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April 12, 2013
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) warned that a U.S. Department of the Interior recommendation that the San Gabriel Mountains be designated a national recreation area separate from the Santa Monica Mountains will create its own set of challenges. On Wednesday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recommended adding the San Gabriel River watershed and most of the San Gabriel Mountains to the National Park Service as a component of the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area, the L.A. Times reported.
LOCAL
January 23, 2008
Parents warn kids about mountain lion The PTA at Crescenta Valley High School is urging students to be careful if hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains following several recent cougar sightings in the foothills. The cougar that has been spotted might be the same animal that last year took a dog from a backyard in Pinecrest, a neighborhood north of La Crescenta Avenue, according to an e-bulletin sent by the school’s PTA. The Crescenta Valley Town Council has also cautioned the public about the cougar, which was spotted this month on the east side of JPL, Town Councilwoman Danette Erickson said.
NEWS
By By Tania Chatila | December 17, 2005
The Crescenta Valley Town Council approved a new design for its logo Thursday night, with all but one member voting in favor of the change. "Some of us on the council, in addition to members of the community who contacted members of the council, felt they wanted to update and create a new logo for the community," Council President Sharon Hales said. The council's old logo -- approved on in 1989, when the council first started -- featured a children's drawing of a mountain range and sun. The new logo, which will begin use Jan. 1, was designed by La Crescenta resident Richard Toyon, a production designer by trade.
NEWS
August 22, 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?
NEWS
May 4, 2007
The warmth of this home begins with the a welcoming front courtyard that invites you into this spectacular traditional home. This property is tucked away on a quiet corner lot in a cul-de-sac that is north of Foothill Boulevard. It boasts an open floor plan, hardwood floors, two spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a cozy family room with a wood-burning fireplace, a large dining area and a backyard that is perfect for entertaining. Additional features include Italian hand-cut tile in the entry and kitchen, an above ground spa, copper plumbing throughout, massive attic storage space, gorgeous mountain views, and side access for RV parking.
NEWS
April 30, 2008
Rim of the Valley study passes House The House of Representatives Tuesday sent Rep. Adam Schiff?s Rim of the Valley Corridor Study legislation to the president to be signed into law, culminating a seven-year effort to get the bill through both houses. The measure directs the secretary of the interior to study the feasibility of expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the mountains and canyons in Southern California that are part of the Rim of the Valley Corridor, as designated by the state.
NEWS
February 16, 2001
Two cold fronts made their way through the Glendale area this week, leaving a white blanket of snow over many areas in the upper elevations outside of Glendale. Meteorologist Bruce Rockwell of the National Weather Service said that as much as 6 feet of snow was recorded at elevations of 7,000 feet or higher. Approximately 7 or more inches of snow was reported at 4,000 feet, and slight traces of snow fell just above 3,000 feet in the San Gabriel Mountains.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | January 28, 2011
Overnight campgrounds nestled among Glendale's 5,000-plus acres of open space are on the drawing board as city parks officials launch two public input meetings next week. Jeff Weinstein, the city's trails and open-space specialist, said his staff hopes to create two campgrounds in the Verdugo Mountains, Deukmejian Wilderness Park or the San Rafael Hills. The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and local church groups would be the likely users of the reservation-only sites, he said. "Rather than driving hundreds of miles to a state park or forest, we want to give people a first taste of outdoor life," Weinstein said.
NEWS
February 1, 2003
Tim Willert Almost 25 years after he and his family cheated death, Scott Genofile still shakes his head in disbelief. "We thought the whole damn mountain came down," Genofile, 40, recalled this week. "We were luckier than hell." In the early morning hours of Feb. 10, 1978, Mother Nature hammered the Markridge Road home of Robert and Jackie Genofile and their two teenage children, leaving a path of destruction in her wake. Back then, the window in Scott's room looked straight up Pine Cone Road, a steep, winding, pine tree-lined street that resembles a ski run. Scott's 18-year-old sister, Kim, called to her mother, who joined her in Scott's room as they looked up the street.
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By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times | March 30, 2014
The magnitude 5.1 earthquake that rattled Southern California on Friday was a 10-second reminder of a fault that seismologists believe can produce a catastrophic disaster. The Puente Hills thrust fault is so dangerous because of its location, running from the suburbs of northern Orange County, through the San Gabriel Valley and under the skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles before ending in Hollywood, the Los Angeles Times reported . Experts say a major, magnitude 7.5 earthquake on the fault could do more damage to the heart of Los Angeles than the dreaded Big One on the San Andreas fault, which is on the outskirts of metropolitan Southern California.
