Diary of a rainy day

During the rains on Feb.6 trapped public works employees kept a constant radio voice relaying the mud and flood danger that was heading down the hill. By Mary O’Keefe Residents in Crescenta Valley and La Cañada are used to seeing the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works trucks roll up and down the avenues. […]

Residents voice concerns over past, present and future flooding

By Mary O’Keefe Last night, local residents heard updates on what the recent rains did to Deukmejian Wilderness Park and what to expect in the future. “It really is just an update for residents. We thought [community members] were wondering what is going on after the rains,” said Steve Zurn, director of Glendale Public Works. […]

Deputies rescue mud stuck public works employee

By Mary O’KEEFE and Geghard ARAKELIAN One of the workers whose job it is to monitor the debris basins and mud found himself a little too close to his work on Saturday and in need of a rescue. Department of Public Works foreman Randy Johnson was inspecting the debris basin behind the public works building […]

Sunny now–three storms on the way

By Mary O’Keefe Three major rain systems, each increasing in intensity are heading toward Southern California. The first storm is expected to hit Crescenta Valley late Sunday evening into Monday morning  dropping an estimated eight to 16 inches of rain. “Sixteen inches is the high range of what is [expected] in the foothills and mountain […]

Hold on a little longer – it’s almost over

There will be a paved road at the end of the construction dust tunnel. By Mary O’Keefe Crescenta Valley commuters will be seeing the last of the asphalt dust soon as the Los Angeles Public Works nears completion of the road construction that began on Jan. 7. “Despite the rain [on Wednesday] we are on […]