Posts tagged as: Pat KRAMER

Safety Tips During Winter Rains

Safety Tips During Winter Rains

By Pat KRAMER
Southern California has had a higher-than-average rainfall this winter and with the rain can come trouble.
While heavy rain and flash flooding is uncommon for the local region, when those rainstorms do arrive – like February’s rains – the consequences can range from heavy traffic with accidents to property damage from flooding. After the [...]

The Many Benefits of Planting Native Trees and Plants Shared

The Many Benefits of Planting Native Trees and Plants Shared

By Pat KRAMER

hree years ago, Sunland–Tujunga resident Eve Sinclair tore out her lawn and replaced it with a drought-tolerant landscape, including native plants, after learning how they attract pollinators and wildlife, which then leads to a healthy food web. Since doing so, she said she now has a partnership with the native plants and insects, [...]

Tyrus Wong, Legendary Artist and Sunland Resident Leaves Behind a Legacy

Tyrus Wong, Legendary Artist and Sunland Resident Leaves Behind a Legacy

 
By Pat KRAMER

Tyrus Wong, the legendary Disney animation artist and longtime resident of Sunland, died recently at the age of 106 after reaching a pinnacle of success that few artists ever attain. Known best for transforming the process of art in animation in the well-loved Disney film “Bambi,” Wong’s settings in the 1942 film utilized [...]

Historic Maps Bring To Life LA History

Historic Maps Bring To Life LA History

By Pat KRAMER

On Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m., Map Librarian Glen Creason, from the Los Angeles Public Library, will depict the growth and history of Los Angeles through “Maps: 50 Fascinating Maps that Tell the History of Los Angeles, Including Sunland-Tujunga.” This presentation takes place at Bolton Hall in Tujunga.

Among the fascinating maps he [...]

Standing Room Only for the First Hanukkah in the Foothills Event

Standing Room Only for the First Hanukkah in the Foothills Event

By Pat KRAMER
It was standing room only at The Back Door Bakery for the first annual Hanukkah celebration in Sunland-Tujunga, held on Wednesday, Dec. 28.
“I felt there needed to be this kind of an event for people who are unfamiliar with Jewish traditions and celebrations to learn what Hanukkah is all about,” said event organizer [...]

Living Side-By-Side with Coyotes

Living Side-By-Side with Coyotes

By Pat KRAMER
Coyotes are becoming increasingly prevalent in local neighborhoods along the foothill communities. Increasing development has led to a loss of natural wildlife habitat areas and the ongoing drought has further caused a scarcity in their food sources. These contributing factors mean residents will see more wildlife coming out of the hills to seek [...]

First Annual Hanukkah in the Foothills Event

First Annual Hanukkah in the Foothills Event

 
By Pat KRAMER

The first annual Hanukkah in the Foothills event will be celebrated with the lighting of the menorah at a special celebration of this festive Jewish holiday on Wednesday, Dec. 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Backdoor Bakery, 8349 Foothill Blvd. in Sunland. The event, organized by Sunland – Tujunga Arts [...]

Drive-Thru Nativity Scene Captures Holiday Spirit

Drive-Thru Nativity Scene Captures Holiday Spirit

By Pat KRAMER

Nothing could deter Pastor Bob Snyder and his dedicated staff at Community Christian Church in Tujunga from performing their traditional drive-thru Nativity Scene on Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17. The outdoor performance went on for three hours despite the cold, the wind, and a 3’ x 4’ chunk of plaster falling [...]

Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library to Celebrate 90th Anniversary

Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library to Celebrate 90th Anniversary

Updated on 12/5 in bold
By Pat KRAMER
Libraries should serve as not only an educational resource, but also as a cultural resource for the community, said Ardem Ardashes Tajerian, manager of the Sunland-Tujunga Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. And on Saturday, Dec. 10 the S-T Library will host a celebration with music and art [...]

McGroarty Chili Bowl Fest Returns for the Holidays

McGroarty Chili Bowl Fest Returns for the Holidays

By Pat KRAMER
Every year, hundreds of people flock to McGroarty Arts Center in Tujunga to buy a new handmade chili bowl and try a variety of tasty chili recipes while getting an early start on holiday shopping. This year, the 14th Annual Chili Bowl Fest (held Saturday, Dec. 3) and the Holiday Art & Craft [...]


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