Crescenta Valley News

Coalition hopes to pave the way for alternative to 710 Freeway tunnel

Coalition hopes to pave the way for alternative to 710 Freeway tunnel

A coalition of organizations and elected representatives from Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena and South Pasadena announced Thursday a transportation initiative they hope has enough merit to unseat plans for a multibillion-dollar 710 Freeway tunnel.

Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station rummage sale to support local volunteers

Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station rummage sale to support local volunteers

The annual Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station rummage sale will be held on Saturday at the station, and proceeds will go toward benefiting the nearly 100 volunteers there who help out.

Crescenta Valley Water District to tap and treat water beneath former Rockhaven Sanitarium

A pipe measuring more than 1,000 feet designed to pump water from underneath the grounds of the former Rockhaven Sanitarium and eventually reach the taps of Crescenta Valley residents is about to begin construction.

Author Lisa See to visit La Cañada library to discuss novel 'China Dolls'

Author Lisa See to visit La Cañada library to discuss novel 'China Dolls'

For the past year, Los Angeles author Lisa See has traveled the country to share with readers the release of her latest critically acclaimed novel, “China Dolls.”

City Briefs: Brand Library presents free piano performance; Montrose-Verdugo Chamber mixer scheduled

Duo pianists Rose Chen and Izumi Kashiwagi will perform from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Brand Library and Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.

Surveillance photos released of Starlight Crest residential burglary suspects

Surveillance photos released of Starlight Crest residential burglary suspects

Sheriff’s officials have released surveillance footage of four suspects involved in a residential burglary that took place...

Crescenta Valley remembers lives lost

Crescenta Valley remembers lives lost

More than 100 people paid tribute to fallen soldiers at Two Strike Park Monday morning where a Vietnam veteran told those in attendance that the purpose of Memorial Day was to honor the 1.3 million people who have died in combat — a more sobering holiday than others dedicated to celebrating...

La Cañada Flintridge to purchase recycled water from Glendale to irrigate median plants

La Cañada Flintridge to purchase recycled water from Glendale to irrigate median plants

Not content to let city trees die amid state mandates banning the use of potable water for street medians, La Cañada Flintridge is securing truckloads of recycled water from the city of Glendale to get the job done.

Jobless rates drop slightly in Glendale, Burbank

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank dipped slightly last month with leisure and hospitality as well as professional and business services driving most of the job gains across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

Crime Report: Woman threatened with arrest by caller for missing jury duty, demands money

A woman reported that she'd received a call from a man with the title of lieutenant informing her that she had failed to report for jury duty and that a warrant had been issued for her arrest.

Local Memorial Day ceremonies to pay tribute to veterans, fallen soldiers

Local Memorial Day ceremonies to pay tribute to veterans, fallen soldiers

Memorial Day will bring a series of events to the Glendale area that will give local citizens the opportunity to pay respects to veterans, including those from the area who perished in battles overseas.

Glendale considers lifting ban on artificial turf

Glendale considers lifting ban on artificial turf

The potential lifting of a ban on artificial turf for front lawns took a step forward on Tuesday as the City Council directed staffers to begin looking into amending the city code and to bring back a series of options by the end of summer.

Disabled students, peers at Jewel City find sharing facilities to be mutually beneficial

When some of Glendale’s students with moderate to severe disabilities were displaced to another campus two years ago, it marked the beginning of a new relationship between them and fellow middle school and high school students who attend Jewel City Community Day School, where they work to...

City Briefs: Downtown Glendale farmers market open on Thursday; Crescenta Valley Town Council meeting

City Briefs: Downtown Glendale farmers market open on Thursday; Crescenta Valley Town Council meeting

The Downtown Glendale Farmers Market will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday in and around Chess Park in the 200 block of North Brand Boulevard.

Trivia contest raises more than $6K for education fund

Trivia contest raises more than $6K for education fund

Thirty teams on Wednesday competed in the 27th annual Smart-A-Thon, a trivia challenge and fundraiser hosted by the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

'Invention Brothers' use sibling bond to their advantage as business partners

'Invention Brothers' use sibling bond to their advantage as business partners

For 25 years, brothers Scott and Kurt Comstock have combined their minds to churn out toys for children and home products for grown-ups. They come from a family of nine kids and say that having a sibling in between them has made the collaborative process and getting along much easier.

Controversial diagonal crosswalk in Montrose removed

Controversial diagonal crosswalk in Montrose removed

A controversial diagonal crosswalk in Montrose, intended to increase pedestrian safety, yet one that mostly just riled business owners and motorists, is gone.

Proposed station in Burbank could serve as hub for California high-speed rail

Proposed station in Burbank could serve as hub for California high-speed rail

There may come a day when a business professional hops on the Metro Orange Line at Warner Center at 7 a.m. and travels to San Francisco for an 11 a.m. meeting without stepping foot on a plane or in a car.

