CVHS Brings Home Scholastic Bowl Trophy

By Lisa PAREDES Twenty Glendale Unified students, five each from Clark Magnet, Crescenta Valley, Glendale and Hoover high schools, competed in the 25th Annual Glendale Scholastic Bowl on Monday, March 2. First place went to the Crescenta Valley team whose members scored a whopping 82 points. Second place went to Hoover with 67 points, third […]

Cerritos Elementary Students Benefit from Glendale Memorial Hospital

Cerritos Elementary Students Benefit from Glendale Memorial Hospital

By Lisa PAREDES ll 455 youngsters at Cerritos Elementary School in Glendale were treated to a special holiday gift-giving event on Dec. 17. Representatives of the Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center gave each student a personally chosen, wrapped holiday present. The annual December Spirit Assembly has become an event both those associated […]

GUSD Hosts Middle School Essay Contest

GUSD Hosts Middle School Essay Contest

By Lisa PAREDES Students from the Glendale Unified School District’s four middle schools were honored for their prize-winning essays on Dec. 8. Students, school and city officials and local business leaders gathered to recognize the outstanding work. Students at Roosevelt, Rosemont, Toll and Wilson Middle Schools wrote on the topic of “The Importance of Education […]

Texas Tenors to Hold Fundraising Concert

  By Lisa PAREDES Popular singing group The Texas Tenors returns to the Foothills area for a special fundraising concert to benefit the Community Scholarship Foundation on Sunday, Dec. 21. The concert, “Deep in the Heart of Christmas,” will be held at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium and features the three tenors and their band performing holiday […]

Local Teen is National YoungArts Winner

Local Teen is National YoungArts Winner

By Lisa PAREDES Eighteen-year-old Liam Wilt of La Crescenta was honored with the Merit Award for Music from the National YoungArts Foundation in 2014. The tenor trombonist was awarded a $500 prize and spent five days attending workshops, master classes and live performances, as well as performing, during Los Angeles National YoungArts week. According to […]

Hanzo – a Surf Champion

By Lisa PAREDES Montrose has a four-legged surfing champion. Hanzo the “Samurai Surf Dog,” was recently inducted into the International Surf Dog Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, along with two other popular surfing dogs, Sugar and Abbie Girl. The nearly 6-year-old boxer lives with his human family Eric, Miho and Hugo Felland, along with […]

Oktoberfest is Coming to Montrose

Hosted by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce, the annual German festival is one of the largest in the southland. By Lisa PAREDES ontrose welcomes its 37th annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday with traditional German music, beer, food and fun for the whole family. One of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in Southern California and the […]

“Romantic Revivals” Home Tour

By Lisa PAREDES Six homes built between 1926 and 1940 will be featured on The Glendale Historical Society’s “Romantic Revivals” Home Tour. The annual fundraising event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 28. The Period Revival homes all represent a variety of architecture styles popular in Southern California at the time and include the 1929 […]

Hiking the Burbank Verdugos

By Lisa PAREDES For those who can stand the heat, the summer months can provide plenty of opportunity to engage in outdoor activities. One of the favorite activities of Crescenta Valley residents is hiking the local mountains. For those willing to start on the Burbank side of the Verdugo Mountains, steep elevation gains and an […]