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Descanso program offers fun for children...

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.

Marshall Allen

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

Canada Flintridge.

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.

Marshall Allen

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.

Janine Marnien

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

High School.

If it hadn’t been for his actions to take over the diving program,

the program would have been canceled, town council President Danette

Erickson said.

Janine Marnien