IN Brief

Antonovich Honored with Trail Advocacy Award
For his longstanding commitment to protecting, preserving and expanding the trail system throughout Los Angeles County, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has been selected by the national organization American Trails to receive the Trail Advocacy Award.

In 2007, Antonovich led the board of supervisors to vote to increase the number of miles of trails proposed for the county’s multi-use trails’ master plan. Two years later, he awarded grants of county funds to expand, rehabilitate, and improve 15 trails in 19 cities from Claremont to Lancaster, in amounts of up to $150,000 each that included the La Crescenta Regional Trail Link and the Cherry Canyon Trails Improvement Project.

Over 33 years of serving the county, he has approved the allocation of millions of dollars in county funds to create, improve, and expand park and recreation facilities such as bike paths, multi-use trails and public access points such as trailheads and trail staging areas.

CVCA Meeting Planned
The Crescenta Valley Community Association will meet Thursday, June 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., at La Crescenta Avenue in La Crescenta. The focus of the meeting is local businesses on Foothill Bouelvard. The contact for more information is Nancy Comeau at

Healing with Local Medicinal Herbs
The native plants of the foothills were a medicine cabinet for local Indians. At the next meeting of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley, Dr. James Adams, USC professor of Pharmacology, will talk about these herbs having chemical properties that mimic or are the same as modern pharmaceutical drugs.

The meeting is on Monday June 17 at 7 p.m. at the La Crescenta Center for Spiritual Living, located at the corner of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta.