• Brazen Burglar Bungles Break-in

    A resident was inside her home on Monday when a man broke into her house on the 11300 block of Alethea. After a drawn out gun battle, the intruder was shot and killed by LAPD SWAT officers. The

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  • CWC Sings to A Full House

    On Sunday, April 30, the California Women’s Chorus, Inc. (CWC) presented their 48th annual public concert at the Glendale Hilton Hotel, Glendale. Members of the ten CWC choruses in California

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  • Passing of The Laurels 2017

    On Sunday, April 23, at the McGroarty Arts Center a celebration of poetry took place: the ninth such event in 18 years. The local poetry and cultural community participated in the Passing of the

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Local News

The regular crowd at the STNC meeting.

“Hit & Run” STNC Meeting

by Alejandro Magallanes Street changes were made to Foothill Blvd this last month. New bike lanes were striped. Traffic bollards were installed. A lane of traffic was taken away. People became


Rise & Shine — It’s Flea Market Time!

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Metaphysical, Artisan Faire in La Crescenta


“We are very happy to announce that the Center for Spiritual Living will be having a Metaphysical and Artisan Faire on Saturday, June 10th, stated producers Myrna Perez and Laney Clevenger White, RScP. Nestled in the upscale community, the hills of La Crescenta on Dunsmore Avenue, in the county of Los Angeles, holistic teachers, healers,

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Book Review: Clocks & Water Drops by Marlene Hitt, Poet


by David DeMullé As a longtime fan of the wit and wisdom of Marlene Hitt, I had overlooked the possibility of her penning a work of art that transcends the everyday realities of our little vortex. Over the years, I have gleefully read and enjoyed the rivalries of the different authors attempting to lay out

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Sunland Crafters Hold “Bootique”

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Dale Gibson Interview With Horse Trader Mag

Dale Gibson.

This interview originally appeared in Horse Trader Magazine Horse Trader (HT): Dale, are there any similarities in the role of a movie stunt rider and running as a candidate for L.A. City Council? Dale Gibons (DG): Being on budget and being on time are the most important things dealing with the city and, especially, on

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Crime Sats


Sunland-Tujunga Crime Stats

Theft 05/04/17 02:55 AM 10400 BLOCK OF PINYON AV Theft 05/04/17 03:00 PM 7700 BLOCK OF FOOTHILL BL Burglary 05/04/17 09:30 AM 11000 BLOCK OF TUJUNGA CANYON BL Theft 05/04/17 04:10 PM 7900 BLOCK



Gold Coast Gold Swingin’ Big Band


View From The Rock


Mail Boxes Will Be Full of Political Mailers

My good friend David Hernandez called it out in a Facebook posting when he said, “Final two weekends before the May 16 runoff election. Mail boxes will be full of Political Mailers. Remember that

Movie Reviews


Movie Review: Fate of The Furious

by Bob Garver For over a decade, you knew exactly what you were getting with a “Fast & Furious” movie. You went to see one of these movies, you got fast cars, gratuitous shots of women, dumb


Groomers have gone to the dogs

Dear Editor, Recently I had an interesting conversation with my neighbor that angered me to the point of writing this letter. I greeted her and asked how she was doing. She told me that she was all right, but her day could have been better. “I was kicked out of a dog groomers today,” she

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Bullets Cause Road Closure

Dear Editor, The Monday house break-in and eventual shooting the took place just off the Rim Canyon/Mt.Gleason intersection was obviously very unfortunate. The homeowner’s home was severely damaged by the bullets, tear gas, etc. The reportedly homeless man who died in the shooting, possibly even by airborne LAPD snipers (as reported in the L.A. Times

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Bicycles Drive Resident Mad

Dear Editor, OK. Who was the idiot that decided we need a bike lane on Foothill Blvd, next to the park? There’s one lane blocked off and a traffic mess. There must be over 10,000 cars a day passing through this area, and now they are all screwed for some bike riders. What did this

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Come to the VHWC concert

Dear Editor, Thanks for your help this year with VHWC projects. Please come and enjoy our concert on April 30. Arlene Massimino

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A “Thank You” Now and Again

Dear Editor, Just a note to tell you how much THE FOOTHILLS PAPER is a great paper. Love to you and your staff. Bob and Roberta Scheu & family

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Michael Lee Reynolds


September 26, 1953 March 13, 2017 Foothills resident Michael Lee Reynolds is predeceased by his parents William and Hope Reynolds, his brother Bill and sister Jackie. Mike enjoyed the roadways as a big rig owner/ operator, avid Harley Davidson enthusiast and bicycle rider. He loved animals — especially Red, his pet chicken who passed two

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Rose Lata


August 7, 1918-March 18, 2017 Raised in Erie, PA, Rose was one of nine children born to Walter Rawa and Theodora Kowalkowski. In 1939, Rose married Louis Lata and began a family: Jerome, Darlene and Terrance. The young family moved from Erie to Southern CA in 1952. After many adventures, Rose and Louis retired and

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Michael Lee Reynolds


September 26, 1953 March 13, 2017 Foots resident Michael Lee Reynolds is predeceased by his parents William and Hope Reynolds, his brother Bill and sister Jackie. Mike enjoyed the roadways as a big rig owner/operator, avid Harley Davidson enthusiast and bicycle rider. He loved animals especially Red, his pet chicken who passed two days later.

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Matthew Frank “SLOstringer”:


A public memorial has been organized for Matthew Frank, who many in the community knew as SLOStringer, a man whose breaking news coverage highlighted the work of local first responders. The memorial ride and candlelight vigil is being planned for April 5, according to the Facebook event page, “Matthew Frank SLOStringer Memorial Ride and Vigil.”

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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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Pets and Distracted Driving

With the busy summer travel season right around the corner, many families are planning to hit the road with their families — and that of course, means their fourlegged family members too. To


Samosa Appetizers


by Chef Randy What makes my samosa recipe unique? My version is vegan and instead of deep fried, it is baked. In addition, it has an amazing combination of flavors. Give these bite-sized appetizers a try! Ingredients: 1 large potato (scrubbed – not peeled yet) 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 small onion (chopped fine)

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Spinach-Feta Puff Pastry Tart


by Chef Randy This Greek combination of spinach, feta cheese and lemons is a true flavor-flash. Add a little fresh dill and mint into the mix and you have something that will make your friends and family clamor for more. Ingredients: 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (divided) 6 green onions (sliced thin) 12 ounces fresh

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Tomato Soup w/ Fresh Fennel


by Chef Randy This is a wonderfully hearty vegetarian soup for the remaining overcast days of the year. Quick and easy to prepare, tomatoes and fennel pair nicely to make a tasty soup. Even better, this soup freezes well. Make a double batch and save some for a rainy day. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil

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Twice-Baked Potatoes, Mexican Style


by Chef Randy This is a hearty side dish stuffed into one tasty shell. Think of these as twice -baked potatoes with a nice little kick! They are healthy, easy to prepare, and both vegetarian and gluten-free. What could be better? As with my Twice-Baked Potatoes With a Twist, these may be made ahead of

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Stuffed Tomatoes With Avocado and Fresh Mozzarella


by Chef Randy Avocados may be high in total fat but did you know they are low in saturated fat and are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, vitamin E, B vitamins and folic acid? Now that you know, buy fresh California and pair them with fresh grown tomatoes and marinated fresh

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