By Jackie HOUCHIN Despite firecracker-hot weather, Sunland-Tujunga locals lined Foothill Boulevard from Mt. Gleason to Sunland Park on Monday to applaud more than 60 entries in the community’s 29th Annual 4th of July Parade. A fly-over by police helicopters got the parade rolling promptly at 10 a.m. Local music teacher Graham “Genius” Allen, dressed in […]

GAO Continues Station Fire Investigation

By Mary O’KEEFE The Government Accountability Office is continuing its investigation into the Station Fire. In the fall of 2010, the GAO accepted the request by several California senators and representatives, including Congressman Adam Schiff, to investigate the Station Fire from its inception on Aug. 26, 2009 to its containment on Oct. 16. In May, […]


July 5 600 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge, several stained glass window panes were broken in two areas of the First Church of Christ Science between July 3-5. 2600 Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta, a witness reported seeing a man place several cans of Red Bull energy drink into a hand basket […]

California Reels from Massive Cuts

By Jason KUROSU State legislators passed a new budget bill last week, with Gov. Jerry Brown signing just before the start of the new fiscal year. The bill was signed amid an atmosphere of financial crisis, with democrats and republicans coming together despite disagreeing over issues such as tax revenues and spending for months. Many […]

Elderly Woman Attacked by Care Giver

By Mary O’KEEFE Luis Gonzales Cuevas, 41, of Glendale was arrested after he allegedly assaulted an 83-year-old woman he had been caring for. Neighbors contacted police at about 1:50 a.m. on July 4 and reported hearing a man yelling, screaming and throwing things at a residence on Verdugo Knolls Drive. The man was later identified […]

Lincoln Prepares for New Principal

By Brandon HENSLEY If it’s summer, it must be time for administration positions to switch within the Glendale Unified School District. Less than a month after it was announced Bill Card would be leaving Lincoln Elementary, the school has its new principal. Stephen Williams, who will leave Franklin Magnet Elementary as principal, will take over […]

Ready to Celebrate the Fourth

By Mary O’KEEFE Celebrating America’s Independence has been a tradition in the United States since 1776. On July 2, 1776 representatives from the 13 colonies, at the time still fighting for their independence, gathered to work on what would become the Declaration of Independence. Two days later, the delegates adopted the document and since then […]

(Still) Open – and Ready for Business

By Brandon HENSLEY Whether by car or motorcycle, the drive up Angeles Crest Highway to Newcomb’s Ranch Bar & Restaurant from La Cañada is 27 miles of steep, winding road. Twenty-seven miles of breath-taking scenery but also sharp turns, which give way to a view down below that even Wile E. Coyote wouldn’t survive if […]

Glendale City Council Tries to Plug Budget Gap

By Ted AYALA Glendale City Council had to wrangle with tough choices on Tuesday during the last council meeting. With an expected shortfall of $18 million in revenue looming, the city of Glendale will be forced to take decisive action in plugging the budget gap while maintaining city services. “Our strategies are seeking concessions from […]

CV Needs A Skate Park

By Maddy PUMILIA Crescenta Valley teenagers gathered at St. Luke’s of the Mountains on Saturday to skate at a temporary skate park, hoping to raise awareness – and money – for a skate park at Crescenta Valley Park. “Kids need something to do other than skating on private property,” said 16-year-old Cooper Iven, who organized […]