Seminar Covers Teens, Sex and Drugs

By Agnes CONSTANTE Sex and drugs among teenagers have always been areas of concern for parents, and some wonder if social networks, like Facebook, have exacerbated these problems. In an effort to address these issues, the Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition held a seminar on Tuesday, “Sex, Drugs, and Social Networking,” at Verdugo […]

Drugs, Sex and Social Networking

By Mary O’KEEFE The CV Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition will present a seminar titled “Sex, Drugs and Social Networking” on Tuesday at the Verdugo Hills Hospital Community Room at 6:30 p.m. The special guest speaker will be Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. “The youth have mastered networking tools and most parents are unaware of […]

Taking Drugs Back

By Brandon HENSLEY Last Saturday people from all over the Crescenta Valley participated in a National Take-Back Initiative of disposing unused or expired prescription drugs. Two local sites, the CV Sheriff’s Station and CVS Pharmacy on Verdugo Road, were set up and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with boxes available to dispose of the […]

Taking ‘Action’ To Teen Drug Problems

By Mary O’KEEFE Recently the Crescenta Valley Weekly was invited to the main office of Action, a parent and teen support program that helps kids and adults with rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol. “We get many calls [for assistance] here,” said Cary Quashen, director and founder of Action. “The first thing we do is evaluate […]

Three arrested with burglary tools and drugs

By Mary O’KEEFE Deputies from Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station arrested three suspects after finding tools commonly used in burglaries, stolen property and drugs. At 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, deputies responded to a call at Briggs and Olive avenues about three males in a vehicle that may have been stolen. The three, Ian Kuh, 18, of […]

Glendale sponsored drug drop off program

By Mary O’KEEFE Glendale Police are partnering with Glendale Fire and public Works departments to conduct a temporary prescription drug drop off in the city’s municipal parking lot at Honolulu Avenue and Wickham Way in Montrose on Saturday, Nov. 20. “It will be a drive-thru and drop off for medication for the North Command area,” […]

Connecting with those who help

By Jason KUROSU The fourth annual Passageways Homeless Connect Day was held on Oct. 19 at the Salvation Army facility in Pasadena and each year the turnout increases. Pacific Clinics, the event planners for Homeless Connect Day, notes on its website that 2009’s event offered 2,900 free services to 405 individuals. Of those numerous services, […]

Parent Resource Sessions: Pam Erdman

GUSD and the Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition (CVDAPC) are sponsoring a confidential support resource to all parents of Rosemont, CV and Clark students during the entire school year. Please join Pam Erdman, licensed marriage, family, and child (teens included)therapist for presentations and discussions on parenting teens. These are one-hour meetings every Tuesday […]

Forum to cover underage drinking, drugs

By Mary O’Keefe On April 13 the Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Coalition will be holding its second community forum at Verdugo Hills Hospital. The topics of the forum will include underage drinking and drug parties, teen and pre-teen binge drinking and kid drug use. There will also be a film made by teens and […]

Tune into DePompa speaking on the CV drug problem

By Mary O’KEEFE At today’s Glendale City Council meeting Glendale Police Chief Ron DePompa will be speaking on the subject of drugs, specifically heroin, in Crescenta Valley. “Each area of the city has its own unique characteristic,” DePompa said.  “But the area now has gang activity which is relatively new to the area.” The gang […]