‘Game of Cones’ at Deukmejian
No need to wait until the spring for the next episode of “Game of Thrones” when the City of Glendale – Community Services & Parks Dept. and Glendale Parks and Open Space present “Game of Cones” on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Deukmejian Wilderness Park.
Volunteers are needed to attack the invasive army of weeds and provide life saving water to the trees left to survive in the wilderness. All are invited from 8 a.m. until noon for a morning filled with heroic adventures, trail snacks and drinks. Everyone is invited to the game … families, individuals, groups, Scouts, and students needing community service hours.
Wear sturdy shoes, a hat and protective clothing.
For more information call (818) 548-3795.
Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta.
Glendale Preschool Program to Receive Grant Funding
A check presentation of $250,000 by the Fifth Supervisorial District to the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education to support local preschool programs was held on Tuesday at the GUSD offices.
Through this grant, the Glendale Early Education Programs will update and enhance outdoor play equipment; have access to a steam-ready center, mobile art cart, and expanded creative curriculum; and develop a technology center with tablets to enhance language development, reading, math and introductory computer technology skills.
Rosemont Preserve Open Gate Afternoon
An “open gate” event is taking place at the Rosemont Preserve on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 21. This is a chance for residents to visit the Preserve and wander the trail at their own pace and enjoy the tranquil setting, the wildlife and the natural beauty. Photographers: bring your camera to capture the late afternoon light.
The gate will be open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Friends of the Rosemont Preserve Committee members will be available to answer questions and present this community resource.
The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, please park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. Those planning on walking the trails should wear sturdy shoes.
This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages; no reservations required. Rain cancels. Sorry, no pets please.
For further information, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at RosemontFriends@gmail.com.
Board of Supervisors Extends Support for Human Trafficking Minors to Testify Via Closed Circuit Television
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to support Assembly Bill 1276 that would authorize human trafficking victims under the age of 15 to utilize closed circuit televisions to testify against their alleged perpetrator.
A.B. 1276 has a long list of supporters including Sheriff Jim McDonnell and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept.; Children’s Law Center of California; Court Appointed Special Advocates of Los Angeles; California Coalition for Youth; and the California District Attorneys Association, among others.
If enacted, this legislation would prevent minor victims from facing their perpetrator in court and reliving the personal and emotional details of the abuse from which they suffered. Furthermore, some minors are unable to effectively communicate in the presence of their alleged perpetrator, thus diminishing the efforts to effectively prosecute the case.