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May 14, 2006 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Humble Crescenta Valley's history includes nudism, moonshine, murder, a World War II detention camp and even Nazi rallies. "Nuggets the Chamber of Commerce doesn't want you to know," said Mike Lawler, president of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley. He and another amateur historian, teacher Gary Keyes, have researched the area's dark secrets and organized a tour of sites criminal and colorful from the comfortable community's past.
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May 14, 2006 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Humble Crescenta Valley's history includes nudism, moonshine, murder, a World War II detention camp and even Nazi rallies. "Nuggets the Chamber of Commerce doesn't want you to know," said Mike Lawler, president of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley. He and another amateur historian, teacher Gary Keyes, have researched the area's dark secrets and organized a tour of sites criminal and colorful from the comfortable community's past.
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July 25, 2000 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two teenage boys were beaten to death on a deserted schoolyard in La Crescenta, and residents were in shock Monday that something so brutal could befall their tranquil neighborhood. The bludgeoned, barely recognizable bodies of the boys, ages 13 and 14, were found on a playground behind Valley View Elementary School late Sunday next to a blood-splattered slide and a broken concrete bench that apparently had been used to kill them, Glendale police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2000 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Parents move to La Crescenta for the schools, which are among the state's best. They settle there because the streets are clean, safe, shaded and gently sloped. They come to let their children skateboard through neighborhoods where people know one another--and one another's children. Wedged between the San Gabriel Mountains to the north and the Verdugos to the south, partly in the city of Glendale and partly unincorporated, La Crescenta is a community with a sense of place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1999 | AGNES DIGGS
Sheriff's deputies evacuated 80 La Crescenta homes Friday following the discovery of a 5-gallon drum labeled "igniter explosive" inside a vacant house, officials said. However, the drum was later found to contain only dirty water, said Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Dennis Cross. The County Fire Department was called to the house in the 4500 block of Sharon Avenue about 2 p.m. when the property owner, who was doing chores, discovered the container.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2000 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Parents move to La Crescenta for the schools, which are among the state's best. They settle there because the streets are clean, safe, shaded and gently sloped. They come to let their children skateboard through neighborhoods where people know one another--and one another's children. Wedged between the San Gabriel Mountains to the north and the Verdugos to the south, partly in the city of Glendale and partly unincorporated, La Crescenta is a community with a sense of place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1997 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By all accounts, these two La Crescenta churches have always been kindred spirits. St. Luke's of the Mountains Episcopal Church and Mt. Olive Lutheran Church are perched about a mile apart on the same winding road overlooking the verdant Verdugo Mountains. Both have drawn their small congregations from the hillside communities for decades and watched generations of worshipers file through their wooden doors. But in the last two years, St. Luke's and Mt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1996 | BARRY STAVRO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what local officials called "an amazing victory," the state Public Utilities Commission Tuesday surprisingly voted to exempt Burbank, Glendale, La Crescenta and La Canada Flintridge from a new 626 telephone area code, allowing them to stay in the 818 area. The PUC's ruling means that 2.7 million phone numbers will stay in 818, while 1.4 million phones will shift into the new 626 code.
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April 4, 1990 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and local school officials are investigating an attempted cross-burning at the home of a black family in La Crescenta, but neither the family nor investigators knew what might have prompted the incident, officials said Tuesday. Someone apparently tried to set a makeshift wooden cross afire early Saturday on the front lawn of a home in the 3100 block of Pontiac Street, Deputy Jerry Starks said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2000 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Parents move to La Crescenta for the schools, which are among the state's best. They settle here because the streets are clean, safe, shaded and gently sloped. They come to let their children skateboard through neighborhoods where people know each other--and each other's kids. Wedged between the San Gabriel Mountains to the north and the Verdugos to the south, partly in the city of Glendale and partly unincorporated, La Crescenta is a community with a sense of place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2000 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Parents move to La Crescenta for the schools, which are among the state's best. They settle here because the streets are clean, safe, shaded and gently sloped. They come to let their children skateboard through neighborhoods where people know each other--and each other's kids. Wedged between the San Gabriel Mountains to the north and the Verdugos to the south, partly in the city of Glendale and partly unincorporated, La Crescenta is a community with a sense of place.
NEWS
July 25, 2000 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two teenage boys were beaten to death on a deserted schoolyard in La Crescenta, and residents were in shock Monday that something so brutal could befall their tranquil neighborhood. The bludgeoned, barely recognizable bodies of the boys, ages 13 and 14, were found on a playground behind Valley View Elementary School late Sunday next to a blood-splattered slide and a broken concrete bench that apparently had been used to kill them, Glendale police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1999 | AGNES DIGGS
Sheriff's deputies evacuated 80 La Crescenta homes Friday following the discovery of a 5-gallon drum labeled "igniter explosive" inside a vacant house, officials said. However, the drum was later found to contain only dirty water, said Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Dennis Cross. The County Fire Department was called to the house in the 4500 block of Sharon Avenue about 2 p.m. when the property owner, who was doing chores, discovered the container.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1997 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By all accounts, these two La Crescenta churches have always been kindred spirits. St. Luke's of the Mountains Episcopal Church and Mt. Olive Lutheran Church are perched about a mile apart on the same winding road overlooking the verdant Verdugo Mountains. Both have drawn their small congregations from the hillside communities for decades and watched generations of worshipers file through their wooden doors. But in the last two years, St. Luke's and Mt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1996 | BARRY STAVRO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what local officials called "an amazing victory," the state Public Utilities Commission Tuesday surprisingly voted to exempt Burbank, Glendale, La Crescenta and La Canada Flintridge from a new 626 telephone area code, allowing them to stay in the 818 area. The PUC's ruling means that 2.7 million phone numbers will stay in 818, while 1.4 million phones will shift into the new 626 code.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1990 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and local school officials are investigating an attempted cross-burning at the home of a black family in La Crescenta, but neither the family nor investigators knew what might have prompted the incident, officials said Tuesday. Someone apparently tried to set a makeshift wooden cross afire early Saturday on the front lawn of a home in the 3100 block of Pontiac Street, Deputy Jerry Starks said.
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April 14, 1988
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