Crescenta Valley News

Making 'music out of glass'

Making 'music out of glass'

Many people can name a list of musical instruments ranging from flute to piano, but few have encountered a glass armonica. Not only has William Zeitler heard of the unique period instrument — he plays it.

Teen killed in rollover crash on 134 Freeway

An 18-year-old Arcadia man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash on the Ventura (134) Freeway in Glendale on Tuesday night, authorities said.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Alliance hosts anti-drug meeting; Friends of the Library celebrates 35 years

The Crescenta Valley CV Alliance will host an anti-drug meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Theodore Roosevelt Middle School, 222 E. Acacia Ave., Glendale.

Glendale police charge robbery suspect

Glendale police charge robbery suspect

A man charged in connection with several home-invasion robberies, including one in Glendale in which an elderly couple was robbed at gunpoint, is due to appear in court next week.

Glendale school officials talk Sagebrush transfer terms

Glendale school officials talk Sagebrush transfer terms

Glendale school board members unveiled a new proposal on Tuesday that they said they’re willing to offer La Cañada Unified as they prepare to vote on whether or not to come to a negotiated agreement in transferring the Sagebrush territory from Glendale Unified to the La Cañada...

Crescenta Valley Water District to hold meeting

The Crescenta Valley Water District will hold a public meeting on Nov. 12 to discuss construction of a new 8-inch water main within the community.

La Crescenta chase ends in arrest, minor injuries for deputy

Authorities arrested a man Monday night after a short pursuit during which his car door allegedly struck a sheriff’s deputy’s arm in La Crescenta.

Crescenta Valley council hopefuls meet at forum

Crescenta Valley council hopefuls meet at forum

A youth pastor, a longtime council member and a former schoolteacher represent some of the candidates looking to be part of the Crescenta Valley Town Council.

Owners can tear down house in Brockmont historic district

A home in the recently formed Brockmont Park Historic District can be demolished after the Glendale City Council voted Tuesday to overturn the denial for a request to demolish the home, siding with the homeowners who want to build a bigger house because their plans were underway before the district&...

CHP takes pair into custody after chase

What started as a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon turned into a high-speed chase for the California Highway Patrol as a 29-year-old Glendale man eluded authorities before slamming into two parked cars in separate incidents in La Crescenta, agency officials said Wednesday.

Awards observe heroic service

Awards observe heroic service

Chase Fletcher was working out at a local gym one evening last September when a man nearby went into cardiac arrest.

Young runner takes steps to improve park's route

Young runner takes steps to improve park's route

Silas FitzGerald knows the ins and outs of Crescenta Valley Park in La Crescenta. He’s run the 3-mile distance around the park, with pockets of rocky terrain and slight uphill areas, since he started running competitively in the sixth grade.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Chamber of Commerce recognition banquet; CV town council forum

The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its recognition banquet from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive, La Cañada Flintridge.

Glendale educators grow technology courses

The Glendale Unified school board recently voted to adopt two new courses for middle and high school students centered around technology — another step toward the district’s expanding focus on career-technical education.

Students hoof it to class as part of International Walk to School Day

Students hoof it to class as part of International Walk to School Day

Nine-year-old Sienna Rothrock started walking to school as a kindergartner.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Town Council election applications open; Annual Armenian Korean Cultural Festival Saturday

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

Crescenta Valley, Glendale football set for next 'Battle for the Gong'

Crescenta Valley, Glendale football set for next 'Battle for the Gong'

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

Community comes together for Montrose Oktoberfest

Community comes together for Montrose Oktoberfest

Growing up about 100 miles from Munich, it’s little surprise that Claudia Splichal has been to the annual Oktoberfest in that Germany city that attracts hundreds of thousands of people.

Crime Report: Roof repair worker admits to break-in

A man and his wife left their home at 8 a.m., leaving all doors and windows secured except for a second-story bedroom window on the home¿s northeast side.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Handmade tiles; Town Council elections; Montrose Oktoberfest

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Handmade tiles; Town Council elections; Montrose Oktoberfest

Handmade tiles are still available for purchase that will be placed in the future Crescenta Commons in La Crescenta. 

