H1N1 cases in La Cañada

By Mary O’Keefe
La Cañada Unified School District has confirmed two cases of the H1N1 virus at La Cañada Elementary School.
On Sept. 11, 13 out of 20 students in one first grade classroom had reported out of school due to flu-like symptoms. Most of those students were determined to have the Type A influenza, seasonal flu. […]

The aftermath of the tragic Station fire

The Station fire left few things unscathed as it whipped through the Angeles National Forest. After two weeks it is 62% contained and has blackened 160,357 acres. The cost of fighting the fire has now been estimated at $57,603,000 and has been determined as human caused. It is being investigated […]

Caring for your pets – during and after a fire

By Shana LiVigni
There are billows of smoke seen along the Louisiana skyline – smoke that drifted across the nation from the Station fire here in the Foothill communities. The smoke and ash over the past few weeks were so overwhelming, it was hard to warrant leaving your home or apartment.
Residents were told to stay inside […]


Roland A. Duquette,
2/13/1926 – 7/22/2009
Roland A. Duquette was born in Los Angeles, California in 1926, the second son of William E. Du­quette and Ruth Gratz Duquette. He grew up in Hermosa Beach and Pasadena. At 16 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy; after six months of training in electronics in San Fran­cisco he shipped out […]


Sept. 5
5100 block of Gould Ave. in La Cañada, a 2003 Lincoln Navigator was stolen from the driveway of a home over­night. A laptop computer and DVD player were in the vehicle at the time.
3100 Community Avenue in La Cres­centa, a global positioning system and CD player were stolen from a locked vehicle overnight.
Sept. 4 […]

Residents advised to be alert

Crescenta Valley Sheriff de­tectives are warning residents of a man who has attempted on two separate occasions to gain entrance into homes by claiming there is a water main break in the neighborhood. “[The suspect] claims he is working for a contractor in the area,” said Det. Rodger Burt.
The suspect, described […]

Training for the unthinkable

Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies from Crescenta Val­ley and Altadena stations trained on Tuesday for a scenario that would be a parent’s worse nightmare — a student en­tered a school with a gun.
Although it was just a train­ing exercise, every effort was made to create an at­mosphere similar to a real emergency including creat­ing the […]

Avenue is pretty as a picture

Honolulu Avenue transformed into an outdoor art gallery on Saturday at the 2009 Art Walk, sponsored by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce. This was the last artwalk in the series of three; the first on May 2 and the second on July 11. The event provides a forum for artists from […]

Sheriffs offer strong showing

Safety agencies throughout southern California helped to keep the area safe.
During the recent Station fire, support personnel came from all over Southern Cali­fornia to help keep the foot­hills community secure not only from the fires but from possible looters.
One station that was repre­sented was that of Norwalk.
Sgt. Andrew Thompson of the Norwalk sheriff’s […]


Romantic period focus of music class
Dr. Ted Stern, professor of music at Glendale Community College, will be conducting off-campus music apprecia­tion classes for adults in the community. This ongoing series is for musicians and non-musicians alike. This semester will cover the Romantic period and the early 20th century.
Dr. Stern weaves music examples with cultural […]