LIBRARY HOURS TO REMAIN
La Crescenta County Library has survived a round of cuts in hours instituted to meet county budget shortfalls.
This week hours were reduced at 45 of the county’s 89 libraries, with many being closed on Mondays. The service hour reductions amount to about a $3 million cuts.
Hours at La Crescenta remain Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 12 noon to 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.
CUT OAK TREE RESULTS IN THREE ARRESTS
A woman and two men are awaiting a pre-trial set for Aug. 5 for cutting down an oak tree on the property of 2784 Mira Vista Ave. on May 23, according to the Glendale City Attorney’s office.
Miriam Santos, 54, had hired Jose Deluis Sanchez and Bernandino Maximo to clear the property so she could build a house. A neighbor had been complaining of noise near her home and when police arrived, a tree had already been cut. Sanchez and Maximo admitted to cutting the tree. Witnesses said large discs of the tree were sent careening down the side of the property.
Police arrested all three and charges were filed. They were arraigned May 25, when they pleaded not guilty. Santos claimed she owned the property. The City Attorney’s office said she did not own a permit for the land.
All three could take an offer that might allow them to pay fines and restitution. If not, the case will go to trial.
LIBRARY TO HOST STATION FIRE PRESENTATION
On Aug. 4 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., La Crescenta Library will host Corina Roberts, forest resident, writer, photographer and founder of the non profit organization Redbird. Roberts will present a selection of images that chronicle the recovery of the forest from the Station Fire. The presentation will focus on the ecology of fire, its role in maintaining healthy natural habitats, and the specific effects of the Station Fire on the Angeles National Forest. Areas such as Big Tujunga and Upper Big Tujunga Canyons, Switzer, Charlton Flats and Chilao have been the focus of this photographic documentary. They represent the widely varied biomes in the Angeles National Forest as well as some of the most severely burned areas within the fire’s path.
A resident and employee at the Mount Wilson Observatory when the fire started on Aug. 26, 2009, Roberts chose to stay in the forest to witness first-hand the environmental changes that the fire, the largest in Los Angles County’s history, would inevitably bring.
The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information about the forest recovery documentary, Redbird, or to contact Corina Roberts, visit www.RedbirdsVision.org, or call (805) 217-0364.
The La Crescenta Library is located at 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.