Crescenta Valley News

La Crescenta firework show honors American, vets

La Crescenta firework show honors American, vets

Montrose resident and United States Air Force Reservist Major Jennifer Burghdorf had plans to leave for a two-week assignment in South Korea on Sunday, but before she left, she made one special stop in La Crescenta Saturday evening.

Resident honored with veteran award

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) honored Staff Sgt. Gerald Collins, a veteran from both the U.S. Army and California National Guard, as Veteran of the Year for the 43rd Assembly district during the 2015 Assembly Veterans Recognition Luncheon last week.

Communities rally behind injured Crescenta Valley High graduate, former Navy SEAL

Communities rally behind injured Crescenta Valley High graduate, former Navy SEAL

A graduate of Crescenta Valley High School who went on to become a Navy SEAL, is now recovering from a severe injury to his spine and three broken vertebrae after he escorted a patron from a bar, while working as a bouncer in Spokane, Wash.

Dry conditions caused by drought spark heightened vigilance for firefighters

Dry conditions caused by drought spark heightened vigilance for firefighters

As residents make plans for this year’s Fourth of July festivities, local fire officials are ramping up for what could be a very busy weekend, warning residents to avoid fireworks and exercise extreme precaution in dry weather conditions.

Critics of proposed 710 Freeway tunnel plan to march

Critics of proposed 710 Freeway tunnel plan to march

Opponents of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposed 710 Freeway tunnel will convene in South Pasadena Saturday morning to take part in the city’s “7-4 Day,” and rally public support behind a recently unveiled campaign against the tunnel, “Beyond the 710.&...

City Briefs: Whyman Project to perform free show; Glendale police holding Community Academy

The Whyman Project will perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday in the outdoor plaza at Brand Library and Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.

Prop. 8 plaintiffs 'elated and excited' by Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling

Prop. 8 plaintiffs 'elated and excited' by Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling

With the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage anticipated Friday, two of the plaintiffs in the landmark case that struck down California’s voter-approved same-sex marriage ban Proposition 8 in 2013 were waiting with the TV on, laptops and iPad at the ready.

Firefighters take out small hillside brush fire behind hospital

Firefighters from the Glendale and Los Angeles County fire departments responded Thursday evening to a small brush fire that broke out on a hillside behind USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

South Korean students pay respects in Glendale before cross-country trek spreading awareness of comfort women

South Korean students pay respects in Glendale before cross-country trek spreading awareness of comfort women

The comfort women statue in Glendale was the site of a ceremony on Thursday ahead of a cross-country trek by bicycle for two visiting South Korean college students.

Sheriff's officials offer safety tips to La Crescenta residents

Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials offered tips to more than 50 La Crescenta residents on Monday after a string of recent home break-ins have left neighbors worried about their safety.

More than 300 join vigil walk for U.S. veterans

More than 300 join vigil walk for U.S. veterans

Donning a military helmet and flak jacket, William Valenzuela on Wednesday walked back-and-forth for two hours along the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena.

MTA's report on 710 Freeway gap project accused of tunnel vision

MTA's report on 710 Freeway gap project accused of tunnel vision

For months, elected officials and local activists have asked the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for a cost-benefit analysis of five project alternatives being put forth as potential solutions to addressing a 4.5-mile gap in the 710 Freeway between Alhambra and Pasadena.

City Briefs: Beatles tribute band performing in downtown Glendale; CV Chamber golf tournament

The Beatunes, a Beatles tribute band, will perform an outdoor concert from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in Perkins Plaza, 613 E. Broadway in downtown Glendale.

Crescenta Valley Town Council nixes proposed cell tower

Crescenta Valley Town Council nixes proposed cell tower

Officials will have to ditch plans to construct a cell tower in a La Crescenta neighborhood per Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich’s request after dozens of neighbors voiced opposition to the proposal, citing concerns about radio frequency emissions as well as a lack of public...

Local author shares her experience of battling cancer while pregnant and adopting a child

Local author shares her experience of battling cancer while pregnant and adopting a child

Back in September of 2007, Stephanie Hosford’s most pressing concern was what she was going to wear to her upcoming 20th Crescenta Valley High School reunion.

Elder-abuse lawsuit filed against USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Elder-abuse lawsuit filed against USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

An elder-abuse lawsuit was filed against the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital after an 80-year-old patient suffered “avoidable” pressure sores, which later became infected, after hospital staff placed a boot on her foot too tightly, court records show.

City Briefs: Crescenta Valley Town Council meets Thursday; Pacific Community Center hosts Teen Night Out

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

Numbers on rise at Falcon Summer Baseball Camp

Numbers on rise at Falcon Summer Baseball Camp

MONTROSE — With music blaring out of a black speaker behind home plate at Montose Park on Wednesday morning, more than 100 campers were doing wind sprints in deep right field.

Warren knocks Gangi from ranks of unbeaten in Major baseball final

Warren knocks Gangi from ranks of unbeaten in Major baseball final

GLENDALE — Going into the District 16 Tournament of Champions Major baseball championship, Crescenta Valley Gangi Construction had not lost all season.

Oakmont Country Club removes 26 acres of turf for drought-tolerant landscaping

Oakmont Country Club removes 26 acres of turf for drought-tolerant landscaping

About 26 acres of lush green turf at Oakmont Country Club’s golf course has been swapped with new landscaping made of a sand-and-rock mixture planted with California native, drought-tolerant plants as part a major water-conservation project.

Federal aviation officials to discuss adjustments to airspace, flight paths over Southern California

Federal aviation officials to discuss adjustments to airspace, flight paths over Southern California

Federal officials will be in Burbank next month for a public meeting to discuss a draft document, released last week, that outlines potential environmental impacts of a project to improve the management of airspace over Southern California.

