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April 11, 2012
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Marcelo Ruiz, who works out of the Crescenta Valley sheriff's station, recently received the Attorney General's Certificate of Peace Officer Valor for his actions in September 2011, when he used his patrol car to safely stop a runaway vehicle in La Crescenta. On Sept. 22 Ruiz and other officers tried to stop a car for speeding on Foothill Boulevard when the driver indicated through her gestures that her brakes had failed and she could not slow the car. She turned onto Pennsylvania Avenue, where Ruiz sped ahead of her and then positioned his patrol car directly in front of the runaway and slowly brought both to a safe stop.
NEWS
September 26, 2012
Local law enforcement agencies and the Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition are sponsoring a prescription drug take-back event from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. Residents are encouraged to drop off medications that have expired or that are no longer needed at the Rite Aid stores at 2647 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta, 657 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge and 2037 Verdugo Road in Montrose. Expired or unneeded medications can be dropped off at any time at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, 4554 Briggs Avenue, La Crescenta.
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | February 28, 2013
LA CANADA - Offense will have to be the tone setter for the La Cañada High softball team this season, and the Spartans certainly knew that in their season opener with Crescenta Valley High Thursday. Both sides combined for a ton of offense, but it was La Cañada's 13 hits with four players posting multi-hit games that led it past Crescenta Valley, 10-6. “I'm very happy, you put up 10 runs against a team like CV in the first game of the year [it's good],” La Cañada Coach KC Mathews said.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 26, 2013
PASADENA - Things have come together quite nicely for the La Cañada High boys' golf team during the first month of the season. With lofty expectations which include winning the program's first state tournament, the Spartans have adjusted well thus far having won two tournaments and compiling an unblemished record. La Cañada continued its winning ways Tuesday afternoon, as sophomore Collin Morikawa shot a two-over-par 72 to help the visiting Spartans earn a 384-433 nonleague victory against rival Crescenta Valley at Brookside Golf Course No. 2. “We have gotten off to an amazing start, plus we like our depth,” said Morikawa, who earned medalist honors and is the reigning All-Area Boys' Golfer of the Year after leading the Spartans (9-0)
SPORTS
April 6, 2006
When La Cañada freshman Mike Perry parred the ninth hole in a nonleague match against Crescenta Valley at Pasadena's Brookside Golf Course on March 29, he gave the Spartans the margin they needed for a 203-206 victory. La Cañada improved to 7-2 overall and remained 1-0 in league. Because of spring break, no matches are scheduled until next week. La Cañada will play South Pasadena at Brookside next Tuesday in league at 2 p.m. and then will host San Marino next Thursday at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club in a 3 p.m. league contest.
SPORTS
By Mark Gero | September 13, 2007
It was a new beginning for Head Coach Rich Wheeler and his La Cañada High School varsity football team. With most of his previous year’s team having departed due to graduation, it was a new start — not just to get the team going again, but to get ready for the challenge of winning the Rio Hondo League title once again. With a tough schedule leading up to their opening Oct. 12 league match against San Marino, Wheeler first will have to contend with five rough pre-season games.
SPORTS
By Parimal M. Rohit | December 6, 2007
Golden Knight Nick Swart must have felt like he was playing out on the field by himself. Over a five-minute stretch, the senior forward scored two goals and assisted on two others. Falcon goalkeeper Michael Bond was left hung out to dry on several occasions during the first half, as St. Francis scored four goals in the first nine minutes of the game. The Golden Knights (2-0) would add one more goal before the half was over, but the quick strikes by Swart and junior teammate Nick Rihn (two goals, one assist)
SPORTS
June 22, 2006
The Crescenta Valley Soccer Club Girls Under 14 team journeyed north to play in the San Francisco Cup soccer tournament over Memorial Day weekend. In the opening match, CV faced a scrappy Legacy Extreme team from Davis. Gusting, chilly winds impacted the play of both teams as usually accurate passes were blown long or wide of the mark, resulting in a scoreless defensive struggle. Finally, in the 56th minute, Brittany Johnson left-footed a laser-like shot into the back of the Davis net for a 1-0 Crescenta Valley victory.
FEATURES
September 18, 2008
La Cañada did their best last Thursday night but a strong throwing game by Crescenta Valley and an offense that struggled to put together yards downed the Spartans, 39-7, on Moyse Field at Glendale College. The Spartans weren’t able to get their offense going until late in the game, with quarterbacks Duke McCaffrey and Dale Robbins going 0-for-6 with an interception on their first six pass attempts. Late in the game, Robbins connected on two passes, finishing the game 2-for-5 with 52 yards.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | November 10, 2012
While goals vary from race to race, the unifying objective for Saturday's CIF Southern Section cross-country preliminaries at Mt. San Antonio College was to advance to the following week's CIF Southern Section Finals. It was a goal that local squads Crescenta Valley, Flintridge Sacred Heart and Flintridge Prep met with little trouble as all three now head into the biggest week of the season. “The good thing for us is that we're in Division V and so we can relax a bit at prelims and not have to worry like the teams in Division I,” Flintridge Prep boys Coach Ingrid Herskind said.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | May 3, 2014
LA CRESCENTA - While the 16-team Crescenta Valley High boys' volleyball tournament featured only three local varsity squads in St. Francis, Crescenta Valley and La Cañada, the area wasn't without its strong efforts, led by the Golden Knights. St. Francis took advantage of the mini-break from Mission League play to go 3-0 Saturday afternoon and capture the silver division crown after a come-from-behind, 22-25, 25-20, 15-12 victory over West Covina at Crescenta Valley. “You know you work hard all year and it's nice to get a win,” said St. Francis Coach Mark Frazee, who was missing two starters and three total players because of SAT testing.
