IN Brief

Booksale at Library
The Friends of La Crescenta Library is holding its April booksale in the meeting room at the La Crescenta Library. Good homes are needed for many pre-read books at next to nothing prices. A “members only” presale (members can join at the door) takes place on Friday, April 5 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the public is invited on Saturday, April 6 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

C.E.R.T. Classes Begin
Crescenta Valley’s Community Emergency Response Teams (C.E.R.T.) coordinators Paul and Lisa Dutton will be hosting their 14th class on Saturday at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA. They have teamed up with Mark Yeager and the Foothill Chaplain Service of the YMCA. Yeager heads up the volunteer chaplain service and, upon course completion, these volunteer chaplains will be C.E.R.T. trained.

C.E.R.T. is a 24-hour, all-inclusive training to teach people how to take care of themselves, family and community when disaster strikes.

For more information, contact Paul or Lisa Dutton at (818) 249-8378.

Hoop Heroes on Sunday
The public is encouraged to attend the third annual Hoop Heroes basketball championship game on Sunday, April 7 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Glendale High School gymnasium. The cost is $5 plus a canned food item. Proceeds benefit the Zone Academy after-school program at The Salvation Army in Glendale.

Watch this epic rivalry between the Glendale fire and police departments as local heroes battle for basketball dominance.

Other game day activities include a pre-game show between the Glendale Rotary and Kiwanis Club teams, concessions, raffle prizes, half time entertainment and more.

Tickets are available online, through the police and fire departments, The Salvation Army, or at the door on game day.

Glendale High School gymnasium is located at 1440 E. Broadway in Glendale.

Distracted Drivers Warned
As part of April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, Glendale Police will be actively ticketing those texting or operating hand-held cellphones during April. Drivers who break the law and place themselves and others in danger will be cited with no warnings. The current minimum ticket cost is $159, with subsequent tickets costing at least $279. Last April, over 57,000 tickets were written statewide for texting and hand-held cell use. There were nearly 450,000 convictions in 2012.

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