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Bear Makes Appearance in
La Cañada
Another bear sighting was reported in the La Cañada area on Wednesday morning. A resident contacted the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station after witnessing a bear in a tree in a Pomander Place neighborhood, according to Lt. Edwards at the CV Sheriff’s Station.

By the time deputies arrived the bear was gone.

“Seeing bears in the area is not unusual,” said Andrew Hughan, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fish and Game Commission.

Hughan said he had not yet heard of any report of the bear Wednesday morning, but the behavior of simply running away is exactly what fish and game wants.

“If the bear was roaming around and then went back … that is what we want to see,” he added.

It is getting warmer and the bears are coming out of hibernation – and are hungry.

“They are looking for food. They are active and eat all the time,” he added. “The bear probably smelled something good, saw some people, [got scared], ran up into the tree and waited until [the noise or people went away].”

Hughan added the recent sightings of bears in the area had nothing to do with the Station Fire and lack of vegetation in the nearby mountains. It is just what bears do near their natural habitat.

AFC to Celebrate Rosemont
The Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy is holding an event on Saturday, June 30 to celebrate the acquisition of eight acres of open-space land at the top of Rosemont Avenue in La Crescenta.

The festivities will begin with volunteer habitat restoration at 8:30 a.m. and continue with docent-led tours of the land at 10:15 a.m. Tour participants should wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves and long pants.

All are welcome at either event, though AFC encourages RSVPs for the habitat restoration portion (email because space is limited.

The day will culminate in a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. honoring those who made the acquisition possible and offering a glimpse into plans for what is now known as the Rosemont Preserve. Light refreshments will be served.

Attendees need to park at Two Strike Park, below Harmony Place off Rosemont Avenue, and walk from there to the preserve.

Free Transport Ability Expo
The City of Glendale is hosting a Free TransportAbility Expo on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Larry Zarian Transportation Center located at 400 W. Cerritos, Glendale. This event aims to provide information about the Beeline Bus and Dial-A-Ride, while demonstrating how easy it can be for older adults and those with mobility impairments to use public transportation.

There will be free food and giveaways.

Call (888) 743-5977 or visit for more information.

CVCHURCH Holding Concert,
Food Drive
Crescenta Valley Church hosts its second annual “Summer Nights” concert on Sunday, June 24 at 6 p.m., which includes collecting food for Sue’s Garden, a local food bank that serves local families in need.

“Summer Nights” will feature cover songs from some of the most popular artists like Adele, Jason Mraz, Bruce Springsteen, Gotye and more, in a family-friendly environment. The CVCHURCH music team features artists that work with some of the biggest names in the industry.

Admission to Summer Nights is free, and it includes childcare and refreshments for the family.

CVCHURCH is located at 4001 La Crescenta Ave. (at the corner of Piedmont between Montrose and Honolulu avenues) in La Crescenta.

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