Glendale Police Department Open House
The Glendale Police Dept. is holding an open house this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Glendale at the police headquarters at 131 N. Isabel St., Glendale. You can find free parking at the Civic Center parking garage right behind city hall. You enter the parking lot on Wilson Avenue and walk to the police department on Isabel Street. At the event you can meet members of the department’s SWAT team, crisis negotiations team and air support team that will be have the department’s helicopter on display. (I think it’s the one that Santa borrows to fly over our annual Montrose Christmas Parade, but don’t tell anyone – it’s a secret!) They will have tours of the police facility, tables where you can learn about GPD career opportunities and see SWAT gear and tools they use. You will also be able to meet the K9 team, learn about safety awareness programs, and meet people from the Pasadena Humane Society. There will be lots of different kids’ activities, a rock climbing wall, a face painting booth and much more. For details please call (818) 548-9140.
This past Monday we held our annual Memorial Day service at the Vietnam War Memorial in Montrose. It is a unique ceremony that not only honors all military servicemen who were killed in the line of duty, but specifically those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. The 24 names on the wall are men who were from the La Crescenta, Montrose, La Cañada and Tujunga areas. Our ceremony started with a bagpiper and ended with Joseph Stiles from Crescenta Valley High School playing a moving rendition of “Taps.” We had comments from Congressman Adam Schiff, Assemblyman Mike Gatto, L.A. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich and the City of Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian. They all brought a unique message regarding the country and the men who fought for it. Each name on the wall was read followed by the ringing of an old antique bell in their honor. Firefighters from Station 28 along with representatives from the Glendale Police Dept., local Boy Scout troops, California Highway Patrol and the entire Glendale City Council also were in attendance. It was a moving ceremony on a crisp cool morning.
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Montrose Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the 2200, 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue.
14th Annual Old Town Montrose Car Show on Sunday, July 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 2200, 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue in Montrose.