Workdays on the Horizon
The next two Saturdays are workdays in La Crescenta and Glendale. Those who want to be outdoors can volunteer their time, get dirty, have some fun, and help parks and trails.
The next Riverwalk workday is Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk from 8 a.m. until noon. Volunteers should come prepared to work in the landscaped areas along the river as we pull weeds, trim back the brush, and keep the trail clean for all to use.
Then next Saturday, Jan. 23 it’s a wilderness workday at Deukmejian Wilderness Park. From 8 a.m. until noon volunteers will be watering recently planted trees, weeding and doing trail repair work in Cooks Canyon after the recent rains.
In an effort to anticipate the weather for upcoming workdays, two days prior to the event it will be decided whether there will be a need to cancel. If the event is canceled, a phone message will be recorded on the Trails and Open Space phone line at (818) 548-3795. Those unsure can check the message on how the weather might impact the workday. An email notification will be sent as well if time and circumstances permit.
Two local e-waste events are taking place on Saturday, Jan. 16. Rosemont Middle School is having its 6th Annual e-Waste Event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items can be dropped off in the front parking lot. The school is located at 4725 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta.
The La Cañada High School Green Club and the LCHS Engineering & Robotics Clubs are also sponsoring a Community e-Waste Collection Day to help save the environment from toxic waste.
LCHS will be accepting electronic waste (e-waste) items from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot by the pool/south gym. La Cañada High School is located at 4463 Oak Grove Dr., La Cañada Flintridge.
Acceptable items for collection are computers/notebooks/laptops, monitors /LCDs/projectors/LCDTVs/printers/faxes/multifunction/scanners/TVs/stereo equipment/VCRs/DVDs/cellphones/MP3/iPhones/tablets/digital cameras/SLRs/video cameras/small household electric appliances/microwaves/toasters/vacuums/ home phones/electric toys.
Rosemont Preserve Open Gate Afternoon
An “open gate” event is taking place at the Rosemont Preserve on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 17. This is a chance for residents to visit the Preserve and wander the trail at their own pace and enjoy the tranquil setting, the wildlife and the natural beauty. The recent rains have nurtured a lot of new growth and the Preserve is beautiful and green!
The gate will be open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Friends of the Rosemont Preserve Committee members will be available to answer questions and present this community resource.
The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, please park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. Those planning on walking the trails should wear sturdy shoes.
This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages; no reservations required. Rain cancels. Sorry, no pets please.
For further information, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at RosemontFriends@gmail.com.
Rockhaven Sanitarium Topic of HSCV Meeting
“Rockhaven Sanitarium – A Gracious Past, An Uncertain Future” is the title of the discussion hosted by the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley on Monday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the La Crescenta Center for Spiritual Living.
Hear the stories of the now abandoned Rockhaven Sanitarium, a facility designed to care for women with mental illnesses and the last intact sanitarium in the valley. Joanna Linkchorst, president of Friends of Rockhaven, will talk about the community’s efforts to save this historic treasure.
La Crescenta Center for Spiritual Living is located at 4845 Dunsmore Ave. at Santa Carlotta.
Free Job Fair
A variety of companies will be interviewing potential new employees at the free Pasadena Job, College and Veterans Fair on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Victory Bible Church in Pasadena.
Leading companies, government organizations, staffing agencies, nonprofit organizations and other businesses will be looking to fill as many as 450 positions in various capacities. Military veterans, currently employed workers looking for new career opportunities and those who are presently unemployed are encouraged to attend. Hourly pay rates range from $10 to $25, on average, but there is also an assortment of higher-level job openings.
Admission is free. To register, visit www.vbcpasadena.org. Attendees should dress in business attire and come equipped with resumes.
Victory Bible Church, 1497 N. Hill Ave. in Pasadena.