IN Brief

Free Affordable Care Act Information
Workshops are being held locally to educate the community on the Affordable Care Act and insurance coverage.

Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is hosting two free seminars on the Affordable Care Act on two Thursdays, Feb. 13 and Feb. 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the hospital auditorium.

Attendees will learn about the Affordable Care Act, how to apply and what financial help is available.

Glendale Memorial Hospital is located at 1420 S. Central Ave. in Glendale. For more information, call (818) 502-2378.

On Monday, Feb. 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Montrose Library is hosting a certified enrollment counselor from Covered California who will be available to answer questions about Covered California. This is a free event open to everyone that has questions about Covered CA.

Montrose Library is located at 2465 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.

Rosemont Preserve Restoration Day
The community is invited for a Rosemont Preserve workday on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. to help restore the natural habitat. The focus will be on identifying and removing invasive plant species to allow room for the native flora to become reestablished, as well as some light brush clearance.

Participants should wear sturdy shoes, comfortable clothes and garden gloves (long pants and sleeves are recommended). Those who have a shovel should bring it along. Other tools will be available.

The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta.

This event is free to the public, all ages, no reservations required.

For further information, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at

Burbank Temporary Aid Center Receives Help
National Cremation Service is now a year-round collection site for community members wishing to help support the efforts of the Burbank Temporary Aid Center (BTAC). This organization is dedicated to providing the poor, working poor, and the homeless of our community with the basic services they need to live with dignity.

Community members may bring donations to National Cremation Service Mondays through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Items that are needed most include non-perishable goods, canned and boxed foods, baby food and formula; regular size and travel-size personal hygiene products like soap and shampoo; personal care items and baby items like diapers, lotions and powders. National Cremation Service is located at 10559 Victory Blvd. in North Hollywood.

For information, call (800) 343-5764.