District hopes to tap new resource of groundwater

District hopes to tap new resource of groundwater

The Foothills area could gain a new way to combat the recurring drought as a study aims to see if an area of the Crescenta Valley can transform into a viable resource of usable groundwater.

Crescenta Valley briefs: Prescription drop off; 'Walk and Talk'; Oktoberfest mixer

Residents can safely drop off unused or expired medication at three locations around La Crescenta and Montrose as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Homeowners may be eligible for free trees

Homeowners may be eligible for free trees

County officials continue to search out La Crescenta and Altadena homeowners who want a free tree, part of an effort to repair the effects of a 2011 storm that ravaged the Southland.

Everest eatery makes the climb to Glendale

Everest eatery makes the climb to Glendale

Before high school, Michael Bicos didn’t plan to get into the family business, but the fit seemed natural. 

Pacific League football preview: Crescenta Valley High poised to take crown?

Pacific League football preview: Crescenta Valley High poised to take crown?

As the start of Pacific League play gets underway Thursday evening, only one football team enters unbeaten and only one squad is winless, while the rest of the league's six entrants are somewhere in between.

 Runners see their way to race

Runners see their way to race

Pam Nelson isn't blind, but her late grandmother was. Arline Scheel lost her sight in the final decade of her life before passing away at 92 years old.

CV Briefs; Town Council to meet, Foothills 5K, Montrose Art Walk

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

Local communities commemorate 9/11

Local communities commemorate 9/11

David Zakaryan, 12, stood on the sidewalk outside Rosemont Middle School in La Crescenta Thursday morning, holding a miniature American flag in his hands.

La Crescenta has a special reason to celebrate Friday's numerical date

La Crescenta has a special reason to celebrate Friday's numerical date

Many important events, from Independence Day to Christmas, come every year. Others don't, such as Friday's numerical date, 9/12/14. It may appear as another day in September, but not for La Crescenta.

Family of missing woman offers reward

The family of a 45-year-old Sunland woman who was last seen in La Crescenta in early June is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to her being found.

La Crescenta, La Cañada residents caught up in downtown Los Angeles raid

Two local residents, one from La Crescenta and another from La Cañada Flintridge, were among those caught up in an early morning raid in the Los Angeles Fashion District Wednesday in connection with investigations into alleged money laundering schemes linked to Mexican and other international...

Crescenta Valley Briefs: National Merit Scholars, 9/11 ceremony, Mutt Strut

Crescenta Valley Briefs: National Merit Scholars, 9/11 ceremony, Mutt Strut

The 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program recently announced its local semifinalists.

Three Glendale parks to get upgrades

Three Glendale parks to get upgrades

Palmer Park and Pacific Park will each be getting new playground equipment, while a new clubhouse and bleachers are slated for a baseball field near Verdugo Park, following approval for all three projects by the Glendale City Council on Tuesday.

Annual 9/11 memorial procession to take place Thursday

A procession of fire engines, police vehicles and classic cars will make their way through La Crescenta and Montrose on Thursday for an annual remembrance of the victims who died in the 9/11 attacks.

Residents converge on local teen drug use

More than 100 residents tied to the Crescenta Valley and the prevention of drug and alcohol use among local youth met during the CV Alliance's quarterly meeting on Friday, where Glendale school officials and county health officials discussed ongoing efforts to keep teens from using controlled...

Montrose utility boxes added to artistic mix

Montrose utility boxes added to artistic mix

A mural project that recently spruced up Glendale-owned utility boxes will head to Montrose this fall.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Crescenta Commons tiles up for sale; Foothill Community Business Expo

The Crescenta Valley Town Council still has tiles available for purchase that will surround the future Crescenta Commons, at the corner of Orange and Rosemont avenues.

