New mural at Plainview Academic Charter Academy

By Dan Hatcher Our K-5th grade school is painted brown and tan, not the most appealing colors to look at every day, also not representative of the true caliber of our school. Except for a mural in the kinder play area, the school blurs from one tan building to the next. Mr. Johnson, the principal,…

Tujunga Memoir: Thoughts on Big Tujunga Canyon

By Joe Sinclair The proposed development of 242 acres in Big Tujunga Canyon is of personal interest to me because the land in question was at one time the turkey/grape ranch of my Sicilian grandparents, Joseph and Frances Beniche. My sister Joan, my cousins Phil and Patty, and I spent much of our childhood there…

FM Academy students play to packed house

Foothill Music Academy’s annual Spring Recital, held April 19 at Open Bible Church in Tujunga, was its most successful event to date. Thirty-four student performers from the Sunland-Tujunga area, as well as from neighboring La Crescenta, attended the much-anticipated concert along with their friends and family. Ranging in age from 3 to 35, the school’s…

Elks Lodge establishes community library

The Elks Lodge is encouraging the Sunland-Tujunga community to read, and has joined a growing trend to make books available to more people. The Elks Lodge has recently installed a small “Free Library” in the front of their facility, located at 10137 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. The project was completed by Jim Saurer, with assistance from…