Cruise Night Saturday
The 19th annual Glendale Cruise Night will be held on Saturday, July 21from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This event is for all ages and admission is free.
Approximately 400 pre-1979 cars will be taking part in Cruise Night 2012. Participants come as far away as San Diego, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.
Entertainment features the local doo-wop a capella group, The Dukes of Doo-wop from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Creedence Relived, a Creedence Clearwater tribute band, at 7 p.m. At 9 p.m., Surfin’ Safari, a Beach Boys tribute band, will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys.
Cruise Night takes place on Brand Boulevard between Lexington and Broadway avenues.
For more information, including parking, visit www.glendalecruisenight.com.
Trails & Open Space Events
Saturday, July 21 is the Third Saturday of the Month Wilderness Workday at Deukmejian Wilderness Park. Help is needed from 8 a.m. to noon for this Olympic-type effort to water the trees and keep them growing during the heat. Deukmejian Park is located at 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta.
Saturday, July 28 it’s back to the Experimental Forest in the Verdugo Mountains for tree planting, watering and maintenance. The work done will help restore the forest for future generations. Space is limited for this event. Please call (818) 548-3795 to reserve a spot. Meet at the Hostetter Fire Road gate off La Tuna Canyon Road near the 210 Freeway at 9 a.m.
Trail volunteers are needed to help with the task of restoring the trails in Deukmejian Wilderness Park since the Station Fire in 2009. Anyone who would like to find out more about these efforts or would like to join in, call (818) 548-3795 for more information.
Updates can be founds at www.facebook.com/Deukmejian.Wilderness.Park.
Y to Hold E-Waste, Recycling Event
On Sunday, July 29, the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA is co-sponsoring an electronic waste and recycling event with SoCal Recycling Industries. All members of the community are invited to bring their recyclables from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and help make a positive impact on the environment.
Children and adults are invited to bring any and all recyclables, including clothing, shoes, cardboard or paper, beverage containers, laptops, computers, phones, cellphones, printers, copiers, fax machines, and power supply units.
Do not bring light bulbs to this event.
For more information, contact the Y at (818) 790-0123 or visit www.ymcafoothills.org.
West Nile Virus Found
Several dead birds have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Los Angeles County prompting Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to introduce a motion calling for multi-agency coordination and a renewed effort to combat the virus to prevent an epidemic.
The motion directs the Departments of Public Health and Public Works to investigate and clear open water ways that harbor mosquito breeding sites, exterminate active breeding areas and fully implement the planned West Nile Virus awareness and surveillance program.
Additionally, Antonovich urges residents to take the following precautions: Avoid outdoor activities between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active; wear long-sleeve shirts and pants when engaging in outdoor activities during these hours; apply approved insect repellents containing active ingredients such as DEET, Picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus; Keep tight-fitting screens on doors and windows to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home; eliminate all sources of standing water around your home and property and properly maintain ornamental ponds, pools, and spas; request free mosquitofish from your local vector control district for placement in outdoor swimming pools, spas, and ponds to control mosquito breeding.
Contact the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District at (562) 944-9656 or online at http://glacvcd.org/ to report any significant mosquito problems in your neighborhood. The District strongly encourages reporting any mosquito activity near vacant or foreclosed homes and abandoned swimming pools.
The public is encouraged to report dead birds to help with West Nile virus surveillance and control efforts, as birds play an important role in maintaining and spreading the virus.