A Soggy but Successful Relay for Life

By Mary O’KEEFE As the clouds finally parted mid-morning on Sunday, a group of wearier Crescenta Valley volunteers slowly carried their camping gear to their vehicles. Even though for 24 hours they had shared tears and laughter, stories of sadness and triumph, and braved an early morning rainstorm all had a smile for one another. […]

Embezzlement Allegations Against Drayman Investigated

By Mary O’KEEFE The Glendale Police Department is investigating former Glendale City Councilmember John Drayman on allegations of embezzlement. A few weeks ago a request was made with the Glendale Police Department to investigate possible embezzlement of funds concerning an organization Drayman was associated with. Information was gathered and enough was provided for a Los […]

Public Turns Out for JPL Open House

By Jason KUROSU Jet Propulsion Laboratory held its annual open house last weekend, a two-day event titled “The Excitement of Exploration” in which the lab opened its doors to the public. With admission being free, lines to enter the various buildings on site seemed like something one would see at Disneyland, snaking around buildings with […]

Weather in the Foothills

Upon stepping foot on the Moon, Buzz remarked to Houston, “Beautiful, beautiful. Magnificent desolation.” ~ Buzz Aldrin, July, 20, 1969 Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 11 and 2nd astronaut to step foot on the moon By Sue KILPATRICK Long before our historical landing on the moon, we gazed upon it in wonder and awe. Its […]

Soggy Yet Satisfying

Last weekend, if you remember, was the annual Foothills Relay for Life event held at Clark Magnet High School. As I have for the last four years, I was onsite for most of the 24 hours. It was particularly important to me to be there to witness the survivors’ walk, the first lap on Saturday […]

In Brief

From War to Reconciliation – Moving On and Moving West The Little Landers Historical Society and the Historical Society of Crescenta Valley are hosting a special Civil War presentation. Attendees will hear the stories of Civil War veterans who came west after their service and settled in Sunland/Tujunga and the Crescenta Valley. A Civil War […]

Local Businessmen Rush to Help Tornado Victims

By Jackie HOUCHIN When Tim Morelli, owner of Bonner’s Equipment Rental in Tujunga, got a call from his friend Rhett Walker asking him to join a volunteer team headed to Alabama to help tornado victims, he quickly agreed. Less than 48 hours later he was winging his way to the disaster area with nine other […]

1934 Flood Survivor Returns to La Crescenta to Tell Her Story

By Brandon HENSLEY To say it has been a while since Marcia Warfield Flannery stepped foot in La Crescenta would be an understatement the size of one of those boulders that came crashing into her home 77 years ago. The floods on New Year’s Eve in 1933 ripped through the Crescenta Valley, devastating the area, […]


May 17 5800 block of Ocean View Boulevard in La Cañada, a woman reported that while she was looking out her kitchen window she witnessed a man running out of her garage. She immediately went outside and saw the man get into a vehicle described as a dark blue, four-door Honda Civic. The man drove […]

Bears Topic of Forum

Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and the California Department of Fish and Game will convene a public safety forum to discuss safety measures when living near bears and other wildlife. Area residents have reported several recent bear sightings in the La Cañada-La Crescenta area and neighbors are asking for information on how to respond. […]

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