From the Desk of the Publisher

None Too Soon


Steve and I don’t collect our mail as regularly as we should. We have a locking mail vault and it’s a pain to get into, especially since my knee surgery. Typically I have to ask Steve to get the mail or I’ll bring out a bag for it and a pillow (to kneel on).

I had Steve collect the mail after all the rain we had and (probably like you) I was overwhelmed by the amount of political flyers/cards that were brought into the house.

I don’t know if the flyers were all from one political party or if more than one party’s candidate was being presented; all I know is there were a lot of flyers and cards.

That number, plus the attacks I’ve received during this political season (to see the reason for that, check out my From the Desk of the Publisher, Feb. 15), makes me throw up my hands and holler, “Enough!” For me, March 5 – voting day – cannot come too soon. But I’ll be casting my ballot.

The rough handling I’ve received by a candidate and his supporters, however, pales in comparison to the amount of support I’ve received from our community. This week, I actually had to order two pages for the Viewpoints section in order to accommodate the many positive letters I’ve received. In addition, there’s information on a proposition that’s on the ballot and the urging of one community member to get out and vote. This week’s Viewpoints section is one I’m particularly proud of.


An astute reader pointed out that in my column last week I failed to mention some details regarding what donated items are needed for the breakfasts the Fire House youth center serves each week. So here are some details: the Rosemont Middle School “banking day” (late start) is on Wednesday mornings. Mary O’Keefe ( oversees the breakfast program and is always looking for donated goods and helpful volunteers. She is at the Fire House (2563 Foothill Blvd. – on the campus of St. Luke’s of the Mountains) every Wednesday morning from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Donations that are needed include gift cards to purchase food, brown & serve sausage, instant pancake batter (those to which cooks only add water), any kind of cereal, any kind of juice and water. Donations can be dropped off any time to the back of the Fire House – just let Mary know so she can pick them up promptly.


Finally, a reminder that on March 7 there is a CV Chamber of Commerce mixer from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bob Smith Toyota, 3333 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. It is a “pre-Smart A Thon” mixer when the Mary Pinola Education Endowment Fund will distribute grants. Please make a point of attending; it’s open to the public. The cost is $15 for chamber members, $20 for nonmembers.

Robin Goldsworthy is the publisher of the Crescenta Valley Weekly. She can be
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