July 5 600 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge, several stained glass window panes were broken in two areas of the First Church of Christ Science between July 3-5. 2600 Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta, a witness reported seeing a man place several cans of Red Bull energy drink into a hand basket […]

California Reels from Massive Cuts

By Jason KUROSU State legislators passed a new budget bill last week, with Gov. Jerry Brown signing just before the start of the new fiscal year. The bill was signed amid an atmosphere of financial crisis, with democrats and republicans coming together despite disagreeing over issues such as tax revenues and spending for months. Many […]

Elderly Woman Attacked by Care Giver

By Mary O’KEEFE Luis Gonzales Cuevas, 41, of Glendale was arrested after he allegedly assaulted an 83-year-old woman he had been caring for. Neighbors contacted police at about 1:50 a.m. on July 4 and reported hearing a man yelling, screaming and throwing things at a residence on Verdugo Knolls Drive. The man was later identified […]

Lincoln Prepares for New Principal

By Brandon HENSLEY If it’s summer, it must be time for administration positions to switch within the Glendale Unified School District. Less than a month after it was announced Bill Card would be leaving Lincoln Elementary, the school has its new principal. Stephen Williams, who will leave Franklin Magnet Elementary as principal, will take over […]

Goodbye, Glendale Park Rangers

Sadly after two decades of service to the community, the Park Ranger program has been eliminated from the city of Glendale, a victim of the reduced budget enacted last week by the City Council. I spoke to Russ Hauck, who until last Thursday had been a Glendale Park Ranger since the program started in 1991. […]

Bombs Bursting in Airheads

Now that the smoke has cleared from the sky, the backyard barbecues have cooled and the cobs have been de-corned, what do you remember most about this past Monday’s celebration of our country’s birth? The food? The fireworks? The sales? Or simply a day off work? Personally, I won’t forget the cacophony of car alarms […]


Politically Motivated? Last week, I found out that L.A. County is planning to redraw district lines. Several of the proposals move Crescenta Valley into another district, away from Supervisor Antonovich’s 5th district. Other proposals split Glendale into two districts, or split Altadena away from La Cañada and La Crescenta. Below is the letter I wrote […]

Children’s Center Celebrates Patriotism

The children – about 125 – plus staff and around 40 parents of La Crescenta Presbyterian Church Center for Children took to the streets walking around the 2800 and 2900 blocks of Montrose Avenue showing off their patriotism. After the trek, the group gathered for a hot barbecue in the Center’s courtyard as patriotic tunes […]


Jillian Kauffman Jillian Kauffman’s Gold Award project took place at College View School in Glendale, which educates students from ages 3 to 22 with moderate to severe cognitive and physical disabilities. Meeting the specific needs of the students, not just the school, was the main focus of her project. After Kauffman met with the administration, […]

Don’t Put Off Till Tomorrow What was Injured Today

By Mary O’KEEFE Summer is here and for many kids that means summer sports. Working out in the sun, pushing their bodies to the limit and having fun while doing it. But sometimes, a quick twist of an ankle can change a season. In the United States, about 30 million children and teens participate in […]