In Brief

CVTC Meets tonight
The Crescenta Valley Town Council meets tonight, Thursday, at 7 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. On the agenda is discussion regarding the possible addition of streetlights in the area.
Docent Led Tour of the Rosemont Preserve
On Saturday, July 23, the community is invited to take a tour of the Rosemont Preserve with the “Guerilla Gardener” Roger Klemm. Klemm is a native plant expert, passionate about restoring native habitat one garden at a time! He will describe the native plants at the Preserve and explain how to include more native plants in personal gardens.
The docent-led tour is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, please park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave.
This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages and no reservations required. Rain cancels event. Sorry, no pets please.
For further information contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at
Kases for Kids
Crescenta-Cañada Lions Club is holding its annual Kases for Kids on Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members are collecting suitcases and backpacks that are in good condition; a gift of toiletry items or a stuffed animal would also be appreciated. These items will be given to a child in foster care.
For more information, contact Connie Janson at (818) 249-1030 or email
The collection takes place at Ralph’s Marketplace parking lot, 2600 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta (at Raymond Avenue).
GUSD Seeking Community Members for CBOC
Glendale Unified School District is currently soliciting applications to fill five open seats on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC). The Committee must have a minimum of seven members appointed by the board of education of the GUSD. It is a two-year commitment. The Committee meets quarterly.
The CBOC was established in accordance with the strict accountability in Local School Construction Bond Act of 2000. The purpose of the Committee is to oversee the expenditures of bond proceeds generated from Measure S, the general obligation bond for school construction passed in April 2011 by the residents of GUSD.
Expertise in areas such as architecture, engineering, construction, law, educational administration, financial management, real estate/development, construction management, and/or public administration  is highly valued but is not required.
Applications are now available at
Deadline for submitting applications is July 28.
Wayfinding Signs Promote Walking in Glendale
The City of Glendale has launched a temporary wayfinding and informational signage program directing residents and visitors to many of Glendale’s landmarks and destinations.
The signs are intended to stimulate walking and exploration within the city and to encourage the public to take an active role in making Glendale a safer and more pleasant place walk. The signs point to some of the city’s most popular locations including the Alex Theater, Montrose Shopping Park, the Glendale Galleria and the Americana, local parks and libraries and feature interesting facts and statistics about walking.
People are invited to take photos of their walks throughout the city and to share their thoughts on making Glendale more pedestrian safe, using #GlendaleWalks to help raise awareness about this important issue.
‘An Evening of Stories and Song’
The Crescenta Valley Fire Safe Council and CV Ready organization cordially invite the public to ‘An Evening of Stories and Song’ on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. The evening performance by Janet S. Blake is free and will be held in the courtyard of St. Luke’s of the Mountains church located at 2563 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta at the corner of Rosemont Avenue and Foothill (Foothill) in La Crescenta.
Social hour will be from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. with complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks served by our Prom Plus Club students. Wine is available at a nominal donation. Blake’s performance, accompanied by maestro Ben DiTosti, will be from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Space is limited so it is requested that invitees RSVP to Steve Pierce at (818) 259-5195 prior to July 30.
The event is not appropriate for children under 16 years of age.

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