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Rosemont Preserve Restoration Day
The Rosemont Preserve is having a restoration day on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. to help restore the natural habitat. The focus will be on identifying and removing invasive plant species to allow room for the native flora to become reestablished, as well as some light trail maintenance.

Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, comfortable clothes and garden gloves (long pants and sleeves are recommended).  Those who have a shovel, spade, loppers or clippers should bring them along. Other tools will be available.

The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, please park at Two Strike Park.

This event is free to the public, all ages, no reservations required.

For further information, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at

Special CERT Class
Following a major disaster, fire and police agencies may not be able to meet the demand for emergency medical attention during the initial hours and days of a crisis. Residents and neighbors may need to rely upon one-another to help with immediate life-saving needs until emergency help can arrive.

L.A. County Fire Dept., with So Cal Edison and California Fire Safe Council, is hosting a special community emergency response team – CERT – class on three consecutive Saturdays: May 11, May 18, and May 25. All three classes must be completed for participants to receive a certificate.

Lunch will be provided free of charge (menu will not be known until day of class). Classes held at LACoFD Fire Camp 2, 4810 N. Oak Grove Drive, La Cañada Flintridge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CERT information line: (661) 287-3690.

Registration must be made online at

GCC Hosts Author, Concert
The L.A. Writers Reading Series presents James Ellroy – Los Angeles Noir author of “Black Dahlia,” “L.A. Confidential” and other notable works – at Glendale Community College auditorium today, May 9 from 12:20 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Also, the Glendale Community College Spring Choral Concert will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

Groups performing are the College Choir, Chamber Singers and Opera Vignettes. The program will include performances from “Madama Butterfly,” “Sweeney Todd,” “The Magic Flute” and choral pieces from Russia, Cuba, France and more. There will be more than 70 vocalists and several soloists. Dr. Jayne Campbell is musical director.

General admission for the concert is $7 and $5 for students and seniors.

Additional information may be obtained by calling (818) 240-1000, ext. 5660.

The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road in Glendale.

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