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.
Spattered across Honolulu Avenue on Saturday morning were booths filled with jewelry, acrylic paintings, wood etchings as part of the Montrose Art Walk.
The bangs against the white walls of the racquetball court echoed throughout the room as Advait Kartik swung at the small rubber ball.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Sandra Bullock was awakened in her bed by banging coming from her third-floor workout room.
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.
At least one person was injured in a multiple-vehicle crash on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway in La Cañada Flintridge early Tuesday.
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...
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.
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's Building and Safety Department was recently named the best in the state at the California Building Official's Annual Business Meeting.
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.
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...
Attempted burglary, residential; possession of stolen property; possession of burglary tools: 5200 block of Vista Miguel Road on July 2.
With some businesses moving on and others moving in, Montrose’s main business district is getting a makeover this summer.
A Fantasy 5 lottery ticket was sold at Gardenia Market & Deli in La Crescenta, earning one man $286,539.
When the movie "Jersey Boys" opened in theaters late last month, viewers watched as music phenom Frankie Valli was brought to life on screen.
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.
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.
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...
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.
GLENDALE — Brandon Martinez arrived on the doorstep of pitching a complete game for the Burbank Junior baseball All-Star team.
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.
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.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill to extend legislation that informs homeowners if they are in danger of losing their properties.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ten Years Ago
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 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.
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...
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...
Rosemont Preserve will host a free open-gate event from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday.
A final Friday in August will represent the beginning of the Ramsey Lambert football era at La Cañada High according to the recently released 2014 season schedule.
There's plenty to capture the attention of youth soccer players across the country with the World Cup grabbing the international spotlight.
NASA's Curiosity rover celebrates a Martian milestone this week -- its first full Martian year exploring the Red Planet. And to celebrate, it captured that cute selfie you see above.
A day of celebration for the La Cañada High softball team was also mixed with disbelief and disappointment.
A brush fire that’s been burning in the hills above Brand Park since Sunday was 60% contained by Tuesday morning, mainly because some of the flames are in hard-to-reach areas, fire officials said.
A memorial service for Green Beret Staff Sgt. Scott Studenmund, who died June 9 during military engagement in Afghanistan,...
Update: A brush fire burning in the hills north of Glendale is about 40% contained, fire officials said late Monday afternoon.
Vandalism: 5500 block of Godbey Drive. Someone from the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club contacted police to report that sometime between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. on June 12, someone had cut down a pine tree between the third and fourth fairways on the golf course.
A small team of rescuers, including a group from Montrose Search and Rescue, continued to scour the wilderness...
Rosemont Preserve will hold a free "open gate" event from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Danielle Sadd is a rare breed of entertainer in Los Angeles: a native, who can sing a soulful rendition of “The Sister Act” opening and crack killer jokes about falling in love with guys named Taylor at Starbucks.
BURBANK — It’s been nearly four months since the Burroughs High and Crescenta Valley boys’ soccer teams battled for the Pacific League championship.
Four rescuers from Montrose Search and Rescue team have joined the search in Los Padres National Forest for a missing firefighter and his dog, sheriff's officials confirmed on Thursday.
La Cañada officials are watching with anticipation as something unfolds in the city of Pasadena that could affect the outcome of the controversial 710 Freeway extension.
A community-wide e-waste collection day is scheduled for Saturday in the main parking lot of La Cañada High School, 4463 Oak Grove Drive. Hours for the event are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
GLENDALE — Haydan Phelan gobbled up his share of ground balls on the edge of the infield at Stengel Field and came away with a couple of holes in his uniform pants and a smudge of dirt on his right cheek.
House rules at a library call for silence, but surprisingly, one of the most quiet patrons at the Montrose Library Tuesday afternoon was a very well-behaved dog.
A Montrose man arrested earlier this month for allegedly breaking into actress Sandra Bullock’s home was arraigned Wednesday on...
Italian immigrants Tommaso and Josephine Bonetto bought acreage in the still-wide-open Crescenta Valley in 1905 and with their two small sons, Bart and Tom, moved into a tiny one-room, stone house already on the property.
Samantha Sharman remembers walking onto the La Cañada High School campus her first day of seventh grade back in the '80s and feeling like a small fish in a big pond.
Just how long does it take to build a two-story home in La Cañada's hilly west side?
LOS ANGELES — Amid the hustle and hubbub, chaos and circumstance that has defined Christian Bergman’s introduction into Major League Baseball, the St. Francis High graduate seems to have found calm within the storm of opportunity.
Local nonprofit organizations are invited to submit letters of intent for the annual Dignity Health Community Grants program.
Human bones found on a hillside in Pasadena in May are believed to be those of a young man, officials said.
La Cañada school officials want the public to know the district holds itself accountable for properly spending Measure LC parcel tax funds, and they're looking for a few good men, or women, to help them do it.
GLENDALE — From top to bottom, it's difficult to detect a weakness in a lineup used by Crescenta Valley Landrys. All of the batters appear disciplined and some have a knack for hitting the ball over the fence at the most opportunistic times.
Police are asking for the public’s help in the search for a Sunland woman who’s been missing since early June.
There are no such things as baby steps when youngsters jump feet-first into the world of competitive chess.
