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Building a Robot From the Ground Up – Part II

Building a Robot From the Ground Up – Part II

By Mary O’KEEFE

This is a continuation of a story first printed in the March 16 issue in Youth.

While the robot is being built there are other members of the team who work on the infrastructure.
 

 
Business
 

The Business group fuels the program by securing funding and sponsorships.

“We reach out to sponsors and let people know what we [...]

Local Candidates Vie for a City Council Seat

Local Candidates Vie for a City Council Seat

By Mary O’KEEFE

Crescenta Valley is set in the beautiful foothills, between Angeles National Forest and the Verdugo Mountains. The community is known for its volunteer spirit, its great schools and its fierce defense of keeping things just the way they are despite CV being a strange mixture of unincorporated county and Glendale annex areas.

Residents are [...]

New CV Sheriff Captain Announced

New CV Sheriff Captain Announced

By Mary O’KEEFE

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. Captain Christopher Blasnek has been announced as the new captain of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.

Capt. Bill Song has been promoted to commander and will be transferring to the Technology and Support Division after serving as CV Sheriff’s captain for four years. Song was raised in Crescenta Valley.

“It [...]

The Pros Say: It is a Seller’s Market

The Pros Say: It is a Seller’s Market

With the number of homes for sale down, prices continue to climb.

By Mary O’KEEFE

For decades Crescenta Valley has been one of the best-kept secrets in the Los Angeles area but that secret has appeared to have gotten out … in a big way.

“There is a shortage,” said Jana Wunderlich of Podley Properties, of the number [...]

Capt. Bill Song Promoted

Capt. Bill Song Promoted

The Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station prepares for a new captain.

By Mary O’KEEFE
After about four years of leading the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff Captain Bill Song will be moving on.
There is an intention to promote [him] to commander, said Majory Jacobs, operations lieutenant at the CV Station.
It has yet to be announced [...]

La Crescenta Girl Still Missing Now Over 40 Days

La Crescenta Girl Still Missing Now Over 40 Days

By Mary O’KEEFE
“I feel guilty if I smile.”
That is how Susan Park has felt for 44 days. That is how long her daughter Elaine has been missing. Her normal routine has changed; now every morning she wakes up and her first thought is of Elaine and that maybe this will be the day she hears [...]

Building a Robot –From the Ground Up

Building a Robot –From the Ground Up

By Mary O’KEEFE
Local high school robotic teams are gathering at various areas around the nation, including Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and internationally to compete in the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) competition.
Each year FIRST challenges students to build a robot to compete in a specific game, which changes every [...]

A Garden for CVHS

A Garden for CVHS

By Mary O’KEEFE

On Saturday, Boy Scout Ash Ghiya, with his friends and family, helped create a garden with features specifically for those in the special education program at Crescenta Valley High School.

Ghiya is with Boy Scout Troop 391 and is a junior at CVHS. The garden is part of his Eagle Scout Project. He worked [...]

GPD Policewoman

GPD Policewoman

By Mary O’KEEFE

The first female Glendale police officer was Pauline Copeland. According to GPD historian Officer Teal Metts, “policewomen,” as they were called, were a hybrid between the community service officer and a police officer. Their duties were limited and they were not in the field often.

Copeland began with the department in the 1940s. The [...]

GPD Continues its Support of Families

GPD Continues its Support of Families

By Mary O’KEEFE

For about two decades the Glendale Police Dept. has reached out to the community during the holidays to bring toys, clothes and other forms of support to local families in need. Officers make Christmas easier for these families by first delivering a Christmas tree and then bringing gifts to go under the tree, [...]


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