COFFEE WITH THE COPPS
This month Coffee with the COPPS will be at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf located at 3701 Ocean View Blvd. in Montrose (at the corner of Honolulu).
It takes place on Saturday, March 13, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Glendale city staff will be on hand to talk about the Glendale City ordinance regarding the “Breath of Fresh Air” program. Crimestoppers will also speak about the local and statewide anonymous tip line.
The Coffee with the COPPS concept was implemented by the Glendale Police Department in an effort to improve communication between the police department and the citizens it serves. These informal meetings are informative and include a variety of contemporary crime prevention techniques and strategies. Open communication about community issues is encouraged or folks can just stop by to say hello.
TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT
The Crescenta Valley Town Council is meeting tonight, Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the library community room. Supervisor Michael Antonovich will stop by briefly at the beginning of the meeting to welcome everyone to the new community room. On the agenda are the CV Drug & Alcohol Coalition represented by President Howard Hakes who is looking for input regarding drug use in the community, especially by youth. There will be a brief question and answer session as well as a written survey available for meeting attendees to participate in, should they choose.
Councilmember Sylvana Casalegno will offer an update on scholarships available to graduating seniors. Also speaking will be Ann Ransford and Tony Tartaglia, Glendale Community College board members and Girl Scout Nancy Au with an announcement on the Gold Award and The Senior Tea Garden & CV Park.
ROAD CLOSURE TO CONTINUE
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced that SR-2 from La Cañada-Flintridge to Mount Wilson Road will remain closed to the public due to severe damage resulting from last September’s Station Fire as well as recent heavy rains. The highway is expected to reopen by late March.
SR-2 from Mount Wilson Road to Upper Big Tujunga is accessible to emergency vehicles, repair crews, and communications contractors only.
County roads leading to SR-2 may have restricted access. Those seeking access to SR-2 via county roads should contact the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works at (626) 458-5100.
The heavy rains during mid-January caused several mudslides and road washouts along SR-2 in the Angeles National Forest. Heavy rains caused portions of the asphalt along with the fill under the road to wash away leaving large gaps in the roadway. A Caltrans damage assessment team has determined that the most significant road washouts range between 50 to 110 feet along the highway and about 200 feet below it at some locations, making the highway unsafe and impassable.
CVCA TO DISCUSS LAND ISSUES
The Crescenta Valley Community Association will be discussing various land use issues in Glendale, unincorporated La Crescenta and La Cañada, plus will further visit the issue of mansionization. All are invited to join in the discussion about what the community thinks about the issues and hear from some representatives from Glendale and La Crescenta. It’s a chance to find out more about what’s happening locally, and to get questions answered. The meeting takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Dunsmore Park Community Room at 4700 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta.