In Brief

Annual Free Pet Adoption Day
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA will hold its 3rd Annual Free Adoption Day on June 23. Adoption fees will be waived for all available animals – including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, pocket pets and reptiles – for the entire day.
All dog and cat adoptions include spay or neuter surgery, a microchip and a set of vaccines. New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for the pet.
The event is open to residents of any city looking to adopt a pet. Regular adoption policies and screening apply. To expedite the adoption process, print an adoption application in advance at Renters need to bring proof that a pet is allowed at their residence.
The shelter, located at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena, will be open for adoptions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fireworks Tickets On Sale
Tickets for the 2016 Crescenta Valley July 4th Fireworks Show are now on sale. Tickets are $7 presale for adults; $10 at the gate. Children under 7 are free. The show takes place this year at Crescenta Valley High School. Note the different location.
Tickets are available at CV Chamber of Commerce, 3131 Foothill Blvd. Unit D, Bob Smith Toyota-Scion, 3333 Foothill Blvd., J’s Maids & Maintenance, 3550 Foothill Blvd., JR Hardware, Sash & Door, 2916 Foothill Blvd., CV Weekly Newspaper, 3800 La Crescenta Ave. #101 and CV Insurance 3156 Foothill Blvd.
In addition to the fireworks, there will be food trucks, live music and inflatables.
Gates open at 4 p.m. Fireworks begin at dark; there are limited bleachers for seating. It is recommended that ticketholders bring blankets to sit on.
Enter CV High School at 4400 Ramsdell Ave. in La Crescenta.
Rosemont Preserve Guided Walk
All are invited on June 18 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for the next in a series of guided tours. Join wildlife photographer and expert tracker Johanna Turner for a tour through the Rosemont Preserve. Turner helps the National Park Service track and document mountain lions in the Verdugo Mountains. AFC partners with her and Denis Callet, who has installed cameras on several AFC properties to document wildlife passage through these open spaces.
Participants will learn what to look for when taking a stroll in the wild and the differences between animal tracks.
Because of the intimate nature of this tour – looking for tracks along the trail – the tour will be limited to a group 15. RSVP is necessary. RSVP to The first 15 to respond will be guaranteed a spot; a waiting list will be created in case of cancellations.
The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence.  As street parking is limited, park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. Bring water, a hat and wear sturdy shoes to walk the trail.
This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages, RSVP is required for this event. Rain cancels event. Sorry, no pets please.
For further information, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at
GUSD Seeking Members for SFAC
Glendale Unified School District is currently soliciting applications to fill five open seats on the Superintendent’s Facility Advisory Committee (SFAC). A maximum of nine community members may be appointed by the superintendent or designee to serve on the committee.
It is a two-year commitment, with the possibility of a renewal at the end of the two years. The committee meets twice a month on Mondays.
The SFAC is an advisory Committee on matters related to the implementation of Measure S and other facilities projects. The purpose of the Committee is to make recommendations to the superintendent and board of education to ensure Measure S funds are utilized in a cost effective manner to provide facilities, technologies, and equipment that support the educational program as outlined in the provisions of Measure S and the District’s Strategic Plan.
Applications are now available on the GUSD website at