Embracing the Future, Grads Move On

By Mary O’KEEFE Another Crescenta Valley High School class has donned the traditional light and dark blue caps and gowns, sat nervously, searched the crowd for family members and waited for their chance to walk across that stage on June 16. “What makes us different?” asked senior Varun Bhadha. Bhadha stood at the podium at […]

Woman’s Death Investigated as a Homicide

By Mary O’KEEFE Los Angeles County Sheriff Detectives are now calling the death of a Santa Clarita woman whose body was found in the Angeles National Forest a homicide. “It is now a homicide. We are still unable to locate the [woman’s] husband, Jeep or dog,” said Det. Q. Rodriguez, LASD homicide bureau. The Santa […]

Dispensary Ban Considered by Council

By Ted AYALA With a two-year moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries set to expire in September, the Glendale City Council, with Councilman Rafi Manoukian absent, discussed imposing a permanent ban on such dispensaries within the city limits Tuesday night. Though Glendale has effectively shut out marijuana dispensaries by way of its zoning laws, marijuana collectives […]

Technologically Speaking

Well, another academic year is behind us. I was fortunate to once again be on the field at Stengel along with Mary O’Keefe and Leonard Coutin to photograph the graduating class of Crescenta Valley High School. As I mentioned last week, it was especially gratifying to witness the graduation ceremony as my youngest son was […]

Weather in the Foothills

By Sue KILPATRICK “That beautiful season of summer, Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; And the landscape lay as if created in all the freshness of childhood.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Another school year has come and gone. Summer vacation began several days before the official start of summer. These two […]


National HIV Testing Day Assemblymember Anthony Portantino in cooperation with the Pasadena Department of Public Health is inviting San Gabriel Valley residents to join him at the Rose Bowl for the National HIV Testing Day on June 26 from 12p.m. to 4:00 pm. The testing will be done at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, Lot B.  […]

By Mary O’KEEFE Tonight at 6 p.m. Lincoln Elementary School parents will attend a meeting none of them wanted to occur. They will be asked to share their opinion concerning the qualities needed for replacing beloved principal Bill Card. On June 16 the school staff and parents were told that Card was leaving their school […]

Pay Me Now, Pay Me Later – No Easy Answers for CVWD

By Maddy PUMILIA The Crescenta Valley Water District at Tuesday’s public meeting motioned to have staff finalize the district’s 2011-2012 budget using bond measures rather than a pay-as-you-go method. With the current proposal, CVWD will be issued bonds to fund capital improvements within the next five fiscal years. It will also create a $1.2 million […]

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 […]

Fewer Students Equal Fewer Dollars as Student Enrollment Declines

By Brandon HENSLEY Enrollment for schools in the Glendale Unified School District has decreased in recent years, according to numbers provided by the district. From the 2003-04 school year to 2010-11, enrollment has gone from around 29,000 students to around 26,000. This year, enrollment was down 266 students. All numbers are for grades kindergarten through […]

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