Teens Who are Ready to Help – Assisteens

By Ashley FILIPEK Margaret Mead famously said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” One of the ways that a small local group is trying to make their stamp on the world is through a local organization called Assisteens. They […]

Callihan Porter Takes the Lead in “The Nutcracker”

By Ashley FILIPEK Students of Los Angeles Magazine’s “L.A.’s Best Kids’ Ballet School” will take the stage this holiday season at The Luckman Theatre to perform the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 14, 15, and 16. The Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre’s 12th production features dancers from 3-year-old beginners to advanced students whose artistry and […]

Not Too Early to Think about Christmas Tree Recycling

By Ashley FILIPEK Entering the holiday season usually means lots of decorations, Christmas trees, presents and lights. Most families have designated boxes and storage space in their garage for the reusable decorations, but it’s not always clear how people are supposed to dispose of their Christmas trees. Both the City of Glendale and County of […]

Learning from the 22%

By Ashley FILIPEK Crescenta Valley High School presented “22% Fear” over the weekend, a production that is part play, part musical. It was written by some of CVHS’ teachers, including Brent Beerman, Kathi Chaplar and Eric Messal. The production stems from a survey CVHS did about two years ago asking students about their personal experiences […]

Seeley Furniture Now Seeley Studios

By Ashley FILIPEK Restoration is complete on the historic Seeley Furniture building on Brand Boulevard in Glendale and is now home to Seeley Studios. After six years and $8 million in restoration costs, the studios provide a community for creative professionals with storefronts, offices and live/work spaces. To showcase the new space, and to get […]

Kiwanis Prepare for Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner

By Ashley FILIPEK The Kiwanis Club of Montrose-La Crescenta is hosting its Third Annual Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 8. The dinner will be served in Sadler Hall, at St Luke’s of the Mountains Episcopal Church. The program for the evening will include the presentation of colors by the Crescenta Valley High School JROTC […]

It’s a ‘Spooktacular’ Halloween Planned

By Ashley FILIPEK and Mary O’KEEFE What fun is going on in town on Oct. 31? Well, on Halloween night, the Montrose Shopping Park Association is rolling out the red – or perhaps the black and orange –  carpet for the annual Montrose Halloween Spooktacular. The 2200, 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue will […]

Korean Culture Shared at Rosemont

By Ashley FILIPEK On Friday, Rosemont Middle School students visited with students from the Glendale sister city of Goseong, Korea. The 22 exchange students were from 11 different schools in Korea and had come to California to take part in the culture, visit some of the sights, and give musical presentations to students at Toll […]

Candlelight Vigil Planned

By Ashley FILIPEK The City of Glendale’s Commission on the Status of Women and the YWCA of Glendale will be holding their annual candlelight vigil for those affected by domestic violence on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the vigil is an effort to honor […]

Starbucks Celebrates Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting

By Ashley FILIPEK On Friday, Sept. 21, just after noon, a brand new Starbucks held its ribbon cutting ceremony right in the heart of Montrose. The new coffee shop is located on the southeast corner of Ocean View Boulevard and Honolulu Avenue. Store manager Joseph Agnone, a 2002 Crescenta Valley High School alum, shared his […]