• Toastmasters Club Vie For Local Title

    by Lallah Rowe You may never have thought about giving a speech as being a competitive sport, but that is just what is happening. On Monday, February 27 at 7 p.m., members of the Foothills

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  • Candidates Forum at All Nations Church

    by David DeMullé “IT WAS THE BIGGEST AND BEST WE’VE EVER HAD!” is how they will describe the CD-7 Candidates Forum last Saturday at the All Nations Church. There were almost 120 people (including

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  • It Was 39 Years Ago This Week…

    by David DeMullé It was 39 years ago this week that the heavens opened up and so did the graves at the Verdugo Hills’ Hills of Peace Cemetery — sending corpses and coffins tumbling down into

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  • A New Watering Hole Just Opened in S-T

    by David DeMullé If you’ve never been in a Link ‘n Hops before, you’re in for a real treat. Residents of Sunland-Tujunga have been waiting for the old Jimmy Dean’s to re-incarnate into the new

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Local News


2017’s Top Kitchen Designs Trends


by Ed Castellanos While a home’s curb appeal may draw buyers in, its interior matters just as much, if not more. Several features are high on the wish list of today’s home buyer, including a modern kitchen. Whether you’re thinking of starting a remodel or you’re just curious about what the future holds, check out

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The Credit Score


by Ed Castellanos Are you considering making a major purchase, like buying a home, this year? If so, your credit score will likely come into play. An understanding of the basics can help you effectively monitor and manage it. Credit Score 101 Your credit score will usually range from 300 to 850. It’s derived from

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The Agricultural Beginnings of Crescenta Valley


Bolton Hall Museum and Little Landers Historical Society Present The Agricultural Beginnings of Crescenta Valley Local historian and author, Jo Anne Sadler will explore the origins of the valley communities of La Cañada and La Crescenta. Focusing on the beginnings of agriculture in the Crescenta Valley, the area was very remote and there was a

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Shrinking Lips


by Terri Whiting Dear Botoxgirl, I am 55 years old and my lips are shrinking! Someone told me I can use Botox in my lips? C.C. Tujunga   Hi C.C. You would not want to use Botox directly into the lips. You can put Botox above your lip to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.

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Crime Sats


Crime Stats

Theft 02/11/17 07:00 AM 10100 BLOCK OF SUNLAND BL Robbery 02/10/17 10:40 AM 8300 BLOCK OF FOOTHILL BL Burglary 02/09/17 01:42 AM 6500 BLOCK OF ELMHURST DR Burglary 02/09/17 09:40 PM 10400 BLOCK

News From Your Clinic

Dr. Sam

Itchy Insulation

by Sam Samalin, PA-C Today we have a letter from a concerned reader and possible patient, and owing to patient-doctor confidentiality, I have left out the person’s name. Dear Doctor Sam, I’m

View From The Rock


Elections For Chamber of Commerce

Well it’s that election time again. We started out with 30 candidates and they frittered away to 20. I can’t believe it when I hear people saying, “It’s wonderful that so many people are

Movie Reviews


Movie Review: Rings

by Bob Garver “Rings” was supposed to be released last Halloween, but the studio pushed it back to February. And not just any weekend in February, Super Bowl Weekend. It’s a weekend you don’t



The state of California might not have to succeed after all!

Dear Editor, You can tell that the election is close by the amount of back stabbing, photo-op grabbing, small minded people in town. I was at the Candidate Forum and it was a disgrace. Although Dana Stangel did her best to coordinate the 1 minute statement time, some candidates just steamrolled her and went on

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So Many Readers; So Little Time.

Dear Editor, It was good seeing you in the parking lot today. I didn’t understand what you were saying about the Chamber of Commerce trying to start over, but they still had the old cronies running it behind the scenes. If they were that bad before, how can they still be on the board? I

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Now That’s Not Right!