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By Jean Merl | March 1, 2014
Southern California braced for more rain -- and possible tornadoes and thunderstorms -- Saturday afternoon from a powerful Pacific storm that earlier prompted evacuations in several fire-ravaged hillside communities, the Los Angeles Times reports.  Those areas so far have managed to escape any major damage, but mandatory evacuation orders remained in place for parts of Glendora, Monrovia and Azusa. Early Saturday mud from an unstable hillside in Azusa oozed into the backyard of one home.
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By Marissa Gluck | February 15, 2014
When Samad Firdosy bought the two-bedroom, one-bath home in La Crescenta in 2005, it was a fairly conventional single-story ranch house - with one difference. The house was nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and bordered in back by a 6-acre watershed owned by the Los Angeles County Flood Control District. But it failed to take advantage of its rustic landscape and mountain views. Firdosy says he purchased the house intending to add more space but just couldn't visualize how. So the Jet Propulsion Lab materials engineer called a friend - Ali Jeevanjee of LOC Architects in downtown L.A. - to design an addition for him. Jeevanjee had grown up with him and done a renovation for Firdosy's parents, the Los Angeles Times reports . The La Crescenta property had little backyard space, and there was a protected oak tree in front - chopping it down would have required city approval.
NEWS
By Agnessa Kasumyan | November 29, 2013
After Billie Burke, best known for her portrayal of Glinda the Good Witch in the 1939 version of “The Wizard of Oz," left the Emerald City, she found herself past the yellow brick road of Hollywood and behind the gates of the Rockhaven Sanitarium in Glendale. Located on Honolulu Avenue, the sanitarium stands as a treasured site of historic Glendale, an intimate and aging symbol of a time when the valley was dispersed with resting and recovery homes due to its clean air quality. Patricia Traviss, the granddaughter of Rockhaven's founder, Agnes Mary Richards, sold the site in 2001 to the Ararat Home of Los Angeles, Inc., which provides nursing homes and care for elderly Armenians in Southern California.
NEWS
October 25, 2013
A black bear that went on a romp through northwest Pasadena on Thursday, coming perilously close to the 210 Freeway, evaded capture, apparently wandering back up the mountainside. The bear -- estimated to be 3 years old and weighing 275 pounds -- was first reported about 3:30 p.m. near Cleveland Elementary School at 524 Palisades St., California Fish and Wildlife spokesman Andrew Hughan said. At one point, the animal was about 20 yards from the eastbound lanes of the 210, according to a California Highway Patrol online incident log. Television footage showed the bear approaching the guardrail, then backing away from the traffic and returning to more open space, the Los Angeles Times reported . CHP cars soon arrived in the area.
NEWS
April 12, 2013
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) warned that a U.S. Department of the Interior recommendation that the San Gabriel Mountains be designated a national recreation area separate from the Santa Monica Mountains will create its own set of challenges. On Wednesday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recommended adding the San Gabriel River watershed and most of the San Gabriel Mountains to the National Park Service as a component of the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area, the L.A. Times reported.
THE626NOW
August 26, 2011
The San Gabriel Mountains are clearly on the mend from the devastation of the Station fire, with flora and fauna coming back and areas reopened for public use. But as the two-year anniversary of the fire arrives, some important matters remain untended, leaving the region more at risk from inevitable future wildfires than it need be. The mystery of who started the Station fire remains unsolved, but that may not be the most pressing question....
NEWS
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | January 28, 2011
Overnight campgrounds nestled among Glendale's 5,000-plus acres of open space are on the drawing board as city parks officials launch two public input meetings next week. Jeff Weinstein, the city's trails and open-space specialist, said his staff hopes to create two campgrounds in the Verdugo Mountains, Deukmejian Wilderness Park or the San Rafael Hills. The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and local church groups would be the likely users of the reservation-only sites, he said. "Rather than driving hundreds of miles to a state park or forest, we want to give people a first taste of outdoor life," Weinstein said.
NEWS
By DAN EVANS | August 3, 2009
As is becoming customary in this space, I have a couple of announcements. First, I want to let everyone know about our new blog network. The paper now features four blogs, all accessible through our website, www.glendalenewspress.com www.glendalenewspress.com . Here’s a quick rundown on each:  TCN North Now: Breaking news and updates  Tasty Edits: Newsroom insights from the News-Press’ editors  PicBits: Our photographers’ favorite images  Jewel City Juice: Analysis and scuttlebutt on local news and politics  Going Overtime: All things sports Blogs have become an increasingly vital way for journalists to connect with readers, and I believe it markedly increases our transparency.
NEWS
August 22, 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?
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