Rockhaven Sanitarium and Boutique Hotel Plans Move Forward

By Alessandra LUCKEY, intern

On Thursday, the Crescenta Valley Community Association held its monthly meeting and discussed various topics that affect Crescenta Valley and Glendale stakeholders.

Two of the items on the agenda were plans for Rockhaven Sanitarium and a boutique hotel that would be located on Brand Boulevard in Glendale.

The Rockhaven Sanitarium was originally established by a psychiatric nurse in 1923 to help women with mild mental and nervous disorders. However, ownership of the Rockhaven property has switched hands multiple times since 2001. It currently is owned by the city of Glendale, which has stated over the years that it does not have the funds to restore the sanitarium. To explore development options the city has issued an RFP – request for proposals. Companies have until July 28 to submit their official proposals for how to restore and repair Rockhaven Sanitarium. Click Here To Continue Reading at CV Weekly.


Summer Sun, Beach Waves, and a Little Pollution on the Side

By Alessandra LUCKEY, intern

Summer has arrived and families are starting to make their make trips to our beautiful southern California beaches. However, the Los Angeles County Beach Bus will be transporting passengers to one of the lowest ranked beaches based on water quality this summer.

“Over the past three years, Beach Bus ridership has averaged 66 people per day, with about 3,000 enjoying the route every summer,” Mike Kaspar, an employee of the public relations group of the of the Los Angeles County Public Works, stated in an email.

Heal the Bay rated the water next to the Santa Monica Pier a “F” in dry and wet weather conditions. Click Here To Continue Reading at CV Weekly.


Much to See at Annual Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival

By Alessandra LUCKEY, intern

People from near and far flocked to Montrose Saturday and Sunday to attend the 33rd annual Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival.

This festival is the biggest outdoor event in Glendale all year, said Dale Dawson, one of the event coordinators.

This year there were over 300 vendors. Most of these sellers were returners, with only 40 merchants as newcomers. Vendors came from California and other states like Arizona, New Mexico and Florida. Click Here to Continue Reading at CV Weekly.

Voter Turnout Up By 8% From the Last Presidential Primary

By Alessandra LUCKEY, intern

In a decisive election, more citizens of Los Angeles County took to the polls to have their voices heard on the presidential nomination, vacant government positions and important measures on Tuesday than in the previous Presidential Primary.

In 2012, only 21.87% of the registered 4,450,035 voters cast their ballots. This year eligible voters were more politically active with 29.92% of 4,799,548 voters exercising their right according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

Even though 29.92% is higher than the 2012 primary, it is still far below the 2008 primary which had a voter turnout of 55.26%. Click Here To Continue Reading at CV Weekly.