I read the article, "News stories to keep tabs on in 2011" in your Jan.1 edition of the Glendale News-Press. While I agree the five items you mention in the article will continue to be important in 2011, I think another very important issue for your readers in Glendale and the Crescenta Valley area will continue to be the fate of the Verdugo Hills Golf Course.
There is a real threat to this wonderful community resource. The Verdugo Hills Golf Course provides an opportunity for everyone in the area to play golf at an extremely affordable price. Further, it provides a beautiful open space that even those who don't play golf can enjoy.
The threat hanging over this great resource is a proposed 229-unit housing development. The impacts of the proposed development will be severe to the area, not the least of which will be traffic on all the surrounding streets, including La Tuna Canyon and the Foothill (210) Freeway and its ramps.