LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

DANGER IN OUR BACKYARDS I live on Henrietta Avenue between Pennsylvania and Maryland. On Wednesday night, Sept. 30, around 8:00 p.m., one of my two beloved dogs was killed by a large animal in our backyard. We had just arrived home from work and let both our dogs out as we have done hundreds of […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

TO CV WATER SAVERS Dear Water Saver, Do you remember the old English nursery rhyme that was a childhood favorite? Mary, Mary quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockleshells, And pretty maids all in a row? Now what do you think made Mary contrary? Maybe a shortage of water for […]

Hard to take, harder to leave behind

Hard to take, harder to leave behind

By Jim Chase A great many Crescenta Valley residents – myself included – were ordered to evacuate at least once during the worst week of the recent Station wildfire. My own neighborhood was under mandatory evacuation orders three times in two days. On two consecutive nights, I stood on our balcony in the hot, still, […]

Getting to know Drayman

Getting to know Drayman

By Mike Lawler Glendale City Councilman John Drayman has been much in the news lately, both in Glendale for his championing of a move to Brand Boulevard for the Museum of Neon Art, and locally for his brokerage of a deal to locate a new Trader Joe’s on the west end of Montrose Shopping Park. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]