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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 [...]

Crescenta Valley Group of Sierra Club to View Presentation on Ecuador

Crescenta Valley Group of Sierra Club to View Presentation on Ecuador

 
By Pat KRAMER

Karine Armen, a Glendale schoolteacher and photographer, will present slides of her two recent trips to Ecuador at the Crescenta Valley Group of the Sierra Club’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. The event takes place at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Boulevard, La Crescenta. Entrance is from the [...]

Gold Coast Gold Swingin’ Big Band & Jazztet Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at the S-T Elks Club

Gold Coast Gold Swingin’ Big Band & Jazztet Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at the S-T Elks Club

By Pat KRAMER
On March 17, the Sunland-Tujunga Elks Lodge 2098, at 1037 Commerce Ave., Tujunga, will feature cherished music from the big-band era with The Gold Coast Gold Swingin’ Big Band & Jazztet performing at its St. Patrick’s Day dinner and dance. This event is the Sunland-Tujunga premiere of the newly reformed band by its [...]

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

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 [...]


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