Posts tagged as: MAY 19

A Soggy but Successful Relay for Life

A Soggy but Successful Relay for Life

By Mary O’KEEFE
As the clouds finally parted mid-morning on Sunday, a group of wearier Crescenta Valley volunteers slowly carried their camping gear to their vehicles. Even though for 24 hours they had shared tears and laughter, stories of sadness and triumph, and braved an early morning rainstorm all had a smile for one another.
The volunteers [...]

Embezzlement Allegations Against Drayman Investigated

Embezzlement Allegations Against Drayman Investigated

By Mary O’KEEFE
The Glendale Police Department is investigating former Glendale City Councilmember John Drayman on allegations of embezzlement.
A few weeks ago a request was made with the Glendale Police Department to investigate possible embezzlement of funds concerning an organization Drayman was associated with. Information was gathered and enough was provided for a Los Angeles Superior [...]

Public Turns Out for JPL Open House

Public Turns Out for JPL Open House

By Jason KUROSU
Jet Propulsion Laboratory held its annual open house last weekend, a two-day event titled “The Excitement of Exploration” in which the lab opened its doors to the public. With admission being free, lines to enter the various buildings on site seemed like something one would see at Disneyland, snaking around buildings with long [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

Upon stepping foot on the Moon, Buzz remarked to Houston, “Beautiful, beautiful. Magnificent desolation.”
~ Buzz Aldrin, July, 20, 1969
Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 11 and 2nd astronaut to step
foot on the moon
By Sue KILPATRICK
Long before our historical landing on the moon, we gazed upon it in wonder and awe. Its beauty on a clear night [...]

Soggy Yet Satisfying

Soggy Yet Satisfying

Last weekend, if you remember, was the annual Foothills Relay for Life event held at Clark Magnet High School. As I have for the last four years, I was onsite for most of the 24 hours. It was particularly important to me to be there to witness the survivors’ walk, the first lap on Saturday [...]

In Brief

In Brief

From War to Reconciliation – Moving On and Moving West
The Little Landers Historical Society and the Historical Society of Crescenta Valley are hosting a special Civil War presentation. Attendees will hear the stories of Civil War veterans who came west after their service and settled in Sunland/Tujunga and the Crescenta Valley. A Civil War cannon, [...]

Local Businessmen Rush to Help Tornado Victims

Local Businessmen Rush to Help Tornado Victims

By Jackie HOUCHIN
When Tim Morelli, owner of Bonner’s Equipment Rental in Tujunga, got a call from his friend Rhett Walker asking him to join a volunteer team headed to Alabama to help tornado victims, he quickly agreed. Less than 48 hours later he was winging his way to the disaster area with nine other men: [...]

1934 Flood Survivor Returns to La Crescenta to Tell Her Story

1934 Flood Survivor Returns to La Crescenta to Tell Her Story

By Brandon HENSLEY
To say it has been a while since Marcia Warfield Flannery stepped foot in La Crescenta would be an understatement the size of one of those boulders that came crashing into her home 77 years ago.
The floods on New Year’s Eve in 1933 ripped through the Crescenta Valley, devastating the area, taking lives [...]

CRIME BLOTTER

CRIME BLOTTER

May 17
5800 block of Ocean View Boulevard in La Cañada, a woman reported that while she was looking out her kitchen window she witnessed a man running out of her garage. She immediately went outside and saw the man get into a vehicle described as a dark blue, four-door Honda Civic. The man drove out [...]

Bears Topic of Forum

Bears Topic of Forum

Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and the California Department of Fish and Game will convene a public safety forum to discuss safety measures when living near bears and other wildlife.
Area residents have reported several recent bear sightings in the La Cañada-La Crescenta area and neighbors are asking for information on how to respond.
Representatives from [...]


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