September 16, 2005
With the recent success of this summer's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," starring Johnny Depp, the video game industry decided to make a game of the aforementioned film by the same name. The characters are the same, the situations are the same in which the children get eliminated, but somehow things went terribly wrong. Using voiceover narrating and scary gothic animations to move the story along, you play as Charlie Bucket, a poor boy who wins one of five golden tickets in a candy bar and goes on a tour of the Wonka candy factory where the other four rotten children get into trouble.
June 30, 2005
An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Christopher Wilson on June 17 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in La Crescenta. Wilson is the oldest child of Craig and Melissa Wilson and a member of the Verdugo Hills Council Troop 390. He is a junior at Crescenta Valley High School where he is involved in the jazz band and varsity water polo team. Wilson began his scouting experience as a Cub Scout when he was 7 years old. In Boy Scouts, he has earned 29 merit badges and served as a senior patrol leader, quarter master and scribe.
July 21, 2005
Jan. 24, 1962 - July 10, 2005 Within a Christian home full of love and joy, Kathy Ster's soul has been lifted to the heavens, leaving behind a loving and caring family. Kathy, 43, passed away peacefully in her home in Leawood, Kan., surrounded by her loving family on the morning of Sunday, July 10. Services were held in Leawood on Wednesday. Kathy Ann Larsen was born Jan. 24, 1962 in Glendale. She was a product of Dunsmore Elementary School, Clark Junior High and Crescenta Valley High School.
May 22, 2008
An 18-year-old La Cañada man, Shawn David Hansen, was arrested at 9 a.m. May 16 near Crescenta Valley High School for battery on a peace officer and resisting a peace officer. According to a Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station report, while deputies were in the process of dealing with a male juvenile they had stopped due to a truancy issue, Hansen approached them from behind. He was smoking a cigarette, allegedly blew smoke in a deputy?s face and flicked ashes on his shoe. The deputy told Hansen to back away, he refused.
July 17, 2008
Although 76 trombones will not be leading the parade, over 100 youth and adults from the Foothills and Glendale area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be on stage performing Meredith Willson?s, ?The Music Man.?Four performances by two casts will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 24-26 at 7 p.m. There is also a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. The shows are free to the public and will take place at the LDS Church on 4550 Raymond Ave. in La Crescenta, located behind the Ralphs shopping plaza.
November 3, 2005
Amanda Mosher, who grew up in La Crescenta and still lives there, has been nominated as Best Performer for the 2005 L.A. Music Awards in the Female Singer/Songwriter category. Founded in 1991, the Annual L.A. Music Awards are the most prestigious local awards highlighting the independent music community (www.lamusicawards.com). Past nominees and winners include No Doubt, 311, System Of A Down, and the Black Eyed Peas. Judging was held at the Whiskey a Go Go club on Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood.
August 7, 2008
The Crescenta-Cañada Lions Club on July 24 honored six high school graduates, including three Crescenta Valley High School graduates, at its annual scholarship presentation. Members of the Lions Club, the scholarship recipients and their family members gathered at Grandview Palace in La Crescenta for the dinner and Lions Club meeting. According to the Crescenta-Cañada Lions Club President Art Rinaman, the scholarship recipients were chosen on the basis of need, excellence in academics, attitude and spirit, and community outreach.
July 13, 2006
Curtis McReynolds is the founder and president of 4-Ever Fit, Inc., La Crescenta's first personal training center. Like his parents and grandparents before him, he is a lifelong Crescenta Valley resident. McReynolds' great-grandparents settled in Montrose and built a home in 1929. For nearly 80 years, the family has continued to live and work in its hometown. One of the area's top youth athletes, he starred in baseball, football, basketball and soccer, leading his teams to numerous league, conference, city and divisional championships.