NEWS FROM Washington » Adam Schiff

On May 16, a group of peaceful protestors gathered at a public park outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence in Northwest Washington, D.C. They came to exercise their First Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution and to make it clear that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s brutal crackdown on political opposition, free speech and free media […]

Treasures of the Valley » Mike Lawler

A Description of Crescenta-Cañada Valley in 1883
We get an early description of La Cañada in an 1883 publication “A Southern California Paradise.” It should be noted La Cañada in that era was the entire Crescenta-Cañada Valley from Tujunga to Altadena. The writer was the Rev. R.W.C. Farnsworth, one of the original members of the Indiana […]


Why Medicaid Must Be Saved
As the landscape of healthcare reform shifts rapidly, it’s clear the federal Medicaid program – the nation’s largest insurer of children – is in jeopardy. Over the next two weeks, the United State Senate will debate a version of the American Health Care Act, which drastically endangers the care of children.
As […]


Happy Birthday, America – Land of the Free and Home of the Very Brave
We’re back with our second year at Crescenta Valley High School with a spectacular July 4th fireworks show for the community! Being an all-volunteer organization, we want to keep this family event affordable and thank the many people in our community, along […]

Treasures of the Valley » Mike Lawler

Crescenta Valley’s Very Own Indian Swami
For the last few weeks I’ve been relating a small sample of the thousands of thrilling stories of the Montrose Search and Rescue team. I’ll take a break from those tales, and return to them later.
Not many people know that La Crescenta had its very own Swami, Swami Paramananda. The […]

NEWS FROM Sacramento » Laura FRIEDMAN

Reaching Across the Aisle in Sacramento
For many of you – of the words you would ascribe to Sacramento, “bipartisan” probably is not one.
Out of the 80 members of the Assembly, 55 are Democrats and 25 are Republicans.  Within those ranks, you have every shade of blue and red running from the most progressive to the […]

Treasures of the Valley » Mike Lawler

Montrose Search and Rescue – Dog Rescues 2
Continuing with some other dog rescues performed by the Montrose Search and Rescue team, we look no further than Pickens Canyon in March 1991. Two young boys, best friends, were hiking the canyon at dusk. As often happens to young boys, they stayed out too long and darkness […]


Updates on 210 Freeway, Local Graduations and More
In this month’s update on Interstate 210 developments, according to Caltrans, “Beginning Monday, June 12 at 7 p.m. … Caltrans will close westbound Foothill Freeway (I-210) Gould Avenue on-ramp and Angeles Crest Highway off-ramp, as part of a pavement rehabilitation project. The ramp closures will remain in effect […]


Offering Historical Facts
The traditional Memorial Day observances were held locally again this year. Members of the Montrose Peace Vigil have been standing at the Vietnam Memorial since 2006 to encourage nonviolent solutions to conflict. We consider it a privilege and a duty to participate in the annual ceremony there.
We hear statements made there every year […]

Treasures of the Valley » Mike LAWLER

Montrose Search and Rescue – Dog Rescues Part 1
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Montrose Search and Rescue team locating and rescuing a lost dog in Brand Park. While the majority of the MSAR team’s efforts are focused on human rescues, they do honor the fact that many dog owners consider their […]

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