Sporting Good Times
In the Crescenta Valley sports world, there’s a lot of excitement brewing. Our Falcons football team is undefeated this season – 11 checks in the win column. In addition, the Falcons have caught the attention of local and national sports news stations including NBC4 and USA Today. They take on the Paramount Pirates (arghhh) in Paramount on Friday night at 7 p.m.
The St. Francis Golden Knights also reign undefeated (11-0) after beating Mayfair on Friday. They take on La Serna in Whittier on Friday. If both CV and St. Francis win their contests they will face each other – a feat not seen in more than a decade. Now, that’s a game that will pack the stands. To learn more, read Brandon Hensley’s story on page 12.
Football isn’t the only game in town that CV is excelling in. Athletes from the Falcons cross-country teams will be heading back to Mt. SAC on Saturday to compete in the CIF finals. Leonard Coutin spells out the details on page 14.
Boys’ water polo has made a splash (pun intended) in the water world and also advanced in CIF competition.
This time of the year also has attention turned to basketball. CV kicks off the season with the traditional alumni games taking place on Wednesday before Thanksgiving at the big gym on Ramsdell. The freshman game is at 4, JV at 5:30 and the varsity game is at 7. It’s usually a sellout, so plan to get there early.
As many of you know, I sit on the CV Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Every month we get together to go over future plans or review previous events. Yesterday, Wednesday, we had a lot on the agenda including the recent social media workshop that the City of Glendale hosted over at the PDC on Honolulu. Tom Lorenz brought along several social media savvy individuals from the city who helped attendees set up Facebook and Twitter accounts. Though CV Weekly already has these accounts in place (‘like’ us on FB at Crescenta Valley Weekly and follow us on Twitter at c.v. weekly), I still learned some new ways to quickly move within these sites. Thank you to Tom and his crew for having this workshop and I look forward to the next one.
Also discussed at the chamber was the upcoming Taste of the Foothills on Wednesday, Dec. 10. What a wonderful way to get over “hump day.” At our most recent count, 22 restaurants are participating in this annual fundraiser. Not only will ticketholders (just $20 a ticket – less than $1 per restaurant!) get to sample fare from some outstanding local eateries, but there will also be cars on display and music from the CVHS award-winning jazz band that dancers from the Prom Plus Club will be kicking up their heels to. This is one great night (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Ralphs Marketplace on Foothill) and it all benefits the chamber and its programs including scholarships for local seniors. Tickets are available at the chamber office and also here at the CV Weekly office (3800 La Crescenta Ave. #101 at the corner of Honolulu).
I was also able to give the chamber board an overview of the Prom Plus boutique held Saturday. In a word: success! We had more shoppers than ever before and vendors with truly unique items. The money raised will offset the $25,000 cost of putting on the Prom Plus event, so thank you everyone who took part.
Remember that next week, Glendale Unified School District schools are on break; traffic will be better but there may be more kids out and about at odd times.