February 22, 2013
After falling one step short in consecutive years, the Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo team has earned a trip to the program's first-ever CIF Southern Section Division championship game. True to form, the Falcons did so impressively with a double-digit win over Redlands East Valley in the Division V semifinals Wednesday at Whittier College. Top-seeded Crescenta Valley will look to win its first-ever CIF title against a highly-decorated No. 2 Riverside Poly squad at Irvine's William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center Saturday at 5 p.m. “I would definitely think that the last two years are learning experiences for the girls,” first-year CV Coach Brent Danna said of the team's semifinal exits in 2011 and 2012.
February 19, 2013
Officials are asking residents and businesses in La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Pasadena to conserve water during an upcoming eight-day pipeline shutdown starting on Thursday. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is upgrading one of its oldest water lines, which delivers drinking water to 250,000 people in the region. Officials are asking the affected communities to refrain from outdoor watering, washing cars, hosing sidewalks, filling pools and leaving tap water running.
February 17, 2013
The Crescenta Valley Water District has bagged two more multimillion-dollar settlements from oil companies that officials claim leaked a contaminant into the local groundwater supply. So far, the district has penned three settlement agreements totaling $12.5 million, according to U.S. District Court records. The latest is a $4-million agreement with ConocoPhillips, which is set to be reviewed by a federal judge next month. In January, U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton Tucker approved another $4-million settlement, this time with BP, court documents show.
February 13, 2013
Though the Glendale High girls' water polo team saw its season come to a close on Wednesday afternoon, season-long expectations were met. Before the season started, Glendale Coach Forest Holbrook said the two main goals were to finish no worse than third place in the Pacific League and qualify for the postseason. Having achieved those accomplishments, the Nitros saw their season end with an 18-3 loss to Redlands East Valley in a CIF Southern Section Division V first-round match.