Crescenta Commons coming to life

Crescenta Commons coming to life

A well-known dirt lot on the corner of Rosemont and Orange avenues is being transformed into a new community fixture in La Crescenta with help from dozens of volunteers.

Crescenta Valley set to renew boulevard rivalry with Verdugo Hills

Crescenta Valley set to renew boulevard rivalry with Verdugo Hills

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

Proposal for rail corridor through Angeles National Forest draws fire

Proposal for rail corridor through Angeles National Forest draws fire

A recent proposal to study cutting a high-speed rail corridor through the Angeles National Forest is drawing fire from San Fernando Valley communities near the preserve's southwest boundary, the Los...

Fallen power pole causes power outage, street closures

A power pole fell on a parked car at Rosemont and Prospect avenue in the La Crescenta-Montrose area on Friday evening, causing "fluid" street closures in the area as authorities worked to repair the damage.

Crash leaves nearly 800 homes without power

A silver SUV crashed into a power pole and a fire hydrant in the 2800 block of Verdugo Road on Thursday afternoon, leaving 796 homes in the area without electricity, said City Spokesman Tom Lorenz.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Quarterback Club kickoff, Crescenta Commons cleanup, Prom Plus picnic

The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club will host a football season kickoff party from 5 to 8 p.m. this Thursday. The event will be held at Straw Hat Pizza, 3463 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.

Editorial: Politics may have polluted  landfill issue

Editorial: Politics may have polluted landfill issue

It is not difficult to see the point of view of the Eagle Rock residents who showed up Wednesday at the base of the Scholl Canyon Landfill to protest Glendale's proposal to expand it. It is through their community that dump trucks travel to reach the landfill and they say they have worries that...

Judge to weigh Drew Ferraro claim

Judge to weigh Drew Ferraro claim

A judge is set to consider next week whether to dismiss a case brought against the Glendale Unified School District by the family of a Crescenta Valley High School student who killed himself on campus in 2012.

Montrose purse snatchings catch residents off guard

July 25 was supposed to be a typical day for one 82-year-old woman shopping in Montrose. She parked her car in the 2400 block of Honolulu Avenue. She put her keys in her pocket. Then, she felt her shoulder jerk along with her purse.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Crescenta Commons cleanup; 'Spa Day' at the library

The fifth annual Montrose Film Festival will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the parking lot beside Andersen's Pet Store, 2218 Honolulu Ave.

CV grad travels to South Africa for animal conservation program

CV grad travels to South Africa for animal conservation program

On the verge of beginning her college career, 18-year-old Sophia Han recently returned from South Africa, where she worked alongside scientists whose mission is to protect leopards, monkeys and other wildlife in the Soutpansberg Mountains.

Dining Review: Kebab Daddy begets fresh offerings

Dining Review: Kebab Daddy begets fresh offerings

When you ask owners Jaina and John Orphali what kind of restaurant Kebab Daddy is, they hesitate. It’s got elements of Armenian, Lebanese, Mexican and classic American. Their focus on high-protein/low-fat meals makes it totally Californian as well. And despite its corporate franchise...

La Crescenta Library showcases teen-designed chairs

La Crescenta Library showcases teen-designed chairs

County teens took "reading from a chair" to a new level this summer with an exhibit at the La Crescenta Library this week.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Montrose Film Festival entries; YMCA of the Foothills Family Summer Barbeque

Student filmmakers still have time to enter short films that could earn them a $300 scholarship award during the Montrose Film Festival to be held Aug. 22 and 23 in the parking lot beside Andersen's Pet Shop, 2218 Honolulu Ave.

La Crescenta artist shares her view of human connections

La Crescenta artist shares her view of human connections

The art of Srboohie Abajian is returning to Glendale this weekend with 15 new pieces exploring human companionship.

Rockhaven plans put on the shelf

Rockhaven plans put on the shelf

Glendale officials are putting on hold a plan to build on portions of a historic sanitarium after early development proposals fell flat with Crescenta Valley preservationists.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Chamber mixer; Painted chair exhibit

The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a mixer from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Caspian Services, 121 W. Lexington Drive, Glendale.

