Descanso program offers fun for children
Young children will enjoy the stories, crafts and discovery walks
available at the Descanso Gardens Acorn Bear program.
Acorn Bear is designed to teach children 2 to 4 an appreciation of
the garden and the natural world through guided experiences with mom
or a special adult.
The next Acorn Bear session will be at 9:30 a.m. July 11, at
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge.
Children and adults should wear sensible shoes and outdoor clothes
for these fun, informative classes.
The Acorn Bear series costs $40 for members and $50 for
nonmembers. Single sessions cost $10 for nonmembers and $8 for
members. The single class price is for an adult and a child.
For reservations and information, call 949-7980.
YMCA offers free health lectures
The Crescenta-Canada YMCA is offering a series of five health
lectures in July. The first lecture, “Eating Successfully for Life,”
will be at 11 a.m. July 11 at the YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La
The second lecture, “Coping With Back Pain,” will be at 10 a.m.
July 13, also at the YMCA.
The lectures will provide information to help people stay healthy
and will be taught by health professionals. Reservations are not
required and all lectures are free. For more information, call the
Crescenta-Canada YMCA at 790-0123.
Council supports peak ceremony
LA CRESCENTA -- The Crescenta Valley Town Council has lent its
name to the support of a blessing ceremony for Tongva Peak.
Plans for the ceremony are being spear-headed by La Crescenta
resident Richard Toyon. Toyon was responsible for getting the peak
renamed last year, after the Native American tribe of the same name.
The ceremony would include a plaque that would be placed on top of
the peak, and a public ceremony further down the hill, Toyon said.
Toyon estimates the cost of the ceremony at around $2,000, and has
sent a written request to the city of Glendale to help finance the
event. The request states that the town council, along with other
local organizations, are in support of the ceremony.
Tongva Peak is in the foothills. It is marked by the seven radio
towers atop of it.
Coach, pastor named neighbor of the month
LA CRESCENTA -- A bigger crowd than normal turned out at the June
meeting of the Crescenta Valley Town Council to see Mike Huber
awarded the Neighbor of the Month Award.
Huber is the assistant pastor of students at First Baptist Church
of La Crescenta, and the coach of the diving team at Crescenta Valley
If it hadn’t been for his actions to take over the diving program,
the program would have been canceled, town council President Danette