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GUSD Holding Calendar Meetings
The Glendale Unified School District is holding community meetings to gather input on the start dates of future instructional calendars beginning with the 2017-18 school year.

Meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the auditoriums of the following schools: Hoover High School on Thursday, Feb. 4, Glendale High School on Wednesday, Feb. 17 and Crescenta Valley High School on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

There is also an online survey available through Feb. 24 at

Deukmejian Park Site of Rock On
The City of Glendale – Community Services and Parks Dept. is hosting its annual geology program with Thom Davis. This event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. until noon at Deukmejian Wilderness Park. The event includes a hike through the park learning about the geology, the geologic hazards, and the impacts from El Niño on the local region.

This will be a fast paced hike on moderately steep trails with several stops for discussion and observation. This program is recommended for ages 12 and older. Call (818) 548-3795 to reserve a place.

Deukmejian Wilderness Park is located at 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta.

Free Tours Tournament House to Resume
Tournament House, the operating headquarters of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® that oversees the annual Rose Parade® will re-open for weekly public tours today, Thursday, Feb. 4. Tours will be offered at no cost each Thursday at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. through Aug. 25. Reservations are not required except for groups of 10 or more people.

Located at 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., the mansion was once the home of chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. and his wife, Ada. After Ada’s death in 1958, the Wrigley family presented the property to the city of Pasadena, with the request that it become the base of operations for the Tournament of Roses Association. The Wrigley family had long enjoyed the Rose Parade as it unfolded just beyond their front yard.

Groups of 10 or more may call (626) 449-4100 for tour reservations.

Preparing for Arbor Day
Glendale Beautiful, in cooperation with the City of Glendale’s Community Services and Parks Dept., invites the public to participate in the annual observance of Arbor Day beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1 at the Casa Adobe. The tree donation deadline is Feb. 23 and the donation form is available at
Contact Roberta Medford, president of Glendale Beautiful, with any questions at (818) 248-8151 or email

The Arbor Day speaker will be Torin Dunnavant, director of Engagement & Partnerships at Tree People, a non-profit working for over 40 years to keep the Los Angeles basin green and climate-resilient. He will deliver an important message from Tree People on trees, the drought and El Niño.

Join in this community-wide effort by contributing to the purchase of a tree! Trees in 15-gallon cans are $45. Larger specimen trees are available on request at additional prices. This year’s trees may be located in available parks and library areas. Special requests for other locations will be evaluated on availability of space for additional trees. At Arbor Day donors will be presented with a certificate of appreciation.

Casa Adobe de San Rafael, 1330 Dorothy Drive, Glendale

County To Study Marijuana Processing Ban
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has directed county departments to enact a 45-day moratorium on the cultivation, manufacturing or laboratory testing of medical marijuana in the county unincorporated areas while the impacts of a ban can be studied.

While the County has banned
the dispensing of medical marijuana from storefront locations through its zoning code, the use of land for the cultivation, manufacture and laboratory testing of medical marijuana is not specifically banned. The board of supervisors continued an item proposed by Antonovich that would have placed a similar moratorium on mobile sales and delivery of medical marijuana which has been associated with criminal activity.

Additionally, outdoor cultivation is often associated with violations of local, state, and federal environmental laws and pesticide regulations, threatening harm to local waterways and groundwater quality, and endangering the public health and safety.

Gatto Seeks Nominees for Women of the Year
Assemblyman Mike Gatto is seeking nominations for California’s 2016 Woman of the Year awards. March is Women’s History Month in California and the State Legislature is holding an awards ceremony in Sacramento.

Nominees should demonstrate their dedication to the community through their work or volunteer efforts. Nominations should include the nominee’s name, a specific list of her accomplishments, contact information (home address, phone number and email address) and nominator’s contact information.

Nominations can be sent to The deadline is Feb. 15.

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