Girl Scouts work to come in 'FIRST' in international robotics challenge

Girl Scouts work to come in 'FIRST' in international robotics challenge

Lisette Jones, 14, remembers who piqued her interest in robots — her next-door neighbor, a teenager, who was on a high school robotics team.

Crews dig in to fix underground pipeline from sinkhole incident

Crews dig in to fix underground pipeline from sinkhole incident

Crews plan to work through Thursday morning to repair an underground water main that ruptured in Montrose earlier this month.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: YMCA of the Foothills to launch new Tribes season; National Night Out Tuesday

The YMCA of the Foothills is preparing to launch another season of its Tribes program for children in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and their fathers.

Schiff to host forum on identity theft

On Monday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host a forum on identity theft protection at the L.A. Zoo’s Witherbee Auditorium at 7 p.m. intended to teach constituents how to better protect themselves from fraud and what to do in the event that their personal information is used without their...

CV Sheriff's Department invites public to National Night Out on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Aug. 5, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Crescenta Valley Station is inviting La Cañada, La Crescenta and Montrose residents to participate in the 31st Annual National Night Out crime and drug-prevention event, to be held in the parking lot of Ralphs Fresh Fare...

Sagebrush cries foul over Glendale-produced informational document

Sagebrush cries foul over Glendale-produced informational document

Saying it underplays local support, Sagebrush residents are crying foul about an informational document posted by Glendale Unified regarding negotiations to transfer the area to La Cañada Unified.

Drew Ferraro case moved to Burbank

Drew Ferraro case moved to Burbank

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge relinquished the case involving a former Crescenta Valley High student who killed himself after deeming it "too complicated," court records show.

YMCA of the Foothills to launch season of Tribes program

YMCA of the Foothills to launch season of Tribes program

The YMCA of the Foothills is preparing to launch another season of its Tribes program for children in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and their fathers.

La Cañada locals keep cool in water

La Cañada locals keep cool in water

On Wednesday afternoon, as outdoor thermometers throughout the city registered temperatures in the upper 90s, local kids — and some parents — took advantage of the cooling effects of the swimming pool at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Local grad earns full ride to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Montrose Food and Brewfest

Crescenta Valley High School graduate Max Burton, 18, received a full scholarship from Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

La Cañada History: Drivers survived a fiery drag race crash

La Cañada History: Drivers survived a fiery drag race crash

Fifty years ago: A drag race on Crown Avenue during the wee hours of a July 1964 morning ended badly when one of the two vehicles involved didn't make the turn at Sana Inez Way, jumped the curb, flipped over on its top and burst into flames.

Montrose Art Walk draws visitors from beyond city borders

Montrose Art Walk draws visitors from beyond city borders

Spattered across Honolulu Avenue on Saturday morning were booths filled with jewelry, acrylic paintings, wood etchings as part of the Montrose Art Walk.

Elementary student is an emerging racquetball champion

Elementary student is an emerging racquetball champion

The bangs against the white walls of the racquetball court echoed throughout the room as Advait Kartik swung at the small rubber ball.

Crescenta-Cañada YMCA offers art and piano classes

Expanding upon its role as a purveyor of health and fitness, the Crescenta-Cañada Y is now encouraging youth to explore their creative potential by offering a series of art and piano classes this summer.

LCHS educators click with summer technology class

LCHS educators click with summer technology class

School's in for summer — at least that's the case for La Cañada Unified instructors who want to build their tech chops before school starts back up on Aug. 12.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy files EIR with planning board

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy files EIR with planning board

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy filed a draft Environmental Impact Report Monday with the La Cañada Flintridge Planning Department regarding a series of campus improvements and expansions, including a 99,000-square-foot parking structure.

LCUSD board meeting to consider Sagebrush transfer priorities

LCUSD board meeting to consider Sagebrush transfer priorities

The La Cañada school board will hold a special meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss whether changes should be made to the process in which applications for transfer into the district are accepted.