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SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 30, 2014
PASADENA - There appears to be a healthy respect in the rivalry between the La Cañada High and Crescenta Valley boys' golf teams. The Spartans and Falcons normally compete against each other multiple times during the regular season before both teams compete in the same division of the CIF Southern Section playoffs. With their respective league tournaments on deck, La Cañada and Crescenta Valley met Wednesday in a nonleague match. With strong winds whipping up across the course and debris covering parts of the greens, La Cañada received a one-under-par 35 from Collin Morikawa to earn a 190-213 victory at Brookside Golf Course No. 1. “It's just a good test when you go up against CV and we try to play a tough schedule,” said La Cañada first-year Coach Rich Wheeler, who guided the Spartans (19-3)
NEWS
By Sara Cardine,sara.cardine@latimes.com | February 27, 2014
Greg Foley had a vision in mind last year when he began ripping out the beautifully green grass in the frontyard of his La Crescenta home. Neighbors were leery, but he had a mission to replace the water-wasting sod with something more suitable to California's dry climate - succulents. "I was raised in the Midwest, where everybody has green grass," Foley explained. "Here, that's crazy. We live in a desert. Why are we wasting all this water?" He replaced half his lawn with drought-tolerant plantings, and is now working on completing the project.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan | December 5, 2013
The Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition will launch a new name Friday during its last quarterly meeting of the year, where Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will be the guest speaker, discussing marijuana use. The organization, established in 2010, will now be known as the CV Alliance. For the past few years, the coalition has aimed to foster awareness of drug use among local teens and provide parents and their children with resources as it works to build a drug-free community.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | November 28, 2013
What is the goal and dream for nearly every team and individual cross-country runner has become a reality for the Flintridge Prep boys' and girls' cross-country squads, along with the Crescenta Valley High boys and La Cañada High's Anna Frederich. All of the aforementioned competitors earned a berth to Saturday's CIF State Cross-Country championships at Fresno's Woodward Park. Flintridge Prep's girls are slated for the Division V championships at 11:45 a.m., while the boys conclude the day at 1:25 p.m. Flintridge Prep is attempting to become the first school since Palos Verdes in Division III to win both a boys' and girls' team title in the same season in 2011 and the first-ever Division V program to complete the feat since the creation of the division at the state level in 1996.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | October 15, 2013
OXNARD - Melissa Leo arrived at River Ridge Golf Club's Vineyard Course on Tuesday with no pressure. With the wind howling, the La Cañada High girls' golfer came into the Pacific League individual final looking to record a top-eight finish and advance to the postseason. Her course management and calm demeanor helped her net a fine result. Leo finished with three birdies and shot a two-over-par 74 to place second in the 18-hole event. “I wanted to come out here and play my best,” said Leo, who was one of eight from the field of 18 to advance to the CIF Southern Section Individual Regional on Oct. 28 at River Ridge.
NEWS
September 20, 2013
New businesses in the Crescenta Valley area got to know their neighbors a little better on Wednesday night. The 13th annual Foothills Community Business Expo at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital allowed residents to tour booths for about 67 local businesses and organizations and network with other professionals. The event attracted about 500 people. Entertainment, food samples, refreshments and document shredding services rounded out the night. The Crescenta Valley, La Cañada Flintridge, and Montrose-Verdugo City chambers of commerce sponsored the event with the hospital.  -- Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly . ALSO: Neighbors yell 'cut' on filming in La Cañada La Cañada Crime: intoxicated movie-goer thrown out of theater Sheriff's deputies investigate dog poisoning incident
NEWS
August 21, 2013
Explorers at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station earned top honors on Saturday at the 2013 X Games. The competition, hosted by the Boy Scouts' Learning for Life division, called on young Police Explorers to tackle challenges on burglaries, active shooters, suspicious packages and other public safety incidents. Crescenta Valley Explorers won first-place awards in the officer ambush, felony traffic stop and burglary now categories. The group has netted 18 trophies in three competitions this year.
NEWS
By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | August 7, 2013
Armed with free ice cream and other giveaways, local public safety officials mingled with La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Montrose residents on Tuesday during a National Night Out celebration hosted by the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. Sheriff's deputies joined Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters, California Highway Patrol officers, Montrose Search and Rescue and Sheriff's station volunteers for the event at Ralphs Fresh Fare Market in La Crescenta. An occasion marked in thousands of communities around United States, National Night Out is intended to strengthen community bonds and raise residents' awareness of what they can do to prevent crime.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com, Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | July 24, 2013
As home prices rise across Southern California, buyers face stiff competition in La Cañada Flintridge and surrounding areas. Phyllis Harb, with Prudential California Realty in La Cañada, said there is a shortage of homes on the market, which could be a problem for buyers looking for a deal. "Affordable homes are selling very quickly," she said. "Most are selling for well over asking price. " The number of foreclosures and short sales in the city have fallen "dramatically," she added.
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