Household Items that can be Used for Emergency Preparedness

By Pat KRAMER
It pays to be prepared knowing what damage earthquakes can do. “Preppers” – those who are prepared for the possibility of a disaster – probably don’t mind spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on somewhat costly items in retail stores or catalogues. The City of Los Angeles’ Emergency Management Dept. provides a […]

Mission College Opens Sunland-Tujunga Campus

By Pat KRAMER
Mission College President Monte Perez, Ph.D., welcomed city officials, community leaders and members of the public to the college’s new Sunland-Tujunga campus at a ribbon-cutting event held March 28. The campus is located at the Commerce Center, 7200 Foothill Blvd. in Tujunga. Classes for the first eight-week semester officially open on April 10.
Crediting […]

McGroarty Artists’ Show Draws Crowds

McGroarty Artists’ Show Draws Crowds

By Pat KRAMER

Art lovers and artists came in droves to view a variety of art pieces created by students and teachers of McGroarty Art Center at a special reception held on the evening of March 11. The artworks  were done  in various media, including watercolor and acrylic paints, photography, beadwork, oil paint and clay with […]

The Pride Of Sunland-Tujunga: Joseph Kenck’s Wearable Art

The Pride Of Sunland-Tujunga: Joseph Kenck’s Wearable Art

By Pat KRAMER
Sunland-Tujunga has nearly always had a rough reputation and one resident has thought of a way to turn that into community pride. Painter/graphic artist Joseph Kenck of Tujunga has created a T-shirt design that immortalizes the strength and no- holds barred attitude of his hometown.
“It’s quite recognizable,” said Kenck, who lettered the Sunland-Tujunga […]

‘Walk For Water’ to Help Poor Villagers in Uganda

‘Walk For Water’ to Help Poor Villagers in Uganda

By Pat KRAMER
If you were a woman or child living in northern Uganda, chances are that you would be walking two miles or more to the nearest well, every day, with a five-pound jerry can on your head weighing about 40 pounds when full. Sadly, this is the life in many parts of Africa today. […]

McGroarty Arts Center Prepares for Three Special Events

McGroarty Arts Center Prepares for Three Special Events

By Pat KRAMER

March is a very special month at the McGroarty Arts Center, located at 7570 McGroarty Terrace in Tujunga. Starting yesterday, March 8 and running until March 14 are two overlapping art shows: McGroarty Kids and McGroarty Artists, followed by Spring at the McGroarty Arts Center, the Glendale Art Association’s show, which runs March […]

Aikido Class Teaches Techniques in Self Defense

Aikido Class Teaches Techniques in Self Defense

By Pat KRAMER On Saturday, a special workshop was held in Sunland to demonstrate the art of Seidokan aikido, a Japanese self-defense practice founded by the late aikido master Rod Kobayashi. On hand to demonstrate special techniques were Kobayashi’s daughter, Michiyo Kobayashi, along with Sensai Michael Dwyer and Sensai Gabriel Lagaretta. This special event, offered […]

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 […]

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