March 18, 2004
The Flyers/Arroyo United Panthers, a La Cañada Flintridge- based youth soccer team, won its second championship of the year earlier this month at the Blast Spring Invitational in San Bernardino. The Panthers, competing in the boys under 12 category, were undefeated in four games, winning the championship in their division. They registered back-to-back 3-1 victories on Saturday, the tournament's opening day, defeating Alianza F.C. and the host Blast Soccer Club. On Sunday, the Panthers bested the Rampage, scoring two second half goals for a come-from-behind 2-1 win. On Sunday evening, the Panthers faced the only other unbeaten team in the tournament's white division, ProtEgE, The result was a hard fought 2-2 tie. The championship was decided in the very next match and the Blast Soccer Club played ProtEgE to a 1-1 draw.
July 28, 2006
Better know as Fong to most of her friends, Yim Fong Lai first learned to draw portraits of Chinese opera performers when she was growing up in Hong Kong. She began to use different media on her artwork when she took art curriculum at Pasadena City College, where she won a Superior Achievement Award and later a scholarship to study at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In the early 1980s, she took advanced art studies from the China National Academy of Fine Arts in Hang Zhou, China.
August 18, 2005
Lizzy Villa and Astrid Castaneda led the Crescenta Valley Soccer Club Under 19 Girls' Soccer team to its second tournament championship this summer. Last weekend, the girls came away with the title at the Nike-Arsenal Gunners Cup in San Bernardino as Villa notched three goals and an assists during the tournament while Castaneda added two goals, including the go-ahead score in the championship match. The CVSC squad, which won the Wolfpack k Invitational in July, began its title run at the Arsenal Cup with a 1-0 victory over the La Verne Lazers.
May 8, 2008
Congressman Adam Schiff is convinced his seven-year battle to order a federal study of including local hillside land in the Santa Monica Mountains recreation areas has come to a close. A bill including his proposed study of the Rim of the Valley corridor has been sent to President George W. Bush. “I think he’s going to sign it,” Schiff told the Valley Sun. The local congressman launched his effort seven years ago to have the corridor studied for possible preservation efforts.
October 4, 2007
Members of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station and the community are mourning the sudden loss of Deputy Mike Carney. Carney, 34, died of an apparent heart attack on Friday evening at his home in San Bernardino. “There was no warning,” said Sgt. Randy Sulstrom of the local station, “and no history of heart problems that we had heard of.” Carney had complained of not feeling well on Wednesday while at work at the Crescenta Valley station.
December 8, 2005
The Crescenta Valley Soccer Club's boys Under 10 Team has improved steadily over the past months. Finishing the Coast Soccer League season with three straight victories, the team prepares to play in the Coast Soccer League Cup Tournament. As a newly formed team of players in the Crescenta Valley area, the boys have battled hard to hone their soccer skills. Playing in Torrance last month, the team advanced from pool play with a win and a tie. The team first beat the Morena Valley Heat in a 1-0 nail biter.
February 8, 2007
Evan Key has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by JPL Troop 509. He began his Boy Scout adventure 12 years ago in first grade as a tiger cub in Pack 515 at Palm Crest Elementary School. He was an energetic cub scout, earning numerous awards, including the Arrow of Light award. Key joined Troop 509 in February 2000 and has been one of the most active scouts in the troop. He participated on 67 outings and camped 104 nights with the troop, including summer camps at Lost Valley and Camp Cherry Valley five times.
June 30, 2010
Residents affected by the Station fire and subsequent winter debris flows could receive significant tax relief under a bill by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino that passed a key committee last week. The "Disaster Relief Bill" — co-authored by Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries (R-Lake Elsinore) — would provide state property tax breaks to homeowners who have to repair or rebuild in the wake of natural disasters. "When people suffer property loss in their homes, that's an emotional assault on one's place for safety," Portantino said.
November 7, 2012
Carol Liu has represented La Cañada Flintridge for 20 years, first as a City Council member, then in the state Assembly and now as a state senator. On Tuesday night Liu won the race to represent the city - and a Senate district stretching along the foothills from Burbank to San Bernardino County - for four more years. Liu topped GOP rival Gil Gonzales 62% to 38%. At a Democratic victory party in Pasadena on Tuesday night, Liu said the victory gives her “the confidence to continue with my agenda, which has not changed since I was first elected.” Her priorities, she said, are “education, environment and infrastructure.” Gonzales praised his rival and said the run for office was a positive experience.