Technologically Speaking

Well, another academic year is behind us. I was fortunate to once again be on the field at Stengel along with Mary O’Keefe and Leonard Coutin to photograph the graduating class of Crescenta Valley High School. As I mentioned last week, it was especially gratifying to witness the graduation ceremony as my youngest son was […]


National HIV Testing Day Assemblymember Anthony Portantino in cooperation with the Pasadena Department of Public Health is inviting San Gabriel Valley residents to join him at the Rose Bowl for the National HIV Testing Day on June 26 from 12p.m. to 4:00 pm. The testing will be done at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, Lot B.  […]

By Mary O’KEEFE Tonight at 6 p.m. Lincoln Elementary School parents will attend a meeting none of them wanted to occur. They will be asked to share their opinion concerning the qualities needed for replacing beloved principal Bill Card. On June 16 the school staff and parents were told that Card was leaving their school […]

Pay Me Now, Pay Me Later – No Easy Answers for CVWD

By Maddy PUMILIA The Crescenta Valley Water District at Tuesday’s public meeting motioned to have staff finalize the district’s 2011-2012 budget using bond measures rather than a pay-as-you-go method. With the current proposal, CVWD will be issued bonds to fund capital improvements within the next five fiscal years. It will also create a $1.2 million […]

Seminar Covers Teens, Sex and Drugs

By Agnes CONSTANTE Sex and drugs among teenagers have always been areas of concern for parents, and some wonder if social networks, like Facebook, have exacerbated these problems. In an effort to address these issues, the Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition held a seminar on Tuesday, “Sex, Drugs, and Social Networking,” at Verdugo […]

Fewer Students Equal Fewer Dollars as Student Enrollment Declines

By Brandon HENSLEY Enrollment for schools in the Glendale Unified School District has decreased in recent years, according to numbers provided by the district. From the 2003-04 school year to 2010-11, enrollment has gone from around 29,000 students to around 26,000. This year, enrollment was down 266 students. All numbers are for grades kindergarten through […]

Sinnette Ready for New Role

By Maddy PUMILIA It was announced that Wendy Sinnette would become the new La Cañada Unified School District superintendent after current superintendent Jim Stratton retires after six years at the job. “I was very pleased and honored,” Sinnette said about being named superintendent. “Jim Stratton has done an outstanding job as superintendent. He set the […]

Blood Drive Helps Huntington Hospital

By Agnes CONSTANTE After lying on a bed inside a 27-foot vehicle, La Crescenta resident Jane Neff Rollins weighs one pint less than she did 10 minutes ago. A few moments later, she steps outside the automobile with a red bandage wrapped around her left arm. She takes a seat on a plastic chair underneath […]


June 21 2500 block of Piedmont Avenue in Montrose, the driver’s side window was smashed and the vehicle was ransacked. Nothing was reported stolen between 2:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. June 20 4900 block of Rosemont Avenue in La Crescenta, someone stole two passports from an unlocked vehicle sometime between June 1 and June 17, […]

Small Fire in the ANF

By Mary O’KEEFE A small brush fire occurred near Newcomb’s Ranch in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday afternoon. “It was a small one acre fire,” said Nathan Judy, U.S. Forest Service fire information officer. A helicopter that was flying to assist a victim of a vehicle accident on Angeles Crest Highway noticed the smoke […]