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Carol Cormaci

Carol Cormaci is the managing editor/opinion of Times Community News North, including the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun, the latter of which is her hometown paper and where she began her journalism career. She writes the “Piece of Mind” column for the Valley Sun, drawing on local politics, public education and day-to-day community life for inspiration. For the News-Press and the Leader she focuses on opinion page pieces and the weekend editorials. She is a native Southern Californian and a proud UCLA Bruin.
La Cañada History: 23-year-old pilot from La Cañada killed in Vietnam War action

A U.S. Army helicopter was shot down over South Vietnam in the fall of 1968, taking the life of pilot Loren Engstrom, the 23-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Engstrom of Lombardy Drive. It was La Cañada’s second fatal casualty in the Vietnam War.

La Cañada History: Community’s oldest church renamed for the seventh time since the 1890s

La Cañada’s oldest church changed its name for the seventh time, returning to to its original name, La Cañada Congregational Church during a ceremony held Nov. 9, 2008.

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