• California Watermelon Festival– The Biggest and Best Ever

    and the event brought together a consortium of church groups and local businesses to create a “hometown” atmosphere for Sunland-Tujunga and the surrounding communities. More than 60,000 pounds of

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  • New “Drive Safer” Banners Too Small?

    Well I guess the new “Drive Safer” banners were too small for this BMW driver to read as he was speeding up Sunland Blvd. last Saturday.  It’s never a good idea to try to pass in the bike lane

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  • 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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Local News


Seven Dog Safety Tips

With summer almost at an end and back-to-school on the horizon, I know what you’re thinking: “Gimme a hotdog – I’ll worry about getting into that swimsuit next year.” Or maybe that’s just me. The other thing I’m thinking is: “Road trip!” Let’s have one last hurrah before it’s back to business as usual. If

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Party Goats LA

By Mary Anne Been The La Tuna Canyon area is full of colorful and creative people who own small businesses. One of which is Scout Raskin who owns, Party Goats LA. Yep, you read that right. Goats that like to party. Scout started Party Goats LA in 2017 with Spanky and Pippin, two Nigerian Dwarf

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Ask Rusty: File Early and Invest vs Wait to File

by AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens         Dear Rusty: I read your article entitled “Doing a Breakdown Analysis” and noted that the


Christopher Robin Brings Back Memories

By David DeMulle’ Winnie The Poo comes alive in Christopher Robin in a soft frightening way that brought memories of my childhood readings of the Poo series. But this story is different in that

View From The Rock

Straightening Out and Flying Right?

This is a vortex, I live here, I’m a reporter. Dum De Dum Dumm-Dumb!  Just when you think that some of our elected leaders have straightened out and are flying right, along comes another week. 

Crime Stats


Monica Rodriguez Supporter Distributes Divisive Document

Dave DePinto Communication to Councilmember Monica Rodriguez… Following is text of a letter I just sent to CD7, in reference to a publication that any moral, ethical elected official ought to renounce. This document was produced and paid for by a Monica Rodriguez supporter and is an insult to everyone in this District. We expect

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Coarse Culture Resurgent Racism

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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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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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