• BBQ Fundraiser For Fire Victims

    Neighbors gathered to show support to the two neighbors who’s homes were destroyed in the LaTuna Fire. The event is an on going success. Approx. 100 people showed up and later in the afternoon

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  • Body in a Barrel Found off Freeway

    Another body was found dumped on La Tuna Canyon Rd Sunday evening. An un-named source stated the body was found stuffed into a 50-gallon drum and rolled down the embankment. It had been there for

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Local News


Camp Louis Routh in Flames Again

With the weather getting colder and damp, a homeless group accidentally set fire to the camp officers’ mess and two out-buildings. The way this is going, there won’t be any camp left. LAFD 77,


“Leech Valley”

Grabbing any kind of relaxation you can in the field.

Part-1 by John Blue I have always said to family, friends, vets, doctors and VA folks that I’d gotten my strange jungle fevers in a little place in Vietnam we bush GIs called “LEECH VALLEY.” I got the idea they never believed me. “Leeches that hunted down and attacked humans?!” Maybe it was one reason

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CV Sierra Club Group Present an Iceland and Greenland Adventure

A church in Stykkisholmur Snaefellsnes, Iceland.

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group will present, Terri Hill’s, Iceland and Greenland Adventure, on November 14 at 7:30 pm at the Los Angeles County Public Library, La Crescenta, located at 2809 Foothill Boulevard, La Crescenta, California 91214. Terri Hill is an amateur photographer and geology enthusiast. She was lucky enough to travel all over

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Home From War


by Sherri Kukla He came home from the war a different man. It was the 1970s. It wasn’t his first tour of duty in Viet Nam, but it was his worst. He left behind friends. Some known dead, some presumed and some simply missing. His duties in that war on that particular assignment caused him

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Moving Can be Dangerous


by Sherri Kukla The guy-in-the-garage had a dream for years. To live in the desert. Many years ago we moved out of the city to the mountains but it was just a step to get us closer to the goal. A few short years later we were packing and preparing to move to the desert

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Not Wired to Multi-task


by Sherri Kukla Anything the guy-inthe-garage needs while I’m on deadline is never too much to ask. Today for instance. Just a few pages away from being done, he’s caught up with proofreading and heads down to his shop. I’m hard at work. My phone rings. A call from his shop. “Did I leave my

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Crime Sats


Crime Stats

Burglary 11/03/17 02:35 AM 8600 BLOCK OF FOOTHILL BL Theft 11/02/17 06:00 PM 10500 BLOCK OF MCCLEMONT AV Robbery 11/01/17 05:30 PM 00 BLOCK OF MOUNT GLEASON AV AND BIG TUJUNGA Other 11/02/17


Andrea Anderson, Organist and Music
Coordinator for the Holy Redeemer
Catholic Church, Montrose.

Community Christmas Organ Concert and Creche Display

A Community Christmas Concert and Crèche Display is being hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/La Crescenta Stake with the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church of Montrose and the

View From The Rock


It’s that time of year, again

Twice a year I go through this bitter-sweet reality that I’m outliving those around me, those that actually meant something to me and those who actually did something for our country. I watch

Movie Reviews


Movie Review: Thor: Ragnarok

by Bob Garver It’s been over two years since we’ve seen Thor (Chris Hemsworth), which seems like forever in Marvel Cinematic Universe time. He missed the dissolution of The Avengers in “Captain


13 years old this week!

Dear Editor, I was at Coco’s last week and was looking at your newspaper. It said “Telling the truth for over 12 years.” That’s right, I was at the Rotary club when you brought in the first edition. What a roller coaster this has been. Congrats on 13 years of telling it the way it

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A voice in the wilderness!

Dear Editor, Regarding the recently published article by Sonia Tatulian’s tabloid written by Eddie Rivera about you: I could not decide whether to laugh, or to just feel anger that “her editor” is not performing investigative journalism. This “article” was not an opinion piece; it was slander, a crime — plain and simple — published

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Sidewalk Waste is a City Business

This past Sunday I was out with my friend, Anne. We were walking our dogs, and as we look across the street there was a homeless man, middle of the day, dropping his pants to leave an odious substance in the street. Now, I’m a pretty forgiving person; I understand people have needs, and some

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Stakeholder Blasts City Over Wildfire Inaction

On scene at 12:45 pm, Sept. 01, 2017 - start of the fire.

An open letter to Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Council Monica Rodriguez and the City of Los Angeles The La Tuna/Tujunga fire that broke out on September 1, 2017, the air support and crews were definitely our heroes of this battle due to the difficult terrain. However the air response time from the City of Los

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Jerry Poppink Perspective

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Robert Michael (Bobby) Lockwood

Robert Michael (Bobby) Lockwood, 70, died in North Hills, CA on September 15, 2017. A USMC-SS veteran, he served as a scout sniper in the 2nd Battalion 1st Marines. He was awarded the Combat Service Medal, along with many others medals and ribbons during his three tours served in Vietnam. Bobby was born on July

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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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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


Pickled Red Onions


by Chef Randy By using red onions, these slightly sweet pickled onions take on a deep red rose coloring and look beautiful in a jar in the fridge. They also look amazing when plated. I like to serve these as a condiment with my Flautas and/or Pupusas. They are also awesome in salads and on

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Hearty Quinoa Burger


by Chef Randy Are you tired of the mas-produced veggie burger patties found at your favorite grocery store? Tired of the garden burgers foisted on you as the only choice at your favorite drive-thru? Take a look at the quinoa burger recipe below. This one is delicious, nutritious and wonderfully different. Make it ahead of

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French Onion Soup


by Chef Randy This is a very satisfying onion soup recipe. Serve it with or without the French bread and the Gruyere cheese top. The potato peel broth is a separate recipe in itself and is good to make ahead of time for those cold nights or afternoons when you want a tasty homemade soup

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Croissant Sandwich


by Chef Randy For a complete breakfast, I serve this with a side of country-style fried potatoes and fresh orange juice. For lunch, I serve with a side of pasta salad. ‘Nuff said. Ingredients: 8 tablespoons prepared pesto (divided) 2 medium tomatoes (sliced) Salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste 2 avocados (peeled, pit

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MushroomLentil Pâté


by Chef Randy When I hear the word pâté, I picture a slice of toasted baguette with a modicum of creamy pâté spread on top. Until recently, I hadn’t considered making my own because I thought it had to be made with liver and that it took a lot of prep time. By using mushrooms,

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