CV Fire Safe Council Helping Neighbors

The Crescenta Valley Fire Safe Council sponsored Clean Up day was in full swing early this morning. Members of the council began arriving at about 6 a.m., community member and neighbor volunteers were there an hour later and the clean up began. Volunteers with hats, gloves and clippers helped local residents clear dry vegetation from […]

Angeles Crest Opens

By Mary O’KEEFE The announcement that motorcycle riders, bicyclists and motorists have been waiting for – for about a year and a half – was announced on Friday morning: The Angeles Crest Highway is now open. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) opened a seven-mile stretch of Angeles Crest Highway (SR2) between La Cañada Flintridge […]

GAO Joins in Station Fire Meeting

By Mary O’KEEFE Congressman Adam Schiff held a meeting on April 28 for residents affected by the 2009 Station Fire, members of the U.S. Forest Service and a representative from Government Accountability Office. Schiff has maintained a consistent line of questioning concerning the first few hours of the Station Fire and the resulting tragic results. […]

GAO Station Fire Meeting Today

By Mary O’KEEFE Congressman Adam Schiff will moderate a Station Fire meeting with representatives of the U.S. Forest Service and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) this morning from 10:30 a.m. to noon. In the fall of 2010 the GAO accepted the request by several California senators and representatives to investigate the Station Fire from its […]

Station Fire Forest Restoration Event Draws Crowd

By Jackie HOUCHIN On April 15, governmental, environmental and corporate leaders, along with a large media crowd, gathered at the previously burned-out Wildwood Picnic Area in the Angeles National Forest east of Tujunga to celebrate a unique multi-agency partnership which is working to restore the area to its pre-fire vitality. National Forest Foundation spokesperson Bill […]

Station Fire panel convened

By Mary O’KEEFE At a standing room only meeting on Tuesday Congressman Adam Schiff led a congressional panel into an inquiry of how the Station Fire was battled especially in those crucial early hours of Aug. 26. The meeting had been scheduled months earlier but was postponed when Congress was called back into an emergency […]

Station Fire transcripts released

Station Fire transcripts released

By Mary O’KEEFE U.S. Forest Service has released transcripts that chronicle from the first few hours of the Station Fire through Sept. 4. Congressmen Adam Schiff and David Dreier were among California representatives who requested the transcripts be released. The tapes paint a picture of how the fire began with calls from U.S. Forest personnel […]

GAO agrees to investigate Station Fire

By Mary O’KEEFE On Wednesday, the Government of Accountability Office accepted a request for a full investigation of the Station Fire from its beginning on Aug. 26, 2009 to its containment Oct. 16, 2009. Congressmen Adam Schiff, David Dreier and “Buck” McKeon “lead several of their California colleagues, including Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein, […]

One year later: recovering from the Station Fire

By Mary O’KEEFE “We didn’t know that on that day, Aug. 26, this fire would be the largest in Los Angeles County’s history,” said Bat. Chief Mike Brown Wednesday of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Station 82. One year ago today at 3:30 p.m. the fire that Crescenta Valley residents had been warned about […]

Fire, flood costs top $200 million

The estimated total cost of the 2009 county wildfires and subsequent floods and land slippage was $201 million, the board of supervisors learned Tuesday. Of the total, $60.3 million has been spent through August, with work continuing. Much of the cost will be reimbursed by the state and federal governments under the continuing state of […]

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