Inaugural Armed Forces Day car show pays tribute to military

Inaugural Armed Forces Day car show pays tribute to military

If the red, white and blue flags planted among the classic cars and hot rods weren’t a clear enough sign, then the towering military cargo trucks and Humvees that greeted guests certainly drove home the point that this wasn’t an ordinary car show.

JPL climatologist: Potential return of El Niño could bring drought relief

JPL climatologist: Potential return of El Niño could bring drought relief

Some experts have believed that the first signs of California’s drought easing could emerge thousands of miles away in the Pacific Ocean near the equator.

Sheriff's station seeks donations

Donations are being sought for the annual rummage sale put on by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's volunteer group from Crescenta Valley Station. The event will take place at the station, 4554 Briggs Ave., on Saturday May 30, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Biermann adds one more title at Crescenta Valley

Biermann adds one more title at Crescenta Valley

Through holding a variety of prominent titles over a career that spanned parts of three decades, Ken Biermann had the opportunity to witness Crescenta Valley High evolve first hand academically and athletically.

Young martial arts students chop for charity

Young martial arts students chop for charity

A “break-a-thon” might sound like a dance contest you’d have heard about in the 1980s, but it was actually the combined focus of more than 100 young martial arts students and their determination to help those devastated by the 7.8 earthquake in Nepal last month.

Art contest takes aim at water awareness

Art contest takes aim at water awareness

An annual art contest established four years ago to expand awareness of California’s drought recently among young people had more than 120 submissions from students in elementary through high school, and two of its top three winners are Rosemont Middle School students.

City Briefs: Weekend events include 'Wilderness Workday,' Armed Services Day Tribute car show

A “Wilderness Workday” will be held in the Experimental Forest beginning promptly at 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday.

Options for 710 Freeway extension discussed at public hearing

Options for 710 Freeway extension discussed at public hearing

Accommodating the traffic demands of a population that has swelled beyond the load limit of LA’s freeway systems is proving to be a zero-sum game — at least in the case of the 710 Freeway extension project.

Nearly a year later, ambiguity still surrounds Kimberly Blum's disappearance

Nearly a year later, ambiguity still surrounds Kimberly Blum's disappearance

It’s been almost a year since Rosalie Blum saw her daughter, who went missing last June, but the pain and frustration have only grown. 

Nursery school bids farewell to retiring 'Busy Bear' teacher, director Nita Imm

Nursery school bids farewell to retiring 'Busy Bear' teacher, director Nita Imm

On a recent Monday morning, while the world hustled and bustled outside, Crescenta-Cañada Cooperative Nursery School teacher Nita Imm colored the cushiony bottoms of her students’ feet with a paint brush. First came the heel, then the toes in a matching color.

City Briefs: 'All the Bright Places' author to speak at Glendale Central Library; GFD celebrates National Fire Service Day

Jennifer Niven, author of the book “All the Bright Places,” will speak from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., as part of the first-ever One Book/One Glendale reading event for teens.

Pair of local hospitals receive improved marks in latest safety report

Pair of local hospitals receive improved marks in latest safety report

Two area hospitals improved their grades on a national report card this spring after receiving Cs last fall for their patient quality care.

Mother of autistic child hopes to inspire others with online animated show

Mother of autistic child hopes to inspire others with online animated show

When Sinead Clancy’s son Roan was diagnosed with autism eight years ago, she, like many moms in her shoes, went on a Googling tandem to learn all she could about the developmental disorder.

Police to operate sobriety checkpoint Friday

Police to operate sobriety checkpoint Friday

Glendale police are slated to conduct a grant-funded DUI checkpoint Friday night at an undisclosed location, officials said.

City Briefs: Deukmejian Wilderness Park hike looks at medicinal plants; Registration for Verdugo Mountains 10K

The Sparr Heights Community Center will host a “Parent’s Night Out” from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday. The center is located at 1613 Glencoe Way in Glendale.

City asking for public's input on welcome signs

The search is on for welcome signs to be placed in north Glendale on Foothill Boulevard, and city officials are asking for design submissions from the public.

Graduation rates in Glendale show steady improvement

Of the more than 2,100 seniors who were on the path to graduate at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year, about 91.5% of them went on to earn their high school diploma, while a little more than 4% of them dropped out.

While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some

While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some

When parties in the Austrian Parliament this week signed a declaration calling the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks that began in 1915 a genocide, the Republic of Turkey issued a statement saying it would leave “permanent stains on Turkish-Austrian friendship” and recalled its...

Crime Report: Silver and gold coins from 1988 Olympics stolen from home

The victim reported she'd left her home secured at 9:30 a.m. When she returned at 1:10 p.m. she saw that a sliding-glass door had been shattered.

