Looking at CV Park

Looking at CV Park

By Mike LAWLER
On the surface, Crescenta Valley Park is a big oak-shaded park, nestled in the southwest corner of our valley at the base of the Verdugo Mountain. But to many old timers, and to those up on their local history, it’s two distinct parks: CV Park to the east and Hindenberg to the west. […]

Letters to the Editor

Bold move, CV Weekly
In a day and age where newspapers are closing or consolidating every day, you made the bold move to publish and deliver a free weekly paper! My day still consists of the morning read, along with the morning cup of coffee. Your market study was correct: This area wants, needs, and deserves our own […]

So long summer, hello heat wave

So long summer, hello heat wave

by Jim Chase
Family, friends and regular readers of this column know that I do not like hot weather. Nope, I am not the happy pappy when summer rolls around and temperatures start creeping up the thermometer. When the weather drones on local TV news begin cheerfully warning viewers to “get ready for a nice warm […]

Life goes on

By Robin Goldsworthy
In all the craziness and planning of starting a new business, sometimes you forget that life goes on.
While we planned the launch of the Crescenta Valley Weekly, many other exciting, and in some cases life changing, things were happening to those around me whom I love.
For example, on Aug. 1 we celebrated a […]

Putting the ‘new’ in newspaper

It seems like only yesterday folks could pick up the CV Sun newspaper every Friday morning and peruse the pages to catch up on the happenings in this usually serene suburbia we call home. That ended when the Sun’s distant corporate owners (a major metropolitan newspaper whose subscriber base is in free fall, I might […]

What the fire left behind

In my capacity as “prez” of the local historical society, I often get calls from locals asking me to come and look at some cool old thing they found in their attic or yard. Last week I got just such a call from Glendale Park Naturalist Eric Grossman, urging me to come up to Deukmejian […]

MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY

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 […]

Getting Dry In CV

It’s getting dry here in CV, and it’s going to get drier. We’re running low on water for this thirsty town, and although the situation may improve fleetingly for a year or two, we’re facing a fundamental shift in the way we manage our water.
If you’re a customer of the Crescenta Valley Water District as […]

Hot August nights

When Robin Goldsworthy first mentioned the possibility of launching a new newspaper to serve the Foothills, I knew her idea would catch fire. Little did I know that today’s first edition of the Crescenta Valley Weekly would land in local driveways that are already covered with ash. When you’re hot, you’re hot, I guess.
The heat […]

Fire fighting days gone by

As a history buff, I find myself looking over my shoulder at where we’ve been as a community as often as I look forward to where we’re going. That makes for a lot of tripping on my part. That was true this last weekend as my family and I watched our mountains burn. We watched […]