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March 23, 2006
Tujunga resident Sue Goodwin, regional recreation director with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, has been recognized with a highly prestigious award from the California Park and Recreation Society. At a statewide meeting held Saturday in Ontario, Goodwin received the coveted “Citation Award,” given for outstanding contributions to the parks, recreation and human services professions, specifically for her achievement in establishing and promoting the award-winning, countywide “Healthy Parks” program.
COMMUNITY
By Katherine Yamada | September 7, 2012
For about 25 years, Carvel Gay towed Glendale's rose floats from Pasadena to a spot in front of the Alex Theatre on Brand Boulevard. “Towing the float back to Glendale was quite an experience. Every year I said I could have written a book on getting the float back," he told me in a 2010 interview in conjunction with a documentary on the city's Tournament of Roses floats. “We developed a plan each year between the Department of Parks and Recreation and myself. We always brought it back late afternoon or early evening.
NEWS
April 6, 2007
Two Strike Memorial Park in La Crescenta is hosting an Easter egg hunt tomorrow, Saturday, April 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Children from ages 2 to 12 years are invited to bring their Easter baskets to the park and plan to hunt for delicious treats. Parents are reminded to bring a camera as there will be a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Two Strike Memorial Park is located at 5107 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta. This event is part of festivities presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, North County Community Services Agency.
NEWS
By: Tania Chatila | September 20, 2005
There's a new beat boppin' for the city's Dance Under the Stars program, but it is a little off tempo and not starting off on the right note to some. For 20 years, a following of swing enthusiasts young and old made it out weekly to the "Dance Under the Stars" summer concert series at Verdugo Park, sponsored by the Glendale Parks and Recreation Department and performed by the Verdugo Swing Society. But the Verdugo Swing Society will no longer be the headliner.
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | July 22, 2011
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is expected to appropriate $645,000  to a new 1.5-acre dog park for La Crescenta. The step-wise move should clear the way for construction on the facility, to be located within Crescenta Valley Park, in August. The park will include two entries for small and large dog sections, with drinking fountains, hose-off areas, walkways, 6-foot fencing, shade coverings and other amenities, according to a county report. The Board of Supervisors had allocated $300,000 to the county Department of Parks and Recreation in October, but on Tuesday, it will be asked to reassign the additional money and project oversight to the Los Angeles Conservation Corps.
NEWS
April 25, 2014
Glendale city officials suggest preservation of the Rockhaven property and played the same game with the Deukmejian property. Have you been up to that park? It is currently in pretty sad shape, neglected by the city. I don't think Jess Duran, the director of Community Services and Parks, has any idea as to how unkempt that facility is. It's like out of sight, out of mind. If the Rockhaven property does receive the attention to bring it up to the necessary standards, will it later be neglected by Parks and Recreation?
NEWS
December 19, 2003
Robert Chacon The closure of Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park is included on a Los Angeles County list of worst-case-scenario cuts stemming from the loss of $4 billion in increased car-tax fees. The county-operated 35-acre park at 3901 Dunsmore Ave., with its rolling hills and stands of oak trees, is home to a variety of recreational programs, community organizations and athletic events. Its softball and baseball diamonds are used by youth and adult leagues.
THE818NOW
By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | July 27, 2011
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a new 1.5-acre dog park for La Crescenta, although at $645,000, the price tag has more than doubled from the original estimate of $300,000. Construction on the facility, to be located within Crescenta Valley Park, is slated to begin in August. The park will include two entries for small and large dog sections, with drinking fountains, hose-off areas, walkways, 6-foot fencing, shade coverings and other amenities.
NEWS
September 25, 2012
About 40 canines tested out Los Angeles County's first dog park this weekend in La Crescenta before its official debut on Oct. 19. The $645,000, 1.5-acre project is located at Crescenta Valley Park, 3901 Dunsmore Ave., and was built using funds from Proposition A, passed by voters in 1992 to maintain and upgrade facilities at regional parks, beaches, museums and zoos. The park includes two sections - one for large dogs and another for their smaller counterparts. There are drinking fountains, walkways, a 6-foot-high fence and a hose-off area, said Kaye Michelson, special assistant in the L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation.
NEWS
April 21, 2011
Regarding the April 12 story “Seven months later, wait for CV dog park continues,” the headline is a bit misleading as it implies that the planned dog park at Crescenta Valley Park should have been operational seven months ago. I would like to clarify that seven months ago was when the Board of Supervisors approved the project and ground breaking was to take place in March 2011. The one-month delay in groundbreaking is unfortunate, but I would like to reiterate the county’s commitment to building a dog park in Crescenta Valley Park.
