• Fourth of July Parade A Huge Success Thanks to Roger Klemm!

    This 4th of July parade was the best one that most people can remember.  Under the direction of Rotary Club President Roger Klemm, this year’s 4th of July parade came to fruition and was wildly

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  • Horses Are Released from Stalls as Fire is Contained at Lucas Ranch in Sylmar

    No horses, structures or people were injured. Down the street, Petrelli Electric Company personnel were replacing DWP power poles with the new metal ones when they saw the flames being blown

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  • Erratic Driver Apprehended After Colliding with Fire Hydrant

    An almost hit & run driver was caught last Sunday night by LACo Sheriffs after hitting a fire hydrant and trying to leave the scene.  Neighbors had been complaining about the driver of a

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Local News


Amateur Radio Field Day 2018 a Great Success


“We had a fantastic Field Day…Its getting better every year.” Said Michael Lichtman (KF6KXG), President of the Crescenta Valley Radio Club (CVRC). Field Day had just concluded and all that was left in Verdugo Park was a folding table and a few boxes full of wire and connectors. The 15 or so club members that

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Burbank African Violet Society Meeting Thursday, July 19


The Burbank African Violet Society is having their next club meeting on Thursday morning July 19, 2018 at 10:00 A.M.  The location is The Little White Chapel Christian Church, 1711 North Avon St. in Burbank. Our guest speaker will be Dave Weeshoff a member of the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society.  Dave will present an

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Moving? Four Things People Need to Do!

by Ed Castellanos Moving can be hectic. With dozens of to-dos, a tight timeline and a growing pile of boxes, it’s easy to get frazzled and let things fall through the cracks. But it doesn’t have


View From The Rock

The Law Of Diminishing Returns

Today’s concept is “The Law Of Diminishing Returns.”  Here in our little vortex, we seem to have a lack of common sense.  I look at our local social media sites and I’ve come to the conclusion

Crime Stats


Coarse Culture Resurgent Racism

Tom H. Hastings

by Tom H. Hastings From calling Mexicans rapists and animals to calling the one African American at one of his rallies “my African American,” to endorsing and appointing proven racists, to defending confederate statues, to encouraging violence by his base at his never-ending rallies, Donald Trump is taking page after page from the rise of

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Out-dated Back Road is a Big Problem

Dear Editor I saw your comments on FB and don’t know what they’re talking about.  This Barbara Johnson doesn’t know what she’s talking about.  Look I don’t know any of these people who are playing finger pointing games, I was there and I took pictures of what I saw. It’s simple. All I know is

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Save Central Park!

Dear Editor, This is my response to an individual who posted an LA Times article that reported the meeting where the museum project was promoted. Actually, the City did NOT have an Open Forum regarding the Armenian museum. The two meetings were NOT discussions. They were to PROMOTE what may be an eighty million dollar

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Rosemarie Jerz May 31, 1936 – June 5, 2018


Rosemarie was a Tujunga resident for 55 years.  She moved to Tujunga from Berlin, Germany in 1963.  She would often be seen cruising around the local parks, especially Sunland Park and Howard Finn Park, with her min-pins, Blitz and Maus.  Rosemarie was very active in keeping the community neat and tidy.  She was the “go

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Tips For Preventing Dog Bites

Every year about 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs. Among these, most are children. As a parent, you can reduce this risk by teaching your children smart behavior around dogs. Laying the


Roasted-Almond Thumb Cookies


By Chef Randy As a kid I asked my dad how the impression in these cookies stayed there after baking. He just shrugged and said, “I don’t know the answer son. I just know they are a treat.” As an adult I learned that thumbs are the answer to the perfect jam-filled cookie. Yep. Good

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Quinoa Salad with Serrano Chiles


Quinoa is pronounced “keen-wah”. When I journeyed to Peru a couple of years ago with our son, Robert, he and I enjoyed this traditional grain salad on the balcony of a small restaurant about an hour from Cusco at 11,000 feet in elevation. While waiting for our food we noticed a bowl of small green

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Spring Carrot Tart


My mom’s mom, Gran, was born and raised on a homested in a one-room cabin in Beresford, South Dakota, in the late 1800s. Winter was a time of ice and snow. In the month of January, the temperature would often drop below zero. During the winter, Gran and family relied on root cellar vegetables such

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Movie Reviews

Movie Review: Red Sparrow

By Bob Garver “Red Sparrow” is a movie that never stays the same quality for very long. It’ll seem clever and intricate for a few scenes and then do something stupid. It’ll be bland and