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital nurses agree to new contract

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital nurses agree to new contract

An overwhelming majority of the 150 nurses at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital voted to approve a 14-month contract, a representative from the California Nurses Assn. said on Thursday, culminating a year of negotiations with hospital officials and administrators of USC’s Keck Medicine.

Crescenta Valley Water District puts limit on lawn irrigation

Crescenta Valley Water District puts limit on lawn irrigation

Facing pressure to cut back on water use from both the state government and one of its key suppliers, the Crescenta Valley Water District is restricting watering lawns to two days a week.

Schiff reads names of Armenian Genocide victims on House floor

Schiff reads names of Armenian Genocide victims on House floor

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Wednesday took to the U.S. House of Representatives floor to read the names of 1,000 people killed during the Armenian Genocide.

City Briefs: More than 30 restaurants to take part in Taste of Downtown Glendale; Hometown Country Fair at Crescenta Valley Park

The Taste of Downtown Glendale will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. next Wednesday with more than 30 restaurants participating.

Bike helmet bill scaled back following opposition

Bike helmet bill scaled back following opposition

A bill that would have required all bicycle-riding adults to wear a helmet in California has been scaled back following wide opposition from numerous bicycling organizations.

Crime Report: Residential burglaries and mailbox vandalism, theft

A woman reported that sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. that day, someone damaged her mailbox and may have stolen mail from inside it.

Fire officials to check homes for brush abatement

Fire officials next month will start inspecting the roughly 4,500 properties in the city’s high-fire-hazard areas for brush abatement, officials said.

Asteroid's name skyrockets across social media

Asteroid's name skyrockets across social media

Two former colleagues at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory found themselves in the center of a media whirlwind last week when word got out they’d named an asteroid for Pakistani activist and the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai.

Partnerships fill in gaps in arts education

The Glendale and Burbank school districts are among the majority of Los Angeles districts that partnered with more than 100 organizations to provide arts education in schools during the 2012-13 school year, which saw 71% of Burbank schools served by such organizations and 62.5% of public schools...

Chamlian students find common ground during Armenia trip

Chamlian students find common ground during Armenia trip

For 10 days, more than 40 eighth-graders of Chamlian Armenian School traveled to Armenia, where they spent time exploring the nation’s capital, visiting its countryside, meeting with fellow students, commemorating the Armenian Genocide and stepping inside what is known as the world’s...

Glendale city website features new online portal for stats, performance numbers

A new feature on the city’s website displays key statistics such as how the city is spending its money and whether the local police and fire departments are meeting their response-time goals.

City Briefs: 'Historic Armenia' author to discuss book; Call for volunteers at Deukmejian

Writer and photographer Matthew Karanian will discuss his newly published book “Historic Armenia after 100 Years: Ani, Kars and the Six Provinces of Western Armenia” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 16 in the auditorium at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E....

Armenians praise Pope's comments

Armenians praise Pope's comments

Local leaders and community members are praising Pope Francis for his remarks from the Vatican this past weekend that categorized the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as the first genocide of the 20th century.

Local students show off their science projects to the pros at JPL

Local students show off their science projects to the pros at JPL

Eight local students participated in a science project showcase hosted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge on Tuesday.

Montrose man who allegedly broke into Sandra Bullock's home ordered to stand trial

Montrose man who allegedly broke into Sandra Bullock's home ordered to stand trial

A Montrose man was ordered to stand trial Thursday on charges that he broke into actress Sandra Bullock’s home last June, officials said.

Crime Report: Caller helps authorities nab mail thief suspects

Deputies arrested two Glendale men during a traffic stop shortly after a delivery person called 911 to report suspicious activity in the 4000 block of Alta Vista Drive, at 6:37 p.m.

Diagonal crosswalk in Montrose to be removed

Diagonal crosswalk in Montrose to be removed

A diagonal crosswalk in the heart of Montrose will be removed less than two months after it was installed following direction on Tuesday from the Glendale City Council members, who said they thought such a major change should have earned their approval before moving forward.

City Briefs: Relay for Life to take place at Clark Magnet High; YWCA hosts conference for female military veterans

Relay for Life of the Foothills, a 24-hour fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be held Saturday and Sunday at Clark Magnet High School, 4747 New York Ave, La Crescenta.

Crime Report: Aelleged trespasser on campus at Crescenta Valley High School

A school resource officer, alerted by an assistant principal that a trespasser was on the school campus, found the man, identified as La Crescenta resident Sooa Chun, on the sidewalk in front of the school's gymnasium. The officer recognized the man from a similar encounter a couple of weeks...

Latest iReady scores show student improvement across Glendale Unified

A mid-year review of students’ scores on iReady assessments show that they are making gains compared to results from the start of this school year, but across Glendale, 54% of students tested at or above their grade level in math, while 52% tested at their grade level or above in reading.

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 a year 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.

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