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April 25, 2014
Glendale city officials suggest preservation of the Rockhaven property and played the same game with the Deukmejian property. Have you been up to that park? It is currently in pretty sad shape, neglected by the city. I don't think Jess Duran, the director of Community Services and Parks, has any idea as to how unkempt that facility is. It's like out of sight, out of mind. If the Rockhaven property does receive the attention to bring it up to the necessary standards, will it later be neglected by Parks and Recreation?
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NEWS
September 25, 2012
About 40 canines tested out Los Angeles County's first dog park this weekend in La Crescenta before its official debut on Oct. 19. The $645,000, 1.5-acre project is located at Crescenta Valley Park, 3901 Dunsmore Ave., and was built using funds from Proposition A, passed by voters in 1992 to maintain and upgrade facilities at regional parks, beaches, museums and zoos. The park includes two sections - one for large dogs and another for their smaller counterparts. There are drinking fountains, walkways, a 6-foot-high fence and a hose-off area, said Kaye Michelson, special assistant in the L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation.
COMMUNITY
By Katherine Yamada | September 7, 2012
For about 25 years, Carvel Gay towed Glendale's rose floats from Pasadena to a spot in front of the Alex Theatre on Brand Boulevard. “Towing the float back to Glendale was quite an experience. Every year I said I could have written a book on getting the float back," he told me in a 2010 interview in conjunction with a documentary on the city's Tournament of Roses floats. “We developed a plan each year between the Department of Parks and Recreation and myself. We always brought it back late afternoon or early evening.
THE818NOW
By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | July 27, 2011
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a new 1.5-acre dog park for La Crescenta, although at $645,000, the price tag has more than doubled from the original estimate of $300,000. Construction on the facility, to be located within Crescenta Valley Park, is slated to begin in August. The park will include two entries for small and large dog sections, with drinking fountains, hose-off areas, walkways, 6-foot fencing, shade coverings and other amenities.
NEWS
By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | July 22, 2011
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is expected to appropriate $645,000  to a new 1.5-acre dog park for La Crescenta. The step-wise move should clear the way for construction on the facility, to be located within Crescenta Valley Park, in August. The park will include two entries for small and large dog sections, with drinking fountains, hose-off areas, walkways, 6-foot fencing, shade coverings and other amenities, according to a county report. The Board of Supervisors had allocated $300,000 to the county Department of Parks and Recreation in October, but on Tuesday, it will be asked to reassign the additional money and project oversight to the Los Angeles Conservation Corps.
NEWS
April 21, 2011
Regarding the April 12 story “Seven months later, wait for CV dog park continues,” the headline is a bit misleading as it implies that the planned dog park at Crescenta Valley Park should have been operational seven months ago. I would like to clarify that seven months ago was when the Board of Supervisors approved the project and ground breaking was to take place in March 2011. The one-month delay in groundbreaking is unfortunate, but I would like to reiterate the county’s commitment to building a dog park in Crescenta Valley Park.
NEWS
April 6, 2007
Two Strike Memorial Park in La Crescenta is hosting an Easter egg hunt tomorrow, Saturday, April 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Children from ages 2 to 12 years are invited to bring their Easter baskets to the park and plan to hunt for delicious treats. Parents are reminded to bring a camera as there will be a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Two Strike Memorial Park is located at 5107 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta. This event is part of festivities presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, North County Community Services Agency.
FEATURES
March 23, 2006
Tujunga resident Sue Goodwin, regional recreation director with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, has been recognized with a highly prestigious award from the California Park and Recreation Society. At a statewide meeting held Saturday in Ontario, Goodwin received the coveted “Citation Award,” given for outstanding contributions to the parks, recreation and human services professions, specifically for her achievement in establishing and promoting the award-winning, countywide “Healthy Parks” program.
NEWS
By: Tania Chatila | September 20, 2005
There's a new beat boppin' for the city's Dance Under the Stars program, but it is a little off tempo and not starting off on the right note to some. For 20 years, a following of swing enthusiasts young and old made it out weekly to the "Dance Under the Stars" summer concert series at Verdugo Park, sponsored by the Glendale Parks and Recreation Department and performed by the Verdugo Swing Society. But the Verdugo Swing Society will no longer be the headliner.
NEWS
December 19, 2003
Robert Chacon The closure of Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park is included on a Los Angeles County list of worst-case-scenario cuts stemming from the loss of $4 billion in increased car-tax fees. The county-operated 35-acre park at 3901 Dunsmore Ave., with its rolling hills and stands of oak trees, is home to a variety of recreational programs, community organizations and athletic events. Its softball and baseball diamonds are used by youth and adult leagues.
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