Coming Home – CV Alumnae Visit for Annual Basketball Game

By Timithie NORMAN The buzzer sounded and a crowd cheered in the gymnasium of Crescenta Valley High School on Saturday as a group of women alumnae basketball players challenged the current CV girls’ varsity team in the annual fundraising showdown. Approximately 15 past graduates gathered on campus to play a 32-minute exhibition game against the […]

Falcon Volleyball Steamrolls Muir

CV must win last two games to advance. By Timithie NORMAN Coming into Tuesday’s match-up against the Muir Mustangs, the Crescenta Valley girls’ volleyball team knew they needed to post a win to advance to the Pacific League playoffs. Luckily, Muir is the last-ranked team in the league and the victory came easy in three […]

Falcon Volleyball Sweeps Muir, Hoover

By Timithie NORMAN The Crescenta Valley High girls’ volleyball team overcame a three-game losing streak by claiming victory in their last two Pacific League matches against Muir last Thursday and Hoover on Tuesday. The Falcons, who have a young team this year with just three seniors, struggled in the start of league play but have […]

GUSD gains in STAR scores

By Timithie NORMAN The Glendale Unified School District released its 2012 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) results last week, drawing attention to notable five-year gains at the elementary and middle school levels. In La Crescenta, Dunsmore Elementary School saw a 6.3 percent increase in the number of students testing “at or above proficient levels” in […]

St. Francis Hosts Andy Garcia

St. Francis Hosts Andy Garcia

By Timithie NORMAN Award-winning actor, writer and director Andy Garcia paid a visit to St. Francis High School in La Cañada on Tuesday as part of the school’s annual fine arts speaker series. Accompanied by friend and colleague Joe Mantegna, Garcia answered questions posed by students about his career, culture and overcoming stereotypes in Hollywood. […]

GUSD Rejects Ferraro’s Multi-Million Dollar Claim

By Timithie NORMAN A $2 million claim filed by the parents of Drew Ferraro against the Glendale Unified School District on July 23 was rejected at a Board of Education meeting on Aug. 14. The claim had asked for $1 million for Ferraro’s wrongful death and $1 million for emotional distress. John and Deana Ferraro’s […]

Verdugo Mountains Poised for Fire Danger

By Timithie NORMAN With the lingering heat wave punishing Southern California residents with triple-digit temperatures through next week, the fire danger in the Angeles Crest Mountains remains “very high” according to the U.S. Forest Service. But the threat of fire in the smaller Verdugo Mountains may be even more critical. The Verdugos, a small, detached […]

Boys and Girls Club Coming to CV Park

Boys and Girls Club Coming to CV Park

County club partnership brings after-school program to local youth. By Timithie NORMAN The Boys and Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley recently announced a partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation to bring a new program to Crescenta Valley Park serving local elementary and middle school students. During the […]

New Two Strike Memorial Closer to Reality

By Timithie NORMAN A five-year campaign to raise money to update the war memorial at Two Strike Park in La Crescenta is gaining momentum, with the fund at 50% of its $70,000 goal and the hope to begin construction by the close of 2012. The campaign originated in 2005 with local American Legion Post 288 […]

GUSD Welcomes Solar Power

By Timithie NORMAN Four local schools will have new solar panels installed this summer, resulting in an energy cost savings of over $360,000 in the first year and up to $8 million over 30 years. Crescenta Valley High School, Clark Magnet High School, Rosemont Middle School, Mountain Avenue Elementary and Monte Vista Elementary will all […]

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