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By Veronica Rocha | October 12, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Foothill residents stacked sandbags Monday, feverishly preparing against potential mudslides brought on by forecasted heavy rain this week in the Station fire burn areas. Light rain began to fall Monday afternoon, and is expected to dump up to four inches of rain by Wednesday over the fire’s affected burn areas, said Meteorologist Jamie Meier of the National Weather Service. Heavy rain was anticipated Tuesday around midnight and is expected to taper off throughout the day and evening.
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FEATURES
By Michael Arvizu | October 17, 2009
When was the last time you laughed during a difficult moment in your life? You?ve probably often heard the old adage, ?Laughter is the best medicine.? Well, it truly is. There is nothing like a good belly laugh, a silent giggle or the reaction to a bad joke to lessen the stress of any situation. Difficult moments are the most difficult to find a laugh in, but if you can manage it, it feels like a ton of bricks have magically disappeared from your shoulders. Several years ago I had a friend who was in the hospital with a potentially life-threatening condition.
NEWS
By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | October 25, 2010
Volunteers young and old worked for nearly three hours Saturday morning to help clean up Foothill Boulevard. In a collaborative effort between a number of city and community organizations, including Glendale Neighborhood Services, Committee for a Clean and Beautiful Glendale and Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce, more than 300 volunteers showed up at Dunsmore Park for the 17th annual Foothill Clean-up Day. Volunteers helped with everything...
NEWS
February 17, 2000
Winter took her time getting to Glendale this year, and in some ways we're grateful for that. But her arrival this week was unmistakable. Gray, overcast skies greeted us in the mornings, and rain slowed the traffic to a crawl on many freeways and streets. Pedestrians dodged puddles as bus riders shivered at bus stops, wishing for shelters even if they had advertisements on them. Evenings, we huddled under a blanket, or, if we're lucky, in front of a roaring log fire.
NEWS
February 11, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Glendale hillsides withstood heavy showers Thursday without triggering any damage from mud or debris, city officials said. Glendale received .49 inches of rain by late afternoon. Efforts by city officials in January to prevent slides appear to have paid off for now. More than 500 hillside acres were burned by the San Rafael Hills fire in December. Bales of hay were placed around the Glendale Sports Complex to keep mud, rock and debris from flowing onto the athletic fields.
NEWS
By Gary Huerta | October 15, 2009
Last week I wrote about the ambiguity of the Crescenta Valley territory. As I did, I compared that open-ended definition to what I believed a good local column should be. Namely, that my topics could expand beyond the mere boundaries of our area and cover issues of a more broad scope. As I write this column, I’m out of town attending a conference as part of the duties for my other job. That fact aside, my thoughts right now are back home and on the weather there. This morning, I woke up to national TV news reports focused on La Crescenta.
NEWS
March 21, 2000
Peter Samore OAKMONT COUNTRY CLUB--Strong winds and sandy, aerated greens were not ingredients for a good boys' golf match Monday at Oakmont Country Club. All players shot at least three over par and none of them liked the putting conditions. However, Crescenta Valley High had none of its top five players shoot above 45 on the par-37, 3,301-yard course to beat Hoover High 214-250. "The greens were just aerated and the winds got into the players' heads," CV Coach John Pehar said.
THE818NOW
December 12, 2011
With a cold winter storm bearing down on the region, Burbank officials today said they will provide free sandbangs to residents and business owners. The sandbags will be available from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. this week at the Public Works Field Services Yard, 124 S. Lake St. Crews will require proof of city residence, such as a utility bill or driver's license, before directing visitors to the back of the site, where workers will help load the sandbags into the vehicle, according to a city announcement.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | October 14, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Foothill residents raced to fill up sandbags and construct mud deflectors Tuesday evening as rain poured steadily against hillsides blackened by the Station fire. Residents braced themselves for the rainfall, which geologists advised could affect burn areas and create devastating debris flows. Los Angeles County Public Works crews rushed to install K-rails, which are large concrete blocks, in La CaƱada Flintridge and La Crescenta neighborhoods up against Deukmejian Wilderness Park and Angeles National Forest.
NEWS
November 11, 2003
Salter to discuss immigration policies NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- John Salter, chief counsel of the Department of Homeland Security in Los Angeles, will be the keynote speaker at a special immigration forum Wednesday hosted by Mashdots College. Salter will focus on recent changes in immigration policies. A question-and-answer session is planned following his presentation. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Verdugo Hills Country Club at 400 W. Glenoaks Blvd.
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