IN Brief

GYA Prepares for Annual Awards Ceremony
The Glendale Youth Alliance will be holding its 22nd annual Employees of Tomorrow luncheon and awards ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Brandview Ballroom in Glendale.

The following awardees will be recognized: Community Partnership Award recipient is Apryle Brodie, Path Ventures Corporate Partnership Award recipient is Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Employer of the Year is Natasha Middleton, Media City Dance, Friend of Youth Award recipient is Daniel Hardgrove, Glendale Public Works and Legacy Award recipient is Art Resendez.

For sponsorship levels and tickets, contact Tina Osborn at (818) 548-2714 or email Learn more about the Glendale Youth Alliance at

Brandview Ballroom is located at 109 E. Harvard St.

Record Low Water Use in Foothills
Water use in the Foothill Municipal Water District (FMWD) service area has decreased to its lowest levels in over 21 years. Fiscal year 2015 ended as the lowest total water use year for the FMWD service area since 1993.

Calculated water use was approximately 170 gallons per capita daily (GPCD).  This is 17% less than last year and significantly trimmed back to about 32% less than in 2007, which was the highest water use year on record for the District.

Annual Cruise Night Rescheduled
After a cancellation due to lightning on Saturday, Cruise Night is rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29 in downtown Glendale. The 2015 Cruise Night will include over 350 classic pre-1980 cars. There will be display booths and activities for the kids, live music and fireworks. The event is free to attend.

More than 40,000 visitors are expected at Glendale Cruise Night 2015. More information is available at, or call (818) 548-6464.

Rosemont Preserve Guided Walk
The community is invited to the Rosemont Preserve on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for another in a series of guided tours. This month’s tour will be given by Nancy Steele, co-founder of the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy.

For the past 10 years, Nancy led the Council for Watershed Health, a nonprofit focused on sustainable water solutions. She is in private practice as an environmental consultant and serves on the boards of the Marine Conservation Research Institute and Southwest Megaregion Alliance.

Her tour will focus on the condition of local water sources and the impact of the drought on residents, their water supply, local wildlife and state policies. Questions will be answered about water and watersheds and information given on what can be done to improve local water supplies.

The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta. Participants should bring water and a hat, and wear sturdy shoes to walk the trail.

This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages, no reservations required. Rain cancels event. Sorry, no pets please.

For further information, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at