Dealing with Unbearable Heat

Dealing with Unbearable Heat

July 6 was the hottest day ever recorded in the Crescenta Valley area, surpassing the former hottest temperature ever, 113 degrees in September 1971. And yet, with record-breaking heat, some still disregard safety practices and make poor choices. A woman was arrested Sunday, just two days after the record-heat day, for allegedly leaving […]

Crescenta Valley Rocks on Independence Day

Crescenta Valley Rocks on Independence Day

Whether from home or on the field of the high school, the community watched as the night sky lit up on July 4th.
July 4, America’s observed birthday, is celebrated around the country with little variation and typically includes barbecues, watermelon, star-spangled summer attire and fireworks. Many small town residents had to travel in […]

Hooray for the Parade

An estimated 6,500 people turned out to see the annual Sunland Tujunga Shadow Hills Rotary Club Fourth of July Parade. Over 80 entries, many decked out in patriotic dressing, wove their way down Foothill Boulevard to the cheers (and occasional water gun squirts) from spectators.
The morning began just after 8 a.m. when entrants […]

Weismans Honored by City Council

At Tuesday’s Glendale City Council meeting a local couple was recognized for all that they have done for the city and the community.
Mayor Zareh Sinanyan read the commendation: “Presented to Bill and Sharon Weisman, community activists, in recognition of your immeasurable contribution and positive impact in the City of Glendale. Your hard work […]


July 6
900 Flanders Drive in La Cañada, a resident reported that when she woke up at 8:30 in the morning and walked into the kitchen area she noticed her laptop was missing and her car keys and wallet with personal information and credit cards and gift cards were taken from her purse. She began checking […]

Assessor Says Help Is Available

The unprecedented heat wave affecting Southern California has led to a spate of wildfires all across Los Angeles County, which have in turn prompted evacuations and scorched homes in communities such as Granada Hills, Pacific Palisades, Burbank, Chatsworth and Glassell Park.
“Wildfires cause major damage and, in some cases, devastating losses. The destruction of homes in […]

New App for Sheriff’s Department

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. (LASD) has created a new mobile app to act as a bridge between the department and the community.
“It includes [information about] career opportunities, and people can sign up for crime alerts and [there is] a section where people can submit an anonymous tip,” said Dep. Alex Covian, […]

From the Desk of the Publisher

The Good People of S-T
I know this might seem a little dated since July 4 was more than a week ago, but I wanted to make sure that the efforts that went into local celebratory events were properly presented to our readers. You’ll find this week’s cover story is on the fireworks that were held […]

Weather in the Foothills

“It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire. With air conditioning their windows were shut, they couldn’t hear the barbarians coming.”~ Garrison Keillor, American writer and broadcaster

It was hot! Last Friday – July 6 – temperatures across the Crescenta Valley soared to 117 degrees. This day became “one for the books” […]

A Conversation with Supervisor Kathryn Barger

CVW recently sat down with Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger to discuss topical issues that included the future of school resource officers and county residents who are facing homelessness.
School resource officers are sworn law enforcement officers who are assigned to a particular school or district. The LA County Board of Supervisors funds […]

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