Trash and recycling pick up service by Burrtec and the City of Glendale will not be interrupted due to the Independence Day holiday. Service will be provided on regular service days.
Fire Danger Level Raised
Fire activity throughout the region, coupled with drought-starved vegetation, has prompted the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument to raise its Fire Danger Level from “High” to “Very High” effective June 26.
All previous fire restrictions apply and temporary closures may occur due to fire probability or activity. Restrictions include but are not limited to open wood and charcoal fires that are only permitted in approved “developed” campgrounds and picnic areas where a steel ring or stoves are provided.
Propane or jelled gas stoves and grills are permitted in non-developed areas with a valid California campfire permit. Smoking is allowed in enclosed vehicles or developed recreation sites only. See the website for all restrictions.
All fireworks are prohibited on national forest lands. Fire and law enforcement officials want to remind visitors that the possession or use of all fireworks, even those deemed “safe and sane” are prohibited on national forest system lands. Violation of this law is punishable as a misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both. Human-caused wildfires, which damage natural resources, threaten lives and property, and account for 94% of all wildfires on the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.
Pool Fun with the City of Glendale
The City of Glendale, Community Services & Parks Dept., is currently operating the summer aquatics program at Pacific community pool. Offered are swim lessons, lap swim and recreational swim along with a swim and water polo team.
For more detailed information, visit www.glendaleaquatics.com. Here is the link for the current Pacific pool schedule through Aug. 9:
Pacific Community Pool is located at 509 S. Pacific Ave. in Glendale.
NCL Sponsors Blood Drive at USC VHH
The National Charity League Glendale Chapter is hosting its annual From the Heart blood drive, co-sponsored with the American Red Cross at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, on July 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The event will also feature a raffle for donors and dozens of homemade cookies, baked by the chapter’s Ticktockers.
NCL encourages the community to make an appointment by contacting Sharla Bohman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by scheduling on the Red Cross’ website (www.redcrossblood.org, SPONSOR CODE: NCLGlendale). Walk-ins are welcome. Donors should expect to spend between 60-90 minutes per appointment.
Verdugo Hills Hospital is located at 1812 Verdugo Road, Glendale.