‘Bad News’ is Good News for Hometown Author

‘Bad News’ is Good News for Hometown Author

By Brandon HENSLEY Maddy Pumilia loves to write. It’s what led her to study journalism at Cal State Northridge, and it’s given her a career she loves as an assignment editor at a news station. Her job is also what led the 24-year-old to write her first published novel, “Bad News,” a suspense thriller that […]

La Cañada, Sunland Parks Hold Easter Celebrations

By Natalie MAIER and Maddy PUMILIA Dilbeck Real Estate with other La Cañada Flintridge merchants sponsored the 18th annual Easter Celebration at Memorial Park in La Cañada on Saturday. “It’s just a community event and it’s open to kids of all ages,” said Hana Lui, emcee for Easter in the Park. “What I really like […]

‘Dream Home on Orchard Lane’ Showcased on Lanterman Tour

By Maddy PUMILIA The Lanterman Foundation sponsored a home tour of historic Chula Vista in La Cañada on Sunday. “This is sort of an outgrowth of a heritage house tour that we’ve had three times [before] of older and potentially important houses in the Crescenta-Cañada valley,” said Melissa Patton, the executive director of the Lanterman […]

Suicide Meeting Held for LC Parents

By Maddy PUMILIA Experts in suicide prevention met recently with parents at Lanterman Auditorium after a student at La Cañada High School jumped to his death from the rooftop of one of the school’s buildings on Friday, March 1. The school paid for counseling services the weekend after the suicide and had professionals come onto […]

Key Club Fundraiser a Success

By Maddy PUMILIA The Crescenta Valley High School’s Key Club Goodwill fundraiser was a success, raising money for two charities, the Pediatric Trauma Prevention Program and Project Eliminate. The Key Club collected 21.5 three-by-four-by-six bins of donations for Goodwill Thrift Stores. In exchange, Goodwill donated $1,050, which was donated to the two charities. The money […]

Glendale Memorial Hospital Hosts King and Queen of Hearts Event

By Maddy PUMILIA Glendale Memorial Hospital hosted its 18th annual King and Queen of Hearts event at the hospital’s Cardiac Fitness Center, honoring cardiac fitness patients who chose to make lifestyle changes and now are mentors to other patients. There were five people honored: Junior Queen Judy Hernand, Junior King Arpiar Abramyan, Senior King Mark […]

Tragedy at La Cañada High School

By Mary O’KEEFE and Maddy PUMILIA The Los Angeles County Coroner has determined the death of a La Cañada High School student who “fell” from a building on campus on Friday as a suicide. “The autopsy has been completed and it’s ruled as a suicide,” said Ed Winter, assistant chief, Investigation, at the L.A. County […]

Wendy Sinnette Talks Education in the 21st Century

By Maddy PUMILIA The Italian Catholic Federation’s guest speaker Wendy Sinnette, the superintendent of La Cañada schools, talked about education in the 21st century at the organization’s recent dinner meeting at St. Bede Catholic Church. “We are looking at schools becoming different,” Sinnette said. For example, she said that teachers will not be the primary […]

Volunteers Work to Restore Trails and Keep Them Safe

By Maddy PUMILA Volunteers from the community are joining together to keep local trails safe and restoring damaged trails. The Community Services & Parks Dept. of Glendale is working with Glendale police and fire personnel to launch the volunteer Glendale Trail Safety Patrol. The patrol will assist the City of Glendale, which owns about 5,000 […]

The Race for La Cañada Flintridge City Council

By Maddy PUMILIA Three candidates running for La Cañada City Council debated key issues such as crime, the 710 freeway extension and disaster preparation on Feb. 6. Running for city council are 24-year-old accountant Joe Layton, current councilmember and businessman David Spence and attorney and business owner Jon Curtis. The La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council […]

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