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By Mary O’Keefe | July 31, 2008
La Cañada residents are invited to attend an evening of education and outreach that will also be attended by Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station personnel, California Highway Patrol, city officials as well as organizations that help in the prevention of crime on National Night Out next Tuesday. La Cañada residents? National Night Out will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 on Manistee Drive, above Foothill Boulevard just east of Ocean View Boulevard. Manistee is a cul-de-sac that will be closed for the event.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | January 19, 2011
Area residents joined deputies on Tuesday at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station in an effort to help fill local blood banks. A Red Cross bloodmobile remained parked at the station from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the local installment of the fifth annual Battle of the Badges contest, a friendly competition among Southern California public-safety agencies to raise awareness of the year-round need for blood donations. This is the second year that local deputies have participated in the Battle of the Badges, and by early afternoon, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Jorge Valdivia said the station was on track to meet or beat last year's total of 28 donors.
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By Carolyn Neuhausen, Special to the Valley Sun | May 23, 2011
Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station patrol officers, along with their counterparts from other law enforcement agencies, are on the lookout for unbelted drivers and passengers around the clock in a campaign that started Monday and runs through June 5. Although officers ticket seat-belt violators year-round, law enforcement groups specially enforce the state’s mandatory seat belt law in late May because it is generally a peak time for road travel,...
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By Daniel Siegal | September 2, 2012
Afghanistan. Iraq. The Berlin Wall. And now, La Cañada Flintridge. Steven Gross' military career has taken him around the world, and his 20-plus years of service in law enforcement have landed him as the second-in-command at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, serving under Capt. Dave Silversparre. Gross, 47, continues to serve in the Air Force reserves even as he patrols La Cañada and La Crescenta. But he says he's enjoying his run at the Crescenta Valley Station. “As you can imagine, not all communities are the same,” Gross said.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | July 20, 2011
Program is intended to remind kids to follow the rules. La Cañada kids out and about this summer might attract some attention from a usually unwelcome source - law enforcement officials. Only this time, they're getting recognized for doing the safe and smart thing, and instead of a ticket, they'll get a free 7-Eleven Slurpee. For the sixth consecutive year, the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station is participating in 7-Eleven Operation Chill. The retailer provides law enforcement officials with coupons for free Slurpees that they can give out to kids they see following the rules, like riding a bike with a helmet or using a crosswalk.
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September 16, 2004
Measure on Nov. 2 ballot would give $560 million a year to Los Angeles County law enforcement agencies. By Jake Armstrong Saying the lives of "10 million people are in the hands of 22,500 cops in Los Angeles County," Sheriff Lee Baca and other law enforcement officials last Friday gathered to urge voter support for a half-cent sales tax increase that would put 5,000 additional officers on the streets. At a press conference at Eagle Rock High School, across the street from the scene of a gang-related shooting earlier this year, Baca, Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton and Glendale Police Chief Randy Adams said the sales tax increase, Measure A on the Nov. 2 ballot, would allow all law enforcement agencies in the county to add officers and expand operations.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 12, 2011
California gun enthusiasts will be keeping their pistols not just in their holsters, but completely out of view, as Assembly Bill 144 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday. The bill, which was introduced by Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) with support from law enforcement statewide, bans the open carry of unloaded handguns in California, effective Jan. 1. “Open carry” is the term used to describe the carrying a gun openly in public, as opposed to “concealed carry.” Since becoming a state in 1850, California has permitted legal open carry of unloaded weapons.
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By Seth Amitin | November 13, 2009
[Update] A 9-year-old La Cañada Elementary School student reported missing by school officials to law enforcement at 1:25 p.m. Thursday was found about 15 minutes later walking on the onramp of the Glendale (2) Freeway at Verdugo Boulevard, authorities said. When Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station personnel arrived at the Encinas Drive campus after receiving the school's call, officials at the school reported the student had last been missing since 12:30 p.m. After it was discovered that the child was missing, the school was put on lockdown, Lt. Larry Landreth said.
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August 25, 2005
I think that Mr. Tanabe must be waiting for his huge vote of thanks from the fine people of La Cañada for pointing out that our dedicated law enforcement officers are certainly not qualified to provide the general public with advice and recommendations based on their years of experience and COMMON SENSE in dealing with all matters of public safety and concern. Mr. Tanabe apparently feels that HE is more qualified to tell the good citizens of this community that they are better off NOT listening to such professionals and should be more inclined to follow his teachings - based on years of personal experience, I am sure.
