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Christmas-time for the Charismatics

Christmas-time for the Charismatics

By Samantha SLAYBACK
For most people, November marks the beginning of the holiday season. However, for the Crescenta Valley High School music group the Charismatics, the Christmas season begins in June.
At the end of each school year, auditions are held for the Charismatics acapella group for the following year. All students who are chosen are then [...]

After Successful Performances CVIM Prepares for Championships

After Successful Performances CVIM Prepares for Championships

By Samantha SLAYBACK
The Crescenta Valley Instrumental Music – CVIM – marching band performed for the second time in the Capistrano Field Show Competition in October. The competition splits music groups into categories based on size. Including the color guard, drum line and band, the CVIM group included 120 members, placing them in the 4A category [...]

Foothills Feature Dogs, Collectibles and Boutiques

Foothills Feature Dogs, Collectibles and Boutiques

Opportunities abound this weekend to support a variety of non-profit events.
By Jason KUROSU, Mary O’KEEFE and Samantha SLAYBACK
Saturday promises something for everyone when several non-profits host a variety of local activities.
The California Council of the Blind will take over Crescenta Valley Park with its Annual Mutt Strut on Saturday morning. The event used to be [...]

Montrose Antiques Store to Close Its Doors

Montrose Antiques Store to Close Its Doors

By Samantha SLAYBACK

The foothills community has long been a community that values previous decades and all they had to offer. For this reason, antique stores have always had a place in the area. One particular shop has graced Montrose for the past 24 years.

About Antiques, located at 3533 Ocean View Blvd., has been run by [...]

CVIM Celebrates Its ‘Most Successful’ Fundraiser to Date

CVIM Celebrates Its ‘Most Successful’ Fundraiser to Date

By Samantha SLAYBACK

The Crescenta Valley Instrumental Music (CVIM) program experienced great success earlier this month with its seventh annual Korean barbecue fundraiser. Organizers, including CVIM mom Tracey Black, agreed that this year was the best. Black has helped to coordinate the event every year.

Each year the fundraiser for CVIM is held in the Crescenta Valley [...]

Joe’s Minibike Reunion Revs Up for Another Year

Joe’s Minibike Reunion Revs Up for Another Year

By Samantha SLAYBACK

This Saturday brings the 4th Annual Joe’s Minibike Reunion (JMBR) to Crescenta Valley Park, 3901 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta. Taking place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the reunion is expected to include over 200 minibikes and host 1,000 spectators. The event is free to the public, and kid- and pet-friendly.

The event [...]

The Green House Seeks Community Help

The Green House Seeks Community Help

By Samantha SLAYBACK

In May 1970, 65 women decided to combine their talents and efforts to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) by opening The Green House. Since its opening, the little shop has changed locations twice, closed and reopened, and is now looking to the community for help when facing the [...]

Repurposing Rockhaven

Repurposing Rockhaven

By Samantha SLAYBACK

Montrose once housed a sanitarium known as Rockhaven, run by women for women with mild mental and nervous disorders. Founded in 1923, Rockhaven closed in 2006 and supporters of the property are now looking to repurpose the site.

In 2008, the Rockhaven property was purchased by the City of Glendale. Many had hoped that [...]

Tasty Fundraiser for CVIM

Tasty Fundraiser for CVIM

 
By Samantha SLAYBACK

What started seven years ago as a way to encourage the Korean community to get more involved in the Crescenta Valley Instrumental Music program has morphed into a highly anticipated annual fundraiser. The seventh annual Korean barbecue fundraiser takes place on Sept. 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the quad at [...]

Community Breaks a Sweat for Local Girl

Community Breaks a Sweat for Local Girl

 
By  Samantha SLAYBACK

Recently, the foothills community lost a beloved member, Tom Susca, 37. Susca left behind many grieving friends and family, one of whom is his 15-year-old daughter Gabby. Since his sudden passing from a brain aneurism, Susca’s family and friends have created a GoFundMe page to raise money for Gabby’s college fund.

Their goal is [...]


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