March 23, 2009
Ten Years Ago Three men armed with handguns robbed Montrose Jewelers of an undisclosed amount of jewelry during a mid-morning robbery. The suspects marched five employees into a backroom and ordered them onto the ground before returning to the showroom to smash display cases and grab merchandise. No customers were in the shop at the time the crime was being committed and no injuries were reported. Twenty Years Ago Several residents of La Crescenta Manor, an apartment building on Montrose Avenue, were mounting a protest of what they considered a lack of maintenance of the facility.
February 6, 2009
Redwillow Lane in La Cañada, a bike was stolen from the front porch of a home; 5100 block overnight, Jan. 30-31. Lone Pine Lane In La Cañada, a sliding glass window was smashed apparently with a cinder block found nearby in an attempted burglary; 4500 block between noon and 9 p.m. on Jan. 29. Montrose Avenue in Montrose, areas of Holy Redeemer Church were vandalized by graffiti; 2400 block, overnight Jan. 29-30. Alminar Avenue in La Cañada, a gym bag and personal items were stolen from an unlocked vehicle; 4900 block between 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Jan. 30. Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta, a man accidentally left his wallet at the Shell Service Station.
November 7, 2008
Oakmont View Drive in Glendale , a resident returned home to find that the lock on his home door had been broken. Nothing was reported stolen; 3300 block between Oct. 31 and Monday. Sparr Boulevard in Glendale, a resident reported seeing two men, both described as Hispanic, 5’9” tall with cropped hair, standing on a hill on the other side of a fence that encloses her property. The resident had been having problems with trespassers recently. She overheard the men talking about coming onto her property to vandalize it. She approached them and told them to leave or she would call the police.
September 19, 2008
Progress is being made on the renovation of the Montrose Scout House on Montrose Avenue. The Girl Scout Mt. Wilson Vista Council broke ground on the project this past summer. The project marks the council’s third major renovation through its Today’s Girls, Tomorrow’s Future capital campaign. At the 4,161-square-foot Montrose Program Center, infrastructure upgrades underway include new heating and cooling installation and duct work, a re-piping of the building, Internet wiring throughout the facility, and new, expanded first-floor lighting.
July 4, 2008
Fourth of July weekend plans From Sunland to Montrose, there’s plenty to do over the holiday weekend. The Rotary Club of Sunland–Tujunga–Shadow Hills is sponsoring the 26th Annual Fourth of July Parade. The parade starts at 10 a.m. today, Friday, July 4 at the corner of Mt. Gleason Avenue and Foothill Boulevard and continues along Foothill to Sunland Boulevard. For information, call Ellis Robertson at (818) 352-3671 or Michael Lucas at (818)
June 27, 2008
Beach Bus to Santa Monica ??9:15 a.m. Memorial Park, northwest corner Foothill Boulevard and La Cañada Boulevard ??9:30 a.m. Two Strike Park, on Rosemont Avenue ??9:35 a.m. Los Angeles County Library on La Crescenta Boulevard ??9:45 a.m. Montrose Ave. and La Crescenta Avenue (southeast corner) ??9:50 a.m. Montrose Ave. and Ocean View Boulevard (southeast corner) ??10:50 a.m. Arrives Santa Monica Pier parking lot ? Return bus to LCF/La Crescenta ?
March 21, 2008
MONTROSE — A more than 90-year-old house that local historians say is among the oldest in Montrose could be razed by the end of the month by a developer who is looking to replace the structure with a five-unit apartment building. La Crescenta-based developers Voskanian & Tahmasian Properties obtained a demolition permit on March 6 to remove the Craftsman-style cottage at 2128 Glenada Ave., said Paul Novak, planning deputy to Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich.
September 3, 2007
Last chance for Beach Bus is today The Summer Beach Bus makes its stop at Foothill Boulevard and La Cañada Boulevard at 9:15 a.m.; Two Strike Park at 9:25 a.m.; County Library at 9:30 a.m.; Montrose Avenue and La Crescenta Avenue at 9:35 a.m. and Montrose Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard at 9:40 a.m. The bus leaves Santa Monica Beach at 3 p.m. and returns to the same stops. The bus service will end today. The round trip costs $3 for adults and children and $1.50 for seniors age 62 and older, or people with disabilities.