From the Desk of the Publisher

Out in the Cold? Not Allowed
This week, with little notice, the Powers That Be (capitalized for importance) declared that due to increased COVID-19 numbers in the County of Los Angeles, in-person dining at restaurants, wineries and breweries would be prohibited as of 10 p.m. on Wednesday night.
Happy Thanksgiving.
I was concerned when the cold weather started […]

Spiritually Speaking

Question: We’ve been married for five years and for three years we’ve been trying to have a child. So far, nothing has happened and we’ve done everything the fertility doctors recommend. Our challenge is relatives who keep asking if/when we plan to start a family. When we tell them we’re trying a couple of them […]

Notes & Nods

This Week at LCIF
This week, Nov. 29, Lutheran Church in the Foothills will begin Advent.
All are invited at 10 a.m. for Couch Church on the church’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Those who miss the live presentation can watch the videos on the church website, Facebook page and YouTube channel.
After the service, everyone is invited […]

Newly Inducted Board Announced

The La Cañada Junior Women’s Club announced the newly inducted 2020-21 executive board of directors and appointed board members who were heralded at the 51st annual installation ceremony held on Oct. 21 via Zoom.
LC Junior Women’s Club President Trish McRae welcomed everyone and gave special recognition to each former board member for their exemplary work. […]

Stronger Together, Local Schools Fill Pantry and Provide Gift Baskets

Stronger Together, Local Schools Fill Pantry and Provide Gift Baskets

It started with the idea of baskets – specifically Thanksgiving baskets.
Alexandra DiRuscio, PTA president of Glenoaks Elementary School, with her PTA members was considering creating Thanksgiving meal baskets for those in need within their school community. Knowing that the Glendale Unified School District works closely with families in need, DiRuscio called Dr. Ilin […]


Nov. 22
Angeles Crest Highway, mile marker 34.14 in Angeles National Forest, a wallet was stolen from a vehicle parked at the location. The driver had hiked to a local area and when he returned did not notice his wallet was missing until he stopped to get gas for his vehicle. He immediately called his bank […]

Virginia A. Wolfer

Aug. 30, 1933 – Oct. 16, 2020
Virginia “Ginny” Alma (Willimont) Wolfer, formerly of La Crescenta, passed away on Oct. 16 at her home in Newhall. She was 87 years old.
Ginny was born on Aug. 30, 1933 in Quezon City, Philippines, and lived with her family in and around Manila until she came to the U.S. […]

One Arrested for Burglary and Burglary Tools

On Nov. 18 just after 4 a.m., a patrol officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of Bel Aire Drive and Western Avenue on a vehicle for having tinted front windows and no front or rear license plates. The officer contacted the driver, identified as 19-year-old Omar Brito of Los Angeles, for the violations.
Brito […]

Alex Hosts ‘Laugh It Off’

Alex Hosts ‘Laugh It Off’

Streamed live from the stage of the iconic Alex Theatre in Glendale, the “2nd Annual Laugh It Off Comedy Night” welcomes a talented group of comics, including Matt Kirshen, Ty Barnett, Kristin Key, and Alonzo Bodden for a one-night-only event and encore performance of stories, reflections and, of course, laughs!
“Laugh It Off” is based on […]