tripartite for its singing, instruments and...

Events aim to avert substance abuse

For parents seeking insight into the minds and behaviors of adolescents, two upcoming local events hosted by the CV Alliance promise to shed some helpful light.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Land Use Committee meeting; CV Alliance 'intelligence' talk

The Crescenta Valley Land Use Committee will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the community room at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.

Glendale school board awards building contract for permanent classrooms

The Glendale Unified school board recently awarded a $32.2-million contract for construction of three multiple-classroom, two-story buildings — one each at Balboa, Verdugo Woodlands and R.D. White elementary schools.

Descanso turns to its roots

Descanso turns to its roots

Descanso Gardens will unveil Saturday an oak woodland that provides a glimpse of what Los Angeles might have looked like before 16th-century European settlers and their livestock arrived and forever changed the Southern Californian landscape.

Community celebrates La Crescenta beautification project

Community celebrates La Crescenta beautification project

Crescenta Valley Town Council President Robbyn Battles sat on a bench at the corner of Rosemont and Orange avenues on Saturday. Her eyes scanned what stood in front of her.

Veterans Day ceremony salutes service

Veterans Day ceremony salutes service

He stood on a hill looking down on Two Strike Park in La Crescenta Tuesday. Wearing U.S. Marine Corps dress blues, Pvt. Hosep Bahlounian rarely broke parade rest unless greeted. Most of those well-wishers were military veterans, many Bahlounian didn’t know. Still, the 24-year-old respected...

Six named to Crescenta Valley Town Council

As millions of voters across the country went to the polls last week in midterm elections, more than 100 residents in La Crescenta also voted on Saturday, selecting six members to the Crescenta Valley Town Council.

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