Tenderloin for the Tender Hearted

By Brandon HENSLEY Kim Nguyen remembers those freezing San Francisco nights last summer, the ones cold enough to erase fantasies of migrating west for that warm California weather. She also remembers the people she met who have to endure nights those on a regular basis, the homeless of San Francisco who make up quite a […]

Holy Rock ‘n’ Roller

Holy Rock ‘n’ Roller

By Bruce GIBSON As guitarist for the Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion band Seawind, La Crescenta resident Buddy Nuanez has played numerous gigs locally as well as around the world. Though he’s no longer touring or playing the clubs anymore, Buddy can be seen playing live five times each weekend at one local venue – Montrose Church. As […]

Filling the pews – Part 2: Reaching the young

By Brandon HENSLEY and Mary O’KEEFE In the 1970s, 13% of Americans, ages 18 to 29, described themselves as not affiliated with any religion. A recent study found that in 2010, 25% of Americans in that same age range are unaffiliated with a specific religion. In the western states that number jumps to 48%. Among […]


Over the weekend of Oct. 15 – 17, 97 ladies from Montrose Church attended their annual women’s retreat at Forest Home in the San Bernardino mountains. In addition to a recharging their spiritual batteries, they brought along a copy of the CV Weekly to keep abreast of events at home. Contributed by Mary Ann Brunton […]

There’s no place like home

By Odalis A. SUAREZ It was Senior Pastor Dave Roberts’ first day back at Montrose Church this past Tuesday and he was busy. The pastor, who has called Montrose Church his home for 22 years, had just returned from his first sabbatical. “It was a time to rest, to read,” explained Roberts of his time […]