Don’t Forget Your Shopping Bags

By Mary O’KEEFE “Is plastic okay?” That question, usually inquired of shoppers at local grocery stores, will no longer be asked, at least not in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles. On July 1, Ralphs Market in La Crescenta will no longer be offering plastic bags. Ralphs, along with all large grocery stores and pharmacies […]

Visitors Get “Bugged” at Expo

By Jason KUROSU Crescenta Valley Park, usually a draw for families on Saturday afternoons, drew a congregation of a different breed this past Saturday. For the majority of this afternoon, the park’s recreation center was the gathering place for insect enthusiasts and any other curious parties for the Xtreme Inverts Bug Expo. Insects were on […]

Drayman’s Condo Requires More Permits

By Mary O’KEEFE The city ordered inspection of former Glendale city councilmember John Drayman’s condominium has begun. Last year, Drayman had his condo remodeled after a water main broke within the walls of the building. The homeowners association’s insurance paid for the repairs. Since the condo was under construction for repairs, Drayman said he thought […]

The U.S. Fire Administration and Safe Kids USA Encourage Everyone to Practice Fire Safety During Independence Day Celebrations

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and Safe Kids USA are encouraging families and individuals to prepare for a safe and memorable Fourth of July by practicing safe grilling and leaving the fireworks to the professionals. “Independence Day is a major highlight of the summer and for many people there’s a lot of excitement around setting […]

Locals Gather to Survey North Glendale Community Plan

By Ted AYALA The Crescenta Valley area falling under the jurisdiction of the city of Glendale is abuzz these days with the winds of change. Residents and businesses in the Crescenta Valley have been working together with Glendale city hall in the creation of the North Glendale Community Plan (NGCP): a blueprint for the direction […]

Voice Your Redistricting Opinion

By Mary O’KEEFE Every 10 years the U.S. counts, or attempts to count, every citizen in a process called decennial census. Once that process is completed and the number of residents within Los Angeles County has been counted that population must be divided as evenly as possible into the five supervisorial districts for the County […]


June 25 Glenwood Avenue and Prospect Avenue in La Crescenta, a 40-year-old Shadow Hills woman was cited for driving without a valid California driver’s license. June 24 2100 block of Patagonia Drive in La Cañada Flintridge, jewelry was stolen and a window was damaged in a home between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 800 block […]

Embracing the Future, Grads Move On

By Mary O’KEEFE Another Crescenta Valley High School class has donned the traditional light and dark blue caps and gowns, sat nervously, searched the crowd for family members and waited for their chance to walk across that stage on June 16. “What makes us different?” asked senior Varun Bhadha. Bhadha stood at the podium at […]

Woman’s Death Investigated as a Homicide

By Mary O’KEEFE Los Angeles County Sheriff Detectives are now calling the death of a Santa Clarita woman whose body was found in the Angeles National Forest a homicide. “It is now a homicide. We are still unable to locate the [woman’s] husband, Jeep or dog,” said Det. Q. Rodriguez, LASD homicide bureau. The Santa […]

Dispensary Ban Considered by Council

By Ted AYALA With a two-year moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries set to expire in September, the Glendale City Council, with Councilman Rafi Manoukian absent, discussed imposing a permanent ban on such dispensaries within the city limits Tuesday night. Though Glendale has effectively shut out marijuana dispensaries by way of its zoning laws, marijuana collectives […]