District fields ideas toward more school security

In an effort to make La Cañada schools safer and more secure, officials are considering hiring security personnel at all sites, installing surveillance cameras and equipping campuses with better locks and signage.

Crescenta Valley Junior All-Stars can't take out Encino

Crescenta Valley Junior All-Stars can't take out Encino

LA CRESCENTA — A five-run top of the eighth inning not only secured the visiting Encino Little League Junior All-Star baseball team another chance in the Section 2 Tournament, but also simultaneously endangered the chances of host Crescenta Valley.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Town Council meeting Thursday; Montrose Food and Brew Fest

The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce will host an art walk from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Montrose Shopping Park, at the intersection of Honolulu Avenue and Oceanview Boulevard. The event is free.

Organization works to serve grieving women

Organization works to serve grieving women

Since 2011, Hope for Widows has been a national support system for women grappling with the loss of a spouse. Co-founder Gwen Linnemeyer-Peterson, a 1992 graduate of Crescenta Valley High School, said that after three years, the organization is taking the next step to expand its reach to recent...

LCUSD releases survey data

About 86% of La Cañada High School parents would recommend the school to others, and 89% of elementary school parents called their child's campus a caring and supportive environment, according to recent findings of an annual districtwide survey.

Montrose man facing 19 felony gun, stalking charges came face-to-face with Sandra Bullock

Montrose man facing 19 felony gun, stalking charges came face-to-face with Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock was awakened in her bed by banging coming from her third-floor workout room.

Crescenta Valley Major All-Stars force if-necessary game for championship

Crescenta Valley Major All-Stars force if-necessary game for championship

SIERRA MADRE — It was enough that the Crescenta Valley Major Baseball All-Star team had to deal with the pressure of a must-win in the championship game of the Section 2 Tournament against Encino.

One person injured in multiple vehicle crash on 210 Freeway

One person injured in multiple vehicle crash on 210 Freeway

At least one person was injured in a multiple-vehicle crash on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway in La Cañada Flintridge early Tuesday.

Closures announced for 5 Freeway construction

Closures announced for 5 Freeway construction

Motorists can expect another round of closures this week on the Golden State (5) Freeway as Caltrans continues to work on the $355 million Empire interchange...

La Cañada High School pool under construction

La Cañada High School pool under construction

When La Cañada Unified school officials sat down to prioritize maintenance projects to undertake during summer, resurfacing of the La Cañada High School pool made the list.

Few city employees live in Glendale, data shows

Few city employees live in Glendale, data shows

Most city employees don’t live in Glendale, and while top officials would prefer the statistics to be flipped, the constraints of reality make that ideal difficult to capture.

Glendale Building and Safety Department wins state honor

Glendale Building and Safety Department wins state honor

Glendale's Building and Safety Department was recently named the best in the state at the California Building Official's Annual Business Meeting.

Dog story has unexpected legs for Glendale woman

Dog story has unexpected legs for Glendale woman

After Jan Reedy heard through the animal-activist grapevine about two pregnant abandoned dogs living in the wilderness with a homeless man near the Hansen Dam, she sprang into action.

Split vote stalls action on new signboard rules in La Cañada

After a lively debate late Tuesday on whether the city's sign ordinance should be tweaked to allow two Foothill Boulevard private schools to install electronic...

Crescenta Valley Crime: Attempted residential burglary on Vista Miguel Road

Attempted burglary, residential; possession of stolen property; possession of burglary tools: 5200 block of Vista Miguel Road on July 2.

Menu change in Montrose: Louisiana fare to replace Three Drunken Goats

Menu change in Montrose: Louisiana fare to replace Three Drunken Goats

With some businesses moving on and others moving in, Montrose’s main business district is getting a makeover this summer.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Winning lottery ticket sold at La Crescenta deli; Old West day at La Crescenta Library

A Fantasy 5 lottery ticket was sold at Gardenia Market & Deli in La Crescenta, earning one man $286,539.

