From the Desk of the Publisher

Basking in the Afterglow

It’s been three weeks since the announcement of The Finest winners for 2019 and the distribution of our annual The Finest magazine. Three weeks ago we hosted a fabulous party for the winners in the courtyard and fellowship hall of St. Luke’s of the Mountains. As it was also nearing the 10th anniversary (gulp!) of the CV Weekly, I considered the event a historic occasion at a historic location.

Many of our guests are still talking about how wonderful everything was from the food (thank you Gourmet a go go and Berolina Bakery) to the music (piano by Dave Silversparre) to the friendly barkeep (our friend Paul Stanners) to the decorations (Bonners Equipment Rentals) to the floral arrangements (Crescenta Valley Flowers). Of course, the location couldn’t be beat; St. Luke’s is truly an iconic place and it pleased me no end to see that some people were touring the facilities to learn more about the history of the old church.

It still takes me by surprise when I unexpectedly see how proudly our winners display the 2019 Finest emblem that designates them as being above the rest. Considering that 10 years ago I didn’t even know if our community was going to welcome the Crescenta Valley Weekly the acceptance of The Finest is a deep compliment.

I’m also excited by the response by our readers, supporters and businesses to the special 10-year anniversary edition of the CV Weekly coming up on Sept. 12. We are offering an opportunity to place a congratulatory message in that issue and some of the notes that have been submitted have been humbling.

Robin Goldsworthy is the publisher of the Crescenta
Valley Weekly. She can be
reached at
or (818) 248-2740.

I’ve shared that sometimes I question the wisdom of starting a newspaper. With the popularity of online content I’ve wondered if it was a wise move. But between the appeal of having something real that can be held in your hands and knowing the information we provide is vetted and accurate, I am confident in my decision. All I really had to do was trust in the wisdom of our readers.

Finally, keeping in mind that every bit of support I’ve received over the years has been valued, I want to say thank you to Charlene whose very generous gift is greatly appreciated.