• Fireworks Over The Fireworks

    by David De Mullé Every year since 2005, the 4th of July fireworks program has had its fair share of arguments and dispute. This year is no different. The Pyro Spectacular fireworks company that

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Local News


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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Sherri’s Turn


Missing dads. Multiple half and step siblings. Prison waiting rooms. Homeless shelters. Small motel rooms rented by the week. Sleeping in a garage. Sleeping in a car. Missing parents. Drugs. Alcohol. Financial problems. Suicide. Abuse. These are the facts of life for too many. And when it’s kids who are forced to deal with these

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Wheel Throwing 101

Wheel throwing

In this class, beginning students will enjoy a hands-on experience learning how to throw on the potter’s wheel. This exclusive class, just for beginners, will cover how to wedge clay, center clay on the wheel and throw a bowl (or two, or more!) as well as trim, finish and glaze. Students will take home their

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Metaphysical And Artisan Faire in La Crescenta


SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY, JUNE 10 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Come enjoy the day with holistic teachers, healers, and Artisans with their unique products, all combined in one event. Introducing the authors who’ll be available to speak to you about their book and for purchase: AUTHORS AND THEIR BOOK: *Author: Barbara Schiffman: “The Akashic Muse” *Author:

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Crime Sats


Crime Stats

Burglary 06/15/17 06:00 PM 9400 BLOCK OF FOOTHILL BL Robbery 06/04/17 07:15 PM 10000 BLOCK OF SAMOA AV Theft 06/14/17 11:00 PM 10300 BLOCK OF COMMERCE AV Theft 06/07/17 09:30 AM 10600 BLOCK OF


Boys choir in front of their school.

Boys Choir to Perform in Pasadena

Spain’s premier boychoir, Escolania de Montserrat, founded in the Catalonia region in the 13th century and considered one of Europe’s oldest continuously operating boychoirs and music schools,

View From The Rock


Excitement of 4th Of July Parade

I would never have believed it if I didn’t see it. The community is actually coming together and everybody is having FUN in between all the work. We’ve got our annual 4th of July parade that the

Movie Reviews


Movie Review: The Mummy

by Bob Garver “The Mummy” is the first official entry in the “Dark Universe,” a franchise where Universal aims to revive its classic movie monsters and have them mingle. Think of it as a


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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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


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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Roasted Asparagus With Mustard Vinaigrette


by Chef Randy This is an elegant crowd pleaser and very easy to make. The roasted asparagus gets a kick from the mustard and white wine vinaigrette. The toasted pepita seeds add crunchy texture. I like to serve this as either a nice starter or as a side dish at an elaborate family dinner. Ingredients:

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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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