Groups weigh whether to roll camera or call cut in La Cañada

Groups weigh whether to roll camera or call cut in La Cañada

When the movie "Jersey Boys" opened in theaters late last month, viewers watched as music phenom Frankie Valli was brought to life on screen.

La Cañada officials talk neighborhood aesthetics

Faced with a light summer agenda Monday night, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council sought to refine city development standards alongside Planning Commission members and later denied a Glendale resident's claim the city violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Ing named head of cardiology division at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Ing named head of cardiology division at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Frank F. Ing, MD of La Cañada Flintridge, director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has been named the new co-director of the hospital's heart institute and chief of its cardiology division.

'Legally Blonde' coming to stage in La Cañada

'Legally Blonde' coming to stage in La Cañada

The local musical theater program for children, La Cañada Junior Theater, this weekend presents "Legally Blonde," which in 2007 won the Best New Musical award on Broadway. The story centers on a sorority girl, Elle Woods, who enrolls in Harvard Law School in hopes of...

Montrose car show brings out classic lovers

Montrose car show brings out classic lovers

Strolling through Montrose Sunday was like cruising into the past as nearly 200 cars from the heyday of pure American muscle to a few vehicular curiosities were on display for the neighborhood's 13th annual classic car show.

Burbank Junior Baseball All-Stars get even with Crescenta Valley

Burbank Junior Baseball All-Stars get even with Crescenta Valley

GLENDALE — Brandon Martinez arrived on the doorstep of pitching a complete game for the Burbank Junior baseball All-Star team.

Man claims winning Fantasy 5 lottery ticket at La Crescenta store

Man claims winning Fantasy 5 lottery ticket at La Crescenta store

When Adam Shahinian found out that his winning Fantasy 5 ticket was sold at the La Crescenta store where he purchases his lottery tickets each day, he jumped in his car and drove there rather than checking the numbers online from home.

Flintridge Sacred Heart alumna Jenna Orlandini makes French connection

Flintridge Sacred Heart alumna Jenna Orlandini makes French connection

From La Cañada Flintridge to Seattle and everywhere in between, volleyball has certainly given former Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy standout Jenna Orlandini a great viewpoint of the country.

Liu's bill extends foreclosure notification law

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill to extend legislation that informs homeowners if they are in danger of losing their properties.

Pasadena Humane Society to host assemblymen

On Tuesday, the Pasadena Humane Society will waive all adoption fees for dogs, cats, rabbits and birds, including fees for the first round of vaccinations, spaying and neutering surgeries and micro-chipping.

Jazz bassist now a leading player

Jazz bassist now a leading player

Readers of this byline may recall a feature on the jazz at Glendale's Neat Bar in the Glendale News-Press in March 2012. While the bar itself and the band were worthy enough subjects, the big discovery that night was young bassist Katie Thiroux and her boyfriend, drummer Matt Witek. Their...

AFS student heads home to Thailand

AFS student heads home to Thailand

The La Cañada home of Fran and Bill Evans was the venue on a recent Friday when more than 30 people bid farewell to AFS student Amy Usuparat from Thailand.

LCF Planning board to discuss digital signs

Members of the La Cañada Flintridge Planning Commission will discuss Tuesday a draft ordinance that would allow electronic message centers on certain private school properties along Foothill Boulevard.

Forest Service to close Eaton Canyon above first waterfall

Forest Service to close Eaton Canyon above first waterfall

When it comes to risky climbs, few can match the half-mile trek to the second waterfall in Eaton Canyon north of Pasadena, a steep, narrow path over crumbling granite cliffs that has claimed five lives and caused dozens of injuries over the past four years.

'No 710 tunnel' activists to march on Fourth of July

'No 710 tunnel' activists to march on Fourth of July

Activists opposed to one of the options under consideration for the completion of the 710 Freeway — a multibillion-dollar, 4.9-mile tunnel — have announced plans to march Friday in the annual Independence Day Festival of Balloons parade in South Pasadena.

