In Brief

Offering Crescenta Valley residents a convenient, low-cost way to spend the day at the beach in the summer months, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and La Cañada Flintridge City Mayor Donald R. Voss are again sponsoring the Summer Beach Bus service from La Crescenta/La Cañada Flintridge to Santa Monica. The Beach Bus will operate from June 22 to Sept. 4 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Labor Day.
The Summer Beach Bus service costs $3 per round-trip for children and adults. For senior citizens (age 60 and older) and people with disabilities, the service is $1.50 per round-trip.
Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a fare-paying parent or guardian. Passengers can board the Summer Beach Bus at the following La Crescenta
locations and times (note times may vary depending on traffic): Two Strike Park at 5107 Rosemont Ave. at 9:30 a.m.; The La Crescenta Library at 2809 Foothill Blvd. at 9:40 a.m.; the southeast corner of Montrose Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard at 9:50 a.m. Drop off at beach by pier around 10:50 a.m. Return bus trip departs the
pier location at 3:30 p.m. returning to Two Strike Park at 4:40 p.m.; The La Crescenta Library at 4:50 p.m. and the southeast corner of Montrose Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard at 4:55 p.m.
For additional information call (888) 769-1122 or visit

Los Angeles-based adult book author Rachel Kuschner will be at Once Upon a Time Bookstore (2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose) on Tuesday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss her awardwinning novel, “Telex from Cuba” about Americans caught in Cuba right
after the Castro revolution. Kuschner will read from her book, have an audience Q&A and sign copies. For more information, call (818) 248-9668.

The Spring Ceramics Sale, a fundraising event for the Glendale Community College Ceramics Department, will be held Saturday, June 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Student Center Conference Room 212.
A large selection of handmade functional, decorative and sculptural items made by art students in porcelain, stoneware, raku, majolica and earthenware will be available for purchase.
Proceeds from the sale go toward equipment and supplies for the department
as well as bringing guest lecturers and workshops to the GCC Ceramics Studio.
Free parking is available in Lot A off Mountain Street and in the parking structure. Credit and debit cards accepted.
Additional information may be obtained by calling (818) 240-1000, ext. 3059.