Schiff to Take Part in Flag Replacement
On Sunday at 11 a.m., Congressman Adam Schiff and other community leaders will join with members of the St. Luke’s of the Mountains Episcopal Church to help replace the flags that were stolen on May 19 from the church. The stolen flags represented the Korean-American and Mexican-American communities, the LGBT (Rainbow) and environmental communities, as well as the Armenian community, whose flag was stolen a few weeks earlier.

The flags symbolized the church’s “open minds, open hearts” philosophy that all are welcome to worship at St. Luke’s Episcopal.

Schiff and other community members will present the American, Armenian, Mexican, Korean, and LGBT Pride flags after Sunday service at St. Luke’s.

St. Luke’s of the Mountains is located at 2563 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.

Veteran Baldwin Honored
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) honored Glendale resident Mike Baldwin as Veteran of the Year for the 43rd District at the 2012 Assembly Veterans Recognition Luncheon. A decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, Baldwin has had a distinguished career of service to our country and the community. Gatto flew Baldwin to Sacramento to be recognized at a special luncheon held today at the state capitol.

Currently, Baldwin is a leader in the veterans’ community in the 43rd Assembly District. He is Post Adjutant, 20th District Commander of American Legion Verdugo Hills Post 288 and Post Adjutant of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1614. His latest project is the restoration of the Two Strike Park Memorial working alongside fellow veterans and community leaders to raise $75,000 to repair and add the names of all Crescenta Valley citizens killed in action to the wall. He is committed to creating a place where all local fallen soldiers can be honored and remembered.

At Thursday’s CV Town Council meeting, Marta Wiggins, library manager, announced her summer reading program.

The program runs through Aug. 11 and is for all ages. There are sign-up sheets at the library where participants can join and keep a record of all the books they read throughout the summer. There are participation incentives including a grand prize of a Kindle reader that will be awarded to one avid reader.

Wiggins also reminded those in the CVTC audience of the Aug. 11 Chili Cook Off. The popular contest is a win-win for both the cooks, who have a chance to show off their culinary skills, and for those in attendance – they get to sample the tasty submissions.

The library offers many programs throughout the summer. For more information visit or call (818) 248-5313.

Riggs Named to GCC
The board of trustees of the Glendale Community College District announced at the June 25 board meeting its selection of Dr. Jim Riggs as the college’s interim superintendent/president effective July 1. Dr. Riggs will serve as interim superintendent/president through June 30, 2013.

Dr. Riggs brings a wealth of experience in community college leadership and instruction to Glendale College. He is currently the professor of Community College Education at CSU Stanislaus where he teaches full time in the University’s Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership and supervises research in the areas of community college leadership and student success.

Dr. Riggs will be officially welcomed at a reception in Kreider Hall on Monday, July 2 at 5:30 p.m.