Crescenta Valley News

Election change in Glendale to be placed on ballot

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

Utility gets OK to tap part of Rockhaven site

Utility gets OK to tap part of Rockhaven site

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

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

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

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

Compassionate Cerritos Elementary students rewarded with gifts

Compassionate Cerritos Elementary students rewarded with gifts

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

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

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

Flight tracker goes online

Flight tracker goes online

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

Agency hired in effort to rebrand Bob Hope Airport

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

Sen. Carol Liu urges community involvement

Sen. Carol Liu urges community involvement

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

Empty storefronts, open questions at Montrose Shopping Park

Empty storefronts, open questions at Montrose Shopping Park

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

Local Homenetmen chapter awards scholarships

Local Homenetmen chapter awards scholarships

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

Glendale school board eyes voting change

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

Glendale council asks developer to scale back Glenoaks project

Glendale council asks developer to scale back Glenoaks project

The Glendale City Council on Tuesday sided with residents who are concerned about a proposed 74-unit mixed-use development on the site of a former Bob’s Big Boy on Glenoaks Boulevard by directing the developer to scale back the project’s size and scope.

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

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

La Crescenta Library to launch photo contest

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

Montrose Christmas Parade to be televised

Montrose Christmas Parade to be televised

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

From seizures to the gridiron

From seizures to the gridiron

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

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

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

Father-son combination coordinating Crescenta Valley football success

Father-son combination coordinating Crescenta Valley football success

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

Montrose Jewelers owner eyes his golden years

Montrose Jewelers owner eyes his golden years

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

Thanksgiving supplies delivered to families in need

Thanksgiving supplies delivered to families in need

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

Nutcracker soldiers call attention

Nutcracker soldiers call attention

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

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

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

Shelter finds no room for the homeless

Shelter finds no room for the homeless

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

New ad campaign takes flight at Burbank Bob Hope Airport

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

Vendor sales boost Prom Plus fundraiser

Vendor sales boost Prom Plus fundraiser

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

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

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

Vehicle strikes, injures pedestrian

Vehicle strikes, injures pedestrian

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

La Cañada school board meets over GUSD's Sagebrush pitch

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

Bus service may ease I-5 worries

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

Suspect in custody after shooting outside Glendale residence

Suspect in custody after shooting outside Glendale residence

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

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

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

Dance instructors take steps to raise money

Dance instructors take steps to raise money

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

Events aim to avert substance abuse

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

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

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

Glendale school board awards building contract for permanent classrooms

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

Descanso turns to its roots

Descanso turns to its roots

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

Community celebrates La Crescenta beautification project

Community celebrates La Crescenta beautification project

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

Veterans Day ceremony salutes service

Veterans Day ceremony salutes service

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

Six named to Crescenta Valley Town Council

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

CV Water District elects new board member

CV Water District elects new board member

The Crescenta Valley Water District voted this week to elect a current Crescenta Valley Town Council member to its board by year’s end.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: YMCA's annual prayer breakfast; Performance at La Crescenta Library

The YMCA Foothills will host its annual prayer breakfast at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Crescenta-Cañada Family Y location, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge.

Groups huddle on response to Devil's Gate Dam project

Groups huddle on response to Devil's Gate Dam project

City and school officials are racing against time to ensure their concerns about L.A. County Public Works Department’s plan to remove 2.4 million cubic yards of sediment...

Local nonprofit to look into possible Armenian museum in Glendale

A local nonprofit will begin exploring the feasibility of building an Armenian museum and cultural center on a parking lot next to the Glendale Civic Auditorium after getting the go-ahead from the Glendale City Council on Tuesday.

Verdugo Views: Guests at sanitarium each had a story to tell

Verdugo Views: Guests at sanitarium each had a story to tell

Rockhaven Sanitarium in Montrose was sometimes called the Screen Actor’s Sanitarium, as it provided a home for several women who were either active in — or connected to — show business.

Deer draw sportsmen to La Cañada area

La Cañada trail enthusiasts are hoping the end of deer hunting season will ease concerns that have recently arisen over reports of archers scoping herds dangerously close to the city’s Cross Town trail.

State grant targets traffic improvements, pedestrian safety

State grant targets traffic improvements, pedestrian safety

The Glendale Police Department received a $429,000 state grant to improve traffic and pedestrian safety through educational outreach and enforcement operations targeting impaired or distracted drivers, as well as bicyclists and pedestrians, officials announced this week.

Schiff, Gatto easily win their political races

Schiff, Gatto easily win their political races

Both Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and state Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) had resounding wins in their races to remain in office on Tuesday.

La Cañada Unified reacts to Sagebrush proposal

La Cañada Unified reacts to Sagebrush proposal

In response to the Glendale Unified school board approving a proposal to transfer the Sagebrush territory Tuesday night — at a potential $23-million cost to La Ca&...

Supporters flip for breakfast

Supporters flip for breakfast

The sun hadn’t peeked through the scattered clouds Saturday morning, but the handful of volunteers flipping pancakes said they didn’t need the natural light at 6:30 a.m.

Glendale ups price for Sagebrush to $23M

Glendale ups price for Sagebrush to $23M

It will cost La Cañada about $23 million to have the Sagebrush area under that city's primary school district's control, the Glendale Unified school board voted Tuesday.

Kids have a spirited time in Montrose

Kids have a spirited time in Montrose

Thousands of costumed trick-or-treaters were expected to descend on Honolulu Avenue in Montrose Halloween night for the annual Halloween Spooktacular.

After decade-long hiatus, Haunted Jail returns for a ghoulish time behind bars

After decade-long hiatus, Haunted Jail returns for a ghoulish time behind bars

The Haunted Jail held at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Crescenta Valley station ends tonight, a last chance for adults and children to get their scares for Halloween.

Vector control district could add area communities

Property owners in La Crescenta and Montrose could pay more in taxes as officials move to annex both areas into the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District, which has been providing services in the two communities, but residents haven’t been billed for it.

Adding form to function: Artists turn Montrose utility boxes into works of art

Adding form to function: Artists turn Montrose utility boxes into works of art

There’s one artistic shape that Vicky Rees won’t outgrow — circles.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Annual pancake breakfast; Sheriff's host 'Haunted Jail'

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Crescenta Valley station will host a “Haunted Jail” from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday at its location, 4554 N. Briggs Ave., La Crescenta.

Friendly competition has breast-cancer message

Friendly competition has breast-cancer message

Doing everything from sporting homemade breast-cancer-awareness T-shirts to eating a raw onion and dog food helped Glendale Lt. Tim Feeley earn the most votes and first place in this year’s Army of Pink campaign.

Glendale-based startup offers cheap stays around the world

A new startup website headquartered in Glendale is selling the experience of being a backpacking college student by offering cheap and sometimes unconventional lodging around the world.

Big rig hits sign, flips over on 210 Freeway in La Crescenta

A semi-truck that hit an overhead sign and then flipped over Tuesday night caused closures on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway until Wednesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Crescenta Valley PTA: Valley View accepting golf event registration

The Valley View golf tournament will be held in two weeks. To register and pay for a round, visit vveagles.com and click on the link for the golf tournament.

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.

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.

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