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. That’s not […]

Red Pepper Pork Chops

Ingredients 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 Preparation Mix spices, garlic, parsley and oil in food process. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 Peter Frampton & Kansas Sept. 12 Good Charlotte with special guest Alana Grace Sept. 13 Lynyrd Skynyrd Sept. 17 Creedence Clearwater Revisited Sept. 18 WAR Average White Band Sept. 19 LeAnn Rimes Sept. 20 Mariachi USA® Fiesta with Fireworks Finale Sept. 24 Pat Benatar Neil Giraldo Berlin […]


Dunsmore Elementary Back to School Night: September 22, 2009 starting at 6:30 Back to School Picnic September 11, 2009 starting at 5:00 Fremont Elementary Back to School Night: September 22, 2009 starting at 6:30 Back to School Picnic: September 11, 2009 starting at 6:00 Mountain Avenue Elementary Back to School Night: September 16, 2009 starting […]

Monte Vista launches new drop off zone

By Robin GOLDSWORTHY Parents, teachers and con¬cerned neighbors of Monte Vista Elementary School are endorsing a new drop off point for the school’s students. Located in the parking lot of Two Strike Park on Rosemont Avenue, the site provides a safe place for parents to drop off their children. Similar to the school’s Monty Lane […]

St. James welcomes families with picnic in the park

St. James Catholic School sits up the hill on Dunsmore Avenue and, for some, is just waiting to be discovered. But those families attending the school have already discovered what St. James is planning for this year to make it one to remember for its students. On Sunday, Aug. 23, St. James invited all of […]


As long as massive sky-crane helicopters still fly over the Crescenta Valley like lethargic locusts and the occasional tendril of smoke from a hot spot still rises here and there from our newly-monochromatic hillsides, I’ll take this opportunity to douse some of my own embers of observation that have been smoldering since our latest wildfire […]