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Volunteers Sought

In response to budget cuts affecting Glendale’s park naturalism programs, the City of Glendale Community Services and Parks Dept. is looking for members of the community to lead programs at Deukmejian Wilderness Park. Anyone interested in leading a program who knows about topics like wildlife or climate change can contact Marc Stirdivant at (818) 550-4405 or email him at mstirdivant@ci.glendale.ca.us.

The next City of Glendale Community Services and Parks Department event is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. The event is a plant hike with Jim Adams from USC. He will talk about native plants, medicine and food.


Board of Sups to Review Redistricting Plans

L.A. County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich announced that three alternative redistricting plans have been submitted for consideration by the board of supervisors. The Los Angeles County board of supervisors is required by law to review supervisorial boundaries based on updated census data every 10 years. Any plan approved by the board must meet the requirements of the Voting Rights Act as well as other federal and state laws regarding redistricting.

Alternative maps may be reviewed online at http://redistricting.lacounty.gov/. An analysis of each plan will be available no later than Aug. 21. A public hearing will be held on Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. at the Board Hearing Room at 500 W. Temple St. The public hearing will offer an opportunity for the public to provide input into the final plan.


Kases for Kids Coming Up

The Lions Clubs of Los Angeles Mid Valley and Crescenta-Cañada have teamed up again with the L.A. Dept. of Children Services to help give kids going into foster care something they can call their own: a suitcase or backpack.     The Lions Club is seeking donations of suitcases and backpacks in good condition and gifts of toiletry items and stuffed animals or blankets.

These items are being collected on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ralphs parking lot in the 2600 block of Foothill Boulevard, at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Raymond Avenue, in La Crescenta.

For more information, contact Art Rinaman at (818) 248-0478 or email deenart@dslextreme.com.


Cruise Night, Movies in Montrose

The 2nd Annual Montrose Film Festival takes place on Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27 at the former site of the Montrose Theatre in the 2200 block of Honolulu Avenue in Montrose in the Andersen’s Pets parking lot. On Friday, the movie “American Graffiti” will be screened. The evening will be enhanced with classic cars cruising along Honolulu Avenue.

On Saturday, the movie being shown is “Grease.”

Seating will be provided and in theatre dining will be available with food for purchase from local restaurants. There will be free popcorn and there is no cost to attend.

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