Personal Perspective <<< Julie Butcher

Glendale Works In our part of La Crescenta, I can annoy my neighbors by reminding them we live in Glendale. No, they say, we live in La Crescenta. Or Montrose. Or Verdugo City. Never Glendale. Yet, for me, three-ish years reporting on the doings of the Glendale City Council, following years and years representing local […]

Letter to the Editor

Rainy Day Reminder When your windshield wipers are on, your headlights must also be turned on. (Not just the running lights, but also the headlights – which means your taillights are also on, making your vehicle much easier to see.) According to the Dept. of Motor Vehicles’ California Driver Handbook, “You must turn on your headlights […]

News from Washington <<< Rep. Adam Schiff

Keeping Pets and Families Together in Affordable Housing Numerous decisions go into finding a place to live. Of course, the most pressing issue is cost and so many families are priced out of particular neighborhoods or out of any housing altogether. This is especially true in Los Angeles, which has long been experiencing a crisis […]

Treasures of the Valley <<< Mike Lawler

CV Christmas In Wartime As Christmas approaches, I became curious about the Christmas mood in CV at the onset of WWII. The attack on Pearl Harbor was only a couple of weeks before Christmas in 1941. Once again I turn to the pages of the old CV Ledger newspaper to get a read on how […]

Letters to the Editor

Moving Column While I always enjoy Mike Lawler’s “Treasures of the Valley,” this past week’s was particularly poignant. The dedication and sacrifice of POW McSwain and the post-return connection with an Oregon girl later in life, their friendship and her care, brought tears.  What an amazing story. Tom Lusby La Crescenta   Sharing Final Thoughts It […]

Treasures of the Valley <<< Mike Lawler

The Lost Canyon Community of Aztec Park For years now, I’ve received queries about abandoned cabins and foundations way up high in Haines Canyon, just over the border of Tujunga. I’ve even been sent photos of extensive foundation work half hidden by brush. Apparently, this was the tiny community of Aztec Park. Some background: In […]


My Report Back From COP26 Last month, I had the honor of joining leaders from around the world at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) to discuss our role in helping solve the greatest threat to civilization: global warming. As part of the California State Assembly’s delegation, I had the opportunity to meet with […]

Letter to the Editor

More Disclosure Needed In response to the article in the Dec. 2 CV Weekly regarding the Scholl Biogas Plant (“Biogas Debate Subject of Council Meeting”), the meeting was not a long, detailed and thorough discussion of the Scholl Biogas Plant, just long. Glendale Water & Power (GWP) got unlimited time (they used two hours) and […]


Best Wishes to All for the Holidays and New Year! The Crescenta Valley Town Council hopes you, your family, and friends have a lovely holiday season filled with joy and meaning. The best part of this time of year is remembering those who make the holidays meaningful. We wish you all the love and happiness […]

Treasures of the Valley <<< Mike Lawler

Vietnam POW Returns Home to Montrose – Part 2 Last week we read about Lt. George McSwain, a Vietnam POW. He grew up in Montrose and went on to become a Navy pilot. He was shot down over North Vietnam in 1966. He was a POW for 6½ years but was released in early 1973 […]