Starship Verdugo

Starship Verdugo

I’ve heard a lot of comments from locals about the new three-story medical offices on the edge of Montrose, at Verdugo Road and Broadview Drive, mostly to the tune of “What happened there?” You can’t miss that building. It’s a looming modern glass-and-steel structure that raises huge issues about compatibility. Although it’s not in the […]

Letters to the Editor

Questions Edison’s ethics Back in late April my family was happy to have our PV solar panels go online. Our electric consumption went down to about zero or even less sometimes. When our next Edison bill arrived I discovered that they still wanted about $1.90/month from us to keep connected to the grid. I thought […]

Here’s mud in your … yard

It was bound to happen. The often-joked-about, yet creepily consistent fabled four seasons of Southern California (Fire, Flood, Earthquake and Drought) are proving true once again. Granted, this week’s impressive Pacific rainstorm activity is the earliest and strongest of the past four decades for this time of year, according to the weather wizards on the […]

Dreier offers insights on JPL

Dreier offers insights on JPL

Later this month, I will have the privilege of attending the opening of the La Cañada Flintridge-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s new Flight Projects Center. The opening of this groundbreaking facility is more than just a point of local pride. It will serve as an engine of innovation that will spur new growth in our economy […]

There Will Be Mud

My good friend Art Cobery is about to shout a big fat “I told you so!” For over a decade, Art, like a geology-themed Paul Revere, has been riding the streets of Crescenta Valley crying, “The debris flows are coming! The debris flows are coming!” Cobery is CV’s “Flood Expert,” using a backdrop of the […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

STILL TIME TO RUN FOR TOWN COUNCIL Do you live in the unincorporated area of La Crescenta, basically between Briggs and Pennsylvania? If so, your Town Council needs you to step up and represent your town. Anyone can run as long as you’re a registered voter in our town for at least one year. You […]

Meeting Drayman – part 2

In part two of our mini-bio on Glendale City Councilman John Drayman, we pick up at the point where John graduated from Crescenta Valley High School. Although he had been in student government all through school, John’s true passion was theater arts. He had been a major player in the drama program at CVHS, and […]

The siren call of the past

Last week, television news featured a story about the testing of a new tsunami warning siren in the coastal town of Port Hueneme, 60 miles north of Los Angeles. The siren isn’t exactly new, being of World War II vintage and formerly designed to warn of inbound enemy aircraft. However, its repurposing to alert residents […]

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 […]