Dear Editor, Hearing about the Verdugo Hills High School teacher who compared President Trump to Hitler is just another reminder that liberal haters are gonna hate. A lot of decent moral people are getting really fed up with liberal hypocrisy, liberal judgmentalism, liberal self-righteousness, liberal name-calling, liberal hate, liberal intolerance, liberal bullying, liberal prejudices, and

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Give That Boy A Gold Star

Dear Editor, From: Kurt Koesler <kkoesler@gmail.com> Date: Sat, Jan 07, 2017 6:11 pm To: David DeMulle <editor@thefoothillspaper.com> You’re a dick ,You’re a dick ,You’re a dick ,You’re a dick ,You’re a dick ,You’re a dick ,You’re a dick ,You’re a dick ,You’re a dick ,You’re a dick ,You’re a dick ,You’re a dick ,You’re a

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I Miss The Old Days!

Dear Editor, Sunland-Tujunga is the community where I landed 15 years ago when I wanted to get away from where I was at and to turn my life around. I care very much about what happens in town. I try to support the local businesses when they open up or they have a product or

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Gerald William Tiedeman


Gerald “Jerry” William Tiedeman, 76, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2017 at Frank R. Howard Hospital in Willits after an eight-year battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife of 22 years, Nancy (Glashoff, Murphy) Tiedeman; his sister, Carol (Deemer) Flora; daughters, Jerilynn Ekman, Kim Mileweski, Debra Hill, Stacy Katz, Kellie Clay and Cherish

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Ray Antonio Jones


Ray Antonio “Batman” Jones was born on April 9th, 1974 in Burbank, CA. He passed away on January the 4th of 2017 in Sunland, CA. He is survived by his parents Ray & Sharon Jones, his siblings Nicole (David) Maga, Jennifer (Husseine) Mohamed, David (Alynne) Jones, James Jones, Taylor Jones, his daughter Taylia (Brett) Trevillian.

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Lovinia M. Avril


Born January 17, 1943 and passing away December 30, 2016 at the young age of 73 just shy of her 74th birthday. She passed in the home of her son Chris and his wife Holly, continuously surrounded by the love of family and friends. Born Lovinia Parris in La Fayette Georgia, she learned to hunt,

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Memorial for Brad Elze


Another tragic traffic accident on Foothill Blvd. RIP Brad Elze.   DISCLAIMER: Some people misread my comments about past Rotary presidents Ellis Roberts and Michael Lucas. Ellis did not lie about the comments; Ellis doesn’t lie!

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Timothy Rakisits

July 24, 1954 – June 11, 2016 Timothy Rakisits passed away at Verdugo Hills Hospital on June 11, 2016 after a short illness. Tim was born in Glendale on July 24, 1954 to Julius and Irene Rakisits. Tim grew up in the Montrose-La Crescenta area and attended local schools. After high school, he learned the

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How to Put The Brakes On Pet Car Sickness

With winter travel in high gear many of us plan on hitting the road with our pooches for a little winter fun. However, for some four-legged family members, road trips can mean upset tummies.


Basic Tomatillo Salsa Verde


by Chef Randy Tomatillos are a hard, small fruit that are a bit tart, yet slightly sweet – earthy but with a hint of citrus. In other words, like nothing else. You may have seen them in the store with their green husks and thought they were weird, green tomatoes. They are used to make

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Ojai Valley GlutenFree Cookbook


A new cookbook, Ojai Valley GlutenFree Cookbook, by Ojai chef and author Randy Graham is now available for purchase. All of the 87 recipes in this book are gluten-free and vegetarian. In addition, 45 of the recipes are not only gluten-free but also vegan and are denoted as such in the table of contents. The

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza


by Chef Randy Why? you ask. Why cauliflower crust on a pizza? Ask not why; ask how good. This crust is not only good, it is amazingly good, tasty AND gluten-free. Freshly grated cauliflower serves as the base for this creative and delicious crust that you can fold up and stuff in your face just

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Caprese Mac and Cheese


by Chef Randy This is a nice stovetop twist on traditional mac and cheese. The addition of grape tomatoes goes nicely with the creamy mozzarella sauce and basil. Add a little Dijon mustard and a touch of paprika and you have a mouth-watering, rib-sticking combination that is hard to beat. Ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter 4

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Beer-Battered Avocados with Grilled Peach Salsa


by Chef Randy The inspiration for this appetizer came from my friend, Sandy S., who asked what I would serve with my grilled peach, avocado and jalapeno salsa. I thought, Beer-battered avocados would go great with my salsa. So I tried it and wham-bam! It was great. Nice combination of textures and flavors. For the

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