IN Brief

‘No 710’ in Pasadena Parade
Citizens opposing the 710 tunnel project are invited to march with others in the Festival of Balloons July 4th Parade from 10 a.m. to noon in Pasadena. Officials from La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, Sunland-Tujunga and Eagle Rock will join others to march to halt Metro’s 710 tunnel project and consider rail and non-freeway alternatives for moving people and goods.

Participants will meet at Hope Street and Meridian Avenue in Pasadena. Wear red. ‘No 710’ T-shirts are available; email or call (626) 354-4340.

For more parade information, call Joanne Nuckols at (626) 252-3344    or Janet Ervin at (626) 644-5158.

CVWD Announces Summer Meeting Dates
The Crescenta Valley Water District board of directors will meet on the following dates: Tuesday, July 8, Wednesday, July 23, Tuesday and Aug. 12.

Please note that the July 23 meeting is on a Wednesday, and that there is only one meeting scheduled for August 2014.

Meetings are held at the CVWD administrative office located at 2700 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

GWP Water Quality Report Available Online
Glendale Water & Power’s (GWP) Water Quality Report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), is now available online on GWP’s website The report informs customers about the quality of the water GWP delivers and the importance of protecting drinking water sources.

The Safe Drinking Water Act requires GWP to provide the CCR to all customers by July 1 of every year. In order to save resources, this year and moving forward, the California Department of Public Health allowed for the electronic distribution of the CCR to customers. Customers who still prefer the CCR to be mailed can complete and submit the form that was mailed to them with their utility bill or call GWP’s Customer Service Dept. at (818) 548-3300.

For questions regarding the CCR, contact James Saenz at (818) 548-3962.

Burning Permits Banned
Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby has declared a ban on residential burning permits in all wildland areas of Los Angeles County beginning July 1. This action is being taken in support of the Governor’s Drought State of Emergency declaration directing CAL FIRE to take actions to protect public safety during times of elevated fire risk.

All residential burning permits within State Responsibility Areas under contract to CAL FIRE, which includes several areas within Los Angeles County, will be suspended. Any previously issued permits will no longer be valid. The ban will continue in place until formally cancelled by the Los Angeles County Fire Dept.

Campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property that are otherwise permitted will continue to be allowed if the campfire is maintained in such a manner as to prevent its spread to the wildland.

For more information, contact Captn. Tom Richards in the Public Information Office at (323) 881-2411.

Deukmejian Welcomes the Ants
The public is invited to join the campfire program “The Ants Go Marching Two By Two” at Deukmejian Wilderness Park on Saturday, July 5. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a time for arts and crafts. At 7:30 p.m., a fire will be lit and the program will begin with songs, skits, stories and a discussion on ants. The evening finishes with roasting marshmallows and s’mores.

Come for all or a part of the time in Glendale’s great outdoors.

This program is free, but reserve a spot by calling (818) 548-3795.

Presented by your friends in Trails and Open Space.