Committee supports Crescenta Valley cell tower for emergency personnel

Committee supports Crescenta Valley cell tower for emergency personnel

A group of local residents said they are concerned about the potential health effects of a proposed cell tower in La Crescenta that would be part of a system connecting first responders throughout Los Angeles County during emergencies. 

Eleven local softball players grab All-Pacific League recognition

Eleven local softball players grab All-Pacific League recognition

There were plenty of players from the Crescenta Valley High, Glendale and Hoover softball teams who shined on the diamond throughout the season.

Expansion of urgent care clinics part of an effort to reduce emergency room visits

Expansion of urgent care clinics part of an effort to reduce emergency room visits

A new urgent care clinic and an expanded one have opened within a month of each other in Glendale, and it’s no coincidence. They are part of a push to cut down on the number of costly trips to local emergency rooms.

Local police carry the torch on fundraising run for Special Olympics

Local police carry the torch on fundraising run for Special Olympics

Special Olympics athletes joined more than a dozen Glendale and Burbank police officers on Wednesday as they ran several miles through their respective cities to raise money for this weekend’s games.

Montrose Arts and Crafts Festival draws thousands to Honolulu Avenue

Montrose Arts and Crafts Festival draws thousands to Honolulu Avenue

A half-mile stretch of Honolulu Avenue in Montrose was shut down to traffic over the weekend, but the street was still brimming with activity during the 32nd annual Montrose Arts and Crafts Festival.

City Briefs: Free lunchtime saxophone performance in Glendale; Volunteers needed for monthly cleanup

City of Angeles Saxophone Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. Friday in the plaza at Brand Library and Arts Center, 1601 W Mountain St., Glendale.

Intersections: Finding universality in the hills of La Crescenta

Intersections: Finding universality in the hills of La Crescenta

Up in the hills of La Crescenta, there’s a space that seems even farther away from urban life than this city that forms the balcony of Southern California.

Free music is on the menu for lunch hour Pop Up! series

Free music is on the menu for lunch hour Pop Up! series

The most cherished part of the workday, the lunch break, can be a slice of heaven or a trip to hell, depending on how you play it. Technically, there are no “bad” lunch breaks — they all go too fast — but you may find yourself jostling in line for fast food you didn’t...

Man arrested after allegedly vandalizing 23 cars on one block in Glendale

Man arrested after allegedly vandalizing 23 cars on one block in Glendale

A 19-year-old La Crescenta man was arrested Friday after allegedly vandalizing 23 cars on one block in Glendale, police said.

Sunnyday 'Scoot' tours take sightseers to parts unknown

Sunnyday 'Scoot' tours take sightseers to parts unknown

Amy Wagner likes to wave. She waves a lot — at pedestrians, at bicyclists, at fellow motorists — and often, sometimes surprisingly, they wave back.

Longtime waitress, community fixture tops off a coffee-shop career

Longtime waitress, community fixture tops off a coffee-shop career

A collection of mugs hangs from individual hooks on the walls of City Hall Coffee Shop, a tiny, well-known Montrose staple.

Annual Montrose Arts and Crafts Festival returns

Annual Montrose Arts and Crafts Festival returns

Shoppers looking for unique gifts or handmade crafts can head to the 32nd annual Montrose Arts and Crafts Festival this weekend, which will feature more than 300 vendors carrying everything from handmade jewelry and ceramics to metal works.

Work to improve Foothill (210) Freeway surface expected to be completed spring 2018

Work to improve Foothill (210) Freeway surface expected to be completed spring 2018

A three-year effort to make surface improvements on the Foothill (210) Freeway is already underway and will cause periodic ramp and lane closures, a engineer for the California Department of Transportation told the La Cañada Flintridge City Council Monday.

L.A. County Supervisor Antonovich considering state Senate run

L.A. County Supervisor Antonovich considering state Senate run

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said Thursday that he is considering a run for the state Senate seat held by Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge), the Los Angeles...

La Cañada city officials ask to join Sagebrush transfer talks

La Cañada city officials agreed Monday to chip in $5,000 for a Sacramento-based consultant to reinvigorate talks between La Cañada and Glendale school officials over a possible Sagebrush transfer — in exchange for a seat at the bargaining table.

City Briefs: Glendale Fire Dept. hosts free CPR training; Glendale offers 'Smart Gardening' workshop

The Glendale Fire Department will provide free hands-only CPR training from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday on “Sidewalk CPR Day” at the Glendale Galleria in front of 9021Pho restaurant.

New book spans nearly 80 years of Bob's Big Boy history

New book spans nearly 80 years of Bob's Big Boy history

Roy Dayton has perhaps one of the biggest collections of Bob’s Big Boy memorabilia in the world, and now he’s published a book that serves as a guide to what many of the collectibles are worth, from early menus to the 7-foot statues of Bob.

Grant money goes toward recycling containers in downtown Glendale, Montrose

A new grant will help pay for 75 new recycling containers in the downtown and Montrose areas as well as launch a campaign aimed at getting thousands of apartment dwellers into the habit of recycling.

Crime Report: Citizen's arrest at Crescenta-Cañada YMCA

Andre Brandon Anbarchian, a resident of Sunland, was placed under citizen's arrest by a swim instructor who alleged that Anbarchian, using two open hands, pushed him into the pool.

Local's book examines crime in 1953 Los Angeles

Local's book examines crime in 1953 Los Angeles

Crime buffs and mystery writing fans gathered at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse Tuesday night for a book-signing event for “LAPD ‘53” by novelist James Ellroy and La Cañada Flintridge resident Glynn Martin, executive director of the Los Angeles Police Museum.

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.

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