In brief

Trader Joe’s market has been a fixture in La Crescenta since the late ‘60s when Joe Coulumbe launched the second Trader Joe’s here in La Crescenta, still in the same location today. Trader Joe’s markets are a home-grown American success story and are expanding across the U.S. Hear the history of Trader Joe’s from one of the La Crescenta store’s longtime “crewmembers.” Besides talking about TJ’s past and plans for the future, he’ll be fulfilling a Trader Joe’s tradition – passing out tasty samples of new products! There will be stories of “Joe” himself from someone who worked in the first store. Each TJ’s has a resident muralist and sign painter, and La Crescenta’s artist Suzanne will be on hand at the meeting. Taste samples of new products, and hear about what TJ’s will offer in the future.
The presentation will be this Saturday, May 1 at 1:00 p.m. in the La Crescenta Library Community Room, 2809 Foothill Blvd.

A garage sale to benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to  4 p.m. at 2149 Glenada Avenue in Montrose.  Several families have contributed to the items being sold all to benefit the upcoming Foothills Relay for Life.

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved the continuation of a dial- a-ride program in La Crescenta and Montrose.
The service is provided by Glendale’s Beeline program, and is budgeted at $105,000 for the coming year and $557,000 over the next five years.
Public Works provides dial-a-ride services that consist of curb-to-curb demand response services. Most of these are for the elderly and persons with disabilities who reside in unincorporated county areas. In some areas, they also include service for the general public. In most areas, Public Works provides these services by contracting with adjacent cities to include unincorporated county areas in the city’s paratransit service.

The Montrose Shopping Park is hosting its annual Wags n’ Whiskers and Kids n’ Kritters event this weekend in the 2100-2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue in conjunction with the weekly Harvest Market. Also taking place is the Taste of Montrose, which benefits Crescenta Valley High School’s Prom Plus committee. Tickets for Taste of Montrose are $20 and are on sale the day of the event at the east end of Honolulu Avenue.

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