• You Don’t Have to Buy New to Live Well!

    In today’s economy, there are many of us who buy second-hand and are proud of it. Where to go? Goodwill, at 6545 Foothill Blvd. in Tujunga (818-353-9350). Besides just being a fun place to go

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  • Snake Season Slithers In!

    by David DeMullé The warmer weather calls to outdoors enthusiasts and snakes alike, making encounters of the slithering kind inevitable. Sunland-Tujunga has a variety of snakes, most of which are

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  • Believe It — Or Don’t!

    Corner of Fenwick and Vanora on August 1 — and there were no injuries

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Local News


Nat’l Park Service Seeks Volunteers in Pomona

Pomona might feel far afield when it comes to the National Park System, but throughout September, rangers will be setting up locally for the L.A. County Fair. And they’re hoping several locals


Sherri’s Turn: Difficult Life Transitions


by Sherri Kukla You couldn’t actually say she was an off roader, but she was a big fan of the sport. And one of our biggest fans. She doesn’t remember much these days, but on the occasions I visit her without the guy-in-the-garage I’ll tell her “Steve couldn’t be here today. He’s working on motorcycles.”

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RV Experiences


by Sherri Kukla It could be called the Dump Station 250, or maybe the Dump Station 1000. It’s the competitiveness that comes out in the guy-in-the-garage at the oddest moments. He has always been very impatient about waiting in lines at RV dump stations. The best complaint was the time he was so disgusted with

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Communication Challenges


I was waving frantically trying to get the attention of the guy-inthe-garage and he was, to put it politely, completely ignoring me. Completely ignoring me with a totally disgusted look on his face is another way of saying it. Completely ignoring me yet simultaneously snarling at me would even be a better way to say

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Motorhome Memories


by Sherry Kukla I have many fond memories of the 1976 Pace Arrow motorhome that took our family on quite a few adventures. It was about 20 years old at the time. Many of those memories center around endearing conversations shared with a spouse. “Watch out for that bus!” “Pull over, we’re on fire!” “You’re

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Learn Expressive Book Arts & Meditative Labyrinth Walking to Review 2017


On Sunday, July 9, from 1-5p.m. at the Prince of Peace Church, 5700 Rudnick Avenue, Woodland Hills, Monica Moran, aka the “Creative Beast” and spiritual director, Chantel Zimmerman host a workshop that merges hand-made book making, labyrinth walking (meditative movement), and the summer solstice (midyear), offering participants an opportunity to capture and savor their 2017

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Crime Sats


Crime Stats

Other 08/14/17 09:27 AM 00 BLK LOWELL AV Theft 08/13/17 07:00 AM 7900 BLOCK OF LA TUNA CANYON RD Theft 08/12/17 07:00 PM 8000 BLOCK OF MCGROARTY ST Burglary 08/13/17 03:12 PM 3400 BLK ENCINAL AV


inset: Feinstein can belt them out too!

Michael Feinstein Wows Them Again!

Last Saturday, July 29, Feinstein put down his conducting baton and picked up the mic for a “one night only” solo performance with the Pasadena POPS. For this swingin’ night under the stars, the

View From The Rock


Upcoming End Of Summer Events

This has been a fun week in S-T. The weather has been the topic of most discussions, and no one seems to remember how summers used to be. But what if the most fun are all the events that we are

Movie Reviews


Movie Review: The Emoji Movie

by Bob Garver Last week I reviewed “Dunkirk” and I talked about how early reviews had set the bar impossibly high, which prevented me from appreciating the film more. This week brings us “The


Notes From Undergrounded

Dear Editor, Hey there. First and foremost, I send all my respect out to the good Sun-Tuj. people out there and the people of The Paper. I am writing because I haven’t gotten your Paper in quite awhile and was wondering what’s up? I believe it’s because I somehow gave you the wrong CDCR#. Well,

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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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William L. Carfora


William L. Carfora, “Billy” of Florence was born in Glendale, California in 1969. He passed away in Missoula on March 22, 2017. His parents were William J. Carfora (deceased 2001) and his best buddy Gail. He lived a full and happy life until he became ill. Everyone complimented him on his nice smile. Billy was

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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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Grilled Corn and Sausage Kabobs


by Chef Randy Brush down and clean your outdoor grill. It’s barbecue season! This recipe features fresh corn, fresh bell peppers, and Lightlife Italian Sausage. It is easy to make, looks great when taken off the grill, and is super tasty. You can use my tomato-balsamic marinade or use 1/3 cup of your favorite bottled

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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

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Smashed Potatoes


by Chef Randy You’ve made mashed potatoes — but have you ever made “smashed potatoes?” This is a great side dish for omnivores and vegetarians alike. It is also an easy recipe to make, but give yourself about 50 minutes to prep and bake. I like to prep the potatoes by boiling them, adding the

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Seven-Layer Sub Sandwich


by Chef Randy Make it long. Then cut into 4-inch lengths and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. My version is veggie but you can add deli slices of ham, turkey, roast beef, or salami. Perfect picnic food! ‘Nuff said. Ingredients: 1 24-inch long loaf of French bread Vegenaise (or substitute Mayonnaise) Whole grain Dijon mustard

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Tortellini Spinach Mushroom Skillet


by Chef Randy A simple pan sauce, pasta, and fresh vegetables are just what you need on a hot summer day. This nutritious recipe barely heats up the kitchen and is easy to prepare. What could be better for a mid-week dinner for you and your family? Serve with a fresh loaf of French bread

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