IN Brief

Prayer Breakfast Plans

The community is invited to the 4th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, May 19 at Holy Redeemer-Healy Hall. Keynote speaker is L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell. Tickets are $10 and available through the CV Town Council website and at Healy Hall on Tuesday morning.

Beware of Phone Scams

According to the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce, in the last week a scammer claiming to be from SCE and stating their power will be cut “today” unless they make the full payment contacted two local businesses. They were instructed to go to the grocery store and purchase a gift card for a stated amount and there would be instructions to apply the payment.

Both businessmen called Edison and verified their account was not in trouble and proved this was indeed a scam. The community is reminded that Edison never contacts its customers in this way.

Anyone who is contacted please notify the Sheriff’s Station at (818) 248-3464.

Installation Luncheon Planned

Glendale Beautiful will hold its installation luncheon on Tuesday, June 2 starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse in Glendale. Award-winning horticulturalist Lili Singer of the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants will speak on the wisdom and beauty of growing low-care, low-water natives in our yards.

Catered lunch by Damon’s; tickets are $18. RSVP by May 29 to Sharon Weisman, (818) 248-4967 or email

Joe Bridges Clubhouse, Glenoaks Park, 2531 E. Glenoaks Blvd.

Rummage Sale at Sheriff’s Station

The CV Sheriff’s Station volunteer group is having their annual rummage sale at the station on Saturday May 30 from 7:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. in the lower parking lot of the sheriff’s station at 4554 Briggs Ave., La Crescenta.

Donated items are needed for the sale. Volunteers will accept gently used clothes, toys, furniture, sporting equipment, housewares and small electronic equipment. All the proceeds go directly to the station volunteer fund which helps support many of the station’s community programs. Some of these programs include the Annual Toy and Food Drive, Volunteers on Patrol, Neighborhood Watch programs, Arson Watch, and many of the outreach community events.

To donate, drop items off at the Crescenta Valley Station; pick-up is also available by calling Dep. Jesus Alcala at (818) 236-4021, email or contacting Sgt. Cynthia Gonzales at (818) 236-4019 or email to schedule a pick-up.

Heading to Experimental Forest

The monthly wilderness workday takes place on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Experimental Forest. Volunteers will be tree watering and weeding around the established plants. Participants will drive up the Hostetter Fire Road (high clearance vehicles only) and then spend a couple of hours in the forest. Reservations are necessary. Sign up for this program by calling (818) 548-3795.

Entrepreneurial Spirit Topic of College Business Lecture

“Nurturing the Entrepreneurial Spirit” is this year’s Business Lecture Series presentation to be on Thursday, May 21 from 12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Glendale Community College Auditorium by Anita Quiñonez Gabrielian, founding partner, CG Benefits Group, LLC and member of the college board of trustees.

Gabrielian will discuss her journey, her entrepreneurial spirit and finding the right balance between work, family and community.

The Business Lecture Series is designed to enhance the educational experience of GCC‘s students and connect the college with the community. The lecture is free and open to students, the college community, business professionals and the public.

The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road.

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