IN Brief

Neighborhood Watch Meeting
The Glendale Neighborhood Watch quarterly meeting will be held tonight from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sparr Heights Community Center, 1613 Glencoe Ave. This is an opportunity to find out the recent activity happening in the area and to ask any questions about crime, neighborhood watch and other issues.

American Flags Being Collected
As part of his Eagle Project, local Boy Scout Kirk Wilson with Troop 390 is collecting worn and tattered American flags from the community for proper retirement. Anyone with a worn or tattered flag can deposit it before April 4 in a box set up at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station at 4554 Briggs Ave., La Crescenta or the Montrose Library at 2465 Honolulu Ave, La Crescenta. Flags can also be dropped off at the La Crescenta LDS church parking lot on March 30 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The church is located at 4550 Raymond Ave, La Crescenta – behind Ralphs market. Arrangements can also be made for flag pick by emailing

Wilson will be holding a public flag retirement ceremony on April 6 (location yet to be determined). Visit for information.

Donations are also being accepted until April 6 for the purchase of pocket flags that will be sent to American troops. The pocket flags will be folded and sent to the military troops serving our country as a reminder of home.

Checks can be made out to “American Legion Post 288.” All tax-deductible donations can be sent to 2654 Mary St., La Crescenta, CA 91214.

County Reminds ‘Rabbits are Not Gifts’
It took just one week for 30 rabbits to find their way to the County of Los Angeles Animal Care Centers following last Easter – and none of them chocolate! These real bunnies may look cute in baskets, but like dogs and cats, they require real care and attention.

Marcia Mayeda, director of the County of Los Angeles Dept. of Animal Care and Control (DACC), encourages families to remember the homeless rabbits waiting for their fresh start today in County Animal Care Centers.

“If a family is seriously considering adding a new pet over the holiday, I hope they will come to our animal care centers. If they are not ready for a 10-year commitment to care for a living gift, I hope they will consider other fun alternatives, like stuffed animals and chocolate rabbits,” Mayeda said

For more information about DACC, visit

Easter in the Park
The community is invited to the 18th annual Easter in the Park hosted by Dilbeck Real Estate and the La Cañada Flintridge Merchants Connection in Memorial Park on Saturday, March 30 beginning at 10 a.m.

Egg hunts take place for children from 2 to 10 years old throughout the day. There is also a hat parade (homemade hats welcomed) and a children’s stage show. All children who participate in egg hunts and/or hat parade will receive goodie bags of candy. Additional activities will include bounce house, petting zoo and egg toss. The Easter Bunny will be available for photo opportunities.

Proceeds from Easter in the Park will be donated to the Montrose Search and Rescue, The Glendale Humane Society and The Pasadena Humane Society.

Memorial Park is located on the corner of Foothill and La Cañada boulevards in La Cañada.

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