February 13, 2009
Ten Years Ago Operations Lieutenant Ralph Martin, who had worked at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station for seven years, was named the new chief’s aide at the Monterey Park Sheriff’s Station. Then-CV Commander Capt. Garry Leonard said the well-respected Martin would be difficult to replace at the local station. Twenty Years Ago Nearly 30 hopefuls were in the race for a seat on the newly formed La Crescenta Town Council, with the first election set for March 9, 1989.
January 23, 2009
CLASSES Resume Writing — Jan. 24, from 1 to 2:30 p.m . The La Cañada Flintridge Library is offering a free program for job seekers covering how to write a great resume, presented by Toby Solorzano. Learn why you need a resume and how to write one that looks professional, but grabs the reader right away. The program is free and light refreshments will be served. The La Cañada Flintridge Library, 4545 Oakwood Ave., La Cañada Flintridge. For information, call (818)
December 19, 2008
TREES & WREATHS Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA Tree Lot — through Dec. 21, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Participate in a Crescenta-Cañada family YMCA tradition over 40 years old! Choose a wreath or a tree from the wide selection of fresh Nobles, Grand Firs, Frasers, Douglas and Nordmans at the YMCA tree lot. All proceeds from the tree lot support the teen leadership program Youth and Government. The teens appreciate the support and wish all a very merry holiday season.
December 19, 2008
The smoke that filtered through the dark clouds hovering above Crescenta Valley early last Friday morning was due to a controlled burn behind Descanso Gardens planned by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, said Don De Young, LACoF Assistant Chief of Air and Wildland Division. The prescribed burn program targets areas that are particularly sensitive to wildfires. The Descanso land is covered with dry vegetation. Friday?s burn took care of much of that dry fuel that would promote a disastrous wildfire.
November 22, 2008
Send DATEBOOK items to Glendale News-Press, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. ? Wood sculptor and photographer Ken Goldman is displaying his work and will be demonstrating from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Whites Art Framing & Restoration, 2414 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment on Sunday and Monday. For more information, call (818)
October 31, 2008
The grace and power of Japanese dance and taiko drummers, as well as the beauty of Japanese flower arranging will attract visitors to Descanso Gardens during its annual Japanese Garden Festival this weekend. The Descanso Chrysanthemum Society is also hosting its annual show. Most events are free with admission. Ikebana Display — Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m . Ikebana, the art of flower arranging, is perhaps the most famed and actively practiced of Japan’s traditional arts.