November 18, 2004
Nov. 4, 1969-Nov. 1, 2004 Bradley Charles Nickell, born and raised in La Crescenta, attended Monte Vista Elementary, Rosemont Jr. High and was a 1987 graduate of Crescenta Valley High School. His siblings, Kristine (Nickell) Poole, Brenda (Nickell) Cardinale, Troy and Trent Nickell also attended these same schools. His mother, Jette (Moller) Nickell and father, Charles Nickell were both first year graduates of Crescenta Valley High School. Brad played years of AYSO soccer, Little League and Babe Ruth baseball.
May 25, 2006
Following a proud family military tradition, the two youngest sons of Raymond Larsen and Linda Manzano-Larsen of La Crescenta, Robert and Michael Larsen, have entered the service of their country as United State Marines. Their father served during the Post Vietnam era with the California Air National Guard and both grandfathers served in World War II. Frank Manzano, maternal grandfather and resident of La Crescenta, served in Germany with the Allied Supreme Command, U.S. Army. Their paternal grandfather, Walter R. Larsen, served in the Navy in the Pacific theater.
December 10, 2009
Before hanging a Christmas light or placing a bulb on the tree, Crescenta Valley High School?s Prom Plus Committee invites neighbors to first visit some of the area?s most beautifully decorated houses as part of this year?s Holiday Tour of Homes. On Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests will get ideas on decorating their own home when they visit four local residences that have opened their doors for this annual event. The Collyer home at 2107 Lyans Drive in La Cañada is a grand remodel completed just over a year ago. Encompassing more than 7,500 square feet, the home features hardwood floors, open beam ceilings, multiple fireplaces and a home theater.
October 23, 2008
Rosemont Avenue in La Crescenta, several areas of Rosemont Middle School were vandalized with graffiti in the 4700 block between midnight and 2:40 a.m. on Sunday. Oak Grove Drive in La Cañada, an iPod was stolen from a bench next to a student at La Cañada High School in the 4400 block between 10 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 18. Teasley Street in La Crescenta, a political sign that was in the front yard of a home was damaged in the 2500 block between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Oct. 18. Teasley Street in La Crescenta, a purse along with several personal items were stolen from a home in the 2300 block 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Oct. 18. Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta, a witness reported seeing a white man in his late 20s take several cases of water, plumbing supplies and a generator from Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH)
November 30, 2006
LA CRESCENTA — Crescenta Valley High School's Prom Plus committee has announced that they will be rescheduling their home tour to Feb. 24. The tour has become an annual holiday tradition, but according to organizer Robin Goldsworthy, had to be postponed after one of the four featured homes had to withdraw on short notice. "We felt we couldn't provide the high quality event that the community has come to expect," she said, adding that securing the homes during the holidays has become more and more challenging over the years.
November 24, 2005
The following crime reports for La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Montrose were taken from the log at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. Sunday, Nov. 20 Person(s) unknown damaged the door frame of a house in the 1000 block of Descanso Drive in La Cañada and stole a Compaq flat screen computer monitor worth about $400 and a Hewlett Packard computer printer worth about $200 from the house. Saturday, Nov. 19 Person(s) unknown forged personal checks for more than $2,700 using the personal information of a resident of the 4000 block of Hampstead Road in La Cañada without authorization.
January 28, 2010
Mountain Avenue Elementary School students, many of whom were evacuated from their homes last week, were still able to dance and sing their way through Camelot on Saturday, Jan. 23 as they staged a musical theatre production of “King Arthur’s Quest” in partnership with the Missoula Children’s Theatre Program. With only one week to rehearse the show, it was almost cancelled when authorities closed the school on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday and they had no site to practice at. Crescenta Valley High School was able to offer their cafeteria after school and with only 12 hours of rehearsal, these 60 students performed two one-hour performances on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Roosevelt Middle School to a packed audience.
March 18, 2010
Four local youths earn Eagle rank Aaron Broberg , Jonathan Malmrose , Porter Bent Hansen and Samuel Clark will be presented at a Court of Honor at 5:30 p.m. March 21 at the LDS Church building at 4550 Raymond Ave., La Crecenta. Broberg , a 14-year-old eighth-grader at La Cañada High 7/8, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of Troop 398, associated with the La Cañada Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
September 10, 2009
Ten Years Ago The city of La Cañada Flintridge’s first city clerk, Pat Anderson, announced her retirement after 22 years. A longtime La Cañada resident, Anderson accepted the City Hall job in 1977, shortly after the city incorporated. Twenty Years Ago An idea to include a four-plex, 800-seat movie theater in the proposed Sport Chalet complex met with opposition from local residents who said the theater would attract too many people from outside the community who would bring traffic, parking and crime problems with them.