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By KATHERINE YAMADA | February 17, 2006
yamadaThe Verdugo Mountains, once part of the huge acreage owned by Jose Maria Verdugo and now one of the city's greatest resources, was the centerpiece of a recent tour for members of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley. On a sunny Saturday morning in late January, more than 60 members met at Crescenta Valley Park where president Mike Lawler assigned us to vehicles able to navigate the dirt fire roads. I joined Jo Ness, Roberta Medford and Terry Beyer in a vehicle driven by Bill Weisman.
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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.
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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.
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November 9, 2007
The House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday passed Rep. Adam Schiff’s Rim of the Valley Corridor Study legislation, which could lead to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area doubling in size. 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 of California.
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By Ryan Vaillancourt | December 6, 2007
GLENDALE — The House of Representatives voted Tuesday in favor of Rep. Adam Schiff’s Rim of the Valley Act, which could lead to adding some Glendale land to the federally protected Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Billed by supporters as a way to preserve open space in Los Angeles County for generations, the measure directs the secretary of the interior to study the feasibility of expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include additional portions of the mountains and canyons within the Rim of the Valley corridor.
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April 11, 2001
Marlene Hitt It wasn't until 1853 when the San Gabriel Mountains were surveyed, and the purpose of that investigation was to find railroad routes. At that time, it was the Army Corps of Topographical Engineers that carried out the project. Imagine penetrating the thick chaparral, climbing steep terrain by following just the ridges with no cell phones or sheriff's department search teams available. There were rattlers and bears and mountain lions.
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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 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.
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