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Treasures of the Valley » Mike Lawler

Treasures of the Valley  » Mike Lawler

Wild Times at CV’s Prohibition-era Speakeasy!
It’s well known that the Crescenta Valley was a hotbed of illegal alcohol production and consumption during Prohibition. It was close enough to LA and Hollywood to make for easy access, yet remote enough geographically with its many hidden canyons to make law enforcement problematic. The remains of stills and [...]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

A Visit to the ‘Only The Oaks Remain’ Exhibit
On a recent Saturday 10 of us from the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills toured the new exhibit about the Tuna Canyon Detention Station currently on display at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. The “Only the Oaks Remain” exhibit tells the story [...]

NEWS FROM Washington » Adam Schiff

NEWS FROM Washington  » Adam Schiff

The Balance of Powers Prevails
We were told to take him seriously, not literally. Many supporters assured the country that the policy promises coming from then-candidate Donald Trump would never actually be enacted and were harmless rhetoric.
And yet, within a week of his first term as President, we found out the hard way that Mr. Trump [...]

The Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley

The Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley

A couple of weeks ago the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley (HSCV) took a tour of Dodger Stadium. The enthusiastic guide led us through the locker rooms, out onto the field where we watched a couple of Dodger players practicing, into the Dodger dugout, and up to the press box to see the view [...]

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Offers Comment on Undocumented Workers Those who blame undocumented workers for their plight fail to understand the economics of the situation. If U.S. employers didn’t hire the undocumented they wouldn’t be drawn into the country. Americans who demand goods and services at the lowest possible cost and are perfectly happy ignoring the immigration status of [...]

News from Sacramento – Laura Friedman

News from Sacramento – Laura Friedman

Since the publishing of my last article I have had the great fortune of meeting more of my talented colleagues in the California Assembly, more of the passionate organizations who fight daily for the causes they believe in, and more of you – the dedicated, caring and well-informed individuals who make up our district. I [...]

Treasures of the Valley » Mike Lawler

Treasures of the Valley  » Mike Lawler

When Indy Cars Roared in Montrose – Part 2

Last week I wrote about the Valley Machine Shop, located at 3512 Ocean View, where Augustine and Bailey Glass is today. In the 1930s, a famous racecar builder, Paul Fromm, owned that shop and produced some winning Indy and sprint cars there. I’m reprinting some memoirs written [...]

NEWS FROM THE CVTC » Harry Leon

NEWS FROM THE CVTC  » Harry Leon

Community That Cares – Even More in 2017

As the newly elected president of the Crescenta Valley Town Council, I am honored to serve the people of La Crescenta and Montrose alongside a slate of completely new officers – Mike Claessens (vice president), Mariam Barnes (treasurer), Aram Ordubegian (recording secretary), and Sophal Ear (corresponding secretary). I [...]

Treasures of the Valley » Mike Lawler

Treasures of the Valley  » Mike Lawler

When Indy Cars Roared in Montrose – Part 1
A little known aspect of the history of the Indianapolis 500 is the central role that Glendale, and by extension the Crescenta Valley, played in Indy car development and history. Glendale was a powerhouse of race car production from the ’20s into the ’60s, building powerful innovative [...]

NEWS FROM CVCA »SHARON WEISMAN

NEWS FROM CVCA »SHARON WEISMAN

Thanks to the newcomers and regular members who joined us on Jan. 26 for the first Crescenta Valley Community Association meeting of 2017. We got caught up on several land use issues after our holiday hiatus.
We are nearly halfway through the six-month Exclusive Negotiating Agreement between Glendale and the Gangi group regarding the development of [...]


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