Treasures of the Valley <<< Mike Lawler

Vietnam POW Returns Home to Montrose – Part 1 The Vietnam Memorial is a special place in the Montrose Shopping Park. It was dedicated in 1968 when the valley had already lost six local men in the war. It was the first Vietnam Memorial erected in the nation. Over the next few years the names […]

Letters to the Editor

Supports the Bioelectric Generation Project at Scholl Canyon Landfill The bioelectric generation project at Scholl Canyon Landfill is a responsible use of a renewable energy source. The methane being emitted from the landfill at Scholl Canyon for the next 30 years should be put to beneficial use. Using it to generate electricity will not result […]

Views of the Valley <<< Susan Bolan

We Need A Little Christmas Right This Very Minute It is interesting to me how holidays have changed during each stage of my life, especially in my celebration of Christmas. As a young girl, the excited anticipation of leaving milk and cookies out for Santa and the wonderment of Christmas morning was so thrilling. I […]

Treasures of the Valley <<< Mike Lawler

Cabin Boy on the Mayflower II My good friend Art Cobery recently told me the story of his cousin Joe Meany who signed on as cabin boy on a Mayflower replica back in 1957. It’s not a local history story per se, but it’s a good story for the Thanksgiving holiday. And it was featured […]

NEWS FROM WASHINGTON <<< REP. ADAM SCHIFF

Biden’s Build Back Better Plan Will Cut Costs and Help Families Twelve months ago, we were lunging toward a third wave in the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitals were overwhelmed as families said goodbye over the phone to their loved ones. Parents – especially mothers – were working nonstop to juggle their children’s distance learning with their […]

Treasures of the Valley <<< Mike Lawler

Max Rafferty, Conservative Firebrand, Made His Name In La Cañada History constantly repeats itself. Recently we’ve seen in the news a resurgence of the Republican Party linked to the teaching of America’s children in public schools. The same was true in the 1960s. Mary Lou Langdyke of La Cañada’s Lanterman House recently wrote an article […]

Letters to the Editor

Disagrees with Definition While I have often been a fan of Mike Lawler’s articles on the history of the Crescenta Valley, I feel compelled to address a few mischaracterizations he makes in the recent CVW article regarding his new book (Treasures of the Valley, Nov. 4). Specifically, Mike writes that the “La Cañada Gossip” section […]

NEWS FROM THE CVTC <<< HARRY LEON

November is a busy month. Everyone is looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving and having a little family time. The Crescenta Valley Town Council annual elections are on Friday, Dec. 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Sadler Hall at St. Luke’s of the Mountains […]

Treasures of the Valley <<< Mike Lawler

American Legion Hall Beginnings Today is Veterans Day when we honor those who have served in the U.S. military. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and was created in 1919 as a remembrance of the end of WWI. That same year the American Legion was created by American veterans of “The Great War.” As […]

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts on Earthquake Preparedness I read with interest Mary O’Keefe’s article about earthquake insurance (“Insuring Against the Great Shake Out,” Oct. 28). I am a huge advocate of earthquake preparedness. Along with earthquake insurance, every household should be prepared to not expect help from the government and FEMA for at least 72 hours or longer. […]