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Roadway Improvements Planned

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with the City of Glendale for a $3.3 million roadway improvement project along Pennsylvania Avenue, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

The project will resurface nearly a mile of Pennsylvania Avenue, starting one block south of the 210 Freeway and continuing north to Markridge Road. Work will also include improved curbs, sidewalks and driveways, and new trees planted along the parkway. Three traffic signals will be upgraded, to provide commuters with smoother transitions to the 210 Freeway.

As Pennsylvania Avenue is shared between the City of Glendale and the County of Los Angeles, both jurisdictions will contribute $1.66 million towards the project. Construction is tentatively set to begin in the spring of 2015 and should be completed in fall 2015.


Library Holding Book Sale

The Friends of La Crescenta Library will be holding their April book sale in the meeting room at the La Crescenta library. A “members only” presale takes place on Friday, April 11 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the public is invited on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Find a great deal and support the library at the same time.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta


Chilao Reopening

On Saturday, April 5, the Angeles National Forest welcomes the public back to Chilao campground with a full day of art, cultural and environmental activities spread out across several miles of forest and a number of locations.

U.S. Forest Service Chilao Visitors Center will open its doors at 8 a.m. with activities beginning at 10 a.m. Smokey Bear will be there, as well as live animal exhibits, biologists and interpreters and activities for children. There will be a mild to moderate hike lasting about three hours. Sturdy shoes and sensible hiking clothes, light jacket, sunscreen and camera are strongly suggested.

The event is pet-friendly. There is no cost.

The Chilao Visitor Center is located on State Highway 2/ACH, about 27 miles north of the city of La Cañada.


Run the Verdugos 10K

Glendale’s 4th Annual Run the Verdugos 10K is scheduled for Sunday, May 4. The 6.2-mile course begins in Brand Park, climbs steadily to one of the highest points in the Verdugo Mountains, and then heads back downhill for a fast descent to the finish.

This annual event is presented by the City of Glendale’s Community Services and Parks Dept. to benefit the Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation.

         To register, volunteer, receive race information, and view photos from the previous years, please visit


Unclaimed Checks

Unclaimed checks are payments issued by the City of Glendale that are not cashed within six (6) months after the date of issue. The Finance Dept. of the City of Glendale holds these payments until they are claimed by the recipients of the funds. The city may, pursuant to State of California Government Code Section 50050, publish a public notice listing these unclaimed amounts, which are three (3) or more years past their issue date and thereafter, transfer such funds to its General Fund. The 204 unclaimed checks total $22,848.67.

For more information on unclaimed checks, visit the City of Glendale website and look for Unclaimed Check List or call (818) 548-3907.


Recently, Vector Control of Los Angeles County confirmed a case of flea-borne typhus in Burbank. The case is the first reported one for 2014. The Burbank Animal Shelter is working with the Los Angeles County Vector Control to inform our residents with educational pamphlets and additional information on safety precautions.

Endemic Typhus Fever (aka: Murine typhus or Flea-borne typhus) is a disease caused by a bacteria known as Rickettsia. Endemic Typhus is not directly spread from person to person.

People become infected when they come into contact with fleas infected with the bacteria. Fleas defecate as they feed and infection occurs when flea feces containing the bacteria are scratched into the bite site or transferred to other openings such as the eyes, nose, or mouth.

In 2013, there was only one confirmed case of Endemic Typhus Fever in Burbank. In 2012, Burbank had two confirmed cases.

The Environmental Health Vector Management Department has advised Animal Shelter officials that the number of confirmed cases in Burbank is not out of the ordinary but people should still be vigilant and follow the recommended steps for prevention.

•Do not feed wildlife or feral cats, as they contribute to the flea population. 
•Keep your pets on a monthly flea control program. There are products available that kill fleas on pets on contact. 
•Use flea combs to check for flea fecal matter on your pets and bathe them regularly to eliminate flea fecal matter. 
•Keep your cats indoor and register them with Animal Control. 
•Trim brush, pick up fallen fruit, and seal off crawl spaces to discourage wildlife from establishing residency on your property 
•Wear protective equipment such as a mask, goggles, and gloves when cleaning possible wildlife nesting areas.

For additional information on the disease, symptoms and prevention, please review the Endemic Typhus Fever Pamphlet at: Please direct questions to the Environmental Health Vector Management Department at 626-430-5450.

Questions regarding this statement may be directed to Animal Shelter Superintendent Brenda Casteneda at 818-238-3340.





LOS ANGELES COUNTY – To prevent the loss of film and television production and jobs in Los Angeles County, the MTA Executive Committee approved a motion by Directors Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti to streamline filming policies on MTA property.

“In addition to reforming our state’s burdensome regulatory and tax laws, our public sector agencies must also provide logistical incentives to counter the generous benefits other states are using to lure away our production,” said Supervisor Antonovich.

An MTA policy requiring an onsite safety expert to train key production members may ensure safety and convenience instead of the current policy which requires a Monday-only, three-hour safety training for all production crew and talent using MTA property.

The motion directs the MTA CEO to report back in 30 days with a comprehensive policy that  streamlines procedures and requirements on filming on MTA owned or controlled property.

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