News from the Desk of the Publisher

Gone Missing
I know I’m getting older and sometimes the synapses don’t fire like they should. For example, I was making a smoothie for breakfast the other morning and I left out the milk and the fruit. Steve came home from work and found them on the kitchen counter. The milk was a lost cause but, […]

Valley View Works at Keeping Its Community Together

Valley View Works at Keeping Its Community Together

By Robin GOLDSWORTHY
Despite ongoing uncertainty if and when students and teachers will be returning to campuses, the staff at Valley View Elementary School in La Crescenta is determined to keep its community connected.
Aiding this effort, the school has hosted various events that are virtual-friendly, including a trivia night, field trips and a bingo night, according […]

Commissioner’s Actions Debated by Council

By Julie BUTCHER
The Glendale City Council spent hours on Tuesday night, including hearing from more than 60 callers, to again discuss allegations that a volunteer commissioner on the city’s design review board (DRB) had been drinking during a meeting of the board on Jan. 14.
Councilmember Ara Najarian introduced the agenda item at length.
“I was hoping […]

Weather in the Foothills

“Today was about chasing sun-rays, beach waves, and sunsets. All things beautiful that give you peace are worth chasing. Everything else isn’t.”    ~ April Mae Monterrosa, author
The ocean and Valentine’s Day don’t typically go hand-in-hand in thought or conversation. Last Sunday was the exception. What to do on Valentine’s Day, beyond the box of chocolates […]

In brief

CVW Office Hours Altered
The office of CV Weekly will close at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19.
Regular hours resume on Monday, Feb. 22.
General Meeting of CVTC
At the virtual general meeting of the Crescenta Valley Town Council, planned for tonight, Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m., Los Angeles County staff will present […]

Glendale Police Reports

Two Arrested, Loaded Firearm Recovered
On Feb. 13 just after 3 a.m., a patrol officer was driving through an open parking lot on the 2000 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard when s/he observed an unoccupied vehicle parked in a marked disabled space without a disabled placard displayed. The officer also noticed the vehicle had expired registration and […]

Finding Common Ground

By Mary O’KEEFE
It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. That Charles Dickens modified phrase could be used to describe the recent events in the country’s Capitol.
With a pandemic raging, impeachment hearings held and an insurrection occurring to stop the peaceful transition of power this has truly been a “season of […]

Crime blotter

Feb. 11
2200 block of Mira Vista Avenue in Montrose, items were stolen from an unlocked vehicle between Feb. 11 and Feb. 13.
Feb. 10
2200 block of Mira Vista Avenue in Montrose, several items were stolen from an unlocked vehicle overnight.
2700 block of Brookhill Street in La Crescenta, a catalytic converter was stolen from a […]

Long Awaited Statement from County Regarding Schools reopening

Statement issued by the Dept. of Public Health:
 
L.A. County Department of Public Health Statement on Schools Regarding Schools Reopening
The state permits elementary schools to reopen as soon as we reach an adjusted case rate of 25 per 100,000. We are informing Los Angeles County schools tonight, Monday, via an emailed letter that we expect to […]

LA County Updates Its COVID-19 Numbers: Feb. 15

The Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health (Public Health) today, Monday, released the latest data on COVID-19. The lower case numbers and deaths reported today, Monday, may reflect delays in weekend reporting.
1,936 new COVID-19 cases (1,105,615 cases to date)
82 new deaths due to COVID-19 (19,066 deaths to date)
3,270 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19
30% are […]