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By Anita S. Brenner | October 24, 2013
In 1970, a classmate left the UCLA law school after dark. She was kidnapped at gunpoint, raped repeatedly, and released at 3 a.m. She called the police. The male officers took her to the ER where she was seen by a male resident. She cried during the exam. For the next week, one male member of the LAPD night shift repeatedly called the victim between 1 and 4 a.m. to request more details. Did the assailant climax? Did you? What color were your panties? Were you a virgin? She was ashamed.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | March 20, 2013
Steven Cronkhite was a freshman at La Cañada High School when he started a career in law enforcement. As a member of an Explorer post affiliated with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the La Cañada Flintridge resident rode along with deputies and assisted a boy who was suffering a seizure. The Boy Scouts of America Learning for Life program recently awarded him the Explorer Leadership Award. Cronkhite, now 22, is a civilian advisor and hopes to one day become a deputy sheriff.
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By Peter Day | November 15, 2012
Three incidents in the past eight months have led La Cañada schools to institute new rules for on-campus interaction between students and police. At an Oct. 30 meeting the La Cañada Unified School District board of trustees voted to back regulations that would require administrators to warn students of their right to remain silent, demand that police either have a warrant or good cause to interview a student, encourage warrants to be served at...
COMMUNITY
By Daniel Siegal | September 2, 2012
Afghanistan. Iraq. The Berlin Wall. And now, La Cañada Flintridge. Steven Gross' military career has taken him around the world, and his 20-plus years of service in law enforcement have landed him as the second-in-command at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, serving under Capt. Dave Silversparre. Gross, 47, continues to serve in the Air Force reserves even as he patrols La Cañada and La Crescenta. But he says he's enjoying his run at the Crescenta Valley Station. “As you can imagine, not all communities are the same,” Gross said.
COMMUNITY
June 27, 2012
Ten Years Ago La Cañada Flintridge resident Brock Turner was named to succeed Bart Dickins as head varsity softball coach at La Cañada High School. Twenty Years Ago “That's Entertainment” was the theme for the ninth annual Pops Concert staged at La Cañada Presbyterian Church. Director was Paul Mayo. Thirty Years Ago See's Candies in La Cañada was closed for a day to make repairs after burglars knocked out a wall, entered the building, cut open the safe and got away with $4,500 in cash.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | May 12, 2012
A rash of home burglaries last week and recent incidents of mail theft have law enforcement stepping up patrols in La Cañada Flintridge. Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Capt. Dave Silversparre said his officers are receiving backup from patrols conducted by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, a division of the U.S. Justice Department that assists local law enforcement. “They'll be doing all sorts of patrols at peak times we have identified, in marked and unmarked cars,” Silversparre said.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 12, 2011
California gun enthusiasts will be keeping their pistols not just in their holsters, but completely out of view, as Assembly Bill 144 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday. The bill, which was introduced by Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) with support from law enforcement statewide, bans the open carry of unloaded handguns in California, effective Jan. 1. “Open carry” is the term used to describe the carrying a gun openly in public, as opposed to “concealed carry.” Since becoming a state in 1850, California has permitted legal open carry of unloaded weapons.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | July 20, 2011
Program is intended to remind kids to follow the rules. La Cañada kids out and about this summer might attract some attention from a usually unwelcome source - law enforcement officials. Only this time, they're getting recognized for doing the safe and smart thing, and instead of a ticket, they'll get a free 7-Eleven Slurpee. For the sixth consecutive year, the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station is participating in 7-Eleven Operation Chill. The retailer provides law enforcement officials with coupons for free Slurpees that they can give out to kids they see following the rules, like riding a bike with a helmet or using a crosswalk.
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By Carolyn Neuhausen, Special to the Valley Sun | May 23, 2011
Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station patrol officers, along with their counterparts from other law enforcement agencies, are on the lookout for unbelted drivers and passengers around the clock in a campaign that started Monday and runs through June 5. Although officers ticket seat-belt violators year-round, law enforcement groups specially enforce the state’s mandatory seat belt law in late May because it is generally a peak time for road travel,...
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | January 19, 2011
Area residents joined deputies on Tuesday at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station in an effort to help fill local blood banks. A Red Cross bloodmobile remained parked at the station from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the local installment of the fifth annual Battle of the Badges contest, a friendly competition among Southern California public-safety agencies to raise awareness of the year-round need for blood donations. This is the second year that local deputies have participated in the Battle of the Badges, and by early afternoon, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Jorge Valdivia said the station was on track to meet or beat last year's total of 28 donors.
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