Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Year Without Knocking on Doors

Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Year Without Knocking on Doors

It’s been one year since Jehovah’s Witnesses adjusted their hallmark methods of sharing comfort and hope from the Scriptures due to the pandemic. For many, the change from ringing doorbells and knocking on doors to making phone calls and writing letters expanded and invigorated their ministry.
Brian Portzel and his family in La Crescenta have enjoyed […]

NEWS FROM SACRAMENTO <<<< ASSEMBLYMEMBER LAURA FRIEDMAN

NEWS FROM SACRAMENTO <<<< ASSEMBLYMEMBER LAURA FRIEDMAN

Between responding to the public health and economic impacts of the pandemic, tackling challenges that existed pre-pandemic that were worsened by it, and doing our regular due diligence of updating existing laws – there has been no shortage of work to be done in Sacramento. I’m happy to report that I was able to have […]

PEOPLE MAKING NEWS

The following local residents and students who attend California State University, Northridge were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi: Rohini Sivaraman of La Crescenta/Glendale, Ashley Grace of La Cañada Flintridge and Lusine Melik of Sunland.
They are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa […]

CYO Prepares for Return to In-Person Instruction

CYO Prepares for Return to In-Person Instruction

The Caesura Youth Orchestra has completed another year of providing music education and instrumental instruction. All classes were held virtually on Zoom, which created a lot of challenges; however, there is gratitude that The Caesura Youth Orchestra was able to continue providing much needed music education during the pandemic.
Many students found it very challenging to […]

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CV CHAMBER AUCTION CONTINUES
The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting an online auction of items that promote local businesses with proceeds benefitting the Chamber’s philanthropic efforts.
Bidding continues through June 24; to see the variety of items and to place bids, visit www.32auctions.com/123420.
 
BURBANK AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY
The Burbank African Violet Society will be having its next […]

Las Candelas Holds Year-End Meeting

Las Candelas Holds Year-End Meeting

The ladies of Las Candelas held their end-of-year installation meeting via Zoom on Thursday, May 27. Installing the 2021-22 officers and chairmen was past president Nancy Stone. Stone used the theme “A Palette of Colors” as she welcomed the new slate. Serving as 2021-22 president will be Rosina Maize. Other officers include First Vice-President Lynne […]

The Bargain Box Reopens to Eager Shoppers

The Bargain Box Reopens to Eager Shoppers

The Assistance League of Flintridge – ALF – reopened its store, The Bargain Box Thrift Shop, on June 1 to a crowd of shoppers eager to see what new items the shop offered.
The community has been looking forward to the reopening of the Bargain Box Thrift Shop, located at 4607 Oakwood Ave. in La Cañada […]

Post Ceremony Dance Attracts CVHS Graduates, Juniors

Post Ceremony Dance Attracts CVHS Graduates, Juniors

After Crescenta Valley High School graduation a “mini prom” was held on the school campus. The event was from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and about 350 CVHS seniors and juniors arrived in prom finery for the evening.
According to former ASB advisor John Pehar, pulling together such an ambitious evening was a team effort.
“With the […]

Letters to the Editor

HOA Outlines Opposition to Project
A developer has submitted an application to the City of Glendale to demolish the used car dealership and commercial buildings at 3411-3437 Foothill Blvd., just west of New York Avenue, and replace them with 78 apartments, 17,200 square feet of commercial space and 208 parking spaces. The complex would be four and […]

Treasures of the Valley <<< Mike Lawler

Pioneer Memories: Helen Haskell Thomas (Part 2)
Continuing on with the memories of Helen. She was the niece of La Crescenta founder Dr. Benjamin Briggs. (Again, my comments are in brackets.)
Last week we related Helen’s memories of being the first teacher for La Cañada Elementary School in 1885. She further wrote that the schoolhouse also served […]