• Court of Honor Held For Local Boy Scouts

    by David DeMullé Six local Boy Scouts from Tujunga’s Troop 315 received their Eagle Scout badges at a Court of Honor last Saturday. The Scouts who were honored were: Rafaelle Azarraga, Dylan

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  • Glendale SWAT Bags Burglar

    by David DeMullé It was a really quiet day last Wednesday, January 11 around noon when the calls started coming in to the Foothills Paper office that police and SWAT were driving up and down the

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  • Mike Schaefer: Carpetbagger for L.A. Council District 7?

    by David DeMullé Michael J. Schaefer, or J. Michael Schaefer, or Mike Schaefer or John M. Schaefer or whoever he is, is running as a Candidate for CD-7 from Tujunga. OK, so what if he uses a few

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  • People Are Doing More Than Talking About Traffic

    by David DeMullé The Safe Streets Committee met last week in the North Valley City Hall to discuss suggestions to make Foothill Blvd. safer and submit them to the LADOT. Bollards, meridian

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Local News

Karo Torossian

Karo Torossian for L.A. City Council CD 7

Dear Voters: I have always believed the measure of any citizen is in their willingness to be active in serving the community. As a member of the Neighborhood Council and the Director of Planning


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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The Beatles Then And Now

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A Man’s Gotta Do What a Man’s Gotta Do


by Terri Whiting   Dear Botoxgirl, My husband needs Botox. He has terrible lines on his forehead. How can I get him to try Botox without hurting his feelings? J. H. La Crescenta   Dear J.H. A lot of men have deep lines on their foreheads. Maybe the rough and rugged John Wayne look is

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Art of Christmas

by Rick Rotante The holidays are a blessing in disguise. I know we celebrate with gift giving and parties with family and friends. We wear funny hats and clothes. Many dress their houses as well with lights and statues of the Nativity scene or jolly ole’ Santa and his reindeer. Boughs of fresh holly now

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Crime Sats


Crime Stats

Theft 01/14/17 09:30 AM BIG TUJUNGA CANYON RD & TRAIL CANYON RD Theft 01/13/17 09:00 PM 10600 BLOCK OF SHERMAN GROVE AV Burglary 01/12/17 08:30 PM 10500 BLOCK OF SILVERTON AV Theft 01/11/17

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



This seems to be the on-going theme of this year’s election. And Wowser, there’s a lot of money riding on this election. I mean like we’re talking millions in campaign contributions! All for a

Movie Reviews


Movie Review: Hidden Figures

by Bob Garver A lot of people were unhappy with my review of “Sing” a few weeks ago. Many wondered how I could have so much disdain for a movie with positive messages about perseverance and


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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Living Near a Thieves Den?

Dear Editor, My house was robbed about two months ago. I am very upset about the fact that it took six hours for police to show up to my house. The police showed up six hours later because they were so busy and spend five minutes at my house and they were not useful or

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If You Love Your Kids, Don’t Park Like a Jerk

The school on Lowell has become a safety hazard. Chamlian Armenian School is located approximately 250 feet south from Foothill on busy Lowell street in La Crescenta. Many people use Lowell to access the freeway to and from work and it can get very busy during rush hours. To compound the problem, there are parents

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Help Get Bad Guys Gone

Dear Editor, An organization I follow on Facebook is running a Go Fund Me campaign to help raise money so that they can continue capturing fugitives throughout the world. I’ve been following them since they had their TV show years ago and since then they’ve helped catch more than 2,000 fugitives. Over the past couple

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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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Jeanette “Jan” McLish


Sweetheart Jan was born June 6, 1933 and the angels took her home on the morning of Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Shortly after waking up, she collapsed in her husband’s arms and was rushed to Holy Cross Cardiac Trauma Center where she passed after a few minutes with cardiac arrest. Jan had a long time

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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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Spicy Cauliflower Garbanzo Coconut Stew


by Chef Randy This vegan and gluten-free dish is the perfect hot meal for a cold, blustery late-winter supper. Cauliflower and garbanzo beans (chickpeas) are the perfect complement to the Indian spices and the unsweetened coconut is a welcome addition. Ingredients: ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon ground cardamom ½

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Hasselback Potatoes


by Chef Randy What are Hasselback Potatoes? Some say they are a work of art. I say they are one of the best ways to pair a photo with the expression “You eat with your eyes.” They will certainly grab your culinary attention. Your friends and family will stand and applaud you as you bring

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Burrata Lasagna


by Chef Randy What is Burrata? Burrata a semisoft white Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella, while the inside contains both mozzarella and cream, giving it an unusual texture. It is to die for. What is lasagna? I say it is the ultimate one-pot meal. In its most

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