News From Sacramento » Adam SCHIFF

Creating New Service Opportunities for Veterans
 
Thanking those who serve in the military is a common sign of respect for the sacrifices they make for our security and way of life. But upon return to civilian life, veterans face numerous challenges – there is much more we can do as a nation to support those who […]

Treasures of the Valley » Mike Lawler

Vietnam Memorial Names – William Pedersen, Manuel Miranda, Warren Spencer
 
William Alexander Pedersen, Sept. 15, 1970 – Bill Pedersen grew up on Wiladonda Drive in La Cañada, attended Paradise Canyon Elementary, La Cañada Jr. High and Muir High, graduating in 1963. He went on to Claremont College where he degreed in political science. His three brothers […]

Treasures of the Valley » Mike Lawler

Vietnam Memorial Names – Roy Fryman, Stephen Golsh, Ralph Duemling
 
Roy Allen Fryman, Aug. 24, 1969 – Roy Fryman, nicknamed “Pepper” by his fellow Marines, is the most highly decorated man on the Vietnam Memorial. He was awarded both the Silver Star and the Navy Cross, the second highest medal for valor.
Pepper Fryman is a legend […]

News From Sacramento » Laura FRIEDMAN

My Budget Priority – May 2018
 
It’s spring; and in Sacramento there’s plenty to be happy about – we have a robust economy boosting the state’s coffers, new proposals to boost funding for critical services, and significant savings to put into our rainy day fund. These are undoubtedly all good things, and they lay the groundwork […]

News From CVTC » Harry Leon

April Showers Bring May Flowers
 
I managed to avoid mention oI managed to avoid mentioning the 210 Freeway in recent columns but there has been an uptick in congestion lately, which is a reminder of past traffic. Indeed, there was a full closure of the WB 210 Freeway from the Foothill Boulevard off-ramp to Ocean View […]

Treasures of the Valley » Mike Lawler

Vietnam Memorial Names – Jack Downs, John Sweet, Loren Engstrom
 
Jack Dennis Downs, April 6, 1968 – Little is known of Jack’s early years growing up in Tujunga. The only photo we have of him is from the Verdugo Hills High School yearbook. He was drafted in October 1967, and sent to Vietnam as a private […]

News From CVCA » Sharon Weisman

As we wade through all the June primary election materials arriving in the mail we can be thankful we won’t be facing a Glendale Municipal election next year. Elections for the city, Glendale Unified School District board of education and Glendale Community College board of trustees, formerly held on the first Tuesday of April in […]

Treasures of the Valley » Mike Lawler

Vietnam Memorial Names – Callen Courtemanche, Richard Ramsey, Michael Sheahan
 
These three men all died in the famous Tet Offensive, in which the North Vietnamese attacked military bases in the south in an all-out effort. These three locals died within a month of each other, and it was this heartbreaking loss that probably inspired the creation […]

Treasures of the Valley » Mike Lawler

Vietnam Memorial Names – Norman Kidd, Greg Kelly, John Lee
 
This continues our review of the lives of the men on Montrose’s Vietnam Memorial.
Norman Richard Kidd, May 26, 1967 – Norman grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He was active in high school, captain of the basketball team, and vice president of the senior class. He graduated […]

Treasures of the Valley » Mike Lawler

Vietnam Memorial Names – Patrick Quinn, Stephen Burlingame, Robert Chapp
 
This continues our review of the lives of the men on Montrose’s Vietnam Memorial.
Patrick Owen Quinn, Nov. 25, 1966 – Patrick Quinn was well known in the community. Two people have already contacted me who knew him personally. Patrick attended La Crescenta Elementary School, Clark Junior […]

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