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CV Town Council
On the agenda of the Crescenta Valley Town Council meeting tonight, Feb. 21, is a presentation by Paul Rabinov and Frank Colcord from the Friends of Rosemont Preserve, news from the Youth Council, an update on the council’s R1-Survey, a reminder of the Feb. 27 community meeting on the 710 tunnel at Rosemont Middle School, an opportunity to meet a few of the GUSD candidates and more.

The public is welcome to attend.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library Community Room, 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.

Wilderness Workday this Saturday
The Third Saturday of the Month Wilderness Workday at Deukmejian is taking place this Saturday, Feb. 23. It was rescheduled due to the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Volunteers are invited from 8 a.m. until noon for a morning of watering, weeding and more. Those with questions can call the City of Glendale – Community Services and Parks at (818) 548-3795.

Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road, La Crescenta

Meet and Greet for Friedman
There will be a meet and greet for Glendale City Councilperson Laura Friedman, who is running for reelection, at the Wine Cave in Montrose on

Feb. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is open to the public.

The event provides an opportunity for members of the Montrose, Sparr Heights and foothill communities to discuss issues with Friedman in an informal setting.

Refreshments will be provided by the Wine Cave and Portos bakery of Glendale. RSVP requested by Feb. 25 to or

The Wine Cave is located at 2427 Honolulu Ave., Montrose.

Crescenta Valley 710
Community Forum
A community meeting is being held at Rosemont Middle School on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. regarding the SR-710 Extension/Tunnel.

Metro and Caltrans have identified five alternatives to “close the gap.” The meeting will explore these options and examine how the SR-710 Extension will affect the quality of life in the foothills and how to take action. It is hosted by the Crescenta Valley Town Council with support from La Cañada Flintridge City Council, Glendale City Council, and No 710 Action Committee

For further information, contact town council member Frank Beyt at

Rosemont Middle School is located at 4725 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta.

CVCA Hosting Candidate
The Crescenta Valley Community Assn. is hosting a Glendale City Council candidates’ forum on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at La Crescenta Library. The public is invited to an informal discussion with the candidates running for Glendale City Council.

The Crescenta Valley Community Assn. meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. For more information about this event or CVCA, contact Sharon Ragavachary at

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta

Sugar Foot Sock Swap
Helen McDonagh and Andrew Garsten, Massage Envy Spa Glendale owners, are partnering with the Glendale Kiwanis to get a foothold on the sock shortage faced by homeless shelters in Glendale and throughout Los Angeles.     For the months of February and March, McDonagh and Garsten are offering clients a sugar foot scrub in exchange for a pair of socks worthy of donation. Anyone who donates a pair of socks for the less fortunate can add the service, normally a $10 value, onto any massage therapy for free.

To schedule a service or for questions, call (818) 246.ENVY. Stop by and donate socks – or swap your socks! – at 333 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale. The sugar foot sock swap hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily.

Calling All Artists
An open call is issued to artists to submit artwork before Friday, March 1 to participate in the La Crescenta Library community art contest. Three age categories: children up to 12 years old, teens 13 to 17 years old and adults over 18. Prizes and certificates will be awarded on Friday, March 15 at 6 pm at the La Crescenta Library.

Between March 3 and March 13, the public is invited to drop by the meeting room and help judge the best in each category.

The Community Art Contest is sponsored by the Friends of La Crescenta Library.

There will be an art reception and award ceremony on Friday, March 15 at 6 p.m.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta

Property Tax Assessment Seminars Set
The County of Los Angeles is sponsoring a series of free seminars from March through June 30 to assist property owners who feel their taxes should be lowered due to a decline in the value of their property.

The 90-minute seminars will be offered four times at various locations in El Monte, Van Nuys, Lakewood and Lancaster.

The seminar is intended to help taxpayers better understand the assessment appeals process, which many find confusing. The seminar will be of value to homeowners who are interested in learning about the assessment appeals process and to those who have already filed an appeal. The seminar will cover taxpayers appeal rights and when to file an application for reduction in assessment. The seminar will also cover how to prepare for a hearing, what qualifies as admissible evidence, what will happen at the hearing and what to expect after the hearing.

The dates, time and locations of the sessions are: Thursday, March 14 at 10 a.m. in El Monte; Wednesday, April 10 at 2 p.m. in Van Nuys; Tuesday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at Lakewood; and Wednesday, June 12 at 10 a.m. in Lancaster.

For exact locations and schedules for seminars, call (213) 974-7953 or visit

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