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

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

A vile of clear liquid labeled "virus" was found Wednesday near the main entrance of IKEA in Burbank, authorities said.

Area deemed safe after vial of liquid found outside IKEA

Public health officials on Wednesday were testing a vial of clear liquid found near the main entrance of IKEA in Burbank, authorities said.

La Cañada city engineer Ying Kwan retires

City officials also bid a fond farewell to city engineer Ying Kwan, who’s worked on numerous citywide projects since joining the payroll in 2002.

Sonia Race, with her mother Zina Race at Zina's Healthy Corner in La Cañada Flintridge on Monday, December 1, 2014. Owner, Sonia Race is in a dispute with the city's Planning Commission Chair Arun Jein, the new owner of the property the restaurant is on, who is reporting code violations which has stripped the eatery of tables and chairs.

Zina's dispute continues

Sonia Race, owner of Zina’s Healthy Corner on Foothill Boulevard, attended the council meeting with a contingent of supporters and legal representation willing to speak about her legal dispute with her landlord, Planning Commissioner Arun Jain, over modifications she made to the property.

Council hears update from Carol Liu

Monday’s meeting of the La Cañada Flintridge City Council drew a crowded house, as residents and civic leaders turned out for a moment at the microphone to speak on a number of matters.

Mayor Mike Davitt, left, Planning Commission Chair Terry Walker, middle, and Public Works Commissioner Len Pieroni, right, will be appointed to the La Cañada City Council's three open seats without an election.

LCF council hopefuls to get a seat

Candidates running to fill three upcoming openings on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council — Mayor Mike Davitt, Planning Commission Chair Terry Walker and Public Works Commissioner Len Pieroni — will be appointed without an election, according to the city clerk.

The aftermath of a residential fire near La Canada Country Club that took place in December 1974 and was reported to have been the biggest fire in the community that year. The $75,000 blaze started at 5:23 a.m. when the home's occupants were asleep, but they escaped unscathed.

La Cañada History: Early morning fire erupts at Country Club Estates

Ten Years Ago

Four of the Boy Scouts from Troop 209 wrapping holiday gifts are, from left, Ethan Lucsik, Christopher Coomber, Dylan Gilberto and Hayden Lucsik.

Community: Scouts wrapping up cheer for the holidays

Burbank’s Boy Scout Troop 209 is selling mistletoe and taking donations for wrapping gifts from now through Dec. 24 on the third floor of Sears in the Burbank Town Center mall.

A cross shines year round in the backyard of Elena Cook, on the hill above Brace Canyon Park.

Community: Couple celebrates Christmas all year long

Neighbors in the north end of town may have noticed a cross illuminating the top of the hill above Brace Canyon Park throughout the year.

Community: Contest winners help light up the holidays

Alan Falkner's home holiday light show is a technological marvel while La Providencia Guild's thrift shop's window displays glow with sophisticated elegance.