‘Crest Open = Accidents

By Mary O’KEEFE On June 3, the California Department of Transportation opened the seven-mile stretch of Angeles Crest Highway (SR2) from La Cañada Flintridge to Wrightwood and State Route 138. Since then countless motorcycles and motorists have traversed the windy, scenic road. Unfortunately in its few weeks of being opened, there have been three fatal […]

GWP Contract Approved with Badger Meters

By Ted AYALA A brief tense exchange between Councilman Rafi Manoukian and Glendale Water and Power (GWP) representative Steve Lynn briefly lit up the city council meeting on Tuesday. At the heart of the issue was the decision by the GWP to eliminate competitive bidding for the purchase of new water meters to be used […]


By Sue KILPATRICK “We call upon the waters that rim the earth, Horizon to horizon, that flow in our rivers and streams, That fall upon our gardens and fields, And we ask that they teach us And show us the way.” ~ Chinook Native American blessing Our country celebrated another birthday this week. The weather […]

A Florida Experience

As many of you know, I spent last week in Florida (pretty much) on vacation. Thanks to Mary O’Keefe for doing a stellar job not only overseeing the office and putting out the paper but also in writing my column. The first comment I want to offer about Florida is the heat. I now totally […]


9/11 Memorial Meeting Planned Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary is hosting an informational planning meeting for its upcoming event, “9/11: 10-Year Ceremony of Remembrance.” The meeting will take place on July 25 at 2 p.m. at Rosie’s Cafeteria at Rose Hills, 3888 Workman Mill Road in Whittier. All community members, elected officials, first responders, […]

Banners to Honor Sunland-Tujungas Hometown Heroes

By Jackie HOUCHIN On Friday, July 1, L.A. Councilman Paul Krekorian conducted a dedication ceremony for 28 “Honor our Hometown Heroes” banners that had been hung on city light poles along Foothill Boulevard the evening before. The personalized banners honor military men and women from Sunland-Tujunga who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and who […]

Sexual Assault at Hansen Dam

By Mary O’KEEFE Los Angeles Police are warning residents to be aware of their surroundings in the Hansen Dam area after a young woman was assaulted. A woman in her 20s was walking along the upper bike path at Hansen Dam on June 30 at about 9:30 p.m. when a man approached her from behind, […]

The 405 Nightmare About to Begin

By Mary O’KEEFE They are calling it Carmageddon. Some businesses are preparing for the worst; others are ready for a big local boost. As if it wasn’t enough for Southern Californians to worry about mudslides, earthquakes and fires now their worst nightmare is about to happen — a portion of the 405 will be closed. […]

By Jackie HOUCHIN Despite firecracker-hot weather, Sunland-Tujunga locals lined Foothill Boulevard from Mt. Gleason to Sunland Park on Monday to applaud more than 60 entries in the community’s 29th Annual 4th of July Parade. A fly-over by police helicopters got the parade rolling promptly at 10 a.m. Local music teacher Graham “Genius” Allen, dressed in […]

GAO Continues Station Fire Investigation

By Mary O’KEEFE The Government Accountability Office is continuing its investigation into the Station Fire. In the fall of 2010, the GAO accepted the request by several California senators and representatives, including Congressman Adam Schiff, to investigate the Station Fire from its inception on Aug. 26, 2009 to its containment on Oct. 16. In May, […]

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