IN Brief

From the River to the Sky
On Saturday, Aug. 8 there will be the monthly Riverwalk workday at the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk (on the Los Angeles River) from 8 a.m. until noon. All are invited for a morning of weed removal in the landscaped areas along the trail. Meet at 300 Paula Ave. in Glendale.

On Friday, Aug. 14 the annual Perseid Meteor Shower Party will be held at Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta. Note that this program is from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will start in the amphitheater with a brief presentation on meteors. It will then move to the picnic area for viewing of the night sky. The Burbank Sidewalk Astronomers are coming to answer questions and to share their telescopes. RSVP is necessary; call (818) 548-3795.

Presented by the City of Glendale, Community Services & Parks Dept.

Nominations Sought
The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for the annual Recognition Banquet to be held Oct. 8 at Brookside Golf Course. The Chamber will honor individuals, organizations and professional groups whose service to the community has improved the quality of life in the Crescenta Valley.

Nominations will be taken for the categories of Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Business of the Year, Organization of the Year, Educator of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Beautification Award. Nomination forms can be found at under Recognition Banquet.

Other upcoming events include the Foothills Community Business Expo on Sept. 9 and Running the Foothills 5K on Sept. 19.

For more information, call Lisa at (818) 248-4957.

CVWD Board Meeting Schedule
The next scheduled meeting for the board of directors of the Crescenta Valley Water District will be on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Meetings are held at the CVWD administrative office at 2700 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta at 7 p.m.

The public is encouraged to attend.

Closures on the Foothill Freeway (Interstate 210)
The California Dept. of Transportation (Caltrans) will continue intermittent closures up to two lanes on the east- and westbound I-210 through Friday, Aug. 7 from
7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Scheduled closures are subject to change and/or cancellation.

July 27 through July 31:
Eastbound I-210
• Ramsdell Avenue overcrossing to the Lincoln Avenue-Howard Street undercrossing – Demolition of the median barrier.

July 27 through Aug. 7:
East- and Westbound I-210
•Dunsmore Avenue  under-crossing to the Ocean View Boulevard overcrossing – Excavation of the median barrier, install drainage system.

• Dunsmore Avenue undercrossing to the Lincoln Avenue-Howard Street undercrossing – Median bridge concrete barrier removal.

•Dunsmore Avenue undercrossing to the North Los Robles Avenue overcrossing – Remove existing concrete pavement from numbers one and two lanes.

Residents and local businesses located near the freeway may notice noise, vibrations and dust associated with construction activities. Noise levels will not exceed state and federal regulations. Water trucks will be used to minimize dust during working hours.

The nighttime closures are necessary to minimize traffic delays and provide a safe work zone for construction crews and motorists while working along the median barrier.

The contractor for this $148.5 million project is Flatiron West, Inc., Santa Fe Springs. Construction signs and changeable message signs will be in place to alert motorists to construction activities and closures. Motorists should anticipate delays, plan ahead and use alternate routes.

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