Crescenta Valley officials reemphasize area's ban on fireworks

Crescenta Valley officials reemphasize area's ban on fireworks

The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station is warning that fireworks are illegal in the hands of citizens and should be left to professionals putting together Fourth of July displays.

Agreements reached with LCF school unions

La Cañada Unified teachers have a lot to look forward to in the coming school year, after recently approved negotiations with the district's bargaining team netted district employees an across-the-board raise and created a new incentives program for outstanding educators willing to take on...

CV water, sewer rate hikes to begin

When Crescenta Valley Water District customers receive their next sewer and water bills, the cost will be higher than usual following a rate hike that went into effect on Tuesday.

Crescenta Valley skate park is on its way

Crescenta Valley skate park is on its way

Avid skaters hunting for places to grind, perform ollies and carves will soon find a home as Los Angeles County officials move forward with opening a skate park next summer at Crescenta Valley Park.

La Cañada school district balances state mandates

As La Cañada Unified enters a new fiscal year, officials find themselves caught between conflicting state legislation that mandates districts to pay more into the teacher retirement system but limits the amount of money they are able to save from year to year.

JPL scientists celebrate 10 years of Cassini

JPL scientists celebrate 10 years of Cassini

On June 30, 2004, scientists and engineers at JPL held their breaths as 800 million miles from Earth, the Cassini spacecraft succumbed to the pull of Saturn's gravity field.

Sport Chalet sold to Vestis Retail Group

Sport Chalet sold to Vestis Retail Group

Sporting goods retailer Sport Chalet Inc., which was founded in La Cañada Flintridge more than 50 years ago, was sold to an East Coast company that will use the purchase to create one of the nation's largest sporting goods chains.

Glendale police release surveillance photos of vehicle burglary suspects

Glendale police release surveillance photos of vehicle burglary suspects

Police have released surveillance photos of three men suspected of breaking into a car in early June and stealing a backpack carrying money that belonged to a Montrose Farmers Market vendor.

Road work causes water main break in Montrose

Road work causes water main break in Montrose

Water flowed through the intersection of Verdugo Boulevard and Honolulu Avenue in Montrose Tuesday morning after a 12-inch underground main was ruptured during road work, officials said.

LCUSD analyzes pilot fifth, sixth grade math program

La Cañada Unified school officials looked at whether or not heterogeneous math classes in fifth- and sixth-grades piloted in the 2013-14 school year help kids learn.

Dining Out: Save Sunday for Bashan's burgers

Dining Out: Save Sunday for Bashan's burgers

Gourmet burgers are nothing new, but in the hands of Chef Nadav Bashan they're something special. Bashan recently launched a Sunday Gourmet Burger Night at his eponymous bistro on Verdugo Road, and it's been all the rage.

Emergency contact details sought for 'Alert LCF'

City officials this week asks La Cañada Flintridge residents to register their contact information online at www.lcf.ca.gov/alert so they can receive emergency notifications via the updated version of “Alert LCF,” which was...

Auditor releases report on special education in LCF

After receiving the findings of a months-long audit of the special education programs provided to 422 students districtwide, La Cañada Unified School District officials discussed Tuesday how they might fine tune those services.

La Cañada school board officials weigh out-of-district changes

La Cañada Unified School District board members will soon discuss the process by which they accept out-of-district permit applications, in light of recent negotiations with Glendale Unified School District over the possible transfer of students living in the Sagebrush territory.

Piece of Mind: Farmhouse may not be long for this world

Piece of Mind: Farmhouse may not be long for this world

For more than a century the modest white farmhouse has stood on the northeast corner where the equally narrow but well-traveled Craig and Commonwealth avenues meet. It has withstood the occasional battering of the elements and all the major earthquakes that have struck the region since its...

Reconstruction begins on church destroyed by fire

Reconstruction begins on church destroyed by fire

A La Crescenta church started to rise from the ashes earlier this month as work got underway to rebuild it on the same site where it burned down nearly eight...

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