CVHS test scores remain strong

Glendale district administrators are pleased with the newly released Academic Performance Index report. The district rose 13 points to 830, with a majority of schools making, and some surpassing, the state goal of 800.
Crescenta Valley schools once again performed well:
School,    2009 Growth
Elementary schools:
Lincoln,      894
Dunsmore,     905
Fremont,     875
La Crescenta, […]

Duck supporters flock to Americana

Americana at Brand last Friday was the site for the opening of duck season — the Glendale Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash (KIDS) season that is.
The annual duck splash, this year being held on Saturday, Oct. 24, is the biggest fund raiser for the Glendale Kiwanis Club. At Friday’s kick off, a crowd of […]

Foothill makes room for military banners

Though the Station fire dominated the news for most of the end of August and beginning of September, the Crescenta Valley Town Council was also making news with the installation of three new military heroes banners along Foothill Boulevard.
A banner has been installed for Nick Steinbacher in front of Pickens Canyon Park where his tree […]


Forum being held for CVWD candidates
The Crescenta Valley Community Association will hold a candidate forum for the six candidates for the Crescenta Valley Water District Board at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Dunsmore Park Community Room, 4700 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta. CV Town Council president Steve Pierce will be the moderator. The […]

He’s got nothing to “wine” about

It started as an idea more than five years ago.
Lifelong foothill resident Tim MacDonald stood looking over the empty acreage just below his family’s estate high up on Canyonside Road in La Crescenta. Tim with his wife and five daughters moved into the home back in 1973 but it wasn’t until the early 2000s that […]

Discovering a piece of Americana

As part of getting the paper out every week, I find that I have the chance to do some writing, much more than I did before as an editor. As an editor, I pretty much decided what stories needed to be covered, then found a writer to go and out and cover it. […]

Red Pepper Pork Chops

6 medium cloves of garlic
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup chopped, fresh parsley
1 tablespoon paprika
1 1/2 lbs. boned pork loin
1 sweet onion
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
Mix spices, garlic, parsley and oil in food process. Mix well.
Pour over pork and marinate overnight in refrigerator.
Lightly cover bottom of frying […]

Turning dreams into business realities with chamber’s help

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”
-Douglas Everett
Congratulations to Robin and her team on their first successful issue last week of the Crescenta Valley Weekly. It is a beautiful paper for a beautiful town. […]

Oktoberfest is coming

These firemen: I can’t say enough about the job they are doing out there and there are no words to express the gratitude everyone feels for them. Is there something bigger than “Thank you?” If so, they got it…
Honoring America on 9/11…As the eighth anniversary is upon us, the plan is in the works for […]

UUCVH welcomes new minister

The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills is proud to announce that their new consulting minister has been signed. Rev. Stefanie Etzbach-Dale will make her first appearance in the pulpit at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, Sept. 13. She will be observing a traditional water ceremony and discussing current state legislation concerning clean water rights […]