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By Jennifer Berry | September 30, 2005
The playground at Mountain Avenue Elementary was deserted Friday afternoon. School was in session, but even though no rain was forecasted the school was on a rainy day schedule. Teachers and administrators had students eat and play indoors in an effort to keep them away from ash from the Castaways fire burning through acres of chaparral covering the Verdugo Mountains above the city of Burbank. The blaze broke out in the Burbank hills above Castaways restaurant at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
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By Charles Cooper | July 19, 2007
"I remain committed to the efforts to preserve the Verdugo Hills Golf Course and we will continue to look at funding options on the city, county and state level," Los Angeles Councilwoman Wendy Gruel said this week. A number of local residents wanting to preserve the course have expressed concern about the news that owners MWH Development Corporation have submitted a new plan for the property that eliminates any recreation use. A committee has formed, with Crescenta Valley leaders Richard Toyon and Sharon Hales as members, to advocate for preservation of the property.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | July 17, 2008
It was a muggy Saturday night in the Foothills. We were out for a walk, the dog and I. Silent lightning flashed beyond the Arroyo. An owl hooted. Miss Audrey Hepburn strained at her leash. Strange weather, I said to Miss Hepburn. Yes, came the unexpected reply. It was not Miss Hepburn. It was her. The Anonymous Source. The Source handed me a brown paper bag, smiled, and then she was gone. I opened the bag and saw a manuscript. The date was 1935. I looked again and realized it was pay dirt — W. D. Chawner’s Caltech master’s thesis on the Great Montrose Flood of 1934!
NEWS
October 13, 2012
Descanso Gardens officials on Saturday showed the public the site of a planned new feature: a four-acre oak woodland celebrating the habitat native to the Verdugo Mountains. Descanso recently acquired $150,000 to develop the area, which had been overrun by eucalyptus. Garden officials will host a public meeting addressing the plans from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Van de Kamp Hall at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. For more information, visit www.descansogardens.or g or call (818)
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By Charles Cooper | December 13, 2007
The long-debated proposal to study the Rim of the Valley Corridor for possible addition to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area has passed the House of Representatives. The principal advocate of the study is Rep. Adam Schiff. His bill was folded into a larger measure ordering the Department of the Interior to study various areas for possible preservation. Schiff, who has been fighting for the study for the past several years, agreed to its inclusion in HR 3998, authored by Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | January 18, 2007
Hillside development proposals past, present and future were the topic for this month's meeting of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley. The main speaker for the evening was Marc Stirdivant, a founder of the VOICE (Volunteers Organized in Conserving the Environment) organization, which spent several years fighting the proposed Oakmont V development. Stirdivant said he had never been a community activist before moving to Glendale. "I couldn't even tell you who my council members were," he said.
FEATURES
By Charles Cooper | 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.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | January 9, 2013
Nearly all of the more than 5,000 respondents to a proposed plan to add a huge swath of wilderness to the national parks system are in favor the idea, federal officials said. About 100 of the responses were against putting the so-called Rim of the Valley under federal parks protection, many of them representing groups who fear an extensive trails system could interfere with established activities, such as gun ranges, according to Anne Dove, the study's project manager. The proposal could end up putting more than 490,000 acres under federal protection from development and keep the areas open for recreational use. The so-called Rim of the Valley study contains two preliminary options for adding all or some of the mountains encircling the San Fernando, La Crescenta, Santa Clarita, Simi and Conejo valleys to the national parks system.
SPORTS
October 6, 2005
The La Canada High cross country teams launched their 2005 Rio Hondo League campaign by winning three of four races at their opening league meet held at Crescenta Valley Park on Sept. 27. The boys' varsity and junior varsity teams and the girls' junior varsity squad won their races while the varsity girls, sporting a 10-year undefeated league record, saw that streak come to an end. South Pasadena edged the varsity girls 37-45 (low score wins). The varsity boys, returning league champs, squeezed by the Tigers, 47-57.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | July 17, 2008
It was a muggy Saturday night in the Foothills. We were out for a walk, the dog and I. Silent lightning flashed beyond the Arroyo. An owl hooted. Miss Audrey Hepburn strained at her leash. Strange weather, I said to Miss Hepburn. Yes, came the unexpected reply. It was not Miss Hepburn. It was her. The Anonymous Source. The Source handed me a brown paper bag, smiled, and then she was gone. I opened the bag and saw a manuscript. The date was 1935. I looked again and realized it was pay dirt — W. D. Chawner’s Caltech master’s thesis on the Great Montrose Flood of 1934!
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By Charles Cooper | July 19, 2007
"I remain committed to the efforts to preserve the Verdugo Hills Golf Course and we will continue to look at funding options on the city, county and state level," Los Angeles Councilwoman Wendy Gruel said this week. A number of local residents wanting to preserve the course have expressed concern about the news that owners MWH Development Corporation have submitted a new plan for the property that eliminates any recreation use. A committee has formed, with Crescenta Valley leaders Richard Toyon and Sharon Hales as members, to advocate for preservation of the property.
NEWS
By Jennifer Berry | September 30, 2005
The playground at Mountain Avenue Elementary was deserted Friday afternoon. School was in session, but even though no rain was forecasted the school was on a rainy day schedule. Teachers and administrators had students eat and play indoors in an effort to keep them away from ash from the Castaways fire burning through acres of chaparral covering the Verdugo Mountains above the city of Burbank. The blaze broke out in the Burbank hills above Castaways restaurant at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
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