To expedite the safe construction of La Cañada Flintridge’s current sound wall project, intermittent closure of the 210 Freeway at Foothill Boulevard on/off ramps will be required, running through September, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Beginning on Tuesday, the Summer Beach Bus will ride again, shuttling Crescenta Valley residents directly to Santa Monica Beach.
GLENDALE — Michael Ibarra had quite an eventful few seconds with his team locked into a tight game.
Grant Haxton, 17, a junior at La Cañada High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 509 at JPL for the past six years, has earned the Eagle Scout rank. He will receive the award at a ceremony scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, June 13 in Von Karman Auditorium. The public is...
More than 100 local graduating seniors congregated at La Cañada's St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church on June 3 to contemplate their faith at the Eighth Annual Interfaith Baccalaureate service.
A school counselor and an elementary schoolteacher on June 4 were named the recipients of the Rose Harrington Educator of the Year for 2014, an annual award offered by the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation Endowment.
In a bipartisan decision Thursday, U.S. Congress took a step to change how orcas are kept in captivity, a debate propelled by the 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” which tells the story of Tilikum, a 12,000-pound killer-whale who killed Sea World trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Major Crimes Bureau is investigating several new leads into two recent home-invasion robberies — one in La Cañada on Thursday night and the other in La Crescenta the night before — along with a burglary that also occurred Thursday down...
During the past two seasons, the Flintridge Prep baseball team has enjoyed a renaissance.
This summer, vendors of the La Cañada Flintridge Farmers Market will be asked to temporarily relocate to Memorial Park for at least three months as the city resurfaces and makes improvements to its current home in the Caltrans overpass parking lot on Foothill Boulevard.
The Summer Beach Bus will return to La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Montrose beginning next week. The bus will head to Santa Monica Beach on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and on Labor Day.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday narrowly defeated an amendment to an appropriations act that would have allowed the Bob Hope Airport to adopt a mandatory curfew.
LA CAÑADA — With a new offense to install, a new identity to mold and players still trickling in, Tuesday morning's second football practice of the summer at Flintridge Prep would have seemed a perfect time for Rebels Coach Antonio Harrison to summon his inner drill sergeant.
Criminal charges were filed Tuesday against a Montrose man who allegedly broke into actress Sandra Bullock's home over the weekend, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
It certainly didn’t take long for St. Francis High alumnus Christian Bergman to achieve his ultimate career goal.
Whether it was starting in the NCAA World Series as a freshman or his ascent through the minor leagues, St. Francis High graduate Christian Bergman has been on the rise since his days as a Golden Knights standout leading his team to the CIF finals.
Cherishing memories forged in the last four years while inching with anticipation toward what the next four may bring, La Cañada High School’s graduating seniors bid adieu Thursday to their alma mater.
On Sunday afternoon, a group of about 20 children between the ages of 8 and 13 walked into a self-defense class held at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge. Just two hours later, they all walked out knowing how to conduct themselves in the event of a potentially dangerous situation.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy held its commencement exercises on Sunday afternoon, which concluded with graduating seniors, all dressed in white, participating in the school's long-standing tradition of tossing red roses into the air.
La Cañada Unified School District Supt. Wendy Sinnette announced Tuesday the district has extended the deadline for the 35 eligible teachers who may still be interested in enrolling in its Supplementary Retirement Plan.
School districts were given more of a say in how they spent state funds when Gov. Jerry Brown's Local Control Funding Formula model was passed into law in 2012, but that freedom didn't come without a few strings.
Of the 14,519 registered voters in La Cañada Flintridge, 2,856 cast ballots in Tuesday’s statewide primary election, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office. Of...
What was apparent Friday evening became even more special three days later.
A La Crescenta man awoke Wednesday night to discover two thieves tying him up inside his home during a robbery, sheriff's officials said.
An unexpected run to a share of a second straight Prep League boys' volleyball championship for Flintridge Prep was eventually followed by an anticipated and easy awards decision.
Members of Clark Magnet High School's graduating class will have many memories of their senior year, including one word that students think best describes them: "boost."
LA CAÑADA — As beads of perspiration turned into streams of sweat on the field of La Cañada High, two truths became obvious for members of the Spartans football team during spring practice.
About 750 students graduated from Crescenta Valley High on Tuesday evening, and senior Neil Cho was passing out new pennies to fellow classmates as part of one last prank.
[Update 8:50 a.m.: Paula Devine is in the lead to fill the open Glendale City Council seat, according to Wednesday morning election poll results from Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder's website
On Sunday, 18-year-old Mustapha Khawaja will leave his La Crescenta home in a limousine headed for the airport and, ultimately, Brazil and the World Cup games. Once there, he will watch two soccer matches and sight see with his family.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is participating in this year's AIDS/LifeCycle, a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, to raise money and awareness for research and treatment.
Area artists arrived in Montrose for the annual Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
GLENDALE — From fifth to first, the comeback story of the La Cañada Cardinals Babe Ruth baseball team was completed Saturday afternoon versus the Glendale-La Crescenta Trotta.
LA CAÑADA — Perhaps poetically, as a passel of aspiring lugers laid back upon their 14-wheeled sleds Saturday, adjacent to them on Foothill Boulevard were a pair of street signs that read “No Stopping Any Time.”
NORWALK — On an afternoon in which local track and field athletes were considerable long shots to extend their seasons past Friday’s CIF Southern Section Masters Meet, two such competitors skied to new heights at Cerritos College.