Girl Scouts

Over 100 local scouts took part in Christmas caroling around town last month.

Mountview gets visit from Scouts

By Celia BURSTEIN On Friday, Dec. 18, Cub Scouts from Pack 360 sang holiday tunes for the Montview Retirement and Assisted Living Community. The selection began with the “Dreidl Song” to commemorate the last night of Chanukah, then moved on to classic and modern Christmas songs. “Community service is one of the foundations of scouting, […]

Smyth visits Clark

By Celia BURSTEIN When Assemblyman Cameron Smyth came to Clark Magnet High School to speak to AP Government teacher Nick Doom’s students, senior Samantha Cismas was expecting to meet an evasive politician. What she realized is that Smyth is not sneaking for votes. “I think he was kind of real,” said Cismas. “He wasn’t trying […]

Girl Scouts go caroling for books

Troop 626 at St. James has now been named the “Singing Elves” by the teachers. Before leaving for Christmas vacation, the sixth grade girls of Girl Scout troop 625 at St. James journeyed from classroom to classroom singing Christmas songs and collecting new and gently used books for the school library. Troop 626 started working […]

An annoyed neighborhood strikes back

By Mike Lawler An ongoing saga of a small development gone bad is currently playing out on the 2700 block of Frances Street, much to the annoyance of neighbors on this quiet street. A neighbor behind the proposed development called to fill me in on the details, so I made plans to meet her at […]

Out with the old…but how?

By Robin Goldsworthy Well, today is the last day of 2009. You have less than 24 hours to complete this past year’s resolutions, so you’d better start moving. Did you lose those unwanted pounds? Spend more time with the family? Use that gym membership? If you didn’t, no worries: you’re in good company. Statistically speaking, […]

Happy (it’s a) new year!

No. 18 – Published 12.31.09 My Thoughts, Exactly By Jim Chase To be painfully honest, I’ve never been so happy to see the end of any given year as I am the one that ends at midnight tonight. On a scale of one-to-ten, 2009 was a big, fat, zero. The year should’ve had Hoover, Dyson, […]

That’s a wrap: Sports year in review

By Walsh CARVALHO As 2009 ends it is an opportunity to reflect on the stellar performances by many local athletes and athletic programs. Crescenta Valley High School boasted a few teams that made it to the CIF Southern Section championship brackets. Boys’ basketball made it to the first round of the Division IA championships Girls’ […]

Little sluggers show up for camp

By Walsh CARVALHO The Crescenta Valley Falcons Baseball Organization, led by 14-year veteran CV head coach Phil Torres and assistant coach/CV boys’ athletic director Dave Mendoza, held its annual baseball camp Dec. 21 and Dec. 22 at Stengel field. Torres was in good company at his annual camp, which is targeted for third to eighth […]

Obituary – Scott

Obituary Harold Dowell Scott Jr., 62, of Sunland passed away on Dec. 25. Harold is survived by his wife Maria. Harold was an Army veteran and was a plumber for 20 years. Private Inurnment; Crippen Mortuary Directors (818) 249-6131.