• Residents File Election Challenges

    STNC-controlled Web site endorsements may have violated election laws Eve Sinclair, Sunland: On Tuesday, March 29, at 2:52 a.m., an endorsement for Krystee Clark as STNC president (currently, she

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Local News

Jim Laris

Kinky Winky

Jim Laris is Jim Laris.

Simple, fun ways to spice up your sex life — literally by Jim Laris OK, admit it. Your marriage could use a little juice. A little tap on the accelerator of love. How do I know this? Because I have my ear to the ground and my nose to the wind and my mouth to

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It’s Ironic, Isn’t it?

Jim Laris is Jim Laris.

by Jim Laris Do you know what the word “irony” means? Oh, sure, you think you know what it means. Hey, I thought I knew what it meant. But try saying just exactly what irony means in one short sentence so that even someone like me who has a two-digit I.Q. can understand. OK, I’m

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The Headless Columnist

Jim Laris is Jim Laris.

An anniversary trip across the border may not be the brightest idea right now by Jim Laris AnywayHey, what have you guys been up to? I’ve been sitting on Mr. Right Buttock and Mr. Left Buttock trying to remember what the symptoms are for shingles and rickets. I don’t think I have either of those

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Driving Me Crazy

Jim Laris is Jim Laris.

by Jim Laris I know I am a blessed person. I have a great family. I have both my health and my nine medications. I have a hovel up in Oregon I can escape to. And I have enough money to still be able to subscribe to newspapers. And I’m lanky. I’m living on house

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A Scented Trip

Jim Laris is Jim Laris.

by Jim Laris The other day, my son, Mike, said something very nice to me. He said, “Dad, I really love coming to your house.” I puffed up and got my big, goofy parent grin on and said, “Wow. That makes me feel good. Is it because you think I am a wonderful father and

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Crime Sats


Crime Stats

Burglary 03/18/16 08:00 PM 7400 BLOCK OF FOOTHILL BL Burglary 03/19/16 12:00 PM 8000 BLOCK OF ELLENBOGEN ST Theft 03/19/16 02:00 PM 10300 BLOCK OF QUILL AV Theft 03/19/16 10:00 PM 10100 BLOCK OF

News From Your Clinic

Dr. Sam

Bee-ing Safe

by Sam Samalin, PA-C Brush control and tree maintenance is starting to bring in patients to our clinic with bee stings. Bees create hives in areas that allow them access to water and to be safe

View From The Rock


We Need Our Service Clubs

We had the “election to beat all elections!” here in Sunland-Tujunga. Everybody won for all the wrong reasons. The town became polarized and divided into camps of Armenians vs the Anglo RedNecks.

Movie Reviews

Movie Review: The Divergent Series — Allegiant

by Bob Garver Last year, the “Hunger Games” series went out with a relative whimper when “Mockingjay – Part 2” made $50 million less than any other film in the franchise with “only” $281 million.


Is Park Full of Hot Air?

Dear Editor, Well yeah I guess you’re right. Wack-os. I take offense sir! First, I’m not bored. I’m actually kinda busy, fighting HSR among other things. So it only had a nazi youth camp for awhile? And only a FEW nazi rallies? And its main purpose is to honor a WWI German war hero? You

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An Open Letter to Rotary

Dear Rotary President, I resigned from the Sunland-Tujunga / Shadow Hills (STSH) Rotary Club in November, 2015. And included a request that my name be removed from everything Rotary. You have not removed my name. My resignation was notarized because I want to be held harmless should the STSH Rotary Club continue to have financial

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The Opioid Epidemic

Dear Editor, Peacefully tuning in to National Public Radio (NPR) this week; the message was jarring. The head of The Center for Disease Control (CDC), in Georgia, was informing me that our country is suffering an epidemic of Opioids — pills prescribed for pain legally by our medical doctors. Five to six million people in

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Paint It Black


Dear Editor, Has anyone noticed the signs painted-over in black at the Slater Realty building (next to the old Denny’s)? After 40 years in business, I was also turned in by Cindy Cleghorn for my signs. I can think of more than 15-25 or more businesses that were turned in over the years that were

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It’s Broken, So Fix It or Scrap It

A Perspective by Joseph Mailander I’ve just finished a column for The Foothill Record. If you’re interested, you’ll read it soon enough. The column uses the City of LA controller’s recent visit to your Neighborhood Council as a starting point to demonstrate the favor shown by City Hall to a “small cadre” of individuals in

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Louis Lata


Aug. 2, 1918–Feb. 15, 2016 Born in Ludlow, MA, he was the oldest of six children. His parents, John and Josephine Lata moved the family to Erie, PA where he grew up. He worked at many jobs while a youth. At one of those jobs, he met his future wife, Rose Rawa. They married on

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Craig Chereek


With the dawning of a new CD, the sun set one last time for local Foothills folk songwriter and Vietnam Vet, Craig Chereek. Friends from around the globe adored Craig, not only for his extraordinary musical talent, but for his cheerful demeaner, intellectual astuteness, and commitment to environmental protection and basic human rights. He had

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Emma Gagnon

(2-11-25 to 3-10-16 Emma Gagnon passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She is survived by her husband of more than two decades, Cam Gagnon, and her two daughters, Pam Gardner and Cindy Gardner-Hathaway and two grandchildren. She was married at the Tujunga United Methodist Church. She retired from a long clerical career

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Justin Thompson: A Life Cut Short


’m always gonna keep you in my heart. The years went by and so many while we were in the dark. Those days were filled with struggle but still there was a reason. Those dark days made the brighter ones even more special. I remember that when times were at their worst, you made things

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Karl Heinz Stratz


1941 – 2016 Karl Heinz Stratz died on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, as the result of a terrible accident in which he was struck by a car. Karl was born October 14, 1941, in Waldkirsch, in the Black Forest of Germany, the older of two sons born to Georg and Martha Stratz. Georg died in

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Tribute To A Loyal Dog

by Evelyn M. Ceasaresco Shortly before Christmas, a man named Angelo Testoni arrived at Milan from Brescia accompanied by a fox terrier. He took a room where he and his dog began a humble life in


Hearty Kale and Sausage Turnovers


by Chef Randy The term ‘turnover’ has different meanings depending on its use. It means one thing to accountants, another to human resource managers, and still another to financial advisors. To foodies, a turnover is a small pastry made by covering one half of a piece of dough with a filling, folding the other half

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Date-Nut-Fig Tart


by Chef Randy I f you’ve got a sweet tooth, this recipe is a way to fulfill your craving for something sweet. It features dates, which are naturally sweet, low in sodium, rich in potassium and contain a fair amount of selenium. (Selenium can help lower the risk heart disease as well as help keep

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Lemongrass Tofu


by Chef Randy Lemongrass is grown on a commercial scale in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and China and may be found at your local market. Ask your grocer if you don’t see it. A typical piece of lemongrass would be about 8 inches long with a slight bulge towards the end. Its color is pale green

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Healthy Roasted Potato Salad


by Chef Randy I remember mom making potato salad at the first hint of summer. The kitchen was steamy and hot with boiling potatoes. How she peeled them while still hot I’ll never understand. She was amazing. I can still taste her salad to this day. This recipe uses roasted potatoes which add an interesting

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Cornbread, Jalapeno and Cheese Mini-Muffins


by Chef Randy \If you’re looking for an appetizer that is easy to make and different, this may be the perfect appetizer. It has just the right flavor combination of cornbread, tiny jalapeno bites and sharp Cheddar cheese. That it’s made with buttermilk is an added flavor bonus. Ingredients: 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup flour

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