In Briefs

Ferraro Family Files Claim
Glendale Unified School District spokesman Stephen Frasher has confirmed that the district received notice of a claim filed by John and Deanna Ferraro against the district.

“We received the claim this week,” he said.

The district had not been served with notice of a lawsuit as of Wednesday late afternoon.

The claim was filed against the district in regard to the death of Drew Ferraro, the couple’s 15-year-old son who jumped to his death from a third story building at Crescenta Valley High School on Feb. 10.

The family has maintained since his death that Drew had been bullied. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s detectives have stated they found no evidence of bullying.

The claim is in the amount of $2 million, $1million for wrongful death.

Y Hosting Family Barbecue
The community is welcome to the first annual Family Summer BBQ at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA on Sunday, July 29. This is a great opportunity to spend time together as a family, as well as meeting other members of our community. This event will take place at the Y from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Family Summer BBQ will help strengthen our community through fun games such as family bingo and air-hockey, and activities including swimming, basketball and a family movie. There will also be hot dogs and hamburgers served. Live music will be provided by La Cañada’s own Misplaced Priorities band.

Tickets are available now at $5 per person, and will be $8 per person at the door.  Kids under the age of 5 are free. Tables of 10 can be reserved for $75.

For more information, contact the Y at (818) 790-0123 or visit

“Mother Caring for 7 Billion” Screenings Planned
The Pasadena-Glendale chapter of Population Connection and the Glendale Human Relations Coalition present two free public screenings of the award-winning documentary “Mother: Caring for 7 Billion.”

This hour-long film explores the connection between human overpopulation and the health of Mother Earth and illustrates how caring for human mothers helps the planet.

The first showing is Tuesday, July 31 at noon at Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena in the Circadian Room, CC Building, in the northwest corner of the campus near the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Hill Avenue. Parking is available in open lots in the southern portion of the campus. Daily permits may be purchased from dispensers located in lots that accept coins or $1 bills.

The Glendale event is Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. Three hours free parking is available across the street at The Marketplace parking structure with validation at the loan desk.

Both screenings are free and open to the public and include light refreshments.  Following the movie there will be a brief discussion of the material presented and opportunities to write elected representatives about this vital environmental issue.

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