• The Tradition Continues!

    by David DeMullé It was “Ready-Set-Go” last week as people gave up on being hot and went to the 55th annual Watermelon Festival. This year it was held the weekend of July 29, 30 in Lake View

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  • 2017 Mayors Race And Community Awards Banquet

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  • Neither Rain Nor Smog Nor Dark of Night…

    by David DeMullé All across the nation, people in neighborhoods stopped watching television and came out to meet their neighbors and their local councilmen last Tuesday night as the National

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  • Sunland Printing

    by Bonnie Corwin Sunland Print & Copy Center began in May 1986 almost directly across the street from their present location at 7566 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. Robert Ward has been in this

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Local News


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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Driving him crazy


by Sherry Kukla I was up early packing a lunch for the guy-inthe-garage who was getting ready to head off for work some years back. We had been chatting about plans for the upcoming weekend, while he finished eating breakfast. As he passed by me on his way to the kitchen sink, he patted my

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Crime Sats


Crime Stats

Burglary 07/27/17 09:11 AM 3600 ENCINAL AV Theft 07/25/17 08:39 AM 4700 BLK BOSTON AV Theft 07/23/17 10:30 PM 6800 BLOCK OF EAGAN ST Theft 07/22/17 07:30 AM 00 BLOCK OF LA TUNA CANYON AND


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


National Night Out

NOTHING is ever easy here in S-T. Every year with National Night Out we honor our local first responders, the fire dept., the cops, the paramedics. Those people who keep us alive (maybe I should

Movie Reviews


Movie Review: Dunkirk

by Bob Garver Entertainment Weekly killed “Dunkirk” for me. Not because the review written by Chris Nashawaty was negative or turned me off in any way, but because it went too far toward the


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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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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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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Toasted Tomato Pie With Quinoa Crust


Have you ever considered food as art? I’m not talking food that’s styled for a photo shoot with unappetizing peas painted green or salad greens misted to make them “look” fresh. I’m talking about food you can eat. I’m talking about food that looks so good it is a work of art. Sometimes I imagine

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